11 Popular Open Source Enterprise Software

A report by Gartner predicts that the open source software (OSS) model will be adopted by at least 90% cloud-computing providers by the year 2013. As incredible as it sounds, the OSS model is an emerging key component for organizations that are looking for cost effective, reliable solutions for their operations.

Each year, InfoWorld reviews hundreds of open source organization as part of its ‘Best of Open Source’ / BOSSIE Awards. We’ve compiled a list of open source applications that made their way to this year’s BOSSIE Awards winners:

Compiere

Compiere

Compiere

Compiere is a commercial open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application. It allows you to automate all your financial, distribution, sales and service processes. It uses a model-driven application platform that provides customers with adaptability, rapid deployment, and low cost of ownership.

DimDim

DimDim

DimDim

Dimdim is a simple to use browser-based web conferencing service. You can show presentations, collaborate via whiteboards, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam with absolutely no download required to host, attend or even record meetings. It is similar to solutions like WebEx and GotoMeeting. The free version of DimDim allows you to host event with up to 20 people, but if you’d like more attendees, you can upgrade for their pro plans.

Drupal

Drupal

Drupal

Drupal is an open source content management platform that supports a variety of sites ranging from blogs to large community driven web portals. Some of its built-in modules include user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, and metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.

Intalio BPM

Intalio BPM

Intalio BPM


Intalio
is a Business Process Management (BPM) solution that provides all the components required for the design, deployment and management of most complex business process. It is based on the Eclipse standard and Apache engine. Intalio PM is available as either a downloadable software or as Software as a Service.

JasperSoft BI Suite

JasperSoft BI Suite

JasperSoft BI Suite

JasperSoft Suite is a Business Intelligence (BI) application that provides integrated reporting and analysis and data integration. It is  is comprised of an interactive reporting server, graphical and ad hoc report design interfaces, OLAP analysis, an ETL tool for data integration, and a Java reporting library for use with either stand-alone or embedded business intelligence applications..

Magento

Magento

Magento

Magento is an open source PHP and MySql ecommerce script bundle with tons of features like catalog management, marketing and promotion tools, analytics and reporting. The Magento Community Edition is available for free and best suited for small businesses looking for an ecommerce solution. Its enterprise edition is more geared towards corporations looking for a production-ready solution with SLA agreements.

OpenBravo ERP

OpenBravo ERP

OpenBravo ERP

OpenBravo is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) web-based open source solution. It has several functionalities tailored to manage accounting, sales, CRM, inventory and projects for any organizations. It is scalable and can be easily deployed on premise or on the cloud. It supports an add-on system whereby you can use 3rd-party modules or write your own to add new features adapted to your needs.

Pentaho BI Suite

Pentaho BI Suite

Pentaho BI Suite

Pentaho is an open source data warehousing and Business Intelligence (BI) suite available as downloadable or as SaaS. It supports query and reporting, interactive analysis, dashboards, data integration/ETL, data mining. Its dashboards feature allow you to get immediate visibility into metrics while the data mining feature can help you discover hidden patterns and indicators of future performance for your business.

Piwik

Piwik

Piwik

Piwik in a nutshell is a free open source alternative to Google Analytics. It is a PHP/MySQL based web analytics script that can be downloaded and installed on your own web server. Similar to Google Analytics, all you need to add to your website is a copy-and-paste JavaScript tracking code. It will then provide you with detailed reports about your website’s visitors, the search engines and keywords they used, etc. Learn more in this post.

SugarCRM

SugarCRM

SugarCRM

SugarCRM is a Customer Relationship Management script that has been constantly evolving since the past few years. It is bundled with a set of tools for salesforce automation (leads, pipeline forecasting, and account management), e-marketing, and online lead capture, as well as customer support and automated service handling.

WordPress

WordPress

WordPress

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It supports multiple users, categories, comments, bookmarklets, RSS syndication, several APIs, weblogs.com ping, and more!

Do you or your organization uses any of these enterprise software? Where do you think commercial open-source model will head in the next few years? Let us know by posting a comment to this post or by visiting this thread on our forums.

3 Comments

  1. I most like wordpress because it is easier to use. joomla was not on the list.

  2. Intelestream

    I totally agree with Gardner's report, more and more vendors are selecting their solutions based on Open Source Software; they are able to offer out-of-the-box systems at competitive prices and can be customized if needed. Vendor's can easily customize features and specialize for vertical markets with unique requirements. We are a good example of this, at Intelestream, we’ve built intelecrm, a web based CRM solution with small business in mind, that bills for the amount of records accessed rather than the users licensed. To get to know more visit Intelestream's web page.