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Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

There are many commercial CRM packages out there. Our favorites are Sugar CRM and Tiger CRM, both very comprehensive and feature rich. The best part is the basic editions are totally free!

Over the years we’ve done a few Sugar CRM installations and things can get a bit hairy when it comes to getting all the SW requirements in place. However the installer in the latest version is amazing. All opensource software programmers should take a hint from Sugar. My favorite part is how it automatically creates the database and tables in MySQL.

For those interested in quickly installing one of the above CRM’s I would recommend a using an bundled Apache, PHP & MySQL installation such as Apache2triad. With Triad you only have to worry about one installation file.

I would love to hear about other opensource CRM’s out there.