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Change/Rename Field Labels In VTiger 7

November 4, 2018
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Label Editor for VTiger was designed to change any label/element in VTiger. It supports fields, modules, buttons, menu items, lists and much more! Very easy to use interface (pick language, module, search and edit labels). It has a built-in search to locate any labels that are not as obvious.   How to Change/Rename Field labels Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Label Editor. Select your input language. Select Module file you want to put changes in.  It will show all the Variables and from there you can change the Labels. Click on “Edit” button and enter the new Label.  The First/Last Name field labels are changed to Customer First/Last Name.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Change Menu Name In VTiger 7

November 4, 2018
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Label Editor for VTiger was designed to change any label/element in VTiger. It supports fields, modules, buttons, menu items, lists and much more! Very easy to use interface (pick language, module, search and edit labels). It has a built-in search to locate any labels that are not as obvious.   How to Change Menu Name Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Label Editor. Select your input language. Select Module file you want to put changes in.  It will show all the Variables and from there you can change the Labels. Click on “Edit” button and enter the new Label.  The Sales menu label has been changed to Sales and Customers.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Set Default Tax Mode In VTiger 7

November 1, 2018
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Pretty much every business has the needs of calculating taxes on the go while generating quotes, invoice, sales orders and/or purchase orders. The taxation in VTiger is quite up to the mark. Admins can set individual as well as group taxes on line items. However, there’s a very tiny limitation which does not allow to change the default tax mode. The default tax mode in VTiger is “Group Tax”. A huge number of companies use “Individual” tax mostly. This default setting of Tax mode in VTiger makes it annoying for those companies to change the mode manually each time they need to add an invoice, quote, SO or PO. It even become a problem if an organization needs to generate hundreds of such records every day. We did a customization for one of our client, where we simply switched the default tax mode from Group to Individual. So, when they

Easy Item Lookup Extension For VTiger 7 – New Release

November 1, 2018
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The standard product selection process of VTiger 7 is not very user friendly, when adding products to Quotes, Invoices, Sales Orders, and Purchase Orders. There’s no easy way of filtering the Products, Services, and Product Bundles in any way except for searching for them manually. It does not allow to find a product visually with the image. The in-active products cannot be accessed or filtered. Once a product is added and users go back to re add some more products, there’s no way to see which products have already been added to the list except for closing the item selection popup and remembering the list manually.   We can go on about the limitations of standard product selection. Or we have a better thing to write about.   A new extension for VTiger has been introduced that addresses all the above mentioned limitations as well as do more. Easy Item

Rename Module In VTiger 7

October 25, 2018
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Label Editor for VTiger was designed to change any label/element in VTiger. It supports fields, modules, buttons, menu items, lists and much more! Very easy to use interface (pick language, module, search and edit labels). It has a built-in search to locate any labels that are not as obvious.   How to Rename Modules Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Label Editor. Select your input language. Select Module file you want to put changes in.  It will show all the Variables and from there you can change the Labels. Click on “Edit” button and enter the new Label.  The Contacts module label has been changed to Customers.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Display Emails Widget On Record Summary View In VTiger 7

October 24, 2018
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Email/Conversation view extension for VTiger transforms “simple” email list into conversation view. The view is very easy to read and includes email message on the list, meaning that you don’t need to open email to see the response. In addition, it differentiates emails from customers versus vtiger users by highlighting the background and adding divider borders.   How to Display Emails Widget Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Email Preview. Click “Enable Email Preview” to enable the extension. Enable the extension for desired module’s (Custom Modules also). You can Select the number of characters you want to see in the email preview. You can click the Email to expand and it will show additional text in the email.  You can see the conversation view of emails in the summary view of the organization.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Schedule/Map Routes In VTiger 7

October 23, 2018
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Google Maps & Route Integration for VTiger was built to give your staff the convenience to quickly see the customers (or any other module with an address) on the map as a pin. It is also capable of creating different types of routes (Walk, Drive) as well as printing them as “directions” with an option to include the map (Identical to Google Maps). In addition, the routes can be generated either automatically or manually.   Hot to Schedule/Map Routes Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Google Map Scheduler. Check box to Enable the extension. Select the center of the location from where the radius will be calculated and the radius area to be covered. Select the modules for the extension.  In Contacts module click on “More” and select “Google Maps Scheduler“.  Select the contacts and click on routes.  Click on Automatic and it will generate a route.  For further

