Crust Technology releases the first Low-Code Platform with Federated Cloud capabilities

Cork, Ireland, 22 December 2020.

Crust Technology, the leading open-source Low-Code Development platform and Salesforce alternative and the driving force behind the free and open-source project Corteza, is excited to announce a new major release: Corteza 2020.12. This release comes with many new features and improvements, and includes experimental support for record federation. As a result, this makes the Corteza platform the first open-source federated cloud solution for record sharing in the world.

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What is a Software Release?

Software is always changing. There would always be a scope for improvement or some bugs and issues that would affect the performance of the software, and indirectly the hassle-free experience that every end-user wants. And that’s why in agile software development, there are always software releases before the end of every iteration. Read more

Corteza Releases 2020.09 Stability Patches

Today a new Corteza version has been released. In this minor release there are patches that improve stability and security. Crust, the driving force behind the Corteza Project, is the principal contributor of this release.

Corteza version 2020.09.4 includes:

  • Improved boolean field type value handling
  • Record list prefilter is now properly applied when exporting
  • RTE field now properly triggers the required flag when empty
  • Prevent possible double record submit when double-clicking the ‘Save’ button
  • Closed a potential SQL injection attack vector

To upgrade your Corteza instance to this latest version, please check out the Corteza documentation.

Later this month Corteza 2020.12 is expected to be releases, bringing many new features and updates. So, keep an eye out on upcoming posts!

 

European Commission Funding for Open-Source Federated Cloud Platform

Cork/Amsterdam
10 September 2020

Crust Technology, the leading open-source Low-Code Development platform and Salesforce alternative, is being funded by the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet initiative to deliver the Corteza platform as a federated cloud solution for record sharing. Crust, the founder and full-time maintainer of the Corteza Project, will enable the platform to share select components of data layer or entire data models, on a one-to-many or many-to-many basis. The new features will allow business data, but also open data sets created by public sector organisations and academia to be shared more easily.

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Which of the Following Statements is True of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems?

  • CRM is Expensive
  • Open-source CRM is all just old forks of SugarCRM
  • Open-source CRM doesn’t scale
  • A great CRM allows your organisation to concentrate on a customer-focused approach
  • An Open-Source Low-Code Development Platform gives your CRM more flexibility
  • The best free CRM uses standardised technology
  • A real open-source Salesforce alternative exists

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Why Are Standards In Technology Important?

As the world simultaneously tackles health crises, social crises and economic crises, this might seem an impossible question to answer. I would argue that a major priority is to stay informed about the facts and different points of view with respect to the facts.

However, even this is hard to do when standards of reporting and journalism often seem non-existent. That word “standards” is really important. Without standards, everything becomes messy. We need to hold our governments to high standards just like we need to ensure the quality of our food and water reach hygiene standards.

In this regard, technology is no different. It too needs to be standards-centric. We also need to know that the right experts have inspected the quality of the source code. This means independent experts, not just those chosen and paid by the authors to assure the quality, security and reliability of the execution. So technology being open source helps a lot too. Read more

Crust Releases version 2020.06 and Removes Paywall for All Products

Cork, Ireland, 30 June 2020

Crust Technology is excited to announce its latest major release, version 2020.06. Along with significant feature and functionality upgrades, Crust is also delighted to announce the removal of the paywall for all products in its portfolio. This means that the open-source Crust products are now free:

We’re thrilled with the latest features improvements and the expression of commercial confidence to remove the paywall on our product portfoliosays Niall McCarthy, CEO of Crust Technology.Crust is growing quickly and, with much innovation to come in 2020 and beyond, we’re proving we can adapt to fast-changing market realities effectively and aggressively”.

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Crust is Spreading its Wings

Since we launched in March 2019, Crust CRM Suite has established itself as the de facto open-source alternative to Salesforce. Self-funded, profitable in our first year of trading and equipped with an order book delivering over a year’s worth of cash runway, Crust Technology is already on target to grow between 200% and 300% in its second year. Corteza, the community project founded when Crust contributed its entire code base to the Commons Conservancy in June 2019, has gone from strength to strength, garnering many thousands of users in its first year. Its goal to become “The Digital Work Platform for Humanity” is gaining momentum.

These are big statements and we count ourselves lucky, given the economic mayhem and misfortune that has afflicted so many to date in 2020. Keeping our commercial focus and development on track and on budget has been a tough but welcome challenge to date and our next steps will set the bar higher again. Read more

Golang CRM

We mention it regularly in our blogs, but why is it important that Crust and Corteza use Golang? Well, first of all, if you’re to get a CRM for free, it may as well be written in a modern coding language. Google uses Golang to build and manage much of its application infrastructure. As the leading open source Salesforce alternative, Crust also shares the use of Golang in common with its primary competitor.

What is Golang?

Golang, also written as Go, is an open-source programming language. According to the website of the project Golang “makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software”. It is developed by a team at Google and many contributors from the open-source community.The first release was in 2009 and it has become a very popular programming language. Read more

How to set up an automated business

As the economic squeeze continues, many businesses will be asking how automation can help them and their staff become more productive, focus their efforts on relationship building and service existing customers more effectively. Read more