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Barcelona and New Delhi - July 15th, 2015 JK Technosoft (JKT), a global IT services and software solutions company and Openbravo, the provider of the preferred Commerce Suite and Business Suite, today announced a strategic partnership to help midsize organizations to succeed in today's rapidly changing business environment. This strategic alliance combines JKT's experience from two decades of providing commerce and logistics solutions to its global clients, with Openbravo's cutting-edge technology to deliver world-class web-based solutions that meet the needs of midsize companies across varied industries. This collaboration will allow Openbravo to strengthen its presence globally and especially in India and the Asia Pacific region to distribute its successful Openbravo Commerce Suite and Openbravo Business Suite solutions. The Openbravo Commerce Suite is a state-of-the-art multichannel retail solution that allows retailers to transform their physical store channel to progress in their omnichannel strategies. The Openbravo Business Suite is a global management solution especially suited to support the most specific business requirements. Both solutions are built on top of a highly flexible and extendible platform that allows companies to achieve a higher level of operational agility. "JKT is excited about this partnership. We are confident about creating more opportunities and achieving great success together.", says Arun Sikri, Strategic Practice Head, JKT. "Being an Openbravo partner will enable us to efficiently provide value added web-based Commerce and ERP services to our customers." "Our partnership with JKTech, which is already a provider of recognized business applications in the mid-market segment allows Openbravo to realize its growth strategy in targeting larger organizations that look forward to implementing a bimodal organization based on a two tier ERP and Business application strategy. These types of organizations, which are often very large multinational corporations, tend to run their "core" head office operations upon a proven ERP system while seeking more agility for their fast moving operations, like integrating subsidiaries, retail distributors, new acquisitions with lower TCO and easy to deploy solutions. We see plenty of these opportunities in the markets covered by JKTech, a recognized client's IT service partner of choice, and it is a great chance for Openbravo together with JKTech to help our customers to compete in a rapidly changing environment in order to excel in their business operations.", says Francesco Leto, COO of Openbravo.
Barcelona, Spain & Bengaluru, India, August 27th 2015 Openbravo, the provider of the preferred Commerce Suite and Business Suite, today, announced a strategic partnership with Happiest Minds Technologies, a next generation Digital Transformation, Infrastructure & Security and Product Engineering Services Company. "Openbravo welcomes the strategic partnership with Happiest Minds and both organizations are engaging in a great working relationship to bring cutting-edge technological advancements to Openbravo's retail offerings. Our global presence plus the importance and international reach of the Openbravo Commerce Suite clients in the retail space makes us uniquely positioned to work together with a partner with the stature of Happiest Minds. We believe that Retail Customers, several of which are true market leaders, can benefit greatly from this alliance", said Marco de Vries, CEO, Openbravo. "We were looking for the right partner to build a unique proposition for retailers to help them rapidly improve their customer buying experience within an OmniChannel framework. With Openbravo, we found the right solution at a competitive price and flexibility to extend it to provide a differentiated offering to our Retail Customers ", said Salil Godika, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer and Retail Industry Group Head of Happiest Minds. "Happiest Minds and Openbravo are focused on the OmniChannel framework where the idea is to enhance the overall performance of a retailer and help its Retailer Customers bring the consumer back into their stores by providing a unique experience. We are working together in areas such as OmniChannel Fulfillment, Retail IoT and Advanced Analytics" - Said Sunando Banerjee, Channel Business Manager at Openbravo. The Openbravo Commerce Suite is a multichannel retail business solution built on top of a truly modular, mobile-enabled and cloud-ready technology platform. The platform allows retailers to transform their physical store channel and do more and faster, with lower risks. About Openbravo Openbravo is a world leader in the commercial open source software space helping midsize to large organizations in 60+ countries around the globe successfully manage continuous change and innovation by providing business management solutions that deliver a high degree of agility, responsiveness and usability, including a state-of-the-art multichannel retail solution, the Openbravo Commerce Suite, and a global management solution, the Openbravo Business Suite, both built on top of a highly flexible and extendible platform that allows companies a greater focus on differentiation and innovation. Openbravo solutions are exclusively distributed through a network of Official Openbravo Partners. Openbravo has offices in India, France, Mexico and Spain. About Happiest Minds Technologies Happiest Minds enables Digital Transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experience, business efficiency and actionable insights through an integrated set of disruptive technologies: Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Mobility, Cloud, Security, Unified Communications, etc. Happiest Minds offers domain centric solutions applying skills, IPs and functional expertise in IT Services, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Security. These services have applicability across industry sectors such as retail, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, banking, insurance, hi-tech, engineering R&D, manufacturing, automotive and travel/transportation/hospitality. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, Singapore, Australia and has secured $ 52.5 million Series-A funding. Its investors are JPMorgan Private Equity Group, Intel Capital and Ashok Soota.
