75 Open Source Small Business Software Options

By Cynthia Harvey | Posted April 11, 2012

You've probably heard that open source software can save you a lot of money compared to commercial software that's pricier upfront and over the long haul in terms of licensing. But how do you find the open source software that you need for your business?

Through lists like this one, compiled by our colleagues at our sister site, Datamation. Check out these 75 open source apps. You’re bound to find something that's a fit for your small business.


For many small businesses, open source software represents an unexplored gold mine. When you run a small business, budgets are always tight. While you need many of the same kinds of software that larger businesses need, you don't have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend on that software like bigger companies do.

The open source community offers accounting, office productivity, project management, communication, customer relationship management and other types of software for SMBs for free.

Read the complete article: 75 Open Source Replacements for Popular Small Business Software

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