O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Session

Open Source Enterprise Applications: Ready for Prime Time? Ready for You?
Kasper van Beem, Global Service Line Open Source Leader, Capgemini
Jorg Janke, Founder and Principal, Compiere
Jacob Taylor, Co-founder and CTO, SugarCRM

Track: Open Source Business Review
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: E145

Compiere, with its ERP and CRM applications, and SugarCRM, with its CRM application, have created software that aims right at the sweet spot of the enterprise software market. Both companies have significant uptake from the marketplace.

In this session, Kasper Van Beem, head of Open Source Services for CapGemini, interviews Jorg Janke, founder of Compiere, and Jacob Taylor, co-founder of SugarCRM about the challenges both companies face in expanding their footprint in the enterprise marketplace.

The panel looks at the punch list a consultant like Van Beem would use when evaluating an open source application for a client. Janke and Taylor will then respond to the items on the list, either challenging the requirement or explaining how their software measures up.

The goal of this panel is to explore, at a general level, if a gap between open source applications and enterprise requirements exists, and to examine how, when, and if that gap may close.



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