> I am looking for a database application that either is like, or could
> be made similar to Symantec ACT, ie a contact manager which organizes
> people, companies, addresses, phone numbers, contact notes, group membership,
> action notes, perhaps scheduling, phone log, calendar, etc.
> It should be "client/server" (unlike ACT), preferably with the client
> being any decent HTML browser on the Internet and the backend running on Linux
> or FreeBSD (e.g. Apache + PHP + MySQL). In addition to DB entry and reporting,
> it would be nice if it were capable of printing address labels after a
> selection (ie print labels in zipcode sorted order for all contacts who are
> interested in X, or the member of group Y).
> I gather that much of this could be implemented with MS Outlook and MS
> Exchange on NT, dialing in with RAS. However I would prefer an "open source"
> Such a thing around ? Thanks.
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Up to about 2 years ago, there was a handful of Unix contact manager
software vendors, now I think there may be one at the high end of the
market with fully integrated telephony. telemagic, goldmine and another
contact manager pulled out of the Unix i386 market in the last couple
of years, if this a political move or just plain economics I don't know.
Alternates are an emacs based contact management called "insideous big
brother database" and another commericial vendor that can be located via
search engines, make sure to use Unix and Contact Management in your
search criteria to narrow down the results. From what Ive seen the pickins
are slim for contact management for Unix/Linux.
Sorry I don't rememeber the name of the vendor with the client server
model, I had discounted it for me because it would work under tcp/ip
gui only and I need it to work under dumb terminals also. The average
price for contact management about 6 years ago was about $100-$200 per
user, now it seems that contact management is only available for i386 under
the m$ platform at about $1250-$1500 per user, not including the elaborate
network and pc's. I think there are alot a disadvantages using the
client/server model for Unix i386 based contact management. While it is
important to serve any platform anywhere with a client/server model it is
just as imortant that that the underlying contact mangager model work
through character based shell and telnet.
I am currently working with software developer called Panasoft, they claim
to have a Unix/Linux contact manager available in the next couple of months.
I will marketed at a fair price with "unlimited" users or users based upon
the user license of the Unix flavor you are running. I really hate to see
Unix and Unix software marketed like single user operating systems.
If you seek more info contact: Neville A. Millar at Panasoft
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