May 7, 2017


In a business environment where cost and speed to market are both critical factors, open source software can play a key role in helping organizations develop the capabilities they need to achieve high performance quickly at reduced cost. The success of open-source software has been remarkable, forcing even the largest commercial software vendors such as IBM , Hewlett-Packard , Oracle and Microsoft to acknowledge its influence and, in some cases, adopt its methods. It seems likely that most companies with information technology departments of any size are familiar with—if not actively using—open-source products on a daily basis.

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Gartner Survey Reveals More than Half of Respondents Have Adopted Open-Source Software Solutions as Part of IT Strategy.


  • Vtiger CRM

    Vtiger CRM refers to both cloud and open source versions of the CRM application offered by the company Vtiger. It offers reporting, a customer portal and an Outlook plugin in its free edition, whereas those functions are in paid versions of the other CRM applications.

  • DotProject

    DotProject is a web-based, multi-user, multi-language project management application. It is open source software, and is maintained by an open community of volunteer programmers. As of May 2013, there were over 50,210 registered users in the dotProject forums and an average of 500–700 downloads each day.

  • Eventum

    Eventum is a user-friendly and flexible issue tracking system that can be used by a support department to track incoming technical support requests, or by a software development team to quickly organize tasks and bugs. The Eventum project is hosted on Launchpad.

  • FrontAccounting

    FrontAccounting is an open source web-based accounting software for small and medium enterprises, written in PHP, using MySQL. It allows Double-Entry Accounting and is integrated with modules that support most common business processes.

  • Pentaho

    A Comprehensive Platform for Data Integration & Business Analytics. It can easily access, manage and blend any data from any source. It turns data into insights and makes information-driven decisions. Pentaho accelerates the time to big data value with an open, integrated solution.

  • Alfresco helps teams share, manage and retain content across the extended enterprise with simplicity that end users love and smarts that IT can endorse. Alfresco enables organizations in more than 180 countries to collaborate more effectively, improve business process efficiency and ensure information governance.

  • Liferay Portal is a free and open source enterprise portal project written in Java and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License and optional commercial license. It is primarily used to power corporate intranets and extranets.rnLiferay Portal is a web platform with features commonly required for the development of websites and portals.

  • Moodle

    Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) (stylised in lower-case as moodle) is a free software e-learning platform, also known as a Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of June 2013 it had a user base of 83,008 registered and verified sites, serving 70,696,570 users in 7.5+ million courses with 1.2+ million teachers.

  • Odoo

    Odoo is a suite of open-source business apps written in Python and distributed under the AGPL license. It is used by 2 million users worldwide[third-party source needed] to manage companies of all size. The main Odoo components are the server, 260 core modules (also called official modules) and around 4000 community modules.

  • OrangeHRM

    OrangeHRM, that is available both as an open source and an advanced hosted application (SaaS). OrangeHRM is released under the GNU General Public License. Today the solution has more than 1 million users and it has partners in the US, Europe and Asia.