To drive an increase in open source CRM adoption worldwide, OW2, the international consortium which promotes the best technologies for open source middleware, and SugarCRM, the world’s fastest-growing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) company, today announced that SugarCRM has become a consortium member.
Open source has been part of SugarCRM’s roots since its inception, and today, the company is a well-established, global pioneer in open source CRM. To date, there have been more than 10 million downloads of Sugar and its related projects, and there are over 850,000 people currently using the Sugar Community Edition at more than 70,000 organizations worldwide.
“Market trends call for open source infrastructure software. As the biggest open source organization outside North America, we’re committed to growing our community exponentially throughout the world, ” said Cedric Thomas, CEO of OW2. “Our mission is to develop a code base of open source software and to foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem. By having SugarCRM join the consortium, they are helping us to further execute upon this vision.”
“By joining the OW2 Consortium, we can more easily reach the global community of open source developers,” said Clint Oram, co-founder and CTO of SugarCRM. “Open source is at the heart of how we develop, distribute and support our products at SugarCRM, and we look forward to joining forces with OW2 so that developers around the world can harness the power of open source CRM.”