In September 2020, Planet Crust  announced that it was being funded by the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet initiative to deliver the Corteza platform as a federated cloud solution for record sharing. After months of development, Corteza’s Record Federation federation feature will be available in the upcoming 2020.12 version, set for release on 22 December 2020.

Following successful Proof of Concept (PoC) and Minimal Viable Product (MVP) stages, additional effort centered on feature and performance stability along with security testing. This included: Read more

Today we’ve released several stability patches for Corteza improving stability and security.

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 Read more

Last month we shared on this site the POC for Corteza Federation. Now we are thrilled to share a new video, showing the Corteza Federation Minimal Viable Product (MVP).

Planet Crust, the driving force behind the Corteza Project, 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.

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Planet Crust, 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.

We are excited to share a video of the first proof of concept that shows how this functionality will look like inside a Corteza instance.

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We are excited to announce a new major release, version 2020.09. This release comes with significant feature and functionality upgrades, including Mail/SMTP improvements, new CRM Suite campaign automation scripts, added support for user impersonation and a lot more.

Additionally, the documentation has been restructured, improved and extended. For an open-source project to be successful, documentation needs to be excellent. So, we have added al lot of new information, including more details about how Corteza works, how you can install it, how you can get the most out of the low-code platform and other applications, and more. Read more

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Planet Crust, 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. Read more

Wikipedia defines economic violence as:

… a type of violence committed by individuals or groups preying on the economically disadvantaged individuals. In some circumstances the individuals may be service workers such as undocumented workers and food service workers, in others they may be spouses, or closeted gays. The World Health Organization defines it as being a form of collective violence, committed by larger groups towards individuals.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and its resultant economic crisis there has, thankfully, been many a spotlight shone upon economic violence. Levels of domestic and gender-based violence have escalated while mental health indicators suggest some alarming trends. As national debts balloon, poverty is on the increase across the planet. Supply chains have been interrupted and structural change to resource distribution may be permanent – with potentially both positive and negative outcomes. Read more

Many providers claim to offer free CRM software. This is because is makes their offering seem more attractive. Unfortunately, there’s usually a catch. Is Hubspot free? Not if you want the really useful features. Otherwise it’s just a basic CRM. Is SugarCRM free? Not at all nowadays. Is Salesforce free? Not a chance. And let’s not bother exploring Microsoft Dynamics as a free company CRM.

Corteza CRM Suite is the world’s premium free CRM software

The term “Free CRMs” needs careful definition. It’s not all just about cost, because there are three factors which define its freedom: Read more

More than ever, organisations need to deliver a customer-focused approach. This is because markets are evolving at a staggering rate and will continue to do so well into the future.

  1. The health pandemic changes working practices and locations
  2. The economic crisis obliges organisations to be more competitive or attentive to their audiences
  3. The squeeze in consumer spending, which will be with us for a long time to come, means priorities are changing. And, they will continue to do so.

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Hubspot provides software products for inbound marketing, sales, and customer service. With regard to the CRM functionality, Hubspot gives details on their website the the core is free, and you have to pay for advanced CRM features. However, we sometimes forget that when we speak about “free”. We’re more often than not speaking in terms of software “freedom” and getting CRM software free of charge!

I’ll explain software freedom below in more detail, because in a world where business processes and data have become critical advantages, the idea that your CRM suite is not actually yours should be a concern. Ownership and control of data is one feature where the Corteza CRM Suite beats all others, Hubspot included. Read more