Marco de Vries
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Marco de Vries

CEO of Openbravo

Openbravo

On March 30, ten years ago, Openbravo was born, thanks to the dream of a group of entrepreneurs from Pamplona, Spain. Since then we have made incredible achievements; continuous product innovations, rapid international expansion, great customer and partner stories, and very importantly, the pillars of a fantastic team. All of that

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Retail

Unified Commerce has become a strategic objective for most retailers today, by means of connecting all channels in real-time: online retail with e-commerce and m-commerce, and now also s-commerce (“buying buttons” in social media are gaining ground). Given this reality and contrary to some initial analysis, we can today clearly

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Featured Events

Last week I was very privileged to spend time in Bengaluru (India) with Sunando Banerjee, our Channel Business Manager for APAC&ME, Francesc Comas, our Head of the Services practice, and part of the Openbravo team that is working out of Bangalore for an extended period of time. There really is

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Business Management

For quite some time now we are have been seeing more and more businesses, even some very large publicly listed corporations, embarking on the Do-It-Yourself trend and building their own ERP, or at least significant parts of an ERP to more effectively manage complex business processes than what they can

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Featured Events

Last week I had the opportunity to spend a few days at Equipmag Paris with the Openbravo commercial team and Phidias, our Gold Partner in France, presenting our Commerce Platform now with embedded retail analytics. It was really great and very encouraging to experience first-hand the tremendous interest of so

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Retail

According to a recent market study on the state of the retail sector that we have released at Openbravo, almost 82% of today’s retailers were planning to increase their IT budgets this year which clearly shows a trend change that would continue in the coming years. Top priorities in retailers’

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Featured Events

Only a few weeks ago I wrote about our successful Partner Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, and now I am very pleased to share with you some impressions from our great experiences at our Partner Summit for Spanish speaking Partners that we organized last week in bustling Cancun, Mexico. By many

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Featured Events

As I start writing this post I am  around ten kilometers up in the sky as I am flying back from Bangkok to my home base of Barcelona, Spain. It’s a long journey yet I am glad to have some quality time to savour  the excellent experiences in Bangkok a

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