Paris, France, September 21st 2015 France is the first European country (plus HQs in Spain) in which Openbravo opens offices, which undoubtedly speaks of the importance of this country in the growth of Openbravo. "We've made great progress with customers like BUT that allows us to strengthen our ´Retail First´ strategy. We want to be closer to our partners and work with them on new opportunities that we have to strengthen our position in the French market in the same way as we have done in markets like Mexico or India where our offices have been a turning point in the relationship with our partners and customers. Certainly we expect at least the same in France", said CEO Marco de Vries. The team will consist initially of a representation of 3 people with a business and technical profile, along with Channel Business Manager for Europe, Xavier Anaya, who added: "We intend to generate new business that will positively impact our partners. In addition, we want to support the sales processes and existing projects. Therefore, as always, we place our partners at the center of our strategy, supporting them from all sides." In addition, Openbravo announces its presence as exhibitor in DIGITAL(in)STORE by Equipmag that will be held from the 21st of September to the 23rd at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles in co-location with the E-COMMERCE PARIS trade show, as part of PARIS RETAIL WEEK, the new event which gathers the community of retail and e-commerce. Openbravo and its Gold Partner Phidias will be presenting the Openbravo Commerce Suite in the booth #Q025.
Pamplona, Spain, November 4th, 2015 Openbravo, the world leader in the commercial open source software space, has inaugurated its new headquarters in Pamplona to accommodate the expected development within its strategy in the retail sector and its growth in Europe that today accounts for 41% of its turnover. The new offices will allow for the expected growth of the company in the retail sector. The Openbravo solution, the Commerce Suite, is a reference solution for specialized international retailers requiring a store solution that responds to today's omnichannel challenges. The new facilities will also help to provide a higher quality service to a growing number of international distributors and customers in this sector. The offices, which have been up and running since October and stand out for providing greater space which virtually doubles the previous size, already have 61 workers with the intention of reaching 80 next year. To do this, the company will select professionals with experience in the retail sector both in software development and consulting services. The new facilities incorporate best practices in interior design, to allow a high degree of collaboration and productivity of the different teams. They also have entertainment areas integrated into the workspaces, offering a better working environment for employees. In particular, they are modern and elegant offices similar in style to those of global technology leaders such as Facebook, Twitter and other technological world leading companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. With this move Openbravo strengthens its position and commitment to Pamplona (Navarra) being at the core of its origins, and Spain as a key market for the company, also driving growth in the rest of Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. In the words of Marco de Vries, Chief Executive Officer of Openbravo, "our growth and greater collaboration with partners and international customers who visit our headquarters more often required a change and modernization of our facilities. We are pleased that occurred in Pamplona, where the company started and where we will continue to invest in creating high-level jobs.".
