Thursday, June 26, 2014

EspoCRM added to Bitnami Library!

EspoCRM is the latest winner of the Bitnami monthly packaging contest and we are happy to announce that it is now available as part of the Bitnami library.

EspoCRM is an open source web application that allows you to see, enter and evaluate all your company relationships regardless of the type. It can assess people, companies, projects or opportunities, all in an easy, intuitive and fast interface. It is accessible on all devices, from smartphones and tablets to large screen desktops.

Thanks to their efforts in encouraging their community to vote during the Bitnami contest, EspoCRM is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami EspoCRM installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), cloud images for the Amazon EC2 and Azure cloud platforms.

We also had the opportunity to interview Alex Avramenko, one of the lead developers of the project,  who was kind enough to answer some of our questions:

How was the EspoCRM project started? What are the origins of this project?

There are no Open Source CRM products that have been implemented with the latest web technologies. That's why we created the Single Page Application, which gives us an advantage in the speed of our CRM.

What is the main goal for EspoCRM?

We have created a CRM that relies on speed, a lightweight user interface, and easy customization. How effective it is will be seen in the near future.

What are some of the features of EspoCRM?

There is still a lot of work ahead. We plan to integrate with Google services, create a report builder, and focus on the analytical information.

Which projects or organizations are using EspoCRM currently? What kind of projects do they use it for?

EspoCRM is a relatively young CRM system, but we have had many companies showing interest in it. The areas of usage vary greatly: medicine, insurance, trade and others. We have customers from all over the world, from North America to Asia.

What do you expect will be the main benefits of having Bitnami packages available for EspoCRM?

We believe that more companies will be interested in EspoCRM  if it is able to be quickly and easily installed. It will increase the quality of our services. This is very important to us.

Would you like your favorite app to be part of Bitnami? Be sure to suggest and vote for it in our monthly contest!