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23 March 2020

A Flexible Open Source ERP Framework To Run Your Business - E255

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Running a successful business requires some method of organizing the information about all of the processes and activity that take place. Tryton is an open source, modular ERP framework that is built for the flexibility needed to fit your organization, rather than requiring you to model your workflows to match the software. In this episode core developers Nicolas Évrard and Cédric Krier are joined by avid user Jonathan Levy to discuss the history of the project, how it is being used, and the myriad ways that you can adapt it to suit your needs. If you are struggling to keep a consistent view of your business and ensure that all of the necessary workflows are being observed then listen now and give Tryton a try.


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  • Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Nicolas Évrard, Cédric Krier, and Jonathan Levy about Tryton


  • Introductions
  • How did you get introduced to Python?
  • Can you start by describing what Tryton is and how it got started?
  • What kinds of businesses is Tryton most suited to?
    • What kinds of businesses is Tryton not a good fit for?
  • Within a business, who are the primary users of Tryton?
  • Can you talk through a typical workflow for interacting with Tryton?
  • What are some of the most complex or challenging aspects of modeling a business while maintaining a high degree of customizability?
  • Can you describe how Tryton is architected and how its design has evolved since it was first started?
    • If you were to start over today, what would you do differently?
  • There are a number of plugins for Tryton. What kinds of functionality can be customized using the available interfaces?
    • What is the process for building a custom module for Tryton?
  • How do you manage sustainability of the Tryton project?
  • Given the criticality of the Tryton platform, how do you approach ongoing stability and security of the project?
  • What is involved in deploying and maintaining an installation of Tryton?
  • What are some of the most interesting, innovative, or unexpected ways that you have seen Tryton used?
  • What is in store for the future of Tryton?

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