Episode 55: Markus Erlandsson talks to Jon Ferrara from Nimble about making CRM for the users, the discussion starts with how CRMs started and how to get usability and usage. Jon continues to discuss how to sell and where to start with your selling.
Jon Ferrara is a serial CRM and Relationship Management entrepreneur and noted speaker about Social Media’s effects on Sales and Marketing. His most recent venture Nimble.com, has re-imagined CRM by building a Simply Smarter Social Sales and Marketing platform. Jon is best known as the co-founder of GoldMine Software Corp, one of the early pioneers in the Sales Force Automation (SFA) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software categories for Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMBs).
Episode 54: Markus Erlandsson talks to Brian Galicia from Microsoft about Relationship sales and how that fit together with Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn, the discussion starts by Brian explaining what it is and how it works, and exemplifies how privacy works. Then goes on to discuss PointDrive as part of LinkedIn Sales Navigator and some common pitfalls.
Brian currently is the worldwide sales leader at Microsoft specific to the Sales Force Automation workload for Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn. He has been at Microsoft for 10+ years in various selling and marketing leadership roles helping customers make the digital transformation journey through making every customer engagement an intelligent one, to sell effectively, care everywhere, and market smarter. He was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Business from the University of Puget Sound. You can follow him on LinkedIn or twitter.
Episode 53: Markus Erlandsson talks to Ben Vollmer from Microsoft about Dynamics 365 for Field Service, Ben explains how to get started with Field Service as a consultant and as a customer, he continues to explain the two available addons “Resource Scheduling Optimization” and “Connected Field Service” and what pitfalls to avoid.
Ben Vollmer is Worldwide Field Service Leader and a 20-year veteran of the CRM Community. Ben was one of the first field resources dedicated to Dynamics CRM and has been involved with Dynamics CRM since the V1 Alpha. Prior to Microsoft, Ben has worked with a variety of CRM and Field Service solutions. Some of the notable customers he has helped get value from Dynamics include WellCare, Tyco, CSX and Raymond James. He has been involved with Dynamics CRM in a wide variety of roles.
Episode 52: Markus Erlandsson talks to Ulrik Calrsson (CRMChartGuy) from Elev8 Solutions about KPI and Analytics with Power BI, the conversation starts with what is the “power” on Power BI, and some pitfalls to avoid
Ulrik is from Denmark and has been living in San Francisco for just over 6 years and has been working with Dynamics for 12 years and counting. Since version 1.2 and with CRM systems in general for 17+ years. He is now a Sr. Solution Architect with Elev8 Solutions with a passion for visualizing data and getting the most knowledge and insights out of it. Been writing on CRMChartGuy for just over 4 years and did the first Dynamics 365 trainings in Africa and the Middle East
He has done a number of Business Intelligence and Power BI classes for Microsoft including eXtreme 365 where he got voted best speaker on the technical track
Episode 51: Markus Erlandsson talks to Stefano Tempesta from EF, Education First about ranking opportunities in CRM with Azure Machine Learning (ML). EF gets 15 000 inquiries a day and they want to call the most interesting. Stefano starts with explaining what ML is and then how EF uses it to rank opportunities.
Stefano is a Microsoft MVP in Office Development and Microsoft Technology Ambassador, and Chapter Leader of CRM Saturday for Italy and Switzerland. A regular speaker at international conferences, including Microsoft Ignite, NDC, BASTA, API World and the European SharePoint Conference, Stefano’s interests span across Cloud, Mobile and IoT applications. He can be reached via his personal web site http://tempesta.space/
Episode 50: Markus Erlandsson talks to Jukka Niiranen from Digital Illustrated about The State of Dynamics 365 Sales in 2017. The discussion starts with what is happening with the term CRM and how is the xRM going forward? Then what’s happening with the Common Data Service. How are the apps, Customer Service, Field Services and Projects doing?
Jukka works as a CRM Consultant at Digital Illustrated Finland, and is a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He has 10 years of experience from Microsoft Dynamics CRM and has been writing his Surviving CRM blog ever since the days of CRM v3.0.
Episode 49: Markus Erlandsson talks to Gretchen Opferkew from PowerObjects HCL about how to get your user adoption going.
Gretchen Opferkew is the Director of Education at PowerObjects HCL where she oversees both internal employee development, as well as customer trainings and community involvement. Having worked with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since 2006, Gretchen has over 200 implementations under her belt. She has been awarded Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP the last 4 years and has been named one of CRM User Group’s All-stars. Her passion is speaking to groups about CRM best practices, architecture and design, marketing, training, and user adoption.
Episode 47 were Markus Erlandsson talks to George Doubinski about how to develop for Dynamics 365 and what is new. They are going all over the place and talks about everything from Fields Service via Customer Insights to Data Export and Editable Grids.
George Doubinski is a 9th time CRM MVP specialising in all things difficult. If you cannot find him online poking crmtipoftheday.com or crm.audio, it must be a rare occasion when he sleeps, spends time with his family or travels from A to B.
Episode 46 where Markus Erlandsson talks to Philip Verlinden from Microsoft Consulting Services about the new Dynamics 365, and what he is excited about. He works at Microsoft but here he gives his personal views on these topics.
Philip is a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Senior Consultant @ Dynamics Domain, Azure aficionado, proud father and partner, passionately working @ Microsoft