Getting started with Openbravo
This document provides a list of resources for people evaluating or getting started with Openbravo.
What Openbravo can do
The Openbravo Commerce Suite is a multichannel retail business solution built on top of a truly modular, mobile-enabled and cloud-ready technology platform that allows retailers to transform their physical store channel and do more and faster, with lower risks. All this being a must in today’s omnichannel retail reality to provide great shopping experiences to your customers and successfully embrace change and innovation. The Openbravo Commerce Suite offers a unique store solution including a responsive web and mobile POS with assisted sale and inventory visibility capabilities, backed by a complete back office functionality, which can be easily integrated with legacy corporate systems or scale up to the entire business management thanks to its built-in analytics, warehouse and distribution, procurement, merchandising, customer, financials and accounting management capabilities, as well as available e-commerce platform connectors. All on a single product.
The Openbravo Business Suite is a global management solution built on top of a truly modular, mobile-enabled and cloud-ready technology platform that allows organizations to deliver business process improvements faster, be more focused on business differentiation and business process innovation, and do so with lower risks.
The Openbravo Business Suite offers a comprehensive business management solution with built-in ERP, CRM and BI capabilities, which can be easily integrated with legacy corporate systems to create highly differentiating or innovating solutions or scale up to the entire business management. All on a single product.
The Openbravo Subscription and Recurring Billing solution provides a comprehensive functionality to support recurring billing based revenue models, from pricing definition to subscription and contracts management, billing and revenue recognition.
The Openbravo Technology Platform lies at the heart of all Openbravo solutions. A truly modular, mobile-enabled and cloud-ready platform providing the core set of technologies that allow extending Openbravo to fit your business needs or developing completely new differentiating and innovative enterprise solutions
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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 some easy ways of doing so in the installation guide.
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 Suite and Openbravo Business Suite 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
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.