About Dolibarr Enterprise resource Planning ( ERP )

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning System is for any type businesses or organisations to manage things like product, invoicing, inventory, payroll, finance and lot mores. Dolibarr is one of free open source CRM  and ERP Systems to manage small or medium type of business ,companies or orgarnisation . The target of Dolibarr is aimed for small and medium sized organisation. It manage end to end management to your business to keep invoice track, contracts, orders and documentation etc. Because of it is open source nature ,it offers to be run on LAMP Server ( Linux, Apache, MySql , PHP ), WAMP . This software also available with auto-installers for non technical users .Dolibarr is very easy to install , set up , use and develop for non technical users.

Auto Installer is available with different name for different OS like :

For Mac OS : DoliMamp

For Windows users : DoliWamp

For Linux / Ubuntu / Debian Users : DoliBuntu

To Try Dolibarr they also provide  Online Demo  [edgtf_button size=”” type=”” text=”Click Here for Online Demo” custom_class=”” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”” link=”https://www.dolibarr.org/onlinedemo” target=”_blank” color=”” hover_color=”” background_color=”” hover_background_color=”” border_color=”” hover_border_color=”” font_size=”” font_weight=”” margin=””]

DoliCloud also provided through cloud server providers.


Dolibarr ERP System Benefits & Advantages

This software is having lot of advantages and features , some of them are below.

  • Products  and administrations catalog
  • Stock administration
  • Ledgers Management
  • Clients, Suppliers or Prospects registry
  • Contacts registry
  • Business activities administration
  • Orders administration with PDF generator
  • Business proposition administration with PDF generator
  • Contracts administration
  • Receipts administration with PDF generator
  • Installments administration
  • Shipping administration
  • Establishments individuals administration
  • Bookmarks administration
  • Messaging
  • Purpose of Sale
  • Gifts administration
  • Reporting
  • Information send out apparatuses
  • LDAP network
  • Dolibarr Software Requirements  

To Get more Information about Dollibar  [edgtf_button size=”” type=”” text=”Read Here” custom_class=”” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”” link=””https://www.dolibarr.org/features” target=”_blank” color=”” hover_color=”” background_color=”” hover_background_color=”” border_color=”” hover_border_color=”” font_size=”” font_weight=”” margin=””]


Prerequisites check

Package DoliBuntu for dolibarr 3.4+ is compatible with :

  • Debian Wheezy 7 >=
  • Ubuntu 13.04 >=

Here are my system output in checking prerequisite configuration.

 Ok PHP Version 5.5.9-1ubuntu4
 Ok This PHP supports variables POST and GET.
 Ok This PHP supports sessions.
 Ok This PHP support GD graphical functions.
 Ok This PHP support UTF8 functions.
 Ok Your PHP max session memory is set to 128M. This should be enough.
 Ok Configuration file /etc/dolibarr/conf.php could be created.
 Ok Configuration file /etc/dolibarr/conf.php is writable.


Installation Step of Latest Dolibarr on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server


Make sure the  system  should be updated  , if not then you can update and upgrade through below command.

# sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y


Installation through PPA Repository

First add the eldy repository for dolibarr, through below command and press ENTER to add .

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eldy/dolibarr-dev

root@dolibarr:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eldy/dolibarr-dev
PPA for Dolibarr ERP & CRM stable
More info: https://launchpad.net/~eldy/+archive/ubuntu/dolibarr-dev
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp92si7kpi/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp92si7kpi/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key A38BF8FD from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp92si7kpi/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key A38BF8FD: public key "Launchpad PPA for Laurent Destailleur" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)


Installation through Downloaded Debian file.


First Download the .deb package from download its official page dolibarr.org  and it will redirect to source forge . you can download directly from here.

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# sudo dpkg -i dolibarr_X.Y.Z.all.deb

Here X.Y.Z means version and release or you can just put your package full name with dpkg utility.

If you are getting the issue of dependency, then you can put below command with package name.

# sudo apt-get install –f  dolibarr_X.Y.Z.all.deb

Here I have start with my new fresh server of Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS . So I have run apt-get , This command will install dolibarr with its dependency server packages like MySQL ( MariaDB ), PHP and  Web Server Linux Apache. In the process of installation set up will ask to you password of mysql database password .



Run Auto Installer


After installation of dolibarr package the set up will not completed . Now you need to complete web based installation steps  which you can run through your favorite browser. You can run as with ip or domain name , if you have pointed the domain here like I have done.





STEP 1 : After run in the browser web installer , the dolibarr screen will show setup . Just click on finish Dolibarr install process and this will be go to next process.



STEP 2 : Now set up will test Hosting Server software prerequisites check.


STEP 3 :  In third steps , database configuration will be done, database username and database password of user root  and user database for dolibarr database will be set up and then press Next.


STEP 4 : Installer will check and Set up configuration .Now proceed to Next Steps .


STEP 5 :  Database object will created through installer.


STEP 6 :  Now Control panel will show Admin login creation wizard, fill the field and proceed for Next step .


STEP 7 : Now admin login has been set up properly and Now you can use the dolibarr panel for management.


STEP 8 : Now Login page or URL will show like below . 





STEP 9 : Now Admin Login page will displayed and you need to setup parameter like company and module setup.


STEP 10 : After Change or setup company / Foundation , Module, we have changed display theme, you can also check themes, which is provided by default in dolibarr .



Here we have set up dolibarr easy erp . Now you can manage your bussiness with dolibarr erp . Have a good Luck.

By Sachin G

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