What's New in SplendidCRM 8.5

New Features To All Editions:

Enhancements to Business Rules Engine
  • New Business Rules access to Dynamic Buttons.
  • Apply Business Rules to Unified Search panels.
  • Allow Business Rules to hide entire EditView or DetailView panel.

Data De-duplication
  • Duplicate records are checked as a record is saved, with the ability to ignore the duplicate warning.
  • Concurrency checks can now be ignored in the same way that a duplicate record can be ignored.

Layout Engine Enhancements
  • New Seven theme with preview and a collapsible dashboard on the core module list views.
  • New JavaScript and Image buttons added to ListView.


Miscellaneous
  • Allow SMS reminders for Calls and Meetings.
  • Include SMS messages and Twitter messages in activities lists.
  • Increased performance of Excel XLSX export.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Product Management
  • Teams field was added to Product Templates for better security management.
  • A separate tax rate field was added to each line item for Quotes, Orders and Invoices.

What's New in SplendidCRM 8.0

New Features To All Editions:

ASP.NET SignalR support
  • ASP.NET SignalR is a library that allows real-time bi-directional communications between web browser and web server.
  • When possible, SignalR will use the HTML5 WebSocket transport, but will fallback to Long Polling, Server Send Events, or Forever Frames.

Twilio® Integration
  • Twilio is a service that allows Text messaging into an application.
  • Text messages can be sent from the CRM through Twilio to any SMS enabled phone.
  • Text messages can be received by the CRM and the message can be forward to the web browser in real-time using the SignalR library.
  • Text messages are logged and tracked as an activity for an Account, Contact or Lead.

Twitter® Integration
  • Tweets can be sent directly from the CRM to Twitter.
  • Tweets can be searched in real-time and imported into the CRM.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Twitter® Tracking
  • Multiple tracks can be defined and logged in the CRM.
  • Tweets can be send in real-time to the web browser.
  • Tweets can be associated with the appropriate Account, Contact or Lead.

Asterisk® Integration
  • Asterisk is an open-source IP PBX.
  • Outgoing Calls can be initiated from the CRM by clicking on an icon next to a phone number.
  • Incoming Calls are monitored and a real-time popup is sent to the web browser for the CRM user of the phone extension.
  • Incoming and outgoing Calls are saved and associated with the appropriate Account, Contact or Lead.


PayTrace® Integration
  • PayTrace is a payment processing gateway that allows merchants to process Level II and Level III transactions.
  • Use of Level II and Level III data allows transactions to qualify for the lowest possible processing rate.

What's New in SplendidCRM 7.5

New Features To All Editions:

Undelete
  • Deleted records can be undeleted in the admin panel.
  • Undelete includes restoring relationships.
  • Deleted records can be search by name, module, date, user or audit token.


Miscellaneous Enhancements
  • User-selectable Email From allows email impersonation.
  • IP Address security restrictions.
  • Convert to Business-to-Consumer mode.
  • Improved support for Microsoft SQL Azure.
  • HTML5 drag-and-drop supported added to layout editors.
  • Built-in support for Microsoft Translator and 38 languages.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Surveys
  • Create surveys with radio buttons, checkboxes, dropdown menus, text boxes.
  • Create rating scales, matrixes and demographic questions.
  • Share questions across surveys.
  • Import and export surveys.
  • Randomize questions or pages.
  • Validate text responses.
  • View live results from surveys.
  • Quickly add a survey to an email and track responses by contact, lead or target.

What's New in SplendidCRM 7.1

New Features To All Editions:

HTML5 Calendar
  • New calendar clearly displays events across many hours.
  • Events can be dragged around calendar to change start time and enlarged to increase duration.
  • Google holidays can be automatically added to the calendar.
  • All day events can be created in the calendar.

Recurring Calls and Meetings
  • Events can be set to recurring daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Recurring Calls and Meetings
  • CRM recurring events can synchronize with recurring events in Google Calendar.
  • CRM recurring events can synchronize with recurring events in Apple iCloud.
  • CRM recurring events can synchronize with recurring events in Microsoft Exchange Server.

What's New in SplendidCRM 7.0

New Features To All Editions:

HTML5 Offline Client
  • Major performance enhancements.
  • Relationship sub panels now available on detail views.
  • Multi-panel layout views have been combined into a single view with the help of the new separator layout type.
  • JavaScript can now be included in the layout to allow business rules.
Reminders
  • Popup reminders are now supported for calls and meetings.
  • Email reminders are now supported for calls and meetings.

Campaigns
  • Campaigns have been enhanced to allow calls to be scheduled.
  • Imported Contacts, Leads or Targets can be directly assigned to a Target List during import.

