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#1 Open Source CRM Software

October 4, 2016

Thousands of businesses use Vtiger CRM Open Source as a complete on-premise CRM application without the need to pay for expensive commercial licenses. Getting started is as easy as downloading the application, installing it on a server, and getting set up.

The open source edition is supported by a vibrant community of thousands of businesses, hundreds of thousands of users, and countless developers and partners that help shape its direction. That means that while its core functionality far surpasses that of alternatives, and it can be easily extended through the hundreds of plugins developed by professional Vtiger developers, and available on the extension marketplace. With all that, it’s no wonder that Vtiger’s free open source CRM ranks #1 in total downloads on SourceForge, at 4.5 million to date.

Policies and Licenses

Vtiger CRM is built using the following open source software and licenses:

The Vtiger Public License 1.1 (VPL 1.1) is based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL 1.1), and provides free use to anyone using it under the provisions of the license, covering the following add-ons:

  • Vtiger Outlook Plug-in
  • Vtiger Thunderbird Extension
  • Vtiger Office Plug-in
  • Vtiger Customer Portal



Full Calendar

February 1, 2016

A JavaScript event calendar. Customizable and open source.
FullCalendar is a drag-n-drop jQuery plugin for displaying events on a full-sized calendar.
FullCalendar is great for displaying events, but it isn’t a complete solution for event content-management. Beyond dragging an event to a different time/day, you cannot change an event’s name or other associated data. It is up to you to add this functionality through FullCalendar’s event hooks.


List of best open source CRM web applications

December 24, 2014

Sugar Community Edition

sugarcrmSugar consists of modules, each of which represents a specific functional aspect of CRM such as Accounts, Activities, Leads, and Opportunities. For example, the Accounts module enables you to create and manage customer accounts, and the Activities module enables you to create and manage activities related to accounts, opportunities, etc. These modules are designed to help you manage customer accounts through each step of their life cycle, starting with generating and qualifying leads to customer support and resolving reported bugs. Because many of these steps are interrelated, each module displays related information. For example, when you view the details of a particular account, the system also displays the related contacts, activities, opportunities, and bugs. You can view, edit, and create this information.



vtigervtiger CRM is a free, fully-featured open source CRM solution with low-cost, reliable product support ideal for small and medium businesses. vtiger CRM is a widely used product with thousands of users in dozens of countries. It has a vibrant community of users driving the product forward, and contributing to it’s development. Over 2 million copies of vtiger CRM have been downloaded to date.



opencrxopenCRX is an open CRM solution that meets the needs of organizations requiring multifunctional, enterprise-wide coordination of sales generation, sales fulfillment, marketing and service activities to customers, partners, suppliers or intermediaries.



epesiEPESI is a web application for managing business information. It makes data organizing and sharing easy, simplifies internal communication and makes workflow more efficient.
EPESI has a modular design which makes it flexible and easy to adapt. Its base consists of CRM application with PHP framework, both free and open source, that can be extended with specialized modules.



opentapsOpentaps Open Source ERP + CRM is a fully integrated application suite that brings together top-tier open source projects to help you manage your business more effectively. Today, opentaps supports ecommerce, Customer Relationship Management, Warehouse and Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, and Financial Management to Business Intelligence and mobility integration out-of-the-box.



civicrmCiviCRM is a free, libre and open source constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups. CiviCRM is a powerful contact, fundraising and eCRM system that allows you to record and manage information about your various constituents including volunteers, activists, donors, employees, clients, vendors, etc. Track and execute donations, transactions, conversations, events or any type of correspondence with each constituent and store it all in one, easily accessible and manageable source.



splendidCRMSplendidCRM is an alternative solution to SugarCRM but it is written in C# for the ASP.NET framework.
The Community Edition includes the core CRM features, such as Accounts, Contacts and Leads, but it excludes advanced features, such as Reporting and Order management. The Community Edition has been released under the GNU Affero General Public License Version 3.



DolibarrDolibarr ERP & CRM is a modern and easy to use web software to manage your business (contacts, invoices, orders, products, stocks, agenda, emailings, etc…).
It’s an opensource and free software designed for small companies, foundations and freelances.
You can install and use it as a standalone application, or online on a mutualized or dedicated server to use it from anywhere.



Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source enterprise automation software project licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0. By open source enterprise automation we mean: Open Source ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Open Source CRM (Customer RelationShip Management), Open Source E-Business / E-Commerce, Open Source SCM (Supply Chain Management), Open Source MRP (Manufacturing Resources Planning), Open Source CMMS/EAM (Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management), Open Source POS (Point Of Sale), and so on.


Talend Open Studio

March 19, 2014

Talend Open Studio is a powerful and versatile set of open source products for developing, testing, deploying and administrating data management and application integration projects. Talend delivers the only unified platform that makes data management and application integration easier by providing a unified environment for managing the entire lifecycle across enterprise boundaries. Developers achieve vast productivity gains through an easy-to-use, Eclipse-based graphical environment that combines data integration, data quality, MDM, application integration and big data.

Talend’s products dramatically lower the adoption barrier for businesses wanting powerful packaged solutions to operational challenges like data cleansing, master data management, and enterprise service bus deployment. Leveraging and extending leading Apache technologies, Talend’s open source ESB and open source SOA solutions help organizations to build flexible, high-performance enterprise architectures that integrate and service-enable distributed applications.

All Talend Open Studio products are 100% open source and free to download and use. The Talend Community provides a set of educational and support services including a discussion forum, tutorials, bug tracking, source code and product add-ons.

pfSense project free open source firewall and router

January 4, 2014

pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution. pfSense is a popular project with more than 1 million downloads since its inception, and proven in countless installations ranging from small home networks protecting a single computer to large corporations, universities and other organizations protecting thousands of network devices.

This project started in 2004 as a fork of the m0n0wall project, but focused towards full PC installations rather than the embedded hardware focus of m0n0wall. We also offer an embedded image for Compact Flash based installations now. The two projects have since diverged significantly.

We’ve grown to become one of the most widely used network firewalls in the world, with in excess of 167,000 known live installs  as of April 2013.

New to the project?

For those new to the project, we recommend reading the Common Deployments and Features page, and checking out the Screenshot Gallery.



October 2, 2013

CiviCRM helps organizations grow and sustain strong relationships over time.

CiviCRM is a web-based, open source, Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software geared toward meeting the needs of non-profit and other civic-sector organizations.

As a non profit committed to the public good itself, CiviCRM understands that forging and growing strong relationships with constituents is about more than collecting and tracking constituent data – it is about sustaining relationships with supporters over time.

To this end, CiviCRM has created a robust web-based, open source, highly customizable, CRM to meet organizations’ highest expectations right out-of-the box. Unlike proprietary software, each new release of this open source software reflects the very real needs of its users as enhancements are continually given back to the community.

With CiviCRM’s robust feature set,  organizations can further their mission through contact management, fundraising, event management, member management, mass e-mail marketing, peer-to-peer campaigns, case management, and much more.

CiviCRM is localized in over 20 languages including: Chinese (Taiwan, China), Dutch, English (Australia, Canada, U.S., UK), French (France, Canada), German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Swedish.

Official Web Site

LimeSurvey the open source survet application

October 26, 2012

LimeSurvey currently offers:

  • Unlimited number of surveys at the same time
  • Unlimited number of questions in a survey (only limited by your database)
  • Unlimited number of participants to a survey
  • Multi-lingual surveys
  • User-management
  • 28 different question types with more to come
  • WYSIWYG HTML editor
  • Quotas management
  • Integration of pictures and movies into a survey
  • Creation of a printable survey version
  • Conditions for questions depending on earlier answers (Skip Logic / Branching)
  • Piping and Micro-tailoring using a powerful expression engine
  • Re-usable editable answer sets
  • Ready-made importable questions
  • Assessment surveys
  • Anonymous and Not-Anonymous survey
  • Open and closed group of participant surveys
  • Optional public registration for surveys
  • Sending of invitations, reminders and tokens by email
  • Option for participants to buffer answers to continue survey at a later time
  • Cookie or session based surveys
  • Template editor for creating your own page layout
  • Extended and user-friendly administration interface
  • Back-office data entry possibility
  • Survey expiry dates for automation
  • Enhanced import and export functions to text, CSV, PDF, SPSS, R, queXML and MS Excel format
  • Basic statistical and graphical analysis with export facility
  • Screen Reader Accessiblity
  • W3C compliance
  • Supporting more than 50 different languages in frontend and backend
  • A detailed manual is available in several languages in our Online Manual

….and many more small features we have left out so be sure to visit our online demo.

