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About Packages

­A package is a unit of code that can be installed or uninstalled via the package manager.

A package usually implements one or more business processes by defining  business objects, Web pages, workflows and o­ther objects. You can configure packages via the configuration system.

Package are usually (except some closed source packages) available via [download] or CVS code repository checkout.  Packages are grouped by function: 

]project-open[ Core

The following packages form the core of the ]project-open[ application.

]project-open[ Finance 

The following packages implement the [[en:module_finance|]po[ Finance Module]] including a variety of types of financial items and the workflows around them. 

  • project-open Finance Core - financial items and cost centers. This package lays the ground for financial management in ]po[.
  • Project-Open Financial Core - financial items and cost centers.
  • Exchange-Rates - provides exchange-rate services for the rest of the financial module.
  • Expenses - track employee expenditures on travel, client meetings, office supplies, etc.
  • Expense Workflow - provides a number of predefined workflows for the autorization of expenses.
  • Invoices - create and track invoices, format them as HTML and send them to customers. 
  • Payments - track all incoming/outgoing monetary transactions and associate them with financial items.
  • Finance Core Extension - not open-source and only useful for large companies with a group structure: This module allows to restrict access to financial items per cost center. Permission rules allows to selectively delegate the responsibility for creating financial documents, while allowing for central control.

]project-open[ Timesheet Management 

These packages implement Timesheet Management as the base for [project controlling process].

]project-open[ ITSM (Information Technology Services Management)

 The following packages implement ITIL based management of IT infrastructures:

]project-open[ Reporting & Business Intelligence

]project-open[ Translation Management 

]project-open[ Human Resources

]project-open[ Collaboration & Knowledge Management 

These packages implement collaboration functionality known from "Content and Community" platforms for knowledge management withing the enterprise.

  • Calendar - a shared project calendar to manage meetings, deadlines etc.
  • Project-Open Calendar - ]project-open[ integration with Calendar
  • [Content Management System]
  • Forum

OpenACS Packages

The following packages are part of the OpenACS platform. OpenACS provides the development and execution environment for ]project-open[, including functionality such as user management, permissions and security, GUI libraries etc.


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