We’re looking for developers who’d like to work with on server-side OSGi
applications. (See opentaps 2 framework.)
If this sounds like as much fun to you as it does to us, please contact us
right away! We’re really flexible and can accommodate part-time or
full-time, remote or on-site.
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 abl... (more)
In this presentation, Si Chen will discuss the key trends in the enterprise
software sector, including vendor consolidation, on-demand delivery, and the
transition to a Service Oriented Architecture, and how they are creating
opportunities for open source applications. He will then showcase opentaps,
the Open Source Enterprise Applications Suite (www.opentaps.org). opentaps
is a Java open source application suite with ERP, CRM, Manufacturing,
eCommerce, and Supply Chain Management features which is built around SOA and
can be deployed on any database or platform. The presentat... (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)
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)