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OpenACS Companies

ACSPropel - Web applications that work. 100% dedicated to the OpenACS platform. CEO Tracy Adams architected the original version of ACS for MIT Press in 1998.

cognovís GmbH & Co. KG - cognovís provides consulting for small and medium enterprises on using OpenACS and it's CRM / PM capabilities to run their business more efficiently. This starts from using the CRM system to interact with their customers (communication tracking, targeted marketing) to running a project (along with freelancer support) through to invoicing and billing. cognovís is also engaged in .LRN and consulting on course content creation.

CrimsonCode Systems - Developing custom business applications for small to medium businesses using the OpenACS platform. We have implemented projects including systems for the healthcare industry, ecommerce, project management, and community sites for charitable organizations. Experience on the new project-open functionality for issue & project tracking.

DigitalOne ( version) - Located in Hong Kong with more than 9-year IT and web experience, we are a web application developing company dedicated to the OpenACS platform. We provide consultancy, system design, programming, deploying and hosting services to our customers. We built multi-language (English, Chinese, Japanese and more) websites for NGOs, universities and corporation. Some of our works includes Oxfam Hong Kong, Hong Kong Poly University, In-Media, HKSAA.

Furfly ( - Creating Custom Internet Solutions for the Real World

IVC - Custom development and hosting of OpenACS applications. Our projects have included systems for HR, healthcare, transportation, Ecommerce, construction management and telecommunications.

Knowledge Markets Consulting Ges.m.b.H. - Based in Vienna, Austria, Knowledge Markets Consulting Ges.m.b.H. ( is an IT service and research institution specialized in learning and knowledge management. The spin-off and partner of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) provides its tools and services on top of OpenACS and dotLRN. Founded in November 2003 the company has developed to a full service provider covering all aspects of the educational value chain (curricula design, content development & exchange, learning delivery, assessment & evaluation). Knowledge Markets’ research-driven solutions serve internationals, NPOs and SMEs such as Daimler Chrysler, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, University of Innsbruck, University of Mannheim, Gesellschaft für Personalentwicklung, Bildungsserver Burgenland, Cen/ISSS, L3S Research Lab, Donau University Krems. Knowledge Markets’ way of conducting business is based on an open business philosophy consisting of the three building blocks: open source, open research, and open communication.

Nick Carroll ( - Internet consultant specialising in customised OpenACS solutions.

Oasi Software - An italian company specialized in developing applications based on OpenACS. Our main product is Alter, an ERP for the italian market.

Project/Open - Provides a range of specialized Project-ERP solutions for the consulting, advertizing, engineering and translation sectors. Services include configuration, installation, hosting, training and custom application development.

Solution Grove ( - Creating sophisticated OpenACS web applications for Corporations, Nonprofit Organizations and Educational Institutions.

Tekné Digital ( version) - Located in Brasilia (Brazil), Tekné Digital acts as strategic partner for learning organizations providing and customizing OpenACS web applications to help people share information, create knowledge and tranfer that knowledge across organizational barriers. Our services also include instalation, design, configuration and training for OpenACS solutions. Tekné Digital customers are organization from public sector, educational institutions, nonprofits and corporations.

Viaro Networks - Viaro is an specialized consulting company in development of .LRN and OpenACS.

Xarg Ltd - A UK based consultancy specialising in bespoke OpenACS sites. Xarg have experience working with both large and small corporate, public sector, voluntary/NGOs, and non-profit organisations. They provide consultation services from custom application development through to configuration, installation, and training, and are able to provide hosting and design services with their partners.

OpenACS Sites

UNESCO Audiovisual e-platform ( version) - A multicultural, online catalogue for independent producers and broadcasters. This online audiovisual platform aims at promoting the international distribution of television content from South to North and from South to South. While providing independent filmmakers and producers with an effective promotional and marketing tool, it offers a rich programme source to broadcasters, festival organizers and other interested institutions.

University Nanosatellite Program - The University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) funds U.S. university students and programs to design, build, launch, and operate small satellites. UNP is funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and managed from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate (RV) located on Kirtland Air Force Base, NM. UNP is nationally recognized with its own funding line on the President’s Portfolio of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

University of Valencia - Valencia is using .LRN to support traditional classroom learning for nearly 40,000 students and 250 professors. .LRN manages the academic administration across the university, with applications supporting homework assignments, school events, and class notes. To augment the classroom experience, Valencia has also implemented .LRN's community features, such as bulletin boards, survey, groups, forums, bulk email, and integrated chat. Valencia has found that the .LRN features supporting affinity groups have helped the university meet goals to improve group learning and research.

Userful Manager - Userful Manager gives you easy control over your computers and their use.

USU Research Foundation - The USU Research Foundation’s mission is to bridge the gap between discovery research and outcomes that benefit the nation and society. Through SDL, the USU Research Foundation pursues this mission by conducting applied research and engineering development, which leads to technology and systems implementation for end-use applications in civil, space, and military applications.

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ZillNet ( - offers dedicated, managed hosting and inexpensive shared hosting of OpenACS 3.2.5, 4.x and dotLRN based sites. Shared OpenACS hosting from $20 / month and dotLRN hosting from $40 / month.

Hub.Org Hosting Solutions S.A. - Hub.Org Hosts OpenACS on Virtual Private Servers with hosting plans to fit most any project's budget. Virtual servers use FreeBSD's jail virtualization or a VirtualBox Linux distribution of your choice. - Based in Sydney, Australia, (in conjunction with TSM32) provides customized OpenACS hosting to it's clients. Hosted in the Fujitsu Sydney datacenter, the server offers full connectivity and power redundancy as well as 24 hour network and server support. Using top of the line Compaq/HP servers with online spares, it would be hard to get any more reliable! Contact for more information on individual hosting.

.: ODSOL Premium Web Hosting :. - Offers virtual dedicated server and shared hosting service. Free OpenACS installation upon request.

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