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Barcelona, Spain – July 26th, 2010. Openbravo’s web-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for small and mid-sized businesses has now been downloaded more than 1.7 million times, making Openbravo the leading provider in its market space.

Throughout the first half of 2010, monthly new ERP downloads of Openbravo solution have increased significantly with an increase of 320% in five months.

Openbravo has also seen significant increase in demand for its Professional Edition, a commercial version of its ERP software that enables small and mid-sized businesses to enjoy the benefits of Openbravo’s market-leading open source software at a lower cost with exclusive functionality, professional support, warranties, certified updates and regular upgrades.

There has also been a major increase in demand for the flexible ERP add-ons that are available through Openbravo Exchange. Openbravo Exchange is the marketplace for production-grade applications and services that extend the application of Openbravo ERP, and it now offers 160 different modules, an increase of 40 percent since the beginning of 2010. Popular modules include vertical specific applications, such as hotel management or warehousing, apparel, as well as functional add-ons such as sales management or intra-company transactions.

Paolo Juvara, CTO for Openbravo said: “The significant increase in users investing in our Professional Edition shows that users understand the benefits of deploying commercial open source – it harnesses the benefits of innovation and development pace of open source, together with the peace of mind and reassurance of professional support. The ongoing support and contributions of our global community has also ensured that there are fascinating new applications regularly added to our unique marketplace, Openbravo Exchange, to continually drive innovation. “

Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo, concluded: “We are very proud of our position in the market and the support of our community, users, employees, partners and investors that upholds our vision and dedication to open source. Our commitment to transparency, openness, collaboration and excellence has brought us to where we are today. It is these values that continue to allow us to deliver the best ERP solution for businesses around the globe. We look forward to reaching two million downloads and continuing to challenge and change how businesses around the world work.”