InsideView Insights no longer bundled with Dynamics 365
On January 16th Microsoft emailed thousands of Dynamics 365 customers (and us partners) informing that InsideView Insights will no longer be bundled with Dynamics 365. If you have not used Insights, you missed out on a great tool that provides data and intelligence about your leads, accounts and contacts in Dynamics 365. It also allowed Dynamics 365 users to build lists of target companies/contacts and pull them right into Dynamics 365.
The official announcement said: "This notification is to inform you that effective January 16, 2019, Microsoft will no longer offer Insights, powered by InsideView and Versium Predict for new customers. As a current Dynamics 365 customer, you can continue using Insights, powered by InsideView and Versium Predict service until the discontinuation of service on August 15, 2019. All Microsoft support for InsideView Insights and Versium Predict will end effective August 15, 2019."
Today InsideView provided detail on this change and a roadmap to continue use of Insights so we wanted to share this updated information.
For current Dynamics 365/InsideView users - your bundled (ie free) access to Insights will continue until August 15th, 2019. If you subscribed to Dynamics 365 after 1/16/19 you will not receive Insights.
Continued use of Insights will require the purchase of a subscription license. If you subscribe prior to 3/31/19 you will receive discounted pricing that will be locked in for your subscription term (minimum term is 1 year). Discounted pricing starts at $16 per user/month and depends on the number of users being licensed provided you license all Dynamics 365 users. If you choose to license named users the pricing starts at $66/user/month.
There are also tiered packages available for 1-10 users and 11-24 users with discounted pricing.
For those that will subscribe to Insights the transition will be seamless as just a backend change needs to be made.
We have always been proponents of the Insights tool. It adds a lot of value for end users in having access to a vast database to update leads/accounts and also to pull down contacts not currently in your Dynamics 365 system. If you have not seen Insights, we are happy to give you a demonstration. If you are using Insights and would like to continue via a paid subscription please contact us for more information - 844-8-STRAVA (844-878-7282) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Author: David Buggy is a veteran of the CRM industry with 18 years of experience helping businesses transform by leveraging Customer Relationship Management technology. He has over 15 years experience with Microsoft CRM and has helped hundreds of businesses plan, implement and support CRM initiatives. David is President & CEO of Strava Technology Group, a firm that is focused on helping businesses achieve success with Microsoft CRM and Dynamics 365. To reach David connect with him on LinkedIn. To learn more about Strava Technology Group visit www.stravatechgroup.com