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Compiere Continues Global Expansion; Fourteen New Partners Span Thirteen Countries Throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia/Pacific

Broadened worldwide reach increases Compiere's ability to meet growing market demand for low cost, flexible ERP solutions


Redwood Shores, Calif. – Aug. 20, 2008 – Compiere, Inc., the global leader in open source business solutions, today announced the addition of 14 new partners in 13 countries as part of its continued aggressive global expansion business initiative. The new Authorized Partners will localize, resell, implement and support Compiere's award-winning open source ERP and CRM solution in countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia/Pacific. Compiere provides global partners and customers with an easy to deploy, adaptable open source ERP and CRM business solutions that dramatically lower acquisition and deployment costs compared to older, proprietary technology.

Compiere's 14 new Authorized Partners include:

  • Vienna Solutions, Germany, India and United Arab Emirates
  • Partners Associates Spa, Italy
  • Bluestone, Australia
  • Engyn I.T, Australia
  • Pentathlon, Philippines
  • AccLogic Business Systems, Canada
  • Intelestream, United States
  • Levementum, United States
  • Xforty, United States
  • I.T. Co., Russia
  • Erpas, Lithuania
  • SABSS, Mauritius
  • Softquest, Nigeria
  • Tagz Fly, Jamaica

"Our market in Asia is looking for a cost efficient solution compared to traditional systems with expensive licensing and ongoing maintenance costs" said Helen Macasaet, president and CEO, Pentathlon Systems Resources, located in Makati City, Philippines. "We chose to partner with Compiere because our market is at an inflection point that needs a robust, JAVA based platform that provides us with the ability to build vertical solutions for large markets, such as hotel services, education, and financial services."

Said Atul Dua, CEO with VIENNA Solutions GmbH, located in Bockhorn, Germany, "We are very excited to be affiliated with such a strong, committed company to the global open source ERP market. We are committed to building a substantial services practice around the Compiere solution."

Earlier this month, Compiere released its most substantial product update with version 3.1 and was selected as a Best of Open Source Software product by IDG's InfoWorld magazine. Compiere business solutions enable businesses in industries such as distribution, manufacturing, retail and professional services to gain competitive advantage through the automation of financial, distribution, sales and service processes. By offering its solutions through a commercial open source business model, Compiere empowers businesses to reap the benefits of ERP automation at a fraction of the cost of traditional proprietary software products.

Stuart Bagshaw, Compiere's chief operating officer, stated, "We are pleased to announce the major geographic expansion these new partnerships bring and the increased ability to meet a growing customer demand for our business solutions around the world. Our new partners add a tremendous value to our extensive partner network by providing Compiere customers with access to open source business solutions backed by deep ERP experience, talented implementation consultants, and local market expertise."

The Compiere partner network is a worldwide network of systems integrators, application solution providers and value-added resellers that provide consulting, implementation and customization services to Compiere end users. As an Authorized Partner, the new partners will have direct access to Compiere customer support, engineering, marketing and sales resources.

For more information on Compiere partners, visit www.compiere.com/partners/.

About Compiere, Inc.

With more than 1.4 million software downloads, Compiere, Inc., founded in 1999, delivers the world's most widely used open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) automation solutions. Compiere's solutions enable distribution, manufacturing, retail and professional services companies to gain competitive advantage through the automation of financial, distribution, sales and service processes. With applications built on a model-based development platform, Compiere provides unprecedented adaptability, rapid deployment and low cost of ownership. The company, which offers commercial backing, support and services to its global network of authorized partners operating in more than 25 countries, is privately held and headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif. For more information, please visit www.compiere.com.