Jan 312010

BizSpark provides fast and easy access to Microsoft tools and technologies, for their immediate use in design, development, testing, demonstration, and hosted application production and deployment.”
What this means is that if you are a start-up or small business who meets certain criteria, then joining the BizSpark programme will enable you to obtain and use Microsoft software at pretty much zero cost. An eligible business must have the following characteristics at the time of joining:

  1. Actively engaged in development of a software-as-a-service that will form a core piece of its current or intended business
  2. Privately held
  3. In business for less than 3 years
  4. Less than US $1 million in annual revenue

So what do you get if you meet these criteria and sign up to the programme? Well firstly, you get Design, Development, Test and Demonstration licenses for up to 25 developers at NO CHARGE for pretty much all Microsoft development tools (Visual Studio Team System etc.), all server products (SQL Server, SharePoint Server etc.) and all Microsoft Dynamics products (including CRM).
This in itself is great value, however you also get Production licenses that you can use to host customer applications also at NO CHARGE..!!! That’s right, you can develop and host SaaS applications at NO CHARGE whilst you are a member of the programme, using any or all of the following products:

  • Windows Server 2008 Web, Standard and Enterprise editions
  • SQL Server 2008 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Workgroup Editions
  • BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Branch, Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet Sites
  • *** Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (coming soon) ***

So why are we doing this? Well most software start-ups have limited working capital, and many choose to build solutions on free technology platforms simply because they cannot afford the upfront software costs of our software. BizSpark removes this barrier to entry, and will help start-ups by providing access to Microsoft software when they most need it and can least afford it.
You can find out more details (including terms & conditions) and sign up for the programme here – http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark

Jan 262010


Dynamcis Crm & Social Networks integration

Social networking may sound fluffy, but it can translate into real benefits for you and your company. William Baker, a professor of marketing at San Diego State University, surveyed 1,600 executives and found that firms that rely heavily on external social networks scored 24 percent higher on a measure of radical innovation than companies that don’t. Online networks can help you hire the right people, market your product — or even find a manufacturer.
Your brand will also be required to exist outside of your web site. Whether you are providing an RSS feed, syndicating content with a widget, maintaining a presence on services such as Twitter and Facebook, or partnering with a white label affiliate; we ensure that your branding is present and properly represented wherever your content appears online.

  • Publish product announcements and campaigns on Social Networks
  • Retrieve user profiles and user actions ( Comments and Likes) within Dynamics CRM
  • Create leads,contacts,accounts or sales opportunuties
  • Create automated records for your departments ( sales ,marketing ,helpdesk …)
  • Analyse user actions with Dynamics CRM reporting tool
  • Customisable for your business needs

Jan 262010
We provide expert advice to businesses in the process of implementing Microsoft CRM. Our consulting services cover the full implementation cycle of a CRM project starting from preparing your business case with you for Microsoft Dynamics CRM all the way through the actual implementation and post delivery activities such as training and support.

XRM represents the versatility of the CRM development platform. We can make CRM work for your business, no matter what your requirements are. With XRM you can tackle any business issue. If you would like to hear how XRM could work in your specific situation take a look some of our solutions below or contact us.

Dynamics Crm Email Marketing Tool 4 Mailchimp

We make it easy to send email newsletters to your customers, manage your subscriber lists, and track campaign performance with advanced reporting options and integrated with Google Analytics. We could make Dynamics CRM and MailChimp work together perfect.

  • Manage your email marketing campaigns within Dynamics CRM
  • Retrieve every single email action as Campaign Response in Dynamics CRM
  • [ Url Clicks
    [ Opens
    [ NotOpens
    [ Bounces
    [ UnSubscriptions
    [ Complaints
  • Create leads,opportunities,quotes,sales orders within Dynamics CRM
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Email Designer
  • Customisable for your business needs