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Customize Vtiger CRM’s Navigation bar

April 20, 2022
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Any CRM’s primary goal is to improve user experience, and navigation bar/Top bar is one of the most prominent area that appears on every page. The same applies to VTiger 7 CRM. A sloppy navigation bar makes the CRM hard to navigate, while wasting a lot of useful on the screen. This in turn deteriorates the purpose of having a UX-friendly Navigation bar – at all. Navigation bar should be simple, yet accommodate all the elements that are helpful for the users to navigate through the CRM system. In this article we will look at how to customize VTiger CRM’s navigation bar/top-bar with its icon and content and use it to its fullest potential. The process in a nutshell is: 1. Download file This first step is to download and extract the files that will be required to modify the top navigation bar in VTiger. You can download the files

Availability Switch for Users in Vtiger

March 14, 2022
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Availability Switch for Users in Vtiger is a customization that allows to make a user available/unavailable for the “assigned to” field. if a user is unavailable then records cannot be assigned to that specific user. For example, if one of the CRM user is on leave, then the status of that user can be switched to unavailable and no records can be assigned to that user. Available/Not-Available switch After the customization each user will see available/unavailable switch top right corner of the CRM window. Using it they can tag themselves as Available and Unavailable. If the user is unavailable then tht user cannot be selected in “Assigned to” field When the switch is in Available state that means the records (Tickets Leads Contacts, etc.) can be assigned to that user When the switch is in Not-available stat that means the records (Tickets Leads Contacts, etc.) cannot be assigned to that

Configuring ShareX to take screenshots & screen recording

March 4, 2022
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Using screenshots and short videos you can better communicate the issue to us and it is much easier for us to understand the issue in this manner. You can take screenshots and record videos using ShareX and then send it to us via email Download link: ShareX Downloading and installing ShareX 1. Download the ShareX from the link provided above, once done install it 2. Once installed, you can access the ShareX from the taskbar. Right click on the ShareX icon to open the ShareX control panel Taking Screenshots using ShareX Kindly check the following procedure using which you can take the screenshots Go to ShareX > Capture Choose the appropriate option according to you needs (e.g. if you want to take the full window screenshot then select Fullscreen) Once you take the screenshot it will start appearing in the ShareX control panel and using it you can access the

Calculate birthday and send email in Vtiger 7.4

January 11, 2022
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VTiger 7.4 introduced some new email actions functions, one of them is substring. Using the substring function, now user can calculate birthday and send email in Vtiger 7.4 using workflow. Let’s take a look at how user can calculate a records birthday and send an automated email with birthday wishes to that client. In order to do so, first you have to create three more fields in addition to the default Birthday field 1- Date of birth: This fields shows the actual date of birth of the contact 2- Today – Month Date:  You have to create a text type field, that will show current month and todays date 3. Birthday – Month Date: You have to create a text type field, that will show the birthday month and date 4. Is birthday today: This is a text field, whose value will be either “Yes” or “No” depending if its

Remove multiple emails from send email box (Document Designer)

December 30, 2021
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Sometimes, a single record contains more then one email fields. When user try to send a document designers template via email to that contact, multiple email addresses shows up. In this article we will learn, how can a user Remove multiple emails from send email box while sending a Document Designer Template With a little bit tweaking with CSS, you can make only the primary email of the record to appear in the send email box For doing so, first you have to install a browser extension, by the name of stylus Stylus Stylus allows you to easily install themes and skins for many popular sites. Get Stylus for chrome Here Once Stylus is installed, configure the Stylus for send email dialog box using Stylus editor Configuring a new Stylus Following is the CSS changes that you have to configure in the stylus [data-module="PurchaseOrder"] {display:none;}     Make sure to provide

User groups in Shared Calendars

December 27, 2021
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User groups in shared calendars allows to make Label Groups and add users into it, in shared calendar. Using it you can filter the calendar events based on groups. When you open shared calendar it shows all the events of the CRM users and teams, sometimes it get too complicated as the whole calendar is filled up Prominent features Go to shared Calendar Filter by Group: Check the box, in order to filter the calendar based on groups Select a group: Select the groups here and the events of the participants of the selected group will be shown Group’s participants events: Participants of the group in the sequence that is configured while adding the participants to a certain group Customization configuration Predefined groups are created as per clients requirement. In this example, 9 different groups are created with name lbl_group1, lbl_group2, lbl_group3 up to lbl_group9 Here is a screenshot showing

