• How to Ensure Your CRM Project Comes in on Budget

      John Eccles, 11 December 2015

      Your CRM project doesn’t have to be like this! Magnetism has done many CRM projects that were on-time and on budget. But you will need to be intentional because in general, CRM projects are like most projects and most projects go over budget. In July 1997, the proposed new Scottish Parliament bui

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    • Using Groupings from Other Dynamics CRM Entities in Charts

      David Mochrie, 02 December 2015

      CRM charts are really useful for displaying data in a summarised format, giving users a very clear picture of their data. When designing a chart, you will set the 'Horizontal (Category) Axis Labels' This is a wordy way of of asking ‘What do you want to group things by’. For example, you may want to

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    • Use Hierarchy Security in Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Private Notes

      Colin Maitland, 12 November 2015

      In this blog I will demonstrate how Hierarchy Security can be used in Dynamics CRM to secure notes so they can only be accessed by the users who created and own them, and their managers. This can be achieved as follows: Update the Security Roles assigned to users so that they only have User Level R

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    • Use of Capacity in Service Scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

      Colin Maitland, 04 November 2015

      In this article I will demonstrate the use of Capacity when using the Service Scheduling Engine in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. I will demonstrate this using the example of a Service for the delivery of a one day “Service Scheduling Training” course. This example is similar to a scenario demonstrated in

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    • Change How Data is Handled in a Merge Operation in Dynamics CRM

      Zoe Sands, 02 November 2015

      When writing a plugin on the “Merge” message in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, there are three entities you need to work with – although the merge function in CRM is only performed on two records at a time. These are the “Master”, “Subordinate”, and “UpdateContent” entities. When a merge is performed, a t

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    • Workaround for Deleting Option Descriptions in Option Sets

      Isaac Stephens, 14 October 2015

      When editing option descriptions in an option set field, sometimes Dynamics CRM won’t let you delete the description if it already has contents. This can be problematic if you’ve mistakenly entered something into the description of an option and then need to remove it, as happened to me recently.

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    • Integrating Vend with CRM 2015 using Webhooks

      Ahmed Anwar, 08 October 2015

      Concept of Webhooks Vend has its own REST APIs that can be called using .NET or any other platform. For example retrieving all customers by calling the /api/customers end point. However due to certain limitations, the Vend team introduced a new concept of accessing data via Webhooks. Webhooks are no

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    • 9 Tips to Drive CRM Strategy

      John Eccles, 06 October 2015

      CRM, Customer Relationship Management, is NOT primarily a software technology. Rather, CRM is a business strategy.  Hence the rationale for implementing CRM must be because it is a good strategy for your organisation. Here is my working definition of CRM: “CRM is the business strategy to acqui

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    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 - What's coming

      Gayan Perera, 09 September 2015

      The Dynamics CRM team at Microsoft are doing an amazing job rolling out releases with great features. Here are some of our favourite new features. Modern Design The modern design reduces the number of clicks and eases navigation by pulling together relevant information from multiple locations. 

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