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New OEM Agreement Between Openbravo and Pentaho
Openbravo Brings New Analytical Capabilities to Enterprise Resource Planning With BI From Pentaho

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightMonday, September 8, 2008

PAMPLONA, SPAIN and ORLANDO, FL -- September 08, 2008 - Openbravo (www.openbravo.com), the leading developer of web-based open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point of Sale (PoS) solutions for enterprises, and Pentaho, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI) (www.pentaho.com), today announced an OEM agreement that will allow Openbravo to embed and distribute Pentaho's open source business intelligence capabilities with Openbravo's flagship Openbravo ERP suite.

By embedding open source BI modules from Pentaho, Openbravo is enabling its worldwide customer base to get more strategic and analytical value from the information that those customers capture and manage within their Openbravo ERP systems. The breadth and modularity of Pentaho's offering will enable everything from embedded operational reporting on day-to-day operations, as well as extraction and integration of Openbravo ERP data with information from other systems for advanced data warehousing and OLAP analysis (www.pentaho.com/products/analysis/). The integrated products are planned for delivery later this year.

"We chose Pentaho because of their extensive functionality and expertise in business intelligence, and because they have made it so easy to embed dashboards (www.pentaho.com/products/dashboards/) and business intelligence within our product line," said Manel Sarasa (www.openbravo.com/about-us/our-company/management-team/#manelsarasa), CEO of Openbravo. "We recognized strong demand for an integrated solution that brings our popular technologies together in a way that creates significant additional customer value in a commercial open source delivery model."

"Openbravo has emerged as one of the most popular enterprise open source applications, and we are proud to have them as an OEM partner," said Richard Daley, CEO of Pentaho Corporation. "More and more software and application providers are turning to Pentaho for embedded reporting (www.pentaho.com/products/reporting/) and BI because we have made it easy from both a technology and program perspective."

As part of the agreement, Pentaho and Openbravo will also collaborate to provide seamless support about integration to commercial clients of both companies.

About Openbravo

Openbravo is the leading developer of web-based open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point of Sale (PoS) solutions for enterprises.

The company has developed a fully integrated, web-based ERP system tailored to the needs of any company, regardless of size or industry sector. Openbravo ERP helps companies manage daily operations, optimize business processes, enhance customer satisfaction and ultimately increase profitability. And because it is open source, Openbravo ERP puts the customer in full control without license overheads. Openbravo has won several important international awards.

In October 2007, Openbravo acquired the leading open source POS solution. The newly renamed Openbravo POS is a point-of-sales application designed for touch screens. Openbravo POS is integrated with Openbravo ERP and is also available as a standalone product.

Openbravo is venture backed and has received record funding in the Open Source ERP space from a consortium of leading global investment firms: Amadeus Capital Partners, GIMV, Adara Venture Partners and Sodena.


About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI) (www.pentaho.com). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration (www.pentaho.com/products/data_integration/), data mining (www.pentaho.com/products/data_mining/) and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed commercial open source BI suite. Pentaho's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho's inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.

Openbravo Media Contacts:
James Gerber
Mike Kane
Hazel Butters
Prompt Communications on behalf of Openbravo
US: +1 617 576 5763
+1 617 291 9899
UK: +44 (0) 20 8996 1653
+44 (0) 7780 687813

Pentaho Media Contact
Samantha Hallock
Eastwick Communications

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