Eclipse Foundation membership & project proposal

Compex Systemhaus GmbH joins the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member contributing substantial parts of its Open Standard Business Engineering Environment (OS.bee), which covers the complete lifecycle of any business application as an open source project under the name Open Standard Business Platform (OSBP).

With more than 30 years of project experience and more than 50,000 users Compex has developed a proven business engineering environment based on model-driven open standards. The Eclipse ecosystem as IDE including a solid technology stack has been chosen to support the new business application platform: EMF, OSGi, BIRT, Xtext, Sirius, Vaadin, JBPM, Drools, Smooks, etc.

"Our vision has been to create a best-of-breed, model-driven, component-based, cross-platform ‘open standard business engineering environment` for modeling and generating sustainable business applications, independent of any platform or device." says the founder and general manager of Compex, Christophe Loetz.  

Compex embraces the idea of cross-company joint development efforts, making organizations independent of proprietary software solutions. In the past few years there has been already a close cooperation with technology leaders such as Vaadin Ltd., Finland or Lunifera GmbH, Austria. Other companies are encouraged to join in. Becoming part of the Eclipse ecosystem will further strengthen the community of contributors and committers for open standard business applications such as ERP, CRM, SCM, MDM, BI, etc.

“While delivering the base for numerous business applications, Eclipse is mostly seen as an IDE and technology enabler. Projects such as OSBP will deliver the necessary equipment for developing business solutions in more efficient and faster manner.” says Ralph Mueller, Managing Director, Eclipse Foundation Europe.

About OSBP 

The Open Standard Business Platform (OSBP) comprises a model-based software factory composed of extensible frameworks, tools and runtime environments for building, deploying and managing business applications across their lifecycles of business software development. With OSBP users can take advantage of built-in 30+ frameworks, covering practically all different aspects of engineering business applications.

Project proposal online: https://projects.eclipse.org/proposals/open-standard-business-platform-osbp 

About Eclipse 

The Eclipse Foundation Inc., Canada is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services. In general, the Eclipse Foundation provides four services to the Eclipse community: IT Infrastructure, IP Management, Development Process, and Ecosystem Development.

About Compex

Compex Systemhaus GmbH, Germany was set up in 1985  and since then it has always focused on designing business process oriented solutions, which enable organizations to model their business processes such as MDM, CRM, logistics and supply-chain, multi-channel sales and purchase, financials and many other fields, following the motto “everything is process”. Under the management of Christophe Loetz, its founder and managing partner, it has been able to expand its position in Germany and in several European countries over the last years.