SpiceCRM welcomes Elasticsearch

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With the upcoming release of SpiceCRM we are integrating Elasticsearch as search engine. Elastic there becomes an integrated part of SpiceCRM and allows easy search for records on the global search as well as for the list views. A cool addition is also the use of “Aggregates” in the search. Aggregates allow you to define specific fields of your search result to be displayed as available values and then just by selecting the value narrow further down the search. That … Read More

KReporter 4.0.7 Released

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KReporter 4.0.7 is released and available. Amongst other topics the folloing issues have been fixed: – Sugar7 compatibility operators – Missing charfunction combo for series – Sort flag does not sort full results – Implement accesslevel logic – PHP7 export to excel not working – Cannot remove union modules once they are added. – List of available target lists not populating in edit view integration tab – Export to target list scheduler not working. – Scheduler not setting next schedule … Read More

SpiceCRM launched and public available

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Several days ago we launched SpiceCRM and opened a public repository at https://github.com/spicecrm/spicecrm on Github with the first release of SpiceCRM. The focus on this first release is: – a new UI bringing the high rated Google Style theme we thus far sold separately on SugarOutfitters to the core of SpiceCRM for free. This adds a new user experience. Also several changes have been made over the version of the theme as it has been available thus far – update … Read More

SpiceCRM Mobile Basic launched as public Beta

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Today SpiceCRM Mobile Basic has been launched as public beta release. SpiceCRM mobile is our next generation mobile client for SpiceCRM that is also fully compatible with standard SugarCRM but also SuiteCRM. It offers a rich set of functionality where you can see all details on https://www.spicecrm.io/mobile. SpiceCRM Mobile Highlights: – available for iOS and Android – state of the Art UI based on Googles Material Design – Online and Offline capability – flexible dashboards – integrated calendar – QR … Read More

KReporter 4.0.5 released

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KReporter 4.0.5 is released. Asides several bugfixes we also added a set of new Operators for the Date field including selection by number of weeks, month and years with selection from current day or full week, month, year.

KReporter Release 4.0.3 is released

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With Release 4.0.3 KReporter 4.0 is officially released and leaves beta stadium. For the commercial extension package we also added further features with bucket reporting as you might know it from Salesforce as well as the option to build distribution lists for scheduled reports. KReporter 3.1 is thus effectively retired after successful 3 years and hundreds of customers using it. With release 4.0.3 we also completed the Sugar7 support also switching from KREST to the Sugar7 API. And also fully … Read More

SpiceCRM getting ready for its first Release

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We are working hard to get the first packaged version of SpiceCRM ready. Target Date for the first package is May 31st. The main focus areas are as follows: a new but well known theme: we are packaging the Google Style theme that was known from SugarOutfitters into SpiceCRM. As part of this we also did rework it adding some new features and also improving performance on existing ones. New Features e.g. include a drag and drop capability for attachments. … Read More

KReporter 4.0 is in Beta Release

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With release 4.0 KReporter is becoming part of SpiceCRM. As of today KReporter is in Beta Release and available. Development of Release 4.0 was a major effort reworking the complete MVC structure from Sugar6 and moving to a RESTful architecture as also Sugar7 is using it. KReporter is still fully compatible with Sugar6 and Sugar7 but will require to load the KREST API. This REST API is SpiceCRM’s implementation of the RESTful interface. SugarCRM with Release7 did their implementation. KREST … Read More

Open Source went Nuclear in 2015

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I found a very interesting article 2015-the-year-that-open-source-software-went-nuclear from the wired magazine highlighting the even more emerging trend towards open source. And indeed asides the desktop open source is a winning bet. It is also utterly interesting to see the giants move towards this model. I always was looking with interest to Oracles strategy with MySQL, Java and other components as they are moving to pen source but also the recent moves by Microsoft and Apple are interesting. Still this is … Read More

SugarCRM/SpiceCRM running on PHP7 and MySQL 5.7 – doubling performance

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For all open source users two big releases happened in the last months. MySQL did release 5.7 in GA and even more exciting PHP7 was released. Both packages made significant promises towards performance increases. While the update of the database to 5.7 does not make a big difference when it comes to the application SugarCRM will run smoothly on MySQL 5.7. We did the upgrades but still need to create some more significant stats on the performance gain. What is … Read More