On Event Creation an Automated Ticket will be Generated

November 12, 2021
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Can a user generate an automated ticket, when an event is created in calendar? It is one of the most common question that we face from clients. Default Vtiger feature cannot do this. But, VTExperts provides a customization using which on event creation an automated ticket will be generated For example, Adam plans the physical meetings in organization XtraCare. But, he do not participate in those meeting as a member. To keep Adam inform, company wants an automated ticket assigned to Adam, whenever a user makes a calendar event. Adam’s can check the ticket and make the arrangements for the upcoming events without disturbing the privacy of other organizational members who are participating in the meeting The whole process will consists of two steps Creating and Event Generation of an automated ticket in response Firstly, an event will be created. Secondly, in response to that event an automated ticket will

Guide to upgrade to Vtiger 7.4

September 30, 2021
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As, we all know the Vtiger 7.4 GA is released and migrating to it quite similar to the previous Vtiger versions. First of all, download the patch file from the official website and extract it. Make sure to create a back up of the files/database and then run the migrating wizard. In this article we will going to see, how can a user migrate to Vtiger 7.4 from Vtiger 7.3? Note: You cannot upgrade VTiger CRM directly from version 7.2 to 7.4. You have to follow the upgradation path 7.2 > 7.3 > 7.4 We will only advise you to carry out the process of migration, if you have good enough knowledge regarding how the migration process takes place. In case, you want to avoid all types of risk and want a complete, up and running migration, then do not hesitate to contact us. We have an experienced team of

Vtiger CRM dashboard and its uses

September 30, 2021
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While choosing a CRM system, one of the most looked feature is dashboard. The dashboard is used to provide a quick picture of updates. For example, sales activity, support ticket responded, key performance indicators etc. Talking about the CRM dashboards, the things that comes to the mind are graphs, charts, reports etc. as they are the key components of any dashboard. What makes dashboards a good tool, is the ability to customize them extensively. This allows users to highlight only those metrics that are most used or searched most. Dashboards also allows to track the progress on different aspects of the business. Viger CRM also provides dashboard, which can be used to achieve the motives discussed earlier. In this article, we will look at Vtiger CRM dashboard and its uses. Elements of Dashboards Lets start with what elements should be included in the CRM dashboard. Following are some of the

Reminder and notification in VTiger CRM

September 30, 2021
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Automated reminders helps a business in multiple ways. Using it properly can yield a vast range of benefits, ranging from increase in revenue to the timely solution provided to the customers. Automated process will show you the reminders for any kind of call, interview, meeting, appointment etc. So you can not miss a single activity planned for the day. As most of the organizations are using some kind of CRM system, so mostly CRM systems comes with built in reminder functionalities. Reminder and notification in VTiger CRM can also help to avoid forgetting about upcoming tasks and events. With every passing day the business environment is becoming more and more dynamic. The exposure to the information is also growing at a rapid rate, resulting in the increased workload for the employees. Under the immense pressure of work,  it is not unusual that once forgets about some of his tasks.. Reminder

Importance of a good search tool

July 31, 2021
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Search tool provides a long list of benefits, ranging from smooth user experience to navigate to the different pages easily. It is a must have for all the CRM systems out there. As it is considered to be the most vital feature for a CRM. User can find and access data located in different modules by searching the key words and phrases in the search bar. With hundred of organizations and thousands of records residing in different modules, a well configured CRM, still faces issues in searching for the right data because of the sheer amount of data present. In such situations a good search tool can help your users to navigate to the right data. In this article we will look at the Importance of a good search tool A good search tool not only saves the time for the users but also enhances the user experience. If you

Advantages of using Google maps in Vtiger

July 31, 2021
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It is demand of current business environment that the products and packages should be sent to the destination without any delays. Now, customers do not wait for days to get their packages delivered. Instead they will start looking for some other vendor, who can deliver the product faster. So, the companies are making their processes of geographically locating their customers more and more streamline. That is why,  it is very common to see the use of google maps in the crm systems. Google maps integrated into the CRM helps in removing the uncertainties, when it comes to the locating of the opportunities and contacts geographically. The list of advantages of using google maps in Vtiger is a long one. But the benefits it can yield for the sales and marketing teams are worth mentioning   Advantages of Google maps Improved Marketing strategies: Plan your marketing strategies based on geographical locations

Why Businesses are Adapting CRM

June 18, 2021
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The usability and benefits of a CRM system cannot be denied. It helps the growing organizations to manage their resources and time more accurately, that is why more and more firms are adopting CRM systems. Now, people are more aware of the wonders that technology can do. This sets the ground to adapt CRM systems, as it is a beneficial decision regardless of the type of business. In this article we will look at why businesses are adapting CRM and what makes the VTiger CRM system a solution that you need. The very first question that arises in the mind of the users is “how adapting a CRM system is beneficial for them?” In answer to this question, following are some reasons that will help you to understand the need of a CRM system Centralized data hub: Using the CRM, users can keep their data at one place. That makes

