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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Offers Improved Usability, Some Mobility

by Robert Desisto  |  March 4, 2014  |  3 Comments

Microsoft released its latest core CRM offering, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, in September 2013. After discussions with customers who have now had a few months to absorb the release  the most impactful elements of the release are: Improved user experience The addition of more process capabilities The launch of the first Microsoft Dynamics CRM mobile application New [...]

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2012 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant Released

by Robert Desisto  |  July 19, 2012  |  Comments Off

The 2012 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant is officially published. We had one new leader emerge, one vendor drop from inclusion and a new product added that was not included in the 2011 Magic Quadrant. The magic quadrant evaluation process had the usual vendor claims, “Why is Vendor “A” have a better position than we [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q2 2012 Service Update Analysis

by Robert Desisto  |  April 4, 2012  |  Comments Off

My colleague Michael Maoz and I have just published an Impact Appraisal on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q2 2012 Service Update. Key elements of the Microsoft’s release are increased mobile options, enhancements to customization for it’s online version, and analytics.

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CRM SaaS Pie Growing?

by Robert Desisto  |  September 16, 2011  |  Comments Off

It was assumed that the CRM SaaS market would be a zero sum game. Success of Microsoft would come at the expense of market share leader salesforce.com. However, there is evidence to the contrary. Two specific market events directly go against the prevailing wisdom that Microsoft’s gain would be Salesforce.com’s loss, or vice versa. Salesforce.com [...]

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SaaS Enterprise License Agreements Are Not New, Buyer Beware

by Robert Desisto  |  September 8, 2011  |  Comments Off

Spurned on by recent press hype, I have been inundated with calls from clients about a supposedly new concept called SaaS Enterprise License Agreements. Despite claims made by some vendors this is not a new concept, even for vendors who are making claims that it is new have been offering it for years. Sometimes vendors [...]

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2011 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant Released

by Robert Desisto  |  July 18, 2011  |  Comments Off

Check out the 2011 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant (released on July 15th, 2011). Mobility continues to grow in importance for users; therefore, it has also become a more critical component of our evaluation criteria for the sales force automation (SFA) Magic Quadrant. Smartphones and iPads (see “iPads: Customer-Facing Selling Will Drive iPad Use for [...]

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