SuiteCRM is a completely open source enterprise-grade Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application. SuiteCRM is a software fork of the popular customer relationship management (CRM) system SugarCRM.
Why use the Bitnami SuiteCRM Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run SuiteCRM in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami SuiteCRM Stack is:
We track every release of SuiteCRM and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of SuiteCRM as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying SuiteCRM or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami SuiteCRM Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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The SuiteCRM product is a fork of SugarCRM. However, it allows for the features needed, which would usually only be available with an online subscription using SugarCRM.
SuiteCRM allows for in-house hosting including numerous features as well as paid add ons for individual setups & structure.
Bitnami have been quick to deploy SuiteCRM 7.2 with it's new awesome interface.
Bitnami virtual machines usually come with phpmyadmin to assist with any SQL changes & it doesn't appear to be with this one. (I may have missed something).
However, this is the cleanest & best way to take SuiteCRM for a drive & is very handy when you want to test a new module or add on before committing it to the main game.
For those with less than ideal internet connections that make the cloud painfully slow, a Bitnami VM hosted in-house is a delight.
I tried firing up the Bitnami SuiteCRM 7.7.3 demo on my AWS account (I ran out of my 10 free demo's on my Bitnami Cloud account)... The problem that I reported in 7.7.2 is exactly the same here in 7.7.3... there's no change in the error behavior. Also back on the github SuiteCRM site, it looks like the SuiteCRM guys have just released 7.7.4. in the last few hours I don't have faith that SuiteCRM is able to successfully run on any version of PHP north of 5.3. Their claiming that it runs on any current PHP version is seemingly coming out of their marketing department, not their systems engineering department. I don't have much faith that 7.7.4 running on a new PHP (5.6.x?) will work either. When will you throw in the towel and try building this environment using the old PHP5.3? So I'll wait till you build 7.7.4 in the next day or so... and we'll try it again. So, your latest 7.7.3 is still broken exactly the same way as version 7.7.2 is.
SuiteCRM is based on SugarCRM v6.5.24, which is built using PHP5.3.x. In my experience, running eitherCRM with a PHP higher than 5.3, breaks things. My test - Go to the Create Content screen. Notice a displayed field... like "Fax Number". Switch screens to Admin/Studio. In Studio, select the Contact module, Select Layouts, Edit View. Now we're editing the Create Contact screen we started with above, In here, delete the "Fax Number" screen field. Replace it with the "Birthday" field. Press the "Save & Deploy" button. Find the "Create" button/pulldown menu at the top of the page. Select "Create Contact". Your edits performed in the Studio did not come through to userland here. What's interesting is that all edits stick within the Studio environment... so that if you return to the Studio app, your edits appear to have been saved there... but these never make it back up to display in userland. It's worth noting that Bitnami's latest sister app SugarCRM 6.5.24 (which this SuiteCRM app is built on top of) is working correctly trying this same test (all edits save correctly and immediately make it back up to userland), suggesting that it's either using PHP 5.3... or the Bitnami builders have (serendipitously?) discovered a newer version of PHP that works correctly with the old SugarCRM code. If so, they need to rebuild this Bitnami SuiteCRM app using that same version of PHP they're using in their latest SugarCRM app. I hope this happens... I like to use Bitnami's working SuiteCRM.