SugarCRM CEO John Roberts to Deliver Keynote at OSBC West; Company Also Selected for Two Panel Discussions and Demo

Feb 07, 2006, 00:00 ET from SugarCRM Inc.

    CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- John Roberts, chairman, CEO and
 co-founder of SugarCRM Inc., has been selected to deliver a keynote address on
 the open source business model at OSBC West, the Open Source Business
 Conference that opens in San Francisco on February 14.  Roberts and Clint
 Oram, the company's general manager of Sugar Online & co-founder, will also
 give three other presentations at the conference.
     The engagements stem from SugarCRM's status as the market's most
 successful commercial open source enterprise vendor, with over one million
 downloads and over 300 commercial users of its Sugar Suite of open source CRM
 applications since the first product in the suite was released in July 2004.
     Roberts' February 15 keynote on "Commercial Source: The Project-Powered
 Enterprise" will discuss the successful ingredients of an open source business
 model, global development methodologies, and the importance of building and
 sustaining user communities.
     Roberts will also participate in a February 14 panel discussion titled
 "Crossfire: CXOs on the Hotseat" designed to separate open source software
 hype from reality, and will demo the SugarCRM solution as part of the "OSBC
 Emerging Elite" representing the best of open source innovation.
     Oram will speak in a February 14 panel discussion titled "The Open Source
 Community Imperative: Methodologies, Mechanics and Metrics."  The session will
 address best practices for establishing and growing open source development
 and distribution communities, as well as the optimal legal structures for
 community development.
     SugarCRM will also be exhibiting at the conference in Booth #1.
     About SugarCRM
     SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source
 customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes.
 SugarCRM's Sugar Suite easily adapts to any business environment by offering a
 more flexible, cost-effective alternative than proprietary applications.
 SugarCRM's open source architecture allows companies to more easily customize
 and integrate customer-facing business processes in order to build and
 maintain more profitable relationships. SugarCRM offers several deployment
 options, including on-demand, on-premise and appliance-based solutions to suit
 customers' security, integration and configuration needs. For more
 information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll free in the US, email, or visit .