We at APPSInvent Inc. love Open Source software a lot. Infact most of our systems are Open Source that we use in house to run our business. Be it CRM, Time Sheet, Project Management, Calendar and so on. The list is ever growing.
Open source refers to software or other types of products that are made publicly available with their source code, allowing anyone to use, modify, and distribute the software or product as they see fit. The term “open source” was first coined in the late 1990s and has since become a widely used term in the software development community.
Open source software is often created collaboratively by a community of developers who work together to improve the code and add new features. This type of development model is often contrasted with proprietary software, which is owned and controlled by a single entity and is typically closed to outside contributors.
The open source model has many advantages, including increased transparency, flexibility, and community involvement. It can also lead to faster development times, as bugs and issues can be quickly identified and fixed by a large community of contributors.
Some well-known examples of open source software include the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, and the Mozilla Firefox web browser. However, open source principles can also be applied to other types of products, such as hardware, data, and even art.
As we are CRM experts, we should be talking about this point :
There are several open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems available, each with their own unique features and capabilities. Here are a few examples of the best open source CRM systems:
SuiteCRMSuiteCRM is a fully-featured open source CRM system that offers a range of modules for managing customer data, sales, marketing, and customer service. It is built on the SugarCRM platform and is fully customizable.
OdooOdoo is an open source ERP and CRM system that offers a range of modules for managing sales, marketing, customer service, and more. It also offers integration with other business applications, such as accounting and project management.
EspoCRMEspoCRM is an open source CRM system that offers a range of features for managing customer data, sales, and customer service. It offers a clean and intuitive interface and is easy to customize.
SuiteASSUREDSuiteASSURED is an open source CRM system that is a supported and maintained version of SuiteCRM. It offers additional features and support options for enterprise-level users.
Vtiger CRMVtiger CRM is an open source CRM system that offers a range of modules for managing customer data, sales, and customer service. It also offers integration with other business applications, such as marketing automation and e-commerce.
Connect with us to see what are the options for your business. We can help reduce your operating expenses with these open source softwares.