Who doesn’t love donut holes? If you say you don’t be gone from this blog ; )
I am not one to eat donuts on a regular day but today is special. Today I received the fruits of a bet with Glennis, our new Director of HR. Last week Glennis came to me with a request to purchase an applicant tracking system that ran about $1600 a month. She had worked with the same system before in her previous role at some big companies. I told her that I bet that there was free software that did the most important 80% of what she needed. She looked at me dumbfounded. “FREE!?!?!” No way. “Yes way”… “No way” this went on for a good bit. Finally we made a bet, the loser had to buy the winner donuts holes.
Sure enough, there is an awesome little open source application called CATS that provides a robust set of applicant tracking features for HR departments. I kind of feel like I cheated a bit. Glennis isn’t as familiar with the world of open source as I am. She comes from companies with huge IT teams that like to buy expensive well known applications and wouldn’t think of installing open source software. I feel bad, but not bad enough to not eat the donut holes.
Have any of you found some open source software that has helped you in your business or personal life that you think we should all know about? Drop a comment here.