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CRM Optimization:  How to Improve your Marketing and Communication Integration

Throughout this series on CRM optimization and the evolving needs of our clients, I have written at length about the trend for organizations to shift their focus and expectations regarding their CRM systems.  When leaders stop viewing their CRM systems as simple tools, and begin seeing them as a performing asset, they allow their CRM […]

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What CRM Won’t Do For You

  CRM can provide significant benefits to any sales-driven organization that’s focused on customer service. And it can have a profoundly positive impact on internal processes and performance, both individually and organizationally. Despite CRM’s inherent ability to boost profits and deliver insights, there are some things that CRM simply can’t do on its own. Time […]

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Embracing a CRM initiative in the BFSI

Customer relationship management (CRM) is one of the most important phrases in the banking industry – or at least it should be. In today's financial world CRM should be linked with the following mission: "Gain a competitive advantage by identifying, attracting, and retaining profitable clients." Financial institutions today are facing the same challenge today as […]

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CRM Optimization: Advancing Team Work & Collaboration

In my first post on CRM optimization and the evolving needs of our clients, I outlined the trend for organizations to shift their focus and expectations regarding their CRM system. By changing their mindset from a strictly sales force automation tool to a business solution, they allow their CRM system to actually help them achieve […]

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CRM Optimization & Visibility: 6 Common Goals and Applications

In my first post, I introduced the concept of an organizational shift in focus regarding CRM systems, whereby the focus is not so much on the functional/tactical expectations (i.e., being a sales force automation tool), but rather on the desired business outcomes, and how this shift is driving solutions with greater efficacy. With this new […]

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How To Deliver Projects On Time On Budget Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Does your company want to deliver projects on time and on budget? Do you use Microsoft Dynamics CRM? AbleBridge’s Project Management tool for Dynamics CRM can help. You’ve made extensive use of your Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution in your marketing campaigns. Your sales team has also used it extensively in identifying prospects, cultivating leads and […]

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How Client Expectations are Changing for their CRM Solution

Defining desired business outcomes,  focusing on the relationship, and understanding the value in business optimization. Over the last several months I have been involved in assisting several of our CRM customers with planning and implementing upgrades to improve their relationships with their customers or clients. The organizations range from traditional industrial/supply chain companies and professional […]

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Mobile Sales & Field Service Offline Mobile CRM for Dynamics CRM and Salesforce

Resco, a leading provider of cross-platform mobile CRM solutions to businesses of all sizes has made an announcement today. Their number one fully-fledged offline mobile CRM solution is available to the Salesforce community using mobile sales and field service. Thereby, extending their overall strategy and bringing a platform to any organization that utilizes Salesforce solutions […]

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How to Simplify the Most Hated Operational Task for all Project Based Organizations

  What is the most hated operational or administrative task that any professional services resource needs to do? Time entry. Some businesses can afford to let it slide, but in a project focused business, accurate time entry is crucial. Let’s be honest, this task will never be loved by the people that need to account […]

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How I Get My Team to Enter Project Time DAILY in Dynamics CRM

I admit that I am the “time police”. It is part of my process and a necessary evil. Even when you make it as simple for them as possible, consultants still don’t like to enter their time. As a manager, I explain to them that I understand this, but it still needs to happen. It […]

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