Microsoft support
  • 32-bit and 64-bit Installers now support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • All editions have been tested with SQL Server 2012.
  • All editions have been tested with Visual Studio 2012.
Miscellaneous Enhancements
  • Email signatures can now be added to emails.
  • Export to Excel is now in XLSX format.
  • Last Activity added to top-level modules so that data can be more easily sorted by data.
  • Speech input was added to all text fields for browsers that support speech input.
  • Mobile theme now has a link to the full site for tablets that are recognized as mobile, but support the full site experience.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Updated Reporting
  • Updated Microsoft Report Viewer to version 11.
  • Added support for sub reports.

What's New in SplendidCRM 6.6

New Enterprise Features:

Intuit QuickBooks® Synchronization
  • CRM Accounts are bi-directionally synchronized with QuickBooks Customers.
  • CRM Products are bi-directionally synchronized with QuickBooks Items.
  • CRM Quotes are bi-directionally synchronized with QuickBooks Estimates.
  • CRM Orders are bi-directionally synchronized with QuickBooks Sales Orders.
  • CRM Invoices are bi-directionally synchronized with QuickBooks Invoices.

New Splendid Backup for Salesforce 1.0

Splendid Backup for Salesforce is a simple utility that will allow you to backup your Salesforce.com® database. This utility will backup the data to a local SQL Server database.

What's New in SplendidCRM 6.5

New Features To All Editions:

Atlantic Theme
  • The new theme has a more efficient menu with quick access of favorites.
  • Collapsable Subpanels
Social Media Import
  • Facebook ® friends, Twitter ® followers and LinkedIn ® connections can all be imported.
  • The new Spring.NET library is included to allow further integration with the related REST API.

Salesforce.com ® Import
  • Salesforce.com ® data can be imported directly using a library designed to work with the Salesforce REST API.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Standard Reports
  • Forty-two standard reports have been added.
Microsoft Exchange Server ® Enhancement
  • Automatically import Exchange Sent Items if they exist in CRM.

What's New in SplendidCRM 6.1

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Apple iCloud Synchronization
  • CRM Contacts are bi-directionally synchronized with iCloud Contacts.
  • CRM Calls and Meetings bi-directionally synchronized with iCloud Calendar.

What's New in SplendidCRM 6.0

New Features To All Editions:

REST API
  • The new REST API allows access to the data while preserving user security rules.
  • Access to the dynamic layout data is provided so that the CRM UI can be faithfully rendered.
HTML5 Offline Client
  • The new offline client provides access to the data on tablets such as the iPad or the Android.
  • The offline client can view, edit and create records while online or while offline without the need to install software.
  • The JavaScript source code for the offline client uses the new REST API and is included.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

HTML5 Charts
  • The new charting module provides a quick way to create column, bar, line and pie charts.
  • Charts can be created online or created using the Microsoft Report Builder.
  • HTML5 Charts leverage jQuery and jqPlot.
Browser Extensions
  • The new browser extensions make it easy to archive Gmail messages to SplendidCRM.
  • The browser extensions allow account, contact or leads to be quick created in the CRM.
  • Browser extensions created for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
  • The JavaScript source code for the browser extensions use the new REST API and is included.

What's New in SplendidCRM 5.5

New Features To All Editions:

Admin Impersonation
  • Admin Impersonation is a useful tool for administrators as it allows them to see what a user sees. This is especially useful when advanced security rules are being applied.

Password Security
  • Enforcing password security is an important part of any application that requires authentication. SplendidCRM allows you to specify the complexity requirements of a password as well as the number of days before the password will expire. To prevent a hacker from trying all possible combinations, we have added a password lockout counter.

facebook Authentication
  • SplendidCRM can be enabled to allow your users to login using facebook credentials. This can be used to increase adoption of the CRM by simplifying the login process.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Report Parameters Prompt
  • SplendidCRM now prompts for report parameters. In previous versions, the report parameters needed to be provided in the URL. The prompt is also provided when the report is added as a dashlet.

Mail-Merge with Word Plug-in
  • SplendidCRM supports Mail-Merge using a Word Plug-in. The plug-in is an important tool as it makes it easy to add CRM fields to a document. Once the document is formatted properly, the plug-in is used to upload the document to the CRM.

Google Apps Sync
  • Enabling Google Apps Synchronization makes it easy to ensure that all your users have the latest contact and appointment information at their fingertips.

What's New in SplendidCRM 5.0

New Features To All Editions:

Features Enhancements
  • A new Rules Wizard provides a simple way to modify a collection of records within a module. Rules can be applied in an If-Then-Else construct using a simple programming language.

Enhanced configuration support
  • A new Business Rules Engine allows an administrator to apply rules to EditView, DetailView GridView and layouts. The rules can be applied prior to the form rendering to initialize values and rules can be applied during the save operation to validate the field data.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Enhanced Reporting
  • A new Report Rules Engine allows rules to be applied to reports prior to rendering to allow for calculated fields.