Barcelona (Spain), Bengaluru (India), 15th December 2015 Openbravo and TCG Digital have recently become partners. This strategic partnership aims to bring both companies together to work on building solutions based on Openbravo products, and collaborate on generating new business opportunities and joint products. "Openbravo has a solution that is truly aligned with our objectives to be flexible, modular and shares the spirit that we also have to actually deliver solutions. The modular design helps build upon a comprehensive set of available functionalities to deliver strategic applications exactly tailored to our customer needs in chosen segments. Both the Commerce Suite and the Business Suite are built on a truly flexible platform with very powerful integration, customization and extension capabilities. We are convinced that Openbravo can become a major software vendor to deliver solutions in the areas where we as TCG Digital have great presence, enter the world of Enterprise Solutions, and continue to make progress on the 'Go Digital' strategy" says Debjyoti Gupta, VP at TCG Digital. Francesco Leto, COO at Openbravo, notes that: "We are convinced that this strategic partnership with a reference IT company like TCG Digital will allow us to deliver customized solutions to effectively tackle true business challenges that companies face every day and everywhere, based on Openbravo´s platform for large companies from different sectors and with a wide variety of needs." Even though the strategic partnership is recent, TCG has already closed an important deal with Travel Systems Ltd to integrate Openbravo into their front-end portal for air/road travel and hotel booking, to serve the back office functionality of purchase, sales and financial management & controlling, and reporting. Sunando Banerjee, Channel Business Manager for APAC countries, comments that "this is just the beginning of a profitable partnership that we are sure is going to bring us a lot more projects for both partners."
Pamplona, Spain, January 29th, 2016 Openbravo, the world leader in the commercial open source software space, today announced its results for the full year ending December 31, 2015. Openbravo experienced exceptional momentum in its Retail business in 2015 with a very impressive three-digit growth in its Retail subscription bookings. Retail subscription bookings growth, the key measure for Openbravo's commercial success, increased by a stunning 141% during 2015. Customer adoption of the Openbravo Commerce Suite continues to accelerate sharply, especially with mid-sized and larger specialty retailers with a physical stores network who are in need of a modern mobile store solution that can be seamlessly integrated with their legacy back-office systems to progress in their omnichannel strategies and strengthen competitiveness against the rapidly upcoming ecommerce retailers. The last quarter of 2015 was especially impressive and confirmed the strategic relevance of the Openbravo Commerce Suite for today's retailers, with the sign-up of a new subscription for a multinational Fortune 500 wholesale and retail pharmacy group that selected Openbravo to equip hundreds of stores within its opticians business unit with Openbravo's state-of-the-art cloud and mobile Point-of-Sale. 2015 has also been a key year for our channel operations with the incorporation of a new COO and large partners such as Happiest Minds, TCG Digital, JK Technosoft and Grupo Taurus joining our partner program. "Openbravo has done a great job in the channel this year.", said Francesco Leto, COO at Openbravo. "We have improved the profile of our partners and now we count with larger companies that will help us to accelerate our growth and effectively service larger retailers. This is key to driving the scale and adoption of the Openbravo solutions worldwide. We expect this positive trend to continue in 2016 ". International expansion was also improved with the opening of a new office in France that will help Openbravo better serve its French partners and rapidly growing customer base in the country, with companies like BUT, the leading home furnishings French retailer, that has more than 300 stores using Openbravo solutions. Openbravo also opened a new headquarters in Spain to be able to continue the growth of its team and accommodate the expected development within its strategy in the retail sector and its growth in Europe. "After a successful 2015 we are in an excellent position to continue on the path indicated by our strategic shift to become a leading company in the retail software space. Our completeness of vision in specialty retail gives us tremendous confidence in our business in 2016 and beyond. Also, our new cloud offering due for launch in a few weeks time will for sure help us to further accelerate retail cloud sales growth that will quickly translate into significantly more revenue and profits for Openbravo and, very importantly, for our Official Partners. 2016 is also very special for us, since in the course of this year we will be celebrating 10 years in the market, so we can all expect very exciting news in the coming months." said Marco de Vries, CEO of Openbravo.
