- Extra to maintain and evolve Italian localization of Openbravo solutions -
Barcelona (Spain), Pontedera (Italy) - 9th April, 2014
Openbravo, a complete commerce solution for agile retailers and a solid horizontal ERP solution for any industry, today announced an agreement with Extra, Openbravo Gold Partner, to maintain and evolve the professional product localization for the Italian market.
A big majority of companies in Italy are still running ERP legacy systems that are based on technologies designed in the early nineties. Rigidity, complexity and difficulty to maintain and evolve are huge challenges for many of them to expand their business over time. Those systems have a strong market position and accumulated knowledge in terms of Italian fiscal and accounting rules, nevertheless companies are worried about how such an evolution and technology will impact their business.
Openbravo offers a state-of-the-art Commerce solution for agile retailers and a broad horizontal ERP solution for any industry, that are localized for the Italian market offering companies the ability to manage their fiscal, accounting and legal needs.
With this agreement, Extra will evolve and add the required changes from a legal perspective, offering complete and professional support. The Openbravo and Extra agreement also includes Openia, the former localizer to provide seamless continuity among the existing customers. With this step forward, Openbravo reinforces its commitment to better serve Italian marketplace facilitating the adoption of a state-of-the art solution to face business challenges.
"This agreement is a great milestone for the Italian market and for Extra. It will help so many companies in a lock-in situation with outdated legacy systems to move to the next level. Definitely, Openbravo is taking a significant step ahead to lay the foundations in Italy along with Extra as its main ambassador.", Andrea Feraco, Openbravo B.U. Manager of Extra, commented on the agreement.
"Openbravo is part of a great momentum going local, and Italy is one of the main European countries to establish the foundations for an Openbravo solid expansion. Extra is the best-in-class partner in Italy, with a proven track record over the years, and with capabilities to lead the Italian Localization with us. Therefore, we are bringing companies the opportunity to adopt an innovative localized solution.", Xavier Anaya, Channel Business Manager for Italy, said on the agreement.
Extra is a Gold Partner with lots of experience in Openbravo and solid expertise in industries such as fashion, manufacturing, retail, metal, healthcare and public administration. Extra's primary focus is the delivery of Open-Source Web-based Enterprise class systems and the development of custom applications. Furthermore, Extra offers consulting services on process analysis and reengineering and high level professional services on innovative integration platforms aiming to dramatically reduce the complexity of Information Systems. Extra is a team of tens of young and enthusiastic highly educated professionals.
Openia is a certified partner in Italy who has been in charge of the Italian Localization during the past 5 years. We all thank Openia for the good job done so far, and we are all expecting successful years to come through our collaboration together.
Openbravo is the provider of the preferred Commerce and ERP Platform. A state-of-the-art Commerce solution for agile retailers and a broad horizontal ERP solution for any industry, both built on top of a flexible and easily extendible web, mobile and cloud-ready development platform, ready to power companies' ideas for building smart enterprise solutions. Openbravo solutions are distributed exclusively through the network of global Openbravo partners. With 3m+ downloads and 1,000s of organizations using Openbravo solutions every day, Openbravo is a world leader in the Open Source enterprise software space. Openbravo has offices in India, Mexico and Spain.