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About

We're going to deliver an even more awesome open source CRM product to you. We're going to make the web's best open source CRM even better and we're going to do it quickly.

If we're successful in meeting our target, we're going to do four very important things with your money:

  • We're going to make 100 enhancements to SuiteCRM in 400 days. Your funding will make that possible. If we meet our funding target we can add new developers to the full-time development team that builds SuiteCRM. With a bigger team we'll do monthly releases of new functionality so you can start enjoying the new features very quickly. Some changes are substantial (responsive themes) and some are less complex but just plain sensible (threaded task discussions).

  • We're going to put all the code and project governance into a not-for-profit foundation. This is how all the best open source projects are organised. We want everyone to know that SuiteCRM is and always will be open source. There will be no going back, no retreat, no paid-for versions. SuiteCRM is open source from top to bottom and always will be.

  • We're going to recruit a Technical Author to produce great documentation for users and developers.

  • And we're going to give the millions of SugarCRM users across the globe a home to come to once SugarCRM stops supporting Community Edition in 2015.

BACKGROUND

In 2013 SugarCRM announced that they were not going to release any more code to the Community Edition and would no longer support it after Q2 2015. SalesAgility are probably the largest SugarCRM Community Edition consultancy globally. We were determined that the best open source CRM project in the world would not die.

So, in October 2013, we released SuiteCRM.

SuiteCRM is SugarCRM Community Edition with additional modules for Products, Quotes, Contracts, Teams, Invoices, Workflow, Reporting, Events, a new theme and a Portal. It is 100% compatible with SugarCRM and you can upgrade from SugarCRM Community Edition to SuiteCRM in a couple of clicks.

100 ENHANCEMENTS IN 400 DAYS

We're going to make 100 enhancements to SuiteCRM in 18 months. You can see all 100 planned enhancements by clicking on the link below

100 SuiteCRM enhancements in 400 days - (Download)

Help us to  make the biggest and best open source CRM project on the planet even more awesome. We want to give you the best tools possible to help you drive your business forward.

FUTURE

Our intention is to continue to improve and innovate to make SuiteCRM even better. We believe that by working in partnership with users, customers and developers, and by listening to all three groups, that we can build better software than our competitors.

We need to state this in clear and unambiguous terms so that nobody can be in any doubt.

SuiteCRM is and always will be an open source project.

Risks and challenges

There are risks to every software project from key personnel becoming ill, over-optimistic estimates, lack of project planning and another long list of potential pitfalls.

We're not some wet behind the ears wannabe bunch of geeks. We've been doing SugarCRM Community Edition projects for 8 years. We're ISO 9001 accredited. We have a reputation for doing what we say, when we say we're going to do it.

We won't always be 100% right. But we know this platform and it's complexities and idiosycracies inside out and we're confident that we can deliver the roadmap, iron out the bugs, support the users and develop the documentation.

We are experienced, we are serious, we are committed and we are expert.

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