FrePPle, a leading innovator in production planning, leverages the open source model to make production planning available to all types of organizations, regardless of their size, level of expertise, and budgetary constraints.

Fully functional product

FrePPLe is the most open production planning solution available today. It’s community edition isn’t a “light”, “crippled” or “trial” product you’ll get from other vendors. It provides a rich set of functionalities to support your planning process without any size, time or other restriction. It is freely downloadable, usable and extendible under the Affero GPL v3 license.

The enterprise edition provides more advanced functionalities such as demand planning, GANTT chart reports, web service API, order quoting, etc.

More importantly, the enterprise editions add enterprise-level technical support to respond to technical or functional issues and legal guarantees of intellectual property protection (IP indemnification).

No barrier to adoption

Do you need a production planning tool now? Download it and use it immediately! The community edition is completely free, which means that you don’t need to justify it to management or start a formal procurement process before solving your planning problem.

You won’t spend any time on administration tasks and won’t need any vendor face time to get started. Use the product in an unlimited mode for as long as you like.

The strength of a community

When one refers to open source, the community is also there. Open source users benefit from the strength of this community, both in terms of support and product development.

We encourage contributions from our users, who develop connectors or features or modify the source code, thus giving back their contributions to the larger community.

Enterprise-grade support

Contrary to popular belief, commercial open source vendors provide real support services, identical in type and quality to those offered by proprietary vendors.

Our experienced team and partner network are ready to help you in configuring, integrating and customizing the product to your needs. They will guide you through the transition of your planning process.

Our support and maintenance services offer the same quality as the largest proprietary vendors.

Optimized time and cost

Open Source tools are typically 50% to 80% cheaper than equivalent proprietary solutions on the market. They are also less expensive to deploy, maintain, and support.

Combine this with the direct business benefits you will gain from implementing improved planning software, and you’ll have a compelling return on investment.

Conclusion

Planning processes continually evolve to meet the changing requirements of your organization, suppliers, customers, and markets. Open source software provides a compelling platform to meet these challenges in the most agile and cost-effective way.

In many other application domains, open source is already well established and competes with the best of proprietary vendors. FrePPLe is now offering the same open source benefits in the domain of advanced planning systems.

And you?

FrePPLe's demand forecasting solution implements the above classification scheme. Test it now in our live demo environment or try it for free.