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As many know, LinkedIn has proven to play an integral role in the lives of anyone in sales or sales leadership. If you are fortunate enough to subscribe to LinkedIn Sales Navigator, you will agree that this is one of the best assets available to anyone in sales today. LinkedIn Sales Navigator employs the power of LinkedIn's abundant network to help sales professionals...

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Consider the following scenario: You have Dynamics 365 / CRM and you utilize Click Dimensions to track your marketing campaign’s effectiveness. You want to be able to generate awareness for your campaign, but more importantly want to learn which channel is most effective to help shape and target your marketing efforts. For example, you want to drive traffic to a promotion page or product page on your website that...

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Drive Sales-Improve Productivity-Microsoft Dynamics 365

For small to medium size businesses (SMB), the statistics for success can often be discouraging. With so many resources and information available to foster success, why in 2016 are roughly 50% of small businesses failing in the first four years? (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Scouring the internet for answers, you’ll find some common trends are a lack of cash flow, growing revenue, proper staffing, etc. Currently,...

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Recently, I was tasked with installing one of Microsoft’s new solutions, namely an updated Fantasy Sales Team, into a few of our CRM systems. I started off with our demo sandbox instance because that is the playground for all of our testing needs. Importing and installing the solution in there was a breeze, mostly because everyone has system administrator roles in that system. I then...

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We wanted to add a nice and practical component to add tags to CRM records, such as Accounts, Contacts or any other entity type. This implementation for a start, helps add tags to a record, but, it can be improved to also be used as a multiple select dropdown tool, something that CRM doesn’t have out of the box. What is special, then from this implementation,...

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Problem A bizarre issue occurred after an in instance of CRM 2011 is upgraded to 2016 on-premise: 1. When assigning entity to user or business unit,  an error message is prompted: “LOOKUP CONTROL ERROR: Cannot add item of typename= to the lookup control” 2. The same error message also prompts when saving the form after changing a field.   Since there is another, almost identical, CRM instance where this error does not...

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Problem A common problem that many users report in CRM is that the system is automatically sending out e-mail notifications to recipients for CRM Appointments without the user’s permission. However, you know CRM doesn’t automatically send out Appointment e-mails and there are no background processes or workflows that are sending these notifications. So what are the users referring to? Since CRM 2013, most users have been creating appointments through the...

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With the upgrade to CRM 2016 Online comes one of many new features – CRM App For Outlook.  The CRM App For Outlook provides a new user experience to tracking emails in CRM from Outlook using Serverside Synchronization for Incoming Email. To start your configuration for CRM App For Outlook, you drop down the top navigation bar and go to Settings -> CRM App For Outlook:   In order...

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One of the standard features that comes with Dynamics CRM is to convert Appointment to Opportunity. You can simply Convert To click Convert To button and select Opportunity, which results in below pop-up window By default, the results after converting Appointment to Opportunity are: The Required attendee field is mapped to Customer field on Opportunity The opportunity is set as Regarding object on Appointment The appointment status...

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We recently have encountered several instances where attempts to upgrade a CRM 2015 organization to CRM 2016 through the import organization function will hang (waits 60 minutes) and then eventually crash with the following error: “The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.  The wait operation timed out”. Cause: The problem occurs for any CRM 2015 organization that has...

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