I'm in need for such functionality and starting end of next week I've coding-time to throw at it as well. Hence, I'd like to discuss what other ideas there are regarding this.
What I'm looking for is an application package where one can maintain a list of contacts and organisations (where contacts can be members of organisations), opportunities, sales pipeline etc. Basically a crm-like package to complement the project-manager package.
Perhaps a nice intro is ACT!'s feature-tour.
Another big one in this arena, Goldmine, also has a webaccessible demo, but that one is Citrix based giving you access to the Real Thing which means you need to be familiar with this type of software to 'get it'.
The tour however is a lot more accessible:
At first I, for myself at least, want to keep things simple - e.g. just a contactmanager with some extras, but it doesn't hurt to keep an eye on a possible future.
For now there is the 'organisations' package, someone was working on a 'contacts-heavy', what else is going on that goes in the right direction? What other package I could have a look at? And what is the status of these things?
And also important - Jade, what're your plans on this one?