opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Update

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The first proof of concept application is now available.  This new application is based on Apache Geronimo 3, OSGi Blueprint, and openJPA server side and HTML5/Javascript/CSS client side technologies.  Facebook integration is built into the application: You can try the opentaps v2 Notes application at or see a YouTube video for the new opentaps […]

Let’s Mash It Up and Make Enterprise Software Fun Again

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My New Year’s Resolution: Make building enterprise software fun again. The Old Way Almost all enterprise applications follow the same architectural pattern: a single all-encompassing framework housing the data, logic, and presentation layers.  When applied to large-scale applications such as enterprise software, which must cater to the needs of lots of users with many different […]

My Favorite Quotes from the Platform Rant

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A product is useless without a platform, or more precisely and accurately, a platform-less product will always be replaced by an equivalent platform-ized product. But making something a platform is not going to make you an instant success. A platform needs a killer app. Accessibility [is] the most important thing in the computing world. The. Most. […]

opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Targets Europe, Latin America with VAT Support and Translations

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European and Latin American companies looking for a fully-featured, low cost, and flexible business management system can now leverage the power of opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM, which now offers improved support for Value Added Taxes (VAT) and Spanish translations. These enhancements make it easier than ever before for companies in these regions to […]