Apr 25th, 2019

The UK Open Source Awards is Back!

By |2019-04-25T15:07:49+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2019 UK Open Source Awards follow hot on the heels of one of the most interesting years Open Source has seen. In 2018 IBM announced its purchase of Redhat for $38billion and Microsoft made its new position on open source clear with the acquisition of Github and its joining the Open Invention Network, committing its patents to open source. This year’s event, organised by SalesAgility and Trustable, at the University of Edinburgh Informatics forum on 12 June 2019 will be a lively afternoon of presentations including Microsoft and the Open Invention Network after which the winners of the 5 [...]

Mar 8th, 2019

SalesAgility celebrate #ScotAppWeek2019

By |2019-03-08T15:39:45+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On the final day of #ScotAppWeek2019, SalesAgility, the authors and maintainers of SuiteCRM, were pleased to welcome Dean Lockhart MSP and Ed Blackburn, Skills Development Scotland, at their offices in Stirling to celebrate the success of our apprentices and our Apprenticeship programme. “SalesAgility are a great example of leadership in creating modern apprenticeships in the IT Industry giving apprentices great exposure to Open Source technologies,” said Dean Lockhart. SalesAgility has been recruiting apprentices since 2015 and to date have recruited 11 Apprentices who have gone on to various roles within the company. SalesAgility, with clients globally, are invested in our [...]

Nov 26th, 2018

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you

By |2018-11-26T15:40:42+00:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A message from our Chairman - Greg Soper The headline is a truncated quotation from the Indian independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi. Fighting against British rule, Gandhi’s use of non-violent civil disobedience perplexed the British establishment and led India to independence. He also provided inspiration for movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The full quotation is “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”. First they ignore you Those of you with long memories will know that the words “open source” and Salesforce or “open source” and Dynamics never [...]

Nov 21st, 2018

SuiteCRM 7.11 beta release

By |2018-11-21T15:39:05+00:00November 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SalesAgility, the driving force behind SuiteCRM, has released its 7.11 beta version which is now available for download to its global community for testing and feedback. This release should not be used in a production environment. Exciting new improvements introduced in this release include Elasticsearch and Google Calendar integration. By including Elasticsearch as a core search engine integration SuiteCRM will now provide users with a faster and scalable solution to perform full text searches via Global Search. Elasticsearch is an Open Source, broadly-distributable, readily-scalable, enterprise-grade RESTful search engine. It provides a highly flexible solution to centrally store and index your [...]

Jan 15th, 2018

SuiteCRM 7.9.9 Security & Maintenance Patch released

By |2018-01-19T14:56:05+00:00January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SalesAgility, the driving force behind SuiteCRM, is excited to announce a new release of SuiteCRM, version 7.9.9. This is a Security & Maintenance Patch release, solving a security issue and over 60 bugs. The latest release include new functionality, such as importing of Project Templates, writing of links to websites urls without http:// and a lot of bug fixes. Please check the full SuiteCRM 7.9.9 release notes for more detailed information. At the same time SuiteCRM 7.8.10 (LTS) has been released. This LTS release has a similar set of fixed issues, and details can be found in the SuiteCRM 7.8.10 [...]

Dec 18th, 2017

SuiteCRM – the first four years

By |2018-09-21T11:20:08+00:00December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ideally this would have been published a couple of months ago at the actual four year anniversary (October) of the release of SuiteCRM. We were so focused on customer projects and the development of the SuiteCRM 7.10 release, that the date passed. We forgot to celebrate it either internally or with the community that engages with the project. SuiteCRM has an obvious connection with SugarCRM. Between 2004 and 2013 SugarCRM were one of the hottest tech tickets in town. Today, they're largely irrelevant. We don't find them on bid/candidate technology lists very often. They don't get mentioned in sales conversations. [...]

Nov 22nd, 2017

Why Venture Capital is sweet on SuiteCRM

By |2018-09-21T11:21:32+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We've been doing a lot of work over the last two years with Venture Capital. We're equipping VC funded companies with best-of-breed CRM. We have an order book going forward two years with similar projects. There's one great reason why venture capitalists (VCs) love SuiteCRM. Cost efficiency. VCs are generally very smart people with a singular focus on making money from their portfolio companies. The top quartile VC funds generate returns of > 30% consistently. That takes real talent. Venture money is not long-term money. The aim is to invest in a company’s balance sheet and infrastructure until it reaches [...]

Nov 17th, 2017

SuiteCRM and GDPR

By |2017-12-19T15:12:08+00:00November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

At SalesAgility, the driving force behind SuiteCRM, we welcome the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, also known as GDPR, which brings back the ownership of personal data to the people. GDPR perfectly aligns with our Open Source philosophy, which is about giving freedom to the users. Will SuiteCRM be GDPR ready? Yes! SuiteCRM will be your perfect alliance to be GDPR compliant, in a clear and transparent way. Let’s go over the most important points within the GDPR and how SuiteCRM solves them for you. 1. Consent You must record that the lead has given you consent to be inserted [...]

Oct 26th, 2017

Oops .. we were using some proprietary software!!

By |2018-09-21T11:22:28+00:00October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

I used to take great pleasure in telling prospective clients that we ran the business with only one bit of proprietary software. Everything else was open source. The one bit of proprietary software we had was a product called "Windows" and we needed it to test our Outlook plugin. The point we were illustrating was that you can run a complex business that trades internationally without using proprietary software. I was wrong about using only one proprietary application though. We were using another. But not any more. We've learned our lesson, moved on and put the mistake behind us. We [...]

Sep 5th, 2017

PHP code injection using an image in popular open source CRM systems [0-day]

By |2018-09-21T11:22:35+00:00September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Or, "a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on" (Winston Churchill). The headline was the subject of a blog post last week and referred to alleged vulnerabilities in SuiteCRM. Let's just tackle this head on: There is no vulnerability to be addressed here. This is a sensationalist article. It is irresponsible, duplicitous and mendacious. Irresponsible There is a protocol for reporting vulnerabilities that all responsible technology companies follow – you alert the authors of the software first to give them time to fix the flaw. If they don't fix it, [...]