Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Convergence 2013 Day 1 - Dynamics CRM and Netbreeze

It has been a long and eventful day at Convergence 2013 so far. The customer stories were a nice way to kick things off, and Kirill Tatarinov, President of Microsoft Business Solutions Division, did a great job of moderating and keeping the flow going.

Specifically with Dynamics CRM, there were some nice demos around Marketing Pilot and the upcoming release which supports Yammer integration. In this post though, I would like to talk a little bit about what I felt was the most exciting news so far - the acquisition of Social analytics company Netbreeze.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Product Review - North 52 Formula Manager for Dynamics CRM

I am always on the lookout for tools that provides the Business user complete control  to create/ modify business logic, using an interface that is easy and intuitive. One such product is the North 52 Formula Manager. Formula Manager aims to transform custom coding into simple formulas using native Silverlight and HTML Webresource controls that drive a point and click customization tool.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Why Microsoft bought MarketingPilot for Dynamics CRM

According to Gartner analyst Laura McLellan, by 2017, CMOs will spend more on IT than their counterpart CIOs. Gartner’s annual marketing budget research (for 2013) with high-tech providers also found increased budgets in every type of provider, in every geography, and every size of provider.