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Conditional Layout – Role Based Permission

May 20, 2021
Conditional layout is a great extension and now user can set Conditonal layouts based on role permissions Now, you can also set conditional layout based on roles of the user using the CRM. To set conditional layout on role based permission, follow the below mentioned procedure: Go to Settings > Other Settings > Conditional Layout Following screen will open To set a conditional layout, click on “+ New Conditional Layouts” and select module. Set the condition based on role and finally set the action if condition is fullfilled. Role based condition is shown in the figure below     Example for Demonstrating How to use Role Based Conditional Layout Here, we will demonstrate the usage of role based permission in Conditional layout with an example. In this example the assigned to field in contact module will hide, if the role of the user is CEO and the lead source is Cold call Step 1 : Select Module In Select Module, choose Contacts Provide the appropriate description for

Configuring SMTP using App-Password

May 19, 2021
A very common problem with setting up SMTP is that it cannot save data and error occurred while sending mail. It is because the SMTP configuration required app passwrord to be functional. In this article we will learn the process of configuring SMTP using app-password The reason behind this that email service provider now use app passwords to allow logging into some less secure applications Setting up SMTP in VTiger This problem is also faced in VTiger CRM. Let’s take an example and set up SMTP for gmail using app password How to get app password?? App password is only available on those email I.D’s which have enabled 2-Step verification. to get the app password follow the instructions mentioned below Log into your Gmail account Click on the manage account google account A new window will open,  select security option Scroll down and select app password It will again ask

Round Robin now Supports Groups as well

May 19, 2021
Round Robin is  great extension, which is used to assign tickets/records to the users. Now, VTExperts Round Robin supports groups as well How to assign a record to the group Following is the method to assign a record to the group Go to the Settings Choose Extension Pack Choose Round Robin Click on “+ Add a New Round Robin” Upon clicking following page will open Now, while assigning the members, you can assign groups as well. Previously it only supported individuals     Example Let’s take an example and try to assign tickets to the groups instead of the individuals first configure a round Robin policy for the tickets and make sure to select groups in members field 2. Now take tickets which are unassigned. In this example, the tickets with open status are unassigned 3. Now trigger the scheduler for round robin Once the round robin scheduler is executed,

Benefits of Using Internal Chat in Vtiger

May 18, 2021
The key to manage a business or organization is effective communication. it helps employees and managers to carry out their job tasks more proficiently. Managers have to communicate the business plan and other organizational strategies effectively to the other staff members, only then the organizational goals can be achieved. Planning, organizing, implementation, leading and controlling, all the core operations of a business need excellent communication process to achieve desired results. In this article we will look at benefits of using internal chat in Vtiger For functional communication process, organizations needs efficient communication channels. Good communication channels in an organization can do wonders for the organization and one such channel is internal chat. Internal chat or instant messaging is considered to be one of the most important modern day communication tool, that is taking over the traditional communication processes. What Benefits do Internal Chat yield for a business? List of the benefits of internal chat

Data Duplication & VTiger CRM

May 11, 2021
Data Duplication is a problem that is faced by almost every business organization. Especially in case a firm is handling their database using a CRM, duplication of data can cause major problems. For example, two of your sales staff members got intact with a same person, both of them generated two different contacts of the same person in the CRM and both of them started to pursuit the same opportunity separately. Firstly, it gives a bad impression to the client that the people of same organization are persuading him/her independently for the same opportunity. Moreover, it is a wastage of resources and time of the business as two of the staff members are working on the same lead. Similarly, data duplication & Vtiger CRM go hand in hand Problems that data duplication causes Data duplication causes following threats Inefficient business processes: Duplicate data makes the business process inconsistent. It makes the

VTExperts Mobile App a Better Way to Manage your CRM

April 29, 2021
A computer is not always accessible to a person, there are times when the users are away from their pc’s. At such times mobile apps provide instant access to the data stored to read and edit it. Mobile apps are a critical part of digital revolution, because of their improved accessibility, increased productivity and cost reduction. Suppose you just left the office and suddenly a client called you and inquired about the update on their recent project. You told him that it is in progress, by checking the status of the project on mobile app. Their are several similar scenarios, where mobile apps prove to be really handy and save people a-lot of hassle.VTiger CRM can also be accessed through different mobile apps e.g. VTE mobile app, Vtiger 360 etc. VTExperts Mobile app helps in managing your CRM on mobile deviced in a better manner, so we can say that

