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World’s largest Open Source development community spotlights Openbravo ERP

Pamplona, 4th October, 2007 – Openbravo, the leading developer of professional, web-based, open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions designed specifically for small and medium businesses, has been selected as SourceForge’s 'Project of the Month' for September from a field of more than 160,000 acclaimed projects.

SourceForge.net is the world's largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 160,000 projects and over 1,000,000 registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code. By providing free hosting to Open Source software development, it provides a wide variety of services to those projects and to the wider Open Source community.

Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo said: “We are obviously delighted that Openbravo has been chosen as SourceForge’s latest ‘Project of the Month’. Since April 2006, Openbravo has been included in the Top 10 projects across all software out of a total field of more than 160,000 projects and has continued to dominate in the ERP project category. Hosting our source code on SourceForge has allowed Openbravo to operate on an international basis from the very beginning, with the majority of our customers choosing to download Openbravo from this globally trusted development site. Moreover, SourceForge plays a pivotal role in the rapid growth of Openbravo’s community and product dissemination. The ERP market is evolving, and ERP being top-ranked on SourceForge is a testament to the rapidly growing worldwide demand and spread of Open Source ERP.”

Because Openbravo is hosted as a project that can be downloaded without limitations at SourceForge, the company’s developer and user community has been able to participate with the company’s own developers in a rolling collaborative effort, enabling Openbravo to improve and evolve organically.

Openbravo is a fully-functional integrated web-based open source enterprise management (ERP) system with a proven track record. It offers a unique value proposition for organisations that have chosen to be the owners of their own ERP solution and to only pay for the professional support they really need, when they need it. The ERP has already been installed by a number of innovative SMB enterprises (http://www.openbravo.com/customers/success-stories/).

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, optimize 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.

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