Paris (France), New York (USA) and Tokyo (Japan), January 28th 2007 – Nexedi, the creator of ERP5, the most advanced open source / free ERP platform, has released the first open source ERP for smartphones today: ERP5 Mobile. This new component of the ERP5 family will be presented simultaneously to the public during the Linux Solutions 2007 exhibition in Paris and to selected ERP5 users in Tokyo and New York.
The addition of ERP5 Mobile to the collection of freely available Business Templates makes it possible to access ERP5 from any web enabled mobile device such as the Nokia E61 smartphone. According to Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi, "The user interface of ERP5 Mobile has been designed with the special requirements of mobile devices in mind and is optimized for easy and efficient access to ERP5 on small displays."
Kristian Rother, Nexedi Marketing VP adds, "This latest Business Template has turned ERP5 into a truly pervasive system. ERP5 Mobile can be used anywhere to query, update and enter employee or customer data from the ERP system or to view production schedules and accounting transactions."
“ERP5 Mobile saves lots of time for our sales force because they can access our CRM at any time even if they don't have access to a computer and especially because they don't have to reinsert data that they collected in the field into the ERP later.” says Thierry Brettnacher Vice President, Consulting of ERP5.
The web enabled and standard compliant Nokia E61 smartphone was certified for ERP5 Mobile as "reference development environment". The Nokia E61 smartphone was selected because of its effective design and because of the implication of Nokia (with the exception of its patent department) in favour of open source / free software such as Python.
ERP5 Mobile can be downloaded from the public repository at ERP5 located at http://svn.erp5.org. A screen video which gives an overview of ERP5 Mobile is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc-PpjLBrNg.
ERP5 Mobile and ERP5 will be shown and explained by the Nexedi team during the Linux Solutions 2007 conference in Paris, France from January 30th to February 1st 2006. Nexedi shares booth D32 with its partner Mandriva Linux. For more information about the conference please visit http://www.solutionslinux.fr
Nexedi has developed and deployed ERP5 for a wide range of industries such as aerospace, apparel, banking, healthcare and government. ERP5 is used in companies of all sizes in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The open licensing of ERP5 eliminates licensing costs and provides full freedom to update and modify the system as business requirements change without depending on a single vendor.
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