VTiger Providing SMS Marketing

April 21, 2021
SMS is a major source of communication all around the globe. It is one of the oldest and most frequently used texting technology. Marketers use SMS to reach their potential clients.  It is common practice of people to avoid marketing emails by setting up filters. Here comes SMS in play and bypass filters. The reason behind using the SMS is to conduct close range marketing practices. They are used to let your customers know about the instant offers with-in a vicinity. Vtiger is providing SMS feature for marketing anf other communication purposes. Another major advantage that SMS is that, with-in three minutes of delivery 90% of the texts are read. This shows how good of a marketing medium SMS is for the marketers. That is why, VTiger is providing an excellent tool for SMS marketing Following are some of the benefits of using SMS in marketing practices. Text messages possess

VTiger Providing Telephony Solutions

April 15, 2021
Telephony is not a very new technology, in-fact it exists for more then a century now. It existed in pre-internet era and back then used to connect to the internet. In todays digital business environment, good communication process is the key to success. CRM offers a wide range of communication tools, ranging from PBX to instant chat to improve communication. VTiger providing telephony solutions, that can be used by aany business (wheather it is a small or a large business) Consider an IT solution provider, they have sales team and a support team. Both of them need a good telephony solution to make calls. For example the sales team need to make cold calls, follow up calls, sales calls etc. On the other hand support team will be asked about various support queries through calls. Telephony integrations is a perfect solution for such businesses. Some small sized firms consider telephony

Use of Conditional Layout in Vtiger

April 15, 2021
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All of us have came across scenarios, where a VTiger CRM record is bombarded with a number of different fields. In such situations some of the fields are necessary and some of them are only to be filled if a specific condition is met. For example, in below provided screenshot, all the fields related to the signal will only be filled, if signals enabled is set to “yes”. It would be far much better if all the fields like Signal Reach, Signal screen, Signal Strength are kept hidden and only made visible to the user once the choose “yes” option for the Signals enabled. In this article, we will discsus a great tool for Vtiger named as Conditional layout extension developed by VTExperts. There are countless examples in which businesses have various field for a record, but in most cases not even half of them are being used. Such scenarios

Measure Client’s Satisfaction with VTiger

April 3, 2021
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It is not wrong to say that a satisfied customer is the biggest asset for a business. Customer satisfaction can act as a make or break for a business. Managing satisfaction is a complicated task. Measuring customer loyalty helps businesses to provide better solutions to their valued customers. It is observed that firms with high customer satisfaction gets more business. Many goods just failed because of poor customer satisfaction, because if you do not care for customer’s satisfaction in return they will not care for your products and goods. In the world of CRM systems,  it is very easy to measure Client’s Satisfaction with VTiger. Advantages of getting Feedback Following are some of the main advantages that customer satisfaction yields for a business Selling to a satisfied is alot easier as compare to the new customer or customer who has a bad experience with your company. A satisfied customer generates

Integrate MS-ADFS with Vtiger CRM

March 26, 2021
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VTExperts believes and always focuses on providing better solutions to the VTiger CRM community. That is why we offer a range of different VTiger integrations like QuickBooks, google drive, HubSpot, authorize.net etc. We always keep on bringing new integration for our valued clients and this time it is Microsoft ADFS. Integrate MS ADFS with Vtiger CRM and log into multiple compatible device Before taking a look at MS ADFS integration with Vtiger CRM, let’s understand what is SSO (Single Sign-On). Also we will be looking at MS ADFS (Active Directory Federation Service)   What is SSO? SSO (Single Sign-On) is used to login into multiple apps using a single user name and password. It streamlines the overall process of log into different apps and also saves users from remembering multiple passwords. It works on the principle of identity provider, using it websites skips the user to prove their identity by

Inventory Management in Vtiger CRM

March 23, 2021
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Inventory is a major component of product based businesses. Mismanagement of inventory can cause huge losses both in term of reputation and monetary value. There are numerous instances when business loss huge sum of money because of inventory mismanagement. Inventory management is one of the biggest challenges faced by the expanding businesses. For example, a local sports goods business expanded and opened a new branch in another city. Now they have inventory stored in multiple locations which is being sold in two different cities. So, with the expansion, managing inventory also became complex and if not handled properly can cause serious troubles. VTiger CRM provides comprehensive inventory management tools, in the shape of its inventory add on. Following are some of the disadvantages of poor inventory management Overstocking/Understocking: Poor inventory management causes overstocking. If you do not know how much quantity of a product should be ordered, it is very

