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JasperSoft , open source business intelligence provider, announced JasperReports for SugarCRM, the first open source reporting engine for the SugarCRM Sugar Suite. The new solution, available for download on SugarExchange at, provides a library of pre-set, transactional reports that run with Sugar Suite, offering users the ability to easily generate customer interaction-based reports. Since releasing JasperReports for SugarCRM in late March, the solution has been downloaded over 15,000 times, making it a high-ranking SugarForge project and earning both a SugarForge Editor's Pick and the SugarForge Project of the Month for June. The overwhelming response to JasperReports on SugarForge makes it the obvious inaugural featured product in SugarExchange, SugarCRM's new marketplace for Sugar Suite extensions. Expanding upon the Sugar Suite abil... (more)

TechWhale Solutions Announces AJAX-Based BlueWhaleCRM BETA Program

TechWhale Solutions, a provider of mid-market to enterprise Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and services, has announced the release of the BlueWhaleCRM 3.0 BETA program. The company said that an ASP.NET 2.0 version of BlueWhaleCRM will be released in BETA format at the end of the summer. This version of BlueWhaleCRM will take advantage of the .NET 2.0 framework features including enhanced usability and efficiency made possible by the inclusion of AJAX and ATLAS technologies. TechWhale is currently accepting applications for BETA users. There is no cost to join the... (more)

Open Source CRM Provider Centric CRM Announces Full Support for IBM DB2 Data Server Software

Centric CRM, developer of Open Source Customer Relationship Management system available, announced that it has completed its port of Centric CRM to IBM DB2 data server software. Effective immediately, Centric CRM now provides fully optimized support for the entire portfolio of DB2 data server software, including DB2 Express-C and DB2 for z/OS thus becoming the first open source application vendor to earn IBM's "Ready for IBM DB2 Data Server Software" designation. As an example of a true enterprise-class open source application, Centric CRM's strategy is to run on any computing st... (more)

Parallels Announces Automation Solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Parallels announced that its Parallels Automation data center solution now supports Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, a fully integrated customer relationship management (CRM) system. Parallels Automation provides a complete back-office infrastructure so service providers can go to market and incorporate CRM into their service offerings.  Parallels Automation provides both operational and business support systems to help service providers optimize the use of server resources. Using a single login, service providers can deliver integrated offerings that include multiple services such a... (more)

SugarCRM Available to Ubuntu Users

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 reposito... (more)