Openbravo unveils latest version of ERP suite and new
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For further information or to schedule a briefing, please contact: Hazel Butters or James Gerber Prompt Communications on behalf of Openbravo firstname.lastname@example.org US phone: (617) 576 5763 / (617) 291 9899 UK phone: +44 (0) 20 8996 1653 / +44 (0) 7780 687813 Openbravo unveils latest version of ERP suite and new initiatives at LinuxWorld 2007 Openbravo unveils version 2.3 of leading ERP suite and launches new initiatives for users, partners and broader community LinuxWorld San Francisco, CA – (Booth 1308, OSA) - August 6-9, 2007 - Openbravo, the leading developer of professional, web-based, open source ERP solutions for small and medium businesses, will be showcasing version 2.3 of its ERP application and unveiling a new market-leading initiatives for its users, partners and the broader community of Openbravo. Openbravo will be attending the show within the OSA booth, as part of the Open Solutions Alliance Interoperability Showcase. Throughout the show Openbravo will be running demonstrations of its new v2.3 software, which will be available for download and community feedback at SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/openbravo/), and Openbravo-Jaspersoft interoperability demos . This new version builds on modules and capabilities to the popular ERP project, which has had more than 250,000 downloads, and includes new features such as: New user interface: Improved design, intuitive widget layout, hierarchical navigation, greater usability, simplified interface, and flexible skin customization features. The main application menu and application windows have been re-organized to group functionality in a more logical pattern, making it more user-friendly. Revised accounting module: Tools for importing taxes for specific countries, general ledger and tax reports configuration dependent on local rules and complete account tracking through improved debt payment information. Integration with JasperReports: JasperReports is a powerful open source Java reporting tool that has the ability to deliver rich content onto the screen, to the printer or into PDF, HTML, XLS, CSV and XML files. It now provides a simple, flexible and attractive method of generating reports within Openbravo. User message management: Clear, user-friendly messages are now provided for all model validations (database constraints etc...) which enables all exceptions to be clearly communicated to users using text messages. New alerts: A new background process periodically checks all defined alerts in the system. Revised alerts and data validations are proactively communicated to designated users, shown in the applications menu and available to manage via pending alert windows. The alerts are also sent to users via email. Single sign-on: In collaboration with the Open Solutions Alliance, support for single sign-on has been implemented paving the way for integration with other corporate applications. Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo said, “LinuxWorld is the main event of the open source calendar which means that it is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate our latest version to the market and to share in the buzz of new technologies and capabilities. We are also excited to talk to the community about our plans for the future growth and continued leadership of Openbravo. We have so many initiatives in which we have been working so hardly.” “As always, we welcome the chance to spend time speaking with users and prospects about the benefits of ERP and open source, as well as continuing to engage with other OSA members on key topics such as interoperability and common customer view.” For further information or to schedule a briefing with Openbravo’s executive representatives, please send and email to email@example.com. If you are interested in implementing Openbravo, joining our partner network or collaborating with us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Downloading and installing Openbravo 2.3 Openbravo 2.3 may be downloaded from SourceForge http://sourceforge.net/projects/openbravo/ and installed with the help of the quick installation guide http://wiki.openbravo.com/wiki/index.php/Bitrock_Installation_Guide 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 winner of a 2007 ‘Red Herring 100 Europe Award’ and a founding member of the Open Solutions Alliance. www.openbravo.com About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com.