Monthly Archives: August 2012

Leveraging on Collaborative Development Unit

Starting on April 1 Openbravo created a new program to help partners grow together with Openbravo and share the knowledge within our Ecosystem. This programĀ  is coordinated by a new business unit called Collaborative Development Unit. My name is Pablo Sarobe and I’m in charge of leading it. Mainly these are the objectives:

  • Coordinate development activities in our Ecosystem
  • Visibility – Shared global road map
  • Avoid effort duplication
  • Guidance
  • Increase Openbravo functional coverage

There are two approaches:

  • Sponsored development:
  1. Development done by Openbravo development team
  2. Partner/customer finance the project
  • Contribution:
  1. Development done by partners
  2. Functional and technical guidance by Openbravo experts
  3. Requires partner commitment to follow our guidance
  4. Requires partner better technical and functional understanding

The benefits of this program are:

  • Lower TCO (total cost ownership) in the life cycle
  1. Guaranteed support and maintenance by Openbravo
  2. Guaranteed evolution in future version
  • Enhanced design
  1. Supports customers requirements
  2. Generalized to support industry best practices
  • Best value
  1. Developed by Openbravo experts
  2. Discounted price list and additional discounts depending on relevance
  3. Free guidance

At the moment this program is open to partners and affiliate only. If you are interested in collaborating with us through this initiative:

  • Present your need to the following email address: partners at openbravo dot com
  • When appropriate the Channel Operation representative will put you in contact with us
  • Provide as much written documentation as possible
  • In case of sponsored development you will get a proposal including functional scope, effort estimation, additional discount when appropriate, total cost of the project and timeline
  • In case of contribution we will agree on a detailed action plan

We encourage you to participate in this program and stay tuned to this blog because in the following weeks we will start a set of posts explaining the contributions and sponsor developments done so far