OpenBoxes is an open-source software available to use for free and with easy modification. It’s built for supply chain management with features focused around inventory tracking, stock movement, shipment tracking, purchase orders, and fulfillment.
Originally designed for low-resource settings, and created in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, OpenBoxes is rare in the inventory management space because of its design, features, and pricing. Starting with a self-hosted on-premise plan allows you to use OpenBoxes open-source software for free but without any support.
Using any of the additional plans (which start at $20/month) add in features like cloud hosting, support, and upgrades. Unfortunately, as they state on their website, OpenBoxes is free to download and use, “but nothing is really ever free.” And for most businesses, it will not work to have a self-hosted on-premise inventory management program on one laptop.
So where does OpenBoxes excel? That’s easy—it’s range of stock assets. OpenBoxes supports any item including medications, medical supplies and devices, office supplies, building materials, automobiles, and hospital furniture. You can store data and stock on OpenBoxes and track its movements, as well its quantity, through the software’s dashboard.
The ability to link to other software and users, as well as the customization features, make OpenBoxes a good tool to have for your business.