New Enterprise-Only Features:

Workflow Enhancements
  • Fields within a workflow can now include calculations and string manipulation using the syntax supported by the Rules Engine.

What's New in SplendidCRM 4.7

New Features To All Editions:

Features Enhancements
  • Email Client - A POP3 and an IMAP Email Client has now been integrated into all editions.
  • Configuration Wizards - An Administration wizard and a User wizard have been added to simplify setup.
  • vCard Export - Contacts, Leads and Targets can how be exported as a vCard.
  • Demo Data - The system can now be pre-populated with demo data to enhance the evaluation process.
Usability Enhancement
  • Checkbox List and Radio List - A checkbox list or a radio list can be used instead of a listbox.
  • Searching Custom Fields - Custom fields can now be included in the unified search.
  • Related Dropdowns - Dropdown lists can now be related to one-another so that only context-specific information is selectable by the user.
  • GridView Information Icon - An informational hover icon can now be added to GridViews to provide more information in a small space.
  • User Full Name - The Full Name of a user can now be displayed instead of the User Name.
  • Drag-n-Drop - Drag-n-Drop was added to some of the lists to simplify customization of the system.
Enhanced Developer support
  • All versions of SplendidCRM have been tested with Visual Studio 2010.
  • The full AjaxControlToolkit has been linked to give the developer additional tools.
  • The jQuery core is now included in the distribution.

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Enhanced Order Management
  • Added support for discounts in Quotes, Orders and Invoices.
  • Added My Quotes, My Orders and My Invoices dashlets.
  • Added support for multiple simultaneous Payment Gateways.
Enhanced Reporting
  • Added Team Management to reports.
  • Added support for Report Builder 3.0 and RDL 2010 report definitions.

New Enterprise-Only Features:

Workflow Enhancements
  • Workflow Alerts can now have template attachments and report attachments.
  • Added support for custom workflow activities.
  • Added a report scheduler that leverages the workflow engine.

What's New in SplendidCRM 4.4

New Features To All Editions:

Usability Enhancement
  • Inline Editing - When in a popup and searching for an Account, you can now create a new account without leaving the popup. When viewing the details of an Account, you can now create a new Contact without leaving the Account.
  • AJAX AutoComplete - We have applied the industry standard approach of auto-complete to our search boxes and selection dialogs.
  • Admin Delegation - Admin features can now be delegated to non-admin users to allow control over the administrative functions.
Optimized for the Cloud
SplendidCRM has been optimized to run on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform and the Microsoft SQL Azure database. Try out our demo at http://splendidcrm7.cloudapp.net. Use will/will to login.
Enhanced Windows support
All versions of SplendidCRM have been tested on the latest Microsoft operating systems, including:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Azure
All versions of SplendidCRM have been tested using the latest Microsoft database servers, including:
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Azure

New Professional and Enterprise Features:

Exchange 2007/2010 Synchronization
This server-to-server approach to synchronizing the CRM with Exchange Server 2007/2010 is the most efficient and easiest way to ensure that critical business emails get into the CRM.

In addition to synchronizing contacts and appointments, SplendidCRM will create drop folders that simplify the process of archiving an email in the CRM.

Report Dashlets
Reports can now be added as a Dashlet on the home page. Reports with embedded charts can also be included. To add a report to the home page, you simply click the Add As Dashlet link in the Reports List.

Report as Attachment
One of our most requested Professional features is the ability to send a report as an attachment. This allows a Quote, Order or Invoice to be easily sent as an attachment to a contact in the CRM.

ACT! import
A number of customers have requested that we make it easier to import data from ACT! 6. In this release, we allow you to import an entire ACT! 6 backup file and the CRM will import all the contacts, including the related notes and activities.

New Enterprise-Only Features:

Report Builder Integration
Our Enterprise Edition now provides a Reporting Services interface to allow Microsoft Report Builder 2.0 to open reports directly from the CRM and save them back to the CRM.

By integrating tightly with Microsoft Report Builder, we make it easy to create elaborate reports, even reports that have embedded charts.

Field Level Security
Some of our customers have requested the ability to hide specific fields from certain users. Field Level Security allows you to do just that. You can hide fields or make some fields read-only. Field Level Security is managed using the familiar Role facility.

Dynamic Teams
The new Dynamic Teams feature allows you to assign multiple teams to a single record. This feature is for those times when you want to have multiple teams have access to a shared account.

Dynamic Target Lists
One of our most requested features is the ability to create target lists using our report generation facility.

This new feature allows you to specify an elaborate filter criteria that is automatically updated prior to running the campaign.

Offline Client
The Offline Client is ideal for the mobile user. The Offline Client looks just like the server application, including all admin customizations.

For security reasons, the Offline Client will only download and synchronize records that the specific mobile user has access to.

