Popular Open Source ERP Expanding to Meet Demand for Next-generation Business Applications in Australia
SYDNEY, Australia – May 10th, 2012 – Openbravo, the agile ERP Company, today announced the company’s official launch in Australia. Downloaded more than 2,000,000 times, over 6,000 companies rely on Openbravo to run their business because it offers unmatched flexibility, usability and affordability. In Australia, Openbravo downloads have surged 35% in the last 12 months, prompting the company to expand its network of certified partners.
“Openbravo has been growing steadily in Australia for the last 3 years. Thanks to our partner Enterprise Intelligence Systems Pty Ltd (Eintel), we have observed an exponential growth in 2011.” said Sunando Banerjee, Channel Business Manager in Asia Pacific and Middle East. “We’re excited to expand our presence with another exceptional Australian company CingleVue, who are currently developing a complete Openbravo solution for the K-12 education sector in Australia. Based on the demand for Openbravo across all industry sectors, we are actively recruiting more local IT companies to help deliver and implement our solution.”
As a response to the great demand that Openbravo is experiencing in Australia, Openbravo is holding 2 events in Sydney:
- Openbravo Australia launch party – 24th May: For business leaders interested in learning how agile ERP can accelerate the performance of their company.
- Meet the CEO, with Openbravo CEO Paolo Juvara – 25th May: For VARs and system integrators interested in growing new profits by creating an Openbravo implementation practice.
People interested in attending any one of these events should send an email to Sunando Banerjee (email@example.com) with the name of the event as the subject.
“We find a great diversity of needs amongst Australian businesses who want systems they can adapt to their business, so agility is key to their success and satisfaction,” said Greg Tolefe, Managing Director & CEO at CingleVue. “Because Openbravo is 100% web-based and cloud ready, it provides great technology to companies that may not be able to afford it otherwise.”
Openbravo’s Agile ERP approach is a major departure from mainstream ERP, which requires companies to absorb large license fees for expensive, inflexible software. Unlike mainstream ERP, Openbravo can be deployed in as little as a few weeks in some cases, after which functionality is added via pre-packaged modules or customizations as needed.
“Business in Australia is succeeding against countries that can offer lower labor and materials cost due to Australian ingenuity and efficiency,” said Paolo Juvara, CEO of Openbravo. “Australian entrepreneurs can’t afford the inflexibility and cost overhead of legacy ERP in this global economy, which is why Openbravo and our local partners are helping companies use an agile, affordable alternative to the old ways of ERP.”
Openbravo is available in both Professional and Community editions, both of which provide core functionality for retail, distribution, manufacturing, finance, sales, and supply chain management among other capabilities. Openbravo Professional Edition is available exclusively from Openbravo certified partners. Professional Edition includes advanced functionality, support and full in-application access to Openbravo modules to extend the product capabilities.
Beyond open source ERP, Openbravo has also has created or expanded relationships with other leading open source business application vendors including SugarCRM, Magento, and cloud computing leader Amazon Web Services (AWS).