Open and free event for Openbravo community members and partners to be held for first time in United States and repeated in Barcelona following last year’s success
Miami, Florida and Barcelona, Spain – March 14, 2008 – Openbravo, the leading developer of web-based open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point-of-Sale (PoS) solutions, has announced two regional ‘Get Togethers’ for all Openbravo community members, including individuals and communities that want to learn more about the company and its award-winning products.
The events are both free of charge for all registered attendees and will be held in Barcelona on April 12-13, 2008, and in Miami on June 21-22, 2008, in-between intensive trainings which take place from March 31-April 18 and June 9 to June 29 respectively. Each Get Together event will consist of two half-day seminars, led by key members of the Openbravo team covering the business and technology of Openbravo, followed by peer networking to ensure that attendees discuss ideas, share experiences and knowledge, and spend time with the Openbravo team to ask for advice on how to build and maintain a business based on Openbravo’s market-leading solutions.
Trainings surrounding the event will start on March 31 and run until April 18 in Barcelona. In Miami, trainings will run from June 9 to June 29. Courses for both events include:
* Basic Functional Training - an introduction to key Openbravo ERP product features
* Customisation & Basic Development - learning the tools necessary to implement Openbravo ERP for end-users
* Advanced Development – building on prior development training, it will provide an understanding of the system’s internal processes, advanced development within Openbravo and creating new functionalities
* Sales & Implementation Methodologies – improving efficiency and profitability of sales efforts, improving resource utilisation and minimising risks
* Economics and Finance Training – intensive course aimed to provide in-depth insights into the Openbravo Financial Module
* Openbravo POS – learning the functionalities and how to successfully install and configure it to match user requirements
The Miami event (June 21-22) is the first dedicated Openbravo community event to be held in the United States and is in response to the interest and opportunities within the US market.
Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo said, “These new-format Openbravo Get Togethers are more interactive in design to ensure that our community members not only spend time learning about Openbravo’s vision, business, products and capabilities from Openbravo’s own specialists, but share experiences and ideas with peers. We are a collaborative company and enjoy facilitating these valuable and vital information exchanges. Barcelona is a place where Openbravo has successful and engaging events and Miami promises to be an exciting event that opens up a whole new chapter in Openbravo’s history as the growing Openbravo community in America has the first chance to come to a dedicated Openbravo event and to witness the excitement, experience and opportunities around open source software.”
Individuals, entrepreneurs and open source enthusiasts can either register online at www.openbravo.com/php/mail/form-get-together2008.php or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The language of the event and documentation will be English.
Openbravo ERP 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 ERP is in continual growth thanks to an expanding international community of users, partners and developers. Openbravo ERP helps companies to manage daily operations, optimise business processes, enhance customer satisfaction and ultimately increase profitability. And because it is open source, Openbravo ERP 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’. 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. In January 2008, Openbravo was selected as a winner of the European Open Source Business Awards.
In October 2007, Openbravo acquired Librepos, formerly Tina POS, the leading open source POS solution. The newly renamed Openbravo POS is a point-of-sales application designed for touch screens. It supports ESC/POS ticket printers, customer displays and barcode scanners. It can support single and multiple users and has a strong back-office including product entry form, reporting and easy-to-read charts. Openbravo POS is integrated with Openbravo ERP and is also available as a standalone product.
For further information or to schedule a briefing, please contact:
Hazel Butters or James Gerber
Prompt Communications on behalf of Openbravo
US: +1 617 576 5763 / +1 617 291 9899
UK: +44 (0) 20 8996 1653 / +44 (0) 7780 687813
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