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Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software
Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you

oss free open source  Model , Open Source OSS , Open Source Presentation , Open Source Programs , Open Source Project , Open Source Project Management , Open Source Project Management Tool , Open Source Project Manager , Open Source Projects , Open Source Reporting , Open Source Software , Open Source Software Development , Open Source Software List . There has been considerable discussion and debate with regards to the pros and cons of open source and closed source software. Understanding the benefits and pitfalls of both Read More
Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they''re right or wrong is one thing, but it''s valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

oss free open source  revenue among broader market OSS products compared to Linux isn’t large enough yet to make this one a done deal... I think this may reveal something about the mindset of those adopting FOSS applications. Though again, I don''t know the details behind Driver''s prediction, I assume he''s referring to the model in which users can download an application (or its code) at no charge and implement it in their companies. The application may not have as many features or come with the support that an alternately Read More
A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

oss free open source  to the exponential growth possible with open source solutions. The vendor continues to develop and market the xTuple ERP OpenMFG Edition , its commercially licensed solution for small to midsized manufacturers. The maturing manufacturing-focused ERP product will continue to be available under the hybrid community source code license that the company has employed for the past six years. In this arrangement, partners and customers get full source code, and any subsequent enhancements flow into the base Read More
Product Note: Jaspersoft-Is It Ready for Big Enterprises?
Entering the BI space for large companies is not a small challenge. Jaspersoft may be doing its homework to acquire more recognition and make a smooth but sure

oss free open source  BI market?   The FOSS and the COSS World Open source software providers have been growing in the recent years. Long gone are the days when free and open source software (FOSS) providers were making their first efforts to offer reliable software solutions. Nowadays, many of the traditional FOSS vendors have become commercial open source software (COSS) providers. With the COSS offering, the open source software space is changing in an important way, making it reliable enough and offering cost advantages Read More
Sage ERP and CRM Portfolio Update: Clarity at Last
Having developed an extraordinary customer experience (ECE) strategy—“Enrich, Connect, Grow”—Sage is firming up its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and

oss free open source  as server operating systems (OSs). As previously mentioned , Sage ERP Accpac offers the best of both worlds when it comes to deployment. Companies can select either on-premise or on-demand software deployment (with traditional perpetual license or subscription pricing) options and, if necessary, move between these relatively easily, since both product instances are delivered from one source code. Hence, Sage''s partners can also offer a choice to their customers without users having to learn a new Read More
Case Study: SAP Business One Making The Difference For Source 1 Enterprises
For compliance with vendor requirements, Source 1 Enterprises, a supplier of health and beauty products, needed a solution to automate bill-back revenue and

oss free open source  and did not offer gross profit analysis by sales order or process. In addition, due to the nature of its business, Source 1 Enterprises received discounts during purchasing and needed supply chain specific functionality, including the ability to carry inventory at net of these discounts. As a result of challenges created by stringent vendor requirements, Source 1 Enterprises required a software solution that would automate bill back revenue and current deal sheet promotions. In addition, reporting and Read More
Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software
What is unique in the area of analytics is that significant human capital costs are spread across users in various lines of business compared to other

oss free open source  capital costs are spread across users in various lines of business compared to other technology initiatives that are largely paid for by IT. This research brief outlines the major costs to consider when making an investment in analytics; presents the five modernization stages of analytics hardware/software; and identifies what to consider when calculating total cost of ownership of the analytics ecosystem. Read More
TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG
TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source

oss free open source  is for proprietary ones. Possibly this is related to a focus not on selling software as a product but rather on paid consulting and development engagements around the software. I don''t know whether you subscribe to that theory or not, but how are customers finding you, how does business flow in? Would you agree that in a lot of these cases the onus is more on the customer to do the presales, to figure out the functionality? NL : Any software company that wants to succeed still has to market itself. We''re Read More
What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?
You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find

oss free open source  as many people as possible using the free version, and we don''t care if we ever see a dime from them. We''ve seen the power of the network effect clearly over the past few years—the more people that are using the system, the better and more valuable the system is for everyone. Open source really knocks the walls down and creates a whole new dynamic (pardon the obvious pun) that the incumbent proprietary vendors can''t really answer in the long run. It''s open source that is much more of a Read More
Single Source or Best of Breed - The Debate Continues
This will never be a clear-cut decision - it is all about the trade-offs.

oss free open source  - but a few possible exceptions (I know these exceptions must exist) do not change the basic issues. Superior integration is very important, but it is not the Holy Grail. Superior functionality is very important, but it is not the Holy Grail. Both are important but it is still rare that you find a solution that has both superior integration and superior functionality. The debate on these trade-offs typically follows two standard arguments between the two different types of vendors. The ERP or single Read More
TEC Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere
Compiere project leader, Jorg Janke, reveals to TEC the advantages and difficulties in developing an ERP solution as Open Source software. Jorg explains some of

oss free open source  for support. For example JBoss has several million downloads but if you take the number of support contracts they have, it''s actually not even in the percentage range. From that perspective, if you don''t have a high volume constituency, open source software is not a long-term viable business. TEC : You offer a guaranteed support option, which is one method for generating revenue from open source software. What does your support constitute? JJ : There are three main areas. One is if there is a bug or some Read More
The Advantages of Open Source ERP
Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality

oss free open source  source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product. Read More

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