On top of that third-party modules are available to connect LimeSurvey to

Possible areas of application

Basically you can use Limesurvey for any type of data collection. Here are a few examples of how our users use Limesurvey:

  1. Ordinary marketing surveys
  2. Psychological tests
  3. Customer satisfaction surveys after buying from an online shop
  4. General data collection for example by phone at call centers
  5. Quality management (inter alia in the field)
  6. Query of candidate qualifications
  7. Order Form for Product Samples
  8. Invitation management for events (“I come with X people, we would like to eat Y and Z need overnight accommodations)
  9. Theory test for Driving School
  10. Review of lectures at universities
  11. Event tool like for college fests

Interested? You want to get started right away?

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Go visit the download page & you can start downloading straight away.

Still not sure ?

Take a sneak peek at demo page to see what LimeSurvey can do for you!

Free IT and Asset Management software

July 27, 2012

GLPI is the Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration-Interface. You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your  company (computer, software, printers…). It has enhanced functions to make the daily life for the  administrators easier, like a job-tracking-system with mail-notification and  methods to build a database with basic information about your network-topology.

The principal functionalities of the application are :

1) the precise inventory of all the technical resources. All their characteristics will be stored in a database.

2) management and the history of the maintenance actions and the bound procedures.  This application is dynamic and is directly connected to the users who can post requests to the technicians. An interface thus authorizes the latter with if required preventing the service of maintenance  and indexing a problem encountered with one of the technical resources to which they have access.


The Orchard Project

April 25, 2012

Please visit our website at for the most current information about this project.
Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform. It will create shared components for building ASP.NET applications and extensions, and specific applications that leverage these components to meet the needs of end-users, scripters, and developers. Additionally, we seek to create partnerships with existing application authors to help them achieve their goals. Orchard is delivered as part of the ASP.NET Open Source Gallery under the Outercurve Foundation. It is licensed under a New BSD license, which is approved by the OSI. The intended output of the Orchard project is three-fold:

  • Individual .NET-based applications that appeal to end-users , scripters, and developers
  • A set of re-usable components that makes it easy to build such applications
  • A vibrant community to help define these applications and extensions

In the near term, the Orchard project is focused on delivering a .NET-based CMS application that will allow users to rapidly create content-driven Websites, and an extensibility framework that will allow developers and customizers to provide additional functionality through modules and themes. You can learn more about the project on the Orchard Project Website.

Project Status

Orchard is currently in version 1.4. We invite participation by the developer community in shaping the project’s direction, so that we can publicly validate our designs and development approach. Our 1.4 release is available from our Downloads page, and is easy to Install Orchard using the Web Platform Installer. We encourage interested developers to check out the source code on the Orchard site and get involved with the project.

How To Get Involved

We hope that by engaging with the community in the very early stages of the project that we will be able to shape Orchard into a valuable set of tools and applications for the community. The Orchard team is committed to open community participation and accepts code contributions today. We encourage community participation at all levels from general project feedback to bug fixes and patches.

Sense/Net CMS – Enterprise Content Management

July 27, 2011

Sense/Net CMS is the first Open Source Enterprise Content Management system for the .NET platform, a perfect alternative to proprietary ECM suites, such as SharePoint. With wider functionality than most open source Web CMS packages, Sense/Net is ideal for building enterprise Intranets, Extranets and Internet sites.

  • Content Repository with powerful search and query
  • Workspaces, lists and libraries for collaboration and document management
  • WebDAV protocol and Microsoft Office integration for enhanced user experience
  • Windows Workflow Foundation 4 based workflows for BPM
  • Skin system, WYSIWYG and Smart Application Model for managing loads of web content
  • ASP.NET based development platform with Webpart and MVC support
  • Scalable Enterprise Architecture and Active Directory integration for enterprise deployment
  • Free Community and supported Enterprise editions with professional training

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Check out the features at

Current release is Sense/Net 6.0 Community Edition 6.0.5 wit Enterprise 2.0 features.

Sense/Net 6.0.5 Community Edition includes Enterprise 2.0 features and lots of bug fixes. New Workspace features include a wall similar to Facebook (yes, you can Comment and Like posts), a lightweight blog & wiki, user profile, workspace membership. We also added a better backup tool, a new webpart framework and device-aware applications, so you can create mobile applications easily.

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