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Zero to Cash in 30 days with Dynamics CRM Online (Press Release)

Forceworks launches RapidStart program for Dynamics CRM Online

Tampa, FL – Forceworks, a leading Microsoft Certified Cloud Deployment Partner, announced the launch of a new program for Dynamics CRM Online called RapidStart™.RapidStart™ is tightly focused on just the sales aspects of Dynamics CRM Online and is designed to get organizations up and running very quickly on the parts of CRM that generate revenue.

“We often see two types of situations” says Steve Mordue, CEO of Forceworks, “An organization that has tried to deploy CRM on their own and are not happy with their ROI, or one that has bitten off too much and are in a long-term development cycle with no ROI in sight.”

The RapidStart™ program, at a fixed cost, concentrates on the Leads, Opportunities, Contacts and Accounts entities and Processes. Which are the key sales components of Dynamics CRM Online. These entities and processes are customized to conform to an organization’s best practices for sales success.

“The way I see it” says Mordue, “you have all the time in the world to deploy all sorts of other capabilities with CRM, but if CRM does not facilitate creating revenue, in a very short period of time, the entire project is doomed”.

The 30 day RapidStart™ Program duration is timed to match the free trial period offered by Microsoft for Dynamics CRM Online. Organizations can hit the ground running on the first day their paid subscription begins. The RapidStart™ program also includes basic training for users and administrators.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online integrates very tightly with other Microsoft Cloud Solutions including Office 365, SharePoint Online, Lync and Microsoft Azure. More and more midsized and enterprise organizations are making the move to Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions. In spite of Google’s two-year head start, Office 365 has already caught up with Google’s cloud solution deployments. According to Mordue, “About a third of our deployments are moving Google Apps users back to Microsoft with Office 365″.

“One of the reasons we abandoned Salesforce.com and became Microsoft Dynamics CRM Consultants was the breadth of cloud solutions Microsoft offers today that Salesforce simply does not” says Mordue, “If it was only cloud CRM, it would probably be a toss-up, but customers are expecting a lot more from the cloud today, and Microsoft is the only one capable of delivering cloud solutions across all workloads from a single vendor right now. For anyone already on Microsoft products or looking at Office 365, which many organizations are, Salesforce.com does not make any sense over Dynamics CRM Online today, at any level.”

Forceworks limits the number of simultaneous RapidStart™ clients due to the 30 day commitment of the program and some clients have had to wait 2-3 weeks to get into the program. Mordue says, “We are not comfortable doing more than 10 RapidStarts™ at a time, we are looking to expand our staff, but in the meantime, yes, a few customers may have delayed starts.”

Interested parties can get a free trial of Dynamics CRM Online and more details about the RapidStart™ program and Forceworks by contacting the company at www.forceworks.com/contact/

Source: Zero to Cash in 30 days with Dynamics CRM Online (Press Release)
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