SugarCRM Releases Sugar 7.8

sugarcrm mobile 4.0The hits just keep on coming from SugarCRM! We are pleased to report that SugarCRM announced the release of Sugar 7.8 to all customers and partners. Sugar 7.8 further empowers individuals and offers greater customization through these exciting new enhancements:

◦          Team-Based Permissions (When enabled by an administrator, a Sugar user can give special access privileges to specific colleagues outside of his or her designated team. For example, a sales representative can provide extra visibility and privileges to subject-matter experts outside of their immediate team on a case-by-case basis.)
◦          Improvements to Advanced Workflow (Sugar administrators can now design more complex business processes and create custom actions or triggers with the same level of flexibility they experience with Sugar Modules in general. Additionally, administrators now have greater flexibility enforcing which records or fields can be modified and by whom during a workflow approval process.)
◦          UI navigation and List View enhancements
◦          Upgrades to key libraries

With the new Team-Based Permissions feature, users can give special access privileges to specific colleagues outside of their designated teams. For example, a sales representative can now provide extra visibility to subject matter experts outside of their immediate team on a per-case basis.

With Sugar 7.8, Enterprise and Ultimate customers can more easily customize and extend Advanced Workflow. Sugar Administrators can design more complex business processes and create custom actions or triggers now with the same level of flexibility they experience with Sugar Modules in general. Additionally, users now have greater flexibility enforcing which records or fields can be modified and by whom during a workflow approval process.

Sugar 7.8 also includes upgrades to key libraries and services to more recent versions that will allow developers to leverage newer features and security APIs in those underlying libraries.

Sugar 7.8 supports upgrades from 7.7.x and is available for all deployment types including On-Demand and On-Prem. Sugar 7.8 is compatible and supported for new installations and upgrades for customers running on MySQL, DB2, Oracle, or Microsoft SQL Server databases.

Review the documentation located in the SugarCRM Support Portal for a comprehensive list of improvements and other important information on Sugar 7.8. Please visit the Supported Platforms page for a complete list of supported configurations.

Resource Alert: There is a fantastic article in the Sugar Community by Alex Nassi that provides an awesome list of other cool new features.

Highlights of Sugar 7.8 include:

Please note: You need to be on Sugar 7.7.1.1 before you can upgraade to Sugar 7.8.