Recent News

Improving User Experience in OpenBoxes

on April 11, 2022

OpenBoxes is an open source Logistics Management Information System designed for government and non-profit health systems in the developing world. Historically, the OpenBoxes team has focused its efforts on remaining free and accessible to all who desire to implement the software. This means that software improvements have often been driven by available funding, and user experience improvements have not been a priority despite advocacy by the OpenBoxes team.

OpenBoxes 0.8.15

on March 12, 2021

This release includes improvements to the Putaway, Purchase Order, Product Supplier, Inventory Item features, performance improvements to Global Search and Edit Product page, as well as a new feature that gives users the ability to create Product Types that will act as templates when creating new products.

OpenBoxes 0.8.14 Hotfix 1

on February 23, 2021

This release includes improvements to the Email Notification and Purchase Order features, performance improvements to the Putaway feature, as well as a new feature that gives users the ability to add external links as documents to a stock movement or PO.

Google Summer of Code

on February 19, 2021

We have submitted an application for the Google Summer of Code this year and wanted to solicit some project ideas for students.

DigitalOcean Marketplace

on February 9, 2021

We’re very excited to announce that OpenBoxes 0.8.14 can now be installed as a DigitalOcean droplet using the 1-Click App DigitalOcean Marketplace.

OpenBoxes 0.8.14

on January 5, 2021

This release includes usability improvements to the Stock Movement, Receipt, Putaway, and Dashboard features, as well as a new Stock Request feature that allows you to place replenishment requests with another warehouse. Lastly, there were also several more enhancements to Purchase Order feature.


Increase stock visibility

Increase stock visibility across all facilities and departments within your organization.

Eliminate Stockouts

Reduce the risk of stock outs by informing users when stock levels are at or below reorder and minimum quantity.

Reduce wastage

Reduce wastage through use of first-expiry-first-out (FEFO) picking strategy that ensures medicines will be used before their expiry.

Better Forecasting

Improve planning and forecasting by analyzing demand data that is easily accessible.


OpenBoxes is open-source which means you have access to the source code which provides the flexibility to customize the software to your requirements.

Improve Traceability

Improve traceability by using data standards, including lot numbers and expiration dates, to better handle exceptional product lifecycle events like product recalls.


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The following organizations are currently using OpenBoxes for their healthcare supply chain needs.


The following organizations provide funding, contributions, project management, implementations services and support to the OpenBoxes community.


Whether it's a free open-source license or discounted hosting, the following organizations have provided generous support to OpenBoxes over the years.