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New Site, New Feng Office & New Pricing Model

By 28 November, 201122 Comments

We are really happy.

We’ve been working for over a year on the new Feng Office 2.0.

While Feng Office 2.0 will still be in beta for a short while, we’ve decided to start offering to our new clients as of today.

Feng Office 2.0 comes with a bunch of new Business Features to help you better run your Office.

In short, Feng Office has been divided in two parts:

  • Feng Office Core (‘The Core’, for shorter)
  • The Plugins

The Core

The Core is the Collaboration Platform. It has all the essential pieces that any and all Feng Office servers will need, at a minimum.

The Core is to be kept small (lean) and fast.

All the goodies (business and organization-specific features) should be ‘plugged in’.

The Editions

Feng Office Editions are officially supported collections of plug-ins that serve a particular organizational type of need.

As of today, Feng Office provides two Editions for you to chose from:

  • Community Edition
  • Professional Edition

Community Edition

The Community Edition (CE) is designed to fit the needs of most non-commercial teams and some businesses. It is based on the concepts of Workspaces and Tags.

This edition is equivalent to the ‘old’ Feng Office (Feng Office 1.7), and will continue to be released as Open Source.

Professional Edition

The Professional Edition (PE) is designed to fit Professional Services Firms and other Knowledge-based businesses.

While Feng Office PE is based on the concepts of Clients and Projects, it will be possible to add as many concepts as necessary for your particular business needs, such as Prospects, Leads, Services, Campaigns, Workspaces, Divisions, and so on.

The Professional Edition also provides exclusive features like invoicing, expense management, and budgeting. More exclusive features coming soon.

Support for current installations on 1.7 version

We understand many customers will want to keep the current version.

We will continue to provide 1.7-based service for all our current clients, with the choice of keeping the same version and pricing model.

Also, in a short time we will be providing the opportunity to upgrade to the new version. As Feng Office 2.0 has many ‘structural’ changes, the migration process may present some risks. So we will not rush into migrating everyone, and will do it on a slow and on-demand schedule. More details will be e-mailed to each client.


Feng Sky and Feng Onsite offerings are now based on the Professional Edition.

We will offer the Community Edition on demand, at a 30% discounted price for NPOs, Research and Academic institutions (discounts subject to Feng Office Management approval. Legal Documentation proving Organization Status will be required before quoting and assessment work).

The Community Edition will remain available for downloading free of charge. Please remember free-downloaded Installations not subscribed to any Feng Office Plans are unsupported. This means we will not be replying to technical inquiries regarding these installations through any of our sales channels. You may receive unofficial (and sometimes official) support through the forum and wiki, though we encourage all businesses relying on Feng Office to subscribe to our official support plans, not only to ensure timely response to your needs, but to support the continuous development of the software you love.


Feng Office Community Edition 2.0.beta3 is ready to download and test. See Francisco’s announcement.

Enjoy! 🙂


  • Rob says:

    So, just to clarify, this means that FengOffice 2.0 will not be open source?

  • Conrado says:

    Hi Rob.
    New Feng Office versions -including Feng Office 2.0- will continue to be released as Open Source.
    We are introducing a new Edition: Feng Office Professional Edition, including new plug-ins that add new business features. Some of those plugins are Proprietary.

  • Rob says:

    Thank you. This is what confused me:
    “This edition is equivalent to the

  • Rob says:

    This edition is equivalent to the \

  • Rob says:

    This edition is equivalent to the “old” Feng Office (Feng Office 1.7), and will continue to be released as Open Source.
    To me this reads Community Edition = Old Feng Office = Version 1.7 = Open Source. It would be really helpful if you had a page that described exactly what the differences are, feature by feature.
    (sorry, comments are choking on apostrophes)

  • Lionel says:

    Yes, this message is quite unclear (but maybe the commercial strategy is not so clear either ?) : will people using community version be stuck at 1.7 open source release ?
    I read on some forum that the 2.0 release would support synchronization with Google Calendar as well as GANTT fonctionnalities.
    Will these new option be proprietary plugins ?
    Thank you in advance for your answers !

