Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Openbravo POS 2.10 released

Openbravo has just announced the release the latest version of Openbravo POS. This has been a hard work that continues with the plan of Openbravo to make frequent releases. As usual you can download the binaries and sources of Openbravo POS from the Sourceforge project files page.

There is a large list of new features and improvements. This is a summary of the changes included in the version 2.10:
  • New customers module. With this module Openbravo POS users will be able to assign customers to receipts using the customer's loyalty card, create invoices, track the customer account, make customers payments, execute customers reports, and more.
  • New localization features. To achieve the support of the taxes laws of different countries and cultures Openbravo POS now includes a new event system that allows to execute developer scripting code and adapt the receipts generation to the rules required. In this point there also has been included a new dialog that allows to split a receipt between two or more customers and a useful cash change calculator based on the country coins and banknotes. More information: Openbravo POS Scripting Tutorial.
  • New reports structure. With the new reports structure developers of Openbravo POS will be able to add and modify easily new reports and charts without having deal with the source code. Reports are now defined using plain text files that developers can edit using his preferred text editor or a graphical designer. To install newly created reports is as simple as copy the report definition files to the reports folder and create a menu option for the report. All reports and charts of Openbravo POS has been ported to the new structure and new reports has been created. More information: Openbravo POS Reports and Charts Tutorial.
  • Improved integration with Openbravo ERP. There has been included in the previous integration more data like customers synchronization and warehouse information synchronization. More information: Openbravo POS Integration.
  • Sample database. A sample restaurant database has been created for evaluation purposes with a list of products, images, users, and operational data. Available only from the SVN repository.
  • Many other other minor features and bugs fixes. For example:
    • Users can log on using his employee card with his / her token stored in the magnetic band or printer in the bar code.
    • Customer information can be assigned to the current receipt reading his / her loyalty card.
    • Split a receipt payment between customers.
    • The size of the selector and product buttons is configurable by the administrator.
We feel proud of this release but there is a long road ahead. The community around Openbravo POS is growing every day, is willing to collaborate and is very active proposing new functionalities and customizations for different countries, industries, ... Now we are working on the project plan for the next release 2.20. With the help of the community we trust that Openbravo POS will succeed.

1 comment:

Edgar said...

Buenos días Sr. Romero, felicitaciones por su excelente producto!!, lo he instalado en mi pequeño comercio y funciona de maravilla, sin embargo, he intentado modificar el Informe de Ventas de Productos accediendo a los archivos productsales.bs, productsales.jrxml, productsales_messages.properties y productsales_messages_es.properties; quiero agregar una columna al informe de detalle para poder ver el precio de compra de los productos, pero los cambios sólo se reflejan en el informe gráfico pero no en el de detalle; los archivos para el informe de detalle son otros??? Gracias por anticipado por su ayuda