New Release – Gallery/Slideshow View Extension For VTiger

October 23, 2018
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Gallery/Slideshow view Extension for VTiger might be among the most searched extension. It is simply a plugin which allows to preview any documents (images/pictures) attached to VTiger record. Slideshow lists the thumbnails (files) on the right with the date created & document title with ability to scroll through all of them in just few seconds. In addition, it can be configured to only retrieve images/pictures from certain folder (done in configuration area).   With Gallery/Slideshow view enabled, a button gets added to each record that shows the linked images for that record. Clicking the button will open a slideshow of the images allowing to go through all of the related ones. The user interface is very intuitive and easy to scroll through the images.   The extension is already included in the Extension Pack. You can find all of the information about the extension on its Product Page. We also

Google Address Lookup Is Now Available In Quick Create

October 22, 2018
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Google Address Lookup for VTiger, Is now available in quick create modal popup. User can now efficiently and accurately enter the address in quick create modal popup by using Google Maps services. As you start typing the address, it will show all possible matches closest to your location.   How to add Google Address in Quick Create Note: Please Upgrade the extension if you don’t see the button. Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Google Address. Click “Allow on Quick Create” to enable the extension in quick create modal popup.  Now it will lookup for locations in quick create modal popup too.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Add Fields To Quick Create Modal Popup In VTiger 7

October 19, 2018
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In Vtiger 7, User can add fields in the quick create modal popup. They can add/delete the fields in the modal popup according to their needs and it will save their time.   How to Add Fields in Quick Create Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Module Management > Module Layouts & Fields. Select the Module. Click “Quick Create” button to add it in modal popup.  Now this field will show in quick create modal popup.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Create Custom Layouts/Forms In VTiger 7

October 18, 2018
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Custom Views & Forms for VTiger is designed for system administrators. You can configure different views/layouts for any module with the help of this extension. It is capable of configuring multiple views for  trouble tickets, e.g “Repair Ticket” & “Support Ticket” and for both views, you can specify different sets of fields and only display the fields that apply to each type of ticket. It Supports all modules.   How to Create Custom Layouts/Forms Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Custom Forms & Views. Click “Add Custom Forms & View” button.  Select the module. Add a name for the form. You can assign profile’s.  Drag and Drop fields from available fields. Dropped in field will be shown in the form which we are creating.  While creating a new record you can select the related custom form.  This is a custom form view which we just have created.  For further help, contact us

Save Sent Messages (From VTiger) In Your Outlook/Gmail In VTiger 7

October 17, 2018
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Outgoing Email Server Extension allow each user to have his/her own Outgoing Email Server(SMTP). Email server settings can be configured by admin, or each user can do it for him/herself. It supports IMAP function, meaning that every email sent will also be stored in user’s “Sent” folder on webmail/email server. How to Save Sent Messages Go to My Preferences and click on the “Outgoing Server” button. Click on the “Create” button and Configure the Outgoing Mail Server.  Check box “Save Emails to Sent Folder”   For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Associate Chat/Conversation To Customer In VTiger 7

October 16, 2018
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Collaboration Board/Chat tool integrated within VTiger allows users to send direct & private group messages, create public channels/chat rooms and keep track of all the communication within VTiger. It’s a great tool for a team looking to collaborate within VTiger.   How to Associate Chats/Conversations Open a customer record (you must be in customer record). Click on the “Chat” icon.  It will give an option to link this chat to the opened record (Contact/Organization). Click on that option to link the chat.  It has now been linked. You can then see the chat in the record as well.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be off service.

