Introducing X2CRM version 6.0
By John Roberts
April 27, 2016 — Scotts Valley, CA
We are proud to release X2CRM version 6.0. This release features a number of exciting features which I will review below. But first I would like to provide a general X2Engine | X2CRM update and forward looking road map for this year.
Open source CRM software
Founded in 2011 and after five years of growth we are now at the stage where X2CRM Cloud Hosting Services now can fully fund company operations – thank you X2VPS customers. At the same time it was felt 6.0 was the right time to fully open source X2Platinum Edition. With version 6, all commercial X2CRM editions have now been combined into a single release and relicensed under the GNU Affero GPL v3 open source license. X2CRM is fully committed to providing the best open source CRM software. Having one open source edition will make it easier to add new features and also to share the full power of X2CRM as free and open software.
Enabling a richer extension ecosystem
As software developers, you not only want to be successful with the applications you create, but also see them used as fully as possible, by as many folks as possible. Now having only one, X2CRM software application will enable a much richer extension ecosystem around the fully open source X2CRM platform.
X2Engine as a company will no longer sell downloadable software. We have disabled license key checks so you can now add users at will and also continue to update. We will continue to support X2CRM customer installations through direct and partner services. The be clear this is only for folks running X2CRM on your own servers, it does not affect X2VPS hosting customers. Feel free to send me your questions or feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The X2CRM 6.0 release centered on user experience improvements with the additional of a new lighter default theme and a new Night theme. X2Tough mobile applications continue to be a priority and are in active development with new versions rolling out over the next few weeks.
About X2Engine | X2CRM:
X2CRM gives small businesses the power, control and flexibility offered by more complex and expensive enterprise CRM applications in a compact, easy to use and cost effective package. Spanning marketing communications, lead management, website visitor tracking and visual workflow automation to full customer sales and service process management with the X2Process visual process tool, users have the ability to fully customize X2CRM to meet the specific needs of their customer management data requirements and application web service connectors. X2CRM gives customers a choice of deployment and control options with both multi-tenant cloud and private server download editions for customers who prefer to manage their own servers. X2CRM provides enterprise CRM power, control and scalability packaged and for the needs of growing small businesses.