What is OpenFn?
OpenFn is software that makes it easier for governments and NGOs to connect the different technologies they use, share data securely, drive critical business processes, and scale their interventions via workflow automation and real-time interoperability.
OpenFn is a suite of data integration, interoperability, and business process automation (i.e., workflow) tools that's used by governments, NGOs, and social enterprises in the health and humanitarian sectors. It enables users to connect any system, and comes with adaptors (i.e. connectors) for over 70 apps.
Some OpenFn use cases are: Business process and workflow automations | Data Integration and Interoperability | Data Clearning Pipelines | Data Sharing and Reporting | Data Warehouse and Analytics | Legacy Systems Integration
Who is it built by ?
OpenFn products are built by the Open Function Group and a growing community of open-source contributors.
OpenFn has several products, which are all fully interoperable. This gives our users the freedom to switch between any and all of the OpenFn products.
All OpenFn products, other than the OpenFn iPaaS are part of the free and open-source OpenFn Integration Toolkit. This Toolkit is a Digital Public Good (a "DPG") recognized in the DPG Registry and Digital Square's Global Goods Guidebook.
The OpenFn iPaaS
The OpenFn iPaaS is an integration-platform-as-a-service or "iPaaS". It is enterprise-grade software, hosted by OpenFn. We recommend starting out there - you can create an account for free, or view our pricing here.
OpenFn/Lightning is a fully open source workflow automation web application which can be deployed and run anywhere. It is designed for governments or NGOs who want to deploy and manage their own integration platform, and need fully-fledged user management and auditing capabilities. Lightning relies on the same tried-and-trusted core technology as the OpenFn iPaaS and comes with an improved, visual interface for building integrations.
It is currently in Alpha, but is scheduled for Beta release in Q4 2022.
If you have any questions about our products, please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OpenFn developer tooling
A set of CLI tools for writing & testing expressions, managing OpenFn projects, and developing adaptors.
The central job processing program used in the OpenFn platform.
OpenFn/Microservice is open source software which makes use of OpenFn's core technology to create standalone microservices which can be deployed on any hardware.
The Community Forum
Finally, please make sure to check out our Discourse forum at community.openfn.org. Sign up and join the conversation. Usually, that's the quickest way to get help if you've got questions that aren't answered here.