Getting started with Openbravo
This document provides a list of resources for people evaluating or getting started with Openbravo.
What Openbravo can do
- Openbravo Commerce Platform
- Openbravo ERP Platform
- Openbravo Roadmap
- Openbravo Success stories for Retailers
- Openbravo Success stories for Other Industries
- Openbravo partners world wide
In order to optimize the time you invest in discovering Openbravo, we recommend that you follow the following approach.
Start experiencing Openbravo products by accessing our demonstration environments. Start with the Product Tour to get a first impression through a guided and interactive tour and continue with the Online Trial on your own to go into more detail with the product exploration.
- Product Tour: The first step! . Go through a guided and interactive tour to get a first impression of the product. If you have not yet experimented with our products, we recommend that you go through this tour first as you will be able to:
- Have a first hand experience with the product
- Explore some of the main product features
- Online Trial. The next step! . Access a self-service environment equipped with sample data to go into detail with the product exploration. Don´t miss the Getting Started widget that will guide you through the main Openbravo user actions, user interface, functionality and configuration steps. Finally, you can follow our business flows to experience some of the main business flows. We recommend that you go through the product tour above before using this demo environment that will allow you to:
- Get access to all standard features. Modules are not included in this environment.
- Explore the product on your own. You can request an assisted demonstration also!
- Create your own evaluation environment. Since the online demo is a shared demo environment, there are some limitations on what you can do with it and what you cannot. In particular, we cannot give you system administrator privileges and we are refreshing the system on a daily basis. If you want to evaluate Openbravo's flexibility and experiment with different configurations, or if you want to have a persistent data set to complete your evaluation, you would need your own Openbravo system set up. You can choose between four easy ways of doing so:
- Openbravo On Demand: Experience dedicated instance of Openbravo Professional Edition running on a virtual server in the cloud with simple monthly fee per active user and no long term commitment. Find more information in the Openbravo_On_Demand_FAQ;
- Deploy in Amazon EC2: Get your own Openbravo server in the AWS cloud, and manage it yourself.
- Install an Openbravo Appliance: Get a full Openbravo server for evaluation purposes with minimal installation hassles leveraging virtualization technology;
- Deploy Openbravo on Ubuntu stack: If you are an Ubuntu user, install Openbravo in your system directly from the Ubuntu Software Center;
Once you have completed your evaluation, you are ready to start your implementation project, either with the Community Edition or with the Professional Subscription.
Starting a new project
Openbravo offers 3 different editions:
- Openbravo Community Edition. It provides a totally free ERP solution released under the Openbravo Public License. It is a good way for developers to get to know the Openbravo ERP Platform. This edition only includes free core modules and free public functionality. Advanced or premium core modules such as Project Management or Production and MRP or commercial modules such as Openbravo Analytics or the Openbravo Core Mobile Infrastructure required to develop mobile applications are not included. It does not provide neither access to Professional Services provided by Openbravo Partners.
- Openbravo Enterprise Edition
- Openbravo Professional Edition
These two editions provide access to all public and commercial functionality and to the full catalog of Professional Services provided by Openbravo Partners. For these two please refer to our Editions and Pricing sections for the Openbravo Commerce Platform and Openbravo ERP Platform products in order to know about their pricing and benefits.
As many open source projects, Openbravo has its own Forge where our Community collaborates around the project. There you can access the project forums and review ongoing projects to extend the Openbravo functionality through modules, integrate it with external solutions, or to deliver services around it.
Review System Requirements first.
To install Openbravo please follow Openbravo Installation Manual.
Upgrade path from previous versions to the newer ones are available
- Upgrading from Openbravo 2.50 to Openbravo 3
- Upgrading from Openbravo 2.3x and 2.40 to Openbravo 2.50
In the link below you can find User documentation of Openbravo. The main purpose of this documentation is to describe key business processes that are supported in the product and the way they are implemented. This documentation gives you a very good idea of what can be achieved with the product and how you can do it because it contains a detailed step by step execution instructions for main business flows.
This Quick Guide describes the main steps needed to setup and run fundamental functional flows for your company in Openbravo, intentionally keeping the explanations and executions as simple as possible. By following this simple guide you should be able to have your own version of Openbravo up and running within a couple of hours.
Developing with Openbravo
The Openbravo development environment includes a mix of tools and methodologies that make Openbravo developers' life easier.
- Openbravo Developers Guide: a detailed guide on setting up your development environment, understanding the system architecture and how to build new features.
How to contribute to Openbravo
There are many ways to make Openbravo a better product.
QA process. Acceptance testing
The Openbravo QA team makes sure that all releases pass a minimum quality level before making their way to the customer.
Whenever a release is launched, an acceptance process is executed.
Questions? Contact us. We can help you!
If you are evaluating our solutions, business opportunity, or just want more information, we are happy to answer all your questions and get you set up. Simply fill out the form here, or for immediate assistance, call us on the phone numbers there.