Openbravo POS – cloud-based POS and retail management software

Openbravo POS is a popular open source Point-of-Sale project. It functions as a seamlessly integrated module of Openbravo ERP, with a smooth flow of information from the retail floor to the back office.

The program is completely integrated into Openbravo’s ERP application. This enables the software to update stock levels, financial journals and customer data directly in the central database when a POS sales is executed in the stores. Openbravo POS can be applied using PDAs for order intake.

Openbravo POS is developed in Java, and uses Swing to provide an intuitive user interface. It is database independent, using the JDBC interface, and JasperReports and FreeChart to build reports and charts.

Features include:

  • Highly configurable with configuration templates for modification to meet a business’ needs.
  • Multi-user.
  • Designed specifically for touch screens.
  • Feature-rich solution with many robust capabilities including:
    • Sales.
    • Refunds.
    • Daily reports, filtering, charts.
    • Cash management.
    • Warehouse management.
    • Restaurant Module.
  • Very flexible and highly customizable.
  • Suitable for a wide a range of retail-based businesses.
  • Supports a wide variety of hardware:
    • Touch screens. Configured to emulate a mouse.
    • Bar code scanners. Configured to emulate a standard keyboard.
    • Receipt printers. Configured as a standard printer, or with the ESC/POS protocol support, or with JavaPOS support.
    • Fiscal printers. With JavaPOS support.
    • Customer displays.
    • Cash drawers. Connected to the receipt printer or with JavaPOS support.
    • Data collectors. Metrologic Scanpal 2 connected to a serial port.
    • Scales. With the Samsung protocol or the Dialog1 protocol support. Connected to a serial port of the POS terminal.
    • Magnetic card readers (MSR). Configured to emulate a standard keyboard. ESC/POS ticket printers, customer displays and barcode scanners.
  • Secure environment:
    • Secure access.
    • Manage multiple roles and user profiles.
    • Protect most sensitive actions.
    • Embedded support for integrations with Openbravo ERP and other applications.
    • Scalable to support configurations ranging from one terminal, to multiple terminals per store, to multiple terminals in multiple stores.

Support: User Guide, SourceForge Project Page
Developer: Openbravo S.L.
License: GNU GPL v3


Openbravo is written in JavaScript and Java. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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