SugarCRM Solaris Installer To Come

SugarCRM Inc. plans to make it easier to install its Sugar Community Edition customer relationship management (CRM) solution on Solaris operating systems.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based provider of commercial open source CRM solutions has developed an installation wizard for the purpose. The installer, announced this week, is not yet available, but it is expected to become available sometime in the 2008 first quarter.

The new SugarCRM stack installers will facilitate the installation of Sugar Community Edition CRM, as well as Apache and MySQL server solutions and the PHP framework. The installer will work with SPARC or x64 systems running Sun Microsystems' Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris operating systems.

Sun's Solaris 10 is a free Unix-based operating system for servers and workstations, with an option for paid support. An open source version, OpenSolaris, is available via the Common Development and Distribution License. Solaris got its start back in 1982 through a collaboration between Sun and AT&T, but the marketshare for the Sun-developed OS is still small, despite new features added with Solaris 10.

The Sugar Community Edition CRM is currently available as Version 5.0 and became generally available in December. New features include an AJAX-based e-mail client and dashboards to chart data. It also has a more flexible user interface for adding features, team hierarchy support and a custom module builder.

SugarCRM Inc. offers options for deploying its CRM solutions, including on-demand, on-premises and appliance-based installations. More information on SugarCRM is available here and the Solaris stack installers will be eventually be available here.

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Kurt Mackie is online news editor, Enterprise Group, at 1105 Media Inc.