An agreement signed between the Fundació Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (FUAB) and NaN·tic will allow all International Trade students to use Tryton in their practical classes. The Catalan company NaN·tic will deploy and set up this software for 30 students a year ensuring them "a 100% real experience" during their practical classes. This means that they are going to learn how to manage business opportunities, sales, purchasing, production, logistics... to summarize: all Tryton’s functionalities. NaN·tic will also provide assistance and technical support to all the teachers staff to ensure a successful training.
Albert Cervera, NaN·tic co-founder and Tryton’s Foundation board member, explained that "this agreement will let students work in a technological environment like those that can be found in any business. Using this tool they’ll improve their knowledge of business management and, by extension, their chances to land on the job market". In addition, Cervera also noted that "with this deal Fundació UAB obtains an ERP with large benefits and with excellent growth prospects, while Tryton is introduced to the university thankfully to an institution as prestigious as the Fundació UAB." Albert Cervera remarked the importance of recognition to the open source technologies by highly reputed institutions as university foundations. Cervera is totally convinced that this type of agreement can be replicated by many other universities anywhere in the world.
NaN·tic has also announced collaboration with other universities such as Universitat de Barcelona, where they showcase Tryton to students of Businsess Administration. In this case, around 90 students a year will be in touch with an ERP for the first time in their life thanks to Tryton and NaN·tic.
Yet this is just the beggining. Other agreements with several Catalan educational institutions are being negotiated right now. NaN·tic expects to have 10 such agreements by the end of the year which will ensure a bright future for Tryton in Catalonia. Hopefully, other countries will follow as in Leipzig NaN·tic already offered their help to the Tryton community if other organizations want to lead the same initiative in other countries.