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Presentation at Algonquin College FOSS learning centre in Ottawa on Using Open source software in business (for audio - see blog at fblauer.wordpress.com)

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    1. 1. Fred Blauer and Associates Collaborating with Business I T Consulting
    2. 2. <ul><li>SAAS </li></ul><ul><li>BOB FOSS Business System </li></ul><ul><li>System Implementations </li></ul><ul><li>IT Governance/Audit </li></ul>www.fblauer.com Agenda
    3. 3. Industry/Market <ul><li>Best of Breed (small and medium sized systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated systems - everything from one vendor (Larger vendors) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration through frameworks, API's, source code, web services, tools etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Wed based client, platform independent servers, data bases </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    4. 4. SAAS (the cloud) <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google mail and Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho , and lots of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salesforce CRM and Netsuite ERP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most are still proprietary commercial offerings with advertising or fee based revenue model </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience and ease of use </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    5. 5. FOSS for Business <ul><li>CA Magazine Article (May-Technology) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FOSS vs. SAAS (Cloud) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial advantages for the customer (ROI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. French Police save 50M Euros </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different approach, Try before you buy, Community developed and Supported </li></ul><ul><li>Base system is usually free </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    6. 6. Some Types of FOSS <ul><li>Productivity Apps (eg. OpenOffice ) </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting and ERP (eg. Xtuple ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Xtuple grew by 250% in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navision coFounder joins Openbravo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vertical apps - specific industries </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal apps - all industries </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    7. 7. FOSS Platforms <ul><li>XAMPP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OS - Windows or Linux or Mac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web server - Apache or IIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data base - MySQL or Postgresql </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progr. lang. - PHP or Python or Perl </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other technologies/architectures in use such as Java, QT4 etc </li></ul><ul><li>Forking of source code is possible </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    8. 8. FOSS Verticals <ul><li>Manufacturing - Xtuple Open Mfg </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution - Xtuple Standard, Weberp/Front Acct </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit - CiviCRM add on for Joomla/Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Service (time/project)- AllocPSA, New Vtiger 5.1, dotProject, ProjectPier (Became ActiveCollab) </li></ul><ul><li>HRM - OrangeHRM </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    9. 9. FOSS Verticals <ul><li>POS (Retail) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posterita (Postgres + Adempiere acct) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Openbravo POS (Openbravo Acct) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xtuple POS (Postgres + Postbooks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nolapro POS (Nolaproacct) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turbocash/OsFinancials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many others </li></ul></ul>www.fblauer.com
    10. 10. FOSS Horizontal <ul><li>CRM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SugarCRM (Xamp) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vTiger (Fork of Sugar) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New service tracking module, customer portal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centric CRM (high end) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eCommerce – Magento, OSCommerce, Zencar t </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    11. 11. FOSS Horizontal Cont'd <ul><li>BI and report writers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( Pentaho , Jasper, Openrpt) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conferencing ( DimDim , Yugma) </li></ul><ul><li>Utilities (Ex. Virtual Box etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration API's, Web Services, Jitterbit , Talend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Suites (Different systems that work together) </li></ul></ul>www.fblauer.com
    12. 12. FOSS Accounting/ERP <ul><li>Low End </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turbocash/OsFinancials (Windows/Delphi, Firebird) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nolapro (xamp), compiled PHP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SQLledger/ledgersmb (Perl+Postgres) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GNUCash - personal finance </li></ul></ul>www.fblauer.com
    13. 13. FOSS Accounting/ERP <ul><li>Mid Level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Xtuple (Postgres, QT4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weberp/FrontAcct/EdgeERP (XAMP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Openerp (Python + Postgres) </li></ul></ul>www.fblauer.com
    14. 14. FOSS Accounting/ERP <ul><li>High End - More comprehensive (includes many verticals) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compiere/Adempiere/Openbravo (Java/Jboss + Postgres/Oracle architecture) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apache OFBiz (Java/Jboss + Postgres) </li></ul></ul>www.fblauer.com
    15. 15. FOSS Revenue Models <ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Fee for useage (hosting) </li></ul><ul><li>Premium modules (Commercial Open source) </li></ul><ul><li>Customization, Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training, implementation assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation, Project management </li></ul></ul>www.fblauer.com
    16. 16. Proposed Approach <ul><li>Needs analysis or diagnostic (CSF) </li></ul><ul><li>Review alternatives and ROI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider industry solutions that are proven, and meet CSF needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider proprietary alternatives. Integrated solutions are preferable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If no integrated accounting, find a good solid solution (Preferably on same platform). Compare to proprietary alternatives. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider support alternatives </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    17. 17. Proposed Approach Cont'd <ul><li>Consider hardware & servers or hosted </li></ul><ul><li>Some types of custom are more risky than others. Consider future upgrades. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document, if necessary. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proof of concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download base system and test extensively with company data. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training, documentation is important </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    18. 18. Proposed Approach Cont'd <ul><li>Planning, project management </li></ul><ul><li>Implement in phases if possible (1 division, 1 company, or 1 system trial) </li></ul><ul><li>Post implementation lessons learned </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    19. 19. FOSS Benefits <ul><li>Web based – secure access to information from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>No vendor lock in, less restrictive licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Platform independant, multi-language, currency etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost/ROI (lower licensing fees) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cash flow in case of hosting </li></ul></ul>www.fblauer.com
    20. 20. FOSS Service <ul><li>A New breed of Service company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wider range of products and services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivery models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-house behind firewalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server appliance (VM's) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example - See Moxx Consulting </li></ul>www.fblauer.com
    21. 21. IT Governance/Audit <ul><li>Sox, PCI, HIPAA, FDA compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dia for process maps, Alfresco or Knowledgetree for documentation repository, and control testing evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Control Audit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FOSS Security tools like Nessus for pentest, audit tools for security setup etc. FOSS tools for backups, Incident tracking </li></ul></ul>www.fblauer.com
    22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>Magento site video </li></ul><ul><li>Demos for BOB FOSS </li></ul><ul><li>Questions, Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information - www.fblauer.com </li></ul>09/05/09
    23. 23. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>09/05/09

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