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From Matt Warnock <mwarn...@ridgecrestherbals.com>
Subject Re: Ofbiz vs Openbravo
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2010 21:04:19 GMT
We are a small distribution-type business (less than 10 employees) and
were hoping for something that would "just work" OOTB for our situation.
Everything in Neogia seemed set up for EU and VAT, rather than
US-oriented, which was to be expected.  Maybe it would have been simple
to change, but it wasn't all that clear to me.  

And although as I said Neogia seemed "better-behaved" with respect to
the OFBiz code base, it still was not entirely clear to me where it
diverged and why, and it seemed likely that all the documentation for
that was mostly in French.  Having already spent too much time trying to
analyze the Opentaps fork, I was perhaps too fearful of Neogia, and I
elected for "straight" OFBiz, for the reasons cited previously.

If you can clarify any of these issues for my own mind, and if Neogia
would offer more ease of configuration or use than the OFBiz trunk,
while keeping us close to the OFBiz development path, I might still have
some interest in Neogia.

Merci d'avance.  :)
Matt Warnock <mwarnock@ridgecrestherbals.com>
RidgeCrest Herbals, Inc.

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 21:11 +0200, Nicolas Malin wrote:
> Hello Matt, what do you need on Neogia ? If you need standard feature, 
> you can see addons to use on recent OFBiz and if you have the specific 
> functionnality can you give me it ? I can create Jira to improve OFBiz.
> Nicolas
> Le 08/07/2010 20:38, Matt Warnock a écrit :
> > My evaluation was more feature-based.
> >
> > I had been watching both Opentaps and OFBiz for several years.  I needed
> > (or would soon need) the accounting functions that Opentaps offered when
> > it split off from OFBiz.  I hoped that eventually those functions would
> > be integrated back into OFBiz, but Opentaps seems to be diverging from,
> > rather than converging with, OFBiz in several important respects,
> > although some Opentaps developers still seem to contribute to OFBiz
> > code.  When OFBiz became an Apache top-level project, that sealed the
> > decision for me.
> >
> > For me, OFBiz will probably initially be more work than Opentaps would
> > have been, but I prefer to be on the mainline of the new feature
> > development, and work with a code base that contributes back regularly.
> > I think OFBiz has a stronger development team and model, and the
> > features it once lacked (like accounting) are being added fairly fast as
> > the project continues to grow.
> >
> > Neogia seemed like a better-behaved OFBiz derivative than OpenTaps to
> > me, but language was an issue for us.  My organization (except for me)
> > does not speak French, and I had no time to translate documentation.
> >    

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