Free or open source case/investigation software
Posted on 2012-04-12
I have an old client who is looking for investigation (or case) management software, but they don't have much of a budget and I don't have time to write anything from scratch for them. They're interested in something free or open source, but I really don't know anything about this kind of software. As they've explained it to me, they don't need anything complex or high-end. They just need a software system that will let them do the following:
- Create and maintain individual case records
- Link or track contacts and associates related with a particular case
- Link investigators who are assigned to a particular case
- Allow for the entry of notes, information, and updates for a particular case
If I had more time, I could probably write something to do the trick for them, but at this point I don't, so I'm looking for existing solutions. Free (or open source, requiring some minor customization work on my part) is preferred. Web-based, Windows, or Mac are all fine. Does anyone have recommendations for this purpose?