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Open Source Strategies now an Official Amazon AWS Solutions Provider

We’re happy to let you know that we’re now an official Amazon AWS Solutions Provider.  We’ve learned a lot after working with the Amazon Web Services platforms like EC2 and S3 for a couple of years, and we hope to leverage it to make open source ERP and CRM even easier for you with the cloud.

A Brief History of CRM

This is actually pretty cool: a timeline history of CRM, from Software Advice.

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Which came first, the customer or the community?

Sounds like a simple chicken versus egg problem, isn’t it?  But in fact, this is a very deep question.  How you answer reveals the “soul” of your business.  Consider:

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iContact Email Marketing and Coupon

With all the excitement about social media, don’t forget how effective “old-fashioned” email marketing is. There’s nothing like a regular, relevant email newsletter to generate sales and promote your brand.

Email is more complicated now, thanks to the CAN-SPAM Act, so I’d recommend that you use an online service instead of doing it yourself.  There are several good ones out there.  For example, we’ve worked with iContact online email marketing service and have had generally good experiences with it.  I’ve gotten a special offer for users of opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM — you can get $10 off plus a free trial for 15 days.  Please contact us for the coupon code you’ll need.