Barcelona, February 23rd, 2016 The Openbravo Commerce Cloud, combines the powerful Openbravo Commerce Suite with Openbravo Cloud, a single-tenant Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) option that enables specialty retailers to deploy Openbravo products on virtual servers in AWS. The Openbravo Commerce Cloud frees retailers from the high costs and complexities of managing hardware, which can be scaled up or down based on growth or changing business needs. By combining the Openbravo Commerce Cloud with the services provided locally by an Authorized Openbravo Partner, retailers will enjoy a fully managed state-of-the-art retail solution in the cloud. The Openbravo Commerce Cloud can be adopted under a variety of business scenarios, ranging from being used exclusively as a next generation mobile store solution to the deployment of a complete retail management system, built on top of Openbravo's highly flexible and easily extendable commerce technology platform that enables retailers to focus on business innovation for more competitiveness. Specialty retailers will gain superior agility to rapidly adapt to their continuously changing business needs, such as the opening of new stores, international expansion, roll-out of new store concepts, or simply to more effectively manage recurring challenges like peak demand during weekends or the holiday season. The unique combination of the flexibility of the Openbravo Commerce Suite itself with the agility provided by AWS and the services delivered by Openbravo Cloud Operations, including 24/7 support and a strong disaster recovery strategy, are key enablers for retailers to achieve this superior agility. The Openbravo Commerce Cloud is priced with a transparent model, which clearly splits software costs, based on POS terminals and back-office concurrent users, and the cloud infrastructure costs, based on the provisioned AWS and support resources, to optimize total cost and so ensure a perfect fit with retailers' requirements. "The Openbravo Commerce Cloud provides specialty retailers with the opportunity to adopt a solution that meets three critical operating standards: lower capital expense, variable cost of operations on the basis of the pay-for-what-you-use principle, and a very scalable computing platform. The combination of these three standards results in a highly competitive TCO, something that will be much valued by Retail CIOs who are forced to re-evaluate how their IT spending is allocated in order to keep up with the pace of new IT initiatives to support the rapidly evolving retail business model", said Ismael Ciordia, CTO at Openbravo. To celebrate this important announcement, Openbravo has announced a special launch offer for all Openbravo Commerce Cloud new contracts closed before 30th June 2016. For more information visit www.openbravo.com/commerce-cloud
Barcelona (Spain) and Delhi (India), June 9th, 2016 M&B Footwear has selected the Openbravo Commerce Suite for its upcoming Lee Cooper Shoes EBO (Exclusive Brand Outlet) Stores to gain greater visibility across its vast distribution network spread across India comprising of more than 80 distributors. The company, the only one in India which has a portfolio of several national and international Footwear brands including, amongst others, the worldwide leader Lee Cooper, needed a new system to replace its current legacy store solution that would help the business to support future growth plans and position it better to efficiently address today's footwear industry challenges. The new solution will make it possible to significantly reduce the IT investment on each store and the preparation time for new openings as well as seamless integration of the online channel, so supporting the company's omnichannel strategy and future expansion plans more efficiently. Thanks to its unique architecture, M&B Footwear will also gain real-time centralized inventory visibility across locations while also achieving greater business agility for the faster introduction of new brands, styles, collections, prices and promotions, that can be made available transparently and rapidly on each store and terminal, so allowing the company to keep up with fast changing consumer tastes and footwear fashion trends. M&B Footwear distributors will also gain access to a modern solution that will allow them to increase the efficiency of their overall retail operations, and seamlessly integrate with M&B Footwear, so helping to boost the overall distribution network performance through improved operational coordination and greater end-to-end visibility. Detailed daily sales information will be available at headquarters level within hours of closing the last retail outlet thanks to a centralized system that will provide greater insights into inventory and sales performance across different distribution channels and the whole business portfolio. And thanks to being a very easy to integrate solution, it opens the door to future integration with the corporate SAP system for real time control and monitoring of the business from the headquarters and the option to easily reconcile information at any time with the information provided by SAP. Lastly, M&B Footwear also particularly valued the fact that Openbravo provides a fully responsive web and mobile point of sale, which opens up new possibilities to provide improved shopping experiences to employees and customers in the future and guarantees full IT freedom to select the mobile devices of their choice. According to Shishir Kumar, M&B Footwear's Head of IT, "After a thorough analysis of the existing alternatives on the market, we chose the Openbravo Commerce Suite thanks to its light architecture that simplifies deployment and maintenance of our retail outlets, the possibility to use mobile POS enabling us to provide an enhanced in-store shopping experience as well as centralized real-time inventory visibility across locations and Openbravo's superior capacity to seamlessly integrate with existing systems. These capacities will allow us to ensure our store opening plan, deliver new services and a more specialized in-store assisted sale as well as support our omnichannel strategy through easier integration with our online channel and adopt a new solution for our distributors that will provide us with greater visibility across our vast country-wide distribution network. And all this whilst being well aligned with our budget." Exceloid, a specialized consulting firm offering Technical Consulting, Web Application Development and Mobile App Development, Digital Signage and Infrastructure Services, will be Openbravo's Official Partner in charge of the project implementation. About M&B Footwear M&B Footwear is one of the fastest growing companies in the Shoe business of India. Within a short span of just over a decade, M&B Footwear has grown multifold, and is probably the only company in India which has a portfolio of several national and international brands. The company is spearheaded by Bhai Ajinder Singh, who holds an MBA from North Eastern University, Boston (USA), with specialization in Marketing & Finance and Inder Dev S. Musafir, a footwear technologist from South Fields College, Leicester (U.K). The vertically integrated structure of M&B provides the support and strength to face the toughest market competition. Each department in the vertical format of M&B is a growth engine in itself, and its uniqueness lies in its structure.
