As the fashion industry becomes increasingly dominated by multinational fast-fashion brands like Zara and H&M, there is still room for niche players who put the emphasis on exclusive, contemporary fashion and serve a regional rather than international market. These retailers have much to gain from an integrated and omnichannel retail
Founded in 2010, Deporvillage has become one of the leading online stores for cycling, running, and other sports equipment in Southern Europe. By 2016, the company had expanded into four countries – Spain, Italy, France and Portugal – and reached €20m in sales. However, the growing volume and complexity of its business
Spanish textile brand Bassols has a unique heritage that goes back two centuries and is possibly the oldest surviving textile company in the world. But it faced a problem common to a lot of long-established companies, namely it had disparate IT systems that were not designed to talk to each
Sports retailing is a fast-moving sector and so retailers that want to stay ahead of the competition need a solution that can handle diverse inventory, large assortments and frequent season changes, which are inherent to this sector. Depique, a Spanish golfing specialty retailer, offers over 40,000 products and it was
During the Openbravo Asia-Pacific partner summit, I had the chance to visit the Decathlon Anubhava shop. Anubhava means “experience” in the language spoken in the Indian state of Karnataka of which Bangalore is the capital. This Decathlon shop holds true to its name by providing a true experience to sports
Let me share with you these materials corresponding to the webinar I conducted this week about the Openbravo Commerce Platform. This webinar is a great opportunity for all of you to know our vision about the Retail industry and its challenges, the main conclusions of our recent retail study about IT systems
This blog post belongs to a series of somewhat informal conversations with key partners to talk about their real experiences with us and how they have developed their markets successfully. Andrea Feraco, Openbravo business unit director at Extra (http://www.extrasrl.it/), Gold Partner and Official Localizer of Openbravo in Italy, talks to
India is going through a change. Well, I am not here to talk about the socio-political changes which are happening around the country but a change that can directly impact us, the followers and fans of Open Source. Mr. Narendra Modi is going to be sworn in as the next
The Prince of Asturias Awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Oviedo, Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in several categories, ranges from Art, to Literature, Sport, Technical and Scientific Research, and Concord.
This year, the Prince of Asturias Foundation – the organization awarding the prizes – has invited CENATIC (Centro Nacional de Referencia de Aplicación de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación) to propose a candidate for receiving the award in the International Cooperation category.
After having evaluated various options, CENATIC decided to candidate the International Open Source Community, defined as all persons and institutions around the world who contribute to free software through a collaborative, open model based on freedom, knowledge sharing, collaboration, meritocracy, and respect for copyright, with actions such as developing , outreach, advocacy, documentation, evidence, organization, marketing support and free software.
- 2010: The Transplantation Society and the National Transplant Organization
- 2007: Al Gore
- 2006: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- 2001: The International Space Station
- 1994: Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin
- 1993: United Nations Blue Berets stationed in Ex-Yugoslavia
- 1992: Nelson Mandela and Fredrik Willelm de Klerk
- and many others.
Openbravo as an organization and myself as an individual support this candidature recognizing that the International Open Source Community has been an engine of technological innovation and economic growth; in addition, open source has allowed the spread of knowledge around the world, eliminating economical, social, cultural, geographic and language barriers and ensuring the free and unfeathered access to technology for all.
Today I invite all members of the Openbravo Community to support this candidature by:
- Endorsing it on the CENATIC site: http://www.cenatic.es/swlppa
- Spreading the word through social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
- Inviting your contacts to support this candidature.
As proud members of the International Open Source Community, Openbravo as an organization and myself as an individual feel honored to make our small contribution to larger open source movement. We are also moved and humbled to see open source recognized as one of the great achievements of humanity.
Second, it is a very special moment also for the rest of the Openbravo partner network. While each of our Partners is a success story in itself, winners are the evidence and the testimonial that we are walking a successful business path.