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Open Source, Commercial Diverge in SugarCRM 6

SugarCRM is out with a major new release of its flagship customer-relationship management offering. Sugar 6 boasts added extensibility features to connect with partners and a new interface that aims to boost productivity.

SugarCRM is an open source project at its core, but the release of Sugar 6 has some key differences between the commercial and community versions. eCRM Guide has the details.

After four months of beta availability and testing, SugarCRM today officially announced the general availability of its Sugar 6 CRM customer relationship management platform. Sugar 6 includes an open source community edition as well as commercially licensed professional and enterprise editions.

With Sugar 6, SugarCRM is expanding its partnership base with enhanced extensibility that enables partner solutions. There is a new user interface that aims to make CRM users more productive with fewer keystrokes. While the Sugar 6 solution has open source technology at its core, users that download the open source community edition will get a different interface than users of the commercial professional and enterprise editions. For SugarCRM, the issue of being an open source company is all about being open to users.

Read the full story at eCRM Guide:
SugarCRM 6 Debuts with Open Source and Commercial Features