I have installed SuiteCRM 8.1.3 on a hosted CentOS 7 computer running php 7.4 and MariaDB and am frankly amazed at the number of bugs that seem to exist:
- The installation required multiple attempts, including having to manually edit one of the .htaccess files in the directory tree.
- Linking an existing email to a user account in SuiteCRM does not work fully: (1) you cannot go back and review/edit the setting for an IMAP account that has been created; (2) creating an email signature does not work in that the signature cannot be saved.
- Although I have told SuiteCRM to monitor not only Inbox but also Sent Items I am not able to see the latter, nor am I able to switch between folders like I could in SugarCRM. I have only been able to view the IMAP Inbox whereas in SugarCRM I could switch to the folder with the imported emails, My Emails. Cannot find it here. I cannot find My Sent Emails anywhere.
- Sending an email from within Suite seems to work since I can check it in my regular email program but SuiteCRM gets stuck on some rotating icon.
- When error messages pop up they contain so little information that they are useless.
- Multiple icons etc show up as Undefined when I right-click on them.
- Creating and editing contacts, leads etc is much clumsier than in SugarCRM 6.5 which was fairly efficient with respect to screen space. SuiteCRM wastes a lot of space, does not show the entire window etc.
- It is much slower than SugarCRM 6.5x running on the same hosted computer.
Overall, I find this a gigantic step backwards and have to ask myself which business is prepared to fight all these problems? SuiteCRM is working /against/ the user/administrator. Do none of the developers actually use the product?
I have to ask myself if there is no quality control when a new version is released. Note that this is 8.1.3, ie an update of a minor release but it behaves more like a beta version that is not ready for general use.