InfoWorld's Test Center picks the best open source applications of 2011
Openbravo rides Version 3 to a repeat Bossie Award. With the new version, the company has done a nice job of cleaning up the user interface and workspaces. Data sources and app hooks are more seamlessly connected, vastly improving ramp-up time. A more modular framework for plugging in sales, finance, warehouse, and purchasing functionality paves the way for faster adoption of these functions as future requirements demand. You'll find good tools for plugging in users, too, thanks to role-based access controls and custom dashboards. And finally, a variety of deployment paths (including the Amazon cloud) make it that much easier to get started. With the recent opening of offices stateside (San Francisco), Openbravo has helped allay concerns regarding support and sustainability going forward.
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