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5 Workplace Trends for the Future

The workplace as we know it is transforming rapidly, and there's a good chance that most of us will be dealing with a very different work environment sooner rather than later.

We've compiled a list of the five most significant developments in the business world as predicted by industry experts, and included examples of the impact they may have.

It looks like things might get a little tough, so we’ve also thrown in some innovative tips for dealing with these changing times. All things considered, there are likely to be some significant changes ahead for us all.

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GoldMine to Salesforce Migrations

InaPlex has just released a GoldMine to Salesforce migration pack.

These maps are free, and provide a comprehensive migration for a standard GoldMine to a standard Salesforce system.

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Inaport V9 Release – Salesforce, User Interface

Inaport Version 9.0 was released February 1, 2016.

This post summarizes new V9.0 functionality, which includes the introduction of a Salesforce adapter, and migration maps for Salesforce.

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Ensuring a Successful Migration from ACT to Sage CRM

Migrating from ACT to Sage CRM can be difficult and expensive: client data is extremely valuable and a shoddy migration will cost considerable time and money. With over a decade of experience in migrating to Sage CRM, InaPlex has firsthand knowledge of the sorts of problems that arise and how they can be dealt with. This guide provides a summary of the major issues that need to be addressed to ensure a successful migration.

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Inaport Logging for CRM Integration and Migration

This post provides a detailed description of how to use Inaport's powerful and extensive job logging functions for successful CRM integration and migration projects.

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Inaport Release V8.0

As of September 2015 Inaport V8.0 is the current software version. New users, and users with valid Software Assurance, can download this software at any time for no charge from our website.

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InaPlex at Infor CRM (Saleslogix) Conference 2014

Thanks to everyone who visited InaPlex at the Infor CRM (Saleslogix) conference in Scottsdale last week. It was great to see familiar faces and meet so many new ones, and it was a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas, get feedback, and present future plans.

The conference was positive from the word go. I, like many others, was impressed by the opening Keynote Speech presented by Infor CEO Charles Phillips; he not only clearly articulated Infor’s vision and how Saleslogix fit into this, he also demonstrated his ability to communicate at every level – from strategic overviews to detailed technical responses. Infor looks set to take Infor CRM (Saleslogix) to new heights of efficacy, and everyone seemed very happy to be a part of this.

InaPlex continues to be a strong player in the field of customer integration and migration for Infor CRM as demonstrated by our part in the “Leads-for-Cash” session (have a look here). We also impressed many people with demonstrations of our latest version of Inaport for Infor CRM. 

InaPlex hosted a bit of fun at the conference with a draw for six $50 Amazon Gift Cards. Thanks for all the entries and the winners are Jim Mackey, Adam Latini, Andrew Slettum, Karen Dedier, Terri Unger and Atif Rana.

If you didn’t win this time round why not have your next Inaport webinar before December 15? All webinar attendees from now until then will go into a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card, with the winner selected on December 16, 2014. Good luck!

Regards,

David Evans
CTO InaPlex

Mobile App Development – a Practical Guide at eXtreme CRM

Thinking about developing mobile applications for Microsoft CRM?

David Evans will show you how to go about it in his practical session “Developing Mobile Applications for Microsoft Dynamics CRM” at eXtremeCRM on October 7, 2:30pm.

David will present some of the key issues and decisions to be made in the development of mobile apps. He will demonstrate a simple application developed for Windows 8 and compare it with an equivalent app for Android, then discuss key differences between the two development environments, including issues involved in moving from one development paradigm to the other.

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Protect Your Clients from Unexpected CRM Upgrade Costs

Minimizing the costs and risks of upgrading their CRM system is desirable for most companies. If your clients (or your company) are moving to a new CRM version, the latest version of Inaport will be compatible with it (assuming it is an Inaport supported CRM system), and can be downloaded if you have current Software Assurance.

Unlike its competitors, Inaport’s Software Assurance fees are not seat based; they are simply a proportion of the current list price, making annual Software Assurance affordable. We’ve had large companies purchase Inaport, redo all integration profiles, and still pay less than they owed for just one year of maintenance with an alternative product. Annual Inaport Software Assurance fees are very reasonable.

Inaport is constantly enhanced with new features and performance improvements, so new versions are always worth having. Given the benefits and low fees, why do some companies let their annual renewal lapse?  It is largely the result of a lack of information or oversight; some users are not aware of the renewal process, and others put it on the “back-burner” because they believe they have no immediate need.

Lapsed Software Assurance can become a problem when the Inaport user is changing servers, wants to upgrade to the latest version of their CRM system, or needs a new function or fix from a more recent Inaport release. If Software Assurance has expired the client needs to pay both outstanding fees and the annual renewal fees to bring it up-to-date. For long lapses, this can mount up quickly for the user.

To avoid unexpected Software Assurance “surprises”, encourage your clients to keep annual renewals current. Partners get margin on renewals so there is some compensation for time spent on this. More important, however, it allows your clients to budget, avoid unforeseen costs, and always be in a position to get the most out of their Inaport investment.

For details of the Software Assurance status for an Inaport user that you support, email sales@inaplex.com. If you would like to learn more about the latest Inaport release, click here to book a free webinar.

InaPlex at eXtremeCRM 2013

Can You Afford Not to Visit InaPlex at eXtremeCRM?

Ask yourself: Is the completeness or integrity of CRM data important to you? If it is, you will definitely want to visit the InaPlex Booth at eXtremeCRM and look at Inaport.

As David Grant, Advisory Consultant at MBS DEV, notes, “I’ve been working with MS Dynamics CRM for several years, and have used many ETL tools. Inaport has become my favorite due to its combination of functionality, ease of use and affordability”.

InaPlex is delighted to be exhibiting at eXtremeCRM next week (Booth 20), and will have demonstrations that will interest both new and existing InaPlex Partners.

InaPlex systems can manage all aspects of MS Dynamics CRM data. With its ETL engine, Inaport, there are solutions for data migration, data integration, data cleaning, and all areas of data manipulation.

Perhaps most exciting, its breadth of functionality can underpin a wide range of transformative business processes. Inaport is often used innovatively – from xRM implementations, to business process monitoring, to round robin information allocation – to get the most out of the CRM investment.

Inaport is an extremely versatile CRM data engine.

It also provides exceptional value.

Unlike many ETL tools, Inaport is licensed per CRM installation – not by seat count. This means that both purchase and ongoing costs are very competitive. Yet this value comes without compromise – Inaport is a powerful, functionally rich solution.

If you are already familiar with Inaport you’ll want to come and learn more about our latest release, Inaport Version 8. This release continues to build on Inaport’s core strengths with a range of new functions and compatibilities, including:

  • Support for new CRM versions, in particular MS CRM 2013
  • Support for Eloqua integration
  • New extensibility functionality
  • Extended data array management – manipulating, capturing and caching – for functions such as round robin distribution

We hope you’ll make time to visit InaPlex at Booth 20 so that we can catch up, or learn a bit about each other and see where there may be synergies between our companies.

If you can’t make eXtremeCRM and would like more information, please contact InaPlex for a webinar or consultant call. Otherwise, we hope to see you next week at eXtremeCRM in Anaheim.

InaPlex has many years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, with thousands of organizations around the world using Inaport for CRM data migration and integration. Inaport supports all versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM (on-premise and on-line), including Version 2013.
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