Plugin Showcase: "CRM" by Idea Verum
CRM lets you easily manage your clients, contacts, and meetings.
What is the purpose of this plugin?
The ability to keep records of clients in backend, create scheduled contacts or meetings. As with every new company, we suffered with organization, so we decided to create a tool that would help us track client data such as contact info, notes about them, schedule contacts with phone, email or skype and eventual meetings. Later we decided to just publish it on marketplace for free because we felt the need to share something that could potentially help other small companies that are using OctoberCMS. Even if it's not something flashy and fancy it did help use reduce problems with organization inside our small team.
Who is your target audience?
Primary target audience would be small businesses who can install it on their own without the help of developers and start using it, but also for web developers who might be freelancing or developing crm solution for their clients.
Tell us a little bit about yourself or your business.
Idea Verum was founded in 2019 currently at 3 full-time members and several external professionals who work with us. Our mission is to create useful and stable software. We use OctoberCMS from the first day the company was founded but we – the developers who got together and started the company were using OctoberCMS before so it would be around 2 years of using OctoberCMS. We did a lot of research in deciding which CMS solution to use inside our company and it was a hard call because Wordpress is very popular and has big user base. After counting pros and cons of both CMS solutions we decided to go with OctoberCMS and stick with it to the end due to experience in working with Laravel and some extending and scaling tests we did on OctoberCMS as part of research. We're pretty much confident that OctoberCMS will reach Wordpress popularity one day. So far we have published three free plugins and one paid, developed several websites and custom plugins for our clients. Besides OctoberCMS, we also use Laravel and Ionic extensively. Find out more about us on https://ideaverum.hr/en
Anything else people should know about?
Plugin was released on build 450 and since then it still works on current version which is build 464. We still use it in our company on daily basis. Plugin has ability to send automatic email notifications of scheduled contact or meetings but CRON job has to be set manually. That part is explained in plugin description and official documentation. We have some future plans about new features but anyone using it is welcome to submit their ideas or requests on [email protected] or leave reply directly on plugin reviews section.