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seedubya
10-08-2008, 02:56 PM
I have a customer who requires a shared contacts database for use between 4 or 5 machines. I'm looking for something free or low cost as they are a charity. They currently use a shared spreadsheet but keep running into problems.

Suggestions welcome

tartis
10-08-2008, 04:02 PM
Do they need more than one person to have access to the data, and make chages at the same time?

seedubya
10-08-2008, 06:14 PM
As far as a fully fledged CRM goes, vTiger is utterly brilliant as is SugarCRM. I support vTiger because they're fully FLOSS as opposed to the weak-kneed version that Sugar subscribes to. However vTiger is complete overkill for my client. They only need to track names and addresses and add and edit them.

@tartis - occaisonally they do but not very often only a few times per day.

What I'd like is something that I can run on a local web server that just does contacts.

bagellad
10-17-2008, 06:53 AM
Whip up something basic in access?

zchehi
10-17-2008, 07:33 AM
just use access on a shared drive.

Jager
10-17-2008, 02:33 PM
I suggest OpenContacts. It's free and I believe it works across a LAN.

seedubya
10-17-2008, 07:55 PM
Access will then be required on each machine when they are now just using word and excel. Bit too much of an outlay really.

Jager, I'll check that out thanks.

thecoldone06
10-17-2008, 09:47 PM
Depending on your web skills, you could come up with a simple contacts management web application using php and MySQL that will allow them to add/delete/modify their contacts.