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 Openbravo enhances Point of Sale software with launch of
                 Openbravo POS 2.10
 - Enhancements to open source Point of Sale software include additional customer-
   facing functionality, localization features to handle country-specific taxes, IBM
             integration and further integration with Openbravo ERP -

Pamplona, Spain and Cambridge, Massachusetts – June 2nd, 2008 - Openbravo
has announced the release of its updated open source Point of Sale (POS) software,
Openbravo POS 2.10.

Available for download at, Openbravo
POS 2.10 is a Point of Sale application designed for touch screens that works with
popular retailing systems such as ticket printers and barcode scanners.

New features of the updated version include:
   -   Enhanced customer-facing functionality. A new module in Openbravo POS
       2.10 will enable users to assign purchases to customers with loyalty cards or
       accounts, create custom invoices, track a specific customer’s account, allocate
       payments to customers and to create customer-specific reports.
   -   New localization features that can handle country-specific currency and
       taxes. This new functionality will allow retailers to implement an Openbravo
       POS system specific to the laws, taxes and culture of the countries they
       operate in. The new localization features in Openbravo POS 2.10 expand the
       global reach of the product and includes a cash change calculator based on
       local coin and banknote denominations.
   -   Improved integration with Openbravo ERP. The tighter integration of
       Openbravo POS with Openbravo’s award-winning ERP system is an area of
        ongoing focus. In POS 2.10, new integration features include the
        synchronisation of customer data and warehouse-related information.
    -   Improved reporting. Openbravo has modified the reporting structure behind
        its POS system with new reports, analysis and charting capabilities. These
        can be created without users having to access the source code, instead using
        plain text files that are simple to change and easy to replicate.
    -   Integration with IBM SurePOS 500 series. Integrates with the popular IBM
        POS touchscreen terminal series that include in-built 4Gb flash drives,
        Ethernet and powered USB ports.

Paolo Juvara, Chief Products Officer of Openbravo said, “This is the second version
release of Openbravo POS since we acquired it last October. We are dedicated to
deliver a leading Point of Sale solution that encapsulates the innovation and benefits
of open source with the range of features demanded by users in the retail and
hospitality markets. Version 2.10 brings us towards that goal with new customer-
facing capabilities, sophisticated localization, and enhanced integration with
customer, inventory and warehousing systems.”

Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo said, “This new product launch reflects our growth
as an application developer of multiple products and upholds our core value: to
deliver leading open source solutions that drive business processes, value, and
About Openbravo

Openbravo is the leading developer of web-based open Source Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) and Point of Sale (PoS) solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The company has developed 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 continuous growth thanks to an expanding international community of users, partners and
developers. Openbravo ERP helps companies manage daily operations, optimize 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. 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. 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.

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.