Forecasting made easy using VTiger CRM

March 18, 2021
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Forecasting is core practice, that is carried out by every business in order to survive and excel in current competitiveness of business world. Firms gain competitive edge based on more informed decisions. In order to carry out the activity of forecasting past data is used and analyzed to predict how will future trends shape up. A good forecast improves every step of a business, ranging from planning of a project to the reconciling the revenue. In the CRM world, Vtiger made forecasting easy by providing a-lot of different tools Here are some of the advantages of forecasting It is seen, that businesses practicing forecasting make far more improved financial and managerial decisions as compare to the businesses who refrain to practice forecasting. Process of forecasting requires input from all the departments of a business, hence results in creating a sense of participation among the staff members and different departments of a organization

VTiger and Collaboration in Digital World

March 15, 2021
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Collaboration is one of the deciding factor weather an organization will perform as a team or not, It is an integral part of successful organizational culture. In organizations different tools and exercises are carried out in order to improve the collaboration among the individuals. Therefore, organizations that use collaborating tools more effectively gain a competitive advantage on others. Similarly, digital business environment as well, collaboration is a must have skill in the digital world. CRM systems like VTiger  are providing a list of tools to improve collaboration in digital world Following are some of the advantages of good collaboration in digital world Better problem solving, with improved collaboration individuals can more freely help each other by sharing their ideas and view and it results in better problem solving for all of them Faster and better learning experience. when people collaborate with each other they learn more and the quality of

Schedule your Meetings using VTiger Appointments

March 3, 2021
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Meetings are an integral part of daily business interactions in the form of business meetings, job interviews, medical check-ups and even for a casual meet up. That is why an appointment scheduler is becoming a critical part of our business and personal life. Appointment scheduler helps organizations to be more productive, organized and punctual. On top of that it makes sure that you have good enough time to prepare for your upcoming appointments by alerting beforehand. Schedule Meetings using VTiger, as its appointment tools is one of the best meeting scheduler feature provided by any CRM system. Appointment scheduling is one of the most recursive task , that you sales and support agents have to face on daily basis and sometimes create a-lot of hassle for the staff members. A sales agent have to schedule a meeting with a promising lead,  so he checks at what time he is available and

How to Set workflow upon record deletion (Customization)

December 16, 2020
A very common feature that VTiger users inquire frequently about is, can we set workflows to send an email, update a field, create record, create event etc. upon deletion of a record. Unfortunately, VTiger do not provide this feature by default. That is why, we at VTExperts provide a customized solution for this problem. For example, a user (e.g. administrator) of a VTiger CRM system wants to get notified through mail when any other user of the CRM system deletes a record. By default, this feature is not supported by VTiger CRM and hence this task cannot be performed on default VTiger configurations. This customization gives you a new option to Trigger Workflow on Record Deletion   Practical Example for further explanation of this customization and how to use it An Admin user wants to get notified through Email whenever a contact is deleted Workflow Now, we will set the workflow, which will send a notification (in the form of email) whenever a record (Contact) is

Guide to Upgrade from VTiger 7.1 to 7.2

July 15, 2020
Upgrading VTiger CRM from version 7.1 to 7.2 is quite similar to the earlier versions.  Firstly, you must download the patch file, extract it, make a backup for your files/database and then finally run the migration wizard. Through this article you will be able to migrate your VTiger CRM 7.1 to 7.2.   Note:  You cannot upgrade VTiger CRM directly from version 7.0.1 to 7.2. You have to follow the upgradation path 7.0.1 > 7.1.0> 7.2 Migrating to newer version of VTiger CRM all by yourself is not an easy but doable task. If you have good enough knowledge regarding how migration works, then you will be able to do it by yourself. But if you think your data is too valuable and you do not want to take the risk, then we will suggest you to let our skilled developers and highly experienced team do it for you. Step by

Vtiger 7.2 has been released

May 28, 2020
There is a great news for VTiger CRM Users, as VTiger recently announced the GA release of Vtiger CRM 7.2.0. According to the official announcement, this new release primarily caters the performance and security issues. VTiger CRM  7.2.0 uses improved and effective mechanism to stop SQL injections, moreover significant improvements are made in file security aspect as well. Some of the main areas of emphasis of Vtiger CRM 7.2.0 are as follows