Customize Notifications In VTiger 7

October 15, 2018
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Notifications/Reminders for VTiger, is an extension allowing users to trigger a simple notification using standard workflows & display it in the menu header, which can be easily accessed within a single click. The extension integrates with VTiger workflows, which makes it very powerful for any type of notifications/alerts. Ideally used for reminders and notifications for upcoming activities, open/closed tickets as well as immediate notifications for urgent matters.   How to Customize Notifications Click on “Bell” icon.  Click on the Notification to customize it.  In Notification tab. Click on the “Edit” icon.  You can customize the description and the status of the notification.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Convert Purchase Order To Project In VTiger 7

October 12, 2018
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Extension for VTiger designed to convert Quote/Invoice/Order to Project. It comes with intuitive conversion wizard/popup includes: Pre-filled Project Name (with subject), Option to select Project Start/End Date, Option to exclude products/services (by default, all products/services get automatically checked/included), Option to set Project Task Start/End Date When the project gets created, it will automatically create project tasks as well. Each project task will get associated with appropriate service/product. Project will get associated with quote/invoice/order from which it was created.   How to Convert Purchase In purchase order, click “Convert Project” button.  The project name will be pre filled. You can add the start date. Add Products and Services.  Project will be automatically created.  You can see the project is associated with the purchase order.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

View Contact/Organization Data From The Calendar View In VTiger 7

October 10, 2018
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Calendar Popup/Preview for VTiger, is a highly customized extension with several useful features. It allows you to quickly preview the Event information without leaving the Calendar. Easy to use tabbed popup will display linked record such as Contact, Organization, Lead, Ticket, & Custom module’s information and lets you update, delete, create, or link the existing records to Calendar Events.   How to View Contact/Organization Data Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Calendar Popup. Select modules to include as tabs in the popup.  In calendar, click on any of the activity.  Switch to tabs to see activity related module data. You can also update records form here.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Only Show Custom Buttons If They Meet Certain Criteria In VTiger 7

October 9, 2018
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Custom Buttons Extension for VTiger was designed to improve efficiency when updating records. Buttons can be configured to show modal popup with selected fields. For example, you can add a button to “Update Address” which will only show address fields when clicked. This is very primitive example, however it can be used for so much more.   How to Show Custom Buttons if They Meet Certain Criteria Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Custom Buttons. Click on the “New Button”.  Select the module. Add button Title. Select the button icon and its color. You can select the sequence of the button and its status.  Select the fields to be shown when the button is clicked. Specify conditions when the button should be shown.  Here you can see the button. By clicking it will show modal pop and you can update fields.  You can see the record

Enable ‘Type Ahead’ Address Search In VTiger 7

October 8, 2018
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Google Address Lookup for VTiger, as the name suggests, is an accessory to efficiently and accurately enter the address using Google Maps services. As you start typing the address, it will show all possible matches closest to your location. But the extension does more; It supports custom address fields, meaning that in the configuration panel you will be able to configure any fields to work as ‘address lookup fields‘. In addition, address lookup can be limited to specific country and it is compatible with both Detail and Edit Views.   How to Enable ‘Type Ahead’ Address Search Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Google Address Lookup. Click “Add Address“.  Add name of the Google Address. Select the module for which fields will be configured. Add Fields:Street: Select the field that will be used to prefill from Google Address “Street” City: Select the field that will be used to prefill from Google Address “City” State: Select

Convert Sales Order To Project In VTiger 7

October 5, 2018
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Extension for VTiger designed to convert Quote/Invoice/Order to Project. It comes with intuitive conversion wizard/popup includes: Pre-filled Project Name (with subject), Option to select Project Start/End Date, Option to exclude products/services (by default, all products/services get automatically checked/included), Option to set Project Task Start/End Date When the project gets created, it will automatically create project tasks as well. Each project task will get associated with appropriate service/product. Project will get associated with quote/invoice/order from which it was created.   How to Convert Sales Order to Project In sales order, click “Convert Project” button.  The project name will be pre filled. You can add the start date. Add Products and Services.  Project will be automatically created.  You can see the project is associated with the sales order.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Create Notification When Record Has Been Updated In VTiger 7

