I have recently tested the Fat Free CRM software and I found it to be an excellent masterpiece. It has features that are great for any type of firm and they actually do work. The entire web interface is easy to access and even a ‘non-techie’ could easily find his way around in minutes.
Now some of you may argue that its based on Ruby on Rails so there is always an issue of high memory usage especially if you are running on VPS (256 Ram). I agree with you, infact this is one of the reason why i stopped using it. My hosting provider has pre-installed Ruby Enterprise 1.8 and Passenger on every RoR app, yet it still couldn’t hold its ties.
I am not trying to be critical on this app but this is the fact with every RoR app out there. You have to spend a good sum of money to optimize every cent of code if you want to continue using Ruby on Rails. But then again, RoR is an amazing programming language that developers like me just cant get our hands off from.
I’d say, If you are managing a small business, you should definitely give this a try. Its simple, it works as its supposed to and b
ut there are still a few bugs around here and there, especially with those ‘ajaxed’ elements.
Overall, I would say definitely give it a try! A possible ‘4’ out of 5. If you visit their webpage, you’ll find a quote that sums up exactly what I am trying to say.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi