Making Change Requests a Positive Experience

Change requests always seem to start out top of mind as a positive concept when a project kicks off. However, mid-way through they always seem to be the proverbial elephant “afterthought” in the room. If this is a common issue for your project team, take a look at the five tips below to help prevent this pitfall moving forward.

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How to Easily Lower Opacity In Visio Shapes

imageAs a SharePoint solution architect, when I’m not creating site columns and configuring SharePoint server databases, I'm meeting and talking to clients about their business requirements for collaboration technology like SharePoint.  On a project basis like assessing a clients desire to upgrade their SharePoint environment, this involves documenting a SharePoint environment or a lot of times just business processes.  There are many tools available for these types of drawings, and one I typically use for drawing SharePoint farms and topologies is Visio. 

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Building Better Bridges Part 2: Five Best Practices to Align Sales and Marketing


10133444_sToday’s Marketing Executive should serve as a bridge builder, thriving in the intersection of technology and adoption. In this blog, we’ll look at five best practices to help Sales and Marketing close the interdepartmental divide.

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Making Change Requests a Positive Experience

Change requests always seem to start out top of mind as a positive concept when a project kicks off. However, mid-way through they always seem to be the proverbial elephant “afterthought” in the room. If this is a common issue for your project team, take a look at the five tips below to help prevent this pitfall moving forward.

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Building Better Bridges Part 2: Five Best Practices to Align Sales and Marketing


10133444_sToday’s Marketing Executive should serve as a bridge builder, thriving in the intersection of technology and adoption. In this blog, we’ll look at five best practices to help Sales and Marketing close the interdepartmental divide.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Mobile/Tablet Express : Part 1



 As the world moves fast, we need everything on our finger tips wherever we are. In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 you can enable any entity for Mobile Express, which we will explore in this blog. 

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How to Easily Lower Opacity In Visio Shapes

imageAs a SharePoint solution architect, when I’m not creating site columns and configuring SharePoint server databases, I'm meeting and talking to clients about their business requirements for collaboration technology like SharePoint.  On a project basis like assessing a clients desire to upgrade their SharePoint environment, this involves documenting a SharePoint environment or a lot of times just business processes.  There are many tools available for these types of drawings, and one I typically use for drawing SharePoint farms and topologies is Visio. 

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Back to SharePoint Basics: Part 2–Creating Content

Welcome back to to my series on the basics of SharePoint.  If you've already read the first post, we covered what SharePoint is. Now we're ready to dive into how to create content in SharePoint.  (Notice I said create content, not any form of structure.)  We have to crawl before we can walk, right?  Then we can move on for the super users on how to create structure, the things that hold the content. 

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Plot SharePoint 2013 List Items on a Map – Automatically GeoCode Addresses with PowerShell

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SharePoint 2013 comes with new features for plotting SharePoint list items on a Bing map. However, it isn’t completely intuitive how to accomplish this, and once you figure it out, it is still a lot of work. This post will look at using PowerShell to quickly geocode a full list of SharePoint list items with address data.

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Sales Intelligence Options for CRM Solutions

Sales Intelligence and Customer Relationship Management - Salesforce and Dynamics CRM

The Internet and tighter budgets have forever changed how prospects are making buying decisions.  Research in the book tells us that prospects are over 50% of the way through the buying process by the time they initiate contact with a vendor. 

Sales Intelligence solutions, integrated with CRM, are a part of the answer to this dilemma.  In this article, we will take a look at the top sales intelligence solutions on the market today.

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9 Tips to Re-Engage your CRM Use


Is it a fair statement to say that we all have had a poor experience using CRM? That we either wanted our old methods back or short cuts in this new application called CRM? There are many reasons for user not liking and embracing CRM deployments; however let's address instead how to re-engage to increase adoption of CRM in your organization.  

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The Salesforce and Microsoft Partnership – Part 2 – What it means to the companies and to the market

Microsoft and Salesforce.com Global Alliance

After the article we published yesterday, a number of people have asked what the Microsoft/Salesforce global partnership announcement might mean for Salesforce and Microsoft as companies (rather than as CRM products).  Financial details of the deal were undisclosed, so we can only speculate.  Here are a few quick thoughts for discussion:

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Find C5 Insight at SharePoint Fest NYC, June 18-20

Managing Partner Curtis Hughes to deliver Deadly Sins of SharePoint Session

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C5 Insight Rolls Out CRM Developer Training

New offerings for Power Users, Administrators, and Developers for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.com

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C5 Insight Unveils New SharePoint Power User Training

Educational offerings enhance full suite of business solutions and consulting services

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C5 Insight Unveils New SharePoint Power User Training

Educational offerings enhance full suite of business solutions and consulting services

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C5 Insight Managing Partner named to UNC Charlotte College of Computing & Informatics Board of Advisors

Committee to work with Dean Yi Deng in identifying and executing plans beneficial to long term goals of the College

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C5 Insight Opens New Offices on University of North Carolina, Charlotte Campus

State-of-the-art building offers entrepreneurial resources and initiatives

 

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C5 Insight Hosts SharePoint 2010 Power User Training in Charlotte

Charlotte-based Technology Consulting Firm Conducts Live Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Training for Local Organizations.

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C5 Insight Presents Side-by-Side Comparison of Top Two CRM Systems

Charlotte-based Technology Consulting Firm to Host Live Webcast Comparing Salesforce.com and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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Microsoft to Keynote Event in Four Southeastern Cities on Social Collaboration and Cloud Computing

CHARLOTTE, NC - Success Accelerators, C5 Insight and The Network Company announce "Your Business ... Accelerated" - the business technology roadshow.

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About C5insight

About C5 Insight

C5 Insight is a team of business consultants that empower people to work together better, inside and outside of their organizations. By applying the LUCK Principle™, a scalable framework for building productivity into business relationships, we help our clients experience:

  1. Elevated employee efficiency
  2. Increased customer loyalty
  3. Improved sales win rates
  4. Higher workplace satisfaction

We do this by seamlessly integrating technologies such as Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.com with participatory business planning processes such as HelixPLAN™ and PI-Cubed™ into everyday practice.