RedHen CRM is an open source CRM build natively in Drupal 7.x Check out the project page on Drupal.org to download the code and contribute to development, documentation, and QA via the ticket queue: http://drupal.org/project/redhen. We also have a series of blog posts that dive deeper into RedHen's features, architecture, and code.
This group has been created to track requirements and document features - as well as to build community around the project.
What would we like to use it for?
- Interaction log on the contact page: needs a nice representation of different kinds of interactions and limited filter capabilities (especially on the activity type and date).
- Segmentation of contacts: needs advanced / fast filtering of activities often based on Activity Type specific fields - but usually focussing on a few Activity Types.
- Contact data change-log: needs a way to store differences between two states. This differences don't need to be searchable.
We've just made the decision to go with Redhen instead of Party CRM as a company. So I thought it would be appropriate to start sharing ideas, drafts and notes here :-)
One of the UX things I've been thinking about for quite some time is how to enable users to do powerful profiling and segmentation without confusing interfaces or too many interface options.
An idea that seems to work quite well is to use the concept of "baskets" like in a web shop. You have to see the "basket" as a sort of extension of views bulk operations.Read more
Modules Unravelled just completed its fourth podcast on open source CRM solutions in Drupal. They cover CiviCRM, Party, RedHen CRM and CRM Core. The content is great. I highly recommend that you check them out if you're interested in this work:
After 800 hours of development, ThinkShout's proud to announce the Alpha1 release of RedHen CRM - a native CRM framework for Drupal 7.
For more information, please check out our two-part blog post describing the architecture and feature set:
You can also learn more about the project on D.O at: http://drupal.org/project/redhen.
Last Tuesday I did a 20 minute demo of RedHen CRM at the PDUG meetup here in PDX.
This demo was based upon a sandbox sample install profile (and make file) at:
We'd love for you to check out the project. The sandbox is a lot like Commerce Kickstarter, in that it simply provides an example of what you can do with RedHen.
A quick run down of what you might want to check out in the distro:
- Ability to manage custom entity bundles for contacts and organizations.
Quick heads up that the state of CRM integrations and native CRM solutions in Drupal will be a hot topic at this year's NTC Drupal Day, April 3rd. This full-day gathering of nonprofit IT decision-makers interested in Drupal is described in more detail at:
The CiviCRM team invites you to CiviCon 2012
CiviCon – the annual conference for CiviCRM developers, implementers, administrators and users – is happening in the San Francisco Bay Area on April 2nd. Early bird registration is just $75 and ends less than a month away on January 30th, so reserve your spot now.
CiviCon is the annual CiviCRM event bringing together the people who develop, design, implement, administer, and use CiviCRM. We'll have great speakers, breakout sessions and panels highlighting real-world examples of nonprofits growing and sustaining relationships using CiviCRM. Find out about the future of the platform through discussions with the core team. You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions, meet other users and developers, make valuable connections, and get involved in the community.Read more
Hello, I would love to volunteer to help with this group. I have limited developer experience, but am learning now. I have a Master's of Project Management also. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help?
(Excuse the cross-post. It looks like the discussion is moving to the "CRM" group - but that migration might take some time.)
Just wanted to toss out that ThinkShout's been working on two modules that might be interesting to folks looking at native CRM in Drupal 7.Read more
Are any of you CRM gurus attending the Oct 14 PNW Summit meeting? I'm surprised to not see any proposed sessions related to CRM development/integration.
I'm involved in CRM integration for churches/nonprofits, initially using CiviCRM but want to hear from the voice of experience and see a comparison of strengths/weaknesses of the upcoming solutions (Red Hen, dropCRM, churches CRM, etc) vs established ones like CiviCRM. As a newcomer to the CRM discussion, I'm looking for a bird's eye view of what's happening.
Any chance of a meetup in Portland? Will CiviCRM have a presence?Read more
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First off, it's very exciting to see this project. This has seemed like a glaring omission in the Drupal wheelhouse for a long time. For the project I'm currently developing, we've wanted a lightweight CRM system tightly integrated with Drupal from the beginning, so until this point we've been either had the option of using CiviCRM or building out something else that meets our needs.Read more
Hi everyone :)
Great to see some new interest in building a Drupal-native CRM.
Have you seen the work that was done at DC Copenhagen on an API spec? You can find it in this group: http://groups.drupal.org/crm-api
I look forward to finding out more about the project!
I'm really excited about this project. This is exactly what's been needed for Drupal for a while -- something that can really be directly apart of Drupal, with the ability to expand it as needed or keep it simple.
Most of all right now, I'm eager to get something like this installed on our site. So, do the Maintainers have any idea of when this might be ready for at least alpha or beta release?Read more
At the DrupalCon Chicago RedHen BOF we discussed the importance of incorporating "engagement scores" in the CRM - particularly when leveraging the CRM for nonprofit and e-advocacy campaigns.
Below are some initial thoughts from Jeremy John at EchoDitto:
Existing engagement score modules like Userpoints make pretty deep assumptions that the objects being acted upon are Drupal users.
So, we have a choice. Either patch Userpoints to allow for interaction with Contacts, or allow the integration of Contacts with Users, that is, map Contact to User.Read more