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Why Now is the Time to Implement a CRM Solution

Why now is the time to implement a CRM solution. It is proven that businesses who make investments during economic downturns regain pre-recession growth rates. Harvard Business Review did a study on this called “Roaring Out of Recession” A few of the study’s findings: Firms that cut costs faster and deeper than rivals don’t necessarily […]

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Training Best Practices

Proper Microsoft Dynamics 365 training is absolutely paramount to a successful rollout. In this article, our team at Strava Technology Group shares best practices from our 15+ years’ experience with Dynamics CRM/365. Developing your training plan should begin early in the project — during requirements analysis. It is important to assess the user base and the levels […]

FastTrack Implementation Services for Microsoft Dynamics 365

Announcing FastTrack Implementation Services for Microsoft Dynamics 365. FastTrack is a fixed cost/scope, rapid implementation service that gets your company up and running quickly and cost-effectively. We offer FastTrack for Dynamics 365 Sales, Marketing or Service. Why a “rapid” implementation approach works – There are several things coming together in the CRM space that enables a […]

Microsoft Announces Continued Support for Outlook Add-In

In June 2017 Microsoft announced that the Outlook add-in for Dynamics 365 would be deprecated and would be replaced by the Dynamics 365 app for Outlook. This meant that the Outlook add-in would be supported in its current state but also would be removed from Dynamics 365 version 10 (next major release). Recently Microsoft announced […]

Are your Sales Reps Behaving? Manage with Dynamics 365

Are your sales reps behaving? I have been doing a lot of research recently for a client that wants to build best practice behavior into their sales team and manage it with Dynamics 365. I have read research from all the top sales benchmark and behavioral analysis firms. In compiling this information I have found […]

Activity Scoring Microsoft Dynamics CRM 365

Want to increase user adoption related to activity management in Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365? We have a great, simple solution – Activity Scoring. We can configure your Microsoft CRM system’s activity types and apply scores to each type. Higher value activities can be assigned higher scores. As users complete activities the system is calculating their total […]

Part 2 – User Adoption with Microsoft CRM/Dynamics 365. Do you have it?

In the last post I examined the main reasons for CRM project failure. In this and future posts in this series, I will dissect each of the reasons and offer guidance on how to avoid these pitfalls and/or how to recover from them. If you are not monitoring user adoption your Dynamics 365 CRM deployment likely has […]

Email Address Verification for Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365

When adding leads and contacts to Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365 wouldn’t it be nice if the email address could be verified automatically? Incorrect email addresses prevent your messaging from reaching the intended recipient and causes headaches for marketers. We have developed a solution – Email Verification for Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365. As you enter a lead or […]

User Adoption with Microsoft CRM/Dynamics 365

This is part 1 of a series of blogs on user adoption with Microsoft CRM/Dynamics 365… the Achilles heel of CRM. I will examine real-world causes of CRM user adoption failure and how to avoid or recover from the top issues that cause user adoption issues. If you are not monitoring user adoption your Dynamics […]

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