Happy 10th Birthday to OpenCRM16 Jul 2015
I sometimes look back on the last 10 years and can’t believe how much we’ve accomplished! The team have put together an amazing infograph to reflect on how much we’ve grown as a company, a system, and a team.
About eleven years ago, I started making some plans to start a new business, one that would use all the enthusiasm I had for both sales and the latest technology. It took some time, but after a few months, we had a new business and a shiny new product: OpenCRM.
Now we’re in development on our fourth major version of the system, it’s hard to believe that there was just three of us when we started this venture in 2005…a decade has really gone past in the blink of an eye.
Where has time gone?
In the beginning the idea was to produce a product that levelled the playing field for businesses of all sizes – helping our customers manage sales, increase profits, and grow their business.
I had witnessed too many businesses poorly managing their most valuable asset – the relationship with their customers – so it was a logical step to develop a system that provide a solution to this problem.
And we just grew from there.
Don’t get me wrong there has been a sticky moment or two along the way but I am so excited about what’s next to come for OpenCRM. The launch of V4 is going to be huge and that is something we are working very hard on at the moment.
We will continue to grow and invest in our staff as well as the system and our customers. New technology has had such a huge impact on our business in just 10 years so it will be interesting to see where we are in 2025.
Make sure you are part of the Open CRM journey as we embark on the next decade.
Before I got my start in the tech industry as part of Apple’s UK Mac launch team, I was a professional drummer (notice I didn’t say musician). But once I got in, I was hooked and I’ve been involved in the tech industry, primarily software development, for over 35 years. I founded this company and I now have the enviable title of System Architect (as well as Managing Director) here at OpenCRM.