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Making the Leap to CRM


Making the leap to customer relationship management (CRM) doesn’t have to be a difficult process. But many companies have difficulty knowing how to get their CRM initiative off to the right start. There is, however, a simple, step-by-step process which will help guide your CRM implementation project in the right direction, even if you’ve never implemented a CRM system before.

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Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery


While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and bracing for a long summer drought, fat cash cushioned Microsoft has been putting together the pieces of its CRM (and likely the overall enterprise applications) strategy mosaic

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Raffles Solutions


Raffles Solutions is the consulting and enterprise solutions arm of the Thakral Group, providing value-added services in diverse technologies to both local and international customer base. In an attempt to integrate the strengths of Thakral group’s geographic presence and extensive experience in IT product distribution, and to move up the value chain into higher value services across these countries, a strategic entity known as Raffles Solutions was created in 1997. Raffles Solutions now provides staff augmentation, software services and enterprise solutions to multinational and local companies in key Asian markets (Singapore, India, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and China) and has recently moved into knowledge process outsourcing and infrastructure services. Raffles employs in excess of 800 people worldwide, and has been successful in charting new directions for the Thakral group in value-added services.Five (5) major service areas: 1. ERP Solutions & Consulting – Raffles Solutions is a gold certified Microsoft partner, and provides consulting & implementation of the MS Dynamics NAV product. Focusing on the Distribution, Manufacturing & Retail industries with value added solutions and expertise for all the above, Raffles Solutions is well certified and able to offer these services in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. 2. BI Solutions & Consulting – Raffles Solutions provides consulting and implementation of Business Intelligence, on the Microsoft platform. These services are available in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. 3. Offshore Development & Customization work for Microsoft Dynamics – Raffles Solutions has an excellent technical team to support Microsoft Dynamics partners around the world, especially in US, UK and, Australia. ERP Partners or even direct customers can offshore / outsource their technical customization and development work of Microsoft NAV, Microsoft AX & Microsoft CRM, to our qualified team of engineers. 4. Retail Management Solution – Raffles Solutions is an authorized partner of retail management software known as LS Retail. LS Retail NAV is an end-to-end Retail and Hospitality solution, powered by Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This integrated solution delivers the breadth and depth of functionality demanded by the busiest retailer without the need to build, manage and maintain multiple applications and interfaces. Its unique use of a single application to cover everything from the POS terminals, store systems, and all the functions that you would expect to find at head office sets LS Retail apart from other solutions in the market. Raffles Solutions can provide this expertise in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. 5. Microsoft Sharepoint Solutions – The consulting and implementation of Microsoft Sharepoint, a collaboration tool by Microsoft is also available in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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ERP Demand Being Re-heated


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Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows


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Nowadays a company should not even question whether it needs business intelligence (BI) or not. Those who do not have it yet should include it in their future strategies, while those who do have it should search for ways to make BI work at its full potential. You Don’t Have It Yet? Let's first analyze and understand why a company may not have BI: 1. BI is too expensive If this

ms crm implementation bi  Solution for All These Problems? Many BI vendors will probably answer: yes—our product.   Still, according to a 2009 Gartner report , 35 percent of the top 5,000 companies will not make the right decisions when it comes to actions they need to take to adapt to a changing market. This is caused by the lack of proper information, processes, and tools, which in turn is the result of unsuccessful BI selection and implementation processes. If you’re looking for a BI tool and to be part of the 65 percent Read More

8 Essential CRM Best Practices-an Executive Guide


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Dynamics CRM: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Competitor Analysis Report


This comprehensive, customer relationship management (CRM) knowledge base covers the full range of CRM functionality. Modeled especially to help clients requiring modern B2B or B2C solutions, it covers marketing automation, sales force automation, customer service and support, partner management, contract management and creation, project and team management, Internet sales, e-mail response management, analytics, and important technical criteria.

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Maximizer CRM: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Competitor Analysis Report


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TEC 2015 Certification Report Zavanti CRM


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Zavanti's front-end CRM system is an adaptation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Zavanti CRM leverages most Microsoft Dynamics CRM's out-of-the-box functionality and adapts it for the professional services and property development verticals.

Besides the typical CRM functionality (sales, marketing, and support), Zavanti CRM includes capabilities that support professional services teams with their delivery efforts.

TEC research analyst Raluca Druta gives on overview of the product in the Zavanti CRM certification report. You'll also find detailed functionality graphs comparing Zavanti CRM to competitor solutions in the major CRM functionality areas for professional services and property development.

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Oco’s "Canned" BI Solutions: A New Way to Look at BI


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