Monday, September 21, 2009

SAP looks at Openbravo for clients

Traditional proprietary players like Microsoft Dynamics and SAP tend to naysay and vehemently deny that open source is an alternative to their software. They state publicly that open source is irrelevant in their market and say it should be ignored.

Yet behind the curtains, they behave otherwise. The public denial is just a poor attempt to hide the facts.

It has come to our attention that SAP is running a campaign in SourceForge, where Openbravo downloads are hosted, to capture leads for them. You can see a screenshot below.

We all have seen that SAP's sales have been declining quarter after quarter for the past several quarters; are they getting so desperate that they need Openbravo to generate leads for them in their own home market? The campaign is so obtrusive that some even sent us comments asking whether actually Openbravo ERP was developed by SAP itself. LOL

Every day Openbravo Business Partners are winning more and more bids against SAP. Clients in the mid market are doing the side by side comparison and trusting our comprehensive, innovative, and cost-effective solution.

We have a long way to go, however SAP knows clients are going our way. Wether you are looking for an ERP for your company or a system integrator looking for growth opportunities the time has come to realize Openbravo is truly opening the ERP's future.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Openbravo wins prestigious 2009 BOSSIE award

Again, Openbravo has won an InforWorld's BOSSIE award to the Best of Open Source Enterprise Software. This is the second time Openbravo is presented with this award, one of the most renowned in the open source industry.

The jury reasoned:
"Openbravo impresses with a well-developed POS (point-of-sale) solution, procurement and warehouse management tools, financial and accounting features, and production logistics for shop floor oversight. Further, Openbravo's plug-in architecture offers the same sort of extensive modularity found in SugarCRM and traditional commercial applications from the likes of SAP and Oracle. That means your developers can extend system functionality without worrying about stepping on core functionality. And the entire Openbravo system is supported by a healthy set of alerts, role-based user provisioning and access control, and a good Web-based UI."
All of us at Openbravo and our ecosystem are very happy and honored by the award. We have invested a lot of resources and effort in building one of the best products, and providing all the community tools and professional services to ensure Openbravo truly becomes an alternative to proprietary ERPs. We have achieved a lot, but there is still a lot more to be done! Hopefully we can do it together.

Thanks for your support!