Bouncing the Balls

Rushabh Mehta, Director of the newly founded ERPNext Foundation published an open letter to the Odoo community, stating that the native Belgian Odoo (formerly called OpenERP) ERP solution is a "batteries not included" system with (too) many closed modules, usability and security issues.  ERPNext believes that it is already affecting Odoo by pushing it to build better user experience and keeping more stuff open source.  So there we are.  We took up the glove and took the challenge to verify up to what degree ERPNext is business ready, particularly for the Western Market place.


A CRM or customer relationship management system facilitates developing and upholding meaningful relationships with the customer. Every company whether big or small can benefit from a well developed CRM system. But quite often the prohibitive cost of enterprise grade CRM systems (e.g. takes them beyond the reach of majority of the organizations as only a handful of companies with deep pockets can afford such advanced, feature rich systems.

But the scenario started changing with the launch of SugarCRM, the first major open source CRM system.

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Implementing Odoo allowed Eolides to have a quick yet detailed overview of all the projects and their current stage. The holistic view provides concise information on all the key elements (parties involved, geographic information, planning data and stages). Invoices can be created aligned with the project status and payment follow-up is now a breeze because payment reminders are triggered automatically. 

In marketing, the call to action (or CTA) is the part of your ad or landing page that asks the visitor to take the next step. It’s usually just a few words, often appearing on a button. The right CTA can make people do things in a way that even the most persuasive long-form copy cannot. A strong CTA is far more than a combination of words that hopefully compels people to click on a button – it’s a powerful statement of intent, a rallying cry to our tribe, the crescendo of a rousing speech that leaves the audience exhilarated, clenched fists raised triumphantly to the sky.

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Regardless of your feelings on spring cleaning, what many don’t realize is that taking part in doing so should go beyond the home. For small business owners, spring is an ideal time to make some changes around the company.

Here are 10 ways business owners can apply the spring cleaning concept to their company.

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