Tryton is a high-level computer application program that offers an enterprise resource planning solution. This system has a three-tier architecture that consists of the Tryton server, client, and data management system. Its stable release was in February 2012, although its origins go further back to 2008.

The founders of Tryton have avoided creating partner network. They want the project to be driven by a federation of organizations in order to avoid opposition. As of December 2012, the platform is backed by a Belgian private foundation of the same name. 

It’s the founder’s mission to organize the community of developers and supporters of the project. They also arrange support conferences and meetings. 

The core of the platform – aka kernel – provides all of the essential functionalities for a complete framework of applications and modules. The modules include everything from user management to report engines. In short, it is a complete application platform that can be used for a variety of purposes.

The primary modules for Tryton include the following: 

·         Invoicing

·         Analytic Accounting

·         Accounting

·         Purchase Management

·         Inventory Management

·         Analytic Accounting

There is an integrated migration mechanism, which allows updates to the underlying database structure without human manipulation. This level of automation is possible due to the act that the migration process is tested continually within the development community.

Who benefits the most from using Tryton? It was specifically built for mid-sized businesses, although smaller and larger businesses may find some of the processes beneficial as well, as it is designed for flexibility and expandability. It’s compatible with Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows, and can be accessed from any PC.

Everything about Tryton is simple to figure out, including the installation process itself. There are a few different ways in which it can be installed. For starters, an organization can simply install the version of the platform provided by the operating system. This is the simplest installation process for those who have an OS that distributes the program.

Another option is to download a Tryton source and unpack it. After it’s unpacked, the installation function can be accessed from the directory in which it was unpacked.  

There are a couple of other installation options as well, and the official site offers the relevant documentation.

There is a large community of Tryton users and developers who help each other and share information and resources. Its large and knowledgeable global community is one of the main reasons why this ERP software is so great.

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