We are proud to announce that we are certified partners of Openbravo, having successfully completed the Technical and Functional training programs conducted by Openbravo in the second quarter of 2011.
Without leaving your Openbravo workspace, schedule a meeting or event, very quickly in your Google Calendar.
- Add the Google Calendar widget to your workspace.
- A new widget displays on your workspace
- Add an event / appointment
The event is formatted correctly and appears in your Google Calendar.
- Check that the event appears in your Google Calendar
Much awaited functionality has finally been released in this RC 4.
The features include:
- New implementation of the AD Windows (phase 1): the main Openbravo UI component -the windows defined in the Application Dictionary- is re-implemented from scratch providing an outstanding user experience. Among others, it includes:
- Master – Detail operation
- Editable grid
- Filter and sorting by any column
- Grid settings: show/hide colums, column width, column position
- User grid settings persisted for each window
- Form layout
- Four columns layout
- Processes buttons in toolbar
- Colapsable sections
- Status bar
- Message area
- Support for all type of base data types (Text, Number, Date, Boolean, List values, Reference to other tables)
- New selectors (Business Partner, Product, Stock)
- Support to old 2.50 selectors (location, accounts, attribute sets)
- Navigation through labels
- Standard buttons (Save, New, Delete, Undo, Refresh)
- Other buttons (Print, Email, Tree edition)
- Linked items
- Form Initialization Component
- Default values
- Contextual menu on right-click (edit, open in form, filter on me, etc.)
- Numeric fields support evaluation of numeric expressions (like a spreadsheet, eg. =(2+4)/3)
- Keyboard operation
- Auto-refresh data (parent -> child & child -> parent, tab -> tab, process -> tab, etc.)
- Runtime MDD: Application Dictionary UI metadata interpreted at run time. There is no code generation and no need to recompile and reboot the application.
- 100% compatible with 2.50 components.
- First (quick) performance review (lazy loading, main flows review)
- Query/List Widget: The Query List widget is a superclass that allows to create other widget classes just defining a HQL Query and the columns desired to be shown. The wigets generated from this superclass allow easy reporting, drill-down, filtering and sorting, user parameters and exporting to csv.
- Widget examples: RC4 comes with a large set of widget examples to demonstrate the power of the Openbravo Workspace. There are examples for each type: Query/List (Invoices to pay, Invoice to collect, etc.), URL (Google docs, Google calendar, etc.), HTML (Openbravo Twitter, etc.)
- First tests (in lab) to upgrade from 2.50 to 3.0: several 2.50 production environments have been migrated -in our labs- to Openbravo 3. In the next 2.50 release (MP28) a ‘click-thru’ upgrade process will be globally available for all Openbravo 2.50 instances.
- Re-styled Login page: including the new Openbravo 3 logo.
- Getting Started Widget: takes you by the hand the first time you log into the application and teaches how to use it. Great tool to be localized.
- Advanced Payables and Receivables 3.0.10810 is included in the distribution. With this version Openbravo 3.0 RC4 supports the following new features:
- Ability to post bank statements.
- Fixes for significant number of reported issues.
- Business Partner Card shows corresponding information from Advanced Payables and Receivable module.
- Initial Organization Setup Refactor: Application logic to create an Organization is moved to a java class so that modules or third party applications can create Organizations.
Just a few notes to help with the installation on the cloud with an Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS package.
apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
Switch to this java package
update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun
Check the java version
java version "1.6.0_20"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_20-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.3-b01, mixed mode)
Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable
echo 'JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun"' | sudo tee -a /etc/environment
Check that it is set correctly.
You should get
apt-get install openbravo-erp
Well finally decided on an upgrade phone and settled on the HTC Hero (Android OS). The reasons were two-fold :
- to test the PDA functionality of Openbravo POS – said to work on the Android OS and the iPhone.
- to own a slick touch-screen phone without paying the high prices for the functionality
So far been impressed with the look and feel of it. Some annoying and quirky things about the functionality, but may be that I have not yet RTFM. Will update when I have done so.
The volume control. Squeezing the phone slightly can change the volume setting.
The call and end call on screen button too prominent and easy to touch in error. Prefer to have them as solid physical buttons.
Lousy wireless connectivity.
Seemingly poor battery life. I recharge daily.
Keyboard takes getting used to but the intuitive word guessing pop-ups correct your typing.
Plenty of cool apps, widgets and stuff, like this WordPress posting app than I am using to update this blog.
Looks and feels professional.
Smooth touch screen. Clear display.
Personalised scenes, so you can switch moods or personalities according to components and themes you want at that moment in time.
OpenOne Business Solutions is now an officially registered Openbravo Partner.
Openbravo is an award-winning developer of professional open source solutions for businesses, offering the industry’s first real alternative to proprietary enterprise software. The company’s web-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point of Sale (PoS) solutions, the most popular in their market, have been downloaded more than 1.5 million times and are used in over 50 countries.
Openbravo’s growth is fueled by an ever expanding international community of users, partners and developers. The company’s commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. An expanding range of free and premium solutions and extensions for Openbravo ERP is available through the company’s unique marketplace, Openbravo Exchange.
Openbravo is venture backed and has received record funding in the Open Source ERP space from Amadeus Capital Partners, GIMV, Adara Venture Partners and Sodena.
09 March 2010 – attended a meeting with Unduré Deglon of DWDE (Disability Workshop Development Enterprise) to extend the proposal with the aim of developing a curriculum for the Visually Impaired community, using Phambili as the pilot project. Possible opportunies suggested to her include data capturing and creative writing careers.
Discussed the possible customisation of e-Learner courseware for the Visually Impaired with Russel Pengelly of Computers for Kids.
10 February 2010 – submitted “Proposal to host an e-Learner and Computers for Kids ICT IT Skills training centre” to Phambili VIP Project – Khayelitsha
15 January 2010 – While investigating a solution to give training to the Visually Impaired, we discovered a little known open source project Vinux which is “A Customized Version of Ubuntu for Visually Impaired Users”
Our customers include:
- Aeroserv Maintenance
- Foreplus Group
- Ogma Business Solutions
- The Emerging Contractors of South Africa
- Verlaque Fine Foods
- Zanzibar Hospitality Services
Celebrated the evening with the family at Mainland China. No not abroad, but at the Restaurant alongside Stadium on Main, Main Road, Claremont. Generous portions, good food. Quiet. Sign of the times?
This is Enid’s year.