Openbravo Announces First Dedicated Event for Community and Partners Tuesday 2 October 2007 PDF Print For further information or to schedule a briefing, please contact: Hazel Butters or Ellie Turner Prompt Communications on behalf of Openbravo firstname.lastname@example.org US: (617) 576 5763 / (617) 291 9899 UK: +44 (0) 20 8996 1653 / +44 (0) 7780 687813 Openbravo Announces First Dedicated Event for Community and Partners Openbravo 'Get Together' to be held 26-28 October, 2007 PAMPLONA, Spain—2nd October, 2007--Openbravo www.openbravo.com, the leading developer of web-based open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for small and medium businesses, has announced the first dedicated event for the Openbravo community and partners. The event, the Openbravo 'Get Together', will be held from 26 to 28 October in Barcelona, Spain. Consisting of a series of conferences and workshops, the event will kick off on Friday, 26 October with a focus on partners and the community, with in-depth workshops and seminars exploring market opportunities, projects and successes. Activities on Friday will be exclusive to partners, however, over Saturday and Sunday, the events will be open and free to all community members and interested members of the media. The Saturday events will highlight presentation topics relating to how Openbravo opens the world of ERP and business opportunities for the community. Entitled ‘Business and Experience,’ it will review opportunities and success stories of Openbravo implementations across different types of businesses and industries. The third and final day on Sunday will feature discussions based on Openbravo's Technology, including plans for extending the software and an introduction to a proposed new architecture. The Openbravo 'Get Together' is designed to coincide with several training sessions. For an introduction to Openbravo, a four day Basic Functional training course is offered from Monday, 22 October to Thursday, 25 October. For users interested in delving deeper into Openbravo, a five-day Customising & Basic Development course is offered from 29 October to 2 November. For advanced developers, a five-day Advanced Development course is offered from 5 to 9 November. Any users interested in the ‘Get Together’ can register via the website by filling out the registration form. Any partners wishing to attend the event should send an email to email@example.com. To sign up for the training, visit the training section on the website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo, said, “This is a unique opportunity for like-minded individuals, who have a passion for Open Source, ERP and business, to come together and trade ideas, share experiences and to network.” Jordi Mas, Community Director of Openbravo, said, "Openbravo’s community is constantly growing in size and strength. This event will be a great opportunity for learning about Openbravo and developing on its platform.” There are reserved slots for Community presentations. Proposals for themes and topics to be discussed at the conference can be submitted via the conference forum. Note: The language of the event and documentation will be English. 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 founding member of the Open Solutions Alliance – an independent consortium launched in January 2007 to educate and inform businesses deploying open source, while promoting best practices and interoperability among vendors. Openbravo is a winner of a 2007 ‘Red Herring 100 Europe Award’. At LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in August 2007, Openbravo was presented with a Product Excellence Award for ‘Best Integration Solution’. In September 2007, the company's ERP solution was declared the 'Best of Open Source Software' by InfoWorld in the 2007 BOSSIE Awards. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Prompt Communications Ltd in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.