]project-open[ is an open-source project started by German software engineers in 2003. In 2012, by establishing "Project Open Business Solutions S.L." in Barcelona, Spain the founders created a formal organization to support ]po['s continued growth and expansion. Project Open Business Solutions, S.L. is a privately owned and financed entity.
]po['s core team consists of three veteran German software engineers:
Optaros.com says: ‚Äú3 stars ‚Äď mature‚ÄĚ enterprise readiness
SourceForge.net: Ranking between #50-200
Heise.de says: ]po[ is #4 open-source ERP/CRM application in Germany.
The first three applications are SugarCRM, Vtiger and LXOffice, which are no real ERP systems. Compiere, Adempiere and OpenBravo are ranked far below ]po[.
Ohloh.net says: ]project-open[ is the world's largest open-source application with about 1 million LoC (Lines of Code).
Common Sense Advisory says: ‚Äú]po[ is the #1 application of for the business management of translation organizations‚ÄĚ. Commons Sense Advisory is the #1 market research company in the translation industry.
Heise Open Business Case: Cambridge Tech Partners Success Story
There are about 6,000 companies in 30 countries using ]po[ to run their business in 2013.
About 200,000 users are connecting to ]po[ servers regularly (including freelancers).
]po[ (V3.5) has been downloaded more than 80,000 times from SourceForge.
Distinguished customers include:
Cambridge Technology Partners ‚Äď More then 200 consultants today use ]po[, instead of Oracle Finance (CTP was part of Novell before a management buyout).
Basler Kantonalbank ‚Äď Their 300+ IT department uses ]po[ for Invoicing, Project, Change and Timesheet-Management.
VAW Arvato S.L. (Bertelsmann Group) ‚Äď More then 60 users use ]po[ as the company's ERP system.
Catalyst Management Services Pvt Ltd ‚Äď Over 60 employees of this Bangalore,India based NGO use ]po[ as the main ERP and EPM tool. New Expense and Business Development modules were developed for them tailored to their specific needs
COMSYS Services LLC (NASDAQ: CITP)
]po[ has large numbers of customers in the following business sectors:
General, Strategic & Financial Consulting companies
IT Departments and Service Providers (ITSM/ITIL)
PMO - Project Management Offices
R&D and Engineering
The single ]po[ product serves all of these sectors without modification thanks to its configurable architecture.
OpenACS.org represents the base platform of ]po[. Technically, ]po[ consists of a number of extension packages to the OpenACS Community Platform. OpenACS currently has ~10.000 members and an estimated ~200 active developers.
AOLserver.com represents the application server for ]po[. AOLserver is owned/maintained by AOL.com, where AOLserver is used as the core of its technology stack. AOL open-sourced AOLserver in 2001.
DotLrn.org is an e-learning application based on OpenACS. DotLrn and ]po[ share about 60% of their respective code. Areas of collaboration include the development of OpenACS.org ‚Äúcore‚ÄĚ and usability.
]po[ is not the only company who has built a product based on the OpenACS platform.
[Quest.ie] is a leading provider of Grant Management applications (grantmanagementsoftware.com). ]po[ and AIMS share about 60% of their code. Areas of collaboration include Workflow and the SQL metadata system.
[Oasisoftware.com] has developed the ‚ÄúAlter‚ÄĚ Accounting/ERP system based on OpenACS.
There are ~40 partner companies in ~20 countries redistributing ]project-open[. These partner companies are usually small or medium IT consulting companies with an affinity for open-source software.
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