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opentaps.com and the Next Generation of opentaps

Open Source Strategies - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:27

When we started opentaps nine years ago, our goal was to create great business software from open source.  And have we ever!  Most people wouldn’t have believed that enterprise-class open source ERP and CRM was possible, but we did it — thanks to Linux, Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, OFBiz, JasperReports, and many others open source projects.

The world, meanwhile, has moved forward too.  It’s no secret that the future of software is mobile, social, and big data, and open source software is moving in those directions as well.

What does this mean for real businesses?

Imagine being able to capture all your interactions with customers as they happen: by email, on twitter/Facebook/pinterest, via text messages, or by phone.  Anywhere.  Any time.  Any how.

Then imagine being able to use that information to make your customers happier — and sell more.

That’s what we think a whole new generation of open source software could do for you.  And we’ve started by creating a whole new opentaps to do it.  Because it is built with a whole new different set of open source technologies and a different cloud-open source business model, we’ve created a new site at opentaps.com for this new product.  Meanwhile, the existing open source ERP and CRM lives on at opentaps.org and will continue to evolve.

We hope you’ll join for the next phase of our journey — the best is yet to come.

opentaps CRM2: A New Way To Do It

Open Source Strategies - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 01:15

If you’ve ever thought, “There’s got to be a better way,” take a look at opentaps CRM2.

The new opentaps CRM2 takes a completely different approach to opentaps 1.x or any other major CRM system out there.  Instead of having all these screens and forms for you to come and enter data, we’re bringing opentaps CRM to you:  We’re automatically capturing the discussions, emails, and tasks that are the back bone of your relationships with your customers, bringing them into the cloud, and helping you manage them there.

Oh, also: We’re making it as easy as possible for you.  There’s no big software package to download or install.  No database to set up and maintain.  No code base to merge and upgrade.  You don’t even have to ask your users to stop using their favorite email program.  You just sign up for an account, plug a few simple widgets into your existing opentaps instance, and synch up your users and emails.

Then just sit back and relax.  Everybody just keeps working as before.   But from your web interface, you’ll see all the emails and discussions back and forth between your company, your customers, and your vendors:

opentaps CRM2 will even help you find the emails related to your orders, invoices, and payments automatically (and it would be very easy to get it to do the same for quotes, production runs, etc. — whatever your company works around):

Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it?  Our beta users have thought so for about a year now.  Why don’t you give it a try and let us know how it goes?

How to Make Business Intelligence and Analytics Pay Off

opentaps Analytics - Fri, 07/29/2011 - 20:00
Many companies seem to follow a “Christmas morning toy” routine when it comes to business intelligence and analytics: See cool reports and charts “We want those!” Spend time and money implementing them “Wow, these are cool!” Move on something else and eventually forget all about the cool reports and charts Sometimes there’s also a “CNN...

Newsflash: Businesses Aren’t Very Intelligent

opentaps Analytics - Fri, 07/29/2011 - 20:00
A recent study by Accenture found: While 55% of businesses thought they were very good at understanding and segmenting their customers, but only 21% of those customers agreed. More companies chose “personal experience” over analytical data as very important in business decision making. When analyzing customers, companies focus on profit by customer and lifetime value...

Welcome to opentaps Analytics!

opentaps Analytics - Fri, 07/29/2011 - 20:00
Every time a customer buys (or returns) something from us, he’s telling us something very important about the product and himself. With opentaps Analytics, we wanted to create an easy-to-use tool for you to use that information to your advantage.  Want to know which products sell best?  Whether you need more help on Mondays?  Which...

Full Page Caching and related Session Issues in OFBiz/Opentaps

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
What is Full page caching? Full-page caching is the simplest and most straightforward dynamic caching mechanism. The user defines which page to cache and the server stores it in the cache disk space. In subsequent request for the page, instead … Continue reading →

Caching in Opentaps/OFBiz

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
In computer engineering a cache is a component that transparently stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster. The data that is stored within a cache might be values that have been computed earlier or … Continue reading →

Infinite Scrolling is the new way of pagination

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
We all may be familiar with pagination using the next and previous buttons. But there are tons of websites like Twitter, Facebook, etc. that have come up with a new technique of infinite scrolling for pagination. In this post, we … Continue reading →

Loyalty Points in Advanced Ecommerce (Apache Ofbiz/Opentaps)

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
Loyalty Points in Advanced Ecommerce(Apache Ofbiz / Opentaps) The Reward Points features allows merchants to promote customer loyalty and increase sales by rewarding customers for their purchases and for referring other customers. Loyalty points program allowed companies to reward their … Continue reading →

Grinder Setup

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
This document describes how to setup Grinder for running system and performance testing against our web application. Grinder Introduction There are three main processes to are used to run tests across machine: Worker process: interpret Jython test scripts and performs … Continue reading →

Selenium Tutorials – To test OFBiz/Opentaps Ecommerce UI

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
Selenium Tutorials 1) Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment for performing selenium tests. Selenium tests can be written as HTML tables or coded in various languages like C#, PHP, Perl, Python and can be run directly in most modern browsers. … Continue reading →

XSS- Cross-site scripting in OFBiz/Opentaps

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
1. What is Cross Site Scripting? Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of computer security vulnerability (Susceptibility to injury or attack) typically found in web applications which enable malicious attackers to inject client-side script into web pages viewed by other … Continue reading →

Eclipse: Reset your saved SVN credentials

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
If you have saved your SVN credetials in eclipse and want to reset it then we can follow the below process - Check your subclipse settings: 1. If it uses JavaHL: Windows: USER_HOME/Application Data/Subversion/auth Linux: ~/.subversion/auth OSX: ~/.subversion/auth For a … Continue reading →

Opentaps: Important Links

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
You can go through the following links to experience the Opentaps environment: 1> About Opentaps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opentaps, http://www.opentaps.org/ 2> Opentaps Documentation/Wiki: http://www.opentaps.org/docs/index.php/Main_Page 3> Source Repository(SVN): http://www.opentaps.org/community/source-repository 4> Framework introduction and videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46CDSZ-rnVw 5> Forum: http://www.opentaps.org/forum 6> Service Providers And Partners: http://www.opentaps.org/partners 7> … Continue reading →

How MiniLang is formed

Amicon Tech Blogs - Mon, 01/10/2011 - 23:00
How minilang can be defined? Its is simply well formed XML. Developers write XML that obeys a defined schema, this XML is then parsed by the framework and commands are executed accordingly. A local copy of the schema is included … Continue reading →

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