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Sugar 7.8 Released by SugarCRM

by Katie Liesmann on December 8, 2016

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On December 2, 2016 SugarCRM announced the release of Sugar 7.8. This latest release contains an extensive list of tweaks and updates to the Sugar platform to optimize security, user experience, and system performance. The following updates affect users of all editions of SugarCRM:

  • Additional recurrence options for Calls & Meetings
  • Increased validation of email addresses
    • When a call or meeting invite is sent, users are alerted of recipients with invalid email addresses
    • When creating email address in sidecar modules all email addresses are validated
  • Email addresses can now contain non-English characters
  • A refresh button now exists to refresh records in list views and sub-panels, located to the right of the search bar
  • Sugar Shortcuts can now be customized using unique key combinations
  • Bar charts can now display totals for grouped data in report chart Dashlets
  • Hardcoded calculated fields such as Revenue Line Items, Quoted Line Items and Product Catalog records can now:
    • Have quantities of zero
    • Be manually edited
  • Historical Summaries are now available in the Tasks Module
  • Dependent field formulas controlling a field’s visibility are now respected when previewing records in the intelligence pane

The following updates affect uses of Enterprise and Ultimate Editions:

  • Users can leverage a record’s Team Field to grant permissions to users with certain roles
  • Process Author is now called “Advanced Workflows”
  • Admins can now disable the Processes Module
  • For records involved in running processes, there are new symbols and alerts to enforce locked fields in list view and import
  • The settings pop-up for business rule action elements now uses a dropdown list with type-ahead functionality

Users who are hosted on-demand with SugarCRM will be automatically upgraded from 7.7 and should receive information about the upgrade in the coming weeks. Organizations using other hosting options should reach out to their Sugar partner to discuss an upgrade strategy. To read the full list of release notes, click here. If you and your organization want to learn more about the upgrade process reach out to W-Systems here.

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