The new version of Bitrix24 now offers free mobile apps for your iPhone or Android device with push notifications, mobile files and documents management, event scheduling and monitoring task. The improved CRM module now includes "Activities" for planning and managing daily tasks related to sales or customer care.
|"The strategic development of our product is focused on providing companies with a full set of tools for effective collaborative work, from discussions to files and tasks. With these updates, Bitrix24 Cloud and Self-hosted editions now have Bitrix24.Drive a cloud drive for file synching. We are sure that this and the other new features will prove themselves in the daily work of our users." - Sergey Rizhikov, CEO, Bitrix, Inc.|
Mobile & Desktop Apps
Mobile applications for both iOS and Android are ready for use in both Bitrix24 Cloud and in Bitrix24 Self-hosted versions, and now include file and task management. There is also a new Desktop app whcih serves as an internal instant messaging system for the entire company. The Desktop App also features Bitrix24.Drive for managing and synching your documents and files between your Mac / PC and your Bitrix24. Learn more...
A new service, public files, allows users to provide access to individual files to external (unauthorized) users. All security precautions are taken for safe usage, and file access can be time-limited and available using a password. Now your company can dispense entirely with storing corporate documents on third-party resources. Learn more...
Improved CRM Sales associates can now accomplish practically all their work in a single window: view the day's planned activities, create and edit them, and contact clients. Notifications of changes and updates are sent out to relevant team members. Learn more...
Social Intranet Enhancements
Version 12.0 brings new tools for social interaction inside the organization. This includes polls right inside the Activity Stream, acknowledgement badges, and real-time comments and notifications. Also, monitoring of information flows is now available using the new Smart Follow Mode regime. Learn more...
New Interfaces, Free Cloud Backup, Licensing Policy Changes, and more...
The new version of Bitrix24 has new administrative interfaces in both the front and back ends. Also, license holders with active updates have free access to cloud services including backup and content delivery. Important: the minimal technical requirements for the product have changed: PHP 5.3 or higher is required now, as well as MySQL 5.0 or higher. Learn more...
|Attention! Minimal technical requirements have been raised: PHP should be 5.3 and higher, and MySQL should be at least version 5.0.|
The new version of our free mobile app for iPhone / Android now offers push notifications, mobile files and documents management, event scheduling and monitoring task. By the way, now you can create tasks, monitor their execution, and follow status changes in your Bitrix24 self-hosted or Bitrix24 Cloud versions right from your phone!
In the new version, you can use your phone to accept, assign, delegate, or perform any other action on a selected task.
Task lists are divided into two groups and can be presented as a simple list (All Tasks). The mobile interface signals changes in task statuses with colored tabs: red overdue; green new; yellow awaiting approval.
With the unique new Push & Pull technology in the mobile app, you can see tasks in 'live' view that is, if a task is deleted from the intranet from the desktop app, it will disappear from the list in the mobile app immediately.
Now you can view public files (documents, presentations and images) directly from the mobile app. Also, you can find files much more easily with the built-in search. *In the Android version, you can open any file type, simply by installing a corresponding application.
With the desktop application, you can close your browser and still stay in touch through the company intranet (also avilable for Bitrix24 Self-hosted and Bitrix24 Cloud versions). You will still get notifications of the most important new developments, likes, comments, and changes in tasks in the Activity Stream. The Desktop app also features Bitrix24.Drive which provides you with a powerful tool to manage and synch your documents and files between your Mac / PC and your Bitrix24 in the Cloud. Download Desktop App for Mac or Windows
|For developers: To have messages in the desktop application, IM messages and blogs on from the intranet work 'live', as well as for tasks in the mobile application, the Pull module must be installed. This module enhances communications within the intranet and removes the 60-second delay which would otherwise occur. For best results, we recommend using the free, optimized Bitrix VM 4.2 virtual machine.|
The new service of public files is similar to popular web-based services. It allows a selected file to be shared, securely, with selected external users. Furthermore, access can be time-limited or via a password. This option allows you to avoid any further saving of company data or files on external resources. Furthermore, using this service relieves pressure on the corporate mail server.
Now the most performed CRM actions can be done with minimal clicks. Foremost this affects work with deals and adding information to them, creating new deals, and visualization and changing their stage. There is also a new format for entering information about deals.
There is also a new CRM-only 'smart search' which allows filters to be saved for quick access to needed data. The filter contains forms which cover 90% of regularly used search queries.
The administrative panels in the front end and the back end (Control Panel) have been redesigned to a stylish and, most importantly, intuitive interface, which is easy to use from the start.
The new look of the 'top' panel has larger and better-marked buttons in a panel that visually is much better separated from the page itself. The back-end is adapted to accommodate touch screens, and features easier navigation among the main sections. Check out the screenshots, below:
Use a single page in multiple sections. You no longer need to copy a page which is repeated in several chapters now a page can be attached to multiple sections and courses.
Aside from separate pages, the product now supports 'free' lessons and courses. This means that individual lessons can be appended to a number of courses and one course can be set inside a second one.
The new version has an improved access system. Now access can be assigned by user group (as before), or by department or individual user.
The new version of Bitrix24 provides clients with a cloud backup option. That is, a complete copy of your intranet can be stored in a cloud storage area that Bitrix provides free to owners of Bitrix24. The backup in the Bitrix Cloud is completely secure. We do not have access to this data. The Cloud backup feature let you:
Bitrix Cloud Backup is a free option for licenses of Bitrix24 that have active subscription for product updates and technical support. The product edition determines the amount of free space available in the Cloud:
|Edition||Backup Cloud Storage|
|BizPace Enterprise||25 Gb|
For installation of the Bitrix24 on a company server, we recommend using the free Virtual Machine 4.2 with an optimized environment for operation of the intranet. Bitrix Virtual Machine is free, quick, scalable, and can be installed in a private cloud!