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Playing a “Joined Up” Team Game in the Industrial IoT - Don't Sit on the Bench!

Dec 12, 2017 2:55:00 AM

“Industrial Internet of Things” – Deal or No Deal?  Alongside “Industry 4.0”, it’s a question that manufacturers are increasingly being forced to consider. IIoT is one of the big financial boxes of future survival that every company player now needs to be opening up. But are some manufacturers dismissing it as the latest hyped up fad to distract them from getting on with business they know and trust? While others say “it’s all very interesting” and “yeah, they may take a look at some point - definitely.”

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Do You Have the Right Sales Tools in Place to Manage Relationships?

Dec 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A recent Accenture study found that 80% of companies have adopted a CRM system and a large majority have deployed tools across the entire sales process. While sales tools grow increasingly sophisticated, customizable and flexible - packed with enhanced features and functionality - only 13 percent of salespeople utilize them to their full capabilities. Additionally, 59 percent of salespeople reported they are required to use too many tools.

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Do Manufacturers Fear the Cost of Upskilling Employees and Empowering their Workforce?

Nov 21, 2017 4:25:00 AM

Managing risk or avoiding risk? Decision-makers at manufacturing industries often talk about the UK’s ongoing “digital skills crisis”. But is this very real and urgent issue simply flagged up by manufacturers as a problem deeply entrenched in British employment culture? Research suggests that one of the roots of the problem may simply lay with manufacturers worry or distrust over the cost of training up staff, and likely to be symptomatic of an underlying malaise – fear of a full scale digital transformation of their business.

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CRM: Tailored for customers who expect the info they need, when they need it!

Nov 16, 2017 2:15:00 AM

Are professional services still serving their customers? It’s a serious question. Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of marketing executives routinely collect information about current customer behaviour and say they have a “detailed” customer picture, but it seems that only slightly more than a third (37 per cent) actually use the data for ‘personalised’ marketing (The Economist, Intelligence Unit). We all should know the mantra by now: “providing the right information at the right time on the right channel”. So where is professional services on customer satisfaction ratings?

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When Manufacturer Mindset Prevents Realigning With The New Digital Order

Nov 14, 2017 4:09:00 AM

Manufacturer senior management may be forgiven for sometimes feeling they are in the eye of the Industry 4.0 storm they see tearing at the fabric of their own IT eco-environment. As a result, the current handy business phrases of sensible fiscal caution, such as “the weakened pound” and “uncertainty over Brexit” may find themselves all too easily shoe-horned into bi-annual budget planning meetings.

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Dynamics 365- Project Service Automation

Oct 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM

In our previous blog- Service, Service, Service, we discussed an overview of the functionalities offered within the CRM and Service portion of Microsoft Dynamics 365. We began with an introduction into Customer Service, Project Service Automation and Field Service.In this blog and the remaining blogs to follow, we will break down each of these service apps and explain further what can be delivered from each.

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