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absoluteBUSY QUICK - INFO:
· absoluteBUSY is the fastest and most simple professional
web based CRM software.
· absoluteBUSY was a commercial product from 2001 to 2020, it is mature and stable, used
by thousands of real business users. as per 2021 absoluteBUSY release AB-7-10 is a FREE SOFTWARE no licence costs. We kindly ask for donations to NGOs.
· based on an open source software stack LAMP/XAMPP (Apache/IIS,
PHP, MySQL or Maria DB database). To be installed on your own (web)server or at your
hosting provider's webspace.
HOW TO GET
Note: absoluteBUSY is installed on your own company (web)server
or on your web hosting provider's web space. The software is operated
by you / your company. absoluteBUSY is not a subscription based, hosted
service. Please read the "system requirements and installation"
section for more details.
Try before you decide:
· Visit the absoluteBUSY Internet
· Request a free absoluteBUSY evalution package for installation
on your server or webspace. Specify the number of users, desired testing period (in number of
months) and send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you decide to further use absoluteBUSY after the testing period, we kindly ask you to DONATE an amount of your choice to a NGO or charity organization of your choice
(see below for suggestions of NGO's).
Once you send us a confirmation of your donation (e.g. screenshot) we will send you an unlimited absoluteBUSY licence file.
||MSF ... medecins sans frontieres international
|| ... doctors without borders international
||KIVA ... Kiva is an international nonprofit organization
||Caritas Österreich (Austria) .. german language
||Caritas International (Germany) .. german language
||Give Directly .. Donate money directly to the worlds poorest
|Upgrade + Support
support for technical and installation questions via email is provided for free, no guarantee.
to new releases are free. Donation to a NGO or charity kindly requested. .
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND INSTALLATION
absoluteBUSY web CRM is a browser based application. Once the system
is installed on a (web) server, all users can immediately access absoluteBUSY
over the web or within your corporate network. No software installation
is required at the users computer. This makes the rollout and maintainance
of absoluteBUSY very simple.
INTERNET Installation on a hosting provider's webspace:
In this scenario absoluteBUSY CRM is installed at your web hosting
provider's webspace (web host must support Apache, PHP, MySQL or Maria DB).
All absoluteBUSY users with a valid user/password combination are
able to access the system over the internet. All data is stored
on the server of your hosting provider.
INTRANET Installation on your company server:
In this scenario absoluteBUSY CRM is installed on your company
server and you can use absoluteBUSY within your corporate network.
All data is stored on your company server. If the absoluteBUSY server
is also connected to the public internet, then you will also be
able to use absoluteBUSY from any location where you have internet
Prior to the installation of absoluteBUSY, the following software
modules must already be set up on the server and work properly:
· Operating System: Unix, Linux, *nix, Windows, Mac
· Apache webserver or IIS webserver
· MySQL or Maria DB database
Versions required: Apache , PHP >= 5.x, MySQL or Maria DB
on your company server
at a web hosting provider
| Choosing this option assumes
that you are familiar with setting up the required system software
on your server (APACHE-WebServer or IIS, PHP-module, MySQL or Maria DB Database).
Apache, PHP, MySQL or Maria DB is often pre-installed with many popular
linux distributions. Binaries are also available for download
from the internet for all popular operating systems (see sidebar
Once Apache, PHP and MySQL/Maria DB are set up, installing absoluteBUSY
Step-1: Create a database on the MySQL/MariaDB server and set the appropriate
Step-2: Load the database with an inital load script (provided
with install package).
Step-3: Copy all absoluteBUSY files to your webservers publishing
Step-4: Edit the database connection parameters in the absoluteBUSY
Thats all, you are ready to go!!
Admin user can now define additional absoluteBUSY users through
the online administration panel.
absoluteBUSY can now be accessed within your network/intranet.
If your server is connected to the internet, then absoluteBUSY
can also be accessed over the internet (web access).
In this case we strongly recommend to also install a firewall
software for server and network protection.
| This option is recommended if
want to access absoluteBUSY over the web and if you do not want
to operate your own server (see sidebar for some examples of
First you have to sign up with a web-hosting provider for webspace
where you will install absoluteBUSY. The provider MUST support
APACHE, PHP and MySQL/Maria DB (which is the case for most serious web
hosting providers). There are numerous web hosting providers
on the net, we can assist you in finding the right provider
for your area. Just ask.
