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101 Great Enterprise Open Source Apps - page 2

Accounting and Financial

  • July 14, 2009
  • By Cynthia Harvey

21. GNU Enterprise

GNU Enterprise contains a host of developer and ERP tools, including human resources, accounting, CRM, project management, supply chain management, and e-commerce features. Its modular design and open architecture make it easy to customize and easy to maintain. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X. Commercial Support Available? No

22. Dolibarr ERP/CRM

Aimed at small- to medium-sized organizations, Dolibarr manages products and services, stock, bank accounts, customers, orders, invoices, and more. It also includes several features aimed at non-profit foundations, such as member management and donation management. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? No

23. JFire

JFire includes ERP, CRM, e-commerce, and supply chain management functionality. Key features include support for global business (multi-language, multi-currency, multiple tax formulas), advanced user management, scalability, distributed architecture, web reporting, and issue tracking. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? Yes

24. allocPSA

Designed for service organizations, its creators call allocPSA a "Professional Services Automation Suite." Key functions include a digital dashboard, project management, timesheets, financials, CRM, personnel, calendaring, issue tracking, document management, and reporting. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? Yes

25. TNT Concept

Built by Spanish company Autentia for its own use, TNT Concept includes ERP, accounting, HR, BPM, and reporting capabilities. It's also the only ERP software we've seen that includes tracking for books on loan, which Autentia uses to manage its library of books available for employees to borrow. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? Yes

26. Ohioedge

Ohioedge combines CRM and BPM features in a Java-based app. The site is light on documentation, but does include a helpful test drive that lets you see how the software can be used. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? Yes

27. Value ERP

Value's modular architecture makes it extremely adaptable, and it integrates well with legacy systems. It includes accounting, ERP, and CRM capabilities. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? No

Collaboration/Groupware

28. Group-Office

Group-Office online groupware includes a calendar, file sharing, basic CRM capabilities, and e-mail. The fee-based professional and hosted versions add project management and synchronization with mobile devices. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? Yes

29. cyn.in

Cyn.in sets itself apart by including social networking functionality such as micro-blogging (think Twitter), instant discussions, and a live activity feed for the desktop, as well as more traditional groupware features like wikis, blogs, file sharing, content management, calendar, etc. It's available in the free community edition, in a hosted SaaS version, or as a commercially supported virtual appliance. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X. Commercial Support Available? Yes

30. Collabtive

This cloud-based groupware bills itself as an open-source alternative to Active Collab and Basecamp. Capabilities include project management, messaging and instant messaging, file management, time tracking, and role-based user management. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? Yes

31. OpenGoo/Feng Office

Calling itself an "open source Web Office," OpenGoo makes it easy to collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, scheduling, e-mail, etc. from any browser. Feng Office is the fee-based professional version that includes support, upgrades, and automatic backup. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X. Commercial Support Available? Yes

32. phpGroupWare

Part of the GNU project, phpGroupWare includes more than 50 applications, supports 20 languages, and is used by tens of thousands of people everyday. Capabilities include contact management, e-mail, calendar, content and document management, project management, and an application programming interface. Operating System: Windows, Linux. Commercial Support Available? No

33. IGSuite

IGSuite claims basic personal information manager (PIM), CMS, CRM, and ERP functionality, but its really best categorized as groupware. The Web-based app includes Webmail, calendaring, to do lists, file sharing, chat, and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix. Commercial Support Available? Yes

34. TUTOS

Short for "The Ultimate Team Organization Software," TUTOS includes a calendar, address manager, bug tracker, file sharing, mailboxes, and time tracking. Operating System: Linux. Commercial Support Available? No

Content Management Systems (CMS) and Wikis

35. Magnolia

Used by governments and Fortune 500 companies, Magnolia is both easy to use and highly flexible. Key features include instant inline editing, role-based user management, full-text search, multi-language support, Java content repository, and unlimited scalability. The commercial Enterprise Edition adds a number of features as well as paid support. Operating System: Windows, Linux. Commercial Support Available? Yes

36. Alfresco

Built by a team that includes one of the co-founders of Documentum, Alfresco also boasts an impressive list of Fortune 500 users. In addition to web content management, it provides document management, collaboration, records management, and image management abilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux. Commercial Support Available? Yes

37. Liferay

Downloaded more than 2 million times, Liferay claims to be "the world's leading enterprise portal and social collaboration software." It includes more than 60 tools for web publishing, content management, collaboration, and social network. In addition, it features an SOA framework, single sign-on, multi-language support, and advanced search and tagging. Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? Yes

38. Joomla

Downloaded more than 10 million times, Joomla claims to be the most popular Web site software available. Users include MTV Networks, Citibank, Harvard University, and many more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X. Commercial Support Available? No, but the site does include links to consultants.

39. Drupal

Drupal features include blogs, collaborative authoring, forums, peer-to-peer networking, newsletters, podcasts, and more. And what really sets this CMS apart is the wealth of support information available on the Web site and the active user community. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X. Commercial Support Available? Yes.

40. TikiWiki

This award-winning app offers both groupware and CMS capabilities. In addition to wikis, its key features include blogs, forums, RSS syndication, calendars and events, user management, surveys and polls, image galleries, and more Operating System: OS Independent. Commercial Support Available? No, but the site includes links to consultants.

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