When we started opentaps nine years ago, our goal was to create great
business software from open source. And have we ever! Most people
wouldn’t have believed that enterprise-class open source ERP and CRM was
possible, but we did it — thanks to Linux, Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL,
OFBiz, JasperReports, and many others open source projects.
The world, meanwhile, has moved forward too. It’s no secret that the
future of software is mobile, social, and big data, and open source software
is moving in those directions as well.
What does this mean for real businesses?
Imagine being able to capture all your interactions with customers as they
happen: by email, on twitter/Facebook/pinterest, via text messages, or by
phone. Anywhere. Any time. Any how.
Then imagine being able to use that information to make your customers
happier — and sell more.
That’s what we think a wh... (more)
If you’ve ever thought, “There’s got to be a better way,” take a look
at opentaps CRM2.
The new opentaps CRM2 takes a completely different approach to opentaps 1.x
or any other major CRM system out there. Instead of having all these
screens and forms for you to come and enter data, we’re bringing opentaps
CRM to you: We’re automatically capturing the discussions, emails, and
tasks that are the back bone of your relationships with your customers,
bringing them into the cloud, and helping you manage them there.
Oh, also: We’re making it as easy as possible for you. There’s no bi... (more)
Easier to Use and Better Looking
We’ve introduced a new keyword search feature for opentaps, based on
Hibernate search, Apache lucene, and Google Web Toolkit We’ve also enhanced
searching for invoices, payments, accounting transactions, and orders with
new fields you can search with We think the new look for opentaps
applications is a lot better and hope you agree. For Java developers, we’ve
added support for hibernate caching and Java wrappers for ofbiz services and
Java classes for constants to make your code easier to write and easier to
Try opentaps in the Amazon C... (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)
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)