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Michael Judd
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Michael is an Accountant - originally qualifying in Australia he now holds qualifications with CPA Australia and the Association of International Accountants (UK).

Michael previously worked as the Financial Controller (Europe) and Global Financial Systems Manager for Cable & Wireless before leaving to create his own consultancy business.

Mike's first fork of Compiere was before the Adempiere project (30/03/2005 - but joined the project when it looked like a newly formed collaboration would be politically more acceptable.

Mike's blog can be found here:

Domain Expertise

Since moving in to consulting, Michael has worked with a range of clients including:

  • Barclays Bank - Group Finance - Establish Group Information Management Team to provide internal expertise linking enterprise business systems and finance users & sitting on the IFRS Implementation Team for Group Finance to advise on technology issues of implementation of IFRS in Barclays group.
  • British Telecom (BT) - Engage reporting communities within the BT group and consolidate the process and staff the more efficiently
  • Security Capital - Establish systems to manage simultaneous reporting accross the portfolio in US, UK and Luxembourg GAAP
  • Access Self Storage - Identify best practise in the call centre and design and implement systems to embed best practise and establish operational KPI's for all staff
  • Bernheim Comofi - Identify business systems constraints and resolve prior to sale to AXA

Michael now focuses on consulting around business ecosystems including collaborative commerce, operational kpis and enterprise business intelligence.


  • Collaborative Commerce - Open & Flexible [1]
  • Open Source Savings for Accountants - [2]
  • 6 Years Living on Open Source - an article on my experiences making my living from open source

Adempiere Contributions

Michael contributes domain expertise to the Adempiere project, specifically around compliance with accounting standards, tax laws and other compliances issues.

Michael delivered a workshop session on Accounting Issues at the Adempiere Conference, Berlin, 31 May 2007

Some of Mike's contribution include:

Functionality Contributions

Awaiting Voting from the community

Multiple Product Items Selection During Ordering

Notes on UK Post Code Lookup

UK Postal Codes Lookup
UK Regions and Cities

The UK postcodes are owned by Royal Mail and they refuse to give them away for free - even to open source communities. Therefore, we have created a web plugin that allows you to connect directly to their web service and access either street level or premises level data. It works by adding an online box on the Location Form and you enter the post code and press the "lookup" button and the system searches their database and returns information that will overwrite the information you have in the street / suburb fields (if you accept the prompt)

We have negotiated a special rate with Royal Mail which we think is quite good - it is approximately £150 per user per annum for unlimited lookups of street level data. This is in production with existing customers so please contact us if you would like the plugin. NOTE: Royal Mail will require you to enter in to a licensing agreement with them (directly) to prevent you from 'stealing' the data.

Video: Media:Postcode_Service_Demo.ogg

Planned Contributions

Please get in touch with me if you are interested in these areas and we can collaborate....

  • Accounting system overhaul
    • multi org reporting & consolidation
    • profit centre
    • remoting of the accounting kernel
  • Fax server integration (for faxing orders / invoices) - utilising Hylafax

See the Accounting Pages.