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SugarCRM integration guide

NOTE: This help article is intended for customers on our self-serve level of service. If you are an Olark Pro customer, your integration likely will work differently. Please reach out to for help with setting up your integration.

Connect Olark with SugarCRM, a customer relationship management (CRM) system that features sales automation, marketing campaigns, customer support, collaboration, Mobile CRM, Social CRM and reporting.

Setup steps

step 1
  • Enter the details of your SugarCRM account. The URL should be the address where we can reach your SugarCRM. Add the username and password of one of the SugarCRM administrators and click Save. You're all set!

Once connected, you can send a test case at any time with the click of a button inside the configuration area:

step 2

Creating cases

Enter the !sugarcrm command while chatting to create leads in SugarCRM manually, or select the option to Send all transcripts to have all conversations sent automatically.

Here's how a case might look:

Sugarcrm case

Olark will try to match the visitor's email address to an existing lead. If there isn’t an existing email, a new account will be created. The chat transcript will be added as a note to the lead. Where possible, Olark will try to assign the lead to the agent with the same email address.

SugarCRM fields

Here is a list of the fields we send to SugarCRM

  • visitor_email
  • visitor_name
  • visitor_phone_number
  • operator_id (we attempt to attach the ticket to the email address of the agent currently taking the chat. If that’s not possible, we send it as an unassigned ticket)
  • last_name
  • lead_source (constant: "Web site")
  • lead_source_description (constant: "Olark Live Chat")
  • transcript (the content of the chat transcript or offline message)
Please provide the domain name where your Olark live chat is installed.
Include the relevant transcript URL, if possible. You can send us the specific URL from your Transcripts page.
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