Nexedi Invests in Shanghai Free Trade Zone to Develop Mobile Technologies and ERP5

Nexedi Invests in Shanghai Free Trade Zone to Develop Mobile Technologies and ERP5
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Nexedi Invests in Shanghai Free Trade Zone to Develop Mobile Technologies and Open Source ERP5 using JIO technology.

Shanghai (China), Marcq-en-Baroeul (France), November 4th 2013.– Nexedi, the creator of ERP5 open source ERP/CRM forms a new company in Shanghai "Waigaoqiao" Free Trade Zone. Through this investment, Nexedi will develop mobile enterprise technologies and accelerate the adoption of open source ERP5 in China.

"Mobile technologies develop nowadays in China faster than anywhere else in the world: 8 core phones today, 64 bit ARM pico-servers tomorrow and 5G networks planned for 2020 are the start of a disruption for enterprise computing. Xiaomi, Oppo, Rockchip, Rikomagic, Allwinner and hundreds of innovative companies based in China could be the leading brands of the future." says Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi.

Jingjing Xu, head of ERP5 education, adds: "Labour costs have become more expensive in China than in Eastern Europe and many other countries. However, traditional management in China remains less efficient, especially when compared to Germany or Japan. In order to retain their competitiveness, Chinese companies must transform their management by adopting ERP and CRM without losing their flexibility."

Thierry Brettnacher, VP Consulting of Nexedi, explains: "ERP5 is the best solution for the transformation of Chinese industry. ERP5 scalability was demonstrated through its adoption by banks and multinational companies in Germany, Japan and France. Open Source provides in additional a level of flexibility that remains unmatched by any traditional ERP."

Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi, concludes: "Back in 2007, Nexedi created the first open source ERP for Nokia phones [1]. Our goal is to invent in Waigaoqiao in 2014 the future of mobile enterprise applications based on ERP5 and on next generation mobile hardware."

[1] ERP5 Mobile Released and Certified for Nokia E61 Smartphone.

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  • Jean-Paul Smets - CEO Nexedi S.A. - jp (at) nexedi (dot) com - Tel. +33 (0)6 29 02 44 25
  • Thierry Brettnacher - VP Consulting, Nexedi S.A. - tb (at) nexedi (dot) com - Tel. +33 (0)6 62 05 76 14
  • Jingjing Xu - ERP5 education - jingjing.xu (at) nexedi (dot) com - Tel. +33 (0)6 77 73 59 28
  • Ni Yan - Nexedi China coordinator - ni.yan (at) tiolive (dot) com - Tel. +33 (0)7 86 63 50 85

About Nexedi

Nexedi is the creator and leader of the ERP5 Open Source ERP project. Nexedi has developed and deployed ERP5 for a wide range of industries such as aerospace, apparel, banking, healthcare and government. ERP5 is used in companies of all sizes in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South Americas. The open source nature of ERP5 eliminates licensing costs and provides full freedom to update and customise the system as business requirements change with no single vendor lock-in.

Nexedi is a major contributor to the SlapOS technology, a distributed Cloud Computing system compatible with the leading market standards and designed for resilience and reversibility for critical applications.

Nexedi provides 24H around-the-clock support to corporations and governments wishing to migrate their mission critical applications to open source software solutions.

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About Nashi Technology

Nashi Technology is a start-up company in Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. Nashi Technology creates the world's first independent Enterprise Appstore of HTML5 applications – Office to offer business applications based on the innovative technology JIO [2], invested by Nexedi.

Office JS business applications are compatible to any mobile device as well as on desktop PC, which store the users' data in their own devices to protect their trade secret. JS business applications accelerate the adoption of open source ERP in China, and the application users will have the possibility to get complete ERP5 service which will meet all their demands for business applications, such as sharing data in different devices and different users' accounts. Furthermore, Office JS the app store is also a platform for developers to show their business applications, without charging them inscription fees and sales commissions.

Through Office JS appstore, Nashi Technology will provide to Chinese companies the ERP business service based on open source ERP5. Its flexibility and mobility will accelerate the transformation of Chinese companies.

[2] JIO is a client-side JavaScript library to manage documents across local or remote storages.

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