Blogs by "Rushabh Mehta"
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Rushabh Mehta
Rushabh Mehta
http://www.erpnext.com

I am leading a software product company that publishes a free and open source web based ERP for small and medium businesses - ERPNext. We have built the product from scratch and the product is being used actively by many businesses across the world. You can follow me at @rushabh_mehta

  • Thoughts on Open Source Communities

    December 06, 2016

    Supporting open source users seems like a thankless job. There have been many blogs written on this topic. Developers have stopped maintain popular projects because of the burn this causes. People who use open source… MORE >>

  • Why Attend the ERPNext Conference 2016

    September 10, 2016

    The ERPNext Conference is an annual event where the ERPNext community of users and developers meet and share their experiences of how they use ERPNext and what they expect from the project in the future…. MORE >>

  • Meeting Product Startups #Ahmedabad

    June 16, 2016

    Over the last few months, I have interacted with a couple dozen awesome product startups in India as a part of product roundtables organized by iSPIRT, a non-profit industry group for software product companies in… MORE >>

  • Building Ecosystems, Not Just Products

    May 24, 2016

    When you analyze successful consumer and small business products, they succeed as a part of eco-systems and not just stand-alone products. Consumers and small businesses don’t buy products, the engage in an ecosystem. Facebook is… MORE >>

  • Open Source and SAAS

    December 10, 2015

    While open source software is a fairly well understood in concept, I am always surprised how little it is understood in practice. At a round table of young product companies last month, there were a… MORE >>

  • Why You Should Attend the ERPNext Conference

    September 07, 2015

    In year 2000, Apple was lagging far behind Microsoft’s Windows Operating System and it seemed there would be no way it could catch up. In a brilliant and desperate move, Apple decided to build its… MORE >>

  • Service Oriented Startups

    August 03, 2015

    Last week a very interesting free e-book called “Software Paradox” was trending on Hacker News. The premise of the book is, that the value of software as a product is diminishing, but the value of… MORE >>

  • Understanding Software Sales from the Tally Experience

    April 03, 2015

    It is safe to say that Tally is the grand daddy of all Indian Software Products, the only company to have discovered the holy grail of selling software to Indian small businesses at scale. So… MORE >>

  • Refocus on design for our open source ERP project – ERPNext.

    February 05, 2015

    If you have any doubt that design of everyday things is the most important cultural movement of our time, then you need to look up the most valuable company in the world today, which is… MORE >>

  • Global Lean Sales – Selling your software online to global markets, without field-force #PlaybookRT

    October 20, 2014

    Last week I was going through the startup class videos and one particular statement by Sam Altman stuck with me. He said “All successful founders are fanatics”. And YCombinator has seen a whole bunch of… MORE >>

  • Bootstrapping – What To Do When You Get Rejected #BootUpINDIA

    August 28, 2014

    Very few product companies make it big without taking external funding. The stories that are shared in the industry are all about companies that have targeted large markets, hit a phase of extremely high growth… MORE >>

  • Redefining Enterprise Software with Open Source

    July 25, 2014

    Everyone knows that Enterprise Software is bloated with un-necessary fat. And the fat shows clearly in the way sales happens. In the latest book by Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz, he shares a story where in… MORE >>

  • Will the Revolution Happen?

    April 29, 2014

    Revolution is not an easy word to throw around. Those cheering for a software products revolution in India must look at the historical context. Innovation Factory So many countries and communities have tried to emulate… MORE >>

  • OpenSource: The Most Underused Strategy by Indian Software Product Companies

    March 07, 2014

    Open Source has been quietly making its mark. Kickstarter just completed a billion dollars in crowdfunding. A lot of the work funded via Kickstarter is licensed for public use. Because the initial capital is pitched… MORE >>

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