October 4, 2018
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Notifications/Reminders for VTiger, is an extension allowing users to trigger a simple notification using standard workflows & display it in the menu header, which can be easily accessed within a single click. The extension integrates with VTiger workflows, which makes it very powerful for any type of notifications/alerts. Ideally used for reminders and notifications for upcoming activities, open/closed tickets as well as immediate notifications for urgent matters.   How to Create Notification Create a new workflow.  Add workflow name. Enter its description. Select the module for the workflow. Select the condition on which workflow will be triggered.  Select the field for which you want to get the notification and its condition.  Add an action. Select the module for the record creation.  Click the “Bell” button (symbol for Notifications) in the top bar of the CRM. You will see the notifications menu.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Color Rows On The List If The Date/Time Is Older Than 30 Days In VTiger 7

October 3, 2018
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List-view Colors for VTiger, as the name suggests, is designed to color the rows on the list-view. But the highlighting is done on the basis of the condition/filter specified. It is extremely helpful to quickly identify the records that need attention, using predefined color codes. Intuitive Configuration Panel allows users to configure colors for each module and specify text, background and active colors.   How to Color Rows on The List Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > VTE List View Colors. Click “Add color” button.  Select the module of the lists you want to add colors. Select the color of the text and its background.  Users can add conditions to specify different colors of the list in the same module.  All the leads older than 30 days will be colored.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Map Data From Quote/Invoice/Order To Project In VTiger 7

October 2, 2018
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Extension for VTiger designed to convert Quote/Invoice/Order to Project. It comes with intuitive conversion wizard/popup includes: Pre-filled Project Name (with subject), Option to select Project Start/End Date, Option to exclude products/services (by default, all products/services get automatically checked/included), Option to set Project Task Start/End Date When the project gets created, it will automatically create project tasks as well. Each project task will get associated with appropiate service/product. Project will get associated with quote/invoice/order from which it was created.   How to Convert Quote/Invoice/Order to Project In quotes, click “Convert Project” button.  The project name will be pre filled. You can add the start date. Add Products and Services.  Project will be automatically created.  You can see the project is associated with the quote.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Change Tile Colors On Kanban View In VTiger 7

October 1, 2018
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Kanban View is an extension with which you can easily create dynamic “cards” to visualize your workflow. Each module, e.g. Opportunities, Tickets, Tasks, Projects can be configured to have different sets of fields on the card as well as the “grouping/primary field“. Kanban view is mostly used to collaborate with team and manage sales opportunities, tickets, projects, tasks or any other list of records.   How to Change Tile Colors For switching to Kanban View in Opportunities click on the Blue Button on the upper right corner of the screen..  Click on the “Edit” icon on the tile.  Select the new color.  The color is changed.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Can Custom Field Be Checked For Duplicates In VTiger 7

September 28, 2018
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Duplicate Check & Merge is an extraordinarily useful extension for VTiger that is designed to find & merge any existing duplicate records, as well as to prevent any potential duplicates. Compatible with ALL Standard & Custom Modules as well as any Standard & Custom fields which can be configured to work as a ‘duplicate check fields‘, duplicates are checked on every entry point possible including Quick Create, Summary View, Detail View, Create & Edit Views. It eliminates any possibility of errors.   How to Check Custom Fields Go to Menu > Settings > CRM Settings > Extension Pack > Duplicate Check and Merge. Click on the “Add new field” in the related module block. Add the custom field. You can also cross check this custom field. Click “Save” button.  In record detailed view. Click “Warning Icon“. Click Merge.  You can see the Contact is merged with the new contact.   For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.

Update Price Or Quantity Before The Item Is Added To Quote Or Invoice In VTiger 7

September 27, 2018
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Easy Item Lookup Extension for VTiger was designed to significantly increase the efficiency when adding products & services to the invoices/quotes/sales & purchase orders. We applied a method that is very similar to any online shop, where you select your category and items reload based on the category selected. It supports up to 3 “category” fields, meaning, that you can narrow down your search by any picklist field on product/service (category, sub category, manufacturer, type, etc..). It also supports filter by vendor, which works exactly as the category filter.   How to Update Price In the Item Lookup popup you can Edit the price.  This price gets updated to the invoice/quotes/SO/PO immediately.  For further help, contact us on help@vtexperts.com. We’ll be glad to be of service.