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June 11, 2008

Compiere Debuts Compiere Community Wiki to Facilitate Collaboration

Compiere, a global provider of open source business solutions, has announced the introduction of the Compiere Community Wiki to facilitate collaboration and information sharing across its worldwide 45,000-person community.

This community is composed of customers, users, IT and financial professionals, authorized partners, independent developers, and employees from 195 countries. The company has now made available the complete Compiere User Documentation at no charge through the Community Wiki.

"For nearly a decade, Compiere has paved the way in building a large, successful and healthy open source community," said Don Klaiss, president and CEO of Compiere, in a Wednesday statement.

"Through this evolution, our community and customers have provided valuable insight that has shaped the way we do business. The Compiere Community Wiki is a milestone step in continuing the rapid advancement of our leading open source ERP portfolio and the growth and empowerment of our community,” added Klaiss.

The company is celebrating the seventh anniversary of its initial release this month. This release was considered the market’s first open source and model-driven ERP and CRM software.

The offering of its solutions through a commercial open source business model enables Compiere customers to reap the benefits of ERP automation at a fraction of the cost of traditional proprietary software products.

Compiere builds its applications on a model-driven application platform to make it easier for businesses to acquire, implement, extend and customize ERP systems without programming to fit their particular business needs.

"I plan to make extensive use the Compiere Community Wiki, both as a consumer and contributor," said Andries Pretorius, CEO of Astidian Systems, a Compiere Silver Partner located near Johannesburg, South Africa.
"We applaud Compiere for launching the new wiki and for its continuing ERP innovation. And we're looking forward to working with experienced Compiere professionals and first-time visitors through the Compiere Community Wiki,” added Pretorius.

To access the Compiere Community Wiki, visit

Founded in 1999, Compiere Inc. delivers the world’s most widely used open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) automation solutions. The company’s offerings enable distribution, manufacturing, retail and professional service processes.

The benefits of open source solutions are becoming more apparent to customers throughout multiple industries as they find that such solutions deliver greater capability at much more manageable costs. With this growth in demand, the opportunities for companies such as Compiere have also increased, creating the perfect time for the launch of this community.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMC (News - Alert) and has also written for Market Drive News. To see more of her articles, please visit Susan J. Campbell’s columnist page.

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