Leading open source project groups like Apache have a reputation for delivering products that are cool for geeks to play with but lack competitiveness as business tools.
OFBiz goes well beyond the Red Hat offering, which is basically a Linux stack with a database and Apache Web server. It includes:
- catalog management
- pricing management
- order management
- customer management
- warehouse management
- work effort management
- content management
- a Point Of Sales (POS) module
That's a lot of stuff. It's highly commercial, and there is a very group of company building commercial products based on it,
All of which leads to this question.
If businesses are really strapped for cash, and successful businesses are being run on open source tools, why aren't more companies using OFBiz?
I'm thinking they could really use a SaaS version...