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OrangeHRM - Free Open Source HRM System
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Chrm Message From: rasmusvido Total Posts: 3 Join Date: 05/04/2006
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 21/04/2006 02:50:29 Points: 15 Location: Sri Lanka
Dear all,

Version 1.0 of the Open Source Human Resource Management System, OrangeHRM, has recently been released. It contains several enhancements and new features from the previous beta version, including an ‘Employee Self Service Module' and a 'Reports Module'.

As it is an Open Source solution both the program and the source code is free to download, use, modify, redistribute etc. Thereby we hope to collaborate with a community of HR professionals, programmers and other users in order to develop OrangeHRM into the best free HR Management solution available.

The program is available to download for free from our website: or from Sourceforge: At our website you can also find more info about the project and the present features as well as a ‘road map’. Furthermore our website contains an installer-file which will make the installation easier.
We hope you will have an interest in the project and we will be very happy to receive any comments and suggestions you may have, so the system can be imporved further. It could also be interesting to have your view on the future of Open Source HRM systems in general.

Kind regards,

Rasmus Vido
Chrm Message From: swati.sri17 Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 05/04/2006  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 12/06/2006 23:35:19 Points: 5 Location: Sri Lanka
Hi Rasmus Vido

Good to hear about Orange software. In btw i want to know if there is any provision to calculate the ROI on this software. If yes then how does it works?

Chrm Message From: rasmusvido Total Posts: 3 Join Date: 05/04/2006  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 26/06/2006 03:48:18 Points: 15 Location: Sri Lanka

Hi Swati,


Sorry for my late reply.  

I don’t have an exact provision for calculating the ROI on OrangeHRM or on Open Source HR systems in general, but I can try and guide you towards a way of doing it.

When looking at ROI for an IT investment both the financial and the non-financial costs/ benefits should be considered.

On the financial side you can start consider the need for changing your operative system and the costs associated with this. OrangeHRM runs on both Windows and Linux. So as long as one of these is used in the company there will be no cost for changing operative system. Second there is the license cost which for OrangeHRM and open source software in general is 0$. Third you can consider the costs of setting up and running the system as well as monthly/annual cost of support and the need for updates. 

On the non-financial side the following factors could be considered: Flexibility of the system. Possible impact on the operations and mission performance of the company and results (Here the human resource management). But these intangible factors are of course very hard to define and measure.

And last but not least make sure to evaluate everything using the proper time horizon as this can change the ROI considerably.

I hope I understood your question correctly and that my answer is useful.

Kind regards

Rasmus Vido


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