OpenOlitor

OpenOlitor

Organize your CSA better

What is OpenOlitor?

OpenOlitor is a web-based, multilingual platform facilitating the setup of a community supported agriculture (CSA) platform, linking producers and consumers.

How can OpenOlitor be used?

Your self managed hosting or a collaborative solution grouping CSA initiatives to an association providing the digital services needed. There is multiple possibilities how the requirements can be met. The following are our proposed offerings....

Is there a possibility for a trial?

We offer a public demo-environment where OpenOlitor may be tested and in order to prepare the productive operation your own, safe integration-environment.

Who are we?

Die Idee einer europaweit einsetzbaren OpenSource-Software OpenOlitor (AGPL v3) wird von einem internationalen Team getragen. Dieses Team ist nicht als selbständige rechtliche Einheit organisiert. Gemeinsam erarbeitet haben wir Visionen und Prinzipien um OpenOlitor langfristig zu tragen und weiter zu entwickeln. Die Idee von OpenOlitor wird bereits seit 2014 verfolgt. Gemeinsam haben wir Strukturen und Prozesse erarbeitet und aufgebaut.

Gegenwärtig besteht das OpenOlitor Team aus mehr als 10 Personen aus der Schweiz, Deutschland, Österreich und Italien. Selbstverständlich sind weitere Interessierte jederzeit willkommen! Verschiedene spannende Aufgaben können übernommen werden.

Zudem unterstützen verschiedene Institutionen und Firmen das Projekt auch finanziell und in Form von unbezahlter Arbeit.

Functionality

OpenOlitor offers a functionality set perfectly adapted to the needs of CSA's.
Organize all Stakeholders
Management of members, producers and individuals; Register absences and holidays; Create and manage subscriptions and working shifts; Edit the project master data: Abotypes offered, products and prices.
Plan and execute deliveries
Delivery planning and distribution of the harvest; Organize the baskets; Generate orders and delivery accounting.
Create invoices and book payments
Invoices to the members; Book incoming payments
Great Flexibility
Member portal stating deliveries, absences, invoices and work shifts; Customizable reports; Repository to store all PDF documents

What is OpenOlitor?

OpenOlitor is a web-based, multilingual platform facilitating the setup of a community supported agriculture (CSA) platform, linking producers and consumers.

OpenOlitor is published under the AGPL v3 licence and includes functionalities matching the needs of CSA initiatives. The Code is available on Github.

How can OpenOlitor be used?

Your self managed hosting or a collaborative solution grouping CSA initiatives to an association providing the digital services needed. There is multiple possibilities how the requirements can be met. The following are our proposed offerings.

Self-Hostet
Cloud-Hosting

over an existing support group or assotiation

Cloud-Hosting

creating your new support group or association

Hosting
Your own self-managed Server
Hosting
Swisscom Cloud with data storage in Switzerland
Hosting
Needs be defined by the members of the group
Support
Over GitHub issues in case of technical problems.
Support
Conjointly organized. All that have the capacity an knowledge takes turns providing first level support.
Support
Over GitHub issues in case of technical problems.
Updates
All versions are available on  GitHub. The installation and maintenance must be self-provided.
Updates
New versions are tested and released by the association and are therefore available to all member initiatives.
Updates
Needs to be defined.
Costs
No licence cost. Code available on GitHub. Server cost depend on the solution.
Costs
No licence cost. ~ CHF 30 per month for hosting plus support.
Costs
Depends on the solution.
Setup procedure

Onboarding procedure

  • Join the association
  • Configure your instance together with a qualified person
  • Let’s go!
Setup procedure

  • Found a association together with multiple other initiative
  • Setup the environment; Organize the support and billing; Configure the instances
  • Let’s go!
Membership in the OpenOlitor Association

Independently of how you run OpenOlitor for your initaive: We strongly recommend to join the OpenOlitor association. It groups all stakeholders (initiatives and contributors) and offers structures where the focus on the ongoing evolution of the platforms set, the development is coordinated and assures the usability of the platform in a long-term perspective.

Is there a possibility for a trial?

We offer a public demo-environment where OpenOlitor may be tested and in order to prepare the productive operation your own, safe integration-environment.

Demo-Environment

Ideal to get a first impression of OpenOlitor, the demo-environment is available to all interested parties. You may try the member-portal as well as the admin-backend and try all functionalities. You find the user and password information directly on the website.

wwwtest.openolitor.ch
Integration-Environment

OpenOlitor might be the solution for your association and you would like to go further in your tests and configure your own environment? No problem!

We offer the possibility to use your own, private integration-instance for a couple of months. It is protected and is exclusively reserved for you. You may enter your own member-data and subscriptions. If you choose to proceed to a productive use, the data may of course be migrated.

Don’t hesitate to contact us. We happily make a integration environment available to you.