New Openbravo User Guide is available.

16 02 2012

Dear All,

We have been working to provide the Community with reliable go-to information about Openbravo 3 in a handy, searchable, “green” on-line format.  And now (drum roll) I am pleased to announce (another drum roll) it is finally here!

More than 200 web pages of the User Guide contain what you need to know about Openbravo whether you are a developer, a partner, a user, or if you are just plain curious.  It is the place to go to first whenever you have a question about Openbravo’s functionality. Please be sure we are not going to stop here. From this foundation our next goal is to fine-tune delivered content and also to provide new text for all of Openbravo’s Advanced Features, and to create How-To responses to common questions.  We will be updating the document continuously as Openbravo evolves and as questions and answers arise within the community.

This is an important milestone many have been anticipating.  So check it out.  Look for answers to anything that perplexes you.  And if you don’t get your problem answered there, add a question to the new User Guide Forum .  Your insights will help grow the User Guide into a more and more valuable resource for everyone, over time.

You are also invited to attend our User Guide Webinar on Wednesday, 23 February at 8:30AM PST (4:30 GMT).  In this session we will provide details about how to the get the most out of the Openbravo 3 User Guide, how to help us make it better, and we will answer your questions.

Finally, I would like to thank several key people: Patricia San Juan and Renate Nieuwkoop, Asier Lostale and Augusto Mauch. Thanks to each of you for your efforts and initiative in helping us realize this goal.

Stay tuned to the Openbravo Planet wave because more insights about Openbravo Documentation are coming.




4 responses

3 03 2012
Dhanesh Chopda

Sir it is given that in open bravo 3 we need to obtain licences for each user and the renewal fees is to be paid every year… My Company is having 100+ users and for that the cost is going very huge…. is it possible any way to reduce this cost…..

5 03 2012

Hello Dhanesh,

Openbravo has a very flexible pricing policy:
1. At first I would like to mention that standard Openbravo subscription model is based on Concurrent Users (in contrast to Named Users). Depending on the application usage 1 Concurrent Users may equal to 2 – 3 Named Users, which can transform your request to 35 – 50 Concurrent Users license.
2. Openbravo has an option for casual users who access application rarely but might access it at the same time (to avoid subscribing for excessive number of Concurrent Users).
3. 75 000 US Dollars (for India) is the cost of the unlimited Openbravo subscription.

Let me put you in-contact with our Channel Managers who will make sure your question is answered and proper Openbravo Partner is helping you.

5 03 2012
Dhanesh Chopda

Hello Sir,

Thank you for the reply.
I just want to know whether 1 concurrent user can be accessed by 2 users simultaneously.
If no then whether 1 concurrent user can be used by 2 users at different locations at different time (ie one will log out and another will log in).

Also can you please brief me about casual user concept.

Awaiting your reply.

5 03 2012


1. Concurrent User (CU) = Simultaneous User. So with 1 CU subscription only 1 User can access the system at the same time. But at different times (if first user logs off, and next one logs in) it can be accessed by any number of users and independently of their location.
2. If you have Heartbeat enabled you can go to the Heartbeat Configuration window and in the Heartbeat Log Tab access latest log of this process which contains Concurrent Users Average field. Based on it you can have practical information about number of CU you need.
3. A Casual User is entitled to 60 minutes of access per day, to standard Openbravo functionality. This pricing option cost-effectively accommodates usage
scenarios wherein a significant portion of the end user community will only use Openbravo on an infrequent basis, e.g. entering time, expenses, vacations, remote
access by sales reps to look up prices, etc.
Sold as a Pack of 50 Casual Users for 5 000 USD per year.

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