What’s the Difference between the Royal Wedding and SugarCRM?

The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday 29th April 2011 was the first Royal Wedding streamed live across the world via the Internet and not only made National and International history, but also set and broke a good few records in the process.
With so much emphasis and attention being poured on to the event, I thought it fitting to take a look at the differences between this Global event and SugarCRM.
You may think that there are a lot of differences, but when you look at the differences based on the similarities, you will find a whole new list emerges.

This comparison is not considered to be exhaustive and is not to be taken as a definitive guide to SugarCRM.

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  1. Web Access.
    Similarity: Both the Royal Wedding and SugarCRM were available via the Internet, live on 29th April 2011.
    Difference: SugarCRM is still available in a realtime form after 29th April 2011.
  2. Audience of millions.
    Similarity: Millions of people watched the Royal Wedding in the same way that millions of users currently use SugarCRM.
    Difference: SugarCRM’s audience will just keep on growing unlike the Wedding viewers who turned off after seeing Kate’s dress.
  3. Quality.
    Similarity: The wedding was held by one of the world’s highest ranking families. SugarCRM is one of the highest ranked CRM products in Global business today.
    Difference: SugarCRM is not stuck with tradition, pomp and ceremony. It does what it says on the tin and keeps up to date with modern trends and technologies (Social Networking etc.).
  4. Cost.
    Similarity: We are told that the money put into creating both the Royal Wedding and SugarCRM goes into huge amounts, yet the cost to the man on the street is minimal.
    Difference: SugarCRM really doesn’t cost a lot of money to Joe Public and fees are only applicable to those people using the system, whereas the Royal Wedding and Royal family have high ongoing Total Costs of Ownership which everyone in the United Kingdom contributes to whether they use/approve of the Royal family.

This blog was originally posted on the SugarUK Blog pages and has been edited following the event.