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ADempiere, a journey of learning processes

Posted by: Bayu Cahya P on: April 16, 2009

Learning processes is about a passion. While you have a strong desire, then all of your resources shall be work to achieve this goal. And the important point is, ask to God to give us an easier understanding to all of stuff we learn about.

This is my activity while learning common ERP and ADempiere:

  • Improve skills and knowledge at common business processes
    With our working experience, I was starting my career and worked at a banking industry as a junior administration staff. During this tenure, I have learned a lot of things related with basic and intermediate accounting. As a bank employee, I am earning a lot of banking system operational and procedure by attending its educational program.

    Six years later, I tried to find a new challenging task to be working as an Information Technology staff. For the first 3 years, I worked as a junior developer at this company. With this years, I found many things to improve our analytical skills to build a better software using Borland Delphi. The good things comes then. I was introduced to the ERP system and this ERP is Intentia Movex and or Lawson M3 (Intentia successor). Our company try to implement this system, and we have a couple of Intentia Movex/Lawson M3 consultant in house (external consultant).

    With previous assignment, I just a programmer. But, for the ERP it self, I have a responsibility to handle a second level support of functional module like accounting, manufacturing and logistic after our primary internal consultant. Okay, for accounting parts, I can follow it. The problems then comes while talking manufacturing and logistic parts. Oh my God, I have no experience at all! Attending manufacturing and logistic sessions are a nightmare. I have no industrial engineering background.

    Struggling with this condition, and try to keep attending this session, gradually I know about ‘what they are talking about’. This is invaluable experience. With all of ERP activities, then I have a knowledge about how business running.

    In the middle of ERP implementation, our company implemented a project management software, Fastreact. Again, this is great experience, because I just appointed as an internal Fastreact consultant.

    Then, for my reference, I was studied ADempiere both for accounting, costing and manufacturing parts.

  • Getting involved in the ADempiere forum
    At first, I do not know exactly about what is ADempiere. Asking in the forum and then somebody just replied.

    While learning ADempiere, there are so many ‘undocumented’ features. Almost all of ADempiere features or bug fixing, will be discusses at the forum. Like another beginners, for the first time, I just try to join to ADempiere forum and start reading a conversation thread. I know the habit of the forum then.

    FYI, there are so many forum available, just pick the one or several forum which satisfied your needs. You could get the complete list of ADempiere forum at http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=176962.

    Later, I am trying to answer a question which I have a knowledge on the issues.

  • Join to their chat room
    Say hello to ADempiere follower here (irc.freenode.net server with #adempiere channel room). And sometimes, you can discuss anything live with ADempiere developer and supporters. Remember, this is not aimed to get a fast support/replied.

    With joining in this room, learning processes will be there. We can discuss a thing with others with their leisure time.

  • Learning technical from experts
    They are so many reference out there. While we have a programming background, try to read this one. I learned a lot off stuff about how to getting your hand dirty with ADempiere java coding stuff. And the interesting point is, we do not need to become Java expert to work with. Basic java knowledge is okay.

    Later, try to check out last trunk of ADempiere also. While there are any bug fixing committed, examine about what they have done and you will have an idea about how things work.

    With times to come, I could learn about how internal ADempiere working. We know about how accounting engine works and starting to engage with Libero manufacturing codes. With this knowledge, I tried to create a patch or help others.

  • Share knowledge
    After all, I have tried to share about what is our ADempiere finding or experience. Try to write with my style. This is so important stage. Just try to inform our knowledge will not kill our knowledge. In return, everybody out there will known our contribution and we might receive a feedback from others. And then more great opportunity to come

Well, every body shall have their own journey. Although this is not a complete journey, at least I just share my experiences. See you again.

7 Responses to "ADempiere, a journey of learning processes"

1 | Asep Hakim

May 7th, 2009 at 8:11 am

Yth. Bapak Bayu, saya tertarik dengan artikel tentang ADempiere ini, saya jadi semangat untuk belajar ERP dengan ADempiere. Saya ingin pendapat Pak Bayu apakah ADempiere 3.5.2a sudah dapat di Implementasikan (Production)

2 | Bayu Cahya P

May 7th, 2009 at 8:22 am

Halo Mas Asep,

Selamat datang di ADempiere. Versi 3.5.2 adalah versi alpha dari ADempiere versi 3.5 series, dan sampai sekarang sedang dilakukan ‘heavy’ development untuk membuat ADempiere lebih baik.

Jika ingin diimplementasikan, ada baiknya mas Asep melakukan semacam ‘proof of concept’ atas beberapa studi kasus. Dari hal tersebut, nanti bisa diambil kesimpulan bahwa 352 sudah dapat di implement di production atau belum. Dan yang menarik dari versi 3.5 nantinya adalah kehadiran Libero Mfg.

At least untuk saat ini, berdasarkan sudut pandang anda, silahkan dilakukan uji coba tentang kemampuan ADempiere, dan kami mengundang anda untuk terlibat aktif di forum ADempiere.

Salam
Bayu Cahya P

3 | Edilson Duarte

May 27th, 2009 at 1:36 am

I live in Brasil, I am studying and knowing the adempiere make several months. The community in Brazil is very active, I am deploying in the group of companies that work and I am very happy.

4 | mR.SYaFZ

July 21st, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Apa kabar Saudara Bayu..

Saya Dari Malaysia dan sedang membangunkan perisian menggunakan adempiere sebagai platform..

Disebabkan kekurangan sumber yang dapat dijadikan rujukan saya ingin menanya banyak pekara dengan saudara bayu

tidak keberatan saudara bay boleh add saya dalam yahoo messenger or skype
supaya kita boleh bertukar-tukar maklumat

yahoo messenger – syaf-nakai
skype – syafz-nakai

5 | Bayu Cahya P

July 21st, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Halo Mr Syafz,

Anda bisa menambahkan saya di list skype anda. Skype id saya adalah bcahya.

Salam
Bayu

6 | Azzam Ahmad

July 26th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Hi Bayu,

We had been benifited from your valued site ans training in introducing Adempiere to our company. We will start imlementing it soon in our factory. We hope the bst for you and for all the participants in developing Adempiere.

Salam

Azzam

7 | Ali Irfan

September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 am

very inspiring. guess it’s litle late, but i’m sure to catch up at some point. good luck!

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