SugarCRM User Guide



The following is a user guide for Microsoft Teams users on how to use Implicit for Teams.


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Supported Platforms

Microsoft Teams

  • Microsoft Teams on Windows (Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2)
  • Microsoft Teams on Mac (macOS 10.10 or later).
  • Microsoft Teams Online (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Safari).
  • Mobile ??


  • SugarCRM and SuiteCRM


Verifying Implicit for Teams is Installed

Before you can start using Implicit for Teams, your admin needs to install the app on your organization’s Microsoft 365 account. Please see Implicit for Teams Admin Installation Guide.

To check if Implicit for Teams is installed for your organization, sign in to Microsoft Teams.  If you are already signed in, please sign out and sign in again.

Click ‘Apps’ and select ‘Built for your Org’. If Implicit for Teams installed it will show up on the right-side pane.


Verifying that Implicit Module is installed on CRM Server

To be able to save conversations and approval sessions as collaboration logs on the CRM, Implicit Extension Package (custom module) needs to be installed on your CRM. Prior to using Implicit for teams, please verify with your CRM admin that the custom module is installed. For more information see:  Installing Implicit Extension Package on the CRM Server.

Adding Implicit for Teams to Teams’ Channels

You can add ‘Implicit for Teams’ to any Teams channel that you share with your team members. This allows you to share and discuss CRM content with other CRM users inside Teams. When you select a CRM record to open inside Teams, that record becomes automatically visible to any CRM user who is a member of that channel and has permissions to access that CRM record.

You can also add Implicit for Teams to chats, or posts using the same method described below.

To add an Implicit tab to a Teams’ channel, simply click the ‘+’ button on the top toolbar.

Teams will prompt you to enter the name of the Teams app that you would like to add as a new tab. Start typing ‘Implicit’ and Teams will find the app and allow you to select it.

Note: Teams shows the most recently used apps, so when you start using the app frequently, you’ll find it at the top section.

Upon the first launch or when you are not logged in to Implicit for Teams, you’ll be prompted to login:

Followed by a login screen:

The login screen prompts you for the following information:

  • License Key – Upon the first login, enter your implicit license key.
  • CRM address – The URL to the root folder of the CRM (the same URL that you specify to login to the CRM via the web browser). Make sure to specify HTTPS, e.g.:

Note: Microsoft Teams requires all apps to use HTTPS.

  • User Credentials – Enter your CRM credentials (username and password that you use to login to your CRM).
  • Terms of Service and Privacy Policy – Please review Implicit’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and if you accept both check the box indicating that you have reviewed and agree. To use ‘Implicit for Teams’, you also need to agree to have your name, email address and CRM username sent to Implicit and to be associated with your implicit license. If you don’t agree, please click the X button to close the dialog and cancel the login.

When you’re ready click ‘Login’. Next, you’ll be prompted to select the CRM record that you would like to share with your team:

Select the module type first and then start typing the name of the record you’re looking for.

Note: The drop down will initially display the first 50 records and will narrow down the list progressively as you start typing the name of the record and will auto-complete the record name when a match is found.

Once you select the CRM record, click ‘Save’.

If you have permission to access the record, Implicit for Teams will display it in the new tab:

Note: When you add a CRM record to the channel, it becomes visible to all team members of that channel who have permissions to access it.

Removing Implicit for Teams Tab from a channel

To remove the tab, click the drop-down arrow next to the CRM record name and select Remove.

This will just remove the tab from Teams. It will not remove the record from the CRM.

Note: if you have edited the CRM record and wish to save these changes back to the CRM, make sure to click ‘Save’ before removing the tab.

Working with CRM records inside Teams

Viewing CRM Records

The CRM record view includes the name of the record with an icon indicating its type and the key attributes (fields) to allow you to get a quick summary of the record.

CRM records inside Teams are displayed in their native CRM format. The fields are organized in the same exact order as when working via a browser including any custom fields and custom modules that you’ve defined in the CRM.

The ‘Related’ section includes all the related CRM records, each with its key attributes, arranged in the form of cards.

Collaborating, Discussing and Updating CRM Records

To discuss the CRM record with your team members, click the ‘Open Conversation’ button. The conversation will open on the right-hand side pane.

Team members who have access to the CRM record, can view the content and participate in the conversation. Those members with permissions to modify the record, can edit and update it inside Teams. Once a record has been updated by any of the team members, you can refresh the record by clicking the ‘Refresh’ button next to the record’s name.

To edit a record, click the ‘pencil’ icon next to the record’s name. This will open the record for editing in the same format as when you edit it on the CRM (in the browser).

Saving the conversation in the CRM

At any time of the discussion, you can save the conversation and generate a collaboration record in the CRM.

Note: For the purpose of this document, we use the terms “Conversation”, “Discussion” or “Collaboration” interchangeably.

One collaboration log will be created per conversation. If you save multiple times, it will continue updating the log until you close the Implicit tab. When the log is successfully saved in the CRM, you will be notified:

Viewing the Collaboration Log in the CRM

When the Implicit Extension Package is installed on the CRM, a new type of sub-panel is added to CRM records. This sub-panel will display all collaboration and approval sessions, as shown below

Click the collaboration name to open the collaboration and view a sequential log of all the chat messages. This will enable you to review the conversation quickly and easily. The screenshot below shows an example of such a log:

To view the log from Teams, click on ‘Open in CRM’, scroll down to the ‘Implicit Collaborations’ sub-panel and open the collaboration.

