Welcome to the official KwaMoja web site. A new project from Africa, which hopes to give a fresh start to the webERP project.Our vision at KwaMoja is to make African businesses more competitive with those in the west. In the Eighties, western businesses went through a revolution, lowering inventory costs, improving efficiencies, improving quality, and raising profits for their shareholders. Central to this revolution was the rolling out of ERP software. Very few businesses in the west do not now take advantage of ERP.
KwaMoja is an open source ERP project based in Africa, committed to improving the efficiency, and profitability of every African business.
Join us in helping to make this vision come true.
Latest version of KwaMoja
The latest version of KwaMoja is 4.10.2 released on the 2nd March 2013, and can be downloaded from our download pages.
You can obtain the latest development code for KwaMoja at any time from our gihub site. Simply click here to download a zip file, extract to your web server, and get going. Don't forget to report back your opinions, good or bad!
Second beta of new version released
BETA 2 of version 13.10 is released
Download the second beta release of version 13.10 here. This is free to download and use. Don't forget to give us your feedback!
KwaMoja now has a plugin architecture for third party addons
These plugins can be open source, or they can be proprietary, and sold by the developers.
The KwaMoja project will run a service of approving plugins to ensure that they are not going to damage your system. This will be free of charge for GPL plugins, abut there will be an admin fee for commercial plugins. Plugins that have not been approved can still be installed, they will just carry a warning.
To test out this code, and begin writing your plugins you can download the code from here: https://github.com/KwaMoja/KwaMoja/archive/develop.zip and there is a demo plugin that has been written and can be downloaded from here: http://www.kwamoja.com/demo_plugin.zip
Further information and tutorials to follow shortly.
Business Management Software
KwaMoja is designed to help you manage your business in a more efficient and profitable manner. It combines your book keeping needs with all the tools to plan your inventory purchases. It will let you know when your factory needs to start manufacturing parts in order to keep up with orders. It will help you better manage your cash flow. All these and more will help your business become more efficient, and greater efficiency will equal greater profits.
KwaMoja will also put in place a proper testing suite that was always been lacking in webERP. We intend to stick to the basic design principles while making contributing an easier and pleasanter experience than it was on webERP. The coding guidelines will be observed consistently for all contributions rather than in the ad-hoc manner of the past.
What is KwaMoja?
KwaMoja is a Kiswahili concept, literally meaning "For Unity". In the context of an open source project such as this, it is intended to symbolise the bringing together of all contributors and users. To unify a project that has become fractured, due to the many squabbles and arguments that have occurred between the administrator of webERP and many of the developers of that project.
It is also intended to describe the idea of bringing all the various strands of a business together into one software suite. The term ERP has become much misused over the last few years, so we have tried not to use that term here. KwaMoja is simply a tool that helps brings all the aspects of a business together.
KwaMoja is a fork of the once popular webERP project. WebERP has suffered in recent years with an increasingly abusive and dictatorial style of management, which has seen the number of downloads go into decline. Many of us felt that the time was right to move the project on in a more open and community driven style.