Ubuntu comes with huge support for business applications. Many open source & free business applications have Ubuntu version which can be installed & configured to run out of the box on a Ubuntu server. Some of the leading business software is mentioned below. feel free to buzz me if you think there is some more software that can be mentioned in the list below
- Orange HRMS – Enterprise class open source non-commercial web-based HRMS software, letting you to manage several HR processes. Lot of commercial add-ons available letting you manage the entire HR function in a small to medium scale organization. Works on Apache, MySQL framework and is simple to implement in Ubuntu. Integrates with LDAP / Microsoft Active Directory.
- Open ERP – Open ERP is a open source Enterprise class ERP system which can be installed using community edition and can be used for automating several business processes in an organization starting from sales, manufacturing, invoicing, billing, finance, time sheets, procurement, projects, logistics etc. Works on Ubuntu quite well and needs Apache and MySQL. Integrates with LDAP / Microsoft Active Directory.
- Zen Photos – A fantastic open source non commercial software that can be used as an internal Youtube alternative. Has a very intuitive interface and can be used for hosting videos, photo albums, blogging interface. Lets users leave comments and track backs. Quite unbelievable to have such a functionality in such a small package. Works on Apache and MySQL
- Moodle – Enterprise class Learning Management System (LMS). Web based application that can be used to manage enterprise training material, primarily documents, giving user an option of creating groups, managing access to various sections, email control, courses enrolment etc. A very powerful tool which works on Apache and MySQL
- Joomla – A robust open source content management system that can work as a corporate Intranet and has the ability to scale up to suit any requirements. Has lots of free extensions enriching its feature set. Several organizations use Joomla as their default corporate Intranet or for serving rich content on the internet. Integrates with LDAP / Microsoft Active Directory.
- Drupal – A drop replacement to Joomla. Is more polished and more sophisticated as compared to Joomla, but difficult to administer. Works on Apache and MySQL. Integrates with LDAP / Microsoft Active Directory.
Software Development Applications
- Bazaar – Is a simple and robust version management system. Works well and out of the box on Ubuntu with Apache and MySQL
- Bugzilla – A fantastic bug management system based on Apache and MySQL. Integrates with LDAP / Microsoft Active Directory. A very powerful bug tracking system used by many large software development companies to manage software development and QA activities
- OSQA – An ope source Q & A program, that lets users ask questions and answer the same and create a community. has the ability of rewarding users. Works on Apache and MySQL and integrates with LDAP / Microsoft Active Directory
- VSFTP – a versatile FTP server having a capbility for doing SFTP (secure FTP). Currently supports local unix server ysers and virtual users. Integrates well with LDAP / Active Directory.