75 Open Source Cloud Computing Apps: Page 3

The open source community offers apps that can help you build and manage your own cloud as well as apps available on a SaaS basis.


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50. OpenDocMan

This web-based document management solution complies with ISO 17025 and OIE standards. It comes in free and paid versions, and while the company no longer offers a hosted cloud version itself, there is an easy link for setting it up on RackSpace's cloud. Operating System: OS Independent


51. Collabtive

Very similar to Basecamp, Collabtive is a Web-based project management solution that tracks projects, milestones and tasks. Users can download the open source software and deploy it on their own Web server or use the paid SaaS version. Operating System: OS Independent

52. Group-Office

Group-Office combines enterprise-class groupware with some CRM functionality, and it can be deployed on-premise or used in the cloud. All basic groupware functions are included in the open source community version; the paid professional version adds helpdesk, time track, mobile sync, project management and document editing with billing and document search available for a separate fee. Operating System: OS Independent

53. Zimbra

With more than 500 million users, Zimbra is a very popular alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Outlook. In addition to the free open source version, it comes in a variety of paid versions that can be deployed in a private cloud or hosted with one of Zimbra's third-party partners. Operating System: Linux, Unix, OS X

54. cyn.in

Designed for organizations of all sizes, Cyn.in aims to "helps teams to communicate faster and build collaborative knowledge by sharing and discussing various forms of digital content within a secure, unified application." It's available in a free community edition, in an on-demand SaaS version or an on-premise appliance version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

55. EGroupware

EGroupware combines file server, document management, email, CRM, data exchange, service management, project management and event management capabilities. The community version is free, while the cloud and on-premise installation packages require a fee. Operating System: OS Independent

56. Feng Office

Feng Office boasts more than 2 million users in 150 countries and prides itself on being very easy to use. You can deploy the community or professional version on your own servers or use Feng Sky, the cloud-based version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

57. OnlyOffice

Formerly known as TeamLab, OnlyOffice combines email with Microsoft-compatible document editing, CRM and project management. It comes in a free self-hosted version or a cloud-based subscription version, and non-profits can get the cloud version for free if they are willing to put a banner on their websites. Operating System: OS Independent

E-mail Marketing

58. OpenEMM

Downloaded more than a half million times, OpenEMM offers email marketing and marketing automation capabilities and counts IBM, Daimler, Siemens and Deutsche Telekom among its users. Commercial services and a hosted version are available through Agnitas. Operating System: Windows, Linux

59. phpList

This open source email marketing solution aims to be very affordable, offering a cloud-based plan that starts at just $1. It's a very mature project that has been under development since 2000. Operating System: OS Independent

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

60. Dolibarr ERP/CRM

This ERP and CRM solution was designed for small companies, foundations and freelancers. In addition to the free download, it also comes in a cloud-ready version with several third-party partners offering paid hosting. Operating System: OS Independent

61. Odoo

Odoo is a collection of more than 4,500 integrated apps for managing websites, increasing sales, improving marketing, boosting productivity, running a business and delighting employees. You can download the apps for free or purchase on a SaaS basis. Operating System: Windows, Linux

62. Openbravo

This award-winning project includes a commerce suite and a business suite. In addition to the free community version it comes in paid enterprise or professional versions which can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Operating System: OS Independent

63. xTuple PostBooks

XTuple claims to be the "world's #1 open source ERP." It comes in a free PostBooks Edition or paid Distribution, Manufacturing and Enterprise editions, all of which can be deployed on premise or used in the cloud. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

64. Compiere

Owned by a company called Aptean, Compiere is a full-featured ERP solution that comes in a free community edition or a paid enterprise edition. Aptean also offers a cloud version that runs on Amazon Web Services. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

65. opentaps

Used by organizations like Toyota and Honeywell, Opentaps claims to be "the most advanced open source + CRM solution." In addition to the free download, the company offers a professional version and paid services, as well as a version that runs on Amazon. Operating System: Windows, Linux

Human Resource Management (HRM)

66. OrangeHRM

With customers like Lufthansa, Sandals, Red Hat and Stanley Black & Decker, OrangeHRM boasts that it is "the world's most popular HR software." It is available in open source, professional and enterprise versions, as well as a cloud-based Live version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

67. WaypointHR

Designed by "people with a background in personnel management," WaypointHR eliminates the need to use spreadsheets to track personnel records. It comes in a cloud-hosted or a open source version. Operating System: OS Independent


68. SimpleInvoices

A good option for individuals, small businesses, clubs and other small groups, SimpleInvoices does nothing but send invoices. You can host it on your own server for free or subscribe to a hosted service available from one of the third-party service providers. Operating System: OS Independent

Project Management

69. Onepoint Project

This tool unites project management and project portfolio management in a single package. It comes in two free and four paid editions, including group and enterprise versions that are available on an SaaS basis. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

Time Tracking

70. TimeTrex

This time tracking solution includes modules for scheduling, attendance, payroll, and HR, with the paid versions adding job costing, document management, invoice, expense tracking and recruitment. It's available in community (free), professional, corporate, or enterprise editions, and all the versions, including the free open source version, are available both in the cloud or on-premise. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

Internet of Things

71. Devicehub.net

Devicehub.net allows users to gather data from the environment, automate tasks and store data in the cloud. The APIs are free and open source; the service comes in both free and paid versions. Operating System: Linux

72. OpenHAB

OpenHAB describes itself as "a vendor- and technology-agnostic open source automation software for your home." It aims to allow users to control a variety of different IoT devices from a single solution. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

73. OpenIoT

OpenIoT is middleware for interacting with a cloud of sensors. It has won awards and is sponsored by several European universities. Operating System: Linux

74. OpenPicus

OpenPicus offers both hardware and software for IoT development. Its free libraries allow users to connect to any cloud computing service. Operating System: Windows

75. Particle

Formerly known as Spark, Particle is "a suite of hardware and software tools to help you prototype, scale and manage your Internet of Things products." A variety of hardware and software tools are available for purchase from the site, including the company's cloud platform for managing your data. Open source code is available through GitHubOperating System: OS Independent

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