SugarCRM today released Sugar 6.3, a major upgrade to its Community Edition. The latest platform enhancements include support for deeper integration with third-party applications, faster feedback for real-time collaboration, and tighter administrative control for a 360-degree view of all activities and projects.
Built for customization and to fit with a variety of third-party applications and solutions, the latest version of Sugar 6 can now integrate data from even more sources. Sugar 6.3 has an enhanced Import Wizard and the ability to import Google contacts. Users can also do more inline editing thanks to the improved quick edit feature in ListViews, subpanels and reports. Users can also easily import and archive external emails into Sugar 6.3.
The new platform allows SugarCRM's open development process to gather continual feedback from customers and users. It also offers an upgraded AJAX user interface, resulting in an average of 40 percent performance improvement with faster response time. The new mass update control allows administrators to arrange either role-based or policy-based access, granting a complete view of activities for better project management. The Sugar Logic has been enhanced to import data, create formulas, rename modules, and manage mass updates to all modules for greater transparency.
As with all Sugar offerings, users can run Sugar 6.3 both on-premises and in the cloud and can make unlimited changes without restriction.
"Being open and flexible is in SugarCRM's heritage; we provide a free and open source platform that developers can use to build their own applications," said John Mertic, community manager at SugarCRM. "The newest release of the Sugar platform is dedicated to our community and provides them with more robust tools and significant feature enhancements. It's imperative we build together, so as the community grows, so does SugarCRM as a company."