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Re: [vox] Contact Management Software

Sounds like you want something that ties into your accounting
system, so probably a more basic question is what accounting
software to use.  One that I've been keeping an eye on is
SQL-Ledger (sql-ledger.org) which is browser-based with a
PostgreSQL backend.

Perhaps the thing to do is start with something like that,
and enhance it to do what you want.

-- Rod

George Thomas Finch said:
> A question for the group.
> There is often allot of talk about Linux on the desktop, and the percieved lack of
> Office Applications available that are similar/equal to Microsofts offerings.  With
> StarOffice, and Word Perfect I think that the basic office productivity software is
> well covered.
> One thing that I find missing are contact management type programs, and sales force
> automation type software.  Most medium to large businesses will rely quite heavily on
> some sort of program that tracks sales contacts, purchases, Invoicing, etc.
> Something like ACT! or other such feature rich PIM.
> An open source contact managment software package that would give a company complete
> control over upgrades and feature set; while emporing their sales force with all of
> the necessary customer information could be the missing link that pushes Linux on the
> business desktop.
> The dream package would give sales forecasting, sales histroy, invoice history,
> contact information, the ability to merge data into documents, statistics
> reporting...etc.
> Does anyone know of such a package?  (I realize that this could be built from exising
> database software, with a nice GUI front end)  but is there an exising project that
> anyone knows of?  I've search around and have not found anything beyond the basic
> PIM, or custom solutions for specific companies.
> Thanks,
> George
> PS  Did I just give anyone an idea for a new start-up company?

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