Sharing CRM records from CRM

You can share CRM records directly from the CRM by selecting a record and ….

Sharing CRM records from Outlook

Note: To share CRM records from Outlook, you need to have both Implicit FrontEnd for Outlook and Implicit for Teams installed.

If you are using Implicit FrontEnd for Outlook, you can select the record to share and open in Teams directly from Outlook. Simply click the “Share via Teams” button next to the record on the side-panel. This enables you to easily share with your team, CRM records that are related to an email that you received or about to send to a customer.

You’ll be prompted to select the Teams channel where you would like to share that record. If Microsoft Teams is not running, implicit will launch it and open the record on the selected channel.

Requesting Approval


A very important and useful feature of collaboration is the ability to request approval in real-time via Teams. There are many situations where you may need to get your sales manager approval before communicating back to a customer. You may, for example, need to get approval before offering a certain discount or before sending a quote to a customer. Implicit for Teams allows you to request approval via Teams and capture the Teams conversation with your sales manager or other CRM users, related to this approval request, including when and by whom the request was approved or declined, and archive all this information as an approval log to the corresponding CRM record. The approval log will include all the messages as well as an audit trail of each approver approving or declining the request.

Requesting Approval via Teams

To request approval click the ‘…’ button on the bottom of the conversation pane:

Teams will prompt you to select the app. If you don’t find Implicit in the ‘Recent’ list, start tying “Implicit” and Teams will find and activate it.

Alternatively, you can start typing “@Implicit” in the chat text box, and Teams will auto -complete, display the full name of the app. Select ‘+ Request Approval’:

Upon selecting ‘Request Approval’, you’ll be prompted to select one or more approvers from the list of your team members:

When you’re done, click ‘Send’.

Upon sending the approval request, it will be added to the conversation window as shown below:

Each of the approvers, will receive the request and view it in the conversation window, along with the buttons to ‘Approve’ or ‘Decline’.

Note: we recommend that you respond back to the requester with any questions or comments explaining your decision in the conversation pane before selecting ‘Approve’ or ‘Decline’ to ensure that your response is included in the approval log that would be saved to the CRM.

The requester will be notified of the approval/decline decision in the conversation pane:

If your request is declined, you can modify the request or provide additional information and request again. After you receive the approval/decline, make sure to click ‘Save Conversation in CRM’. Implicit for Teams will retrieve the complete conversation including any approval request and responses from the approvers and generate an approval log under the related record in the CRM. The approval log will show up under the Collaborations sub-panel as shown below:

Click on the approval record to open.

Requesting Approval via Outlook

Note: This functionality requires you to have “Implicit FrontEnd for Outlook” add-in installed.

If your sales manager or any of the approvers is not available to join a real-time discussion via Teams, you can trigger the same approval process via Outlook. Implicit for Teams allows you to send an approval request email via Outlook. This will trigger the approval request mechanism that Implicit FrontEnd for Outlook provides. At any time during the discussion in Teams, you can request an approval via Outlook. An email will be generated with all the information about the related CRM record so that the approver would receive all the information necessary to approve your request. You’ll be able to explain your request in the email.  Prior to sending the email, Implicit will capture the Teams conversation to allow the approvers to review the Teams discussion that preceded the request (if any) in the approval log in the CRM prior to approving /declining the request.

Once your request is approved or declined via outlook, the approval log will be updated to include the email correspondence and the approval decision, so that an accurate and complete audit trail is saved in the CRM.

To request an approval via Outlook, follow the same steps as described previously and when prompted to select approvers, select “Select via Outlook”

Upon clicking done, Implicit will automatically save the conversation and generate an approval log in the CRM. It will then switch to Outlook and open the approval request compose email with all the related CRM information already set. You can then enter your message and click ‘Send’

Implicit FrontEnd for Outlook will continue to track the approval request and responses and update the approval log in the CRM and in FrontEnd.

Viewing the Approval Logs in Outlook

The approval email thread will also be visible in FrontEnd inside Outlook as shown below:

The log is a sequential list ordered by time and grouped by collaboration threads. It contains the sender’s name (From), list of recipients (To), and date.

Each CRM record can have multiple collaboration threads simultaneously or one after another. When there are multiple threads, the collaboration log will group the emails under the Email subject of each collaboration thread. Each collaboration thread can be collapsed or expanded by clicking on its header (subject).

The collaboration log continues as long as the email discussion continues and will collect all the emails within that discussion.

Viewing the Approval Logs in the CRM

To access the approval log in the CRM, open the record that the approval is related to and scroll down to the collaborations sub-panel. Sort by date, or by the name of the initiator and click to open the collaboration record.

Clarification: To clarify the terms we use – The record type is ‘collaboration record’. An approval is a specific case of collaboration. When the collaboration contains an approval request and response, the log that is generated is referred to as an ‘approval log’.


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