  • thomas says:

    That is confusing. Can you please make clear what the exact differences between the community and the professional edition are?
    Is there a Professional Edition to host on our own server?

  • Conrado says:

    Thanks for the feedback everyone.
    Yes, I agree it could be better explained.
    We are preparing a comparison chart to detail every item.
    To quickly address your questions:
    – Feng Office 2.0 Community Edition:
    – is going to have all the same features as Feng Office 1.7, and more.
    – will continue to evolve, as usual.
    – will continue to be licensed as Open Source
    – Feng Office Professional Edition:
    – Has business-oriented plugins
    – Some of those plugins include: budgeting, expenses tracking, advanced billing, business reports and dashboards.
    – Some of those plugins are proprietary
    – Gantt
    – There is a community-contributed Gantt plugin. I believe that plugin is Open Source.
    – The Professional Edition includes a proprietary Gantt plugin
    – Googley Calendar sync
    – I can’t wait for Feng Office to deliver this functionality!
    – It is on top of our wish-list (aka: when devs can get there)
    – A proprietary plugin could be developed by a Third Party.
    – Our Partnership Agreement enables our Partners to develop Proprietary Plugins.
    – When developed by Feng Office, it will be Open Source.
    – Hosting the Professional Edition on your own servers
    -Yes, you can host the Professional Edition on your own servers
    Hope this clarifies things a bit! 🙂

  • Conrado says:

    Feng Office Community Edition 2.0.beta3 is ready to download and test. See Francisco’s announcement.

  • thomas says:

    Will the plugin, like the Googe sync, be available for the community edition too? Or do we need the professional edition for the use of plugins?

  • Conrado says:

    Hi Thomas.
    Whether or not a plugin is available for the Community Edition depends on the plug-in license.
    There is currently no Google Sync plugin available yet.

  • thomas says:

    Ah ok …. i wasn’t clear 🙂 What i meant was: The community edition will support the use of plugins too? But you ansered this with a “yes” 🙂

  • thomas says:

    Any news when the final 2.0 will arrive? THX for any info 🙂

  • Conrado says:

    The Release Candidate (RC) is coming soon. Hopefully we will have only one RC before releasing the final. It will greatly depend on community testing and feedback.

  • About the princing model, does that mean that for each email account we create in the email module, we have to pay an extra 15$/month? So if my company has 15 email accounts, we would have to pay 225$/month? I hope I got this wrong…

  • Conrado says:

    Hi Patrick,
    We have a policy not to discuss prices on the blog. Each team and organization has a different set of needs and view on prices. Please contact us through the contact form to analyze your particular needs.
    Thank you!

  • thomas says:

    Any news on a 2.0 official release? 🙂

  • Conrado says:

    Hi Thomas. We are working on it. Improving daily, but still a few things holding us back from the final release. It is getting closer and closer. 🙂
    I’m thinking we should through a party once we release the final!

  • Hugo says:

    Do you have an update on the 2.0 release date (or the rc)?

  • Conrado says:

    Hi Hugo.
    We’ve been hoping to release an update everyday this week. News are imminent, but can’t promise dates.
    Thanks for asking!

  • JMDezigns says:

    Is it possible for us to purchase or pay for some kind of enhancement of the community edition of FengOffice, by adding the budgeting/accounting components, without subscribing to the monthly plans? On the other hand, if our only option to getting access to the budgeting/accounting components is to sign up for the monthly plans, what happens when we are no longer able to maintain the subscription? Do we lose our data, no access to updates of the professional edition installation (on our server) or just no access to support?

  • Conrado says:

    Hi JMDezigns,
    My recommendation is that you contact an account representative at contact_at_fengoffice_dot_com or sales_at_fengoffice_dot_com

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