Openbravo launches “Pioneers”, an innovative partner acquisition campaign Tuesday 10 July 2007 PDF Print Openbravo offers exceptional conditions to partners interested in pioneering leading ERP solutions in new countries Pamplona, Spain - 10 July, 2007 -Openbravo , the leading developer of professional, web-based, open source ERP solutions for small and medium businesses, today announced the launch of “Pioneers”, an innovative partner acquisition campaign aimed at attracting qualified partners in new countries. “Our first partner in a new country is always a significant moment for Openbravo and our growing worldwide community. Being first to market, means new partners generally benefit from a clear first mover advantage. However, they are also faced with the challenge of localising Openbravo solutions in new territories” said Manel Sarasa, Openbravo CEO. Through the “Pioneers” campaign, Openbravo is aiming to make it easier for new partners to adapt ERP solutions to match the specific local requirements for each country and start building long-lasting, solid relationships with regional customers more quickly. Openbravo pioneers are encouraged to publish details of their localisation efforts for the benefit of the community as a whole. Lluís Llavina, Channel Management Director for Openbravo said: “Today Openbravo has more than 40 partners in around 20 countries. But there is also a great demand for our solutions in a number of countries where we don’t have a partner. This new campaign will play a key role in expanding our partner network in these countries and help deliver highly effective localised versions of our products in these new markets.” Key benefits offered to qualified partners include: * A seat at Openbravo ‘Basic Functional’ and ‘Customisation & Basic Development’ training courses aimed at individuals taking the lead in the localisation process * Unlimited access to Openbravo’s “B0” introductory e-learning course (for internal use only) * Access to a 25-hour 2nd Level Support pack to be used in connection with the localisation process * Access to additional products and services required to ensure a successful implementation of Openbravo ERP * PLUS a vital competitive edge for pioneering partners over rivals in local ERP markets To request participation to the “Pioneers” campaign, please fill out a normal Partner Application Form *. For more information about Openbravo’s unique Partner Program, please visit the dedicated partner area on the company website www.openbravo.com. * Please note that the Pioneering offer is limited to a number of countries and partners. About Openbravo Openbravo is the leading professional open source enterprise management (ERP) solution for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). Driven by open source philosophies and best-in-class services, it delivers a fully integrated, web-based ERP system tailored to the needs of any company, regardless of size or industry sector. The functionality of Openbravo is in continual growth thanks to an expanding international community of users, partners and developers. Openbravo helps companies to manage daily operations, optimise business processes, enhance customer satisfaction and ultimately increase profitability. And because it is open source, Openbravo puts the customer in full control without the overheads of contracts or licenses. In January 2006, Openbravo secured a €5 million ($6.4m) financing agreement with Sodena - record funding for an open source ERP company - to fuel further software development and international growth. Openbravo is a winner of a 2007 ‘Red Herring 100 Europe Award’. www.openbravo.com For further information or to schedule a briefing, please contact:- Hazel Butters or James Gerber Prompt Communications on behalf of Openbravo firstname.lastname@example.org UK phone: +44 (0)20 8996 1653 /+44(0)7780 68781 US phone:(617)576 5763/(617)291 9899 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Prompt Communications Ltd in the following categories: Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.