by Nicolas Serrano
This is a question that many community members and partners have in mind without a clear answer. Of course, you can find a short answer in our FAQ
about product localization. But is this realistic?
The first point is to realize that localizing an ERP is an endless task, as is the development of the ERP itself. But we can say that we have a basic localization when you translate the interface and create a chart of accounts for your country. The standard answer is a month for translation and a week for the chart of accounts.
We have tested it this month, we wanted to finalize the localization for French for the Solutions Linux 2008
and we decided to take charge of it. There was a partial translation for a previous version of the product that was about three quarters of the total translation, so there was the need to finalize it and verify it.
To create the chart of accounts we started from scratch with the information available from the “Ministère de l'Économie, des finances et de l'emploi”
We started at the beginning of this month and the files were available before the opening of Solutions Linux.
This required a person that knows French and is familiar with business terminology and a person that knows the basics of accounting behaviour. Both skills are essential to implementating the product. The language skill is obvious, but the knowledge of accounting is something that many consultants feel uncomfortable working with. The creation of the chart of accounts is a way to get this skill without the pressure of the customer.
Finally, what you need is a month of work to have the localization of your country and start your operation (of course with good experience with the product).
by Marta Moncosí
Within the last few days new positions have been opened at Openbravo in several departments, namely our Sales & Business Development, Product Development, Professional Services, Consulting and Community Divisions in both our Pamplona and Barcelona offices. The company is also planning to expand overseas soon.
We are now looking for bright minds to join our team and to help build on our success… if you are ready for a challenging and highly rewarding experience in an international setting, then you should have a look at the list of openings in our Openbravo Employment Channel
We specially value people from the Openbravo community that has experience installing, configuring, customizing or developing on Openbravo ERP platform and for those of you who have engineering background (or related disciplines), with strong development and/or management experience.
Openbravo offers a complete HR plan within a rapidly growing technology company, with huge potential for professional development, a competitive compensation system which includes great benefits. Also, working for Openbravo means working in a dynamic and young environment, with flexible working conditions, which foster innovation and creativity.
Given our rapid growth, we have plans to keep hiring on a regular basis during the year. I recommend for those interested to keep checking the Openbravo Employment Channel page for new openings.
If Openbravo sounds like the place for you, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to hearing from you!