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How Visionary Demos and LUCK Will Set Your Team Up For Success

System administrators can save time and foster a strategically-minded approach to an organization's work by creating a visionary demo using the LUCK system.

Cost Per Lead in D365

We've helped many businesses take on the task of tracking campaign performance. Here's how we helped a client use their compiled data to analyze their return on investment.


Feature Review Series - Quick Campaigns

Need to track engagement with numerous customers about a specific purpose? Here's how to use Quick Campaigns to collect data on activities using your records.

Feature Review Series - Column Level Security

The Column Level Security feature through D365/CRM protects the privacy of employees by ensuring only the right people have access to sensitive information.


On-Prem to Online Migration - LUCK Series: Know

Moving from on-premises to the cloud can be overwhelming, but with proper planning and effectively applying the LUCK principles, it doesn't have to be.


On-Prem to Online Migration - LUCK Series: Connect

You've listened and analyzed the data. You've validated your understanding and built out a migration plan. You know what data is coming over, what you're doing with the information you're not migrating, and created a strategy to manage the necessary components to configure/build-out. Now it's time to put those plans into action.

On-Prem to Online Migration - LUCK Series: Understand

Now that you've listened to your users, executives, the data, and your soon-to-be legacy systems, it's time to analyze all of that information to truly understand the needs and desired outcomes and build a plan.

On-Prem to Online Migration - LUCK Series: Listen

The idea of moving from on-premises to the cloud can be an overwhelming thought, but with proper planning and effectively applying the LUCK Principle, the process can be enlightening and engaging for many users within the organization.

Feature Review: Saving, Sharing, and Assigning Views in Advanced Find

So what happens when you build a stellar view that you can use again? Learn how to save, share, and assign views to other team members in Dynamics 365.


Feature Review: How to Share Records in Dynamics 365

Learn how a user can allow another user access to a record they own or have rights to in Dynamics 365 using the Sharing feature.

Feature Review: How to Use Related Tables in Advanced Find

In this third installment in our mini-series on Advanced Find, you'll learn how to interact with related tables when building queries.

Feature Review: How to Build Queries Using Advanced Find

 In this article, we're diving into how to build your query and take a look at the various considerations a user would make as they navigate the building process.

Feature Review: What Is Advanced Find in Dynamics 365?

For many, Advanced Find is THE method for getting data out of the system. For others, it's a confusing feature that can be easily confusing. Learn how to use Advanced Find in this step-by-step blog article.

Feature Review: Dynamics 365 View Filtering

Hone in on the data you want to see, the way you want to see it by filtering your data and creating helpful views in Dynamics 365.

Feature Review: Dynamics 365 Interactive Dashboards

Learn how to use Interactive Dashboards in Dynamics 365 with step-by-step screenshots, depicting their use cases and specific features.

How to Track Multiple Customer Issues Using Dynamics 365 Customer Service

Dynamics 365 Customer Service is used to manage customer issues. Learn how to manage parent and child cases using D365 to improve your customer experience.

6 Tips on How to Form an Effective CRM Advisory Committee

Part of a successful CRM project is your post-launch strategy. Learn how to elect a CRM Advisory Committee that supports your CRM system for the long haul.


Why You Need Ongoing CRM User Support

Do you have a standardized system for supporting users after your CRM goes live? If not, you need one. Let's discuss why and how you can get started.

Feature Review: Dynamics 365 Dataverse Dashboards

The concept of a "dashboard" is pretty straightforward, but do you know how to properly use them in Dynamics 365? This quick blog will show you how.

Feature Review: Dynamics 365 Dataverse Views

Learn how views in Dynamics 365 work as windows, giving us an inside view of data sitting behind the scenes of the user interface.

Feature Review: Dynamics 365 Dataverse Charts

Charts make the numerable tables of data in Dynamics 365 digestible. Learn how to use charts and dashboards in CRM to your advantage.

5 Tips to Increase Your Corporate Data Integrity

Are you collecting the right data in the right place for the right people? If not, you're not alone. Learn five tips to foster corporate data integrity.

3 Tips to Avoid CRM Project Scope Creep

Have you started a CRM project and feel overwhelmed by new feature requests? Do you want to start a CRM initiative, but don't know where to start? Learn how to avoid scope creep during your project.

How to Roll Out System Changes to Keep Your Team Informed

Is your team aware every time an update is made on your business systems? Learn three steps you can take to keep your team informed before changes are made.

Feature Review: Power Apps Quick Create Forms

Have you ever heard a user say that entering records in D365 is cumbersome? Learn a quick way to create a row in a table using Quick Create Forms.

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