SplendidCRM Announces CRM 1.2 for Microsoft
By David Sims
TMCnet Contributing Editor
With these two new releases, SplendidCRM is offering what company officials call a "cross-platform CRM for companies that wish to tightly integrate a CRM with their back-office systems."
"Using the Mono platform, we are able to use the .NET tools from Microsoft, but still allow copy deployment… we can compile our application on Windows, copy it to a Linux installation that supports Mono, and run it," said Paul Rony, President of SplendidCRM Software.
"Not enough people realize that Mono can support copy deployment. Beyond allowing a single code base, copy deployment will allow them to ship a single set of binaries," stated Miguel de Icaza, Vice President in charge of Mono at Novell.
SplendidCRM has also announced the availability of a free Runtime License to hosting companies who license SplendidCRM Professional.
The company provides live demos of its software running on SQL Server, Oracle (News - Alert), DB2, and MySQL. A live demo of SplendidCRM running on Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 has been made available at http://mssqlmono.splendidcrm.com.
Last December SplendidCRM released the beta version of SplendidCRM 1.0, a Customer Relationship Management application licensed in part under the "SugarCRM Public License 1.1.3."
"Open-source applications do not need to be synonymous with the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP)," said Paul Rony, SplendidCRM Software founder, noting that SplendidCRM was built on the Microsoft technology stack (Windows, IIS, SQL Server, C#, and ASP.NET).
"According to a recent survey, sales of servers running Windows jumped 18% last quarter; it seems short-sighted not to target Windows directly", Mr. Rony noted last December.
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