Comparing CRM Software: Microsoft Dynamics vs. Salesforce

Comparing CRM Software: Microsoft Dynamics vs. Salesforce One of the most popular requests we get asked at our CRM Chicagoland luncheons is to compare Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Salesforce. Probably not a surprise - a vast majority of the companies we talk to who are looking at a CRM system are selecting between Microsoft and Salesforce, both leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for sales force automation. Chicago Area CRM Consulting Services 630.572.0240 The marketing engines of both of these companies are powerful and well-funded. What companies do find is that both Microsoft and Salesforce provide a significant amount of functionality compared to other vendors. It's still rather unusual to see CRM solutions with sales pipeline management, drag and drop dashboarding for management, email marketing, marketing automation and customer service under one umbrella or product line. Most of the competitors are still trying to be great at one thing. Meanwhile, Salesforce and … [Continue reading]

Mobilegeddon Has Arrived. Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

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Mobilegeddon Has Arrived. Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? By now you have probably heard of Mobilegeddon, Google’s algorithm update that focuses on the mobile-friendliness of web pages. On February 21, Google posted a blog with this message: Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This … [Continue reading]

Share Files with your Customers Quickly and Easily

Author Aaron Saposnik SWC Technology Partners

Share Files with your Customers Quickly and Easily As documents continue to grow in size and detail, it has become a challenge to share these documents with your customers and vendors. End users are often frustrated that a file is too large for their email and IT staff is amazed at the amount of growth in Exchange databases related to all of … [Continue reading]

The End is Near… Are You Prepared for Life After Windows Server 2003 Support Ends?

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The End is Near… Are You Prepared for Life After Windows Server 2003 Support Ends? The day of reckoning is almost upon us. On July 14, 2015 Windows Server 2003 support will end. This means that Microsoft will no longer push patches and security updates, and physical and virtualized instances will be vulnerable to security threats. This is a … [Continue reading]

Manufacturers Look to Master Data Management to Solve Their Data Quality Problems

Author Chadd Dotzenrod SWC Technology Partners

Manufacturers Look to Master Data Management to Solve Their Data Quality Problems Today’s forward-leaning manufacturing companies are very agile and they’re making investments in their IT infrastructure. They’re investing in more applications and systems inside the firewall and lots of applications are being run in the cloud. Now, … [Continue reading]