Open Source CRM
Daffodil CRM is a commercial Open Source CRM Solution that helps enterprise businesses to manage customer relationships in a highly organized and efficient way. In today's competitive market, it is essential to build and sustain relationship with customers, while keeping costs low, but delivering results better than ever before. Daffodil?s open source CRM solution, is feature-rich software that seamlessly integrates all aspects of customer life cycle from identifying business opportunities to sustaining existing customers. With this open source CRM solution, you can automate everyday tasks, catch mission-critical & time-sensitive issues and stay on top of big opportunities.
Integrated ERP & CRM Solution Compiere is open source ERP and CRM software that provides a seamless 360-degree view of your company, its customers and vendors. For years only large corporations have been able to enjoy the benefits of ERP applications. Now, Compiere ERP and CRM puts the power of timely and consistent communications within reach of small to medium-sized businesses by offering superior ERP software that is affordable, adaptable, and
scalable ensuring you always have exactly the ERP solution your company needs.
Open Source CRM Software - Anteil Anteil Open Source CRM is a cost-effective solution to managing and improving your customer relationships. Download the base application for FREE, and have Anteil deliver customizations that fit your specific needs.
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Welcome to vtiger, the home of affordable 100% Open Source CRM and Groupware software. Our experience has been that while open source components are technically superior, end users, especially the ones in small businesses, often find it hard to integrate them. Even for trained professionals, systems integration is not an easy job. Frequently enterprises give up due to the lack of professionally packaged open source offerings, and turn to costly closed-source alternatives.
Open Source CRM Built to Leverage Open Source start-up firm TechWhale Inc. is offering for download the first Open Source CRM solution optimized for Microsoft's .NET Framework.
TechWhale's Founder and president Alan Ranciato, who before staring the company spent years as a software consultant to enterprises using Siebel and Clarify CRM software, says Open Source application projects can gain some key advantages
- and take a giant step toward better enterprise acceptance -- by leveraging commercial server software.
Source CRM The open source community can't provide a drop-in replacement for expensive, high-end CRM applications from the likes of Salesforce.com (Profile, Products, Articles) or Siebel just yet. Still, you might be surprised at the level of sophistication some of the available projects already offer, particularly for midsize
organizations. The Open for Business Project offers a suite of e-business applications under the MIT License, including CRM, ERP, and e-commerce features. Similar to Compiere, the Open for Business Project does not break out its capabilities into discrete modules. Rather, the entire suite is built on top of a common data model that facilitates a variety of sales, accounting, facilities management, and collaboration activities. This has its ups and downs; it means the various activities are well integrated within the suite, but it also means you must buy into the entire, monolithic package to take full advantage of its capabilities. A number of premium consulting organizations provide support for the package.
Low-Cost, Open Source CRM
SugarCRM plans to release a new version of its hosted software suite on Monday at a fraction of the cost of on-demand CRM services from Siebel Systems and Salesforce.com.
The company is adding a slew of customer-influenced proprietary applications in version 3.0 (only months after releasing Sugar Suite 2.5), which is available for $39.95 per user, per month. Salesforce.com's hosted service, however, starts at $65 per user, per month.
Yankee Group Research analyst Sheryl Kingstone says the added functionality in the new version should help SugarCRM get more attention from cost-conscious CRM buyers.
Learning Guide for Open Source CRM
Welcome to SearchCRM.com's learning guide on open source CRM. Here you'll find articles, white papers, advice and resources to help you better understand and leverage open source as it applies to your own CRM strategy. From an introduction to open source-related terms to understanding the innovations in tools and technology, this is your best resource for getting up to speed quickly on this new technology
trend. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is always evolving and improving. From its humble beginnings as stand-alone contact management software like ACT! and GoldMine, through enterprise packages like Siebel, up to today's latest wrinkle of hosted software from providers like
Sales Force and Net Suite, CRM software has been in a constant state of flux.
Open Source E-Business The Open For Business Project is an open source enterprise automation software project licensed under the MIT Open Source License. By open source enterprise automation we mean: Open Source ERP, Open Source CRM, Open Source E-Business / E-Commerce, Open Source SCM, Open Source MRP, Open Source CMMS/EAM, and so on.
OFBiz offers a great deal of functionality, including:
promotion & pricing management
order management (sales & purchase)
customer management (part of general party management
Open source CRM software makes a big splash
BlueWhale 1.0 is a new customer relations management (CRM) product from TechWhale, a Tampa, Fla.-based open source development company. TechWhale's president Alan Ranciato claims BlueWhale, which was released in December, is the first all-encompassing open source CRM application written in .Net.".Net has really picked up, and a lot of companies out there don't have the in-house talent to run a Linux server or MySQL, where Microsoft administrators are a lot easier to come by," says Ranciato. "Companies already feel comfortable having Microsoft in-house, whether or not it's the right call. Microsoft products are in there."
CRM Vendors Embrace Open Source CRM
To satisfy the increasing demand for CRM systems that run on the Linux platform, E.piphany, Siebel Systems, and SugarCRM join the list of CRM vendors providing open source offerings.
"The decision was made because there's more customer interest here and in Europe for a Linux version of E.piphany CRM, as more companies move to a Linux enterprise strategy," says E.piphany spokesman Gordon Evans.
The server market is moving toward Linux, so it only makes sense that CRM application vendors make their products available on the platform, says Chris Selland, vice president of sell-side research for Aberdeen Group. He and Yankee Group CRM analyst Sheryl Kingstone expect other major CRM vendors to also offer their products on the Linux platform.
sweet open source CRM SugarCRM has become the second open source software company challenging proprietary client/server ISVs to land a technology partnership with Microsoft.
The start-up and Microsoft have announced plans to improve interoperability between Windows Servers and SugarCRM's hosted customer relationship management (CRM) suite.SugarCRM additionally plans to release a distribution of its Sugar Suite under Microsoft's Community License, part of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative. The Shared Source Initiative is Microsoft's program that allows customers to view Windows source code, launched in response to concerns over the security of its software.
The SugarCRM partnership follows last year's announcement Microsoft would integrate its Windows Server system with open source Java middleware from
vTiger launches open source CRM
The product is targeted at SMEs and includes various CRM modules such as lead management and security management. The security module allows administrators to define the roles of team members and to restrict access to the modules according to each user's role.
Govind Pattabi, product manager of vTiger, told ZDNet UK that vTiger is based on the code of SugarCRM 1.0 and includes various additional features, such as an Outlook plug-in. The SugarCRM open source licence permits other companies to redistribute the software.
CiviCRM 1.4 Released Special thanks to the dedicated folks who contributed to this release by testing the beta revisions - and to everyone in the community who provided new ideas,
feedback( especially critical feedback), and patches. CiviCRM is the first open source and freely downloadable constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups.
Open Source CRM: The Facts The concept of open source software is simple. The source code is freely available, publicly modifiable and flexible. The model puts control in the hands of users in terms of development and user licensing is cheaper than the traditional proprietary software model. Having anchored itself within the infrastructure stack, open source is starting to break into the world of business applications and customer relationship management is an early target. CRM is a mature market with high barriers to entry. Even Siebel is unable to maintain its independence, and market share is increasingly going to application giants SAP and prospective Siebel-owner Oracle. Despite these issues new entrants are jostling to enter the CRM sector, in the form of open source business applications providers. They are attracted to it because of its size: every sales, support, service and marketing person within an organisation is a potential user.