Office365 Outgoing Server Sends Special Characters

June 17, 2021
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It is observed that sometimes when an email is sent using Office365 outgoing server in VTiger 7 CRM it replaces some of the alphabets or umlauts with special characters in the email. In this article we will show you how to tackle the problem of Office 365 showing special characters in VTiger Note: To see the Office 365 outgoing server settings, kindly check “How to Configure Outgoing Server in VTiger” link    For example The email that is received to the user is showing additional special characters that were never included into the email This error is caused by the core Vtiger or office365 code. In case, you are facing this problem then you can resolve it using following information Make sure to while creating a new instance of VTiger Mailer, change PHPmailer encoding to the provided encoding in Config.inc.php Code 27 * Constructor 28 */ 29 function __construct() { 30

Rearrange Related Lists and Blocks

June 16, 2021
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Related Blocks and Lists is a state of the art extension, that lets you add new blocks and lists in detail view of records using Module Layouts and Fields. While adding a new block or list, system asks where to place the block or list. It can be changed later on using Detail View Layout in the Module Layouts and Fields. This article is related to rearranging related lists and blocks using module layout. Let’s take a practical example: You created a new related block with the name of Vendors in the Contacts, at the time of creation it was placed at the bottom of contact details after “Profile Picture” block Now, you want to change it and place next to the “Basic Information”. To do so, go to Settings > Module Management > Module Layouts & Fields (or use VTExperts’ Menu Manager for user-friendly interface) Select Detailed View Layout Locate the related block for which you want

Vtiger 7 CRM Mail Manager

June 14, 2021
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Mail Manager is an integrated email client that allows you to automate and perform CRM related actions on the incoming emails. It helps you create Leads, Contacts, Organizations, Tickets, and To Dos etc. from the emails that you receive in your inbox. Should sender’s email ID match with a record in VTiger CRM, you can perform more actions like, attaching emails, Adding To do, Comments and Ticket. Additionally, you can manage composing, replying, forwarding emails etc. In short, VTiger CRM Mail Manager provides an excellent feature using which you can can create new records automatically from the email and update the existing ones.   Steps How to Configure Mailbox in VTiger 7 Go to the main menu and select Mail Manager While accessing it for the first time, it will take you to the configuration page. From here user can configure the mailbox Once , user click on the configure

VTiger Sales Inbox (Email Solution for Teams)

June 11, 2021
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Managing shared mailbox is not an easy task. Managers find it difficult to assign emails with in a team and face different types of challenges. Using same mailbox can cause serious hassle and frustration to the managers. Email management tools allows to use a single point for communicating, while providing a quality customer care experience. The most common issue faced by the common mailbox users is multiple responses sent to the client via different representatives. VTiger Sales Inbox (Email solution for teams) allows to set up a mailbox where whole sales team can interact with each other and can see communication with the clients. Why to use email management tools The reason behind using an email management tool is that, user still benefits from the features of single point of communication. In addition to that your team members can also be integrated in the process of communication. Tools like tags,

Parse Email Attachments to the Vtiger using Email Parser

June 11, 2021
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Email Parser is one of the most advanced extension offered in VTExperts premium extension pack. This extension grabs data from the emails based on the mapped rules and parse it to the CRM. Email parser is basically an advance form of VTiger default email converter. Default features of email converter offers very limited functionality, to overcome this issue VTExperts developed email parser extension. One of such issue is, inability of mail converter to deal with the attachments that comes with the emails. For example, most of the time the email converter will not identify the attachments. Even if it scans the attachement, still it will not add is to the desired records. Parse Email Attachments to the Vtiger using Email Parser extension, it helps do save the documents that comes as attachements into the Vtiger CRM VTExperts Email parser VTExperts email parser also overcame this shortcoming of the mail converter

Adding Upcoming Activities Widget to the Dashboard

June 8, 2021
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Using the Vreports and dashboards, you can set up the upcoming events widget for all the user. At the main dashboard, you can add a shared upcoming activity widget and can also design seperate dashboards for different users and show the upcoming events related to that user only. Adding Upcoming Activities widget to the Dashboard, lets the user of the CRM check what activites are coming ahead, so they can better plan their day. Let’s take a practical example and see, How does it works. Using the admin user, I will create a dashboard for a user “Chris Garcia” and will set up an upcoming activity widget for the user that will show only the details regarding the upcoming activities for Chris Garcia Creating an upcoming activity report for the a specific user Go to Vreports and Dashboard and add a detailed report Configure the report and make sure to

