Has online shopping become boring? Every website shows you grids of categories and products, with cross-sells and up-sells. Scroll down and you might see a few reviews. Somewhere are the same add coupons, sign up for our emails, and free shipping offers you’ve probably seen a hundred times already. The sad truth is that there […]
What do you say when people ask, “Why do you do your job?” Is it a mix of I’ve-done-it-for-years, I’m-good-at-it, and it-makes-me-money? That’s all fine and good, but please take a moment to think about the bigger picture: Our world is heading to a peak population of 9 billion people within our lifetime. More than […]
When we started opentaps nine years ago, our goal was to create great business software from open source. And have we ever! Most people wouldn’t have believed that enterprise-class open source ERP and CRM was possible, but we did it — thanks to Linux, Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, OFBiz, JasperReports, and many others open source projects. […]
If you’ve ever thought, “There’s got to be a better way,” take a look at opentaps CRM2. The new opentaps CRM2 takes a completely different approach to opentaps 1.x or any other major CRM system out there. Instead of having all these screens and forms for you to come and enter data, we’re bringing opentaps […]
Ever wonder how people really connect these days? Here are the numbers: Emails: 182.9 billion per day Text: 6 billion (Note: this is declining.) Facebook: 4.75 billion Likes Twitter: 0.5 billion Even with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, old-fashioned email is still how most of us connect online most of the time. Sources: radicati (emails), […]
How well is software meeting the needs of today’s businesses? Let’s take a look at the numbers: Amazing, isn’t it? As great as Salesforce.com and Quickbooks are, there is a big and unmet need for business software still.
There’s an interesting article in The Wall Street Journal about Big Data in Manufacturing. Manufacturers are now leveraging sensors and scanners throughout the factory floor to collect data about everything from screw turns to temperature and humidity in an effort to improve quality. My favorite part is actually this line: In the past, some of […]
Think that Big Data will solve the world’s problems? Read The Signal and The Noise first. This interesting books talks in detail about forecasting, including the good (baseball and weather), the bad (econonmics, politics, and earthquakes), and the very difficult (long-term climate change, terrorism.) In the end there is a warning to all of us: with the […]