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Author Topic: Soliciting suggestions regarding business software.  (Read 2790 times)

nightflier

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Soliciting suggestions regarding business software.
« on: July 18, 2007, 01:34:34 pm »

I have been entrusted with the task of setting up the computers for a small electronics repair shop with less than ten employees.

Right now there are a few Windows computers doing various tasks, all connected with an unprotected wireless network and the c-drive shared, full access  ::) Accounting is done using an old version of Peachtree. The work order generator is an old form made with Front Page 98 extensions, which no longer works.

After I implement some security, the plan is to just ditch the current software and create a new setup. I would like to use a LAMP server and a web interface for work orders, inventory, accounting and payroll.

Anyone with experience have suggestions?
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Re: Soliciting suggestions regarding business software.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 01:59:06 pm »

can't help with the business web-based software but have you considered a thin client network ( http://www.ltsp.org )? It would mean the shop would never have to upgrade their boxes and means only one server setup for you....
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Re: Soliciting suggestions regarding business software.
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 02:10:57 pm »

I am looking for this too, I found this one:
http://www.openbravo.com/
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Re: Soliciting suggestions regarding business software.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 12:46:57 pm »

WebGUI might be something for the web-inferfaces your are planning to set up:

http://www.webgui.org/webgui/faq
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Re: Soliciting suggestions regarding business software.
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 10:56:07 pm »

nightflier, future releases of SugarCRM are going to be licensed under GPLv3, so that may interest you too :)

http://www.sugarcrm.com/crm/about/press-releases/20070725-GPLv3-FOSS.html
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Re: Soliciting suggestions regarding business software.
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 04:27:24 pm »

Found another one with interesting features:

 - 100% open source
 - few dependencies
 - Multiplatform
 - GTK and web based interfaces
 - Postgresql backend
 - Modules from third party available to add functionality
 - International support
 - OScommerce and Joomla supported

Enough, I look like a salesman  :)

Home page: http://www.tinyerp.org
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Re: Soliciting suggestions regarding business software.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 10:45:25 am »

Thanks for the suggestions. I have been away on vacation but will now get to work on evaluating these. Will post back.
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