Companies using CRM applications do not always have to rely on commercial products. There are some free tools in this area that are in no way inferior to paid products. Many of these applications can also be operated and used as SaaS. We show you some interesting CRM alternatives.
It is not always necessary to run your own server for CRM , some providers sell the connection via SaaS. For example, companies do not have to operate their own servers and connect to their database via the Internet. In addition to commercial CRM solutions, there are a number of open source alternatives with some convincing functions.
Teamlab offers its CRM solution as SaaS . The cost is about $ 250 a year for 10 users. Non-profit organizations can even use the offer for free. The connection to the servers at the manufacturer are SSL encrypted. The data backup is done by the provider himself and by Amazon. At Amazon are also the data of the companies. The backup is automated, or manually by administrators.
Teamlab CRM also provides project management and a document management system through SaaS. Even blogs and forums can be operated in this way. Mobile users access the portal via their smartphone. If you want to host a server yourself, Teamlab can also operate as an open source completely free of charge. Teamlab is also available in German.
In addition, the Google Cloud software can synchronize the Ethereum blockchain to computers running Parity , the software for interacting with the Ethereum network. This performs a daily extraction of data from the Blockchain Ethereum, and stores data on BigQuery to allow exploration. Google Cloud wants to help analyze and visualize Ethereum data
As an example of using this new tool, Google talks about CryptoKitties : a game based on the Ethereum blockchain. Data from accounts with at least 10 CryptoKitties will be collected by BigQuery, displaying the size of their mascots and a color to distinguish their owners.
This is not the first time that Google ventures into the Blockchain . In February 2018, the firm created a similar tool for the Bitcoin blockchain to view transactions, detect anomalies and extract the necessary data.
Similarly, Google recently partnered with two blockchain companies: Digital Asset and BlockApps to bring new DLT solutions to the Google Cloud platform .
Another CRM solution based on SaaS is FreeCRM . In addition to the Windows connection, the tool also supports iPhone, MacOS and Windows. Disadvantage of the application is that no German surface is available. Only the paid editions also allow synchronization of data between smartphones or applications such as Google Calendar, Contacts and Outlook. FreeCRM’s functionality complies with the standard functions and allows various automatic tasks. The paid Pro version costs about $ 15 per month per user.
It’s official: Google Cloud adds Ethereum dataset (ETH) to BigQuery , its Big Data analytics platform. This dataset is updated daily with data from the Ethereum blockchain . According to Google, this tool was created to help businesses make decisions, prioritize improvements to the Blockchain architecture, or balance adjustments.
The Ethereum blockchain contains APIs for functions such as viewing the status of a transaction or the balance of a portfolio, but API endpoints are difficult to access. Thus, the OLAP features of BigQuery will make it easier to aggregate data and view them. .