Openbravo and Compiere, arguably the most popular open source ERP solutions, are both expanding their activities globally.
- Compiere announced a new partnership in Spain with local software company,Directive Soft. I believe that beyond the importance of the Spanish open source ERP market, Compiere is trying to make a point by establishing partnership in the country where Openbravo is created. In any competitive situation, making grounds in your competitors own country is always important and often given special attention. It’s like you are saying “I am so much better than my competition that even in his own country he is loosing customer to me”.
- Openbravo, after announcing a business oriented tour in Latin America,are now holding two technical workshops-one in Miami,Florida and the other one in Barcelona, their hometown. Best of all, at least according to the press release, participation is free of charge! That’s a great way to expand and build trust with the community around your open source project. It also increases the level of knowledge around the product which is crucial to the success of production implementation of any ERP software.
- Openbravo will participate in this year’s Open Source Business Conference. The conference looks really promising with participant such as HP, Microsoft, RedHat, Novell, SugarCRM, Pentaho and XTuple, the company behind OpenBooks open source ERPopen source ERP. This year’s conference will focus on ‘Putting Open Source To Work’. I’d love to be there, maybe next year..