What does implementing a CRM cost and what is the financial case for CiviCRM?

Submitted by Jon-man Cheung on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 21:24

Every decision your organisation makes will have a financial implication, projects cost money and there’s no getting away from it.  When implementing a CRM you should consider what functions you need and how much it costs to support and sustain them.

In our opinion, the greatest advantage of CiviCRM is that you can benefit from all its features in one single system.  This means you don’t have the cost of purchasing software/licences and maintaining multiple systems that carry out separate activities (such as mailings, event management, fundraising, memberships/subscriptions).

Three reasons to consider open source

Submitted by Jon-man Cheung on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 13:36

Okay, so we get this question a lot - why use open source? Well I just wanted to write a very brief post on why I think you should consider it for your organisation. 

1. Freedom

Have you ever wondered what happens when you stop paying license fees to commercial vendors? Quite often, the answer is you can't access your own data. Pretty bad isn't it. Surely you wouldn't want this to happen to your organisation! With Open source solutions you own your own data and won't get locked out.