Looking back at what we expected from the emerging Social CRM landscape 10 years ago and what actually happened. A journey through Microsoft’s efforts in embedding social into the core features of what still used to be called Dynamics CRM.
New Team Member apps for Dynamics 365
In 2020 Release Wave 1, Microsoft is shipping new App Modules for Sales Team Member and Customer Service Team Member. Let’s look at the Early Access features and see what you can do with these apps, prior to the coming technical enforcement of Team Member access rights.
Everything as a Service – Not Just Your CRM
Spring is in the air, at least if the Dynamics CRM 2016 Spring Wave announcement is anything to go by. It’s pretty amazing that only 2 days after we were given the 2016 update for our CRM Online environment there’s already the next batch of updates to pay attention to. Now here I was thinking […]
CRM 2013 SP1: Case Creation and Routing – The Details
In my previous post about the new functionality included in CRM 2013 SP1 / Spring ’14 release I laid out the big picture of how case creation and routing rules relate to cases and queues in Dynamics CRM. Now it’s time to take a more detailed look at how you would actually configure these rules […]
CRM 2013 SP1: Case Creation and Routing – The Big Picture
The latest Dynamics CRM Online Spring ’14 release is now rolling out to existing and new customers (starting from the US data centers) and the on-premises equivalent of CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 will soon follow is now available from MS Download Center (here’s the KB article for more details about SP1). The quickest way to […]
Accessing “Special” Activity Data with CRM Report Wizard
Sometimes a data model that is perfectly valid on a logical level does not enable the system end users to actually leverage the data stored in it. One example of such a design is the way Microsoft Dynamics CRM handles the information collected on the standard (uncustomizable) dialog windows used in the case resolution and […]
What’s on the 2014 Roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics CRM?
The annual festivities of the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence event in the US have now been completed for the year 2014. This means that the outline for upcoming releases in this calendar year have also been presented to the 12K attendees in Atlanta as well as anyone watching the sessions via Virtual Convergence. The following roadmap […]
Bringing Customer Service Back to CRM with Parature
In case you missed the big news last week, Microsoft has acquired a company called Parature. Similar to the two marketing related service providers MS has bought earlier, Marketing Pilot and Netbreeze, this latest acquisition is intended for expanding the footprint of Dynamics CRM on the customer service side. It’s been no secret that this […]
No-code Customizations with North52 Formula Manager, Part 3: Case Resolutions
In the previous articles (part 1 and part 2) we’ve explored how the North52 Formula Manager can be utilized in automating steps related to the sales process. This time we’ll be looking at a scenario related to service management, in an effort to make it easier to share knowledge and report on the resolutions of cases […]