Proper GRM tools can make all the difference in the success or failure of your herd. As many developers have found, working with a proprietary goat resource management system can seem simple in the beginning, but customizing it to your herd's specific needs can feel like eating brambles. With the new CiviCRM extensions framework and easily digestible API 3.0, developers can dig in and produce at an unprecedented rate.
CiviGoat Alpha, the world's preeminent GRM, has just launched onto the fertile open-source landscape. Let's get right to the questions.
What's a GRM?
That stands for Goat Resource Management.
Does it integrate with the equine and/or bovine retinal scanner I already use at my ranch?
Not yet, but community contributions are encouraged. Find us on IRC.
Does it scale well?
CiviGoat can manage goats of all sizes. It supports multiple herds, inheritance, questionable paternal relationships, and more.
Do goats need managing?
Herding cats is nothing compared to this. But with the right tools, productivity is bound to increase. With CiviGoat, you're now able to engage and track your goat constituency online. How do
I know if CiviGoat can manange my goats?
Each goat herd is different - some need more hoof holding than others. Please contact one of our expert training providers to help set up a training program for your goats. (Oats, hay, and old cardboard boxes not provided.)
Can I check it out?
We're previewing CiviGoat for today only at the demo site.
I've dreamed of finding a livestock management solution that will solve all my problems for free and is super easy to use for even the most onery ranch hand. Is that CiviGoat?
Definitely that could possibly be possible.
How does CiviGoat compare to other enterprise-class, proprietary livestock management solutions?
With open-source CiviGoat there are no licensing or software fees. CiviGoat is released under a public license, so it's supported by a community that actively develops and matains CiviGoat. Installation, configiuration, training, upgrades, bug-fixes, vaccinations, maintainance, and hay are not included.
Is there a mobile version?
We're working on that. CiviGoatMobile is in the early gamma stages of development, but the goats keep eating our phones.
I tried it and it doesn't work, what now?
Please reproduce the problem on the demo site and file an issue or better yet, patches welcome. (Not you Patches, down girl! Bad goat! No goats on the table!)