If you’re wondering whether there are apps you can try to explore, or software that’s free, functional, and minded by a big community of watchful eyes, we have a small starter pack to share with you.
First, a word of advice: Start small. Don’t try to replace Microsoft Office or your entire payroll scheme all at once. Start by installing these open source programs on your own system, and then maybe recommending them to a few coworkers. If they work for you and your team, then see about bringing up open source to the IT team for consideration.