Maarten Tromp
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Maarten Tromp

Director of Product Management

Halsted Store in Zimbabwe
Retail

Recently, I had the pleasure to talk about the benefits of advanced planning to one of Openbravo’s long-term customers Halsteds, in Harare, Zimbabwe. The initial purpose was to introduce the Advanced Warehouse Management functionality and also touch upon the other components of the Openbravo Supply Chain Suite , one of

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Retail

Stock-outs, overstock and forced mark-downs as result of products nearing their expiry date are not  the only sources of losses in retailers’ day-to-day operations. Inaccurate inventory records cause big headaches for employees and can seriously damage the customer experience, causing customers to walk out your store. Complex legacy systems and

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Retail

Following our Roadmap Update webinar on May 25 (now available in English and Spanish), we are pleased to invite you to a webinar series in June that will present in more detail some of our coolest upcoming innovations. To find out more and register for these new webinars, please click

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Openbravo is globally well-known for its open source ERP system. We have been able to move relatively fast into this crowded arena thanks to some of the characteristics of the Openbravo technology platform: the modularity and metadata-driven development of our native cloud systems enable us to  add new functionalities while

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IT Management

When we talk about IT Requirements, we generally refer to the specification of characteristics and conditions of a new or altered IT product or IT process. And we take these specifications in order to communicate them to those involved in either the input to, generation of, or outcome from the

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Retail

A search on the internet for the term Commerce Platform, will get you many results for E-Commerce platform. But it will hardly give you anything for a Commerce-without-the-E-Platform, and that is strange: years ago one could claim to be an online retailer or an e-commerce business, but today these terms

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IT Management

It depends what we understand by ERP. The R and P are crystal clear: The software plans resources. But for who? Traditionally, the E related to enterprises is situated in the industrial environment where manufacturing and the supply chain are the main activities. Prior to that, the -still young- IT

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Retail

Just a few days ago I read this article with the intriguing title “Why retail success is all about logistics”. In his article, Amaury Gariel perfectly recognizes the changing panorama in retail and the challenges that these businesses face with the new Omni-powerful and demanding customer. See here a nice

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