With these enhancements, Openbravo further improves the value proposition of its flagship Commerce Suite solution for specialized retailers, particularly those with a sizable network of physical establishments, and perhaps also an online sales channel, which demand more complex supply chain management capabilities. This enhanced solution also makes the most of the benefits of mobile and cloud technologies, thus improving all retail operations. According to Marco de Vries, CEO of Openbravo, "Supply chain management is now, more than ever, a fundamental strategic function for retailers. For this reason, we have expanded and enhanced the Commerce Suite capabilities to enable retailers to effectively manage the supply chain using a single, mobile solution in the Cloud". The new capabilities include improvements in usability and functionality when using mobile devices. New capabilities in demand forecasting, inventory planning, advanced warehouse management and distribution have been added to complement the applications already available in areas such as inventory management, purchasing and manufacturing, so offering retailers a complete suite for the management of their supply chain in the cloud. According to Maarten Tromp, Director of Product Management for the company, "Omnichannel is a goal for many retail companies nowadays, but it is not possible to achieve without advanced supply chain management. A partner like Openbravo can help retailers meet this challenge with a functionally-rich solution that stands out from others in the market". Commerce Suite now incorporates a set of pre-configured cloud infrastructure packages, and more advanced options for multi-server and high-availability scenarios that provide greater degrees of flexibility. In summary, Openbravo has significantly improved and expanded the functional capabilities of its offering, so reinforcing its position as reference solution for retailers. With this evolution, the company aims to further strengthen its global expansion, which already sees Openbravo present in markets such as France, India and Mexico, and the Spanish market in particular. The Openbravo Commerce Suite is already trusted by international companies such as Decathlon India as well as Spanish companies including Depique, Patadon, Deporvillage, Bassols, Ranking or Sivasdescalzo. To learn more, visit this link.
Barcelona (Spain) and Zaventem (Belgium), November 10th, 2016 Openbravo and frePPLe today announced a strategic partnership to help retailers optimize the execution of their retail operations with advanced planning capabilities. The effective integration of Openbravo and frePPLe solutions will generate new and exciting business opportunities for both companies. "We are confident this partnership will bring us many opportunities and create a lot of value to Openbravo customers. A successful integration between execution and planning is a big driver for value creation. Our shared open source roots make Openbravo the perfect partner for us." says Johan De Taeye, founder and CEO of frePPLe. "We are convinced that this strategic partnership will allow us to deliver solutions which effectively tackle real planning challenges that companies face every day in today's volatile and demanding markets." says Hicham Lahlou, managing partner at frePPLe. "The partnership with frePPLe is strategic for us." says Maarten Tromp, Director of Product Management at Openbravo. "FrePPLe's planning capabilities represent an important addition to our product offering for retailers in the areas of sales forecasting, inventory management and replenishment, and one that is fully in line with Openbravo's philosophy of great functionality delivered through a simple user-interface. We look forward to going to market jointly and have no doubts of a rapid and vast acceptance." . To celebrate this strategic partnership, Openbravo and frePPLe will conduct two webinars in December related to the topic of Forecasting and Planning for Retailers: December 1st: "Demand Forecasting and Inventory Planning in Omnichannel Retail: Ready for the Challenge?". Register here: English / Spanish. December 15th:"Hands-on Demo for Omnichannel Retailers: Demand Forecasting and Inventory Planning with Openbravo and frePPLe". Register here: English / Spanish.