Openbravo Integrates Ubuntu for Open-Source ERP Solution

Openbravo announces the release of a new integrated business management solution built on top of Ubuntu Server Edition, Openbravo ERP 2.50 Professional Subscription for Ubuntu.

Openbravo has announced the release of a new integrated business management solution built on top of Ubuntu Server Edition, Openbravo ERP 2.50 Professional Subscription for Ubuntu.

Openbravo ERP 2.50 Professional Subscription for Ubuntu is available through Openbravo's partner network. This integrated offering combines Openbravo ERP 2.50 and Ubuntu Server Edition, including Openbravo's support on the entire solution, the company said.

Openbravo develops Web-based open-source ERP (enterprise resource planning) and POS (point of sale) solutions for businesses, while Canonical is the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux.

Openbravo ERP is now included in the Ubuntu partner repository, enabling Ubuntu users to add the software quickly and easily to their Ubuntu server. The new Openbravo ERP Professional Subscription for Ubuntu provides expert support and business continuity for the entire open-source software stack, which includes the ERP software, operating system, application server and database.

The latest release of the ERP software, Openbravo ERP 2.50 Professional Subscription, introduced the concept of modularity, simplifying customization and the creation of third-party add-ons. This makes it easier for organizations to tailor their ERP system to their exact needs, while maintaining upgradeability.

In a statement, John Pugh, ISV channel sales manager of Canonical, said: "The bottom line is that Openbravo and Canonical are taking our relationship to a new level with this offering. The engineering and support teams on both sides have collaborated deeply to bring this integrated solution to market. Canonical is very excited to directly offer Openbravo's ERP system to our business users."

Also in a statement, Josep Mitja, chief operating officer at Openbravo, said: "This exciting new partnership with Canonical is opening important doors for our ecosystem and partners. Openbravo's ERP inclusion in the Ubuntu partner repository enables members of the open-source ecosystem to install Openbravo ERP easily. And, on top of that, our new Professional Subscription product, which is based on Ubuntu and a PostgreSQL database, allows our partners to tailor premium, commercially-supported 100 percent open-source solutions for their end customers' benefit."