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Vtiger CRM 7.5.0 has been released

December 1, 2022
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As per the official announcement, the much-awaited VTiger CRM 7.5.0 (open source) has been released with a number of improvements and new features.  The most prominent changes to improve its functionality includes, PHP 8.x support and Mail Converter Custom actions This update caters to 45+ issues and 30+ enhancement submissions Check the official announcement here: Vtiger 7.5.0 is released Download the Vtiger 7.5.0 from here: Download Link Vtiger 7.5.0 and VTExperts services VTExperts Extension Pack compatibility with Vtiger CRM 7.5.0 Concerning the launch of Vtiger 7.5.0, VTExperts are actively trying to ensure that all the extensions that were previously compatible with Vtiger 7.x are tuned up and made fully completely with Vtiger 7.5.0 soon. Migrating to Vtiger CRM 7.5.0 We are already working on migrating to Vtiger CRM 7.5.0 for our clients. Feel free to contact us if you have any query regarding the migration to Vtiger CRM 7.5.0, as we do

VTExperts tools to help admins better manage Vtiger CRM

December 1, 2022
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The system administrator is one of the most in-demand roles in the IT world. He has access to all the records of the CRM system. The primary duty of the CRM administrator is to maintain the integrity of the CRM system and ensure that the system is up and running. Vtiger CRM system provides some basic instruments, to help system administrators to better perform their duties. In this article, we will look at some of VTExperts tools to help admins better manage Vtiger CRM. First of all, we will go through some major responsibilities of a system administrator Responsibilities of the System administrator Make the system secure: On the prominent responsibility of a system admin is to make the system secure from any type of data breaches and hacking attempts. Setting up firewalls is also a part of making the system secure Preparing a contingency plan in case of system

Collaboration tools by VTExperts for Vtiger CRM

November 24, 2022
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Team collaboration is always an integral part of any business’s success. In this digital era, collaboration tools in CRM systems are a must-have. That is why VTExperts developed extensions that enhance the process of team communication. Moreover, these extensions also make collaboration within the team and with the customers easy. Let us check some of the advantages of effective collaboration tools by VTExperts for Vtiger CRM Benefits of collaborative tools Skill sharing The first and foremost important advantage of collaboration is skill sharing. It helps team members to share their feedback and skill with each other. Collaborating with different teams and within the team works as a learning experience. So, collaboration helps in sharing knowledge and skills. Problem Solving When you came across an issue and even after trying several approaches you are still not able to solve it. What should you do next? In such scenarios, you should use

Advantages of FAQ’s Section

November 11, 2022
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In the current era of development, there are several ambiguities that one needs to clarify. Perhaps, in this fast pace of the race and some natural constraints, one can not afford to get the issue sorted in a huge time frame. To avoid time constraints and increase operational efficiency, we have FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). There is no denying the fact that the list of advantages of FAQ’s section is a long one. In the Corporate world we have different industries and so do different problems. To provide a quick solution, Companies now design a module/department that provides support. FAQs is a subdomain of this department. Issues that are usual, time-consuming and can easily be resolved, come under the FAQ. When a company provides some services, they do know what could be the possible issue that their target audience can face. How does FAQ help? To minimize the response time

Add related module records using tabular field entry in form builder

November 8, 2022
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VTExperts Web Form & Landing Page Builder extension allows to the creation of related module records as well. In this article, we will look at how to add related module records using tabular field entry in the form builder Example We will check the configuration and functionality of the extension by implementing the form for the below-mentioned example. The primary module is “Contacts” and the secondary module is “Child” and they have one-to-many relationship (which means 1 contact record can have multiple child records) The form will get information from the contact regarding their children, what are their names, date of birth, and any additional information. So, we will create a web form for the Contacts module and will configure it in a manner that it can also create records in the child module. Create the form Go to the form builder and click on “+ New from” button and provide the

How to Install/Setup and Configure vTiger Customer Portal Module

August 18, 2022
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One of the really useful features of vTiger is the Customer Portal Module. vTiger Custom Portal Module allows your contacts(customers) to login and see information such as Tickets, Invoices, Quotes, Documents, Contact & Organization information. vTiger Customer Portal modules does not come standard with the install and requires some skill to install, configure and set it up. Configure vTiger Customer Portal Module Permissions The first thing you will need to do is configure permissions. To do so, go to “CRM Settings” > “Other Settings” > “Customer Portal”. Privileges – The selected role field permissions will be applied to the Customer Portal user. For example, if you setup the Role so it can not modify specific field – the same permissions will be applied to the Customer Portal Users. Default Assignee – Tickets will be Assigned to the selected Assignee by the default Group/User from the Customer Portal. Portal URL – The URL

How Vtiger CRM assists in Sales

August 3, 2022
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In current corporate sector, CRM platforms are considered basic necessity for firms to manage their key functions. CRM helps to manage operations for almost every department. In this article, we will focus on the fact that how Vtiger CRM assists in sales process. As we know that Sales is one of those departments of a company that helps businesses and firms to grow. Sales department needs precise data to generate achievable goals. CRM helps to increase the proficiency of sales operations and generate revenue. Following are some of the advantages of using a CRM system for sales purposes. Advantages of using CRM for sales 1- CRM helps to boost the overall sales activities: With the help of CRM, you can check the past behavior of certain target audience. By utilizing the information created from raw data, you can easily recognize the interests and needs of your customer. Once you know

Job Scheduler New Feature – Color Tiles based on Activity Type

July 18, 2022
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Calendar is an integral part of Vtiger CRM system and every Vtiger CRM user make use of calendar in one or another way. Job Scheduler for Vtiger 7 by VTExperts increases the utility of calendar by offering additional features. Previously, users were only able to color differentiate the events based on their status only. Now, for the user convivence we have introduced a new feature in Job Scheduler extension, using it the user will be able to color event tiles based on the Activity type as well. So, you can color event tiles based on activity type as well How to configure colors based on activity type of calendar tiles Click on the “Calendar” icon on the top right corner of the screen Click on Settings Select “Yes” in the “Use Activity Type Colors” option Now the same type of calendar events will be shown in similar color For example:

SLA use case for tickets in Vtiger7

July 15, 2022
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Tickets is one of the most use feature of Vtiger crm system. SLA extension by VTExperts can be used to check and regulate the processing of the ticket in Vtiger CRM. In this article we will look at a SLA use case for tickets in Vtiger7. Use case There is ticketing system, in which when a ticket is created its priority is set to “Low” . SLA starts to work when the ticket priority is “Low”. The SLA should keep on working until the ticket status is changed to “Close” But, if the ticket is not resolved in 5 minutes and priority is “Low”, then SLA extension will automatically change the status of the ticket to “Normal” Again if the ticket is not resolved in next 10 minutes after the priority is changed to “Normal”, then SLA will change the priority of the ticket to “High” Again if the ticket

Google API key generation

July 6, 2022
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API key – An alphanumeric string that is used to connect your projects with the google billing account using the specific API or SDK. In this article we will go through the process of google API key generation. How To Create A Google API Key Follow these simple steps in order to create a Google API Key: Go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials?project=primordial-will-248203&supportedpurview=project Click  “Select a Project” It will open a Pop up, click “New Project” You’ll be directed to “New Project” creation page. Fill in the required info in the available fields: Project Name: Set your project’s name. Clicking “EDIT” will allow you to change Project ID which can’t be changed after. Organization: It will automatically select the organization according to your email. Location: You can choose another organization from the list if there exist multiple of those. Click “Create” to complete creating the new Project. Select API Type And Activate API

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

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