It was announced today that Consona will be buying open source company Compiere. That is too bad as Compiere had one of the better open source offerings around ERP.
The press release is here. It is interesting that they are looking at Compiere as an Cloud Computing play. I suppose if you host your application on Amazon’s S3 architecture, you can call an application cloud computing. But I don’t believe it is truly multi-tenant such as Salesforce.com. So each install of Compiere is truly a separate instance. I don’t know how much value that will bring, but if Consona will use it as marketing leverage.
For more information about this, there is a good article on the ERP Graveyard site.