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Xavier Places i Cano

Passionate about my family, friends, Openbravo and Marketing! Ready to engage with us? Product Marketing Director at Openbravo

announcement

Customers today should be at the center of every retailing strategy, so retailers need to be able to offer them the best shopping experience across channels. For physical stores in particular, this means empowering associates with the best possible tools which allow them to provide superior customer service as well to increase

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Auditability of  transactions and fraud control are key concerns for bricks-and-mortar retailers, so they must ensure their POS solutions provide adequate support in these sensitive areas. The Openbravo Web POS provides security features that allow retailers to support their most complex requirements using a flexible role-based security model. At the POS, this functionality

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The latest release of Openbravo Commerce Suite, corresponding to Q2-2016, is now available in CS (Confirmed Stable) status, making it suitable for deployment in production environments. This release includes many new features including enhanced assisted sale at POS, improved support for daily store operations,  new options for greater operational and

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Development Environment

We are happy to announce that the new Commerce and ERP Platform Releases, 3.0RR14Q3 and 3.0PR14Q3, are already available in QAA (QA Approved) status. Detailed release information can be found in our wiki:  3.0RR14Q3 (Commerce) and 3.0PR14Q3 (ERP). SCOPE SUMMARY These two releases come with a new set of capabilities that enhance the previous releases. Highlights:

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Others

As part of our quarterly Roadmap Update we have just published a new update of the Roadmap document that is available in our wiki. This update includes the list of features already confirmed for our next releases 3.0RR14Q3 (Openbravo Commerce Platform) and 3.0PR14Q3  (Openbravo ERP Platform) that will be available

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User Interface

As I already announced in my previous blogpost Openbravo Analytics is our new analytics solution. Embedded, Easy to Use and Easy to Deploy it dramatically changes Openbravo users’ experience, both with our Commerce Platform and ERP Platform. You can see it in action in this short video. But now it is much easier for

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User Interface

As you know Openbravo Analytics is one of the new components included in our Product Roadmap. It dramatically changes Openbravo users´ experience while working with their data and provides a powerful tool for getting actionable insights into business performance with a solution that is: Embedded Easy to use Easy to

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Others

This is a very exciting time for Openbravo. We are off to a fantastic start of 2014 and are thrilled about all the great things going on in and around Openbravo. Currently we are rolling out our updated product vision and roadmap for the coming years in and beyond our

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Openbravo POS on tablets and smartphones


With the recent announcement last week about the smartphone support for Openbravo POS, Openbravo for Retail completes the range of possible devices that let retailer adapt to any business scenario, ranging from PC based terminals to laptops, tablet devices and now “smartphones like” devices. 
I would like to stress the “like” reference, since it is not even necessary to use an smartphone, but simply a mobile device with a supported browser and internet connectivity, with the miminum required characteristics in terms of screen size and resolution (3.5″ and 480×800 pixels). As a result, retailer can use cost effective devices of around $300, like a simple iPod Touch or others. 

The beauty of this is that this new capability does not mean we are distributing a new version of our solution for smartphones, but the same solution which automatically adapts its layout depending on the size of the terminal, thanks to the responsive design principle provided by the powerful Openbravo Mobile Infraestructure. Its application to our solution was already explained by Rob Goris in this great blogpost. Tablet users will usually work with the double column layout but will be able to switch to the single column layout by simply rotating the device, while smartphone users will usually work with the single column layout.

To illustrate this, a new video is available which shows Openbravo POS features in action on mobile devicesEnglish and Spanish, which complements the one we published last week showing Openbravo POS in a sporting shoes retailer, here.

With this new capability which strenghtens Openbravo’s mobile retail offering, brick-and-mortar retailers get clear business benefits:

  • Simplified deployment and maintenance of a single and cross platform solution that can be run in multiple terminals, either traditional PC based or modern mobile devices like tablets or smartphones, providing the same functionality and user experience, instead of native mobile solutions which require to be installed on each mobile terminal. Only by using a browser.
  • Enable the go-mobile strategy, an industry imperative today, by using both iOS, Windows or Android mobile devices
  • Dramatically reduce terminal costs by using mobile consumer devices, like smartphones or tablets, instead of traditional PC-based terminals
  • Provide a better service and shopping experience to their customers
  • Empower store staff and increase service quality with a modern and more flexible solution that help staff while selling and assisting customers
  • Be more agile in front of seasonal demand situations which require more points of sale by simply adopting mobile devices during these periods

This new feature converts Openbravo for Retail in an even more compelling solution for retailers of different sizes and activity, that can access to a modern and more flexible solution, which can be easily tailored to their own special needs, giving them more agility and better TCO, while achieving real-time global visibility and efficiency on their business demands.


