CentraView Announces Availability Of Open Source Project On

Mr. Alan Rihm
CentraView, LLC

CentraView Announces Availability Of Open Source Project On Sourceforge.net
The Company Moves Open Source Project To Sourceforge.net

Horsham, PA, May 18, 2005 CentraView, LLC, a leading provider of Open Source Centralized Business Management (CBM) software, including comprehensive Contact Management, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and much more, today announced they have moved their Open Source project to Sourceforge.net after adopting the Open Source Initiative (OSI) compliant license called the Open Software License v2.1.

Moving the CentraView Open Source project to Sourceforge.net was the natural progression following our announcement that CentraView adopted the OSI Compliant Open Software License v2.1 said Alan Rihm, CEO of CentraView. Sourceforge.net provides CentraView and our Open Source community members with a compelling set of on-line tools and resources, as well as the added visibility and support within the Open Source community. Since the project approval by Sourceforge.net this month, CentraView has realized a significant increase in downloads, requests for information and demonstrations, developer contributions, and partner inquiries. We have also received several offers to translate CentraView into other languages including German and French. The German translation is already under way. The Open Source and Java community is providing overwhelming evidence that there is significant demand for the CentraView Open Source CBM project, and that we offer clear advantage in the areas of architecture, scalability, usability and extensibility compared to other projects currently on Sourceforge.net.

Source code for the CentraView Open Source project is now available for download through Sourceforge.net at http://sourceforge.net/projects/centraview/. CentraView is now exclusively utilizing the Sourceforge.net concurrent versioning system (CVS) for managing the software development and release cycles for our CentraView CBM project. The company will also use many of the other features provided including forums, mailing lists, and bug reporting and tracking.

CentraView CBM Software

The CentraView Open Source Centralized Business Management software provides businesses with the ultimate centralized view of all customer and business information. So much more than just CRM and SFA, CentraView beats the competition by providing a greater business value, a scalable architecture, and a lower total cost of ownership than the competition. Through an intuitive browser-based interface, CentraView delivers unparalleled "out of the box" functionality, ease of use and limitless scalability. Built on the Enterprise Java (J2EE) platform and optimized for Linux and Windows environments, it leverages open source technologies such as Linux (RedHat Enterprise and Fedora), Apache Tomcat, JBoss and MySQL.

The CentraView CBM software is unique among Open Source business software competitors. While many Open Source projects are built on glued together scripts, CentraView is designed from the ground up to offer a solid foundation on which to build your business. The software starts with a solid Enterprise Java (J2EE) architecture, and provides centralized contact management, communication (webmail) and collaboration (group calendaring and detailed activity tracking), centralized file management, marketing (list import and promotions management, literature and event management, mail merge for mass email and document creation), sales force automation (pipeline management, proposal creation), project management, customer relationship management including ticketing, frequently asked questions, and knowledge base, views into accounting and human resources, a customer portal, synchronization capability with MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Palm and PocketPC (through Outlook), and more. CentraView also has plans to release a project that will allow CentraView to synchronize with 3rd party software like QuickBooks and Microsoft Great Plains, among others.

For a demo of CentraView software or more information about CentraView products, services and partner programs, please visit www.centraview.com. Open Source downloads are available now by clicking Download via the CentraView website.

About CentraView, LLC

CentraView, LLC, a leading Open Source Centralized Business Management (CBM) software which includes contact management, sales force automation (SFA), customer relationship management (CRM) and much more. CentraView delivers unparalleled "out of the box" functionality, ease of use, and limitless scalability built on the Enterprise Java (J2EE) platform.

CentraView software enables businesses and service providers of all sizes to extend relationships with their customers by delivering access to a high value application their customers need while driving profitable recurring revenue. Built by a highly skilled software development team with extensive service provider experience, CentraViews software offers businesses of all sizes a centralized view of all of their customer and business information through one intuitive browser-based interface. For more information, please visit www.centraview.com.

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CentraView is a trademark of CentraView, LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are registered and protected by their respective owners.

Posted by centraview 2005-05-18

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