Guide to upgrade from VTiger 7.0.1 to 7.1

March 8, 2019
Step by Step Guide to Upgrade from VTiger 7.0.1 to 7.1 To migrate from your VTiger CRM 7.0.1 to 7.1, we are providing you with a step by step guide. By following this guide you can easily migrate your database to VTiger CRM 7.1. For upgrading it you need the patch files from the official VTiger website. Then copy the patch files in the required directory and finally run the migration wizard. Even with all the precautions there are a number of things that can go wrong during the migration, so we advise that you make backup of your data before starting the migration. Before starting the process of migration make sure you understand the whole process and its technical difficulties. Moreover, do not put your database at risk and do not rush. If you have any doubts about the migration, let us do the job for you. Our expert

Picklists & Text Fields Explained In Advanced Comments Extension For VTiger 7

March 2, 2019
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Advanced Comments for VTiger by VTExperts is an extension that modifies the standard feature of Comments in VTiger to manifolds. VTExperts’ Advanced Comments extension for VTiger changes standard VTiger comments and adds several new features. Those enhancements completely change the way to comment in VTiger. It adds several modern enhancements to existing comments functionality. In addition to two picklist fields that you can create for comments (used for categorization), several distinguish features have been added to the extension so far. Rich text formatting, reply via email to a comment, making comments internal by default are just some of those. It allows to tag users using @mention feature in comments. The tagged users receive notifications via email. The extension also comes with the ability to add two picklists and one text field. Let’s see how does these fields work: Picklist Fields There are two picklists available in the settings of Advanced

Group & Sort Related Records By Fields In VTExperts Document Designer For VTiger

February 7, 2019
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Document Designer PDF maker and Electronic Signature for VTiger has this feature to add a table from related modules. The purpose to add a related module table is to show related records to this specific record. There are options like which fields to show, filter the records, theme, and size it properly. Group Related Records By Fields We have added another option to group related records by given fields. If you go to a document in Document Designer > Data Objects > add a Related Module table, you will see the “Group by” field. This is a multi-select field, so you can add as many fields as required in order to group the related records by those fields. This is how the outcome will look like depending upon the selected fields: There’s another option in the same settings block, which is “Sort Field”. This is a picklist, so you can

Create Copies/Revisions Of Quotes, Invoices And Other Records In VTiger 7

January 31, 2019
We often find ourselves versus this requirement by our customers; “Is it possible to make several copies of an invoice?”. And we got tired of answering “No” and came up with a solution. Revisions/Copies of VTiger Records VTExperts’ development team created this customization for VTiger 7 and VTiger 6, that allows to create revisions of any record WITHOUT disturbing the actual record numbering. Most of our customers asked for revising Quotes and Invoices – so we will make those the focused modules for the writing sake. What Does it Do? With this customization implemented, VTiger users can create as many copies of any standard or custom module’s records as needed. For example, if you clone/duplicate an invoice or a quote, it will only create a revision and not disturb the ongoing numbering for quotes, invoices etc. How Does it Do? Here’s how we designed it. Note that this is not

Enhanced Duplicate Finder In VTiger 7

January 30, 2019
There’s a very basic feature in VTiger 7 to help locate and merge duplicate records. It allows to search in a module for specific fields. Say, you want to find all the duplicate records on the basis of Primary Email, you can do that. This can be done by: Clicking “More” button in any module’s list view Click “Find Duplicates” Simply select fields in “Match Fields” field. It will search duplicates depending upon the selected fields and show all records. In our example, if you select “Primary Email” field in “Match Fields”, it will give all the records from current module with duplicate emails. This is the available functionality for standard duplicate finder. Enhanced Duplicate Finder We customized this feature and took it several steps further. This is how we customized it for one of our client: Advanced Duplicate Check and Merge extension for VTiger Exact Match Fields: These are

Calculate Profit In VTiger

January 21, 2019
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In standard VTiger 7 and VTiger 6, there are no tools to calculate profits on individual Quotes, Invoices, Sales Orders, and Purchase Orders. Calculating a profit can be as simple as deducting cost from total of each product as well as whole invoice or may go complex if added taxes, adjustments, shipments, additional services etc. Anyways, this is a big issue for every level organization.   Using Item Details Customizer Advanced for VTiger 7, or Profit Calculator for VTiger 6, you can calculate profits per sale, product, day, and more. This is done by utilizing the “Cost” field on products and services in VTiger. You can adjust costs, apply discounts, and calculate potential profit. The profit is stored in VTiger field and therefore reportable. Calculate Profit Let’s see how can we configure Profit Calculation in VTiger 7 using Item Details Customizer Advanced. Open Menu > Settings > CRM Settings >