Open Source SAAS-based SugarCRM Gets New User Interface

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The new version of Sugar 6 makes it easier to get to all the features that users need with one-click access. Sugar 6, the new SAAS package, has just hit beta, making it easier for users to get to where they want to go.

SAN FRANCISCO - The latest edition of SugarCRM's open-source CRM package, released as a public beta June 13, includes a revised UI designed to deliver speedy, simplified navigation along with improved mobile accessibility, company officials said.

Sugar 6, which was introduced during the company's SugarCon user conference here, is scheduled to become available to a subset of production customers in June and will be released to all customers in July, said Clint Oram, SugarCRM vice president of products.

"We have spent quite a bit of time updating the user interface. What you will see right out of the gate is a very bold new look around the color schemes," Oram said. The developers of Sugar 6 also used the AJAX development language "to update the look and feel even further than we have done" with earlier versions, he said.