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This session will provide a perspective of Openbravo’s development activities. Starting with a content review for the latest 2.40 release (in alpha status) and the lessons learned in the process, ...

This session will provide a perspective of Openbravo’s development activities. Starting with a content review for the latest 2.40 release (in alpha status) and the lessons learned in the process, the session will conclude with a high level description of the targeted functionalities and enhancements for the next 2.50 release. Attendees’ feedback will be solicited to help understand the community’s most pressing needs as to prioritize features and enhancements appropriately.

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Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap - Ismael Ciordia Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap - Ismael Ciordia Presentation Transcript

  • Openbravo Get Together Technology day Innovation in Openbravo and Product Roadmap Barcelona, 13 th April 2008 Speaker: Ismael Ciordia , Openbravo Chief Technology Officer
  • Agenda Recent achievements Openbravo 2.40 Product vision Tentative Roadmap for Openbravo 2.50
  • Recent achievements Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
    • Release 2.3x
    • Release 2.35
    LinuxWorld Award Bossie Award SourceForge Project of the Month 2007
    • Release 2.2x
    200,000 downloads 200,000 downloads 300,000 downloads Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2008
    • Release 2.40
    500,000 downloads!!!
    • Openbravo POS 2.0
  • Recent achievements Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Openbravo 2.40 release (alpha)
    • New development practices in place
      • Open project documentation and planning (Community projects on wiki.openbravo.com)
      • New development environment (ODE). Source code fully supported on Subversion
      • Project branching. Iterative development
      • QA processes. Release Management processes
  • Recent achievements Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Growing community
      • Consolidated #1 at SourceForge.net
      • Near to 600.000 downloads
      • Increasing community contributions to core product
      • Design of the next generation Forge
    • Live demo improved (reliability and performance, many hundreds of daily logins)
  • … and a new sibling, Openbravo POS! Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Openbravo POS 2.0 launched in Jan 2008
    • Openbravo POS 2.10 scheduled for May 2008
  • Lessons Learned Lessons Learned
    • Improved development practices
    • Improved release management
    • Targeted roadmap
    • Leverage the community
    Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
  • Agenda Recent achievements Openbravo 2.40 Product vision Tentative Roadmap for Openbravo 2.50
  • Openbravo 2.40 – Platform & Integration enhancements Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Improved Usability
      • Keyboard operation (demonstration)
      • Selectors implemented with AJAX datagrid
      • Improve UI visibility (feedback on status)
  • Openbravo 2.40 – Platform & Integration enhancements Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Integration with Business Intelligence Server
    • Security and Performance review
      • Multi-client and multi-org operation fully enabled
      • Security mechanisms completed: read only access, read only logic, …
      • Audit info available on demand
    • Heartbeat and Registration process
    • Other: Enhancements on DBSourceManager, support for Postgres 8.3, new web services, improvements in the installer
  • Openbravo 2.40 – Functional Enhancements Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Procurement enhancements
      • Requisitions management
      • Goods receipt by PO number
    • New financial features
      • Multi-Schema completed
      • Permanent accounting closing
      • WithHolding
      • Reports: Budget report, Payment aging balance, improvements in Payment Report
    • Localization
      • International Bank account numbers
      • PO import/export (translation)
    • Other
      • Salary Category management
      • Project & Services review
  • Agenda Recent achievements Openbravo 2.40 Product vision Tentative Roadmap for Openbravo 2.50
  • Product vision Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap open source effective technology global support superior user experience easy integration Openbravo ERP delivers business value Financial Management Procurement Be in control of your financial reports Human Capital Management Business Intelligence Project Management Product Life Cycle Management Customer Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Develop a world-class organization Achieve your business objectives Dirve project profitability Be in control of all your parts Drive profitable customer interactions Optimize inventory and customer satisfaction Minimize your acquisition costs
  • Agenda Recent achievements Openbravo 2.40 Product vision Tentative Roadmap for Openbravo 2.50
  • An explanation on the Green project Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • The objective of the Green project is to define the new architecture, prototype the new foundation and prepare a detailed plan to smoothly deploy this new architecture in Openbravo ERP
    • Then the project will be merged in the R3.x release and managed as a standard subproject within the release.
    • It will be deployed on Openbravo ERP starting from the lower layers.
    The Green project has been delayed. It will be managed in a different way, based on a gradual deployment and a coexistence strategy
  • Openbravo 2.50 Release candidates – Effective technology Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Modularity from a user perspective
    • Business events
    • Embed a Workflow engine
    • Improve Background Process Management
    • State transitions for documents and buttons
    • Add other patterns to the Application Dictionary (selector, reports, ...)
    • Operate Openbravo database objects from UI
    Objective is to improve developer’s experience by providing an easy and effective way to customize Openbravo and to create modules
  • Openbravo 2.50 Release candidates – Superior User Experience Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Masters detail UI pattern. Editable data grid widget
    • Selector auto-complete
    • Improve grid operation (move columns, save layout)
    • Contextual menu
    • Simplified data drill-around
    • Tags
    • Favourites
    • Saved filters
    Objective is to continue improving Openbravo User Experience with emphasis on agility and ease to use following Web 2.0 standards
  • Openbravo 2.50 Release candidates – Functionality Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Sales dashboard and Balanced scoredcards
    • Production accounting
    • Product attributes managed on Manufacturing
    • Warehouse picking
    • Unit of Measure enhancement
    • Manufacturing enhancement
    • Price including taxes
    • Bank transaction dowload (automatic Bank conciliation)
    Objective is to increase functional coverage on core ERP modules while leveraging in the community for modular extensions
  • Openbravo 2.50 Release candidates – Integration Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Web Services from Application Dictionary Business Objects
    • Search engine integration
    • Integration with Google calendar
    • VOIP integration
    • Chat & Presence integration
    • Integration with ESB and ETL
    Objective is to increase Openbravo functionality by creating a wide Interface of web services to integrate with other applications
  • Openbravo 2.50 Release candidates – Globalization Openbravo Get Together – Innovation in Openbravo & Product Roadmap
    • Easy language installation
    • Enterprise model redesign
    • Unified string identifiers
    • Numbering of accounting entries
    • User time zone support
    • User level local information
    Objective is to spread Openbravo usage by enhancing the Enterprise model and by improving localization capabilities
  • Thank you! Openbravo Get Together