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02 February 2009, 17:52

SugarCRM's new features previewed

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SugarCRM has fundamentally overhauled the web services framework and has now added a REST (Representational State Transfer) interface that will allow for easier development of the services based upon Sugar data. Another new feature is a CSS based themes framework, which will allow developers to create new themes, without writing any code. The new Mobile Studio Editor will help to optimise SugarCRM for mobile devices with pre-built layouts and views for specific mobile use. Dynamic teams enables users to add multiple or individual teams to a CRM record, to help with collaboration on larger and more complex projects.

At SugarCon, John Roberts, CEO of SugarCRM, previewed some new capabilities for SugarCRM. According to Roberts, "The new capabilities announced at SugarCon, will provide developers with the most modern CRM (customer relationship management) development platform, coupled with cutting edge features to help customers succeed in a tough economy." SugarCRM is introducing "significant improvements" to the web services framework to improve performance of web service calls and will allow "for third-party developers to more easily create and maintain integrations to the SugarCRM application."

The new features will be available for beta testing next month, with a planned release in spring.


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