What began as a hobby gave birth to a company.
Employed as a supply chain consultant at i2 Technologies in the early 2000s, Johan De Taeye began to develop an open source production planning solution on his free time.
The words FREE + Production PLanning are the root of the word frePPLe.
In the early 2010s, the project had grown so much that Johan decided to devote himself full time to frePPLe, giving up all other consulting activities.
In 2015, the forecasting and inventory planning modules were added to the solution, new employees joined the adventure and frePPLe was turned to a freemium model.
The first commercial customers signed.
Proud of its experience and thanks to the support of an open source community, frePPLe has become today a key APS solution, a real alternative to large commercial software vendors.
Johan De Taeye