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The Better CRM: Microsoft Dynamics 365 or Salesforce? Forrester study says Dynamics 365.

The world of CRM is populated with all kinds of “solutions.” We use quotation marks here before many of these so-called customer relationship management “solutions” are anything but.   That said, there are only two real options for the vast majority of businesses: Salesforce or Dynamics 365. They’re both industry leaders, and they both have […]

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FREE Training on Insights for Dynamics 365

If you missed the webinar you can watch the recording: FREE Training - Microsoft Insights for Dynamics 365 powered by InsideView Technologies, Inc.   Jan 18, 2018 1:00 PM Eastern Time  Microsoft Insights powered by InsideView is included in most Microsoft CRM/Dynamics 365 subscriptions and is one of the most powerful tools in the system.  Join […]

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Dynamics CRM Tip: Unable to Create or Resolve Cases?

By Byron C. Law, Crowe Horwath Creating and resolving “cases” in Dynamics CRM is very important for customer service and support teams. So if you get an error code when you are trying to create or resolve cases, it can slow down productivity. A client presented an issue where they were unable to create or […]

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CRM Adoption 2017 Survey

CRM Adoption 2017 There is no denying CRM solutions are a substantial investment for the average company. As CRM software development begins to focus more on the user experience, adoption rates have increased dramatically. As well, cloud technology has taken CRM, what was once considered an enterprise solution, and leveled the playing field to make […]

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Dynamic Values for Email Templates – Part 2

As a result of some great questions that I received on my first blog, Dynamic Values for Custom Entities in Email Templates, I wanted to write a follow up blog highlighting the resolutions to some of those inquires. I’m going to assume you’ve read the previous entry, which is posted above.   Template Types When creating a […]

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Word Document Templates that use FetchXML for Complex Data Retrieval

Dynamics CRM now allows you to create and persist Document Templates using Microsoft Word. We were intrigued by this functionality and began to explore it immediately, but discovered one shortcoming. The user interface in CRM forces you to select a single starting entity and only entities that have a direct relationship for the data. But […]

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8 Proven Steps for a Smooth Microsoft Dynamics CRM Upgrade

The next time you do a Microsoft Dynamics CRM upgrade, you will likely transition to Microsoft Dynamics 365. But you will still be doing an upgrade. So it is good to be clear on the steps involved to make sure it is a successful upgrade. An upgrade is a finite project. There are milestones to complete […]

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Workaround for Generating a Report from SSRS and Displaying on Webpage

As I’ve been developing in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, I’ve come to learn that if there’s an issue, chances are it stems from report generation and SSRS. We were developing our new customer portal and as a part of the customizations, it required a report generated from CRM to be displayed on a webpage in the […]

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Email Signatures in CRM 2016

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 update 1 brings with it many new service features, analytics features and productivity features.   There is one new bit of functionality that while minor, will have a big impact. The CRM team has given us the ability to easily create multiple personal email signatures. This is something we take for […]

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Dynamics CRM Workflows: Parallel Wait Branches

Imagine that your sales users are required to fill in an Estimated Close Date field on every opportunity that they create in Dynamics CRM, and you want to automatically create a reminder task for the sales user one week before the estimated close date. However, to avoid confusing your sales users with irrelevant tasks, you […]

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