And now for something I’m especially proud of.
We’ve just finished putting together the new keyword search feature for
opentaps. Now if you go to opentaps CRM, you’ll see a new keyword search
box on the right:
Type in a keyword, click on search, and opentaps will return results from
different sections of the CRM application, including accounts, leads,
contacts, cases, orders:
And here’s an example of searching for an order by its ID:
The results are returned in a floating panel which shows up on top whatever
screen you’re on. You can click on a result to take you to it, or just
close the floating panel to stay in the page you’re already in.
Now Here’s the Best Part
This new keyword search feature is implemented with Apache lucene
and hibernate search. What we’ve done is create a separate and modular
component in opentaps and loaded with the Spring framework as ... (more)
eCommerce Journal on Ulitzer
We’ve been working on an integration of the Magento e-commerce platform for
opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM, and some of our long-time users have also
talked about integrating opentaps with Spree. I took a quick look at both and
make some notes about them. Since we’re not developers of or service
providers for either one, and we plan to support integration with both in
opentaps, I hope you’ll consider this an unbiased if somewhat “bird’s
eye” comparison of Spree vs. Magento.
Spree is lightweight and easy to use, and the user interface for both t... (more)
I “met” Phil Simon earlier in the month and have been following his blog,
twitter posts, and cartoons ever since.
Phil’s been in enterprise software a lot longer than I have, and now he’s
writing about a variety of interesting topics about technology.
We started talking about cloud computing and open source — and I just had
to put in my two cents.
So I did my first guest blog post about cloud computing and open source on
I hope you’ll take a moment to read it and browse the rest of Phil’s
In this edition of the quarterly update, I’m happy to tell you about the:
opentaps 1.4 Release New opentaps.org website, forum, and training video
store opentaps-Magento integration Development goals for opentaps 1.5 A proof
of concept for opentaps 2.0 based on OSGi, Spring dynamic modules, and maven
Amicon Technologies and IntegratingWeb join opentaps as opentaps Partners
opentaps in China
opentaps 1.4 is Released
opentaps 1.4 was officially released in March 2010. This release features
many new features in CRM, manufacturing, supply chain management, and
financial accounting; i... (more)
This is actually pretty cool: a timeline history of CRM, from Software
Advice. From the early days of the PC:
To our much heralded (hyped?) social web 2.0 future:
It’s fun to trace the history of technology and Customer Relationship
Early 1980’s: Personal Computers -> ACT!, desktop single user sales
automation software, 1986 Late 1980’s: Client/Server -> Siebel, multi-user
CRM, 1993 1995: Netscape and the Internet -> Salesforce.com, web-based CRM,
1999 2010: Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing -> ?
What, indeed, will the future bring? Even bigger changes.
If y... (more)