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Compiere Launches Expanded Partner Program to Extend Global Reach

Open source ERP and CRM provider offers additional resources and benefits to its partner network

Santa Clara, California – Jan. 9, 2007 – Compiere, Inc., the premier provider of open source business applications, announced today the expansion of its worldwide partner program. From its inception, Compiere has recognized the value of having a strong partner ecosystem of companies to provide sales and services directly to Compiere end users and customers. The company has created a robust partner program for 2007 with multiple levels to best meet the needs of its nearly 100 partners worldwide.

"These latest enhancements to our partner program further demonstrate Compiere's dedication to the success of its partners," stated Dawn Foster, director of community and partner programs for Compiere. "From a partner's point-of-view, these changes further validate Compiere's business model and commitment to distributing its ERP & CRM business applications via partners."

The newly expanded partner program offers a variety of benefits including lead distribution, discounts on solutions that partners resell, Compiere partner logo usage, advertisements on Compiere's Web site and more. The program is divided into three tiers to accommodate a variety of partners:

  • Authorized Partner Program is designed to play a dual role and serves as a great entry point into the multi-tier partner program or for use by low-volume partners requiring basic support.
  • Authorized Silver Partner Program is designed for partners whose core business revolves around implementing and supporting Compiere's ERP & CRM business
  • Authorized Gold Partner Program is the elite designation for Compiere's top partners. These are high-volume partners that have not only differentiated themselves by the outstanding quality of their implementation and on-going support of Compiere's ERP & CRM business applications, but have additionally made significant contributions toward the evolution of the product suite itself. These elite partners are recognized by receiving additional partner benefits, including click-through advertisements and distribution of additional sales leads.

"Joining the Compiere partner network has been instrumental in expanding our open source development business," said Steve Gunderson, a principal at Transitional Data Services. "As an Authorized Gold Partner, we've seen an increase in our sales opportunities and our partner status has also helped us provide better service to our customers."

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. Applicants to the Compiere partner network must complete intensive training and certification from Compiere to ensure they can provide the highest level of support to Compiere users. For detailed information about the new partner program including specific benefits and requirements for all three partnership levels, please visit the Compiere partner Web site at http://www.compiere.com/partners/.

"Compiere's focus has always been on providing the software, product support and training for Compiere ERP & CRM," stated Jorg Janke, Compiere's founder and CEO. "Our strong partner base allows Compiere to continue investing extensive efforts in developing a great product, knowing that our partners will make the product widely available and increase Compiere's reach into a variety of companies, industries and geographic regions."

For companies interested in becoming a partner or wanting to learn more about Compiere, attending the company's intensive functional training is the best way to get started. The next training session will be held Feb. 12-16, 2007 in San Francisco. For more information or to attend the upcoming training session, please visit http://www.compiere.com/services/training/sanfrancisco-location.php.

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. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and founded in 1999, Compiere, Inc. offers commercial backing, support and services to its global network of nearly 100 partners. For more information, please visit www.compiere.com.