Kuali to expand its open-source ERP software suite

May 2, 2014

The Kuali Foundation, the organization behind an open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for financial data, is planning to expand its product offerings. Kuali is currently developing new ERP systems for student information and human resources. It’s a move that Kuali hopes will help them make the transition from a niche product to a mainstream player in the PSE ERP market. In 2013, fewer than 15% of respondents said their institution would switch to an open-source ERP system by 2018. However, Kuali’s other offerings, which include a research administration system and a library management system, are gaining traction. The Foundation’s future will depend on its ability to overcome institutional reluctance to forgo the RFP process as well as perceived risks often attached to open-source initiatives. The Chronicle of Higher Education