Update on the Openbravo ERP project


Posted by Hafed Benteftifa | Posted in Other tools | Posted on 04-04-2007

Unfortunately, the ERP project that was scheduled to be rolled out in a major institution in Algeria was cancelled at the last minute (2 days before the roll out). No reasons were given for the cancellation but from the news I got, there was a shakeup at the highest level.

This is not unusual with Algerian companies as most of them work without any planning and decisions are most of the time taken without any rational thoughts.

While I knew this could happen when I got involved with the project, I did not expect that it could end this way. There were many things I learned, both on a technical and human level. The most important one is that I was able to customize Openbravo for the Algerian market. I was able to prepare a number of tutorials related to the various modules.

The Openbravo team cited those presentations on their blog (see www.openbravo.com).

Unfortunately and because of other commitments, I can not continue working on Openbravo for the time being.

If there is another interest with this excellent ERP, I will gladly carry on.

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Comments (2)


I saw your post and hence this query.

I am looking at suggesting openbravo for one of my clients in the mfg&distribution segment. Is it possible to share some of your tutorials?


I prepared some how-to docs related to the daily usage of that company and unfortunately they are in French.
However, I posted some powepoint slides on slideshare.net (tag: openbravo) about the various modules (typical scenarios).
These are based on the openbravo manual and I used the sample data that comes with Openbravo.
The only module that might get you into trouble is the Financial module. It depends on the local system (target country) and you will have to work on the account file.
Other than that, it is a fine ERP.
There is another competing closed-Open source ERP (MFG) which is also of a high quality. IT is roughly based on Compiere and I found it (demoed it) quite interesting. But since the company I was going to contract the ERP is a service company, I did prefer Openbravo.
Unfortunately, I am involved with other projects at this point and I don’t really have time to work on Openbravo. Hopefully, something will come in the near-future and I will gladly come back to Openbravo.

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