CorraTech and SpikeSource form an alliance to deliver a fully supported, integrated suite of open source business management applications. The initial release of OpenSuite will include CRM and Enterprise Collaboration solutions.
Montclair, NJ (PRWeb) November 20, 2006 — CorraTech, the leading global open source solution provider, announces an alliance with SpikeSource to deliver a suite of open source composite business management applications, integrated within a service-based approach and powered by SpikeSource’s SpikeNet service. As a strategic member of SpikeSource’s Partner Network, CorraTech leverages its success in delivering SpikeSource solutions to the enterprise. Combining the consulting and software development expertise of CorraTech with the technology and service support of SpikeSource, OpenSuite offers businesses a risk-free way to take advantage of the superior value proposition offered by open source applications.
CorraTech’s suite of open source software is a fully supported suite of enterprise ready business functions, integrated within a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and powered by SpikeNet. CorraTech’s OpenSuite combines best-of-breed open source application software with best practice consulting and software services to create and deliver secure business management applications. The initial OpenSuite offering leverages SpikeSource solutions to solve customer relationship management and enterprise collaboration needs, which include CRM software, web content management, business intelligence, email and document management applications. The current OpenSuite composite applications improve business relationships and streamline collaboration both internally and externally, and empower knowledge workers to make faster, more accurate decisions in a maintainable and flexible environment.
At the core of OpenSuite Relationship Management is Centric CRM Spike Certified which includes advanced campaign management, customer analytics, self-serve customer portals, eCommerce, sales force analytics, sales force automation and Web content management capabilities. “One of the hallmarks of open source engagements is the “ecosystem” of compatible vendors and integrators that can form to deliver compelling customer value,” said Michael Harvey, Chief Marketing Officer at Centric CRM. “We are happy to be part of the OpenSuite ecosystem and think it provides a terrific alternative to the enterprise application suites of the traditional proprietary vendors.”
“The ‘Killer App’ of the coming decade isn’t a new application” said Dan Kusnetzky, EVP Marketing, Open-Xchange, Inc. “The real Killer-App is integrating the business critical applications organizations rely upon, such as customer relationship management, enterprise planning, and, of course advanced collaboration solutions. For this reason we are happy to be a part of OpenSuite”
Surrounding OpenSuite solutions is Jasper Intelligence, a business intelligence framework to deliver dashboards, reporting and analytics across each composite application. Business intelligence built on open standards adds the flexibility to seamlessly embed analytics and reporting capabilities into OpenSuite solutions. “As enterprises of all sizes embrace open source solutions, users will continue to demand integrated, flexible and powerful business intelligence tools that leverage collaborative development,” explained JasperSoft Vice President of Marketing Nick Halsey. “Jasper Intelligence is pleased to serve as the business intelligence cornerstone of Open Suite and is confident that together with our partner, SpikeSource, we will deliver a secure, fully supported and low risk way to accelerate and improve decision-making across the enterprise.”
“During product evaluations against proprietary solutions, it has been our experience that among all the benefits offered, customers choose open source software because it most effectively meets the business need at a lower cost,” explained Ron Bongo, Chief Executive of CorraTech. “Together with SpikeSource and our application partners, our objective is to expand the number of client requirements we can effectively meet while speeding implementation cycle times.” OpenSuite leverages multiple converging trends — open source software, service-based architectures, software as a service (SaaS) and automated component testing – and combines them with the objective to deliver 100% of customers’ requirements at the lowest available cost with maximum flexibility going forward.
OpenSuite will continue to expand its application portfolio, which initially includes the following SpikeCertified solutions: Alfresco, Centric CRM, Drupal, JasperSoft, Open-Xchange and other open source technologies.
“We are pleased that SpikeSource’s enterprise and web content management, email/collaboration, business intelligence and CRM solutions – along with the SpikeIgnite platform – serve as the foundation of OpenSuite,” added John Golob, Vice President of North America Sales at SpikeSource. “Together with CorraTech, SpikeSource is delivering a flexible, secure software alternative, which will continue to accelerate the adoption of open source.”
About Corra Technology:
Through OpenSuite, our technology partners and the open source communities in which we actively participate, CorraTech delivers fully supported open source composite applications that improve business relationships, streamline collaboration and empower faster, more accurate decision making. CorraTech is the leading global open source solution provider, providing best practice consulting, service-based integration, custom software development and composite application deployment services. Please visit our Website at http://www.corratech.com. To learn more about OpenSuite please visit http://www.opensuite.com.
SpikeSource is a software company which distributes, integrates, manages and supports open source applications to enterprises through trusted solution providers. SpikeSource integrates applications with the right components and then builds, tests and distributes these open source solutions. By testing and certifying open source applications, SpikeSource offers a portfolio of SpikeCertified and SpikeIgnited solutions for enterprises that may not have deployed open source before. These solutions are delivered with a comprehensive update and support service called Spike Net.
SpikeSource partners with the leading open source application companies to deliver business-ready open source solutions. Current applications include content management, customer relationships management (CRM), and e-mail, calendaring and collaboration. Through SpikeSource’s trusted channel solution providers, companies can be assured that the applications have been deployed and customized for their unique business requirements. For a list of Trusted SpikeSource solution providers, visit www.spikesource.com.
About Spike Solutions:
SpikeIgnited and SpikeCertified solutions from SpikeSource allow enterprises to capitalize on the same promise of lower cost and open standards that was fulfilled with open source operating systems and infrastructure. SpikeSource addresses the fact that open source applications depend on many middleware components. These dependencies can include as databases, web servers, servlet engines, scripting languages, authentication servers, and so forth, each with its own deployment and support issues.
Through the SpikeIgnite Platform, open source applications and their dependent components are integrated into a one-click install, tested rigorously with over 300,000 automated tests, and verified across multiple platforms and runtime languages. SpikeSource delivers these solutions with a comprehensive update and support service called Spike Net.
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