I am about to add a new feature to my companies website (ASP.net/VB.net/MS SQL 2000) where new leads can be entered by anybody and sales reps can assume responsibility for them. The leads are actual events (in the meaning of social functions) that my company promotes on behalf of our clients. (We would like to have this lead management in our own webapplication instead of something like salesforce.com because the promotions are being done by email and use invitee profile data stored and managed by the webapplication.)
Our organization is also using GoldMine (version 5.5, but upgrade to 6.5 should be no problem) as a contact manager. Having all the emails and call protocolls and notes organized with the contacts is something we want to keep in the new system. However, how should we go about integrating GoldMine with our lead management in our web application?
FYI - more info on the background: Our organization is only 2 people right now but we plan to add more people working in rather independent sales and editing posts (home-based, different cities). Since most of them won't be connected to a central office through high speed networks, we assume that we are not going to run GoldMine from a SQL database but using local copies of the data managed by the Borland database engine instead. To secure our data, we might use something like this: http://www.automationprocess.com/products/remote.asp