Open Source and the ERP Market
Open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) company Openbravo indicated that its software has been downloaded over two million times - making it one of the most (if not the most) ERP solutions on the market today.
The milestone comes just a few months after the release of Openbravo 3. The professional and community versions of Openbravo three (and other Web-based solutions of this nature) are quickly proving to be far more efficient and flexible than legacy systems and much more extensible with over 325 modules administrators can choose from.
"The value of open source ERP is undeniable, and any organization that wants to gain competitive advantage by moving from spreadsheets and Quickbooks to an ERP needs to include an open source option during their evaluation," said Paolo Juvara, CEO of Openbravo. "Not only have we seen an increase in the download rate of the Community Edition, but deployments of Openbravo Professional Edition have surged 197% in Europe and 110% in North America."