La Poste Selects Compiere Open Source ERP
Redwood Shores, Calif. – Feb. 20, 2009 – Compiere, Inc., the global leader in open source business solutions, has announced that French postal operator La Poste selected the company's open source ERP solution to replace internal systems that support their postal outlets. La Poste is a French-based global postal processing organization with €20 (US $27B) billion in revenue, 300,000 employees, and 45 million customers. The postal operator will deploy Compiere Professional, a commercial open source ERP solution, within a Business-to-Business division, to replace existing sales, purchasing, inventory, and payment processing systems. Compiere ERP was selected based on its flexibility, ability to integrate with existing systems and to provide a better return on investment. Axilom, a Compiere Gold Partner in France, is responsible for delivering the solution.
"Open source's flexibility, functionality and affordability are key factors today for organizations evaluating enterprise technology investments, which they expect will deliver maximum benefits with minimal cost of ownership," said Don Klaiss, president and CEO of Compiere. "We're proud to be an integral part in helping large, global organizations around the world, such as La Poste, improve customer service while streamlining related business processes."
About La Poste (www.laposte.com)
A public company since 1991, La Poste is involved in numerous activities in four segments: mail, parcel and express delivery, postal banking, and postal outlets. In 2007, the Grou'ís revenues represented 71% of the total market. With more than 280,000 employees, La Poste is the biggest employer in France and contributes about 1% of the national GDP. Each year, more than 17,000 outlets welcome 45 million individual customers and 3.5 million business customers. The industrial equipment of La Poste allows it to process and transport 30 billion items per year. In 2007, La Poste earned €20.8 billion, a growth of 3.8% of which 16.1% was international. At the heart of the business, La Poste has always been a company close to everyone, accessible to everyone, and a key player in the development of society. In 2012, La Poste's goal is to become the leading operator in Europe of mail in all its forms.
Axilom, a Compiere Gold Partner in France, is an Economic Interest Group that unites the principal companies that specialize in implementing the Compiere ERP solution in France. For more information, visit www.axilom.fr.
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About Compiere, Inc.
With more than 1.5 million software downloads, Compiere, Inc., founded in 1999, provides a comprehensive and adaptable web-based business solution available on a low cost, open source platform. Compiere's solutions, which earned InfoWorld's 2008 Best of Enterprise Resource Planning Bossie Award, enables a broad range of industries such as distribution, manufacturing, retail, health care, and professional services companies to improve productivity, lower costs, and improve customer service. With applications built on a revolutionary model-based development platform, the company offers commercial backing, support and services to its customers and global network of authorized partners operating in more than 40 countries. Compiere is privately held and headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA. For more information, please visit www.compiere.com.
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