Customer Portal app
We now include a Customer Portal application that will give your customer access to their case records. The Customer Portal is a slimmed-down CRM that is expected to be customer-facing. It provides access to bugs, cases and knowledgebase articles.
Module Builder with Immediate Deployment
Building a new module in SplendidCRM can be a time-consuming process, so we have created a Module Builder to make it quicker and easier. The Module Builder will create new tables, new SQL procedures and new web pages. The wizard-style interface will walk you through the process.

What's New in SplendidCRM 3.0

New SplendidCRM 3.0 Enterprise Edition
 

The release of Version 3.0 marks a milestone as it introduces the SplendidCRM Workflow Engine as a flagship feature in the new SplendidCRM Enterprise product.

A SplendidCRM workflow is a series of actions or alerts that is triggered by an event. For example, when a potential customer submits a request on your web site, you may want to alert everyone on your sales team that they have a new prospect. And, one week later, you may want to email the customer to determine if their needs were satisfied.

With Version 3.0, SplendidCRM is expanding its product line to include a Community Edition, a Full-Featured Edition, a Professional Edition and an Enterprise Edition. The Community Edition provides core CRM features to the community for free. The Full and Professional Editions add advanced CRM features, such as reporting and order management. The Enterprise Edition includes the advanced features and adds the workflow engine.

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What's New in SplendidCRM 2.1

Latest release supports PostgreSQL and Mono/Linux:
SplendidCRM 2.1 is now available on the PostgreSQL database platform as well as on SUSE Linux using the Mono libraries.

"Site-based and hosted application providers need a database infrastructure with uncompromising performance, reliability and scalability," said Fred Holahan, VP of Marketing for EnterpriseDB Corporation, the leading provider of Postgres products and services. "By supporting PostgreSQL, SplendidCRM now offers its customers a CRM experience based on the world’s most advanced open source database solution."

To see this new functionality, please visit http://postgresqlmono.splendidcrm.com.

New features in 2.1 include:
In addition to the technology enhancements, the SplendidCRM query system has been optimized to focus on retrieving active fields. This optimization dramatically increases the performance of SplendidCRM when managing tables with more than 100,000 records.

  • Credit Card management and processing using the popular .netCHARGE component (licensed separately) allows SplendidCRM to become your primary order-management system.
  • PayPal Instant Payment Notification is now supported, thereby ensuring that sales are automatically and instantly tracked by the CRM.
  • Built-in Language Support has been added for 24 languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Finnish, Hindi, Croatian, Korean, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
  • Incorporation of AJAX into sub panels enables the list to be sorted and paginated without the full page refresh.
  • PDF Generation of Invoices, Orders and Quotes is enabled via a combination of Dynamic Buttons, imported RDL reports and the Microsoft Report View.
  • Dynamic Buttons further extend the data-driven foundation of SplendidCRM. By dynamically rendering the buttons, you get to add field data to the buttons. This is important because it allows you to add a Print Invoice button that references a specific report.
  • Silverlight graphs replace the old flash-based graphs and allow you to customize the XAML output in the same way that you customize an ASP.NET page to produce HTML. This approach also allows you to embed more business logic into a graph.
  • Regular Expression Validation of the EditViews give your users immediate feedback when they type an invalid email address or phone number
  • Migration to ASP.NET themes and skins simplifies the code and makes it easier for developers to create their own themes and skins.
  • Persistent System Log helps you track the overall health of the system. Administrators can view warnings and errors with sufficient information to help developers pinpoint the problem.
  • User Login tracking helps administrators track the usage of the system.
  • In-place migration of a SugarCRM MS SQL database dramatically reduces the effort to migrate to SplendidCRM.

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What's New in SplendidCRM 2.0

New features in 2.0 include:

  • Campaign Emails with bounce handling allows you to keep in touch with your customers and track the ROI of a campaign.
  • Inbound email allows automatic importing of email from a POP3 account, such as Gmail, with automatic linking to existing accounts, contacts, leads or prospects.
  • Advanced Searching allows the use of searching operators <, <=, >, >=, !, != and = as well as date range searching. The new operators can be used in conjunction with the boolean AND, OR and NOT operators.
  • Saved Searches allows you to save and recall named searches as well as the automatic saving of your last search in each module .
  • Customizable Search dialogs allows you to customize the fields you search on using the same Metadata Drive User Interface (UI) that is used to edit the DetailViews and EditViews.
  • Auditing tracks changes to all fields and allows viewing of the change log.
  • Database backups ensure that you will not lose your critical information.
  • Scheduler allows you to schedule campaigns and backups at virtually any frequency.
  • Mobile Browser support enables you to access your data anywhere including on a PocketPC, SmartPhone, iPhone or Blackberry.
  • Import SugarCRM language packs allows you to import the language packs available on SugarExchange, including Right-to-Left (RTL) languages.
  • Import Report Definition Language (RDL) files allows you to create reports, including invoices, using Microsoft's Report Designer.

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