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LONDON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced the availability of Sugar Open Source for users of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS edition (Long Term Support). The simplified deployment process and ease-of-use of Ubuntu, combined with SugarCRM's feature-rich business processes, will enable companies to build better customer relationships at a lower cost. Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is freely available, including security updates for five years on servers, with no restrictions on usage. Businesses can easily download and install Sugar from the Ubuntu repository benefiting from the integration that Canonical and SugarCRM have developed. "Partnering with SugarCRM enables us to combine the stability and ease-of-use of Ubuntu with the leading open source CRM solution, ensuring enterprise customers get the low-cost and robust solution they demand," sa... (more)

Will Microsoft Announce Support for AJAX-based "iPhone" with Dynamics Live CRM?

Playing catch-up Microsoft says it's going to undercut salesforce.com later this quarter when it trots out Dynamics Live CRM, its first in-house hosted customer relationship management software. Microsoft's already got third parties hosting Dynamics CRM, which explains the rationale for the price cuts. However Salesforce claims the third-party hosting isn't more expensive given discounts. Anyway, Microsoft is proposing to offer concerns with five or more users free early access to the professional version later this year and stick a $39-a-month promo price on it next year. It sai... (more)

AdventNet Unveils AJAX-Based Zoho CRM

AdventNet, a pioneer in cost-effective network management software, has announced the release of Zoho CRM, a cost-effective and easy to deploy web-based customer relationship management solution to help mid-sized businesses create an optimal CRM strategy for increasing business productivity. Zoho CRM is a web-based Customer Relationship Management solution, which provides Sales force automation, Marketing automation, and Customer Support management for better managing customer relationships. In addition, Order management is also available for those businesses looking for an integ... (more)

Scalix and SugarCRM Integrate Messaging and CRM

SAN MATEO, Calif. — December 18, 2006 — Scalix Corporation and SugarCRM today announced that their mutual customers can now integrate their Linux-based messaging from Scalix with their customer relationship management (CRM) system from SugarCRM, using multiple versions of Microsoft Outlook, for a fully integrated, server-to-server CRM and messaging solution. Scalix Corporation, the leading provider of Linux-based enterprise messaging software and SugarCRM, the world's leading provider of commercial open source CRM, said the integration allows their mutual customers to move seamles... (more)

Etelos Announces CRMforGoogle

Make the technology fit your business; don’t make your business fit the technology. That is the mentality behind Etelos' CRMforGoogle, the latest in a revolutionary line of software from Web-based Application provider Etelos. Following Google’s recent premium business announcement, comes a fully integrated customer relationship management application that is integrated into Google’s business software platform. Available today as a limited Beta release, CRMforGoogle gives a business, large or small, the ability to communicate with clients, prospects and partners ... (more)