Open source ERP vendor Openbravo yesterday announced the release of Openbravo 2.50 – you can download it from here. From a product perspective, the most important feature of this release is Modules. Openbravo now provides the platform required to extend its ERP offering, but it’s up to the community and partners to take Openbravo to the next level of ERP by building industry solutions and other generic extensions on top of OB’s modular architecture. An extensive modules library should make OB a more attractive ERP offering and a better competition to proprietary ERP solution, by further cutting costs of implementation projects (modules cut the costs of customization).
From a service prospective, Openbravo redesigned their service offering and renamed it Openbravo Professional Subscription. OB services now target two markets – SMB and the enterprise. The main difference (other than the price , of course) is support for clustering, which is often a necessary (yet not sufficient) condition for critical information systems in the enterprise. The service repackaging lines up Openbravo with other enterprise software vendors, cutting prices and simplifying price structures in times of recession.