Currency Exchange Rates

Companies today have a farther reach for selling their products and services into countries other than their home country. A lot of these sales are carried out in each country’s local currency, and to keep up to date, client relationship management systems have to be able to manage exchange rates in a multicurrency world.

Zurmo has incorporated an exchange rate system where many different currencies can be added and used for converting to and from USD (United States Dollars).  When a currency is first added, its exchange rate is updated. Then, when the currency is used again in an operation, the system checks when the last update was performed. If the currency update is more than 24 hours ago, the system will automatically perform an update as needed. In the very near future, functionality will be added to auto update all the currencies every night.

Zurmo uses the currency exchange rate service provided by,  which is based on information provided by the ECB (European Central Bank). By using an online service, the Zurmo application is able to automatically update the exchange rates for the currencies that have been added. The currencies can then be used throughout the application for any sale that require them.

Currently available currencies table.

Currency Name Code
Australia Dollar AUD
Bulgaria Lev BGN
Brazil Real BRL
Canada Dollar CAD
Switzerland Franc CHF
China Yuan Renminbi CNY
Czech Republic Koruna CZK
Denmark Krone DKK
Euro EUR
United Kingdom Pound GBP
Hong Kong Dollar HKD
Crotia Kuna HRK
Hungary Forint HUF
Indonesia Rupiah IDR
Isreal Shekel ILS
India Rupee INR
Japan Yen JPY
Korea (South) Won KRW
Sri Lanka Rupee LKR
Lithuania Litas LTL
Latvia Lat LVL
Mexico Peso MXN
Malaysia Ringgit MYR
Norway Krone NOK
New Zealand Dollar NZD
Philippines Peso PHP
Poland Zloty PLN
Romania New Leu RON
Russia Ruble RUB
Sweden Krona SEK
Singapore Dollar SGD
Thailand Baht THB
Turkey Lira TRY
Taiwan New Dollar TWD
United States Dollar USD
Venezuela Bolivar Fuerte VEF
South Africa Rand ZAR

Leave a Comment

  • disap4m

    How do you change it so only a specific currency is shown globally, even in reports.

    • Ray Stoeckicht

      An admin can add available currencies in the system and every user can set their default currency (Profile->edit). Are you talking about having a default currency for all users? Let me know what you are trying to accomplish so we can help you configure everything properly. Also, were you referring to the dashboard charts when you mentioned reports (Opportunities by Lead Source, Opportunities by Sales Stage)?

      • Ross Pettiford

        Hello Ray

        How can I set GBP as the default currency?

        I’ve been looking around on the forum and can’t find any indications on how to do this also I’d like to set a default timezone.

        Kind regards


        • Ray Stoeckicht

          Each user can set their default currency. Go into My Profile-> edit-> Currency.

  • Ray Stoeckicht

    What currency do you want to add? When logged in as an Admin look under Settings–> Currency Configuration. You can add any currency and then each individual user and select from the list of currencies that have been added.

    • talik


      I need XAF, which is Franc CFA, used in central africa.

      On admin, i cannot add any currency, only the ones which are predetermined, from an external currency web site.

      • Ray Stoeckicht

        I see. That currency is not included in our list. The currencies are pulled from a currency service. If they do not have it, then our options are limited.

        • Cees Wanrooij

          I have the same issue. XAF and XOF are tied to the euro on a fixed rate. I suppose that’s why they are not on the list.

          1€ = 655,957 XOF

          Is there a way to add them directly in the database?