-Demand for open source ERP and POS continues to increase; Openbravo’s projects downloaded by more than one million users on the leading open source software development and community site, SourceForge-
Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, Massachusetts – November 10, 2008 – Openbravo, the leading developer of web-based open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point of Sale (POS) solutions for enterprises, has reached and exceeded the million download mark for downloads of its award-winning ERP and POS projects.
The million downloads demonstrates soaring dissemination rates of its software and also marks a new era for open source applications, with Openbravo installations being deployed across a range of industries including manufacturing, logistics and distribution, public administration, retail and services across the globe.
The millionth download has also been reached in a very short time, reflecting an escalating market dissemination and adoption with more than 36,000 downloads of Openbravo ERP project and 7,000 downloads of Openbravo POS project now taking place every month. This momentum has resulted from the commitment of Openbravo’s community, including partners and developers that have contributed to the software and to the community, which is based on collaboration and support.
This landmark is a confirmation of the impressive pace of Openbravo’s growth. The company has seen substantial expansion of its partner base, which has grown from 35 to 90 within the last year, while the Openbravo’s products installed base has grown, being now utilised in more than 50 countries.
The momentum gained by Openbravo is also reflected in the number of new initiatives being rolled out by Openbravo to its community which further support and enhance the Openbravo ecosystem, such as modularity to encourage individual contributions, a new Forge for Openbravo projects and downloads, as well as a range of global community meetings and knowledge-sharing opportunities. These meetings include the Openbravo World Conference which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, in April 2009 which will have a truly international focus and be an opportunity for the community to share experiences and discuss future plans.
SourceForge.net is the world's largest open source software development web site with more than 180,000 projects and more than 1.9 million registered users. Openbravo’s leading open source ERP solution was first published to SourceForge in April 2006. Openbravo POS has been a SourceForge project since January 2005, when it started out as TinaPOS before becoming Librepos and then being acquired by Openbravo in October 2007.
Openbravo has a strong strategy and plan, and to reach the next million downloads will be working with its community on new product improvements, including plug-ins, new verticals and new localisation projects, among others. Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo explained, “This is a momentous milestone for Openbravo, and the speed with which we reached this landmark number is amazing and a testimony to the dedication and commitment of our community of partners, users, and developers. Openbravo has become an ERP of reference to such a large ecosystem because it offers more value for money. With its lower cost and better adaptation to customer needs for the same budget as other leading ERP packages, Openbravo has been the answer to the challenges faced by many companies around the world looking for the right solution.”
Openbravo is the leading developer of web-based open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point of Sale (PoS) solutions for enterprises.
The company has developed a fully integrated, web-based ERP system tailored to the needs of any company, regardless of size or industry sector. Openbravo ERP helps companies 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 license overheads. Openbravo has won several important international awards.
In October 2007, Openbravo acquired the leading open source POS solution. The newly renamed Openbravo POS is a point-of-sales application designed for touch screens. Openbravo POS is integrated with Openbravo ERP and is also available as a standalone product.
Openbravo is venture backed and has received record funding in the Open Source ERP space from a consortium of leading global investment firms: Amadeus Capital Partners, GIMV, Adara Venture Partners and Sodena.
For further information or to schedule a briefing, please contact:
Hazel Butters or James Gerber
Prompt Communications on behalf of Openbravo
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