20 Most Promising Open Source Software Solution Providers - 2015

Open source software (OSS) has emerged as a critical driver for technological innovations for enterprises around the world. From cloud to big data, social media and mobile, open source projects are disrupting multiple industries.

 Unlike proprietary software, open source software enables better developer collaboration and faster return on investment along with improved time to market. Further, being an open system, the vulnerabilities in the software are quickly resolved by the widespread community of developers, which means a better security quotient. Today, open source software is also becoming a major player in areas like data storage clustering, mobile development and high performance computing. This will not only continue to benefit the revolution of IT architecture but will also contribute to the cost savings and scalability.

 To help organizations formulate the best open source strategy for their unique business needs, in this edition of CIO Review, we present to you 20 Most Promising Open Source Software Solution Providers 2015. The companies featured in this issue have exhibited vast knowledge and indepth expertise in delivering open source software related solutions. Over the months, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, analysts, and the CIO Review editorial board has selected the top players from the competitive field of OSS solutions, so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available, which are right for you, and how they shape up against the competition.

Company Name

Company Description

AOE Provider of Open Source-based portal development, web content management,and e-Commerce solutions.
Broadleaf Commerce Provider of open source framework that facilitates the development of commerce driven websites.
Commerce Guys Creator of the eCommerce solution that leverages the power of Drupal Commerce
dotCMS Provider of open source Java Content Management System (CMS) for companies demanding performance in web operations and CMS.
Easy Software Developer and implementer of Easy Redmine to address complex project management.
Function1 Function1 offers products and services in data security, Drupal, operational intelligence, WebCenter Sites, and project management.
Group FiO Group FiO offers both open-source and paid ERP solutions for small and medium businesses to manage and improve efficiency and productivity of business operations.
Jahia Solutions Open source UXP vendor accelerating digital transformation at a lower cost of integration and with faster delivery
Liferay Provider of open source enterprise portal and social collaboration software solutions.
Magnet Systems Provider of open source application development platform to develop enterprise grade mobile apps.
Open Source Storage Open Source Storage is a provider of high performance open source solutions.
Openbravo Provider of a state-of-the-art multichannel commerce solution for agile retailers.
OpenPro, Inc., OpenPro offers licensed open sourced ERP software for small businesses to enterprise corporations.
Opmantek A software company operating in the field of Network Management and IT Audit.
OrangeHRM OrangeHRM offers open source HRM solution for small and medium enterprises.
Palamida, Inc., Provides complete visibility into the codebase of their customer’s software applications running on open source software.
SugarCRM SugarCRM delivers customer relationship management (CRM) system that is available in both open-source and commercial open-source applications.
Unicon Specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of identity and access management, student access, mobile computing, and learning management systems.
Ursa Information Systems Provides business consulting and ERP implementations to small and medium sized businesses through Open Source Software.
Zarafa Provider of open source email platform for email, calendaring and collaborating need of enterprises including files and web meetings.