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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 3287-3294

Front Accounting: An ERP for Small and Medium Agri Enterprises
V. V. Sumanth Kumar*, Y. Praneetha, Sanjiv Kumar and Anu Choudhary
ICAR-National Academy for Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India
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Agribusiness holds a large share of business niche and stands as a central element of the entire business system especially in developing economies like India. Hence, with the increasing scope for Agri-business industry, all the Agri enterprises irrespective of big, medium or small, are expanding their horizon and are bringing all the Input supply, Production, Processing, Marketing and Distribution activities under single operational management system. This requires strategic resource planning.ERP softwares, for that matter, help efficiently manage and streamline all these complex business operations and greatly enhances the productivity of the enterprise. Though SAP and ORACLE provide best ERP solutions, they are not advisable to be implemented in small and medium enterprises, for they are highly resource intensive, needs high technical expertise, highly expensive and hence not cost effective on a smaller scale. Rather, many freely available, open access software also provide ERP solutions with entirely similar functionality as those of SAP and Oracle. One such on-premise ERP platform was built and customized at ICAR-NAARM using “Front Accounting” an open access, free, web based platform, for providing ERP solution to an Agri enterprise startup “Farm Basket”, an Agri input supply company. This customized platform helped the enterprise by offering a comprehensive solution for managing of materials, sales orders, finances, production, manufacturing units, supply chain and customer relationships through various modules under a single web based automated system that can be accessed by multiple users.

Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning, Front Accounting, Small and Medium Enterprises, Multi user access

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Sumanth Kumar, V. V., Y. Praneetha, Sanjiv Kumar and Anu Choudhary. 2020. Front Accounting: An ERP for Small and Medium Agri Enterprises.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 3287-3294. doi:
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