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Small Business CRM Software Buyers Prefer Cloud-Based Solutions, Says New SFA Report

Software Advice has released its 2014 Sales Force Automation (SFA) Software BuyerView, revealing some of the trends in SFA software and insights into how organizations are evaluating, buying, and implementing it. Among its findings are that the overwhelming majority of new buyers are looking to cloud-based SFA, which includes CRM software. The report is based …

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Does Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connect to LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the chief business-oriented social media site that millions of professionals around the world use for job-hunting, resume promotion, networking and customer connections. One question potential Microsoft Dynamics CRM users might ask is: “Does Microsoft Dynamics CRM connect to LinkedIn?” According to this informative article by GetApp, the simple answer is YES. In fact, …

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Do You Provide a Customer Experience Worth Blogging About?

  Today I had to reorder a batch of buttons I had purchased 2 years ago. I remembered the website and found the old invoice in my email archive. But that was about it. I was honestly dreading the thought of starting the whole design and order process from scratch and considered just scraping the …

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Gartner Report Says Cloud and CRM Will Drive Enterprise Software Purchases in 2014

Whether a company is dealing with legacy software or is preparing to run new software in the cloud, security is a serious concern, according to a 2013 Gartner report. Many organizations will look to beef up their security in 2014, as the global information network becomes more open than ever and business servers become more …

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Is Internet Explorer 11 Making Dynamics CRM Act Weird?

Don’t you hate it when software starts acting weird? You feel like you are the only one, that you must have done something wrong.  Recently Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online was showing me a strange version of the screens. Come to find out, it was not just me. And nothing was wrong with Dynamics CRM. It …

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CRM Software BuyerView 2013 Report Shows What CRM Buyers Want

New research suggests that prospective CRM buyers are largely aiming for the cloud. According to a new report by Software Advice (www.softwareadvice.com) nearly half of organizations have not decided on a deployment model, but of the half that have decided, 96 percent chose the cloud. Of the survey respondents, 91 percent were interested in best-of-breed …

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Event Sponsor Lists Show Popular Add On Products for Dynamics CRM

Finding a complete list of add on products for Microsoft Dynamics CRM is not as easy as it sounds. Of course you can do an online search, but how can you narrow it down to the most popular products? Personally, I think one of the best ways to find the most popular ISVs (Integrated Software …

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Insiders Predict New Microsoft Dynamics CRM Could Launch Fall 2013

CRM customer needs are changing, and CRM software needs to adapt to those changes. This means a new version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is likely coming soon, according to CIO.com. The new version, coming for both on-premises and cloud versions of Dynamics CRM will offer more "personal experiences" to customers who are increasingly more aware …

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Statistic Shows SaaS-Based CRM Systems Gain Larger Market Share

While cloud computing has gained significant popularity in the media, some may still perceive the term SaaS (software-as-a-service) as little more than a buzzword. While cloud providers have undoubtedly helped to fuel the cloud hype machine as part of their marketing strategies, we now also have plenty of evidence that suggests an increasingly larger segment …

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How Many Companies Use Microsoft Dynamics CRM?

A question that many people ask when evaluating Microsoft Dynamics CRM is, “How many companies are using Microsoft Dynamics?” Here is the official count from Convergence 2013. Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 39,000 companies with 3 million users Microsoft Dynamics GP has seen 30% year over year growth. Microsoft Dynamics CRM was released in 2002. Much later …

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