Openbravo is a commercial open source software company.
The head office of Openbravo S.L. is located in Pamplona, Spain. A sales office is located in Barcelona. The company is responsible for the development of two products: Openbravo ERP and Openbravo POS. For the worldwide distribution and implementations of its software, Openbravo relies heavily on its partner network.
The company is a member of the Open Solutions Alliance, a non-profit organization working for open-source standardization. Openbravo is three-time winner of Infoworld's Bossie award for best open source software application for Openbravo ERP, last awarded in August 2011.
OpenERP (previously known as TinyERP) is an open source integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software manufactured by OpenERP s.a.
OpenERP is, according to the author, an open source alternative to SAP ERP and Microsoft Dynamics.
Most parts of OpenERP are released under the AGPL license (previously the GPL) and some parts use a derivative of the Mozilla Public License. As a direct consequence, OpenERP does not require payment fees to be used, which is a difference compared to the market leaders. This also implies that, as long as the terms of the licences are respected, direct modification of the program is possible.
OpenERP has separate client and server components. The server runs separately from the client. It handles the business logic and communicates with the database application. The client presents information to users and allow them to inter-operate with the server. Multiple client applications are available.