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Current Issue (Issue 149)

Thought of the Week:- "There is a lesson to be learned in every situation. Let it become natural to see and learn every lesson."
Hipergate:- http://www.hipergate.org/ Open Source (18 MB). Platform Independent.

Hipergate is an open source CRM and Groupware. It can be used for Intranet CRM, Automation, Email Marketing, Content Management, Bug Tracker, Project Manager, Groupware, Calendar, Forums and File Sharing. It's mission is to cover a full range of technical requirements in any organization. All applications are addresses from Internet Explorer, without needing any other additional software in the client computer. It can run on multiple databases and operating systems. The various modules of the software are -

Collaborative tools and Groupware Module

Private and/or shared calendar and diary.

Discussion forums, open or moderated.

Frequently Asked Questions manager.

Employees directory.

Contact Management Module

Clients, Suppliers, Competitors and Partners.

Personal and group contacts.

Multiple addresses per contact.

Sales Pipeline Management (Bussiness oportunities)

Different kinds of distributions lists.

Import from Windows Address Book (Outlook Express).

Import from data files (text, Excel).

Project Management and Support Issues Tracking Module

Hierarchic projects tree.

Pending tasks tracking.

Issues control.

eShop Module

Multiple product catalogs.

Unlimited hierarchy of products.

Stock management, with multiple warehouses.

Order and Invoice management.

Modular and extensible Payment Processing.

Content Management Module

Website and e-mail templates.

Electronic forms.

Web based outgoing fax.

Can include rich media (video, flash).

Categorized contents management.

portlets library for content dynamic presentation.

Massive Email Module

Multiple e-mail management addressed to distribution lists.

Message reception statistics.

Corporate Library

100% web based virtual disk.

Role based security for all files.

Can read and index OLE documents properties.

Shared bookmarks, Import/Export bookmarks.

This software is free and available with source code so one can use it as per the requirement. Again all the functional modules can work independently so they can be used as per the requirement.

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Site of the Week:- http://www.caseplace.org/

CasePlace.org is a free, online service for business school faculty, students and businesses. Here one can find some of the best cases, references, and commentary published by and for business educators and business executives. This is a right place for business materials that incorporate social impact management, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics. One can Browse by discipline or topic, or search by key word to find case abstracts, with info on how to obtain the entire case study.


That's all for this week. See you next week.

Madhuresh Singhal