Are you expanding into new territories and/or new business areas, or just seeking for a solution to modernize your stores and provide better shopping experience with a state-of-the-art mobile POS solution? : 

  • Are you an independent mid-sized brick-and-mortar retailer struggling to go mobile and interested to grow on-line? Openbravo for Retail can provide you strong store, e-commerce backend and corporate functionality, with a single source of truth
  • Are you an e-tailer seeking for a complete e-commerce backend solution to better manage your growing operations? Openbravo for Retail can be easily integrated with any e-commerce platform (Magento connector available for example). If you are thinking on opening pop-up stores for showrooming, Openbravo POS with mobile devices can also be a key element for a quick up&running
  • Are you a large brick and mortar retailer and want to protect your headquarters system investment while improving your stores operations? Openbravo POS is the perfect solution, easy to integrate with your current corporate system and from a single integration point

If you want to learn more about our solution:
·        Visit our Retail website section

·        Download our product brochure (Englishand Spanish)

·        Dowload our solution description (Englishand Spanish)

Happy retailing!

Xavier Places
Openbravo’s Retail Lead

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Mobility

Openbravo POS on tablets and smartphones


With the recent announcement last week about the smartphone support for Openbravo POS, Openbravo for Retail completes the range of possible devices that let retailer adapt to any business scenario, ranging from PC based terminals to laptops, tablet devices and now “smartphones like” devices. 
I would like to stress the “like” reference, since it is not even necessary to use an smartphone, but simply a mobile device with a supported browser and internet connectivity, with the miminum required characteristics in terms of screen size and resolution (3.5″ and 480×800 pixels). As a result, retailer can use cost effective devices of around $300, like a simple iPod Touch or others. 

The beauty of this is that this new capability does not mean we are distributing a new version of our solution for smartphones, but the same solution which automatically adapts its layout depending on the size of the terminal, thanks to the responsive design principle provided by the powerful Openbravo Mobile Infraestructure. Its application to our solution was already explained by Rob Goris in this great blogpost. Tablet users will usually work with the double column layout but will be able to switch to the single column layout by simply rotating the device, while smartphone users will usually work with the single column layout.

To illustrate this, a new video is available which shows Openbravo POS features in action on mobile devicesEnglish and Spanish, which complements the one we published last week showing Openbravo POS in a sporting shoes retailer, here.


With this new capability which strenghtens Openbravo’s mobile retail offering, brick-and-mortar retailers get clear business benefits:

  • Simplified deployment and maintenance of a single and cross platform solution that can be run in multiple terminals, either traditional PC based or modern mobile devices like tablets or smartphones, providing the same functionality and user experience, instead of native mobile solutions which require to be installed on each mobile terminal. Only by using a browser.
  • Enable the go-mobile strategy, an industry imperative today, by using both iOS, Windows or Android mobile devices
  • Dramatically reduce terminal costs by using mobile consumer devices, like smartphones or tablets, instead of traditional PC-based terminals
  • Provide a better service and shopping experience to their customers
  • Empower store staff and increase service quality with a modern and more flexible solution that help staff while selling and assisting customers
  • Be more agile in front of seasonal demand situations which require more points of sale by simply adopting mobile devices during these periods

This new feature converts Openbravo for Retail in an even more compelling solution for retailers of different sizes and activity, that can access to a modern and more flexible solution, which can be easily tailored to their own special needs, giving them more agility and better TCO, while achieving real-time global visibility and efficiency on their business demands.


Are you expanding into new territories and/or new business areas, or just seeking for a solution to modernize your stores and provide better shopping experience with a state-of-the-art mobile POS solution? : 

  • Are you an independent mid-sized brick-and-mortar retailer struggling to go mobile and interested to grow on-line? Openbravo for Retail can provide you strong store, e-commerce backend and corporate functionality, with a single source of truth
  • Are you an e-tailer seeking for a complete e-commerce backend solution to better manage your growing operations? Openbravo for Retail can be easily integrated with any e-commerce platform (Magento connector available for example). If you are thinking on opening pop-up stores for showrooming, Openbravo POS with mobile devices can also be a key element for a quick up&running
  • Are you a large brick and mortar retailer and want to protect your headquarters system investment while improving your stores operations? Openbravo POS is the perfect solution, easy to integrate with your current corporate system and from a single integration point

If you want to learn more about our solution:
·        Visit our Retail website section

·        Download our product brochure (Englishand Spanish)

·        Dowload our solution description (Englishand Spanish)

Happy retailing!

Xavier Places
Openbravo’s Retail Lead

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