July 2010 - new Sales Portal Release
We have just gotten our new release (10.05) of the Web Business Suite out the took. A little later than we wanted, but its ready. But we have really super news. The Web Business Suite is now available as a PPA under Ubuntu. So apt-get and everything installs. That means all 5 portals, Order, Sales, Data Miigration, and both Information Portals. This should really simplify your installations (which was the point). Source Forge is also updated for each individual portal. Also we have the Web Business Suite up on Canonical's Launchpad and the source code is also available there. Here is the link to Launchpad. You can add bugs and blueprints for new ideas and check the status of existing bugs and blueprints. The latest release notes are available from the menu on the left.* * * * * * * * * * * * *
Sales Portal is a New Account Sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System for Midrange, Entrepreneurial Businesses. It is a true Web Application.
Sales Portal is key Sales Driver for the Web Business Suite (WBS). A full function cross channel, free Open Source, Web Ordering Portal with an Anonymous User Web Site, Wholesale or on Account Ordering, Salesman and Sales Rep Ordering, CSR and Will Call Ordering, Affiliate Ordering. The Web Business Suite is composed of Order Portal, Information Portal for Order Portal (real time Reporting Dashboard), Sales Portal the Cross Channel CRM System, Information Portal for Sales Portal for real time reporting stats, Data Migration Portal for moving Data between the Portals using CSV files like Web Orders and Requests Conversations from the Web Users (appropriately the same data like EDI transactions: 850, 855, 856's). We also use DMP for Round Trip Email functions in Sales Portal, Request Responder, or Auto Email Responder. And, we usually install two other Open Source products to support the Web Business Sutie: jForum, and Bugzilla and Google Analytics (Free but not Open Source).
Sales Portal works best for entrepreneurial and midrange customers with multiple channels either in support of Web Based Conversations and Orders or for serious outbound sales.
Sales Portal can accept prospects through CSV upload or through an automated interface. Currently Sales Portal has automated interfaces from the Randr Order Portal and directly from USHUD. The automated interfaces work via the Data Migration Portal (also part of the WBS). Some of the newer logic, lick the automated campaigns and round trip email are aimed at giving you an advantage over your competition. Please check out the Sales Portal Brochure for an overview.
Sales Portal from a Technical Perspective:
- True Web Application written in J2EE with Junits
- No Database Syncronizing runs on PostgresSQL as a server application to browser devices.
- Mobile Access through cellphones with browsers.
- Easily get your data in and out of the system: DB scripts for builds, user controlled CSV uploads and export to spreadsheets.
- Easy to Install especially on Ubuntu check the installation guides for detailed instructions.
- Customizable. Documentation, Tests, and Entity Relationship Diagram.
- Free Open Source Software, you own the Source Code
Current Release of Sales Portal
Sales Portal Release 1.3.0 - September 2009
Sales Portal is a J2EE Web application and was developed with the Eclipse IDE using the MyEclipse package, unit test are JUnit, the regression tests are in Selenium and the reports were developed using Jasper Reports Performance testing is done with JMeter.
Sales Portal is distributed under Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) license.