VTiger 7 Standard Relationships Between Different Modules

June 8, 2021
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VTiger 7 standard relationships between different modules are shown in this article Relationships connect different modules and the working of the modules depends on the quality and quantity of these relationships. Like other CRM systems, VTiger also use different relations to connect the modules. Standard VTiger most commonly use three types of relationships which are as following One to One (1:1) : One record of a module is associated with only one object of other module One to Many (1:M) : One record of a module is associated with multiple records of another module Many to Many (M:M) : Multiple records of a module are related to multiple records of another module and vice versa Moreover, you can add custom relationships between two modules using Custom Module Builder extrension How to read the relationships from the table The first value in the relation is related to the module listed in

ERP VS CRM and Vtiger

June 4, 2021
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ERP (Enterprise resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) both are automated systems that are used to streamline and automate business processes. The difference between both the systems is areas of business where they are implemented. CRM is used to streamline front end processes of a business, while ERP is used to increase the efficiency of back end processes. Usually ERP covers alot more aspects then a CRM and in some cases the CRM used by organizations are actually a subset of their ERP. Vtiger is a great CRM system, but extensions make it more than a CRM system. This article analyzes, ERP VS CRM and Vtiger. This article analyzes, ERP VS CRM and Vwhere does Vtiger stands. ERP is used to manage overall business processes including supply chain, manufacturing, reporting, operations, human resource and accounting. It uses a centralize database to streamline the processes and workflows among the different departments of

How Vtiger Profile Scoring Helps

June 4, 2021
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Customers are the most important part of a business, but all the customers are not the same. Some customers are providing more business to the organization and some are just one time purchaser. Although every customer is important, but still some customers are more valuable to the organization as compare to the others. How do firm know which customer is more important as compared to the others, for this purpose VTiger CRM provides a very reliable tool named as VTiger profile scoring. Profile scoring is a great feature and in this article we will look at How Vtiger profile scoring helps and how effective it is What is Profile Scoring? Profile scoring is process of assigning scores to your customers to determine how important that customer is for your business? Customers and organizations are ranked on the basis of these profile scores. Using this feature, VTiger uses CRM records of

Generating Purchase Order from Sales Order

June 3, 2021
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It is a very common business practice that, whenever a firm receives a Sales order, on the basis of that sales order they generate a purchase order for their vendors (usually with the same product and quantity). VTiger 7 also supports this function and provide an option to generate a purchase order for every sales order in the system. Generating Purchase order from Sales Order makes the process of ordering inventory much simplies and more efficient in Vtiger CRM Moreover, if you need advanced features in the sales order and purchase order module, then do check Item Detail Customizer extension Generating Purchase order from Sales Order To generate the purchase order for a sales order, select any Sales Order, click on more and select the Create Purchase Order option ins a sales order   Example We will take a practical example to explain it in detail Lets generate a sales order of 20 wallets.

Adding Custom Modules to Email Marketing Extension

June 3, 2021
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Email marketing automation helps to make marketing campaigns more effective and efficient. One such feature is including custom modules in email marketing campaigns. Adding Custom modules to Email Marketing Extension offered by VTExperts increase the usability and potensiton of the extenaion by alot. To use custom module in conjunction with Email Marketing automation can do wonders. Follow the below mentioned procedure, as a result you will be able to add a custom module into email marketing campaign. Step 1 : Configure the Custom Module through extension settings Go to CRM settings Go to Extension pack list and choose “Email Marketing” Enable the desired Custom Module from configuration.Here we are adding Custom Contacts (Custom module) to the email markting extension. You can create a custom module using custom module builder extension Press the “Add modules” button After adding the custom module to the email markting extension, through configuration. Now, we will

Rearranging Different Modules in Vtiger

June 2, 2021
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VTiger CRM gives its users liberty to change the order of related modules. Sometimes, to access a related module, users have to click on more options and then select it. So, to make the access to the related module easy, admins can change the order of related module. Rearranging different modules in Vtiger can be done using “Module Layout & Fields” For example, a user wants that in their CRM, whenever he opens Contacts module, the relationship of Contacts with Tickets is prioritized. It might be possible that to access the Tickets through Contacts, one have to click more and then select the tickets. But now, the user wants to place the tickets before any other module. e.g. in this case the user wants to place tickets before documents. To do so, user have to change the relationship order with that specific module through Module Layout & Fields. In this case, we