Since SugarCRM and IBM decided to leave the open source branch behind and start an on-demand deployment model, there are several voices asking for a "why?" and "what now?" Who will fill the gap that SugarCRM left? There is still a huge need for open source CRM tools thinking of smaller companies or those, who just realigned their whole infrastructure with a certain purpose and face now the brutal reality of lost support.
It looks like, California breed a new CRM star called OROCRM. These guys created a new crm application together with its own development platform for all those individual customization tasks. Combining new technolgies concepts into an up to date solution, giving answers on latest security issues and willed to move on-demand CRM into a real web-based personal business toolkit CRM.
Curious? Check out OROCRM (http://www.orocrm.com/) on your own and get a feeling by a free tour through their new hottest!