Compiere Highlights Partner Achievements, Outlines Framework for Company and Product Direction for 2007
Attendees at annual partner conference include 25 partner companies representing 16 countries across five continents
Santa Clara, California – Nov. 6, 2006 – Compiere, Inc., the premier provider of open-source business applications, hosted its second annual global partner conference last week in Santa Clara, Calif. with a roadmap for partners to achieve greater value in providing consulting, implementation and customization services to Compiere end users. This year, Compiere has added 36 new partners to its growing partner network of companies that provide support services for Compiere ERP & CRM, the leading open-source business automation software for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). Sessions delivered information on how to optimize technology resources and capitalize on enhancements made to Compiere ERP & CRM along with effectively preparing and planning for business activities moving into 2007.
Demonstrating the company's dedication to the success of its partners, Compiere's annual global partner conference provided a forum for the company's nearly 100 partners worldwide to gather, share common business challenges, learn from industry peers and participate in information sessions. The conference served to create and support a robust partner community, facilitating information sharing and education among Compiere's global partner base. Presentations during the course of the conference included business and solution-focused sessions, roundtable discussions on the open-source landscape and refresher product training courses.
"Compiere has created a tightly-woven global network of partners that gather to discuss mutual challenges experienced in the market and work together to overcome these issues," said Remus Cazacu, CEO of BIT Software, a Compiere partner company. "The company's annual partner conference demonstrates the commitment of Compiere and its partner community to the ongoing pursuit of developing a superior open-source product that accurately reflects the changing business needs of end-user companies."
Compiere offers a unique business model in that it does not compete with its partner network through direct sales, but instead fully supports partners by providing development and back-office assistance, detailed up-to-date information and proactive updates and alerts for its product. The company is committed to distributing its Compiere ERP & CRM product via partners, creating no channel conflicts.
Jorg Janke, founder and CEO of Compiere, said, "The incredible successes our partners have experienced over the past year validate Compiere's tremendous growth and product direction as we maintain our goal of delivering the most sophisticated open-source software solution for users across the globe. Compiere partners are not just a distribution channel, but also an essential part of the Compiere ecosystem."
About the Compiere Partner Network
The Compiere partner network is a worldwide network of consulting firms, systems integrators, application solution providers and value-added resellers that provide consulting, implementation and customization services to Compiere end users. Compiere, Inc. does not compete with the partner network, but fully supports them by providing development and back-office assistance, detailed up-to-date information, and proactive updates and alerts for the product. Applicants to the Compiere partner network must go through intensive training and certification from Compiere's founders, to ensure they will provide the highest level of support to Compiere users. To learn more about becoming a Compiere partner, please visit http://www.compiere.com/partners/.
About Compiere, Inc.
Compiere, Inc. is the premier provider of open-source business management software. The Compiere ERP & CRM solution is used worldwide by small to medium enterprises and large corporations across a variety of industries including retail, logistics and distribution. It is available for use on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac and UNIX platforms. Founded in 1999, Compiere, Inc. offers commercial backing, support and services to its global network of partners. For more information, please go to www.compiere.com.