Installing absoluteBUSY at hosted webspace is very simple.
All you have to do is creating the absoluteBUSY database (this
can most times be done with the ONLINE tools that come with
your webspace account) and then load this database with an initial
install script. Now upload the absoluteBUSY modules to your
webspace with FTP (file transfer program) and you are ready
to go !!
absoluteBUSY can now be used from any location where you have
Remote Installation: Upon request we will also do a remote
installation of the system on your providers webspace. In this
case we need FTP access and access to your MySQL/Maria DB database.
absoluteBUSY CRM - MODULES AND FUNCTIONS
Using absoluteBUSY is like surfing on the internet, due to it's simple
navigation and intuitive user interface.
absoluteBUSY works with only four objects, that can optionally
be linked together:
· Companies and · Persons(always attached
to a company)
· Actions (optionally linked to a project, company and
· Sales (sales and opportunities)
This simple structure makes absoluteBUSY extremely easy to use and
to understand without any training.
Companies (Contact Manager Module)
This is a kind of smart address book containing information about
companies, accounts, leads an contact persons. For easy retrieval
the contact-manager provides a bunch of freely defineable filter criterias
(e.g. country, category, business ...). An unlimited number of activities
(tasks, memos, ToDo) may - optionally - be linked to each company,
thus providing a complete customer interaction history, including
documents, quotes and other files.
Projects (Project Tracking Module)
Projects can be used in many ways to track project oriented work.
Projects are a way of grouping related Actions for a specific project,
lead, opportunity etc. An unlimited number of actions may - optionally
- be linked to each project, thus providing a complete project history
documenting the complete project lifecycle.
Activities (Task Tracking Module)
Activities can be stand alone or - optionally - be linked to a company,
a person and a project. Activities are assigned to a certain user.
On login all pending activities for the active user will be listed,
thus providing an automatic reminder of things left to do. File upload
is also possible for an activity, so it is possible to store quotes,
drafts, contracts etc. and then easily find them again in the respective
customer-history or project-history.
Sales (Sales and Opportunities Tracking Module)
Sales can be linked to a company/contact-person/project. Sales can
have several sales stages, a sales data and a pending/won/lost result.
The sales-pipeline is shown as simple list, ordered by prosepected
sales date. On each company/person/project view screen a total summary
of all pending/won/lost sales is shown + a list of sales details.
The sales reporting section lists top companies and top projects for
immediately identifiying the most profitable businesses.
The Reporting Module
The reporting module contains functions for generating reports, statistics
and data downloads. Downloads in CSV format can be used for further
offline processing. (e.g. generating mass mailings to all customers
with third party mail merge tools).
The Administration Module
The ADMINISTRATION module contains functions for user management and
access control. All administration is done through a web based interface.
User access is managed by a group based profiling system, which allows
different access levels for different users. Users can be locked on
the fly, which will then prohibit any further transactions for this
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|ASP-model, hosted service available
We do not offer hosting services. We can remotely install
the absoluteBUSY package at a web hosting provider of your choice.
You will have to sign up with a hosting provider and pay monthly
subscription fees to your provider.
Some examples for web-hosting providers:
Operating System: Linux,
Windows, Mac OS
the leading web server, free of charge (alternatively you can
also use the IIS webserver on windows systems).
language, free of charge
Maria DB: the
powerful open source database server
we recommend XAMPP, the best Apache, PHP, Maria DB bundle for installation
on windows, linux and mac OS.
Any web browser
Just see how absoluteBUSY performs on your workstation by starting
|Web Hosting Providers:
Hosting provider must support Apache, PHP, MySQL to install
Below find some examples for hosting providers:
Prices for web space vary between 5-10 EUR/month, depending
on how much space you need.
absoluteBUSY requires max. 10 MByte Space for a database with
some thousand contacts. If you use file attachments extensively
in absoluteBUSY, then you might require some additional 100
MB space for file storage on the server.