Dolibarr ERP CRM is a modern software package to manage your company or foundation activity (contacts, suppliers, invoices, orders, stocks, agenda, accounting, ...).It's opensource software (wrote with PHP language) designed for small and medium companies, foundation and freelances. You can freely install, use and distribute it as a standalone application or as a web application to use it from every internet access and media.

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dateFirst release 2015-04-09
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Dolibarr ERP & CRM is a modern software package that helps manage your organization's activity (contacts, suppliers, invoices, orders, stocks, agenda…).

It's an Open Source Software suite (written in PHP with optional JavaScript enhancements) designed for small, medium or large companies, foundations and freelancers.

You can freely use, study, modify or distribute it according to its licence.

You can use it as a standalone application or as a web application to access it from the Internet or a LAN.

Dolibarr has a large community ready to help you, free forums and officially preferred partners ready to offer commercial support should you need it


Dolibarr is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version (GPL-3+).

See the COPYING file for a full copy of the license.

Other licenses apply for some included dependencies. See COPYRIGHT for a full list.


Simple setup

If you have low technical skills and you're looking to install Dolibarr ERP/CRM in just a few clicks, you can use one of the packaged versions:

Releases can be downloaded from official website.

Advanced setup

You can use a web server and a supported database (MariaDB, MySQL or PostgreSQL) to install the standard version.

On GNU/Linux, first check if your distribution has already packaged Dolibarr.

Generic install steps:

  • Check that your installed PHP version is supported see PHP support.

  • Uncompress the downloaded .zip archive to copy the "dolibarr/htdocs" directory and all its files inside your web server root or get the files directly from GitHub (recommanded if you know git as it makes it easier if you want to upgrade later):

    git clone -b x.y (where x.y is main version like 3.6, 9.0, ...)

  • Set up your web server to use "dolibarr/htdocs" as root if your web server does not have an already defined directory to point to.

  • Create an empty htdocs/conf/conf.php file and set write permissions for your web server user (write permission will be removed once install is finished)

  • From your browser, go to the dolibarr "install/" page

    The URL will depends on how you web setup was setup to point to your dolibarr installation. It may looks like:






  • Follow the installer instructions

Saas/Cloud setup

If you don't have time to install it yourself, you can try some commercial 'ready to use' Cloud offers (See However, this third solution is not free.


Dolibarr supports upgrading usually wihtout the need for any (commercial) support (depending on if you use any commercial extensions) and supports upgrading all the way from any version after 2.8 without breakage. This is unique in the ERP ecosystem and a benefit our users highly appreciate!

  • At first make a backup of your Dolibarr files & than see
  • Check that your installed PHP version is supported by the new version see PHP support.
  • Overwrite all old files from 'dolibarr' directory with files provided into the new version's package.
  • At first next access, Dolibarr will redirect you to the "install/" page to follow the upgrade process.  If an install.lock file exists to lock any other upgrade process, the application will ask you to remove the file manually (you should find the install.lock file in the directory used to store generated and uploaded documents, in most cases, it is the directory called "documents").

ChangeLog file.


Main application/modules (all optional)

  • Customers, Prospects (Leads) and/or Suppliers directory + Contacts
  • Members management
  • Products and/or Services catalog
  • Commercial proposals management
  • Customer & Supplier Orders management
  • Invoices and payment management
  • Shipping management
  • Warehouse/Stock management
  • Manufacturing Orders
  • Bank accounts management
  • Direct debit orders management (European SEPA)
  • Accounting management
  • Shared calendar/agenda (with ical and vcal export for third party tools integration)
  • Opportunities or Leads management
  • Projects & Tasks management
  • Contracts management
  • Interventions management
  • Employee's leave requests management
  • Expense reports
  • Timesheets
  • Electronic Document Management (EDM)
  • Foundations members management
  • Point of Sale (POS)

Other application/modules

  • Bookmarks management
  • Donations management
  • Reporting
  • Surveys
  • Data export/import
  • Barcodes support
  • Margin calculations
  • LDAP connectivity
  • ClickToDial integration
  • Mass emailing
  • RSS integration
  • Skype integration
  • Payment platforms integration (PayPal, Stripe, Paybox...)

Other general features

  • Localization in most major languages

  • Multi-Language Support

  • Multi-Users and groups with finely grained rights

  • Multi-Currency

  • Multi-Company (by adding of an external module)

  • Very user friendly and easy to use

  • customizable Dashboard

  • Highly customizable: enable only the modules you need, add user personalized fields, choose your skin, several menu managers (can be used by internal users as a back-office with a particular menu, or by external users as a front-office with another one)


  • Code that is easy to understand, maintain and develop (PHP with no heavy framework; trigger and hook architecture)

  • Support a lot of country specific features:

    • Spanish Tax RE and ISPF
    • French NPR VAT rate (VAT called "Non Perçue Récupérable" for DOM-TOM)
    • Canadian double taxes (federal/province) and other countries using cumulative VAT
    • Tunisian tax stamp
    • Argentina invoice numbering using A,B,C...
    • Compatible with European directives (2006/112/CE ... 2010/45/UE)
    • Compatible with European GDPR rules
    • ...
  • Flexible PDF & ODT generation for invoices, proposals, orders...

System Environment / Requirements

  • Works with PHP 5.6+ and MariaDB 5.0.3+, MySQL 5.0.3+ or PostgreSQL 8.1.4+ (See requirements on the Wiki)
  • Compatible with all Cloud solutions that match PHP & MySQL or PostgreSQL prerequisites.


Dolibarr can be extended with a lot of other external application or modules from third party developers available at the DoliStore.


Administrator, user, developer and translator's documentations are available along with other community resources in the Wiki.


This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. Please read the instructions how to contribute (report a bug/error, a feature request, send code ...) [Contribute]

A view on Contributors:


Dolibarr is the work of many contributors over the years and uses some fine PHP libraries.



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