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Retailing is a highly competitive industry and success can be frustratingly short-lived. Retail leaders must not only outperform their rivals but also work hard to improve their leadership position. But just how can you improve your business objectively? “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it,” is a widely quoted phrase in

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Business Management

Nowadays, businesses are immersed in an environment where flexibility and agility are key for their success. And internal administrative efficiency is certainly a part of that. Daily administrative tasks take time and resources, and the less time they take the better. Hence the Business Partner Settlement functionality has been improved

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Business Management

We can affirm without doubt that physical stores will still be around in the next few decades, in fact, for some industry experts we are actually in the golden age of brick-and-mortar retailing. This can seem an irony in the digital age with the explosion of online and mobile commerce.

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Business Management

Can you answer what, when and why your customers are buying? A key performance indicator (KPI) is defined as a method to measure quantifying objectives to enable the measurement of performance. Many companies use only a few KPIs to measure outcomes, however, KPIs plays a mayor role in gauging the

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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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Have you ever come across a company with no specific objectives? Nowadays, it is almost impossible to conceive that a company or even a non-profit organization would have no clear goals to achieve during a specific period of time. Objectives enable org…

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Business Management

The concept of coworking spaces has been on the rise since the past decade. Coworking began in San Francisco in 2006 and now about 80 countries in the world have shared workspaces, the so-called coworking spaces. Coworking is a style of working that involves a shared working environment and independent business activity. Actually the majority of start-ups and […]

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The last month we have been working in stealth mode on the Web Point of Sale (POS) project so you may not be aware of what this is all about. Good things need to be shared and stealth is stupid, so let me give you an update on the latest exciting developments for retail.

What is Openbravo Web POS?

  • Openbravo Web POS is intended for multi-store retail businesses. The solution will be modular, providing a full list of advanced functionality to cover all requirements needed from the point of sale, store management, to the central head quarters.
  • Openbravo Web POS will have an agile, flow oriented, best of breed web user interface oriented to tablets and touch screen systems. The solution aims to provide a highly satisfying staff and customer experience but also needs to be easy to customize and personalize by business partners and end users.
  • Openbravo Web POS is an enterprise level solution that is fully integrated with the ERP using one logical data model. It is also highly scalable and offers web services to expose the enterprise model to the outside world.
  • Openbravo Web POS is an addition to the existing POS client. The choice of deployment options will be left to the business partners and customers.

What have we done so far?

  • The architecture has been decided. Read details here.
  • The main flows and functionality have been designed. Here´s a SlideShare presentation showing the latest iteration.
  • Interactive mockups were built for both desktop and iPad. Download HTML Mockup (unpack zip and run in browser). Download iPad Mockup (you need an app called Presentation Link to run the iPad version).
  • Usability tests were conducted on 12 users using the interactive mockup mentioned above.
  • Based on the findings, we improved weaknesses of earlier versions along the way, resulting in the 8th iteration, which is considered mature. This means that we are now very confident this is going to work for our users.
  • The visual design phase has started. Here’s where colors, typography, layout and style are defined. Most POS software is butt ugly and this needs to change. I will share some art work in the next few days.

We’re very excited about the Openbravo Web POS. Mind you, this is not your average POS system. This is a retail solution that combines a great web-based user experience with a solid enterprise architecture.

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Business Management

When I presented the Roadmap for 2012 I announced that the new User Documentation would be published by December 2011. Let me give you an update about the current status and the short&mid term plan of the Openbravo 3 User Guide. Current status There are already some areas ready for you to review and provide […]

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About a week ago, Openbravo announced my appointment to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the company.Since the announcement, I have received an enormous amount of congratulatory messages from not only colleagues and partners but from members of…

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