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Compiere continues expansion of Open Source ERP Solution
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Aug '08
Compiere Inc, the global leader in open source business solutions, shipped Compiere 3.1, the company's most substantial update of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) product line.

With more than 400 new business analysis, functional and technical enhancements, Compiere 3.1 provides global partners and customers with an easy to deploy, adaptable open source business solution that dramatically lowers acquisition and deployment costs compared to older, proprietary technology.

"Compiere's continued commitment to delivering robust open source ERP applications on a modern technology platform is evident in the significant improvements we deliver in Compiere 3.1," said Don Klaiss, president and CEO of Compiere. "These improvements are a result of working directly with our customers and our expertise in building world-class open source applications that are flexible, adaptable, and easy to customize and upgrade."

Secure Business View Layer Opens Compiere to Third-party Analysis Tools
Compiere 3.1 advances customer's ability to easily and securely analyze business data using their choice of third-party reporting and analysis tools. The newly introduced Business View Layer enables end-users and report designers to access ERP data through Compiere's rich application-level security controls. Compiere 3.1 ships with pre-defined business views that span customer, vendor, product, sales order, invoice and shipment data. Customers can easily add additional secured business views on their own. The Compiere Business View Layer integrates with open source and other third-party analysis and reporting tools, such as Jasper Reports, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Excel and Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite.
Functional Improvements for Distribution and Manufacturing Industries

Compiere 3.1 includes new and enhanced functionality across its global financial management, purchasing, materials management, manufacturing, order management, sales and service application suite. New manufacturing capabilities include multi-level bill of materials, work-in-process tracking and costing, work order transactions and seamless integration with Compiere's existing materials management, purchasing, sales order management and financial systems.

Additional customer-driven improvements for distribution and other industries include:
* Support for user-defined payment schedules and payment dates;
* Granular control over the definition and processing of invoice batches;
* Up to five levedefined payment schedules and payment ls of precision for defining inventory locators within warehouses;
* Simplified costing controls with new products and on-hand quantity adjustments; and
* Hypertext data type for integration with document management systems.

Technology and Scalability Improvements
Compiere 3.1 adds compatibility with the latest database, middleware and browser technology, providing customers with improved scalability and deployment flexibility. Newly supported products include Oracle 11g, EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus 8.3, Red Hat JBoss 4.2.2, Sun Java Runtime Environment 6, and Mozilla Firefox 3.0. Compiere 3.1 provides continuing support for Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems, the Oracle 10g database, and Internet Explorer 6 and 7 and Firefox 2 browsers.


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