Update on Vtiger 6 Open Source

We’re in the final weeks before the release of the Vtiger 6.0.0 RC, and in the spirit of things we’d like to take a moment to discuss some of the changes to come. These changes can be segmented into three levels, comprising the user experience, product features, and actual code. Combined, they create an experience for developers and end users that is leaps ahead of what was possible with Vtiger 5.4. Read on for the full breakdown. User Experience We have received endless amounts of feedback from Vtiger users via emails, various forums, social and support channels over the last year. These have helped us focus our time on improving the product areas most valuable to you. Today things like aesthetics and visual cues are absolutely critical to the user experience. As such, with Vtiger 6  we have completely redesigned the aesthetic experience to include more consistent visuals, meaningful color coding, and other cues to make navigating the CRM a more pleasant and intuitive experience. Additionally, from the flat, undifferentiated interface present in Vtiger 5.4 we switched to a functionally-segmented interface with interactive fields. This means dynamic update fields, dynamic search fields, and drag and drop interfaces that make the CRM much easier to understand, navigate, and ultimately use. Coupled with new documentation and videos on our website, and easier to understand, adapt, and fine tune settings areas, Vtiger 6 should be much easier to build, deploy, and use in any organization.
Features
History & updates widgets – track all changes at record level or across the CRM
Module level dashboards
Summary views at record levels
Code We’ve changed the code-base of Vtiger to follow an MVC model, so, developers, this one’s for you. New modules and extensions developed for Vtiger 6 will no longer modify Vtiger’s core files, and thus for the foreseeable future will work with all future versions of Vtiger. Also, building new layouts and themes to customize the UI is now a breeze. We hope that makes Vtiger a fantastic candidate for developers to invest time and energy into building add-ons that can be repeatedly leveraged on their own projects, or shared for others to use with little effort.
A Note For Developers
Monthly updates of the Vtiger 6 code base are available to developers interested in porting existing extensions, or developing new extensions for Vtiger 6. Developers can get started by accessing the latest development build here. Additionally, if you’re just getting started developing for Vtiger, our developer guide is available here.
We’re excited to for what the future has in store for all of us with Vtiger 6. From ease of development, to ease of deployment and use, Vtiger 6 provides a better experience for everyone. We expect to make a few more announcements prior to release day, and look forward to bringing you more details in the weeks to come.
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Rami
4 years 1 month ago

Very interesting, looking forward to updating our current installation to version 6.

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Jungle
4 years 1 month ago

Can we hope for RC this month?

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

We expect to release 6.0 RC by end of this month.

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Bob
4 years 1 month ago

Thanks for all your hard work! Jungle I heard from the dev team that it should release later this month.

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Nick
4 years 1 month ago

What about official support for postgreSQL?? Will it be available for vtiger6?

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

Nick, No, Vtiger 6 does’t support PostgreSQL. Right now we don’t have any plans to support other databases except MySQL

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jet
4 years 1 month ago

Is the vTiger 6 responsive across all devices namely mobile/tablet/desktop ?

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

Hey Jet,

Vtiger CRM 6 default layout is not designed for the phones. We plan to improve the layout in the future to be responsive for smaller screens on the smart devices.

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jet
4 years 25 days ago

Sorry to say that feeling so disappointed that this version of vTiger is not responsive on mobile phone. All the major web systems being released this year had been made responsive on mobile phone surfing. Without this mobile display support, it defeats the purpose of upgrade. Also, many clients are looking for migration to other counterparts which support mobile display especially the customer portal

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

Hi jet,

We believe it will be hard to replicate the experience of a native app in the mobile web browser. We have already released apps for IPhone and Android, and will soon be releasing an app for the IPad.

We already have plans to make the next upgrade to UI more mobile friendly, and are looking at libraries such as Bootstrap3 which take a mobile-first approach.

Thank You.

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jet
4 years 25 days ago

Hi, Currently, 1 best Open Source ERP/CRM with the best mobile experience is this OpenCRX http://www.opencrx.org/ , you may see how they work out the mobile display, VERY INTUITIVE, VERY NICE and VERY POWERFUL. I hardly imagined a team of 3 persons could come out such a powerful ERP/CRM. The disadvantage of OpenCRX is using JAVA requiring Apache Tomcat, this is not possible for me to host it on any shared hosting but VPS. If it is made to be LAMP based, it would be highly regarded with the greatest popularity. Early this year, Joomla 3.0 had been fully made mobile for both front and backend in core, sooner Drupal 8 which will provide more robust experiences on mobile admin access and content creation in core. Responsive Mobile Display is key to winning the heart of clients nowadays. Mobile app is good for sales persons but not for the public to access and browse like Customer Portal. Mobile Display Support is more critical than app as I couldn’t force my clients to download the app but visiting my Customer Portal on their mobile browser. Just my 2 cents, earlier I really had an urging expectation that vTiger 6 will revolutionize… Read more »

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 23 days ago

Hi Jet,

We really value your feedback. We will try to fix this issue in later versions.

