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SugarCRM wants to be the Linux of the CRM world

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| While Mr Roberts credits Marc Benioff with educating the market about the
| benefits of software as a service, he says SugarCRM is winning business
| because there isn’t any customer lock-in as there is with Salesforce and its
| proprietary behavior. For example, application developers for the Salesforce
| Force.com platform have to use a programming language called Apex.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/Foremski/?p=325

War of words as Zoho sticks it to salesforce.com

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| So you thought the Software as a Service (SaaS) market was all peace and
| love? Think again. The CEO of open source, online applications provider
| Zoho -- Sridhar Vembu – has fired a salvo across salesforce.com’s bows. He is
| not happy, that’s for sure.
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http://www.businessreviewonline.com/..._words_as.html


Recent:

SugarCRM Announces Sugar 5.1 General Availability

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| SugarCRM Inc., the world’s leading provider of commercial open source
| customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced the general
| availability of Sugar 5.1, which includes new reporting and wireless
| capabilities for SugarCRM. The new reporting and analytics engine provides
| SugarCRM users with improved insight into sales effectiveness and customer
| behavior. Revamped wireless capabilities deliver the feature-rich SugarCRM
| user experience on mobile phones, including support for the popular
| BlackBerry® and iPhone™ smartphones.
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...18&newsLang=en


Sweet communications

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| The question is not whether you should implement unified communications
| technologies when your company is in the open source community and full of
| employees fresh from college who would rather instant-message than make a
| phone call. The question is how, says Lila Tretikov, CIO at SugarCRM, an open
| source software company founded in 2004. The company ties multiple
| unified-communications packages into its own relationship management platform
| to enable effective communications among its workforce of 150 employees -- at
| least 25% of them remote -- and a development group in Shanghai, China, as
| well as customers and the extended open source community.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...m.html?hpg1=bn


Open Source CRM Comes of Age

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| Few categories of open source software have seen so much solid teamwork and
| rapid development as customer relationship software (CRM) projects. As
| evidenced by huge proprietary players such as Salesforce.com, CRM implemented
| on the web as an on-demand tool for teams of co-workers also creates
| substantial business efficiencies. If you have a business and haven't looked
| into some of the top open source CRM offerings lately, here's a look at what
| you can start doing.
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http://ostatic.com/171741-blog/open-...m-comes-of-age


SugarCRM Announces Sugar 5.1 General Availability

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| SugarCRM Inc., the world’s leading provider of commercial open source
| customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced the general
| availability of Sugar 5.1, which includes new reporting and wireless
| capabilities for SugarCRM. The new reporting and analytics engine provides
| SugarCRM users with improved insight into sales effectiveness and customer
| behavior. Revamped wireless capabilities deliver the feature-rich SugarCRM
| user experience on mobile phones, including support for the popular
| BlackBerry® and iPhone™ smartphones.
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...18&newsLang=en


Open Source CRM Comes of Age

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| Few categories of open source software have seen so much solid teamwork and
| rapid development as customer relationship software (CRM) projects. As
| evidenced by huge proprietary players such as Salesforce.com, CRM implemented
| on the web as an on-demand tool for teams of co-workers also creates
| substantial business efficiencies. If you have a business and haven't looked
| into some of the top open source CRM offerings lately, here's a look at what
| you can start doing.
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http://ostatic.com/171741-blog/open-...m-comes-of-age
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