SugarCRM Gets Open Source Workflow With Advanced OpenWorkflow

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SalesAgility, the leading SugarCRM Community Edition (CE) consultancy, today announced the release of Advanced OpenWorkflow, an open source workflow engine for SugarCRM as part of the Advanced family of Community Edition extensions.

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With these extensions Community Edition users can extend their functional scope to equal or exceed the functionality of SugarCRM Professional without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars in licence fees every year.

SalesAgility has unveiled a number of key components to its Advanced family of SugarCRM extensions.

Advanced OpenWorkflow:

Advanced OpenWorkflow (AOW) for CE has a simple, elegant interface that enables non-expert users to build powerful automated processes that get the right work to the right people at the right time, repeatedly. AOW enables users to build cross-module workflows triggering advanced actions such as conditionally creating new records, modifying existing records or creating emails and scheduled calls/meetings/tasks across core and custom modules.

AOW is 100% compliant with the SugarCRM architecture, is open source and is free to download.

Advanced OpenSales:

Advanced OpenSales (AOS) has long been the flagship of SalesAgility's Advanced family of extensions for CE. AOS delivers powerful Quotations, Products, Contracts, Invoices and PDF template modules to the Community Edition of SugarCRM. AOS is open source, has been downloaded more than 40,000 times and is the de-facto extension of choice for CE.

Price Books Per Customer and Bills of Materials are scheduled for release in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

Advanced OpenPortal:

Advanced OpenPortal (AOP) is a marriage made in open source heaven. It forges a robust integration between the leading open source Content Management System (CMS) – Joomla and the leading open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform – SugarCRM.

On the Joomla side, AOP is a standard Joomla component that's architecturally compliant and uploads directly into any Joomla 2.5+ deployment. Joomla provides the web-friendly front-end into SugarCRM Cases. Users can create and update SugarCRM Cases from within Joomla, be notified of updates, view the progress of all open and closed Cases, upload files and get both user based and account based views of all related Cases.

On the SugarCRM side, there's an enhanced Cases module that simplifies the tracking of Cases and enables administrators to create and manage Portal users.

AOP is easily extensible to expose other CE modules such as Leads, Opportunities or Quotes. AOP is open source and available for download from the SalesAgility website.

Greg Soper, Chief Executive Officer, SalesAgility says, “We’re delighted to have all these world-class open source extensions available to the huge Community Edition user base. With these extensions installed, CE equals and may exceed the functionality of SugarCRM Professional. And that's without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars in licence fees every year.”

Soper also invited disenchanted users of Professional Edition to contact him to discuss migrating to Community Edition. “There's a storm coming SugarCRM users way in the form of the forthcoming release of SugarCRM 7. It's going to break a lot of functionality and Professional Edition users may have to spend their development dollars to get their SugarCRM instances working for SugarCRM 7. It's the perfect time to question the value of spending hard-earned dollars on proprietary software. Community Edition migration is pretty painless. Come and talk to us about it.”

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SalesAgility is a world renowned software development and consulting practice that delivers customised instances of SugarCRM to an expanding international client base. SalesAgility is head-quartered in the UK. SalesAgility is an ISO 9001 accredited company.

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Greg Soper,
CEO
SalesAgility Ltd
53 Chandos Place,
Covent Garden,
London WC2N 4HS

Telephone: +44 (0)203 5151 499
http://www.salesagility.com
greg(dot)soper(at)salesagility(dot)com

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