Larry Augustin takes over at SugarCRM
Since earlier this year, SugarCRM, the open source customer relationship management company, has been without a full time CEO. Larry Augustin, veteran of VA Linux, who joined the SugarCRM board in 2005, had been acting as interim CEO and today, the company announced he was to assume the post on a more permanent basis. Augustin, who was recently named most influential executive in the open source industry, said "I am delighted to lead SugarCRM, a company with a large customer base, an extensive partner network and tremendous employees".
SugarCRM provides an open source Customer Relationship Mangement application which can be expanded with plug-ins to integrate with PBX or VoIP systems and allow employees to view customer information at the desktop or on mobile devices. SugarCRM offers the platform as a service from cloud platforms or as Sugar Pro, enterprise subscription for internally hosted installations with enhanced reporting, marketing support and improved management.