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License-free business software: customizable & updatable

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metasfresh product overview

What is metasfresh?

metasfresh ERP is a state-of-the-art, agile, license-free ERP software developed by metas GmbH from Germany. Since 2004, metas has been leveraging their expertise in problem solving to offer their customers the open source ERP solution metasfresh.

Key benefits of using metasfresh

Good Reasons for metasfresh ERP — Stay ahead with metasfresh!

> DIGITAL SOVEREIGNTY: Open Source is the path to digital sovereignty. metasfresh ERP opens up the full potential of digital sovereignty and guarantees security, independence and trustworthy infrastructures.

> READY FOR IMMEDIATE USE: metasfresh ERP is ready to use out of the box as an agile and digital business solution.

> UNIQUE BUSINESS MODEL: Higher-than-industry-average enterprise support, assuming responsibility, software maintenance, reliable release cycles, software adaptations to individual needs — these are only a few of the established business models.

> EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH: Good software can evolve into better software through collaborative work, inspection and a selection process involving a broad number of developers and users. Good solutions and components are adopted and developed further; bad approaches and faulty code do not prevail.

> FREEDOM & SCALABILITY: As a result of the agile software development you have the freedom to overcome limits and to scale and grow continuously.

> INTERCONNECTEDNESS: High level of consistency through consistent cross-linking of data. WebUI solution includes universal navigation elements such as browser navigation, hyperlinks, references, labels, browser tabs, breadcrumbs, inbox notifications, etc.

> MOBILE USABILITY: Full and secure access to company data 24/7 from anywhere in the world and with any device.

> DIGITALIZATION: As the central instance for the planning, control and execution of all business processes, metasfresh ERP provides a flexible foundation on which your company can integrate more and more cutting-edge technologies to enhance its digital maturity and sovereignty and drive transformation.

> MULTITENANCY: Manage multiple legal entities in one system for an unlimited number of tenants (clients).

> OPEN INTERFACES & INTEROPERABILITY: Thanks to the open interfaces (headless ERP) and integrated connectivity, metasfresh ERP offers the unlimited possibility to generate interfaces for any other service on demand. All data from external platforms is transferred loss-free via REST-API.

> CODE-FREE CONFIGURATION: No programming skills required.

> GOODIES: Enjoy various gimmicks specific to metasfresh ERP on top of basic ERP functionalities.

> UPDATABILITY: Benefit from the latest improvements and developments through weekly releases that are continuously incorporated into metasfresh ERP.

> 100% OPEN SOURCE ERP: Free of any license fees (GPLv2+3). The full version and all updates are free of charge and the latest source code is always available online. Further advantages are security through verifiability and the possibility to adapt to new requirements.

> SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE +: As an open source solution, metasfresh ERP allows you to go beyond SaaS and make adjustments based on a detailed GAP analysis to optimally cover your requirements.

> FLEXIBILITY: Flexibly extend your data structures and functionalities, retaining long-term control over the source code. Remain completely vendor-independent without any technological dependencies.

> BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Evaluate complex quantities of data in real time on a 24/7 basis.

> PROCESS AUTOMATION: With metasfresh ERP as a central management and control system, the usual high-quality performance is guaranteed even with increasing order volumes.

> DOCUMENTATION: The very extensive and multilingual documentation (German & English) is available online and assists you in using metasfresh ERP in terms of content and with examples, animations and videos.

> LONG SERVICE LIFE: Open Source solutions have a much longer service life due to their individual, needs-based nature. When incorporating this insight into economic considerations for longer periods, beyond the license cycle of a classic product, open source solutions regularly show a better Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

> TRANSPARENCY: Retain full cost control throughout the entire project.

Typical customers

Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported


Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Email/Help Desk

Training options

In Person
Live Online

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metasfresh features





Total features


22 categories

Most valued features by users

Activity Dashboard
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integrations
Customizable Reports
Workflow Management
Real Time Data

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metasfresh users reviews

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10
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Simon H.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Open, flexible and expandable software

Reviewed 5 years ago

very flexible and widely configurable software, lots of options to configure owen business processes, lots of options to connect to different services and applications, very nice and easy to work with provider


steep learning curve to do own configurations, the varity of functions and options makes it sometimes difficult to keep track.

Vendor response

Hello Simon, thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you are happy with our service and functionality. Yes, indeed, the learning curve for the customization of metasfresh is steep, that's the other side of the same coin of being so flexible. But you are already on your way mastering metasfresh customization too. Keep up the awesome work! ;)


Martin F.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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basically a very comprehensive available plattform, which can be adapted to the demand of producers

Reviewed 5 years ago

clear structure, very open minds improve it day by day, the high speed metas releases improvements weekly is success factor number one


the CRM part is under construction and up to nuow it is a bit laborious to use, while the system is allready far more advanced

Vendor response

Hi Martin, thanks a lot for your feedback. We're very happy to read that you like the momentum of our development and release cycles. It has a very high priority in our work. About CRM: We are working on closing the gap in this area, further functionalities can be expected in the next months. Stay tuned. ;)


Michaela I.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Functions have to be adapeted, but support is always available and helpful.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Good customer support, adjustable to our needs, you only pay for what you get - no hidden costs, easy to handle if you do it regularly


Functions can be designed on our needs. Whenever you get stucked, you can have a look into Help Unit or call the support.


It is built on Food sector which is different to our business. The design of printing results is more functional than good looking.

Vendor response

Michaela, thanks a lot for your feedback. We really appreciate to hear about your customers' experience. I'm happy to hear that metasfresh delivers the flexibility and adaptability you are looking for and that your experience with our customer service and support has been good. In our weekly releases we are improving our product continuously. We will check the design of our default document printing layouts and seek for improvement.

metasfresh FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does metasfresh offer?

metasfresh has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
Free Trial: Available

Q. Who are the typical users of metasfresh?

metasfresh has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does metasfresh support?

metasfresh supports the following languages:
English, German

Q. Does metasfresh offer an API?

Yes, metasfresh has an API available for use.

Q. What other apps does metasfresh integrate with?

metasfresh integrates with the following applications:
DATEV Consolidation, Shopware

Q. What level of support does metasfresh offer?

metasfresh offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Chat, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum

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