- A comprehensive cloud-based solution to manage the entire coworking space operations, from member relationships and sales through to operations and finances -
Barcelona (Spain), May 27th, 2013 - Openbravo, the leading web-based open source business management solutions provider, announced today the launch of its new industry solution, “Openbravo for Coworking.” Coworking spaces are shared workplaces that foster productivity, collaboration and an active community. They are a rapidly growing phenomenon and are a true reflection of the trend to share resources and ideas between people.
Openbravo for Coworking is a comprehensive cloud-based solution to manage the complete co-working space operations, from member relationships and sales through to operations and finances. Member self-management combined with extensive workspace and resource utilization management is helping leading coworking spaces around the world in their ongoing efforts to become more and more successful.
The coworking space market is still very young, yet is growing very rapidly. According to Deskmag there are well over 2,000 coworking spaces around the globe, 250% more than 2 years ago, with the bulk of those still concentrated in North America and Europe, yet with several other countries catching up quickly.
Openbravo for Coworking offers the right solution for all types of coworking spaces, from single spaces to an extensive network of multiple spaces, even across countries. And Openbravo Mobile capability is the technological foundation enabling a better differentiation in the increasingly competitive coworking space market today. The key to success for coworking spaces is a combination of business agility and flexibility, since it empowers coworking spaces to quickly respond to members and market changes thereby effectively differentiating themselves from their competitors; ensuring optimal space and resource utilization and eliminating time-consuming manual tasks done by staff, which combined provides a powerful means to drive growth and solid business performance.
Openbravo for Coworking includes powerful analytics capabilities for effective performance measurement and business optimization. The solution empowers members to self-manage themselves, increasing their satisfaction and loyalty, while at the same time decreasing administration and operational costs. Easy to deploy, adapt and extend, Openbravo for Coworking is designed to meet the needs of spaces today, tomorrow and beyond.
“After more than a year trying to run our coworking space using a variety of disparate systems we knew we needed something better. With Openbravo we get far more than we had before yet we spend far less time on basic business operations. So now we can focus more on our Members and that’s the key to our future success.”, said Duncan Logan, CEO of RocketSpace.
“Our growing global network decided to move operations from our legacy custom-built system to something more scalable and flexible to keep up with our business needs. The collective review and selection process led us to choose Openbravo, for their comprehensive, solid, flexible and open source solution, that would be easy to adapt into a tool suitable for our network of collaborative coworking spaces. Openbravo has been an attentive and proactive partner in helping us create a platform that not only addresses both our global and local requirements, but also opens up a whole new level of self-service for our members and booking visitors, allowing our staff to better focus on hosting the community. The pilot is well underway and we look forward to rolling out the platform to the network in the coming months.”, said Chris Walker, Global Technical Coordinator of The HUB.
“In many cities across the globe, new business ideas and collaborative ventures and start-ups are springing up in shared workspaces every day and we at Openbravo, having been an entrepreneurial start-up ourselves not that many years ago, want to be enablers with our solutions and technology. Openbravo for Coworking is a one-stop solution to all key coworking spaces needs, enabling them to grow and adapt quickly to their market needs. I am sure our innovative solution will help achieve the business goals of all our coworking customers active in this rapidly growing market.”, said Marco de Vries, CEO of Openbravo.