Custom Columns and Smart Connectors are two different ways you can customize XTRF to suit your needs.
Custom Columns are non-standard columns that you add to any area of the Home Portal. You can name them however you like. For instance, maybe you’d like to include a column which indicates the project requester, client PO number, workflow status, or shows advanced financial data.
Smart Connectors are a way of automatically creating an XTRF project based on certain criteria, such an email sent to a specific address or a file uploaded to a specific folder (like an FTP/SFTP). This will be a real time-saver if you receive multiple projects sent in the same format.