Regards,
Raghu Mahaadev
vtiger Team

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jet
4 years 23 days ago

if so, I’ll not approach customers until the Mobile Responsive Display is supported coz most of them will run away if they know of this latest version were not yet responsive especially for the Customer Portal Thank You.

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John
4 years 1 month ago

Hello,

I am about to start a project with vtiger 5.4.0. Will it be an upgrade or migration process to version 6?

How easy do you see this working…..?

Thanks

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

John, we will provide a migration wizard for that. You can refer to the migration documentation that we are going to share after Vtiger 6 release.

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Saulo José García
4 years 1 month ago

Vtiger use for my personal stuff. I tried the beta and it looks great. Some details are missing, but I know that the future will be incorporated. As the RC out the set it up for my business. This waiting is killing me!!! 😀

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

Hi Gracia,

I noticed that you are feeling something is missing. I would love to hear from you. Shoot me an email regarding you concerns to support at vtiger dot com. BTW you can expect the release by end of this month 🙂

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Saulo José García
4 years 23 days ago

Hello Raghu. Well, I mean what you need it any to take a good sales process: gamification, responsive template (for tablets and smartphones), social media integration, Google Apps full integration (natively), Web forms to capture visitors’ information, Gateway payments (natively) … You know, That Little details then help us to do a better job.

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Danny van Hooren
4 years 1 month ago

Hi,

I have been using this for a couple of years now and it is great! I still use 5.2.1 but I am gonna let it upgrade by some Vtiger people to version 6 when it is released.

I like it very much.

Up to version 6! 😉

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John
4 years 1 month ago

Will quickbooks integration and the payments module be available for the open source version as well?

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

John, we are planning to release those modules as paid extensions for Vtiger 6

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Nexus
4 years 1 month ago

How well is the code documented? While I’m still new to vTiger I’m not new to coding and it can be a nightmare tracking down some of these things to change. I would hope this software is easy for most people to alter not just those who developed it. Maybe a flow diagram of the code would be useful? Still, I quite look forward to 6. Excellent job!

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

Hi Nexus,

We have already shared a developer guide on wiki page
https://wiki.vtiger.com/index.php/Vtiger_6_Developer_Guide

Positive feedback from community
https://discussions.vtiger.com/index.php?p=/discussion/165877

Thanx

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Forrest Erickson
4 years 1 month ago

Looking forward to the update. We have been holding off on our internal updates so that we do not have to re-merge.

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Travis Brown
4 years 1 month ago

Have been using 5.2.1 for two and a half years, Its great and I cant wait to check out 6.

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Alfredo
4 years 1 month ago

I´ve been waiting for this new version for a while. I´m sure it will be the best!…please tell us when will be release

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Ruben Estrada
4 years 28 days ago

Thanks for the news! I hope for vtiger 6 release early on July! Does someone know if there’ll be an integration with gmail and google calendar as with the paid version?

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

Hi Ruben,

We are working feverishly to release Vtiger 6 later this month. FYI integration with gmail and google calendar is already available as a part of Vtiger On Demand version. We have plans to release them as paid extensions for Open Source version.

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Alberto Guerrero
4 years 25 days ago

Hi Raghu M

I believe that for many who use open source vtiger one of the most important things is that we can use to sync with Google, we are interested in to have this extension.

Does the extension released with version 6 vtiger?

I would also like to know if I can help to develop the opensource version.

Thanks a lot

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

Hi Alberto,

We are not releasing the Google integration with the Vtiger 6. You can expect Google integration in few months as a paid extension for open source users.

If you are interested to join Vtiger developers community, please check this link http://trac.vtiger.com

Thank You

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Ruben Estrada
4 years 22 days ago

It would be very nice to have that extension even if it has to be paid for. Integration with gmail is a great feature that would be extremly useful for many users.

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gims
4 years 27 days ago

Hi,

I am using vtiger since 3 years now and i am satisfy. Something that is missing since the begining is the delivery note, i you can implement the delivery note module linked with invoices, it will be perfect. please add it, for the small size company like our, using it in another system or manually is painfull.
thanks

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 25 days ago

Hi Gims,

We will provide Delivery Note in a future update.

Thanks for notifying that to me.

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Aidan
4 years 26 days ago

Hi, do we have an eta on Vtiger 6 as I’m waiting in anticipation to upgrade!

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Manish Goyal
4 years 23 days ago

Hi

Why I can’t see duplicate handling, merge features in latest vtiger 6

I had downloaded it from here

trac.vtiger.com/svn/vtiger/vtigercrm/branches/6.0.0/

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Raghu Mahaadev
4 years 23 days ago

Hi Manish,

This feature is still under development. We are going to release this feature in vtiger 6 RC release.

Regards,
Raghu Mahaadev
vtiger Team

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loic
4 years 22 days ago

Hi Raghu,

So you are telling us that this feature is still under development while it’s present on the “On Demand” version…and it’s the same story with the Google sync feature and the payment module.
If these modules will be commercial modules, just let us know.

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Aidan
4 years 22 days ago

Am I able to mark invoices and pending, paid or outstanding. Also pull up an idea of the customers account balance in credit or debit in VT6?

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