Contact Management

A contact manager in its most basic form is a software program that enables users to easily store and find contact information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers. Sophisticated contact managers provide calendar sharing features and allow several people in a company to access the same database. Some contact management systems have evolved into customer relationship management (CRM) systems to analyze and plan for an organization’s interaction with current and future customers.


We have a client that is running 1 Physical Server running 3 HyperV machines.

The SQL Server is running slow on all machines when accessing their CRM when generating reports and general navigation (on SQL)

We have been running the "LAN Speed Test (Lite)" Utility to check the speeds of the read and write and they are taking between 25-60 seconds to write a 1Mb file to the SQL Server.

The CRM company have wasted their hands of it as they said it's environmental.

We have checked the latest Windows Updates and none have installed, we have also removed the AV to test and still the same speeds occur.

We have even connected 1 PC and the Server into the router to remove the network switch and still an issue.

Is there anything else we can check?

thanks again
I have SBS2008 and been asked what my outgoing IP address and port number is, so my colleague can connect to the a CRM app from outside the office. Please can someone advise how I can find out.
I have a table which was created as part of a CRM system. The width of the column changes depending the size of the data field. I need to fix the width of the columns. Can anybody advise what i need to do to fix the column width in the table. Current coding is as below:

<table border="2" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 700px;">
                  <td>Rent A/C No. {AccountReference}</td>
                  <td>Name: {TenantName}</td>
                  <td>Telephone Contact: {TenantPhone}</td>
                  <td>Eircode: {TenantEircode}</td>
                  <td>Email: {TenantEmail}</td>

Thanks in advance
In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 365  in Product Calalog we have to many Family categorizations: 3 level categorization.   i.e. Trademark -> Filling and Prosecution  (and more 4 of them in some cases we have 7 ) -> Official Fee or Attorney Fee or Bundle

Do we need to avoid this complexity and how? What is advantage of this 3 level family categorization and any suggestions about another approach?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to connect our current phone system to CRM.
Right now we are rocking with a block of DID’s on a PRI and our phones run through the internet on a dedicated PRI from Comcast.
We have an NEC PBX connected to the Comcast service with NEX UX5000 phones for the sales team.
I don't know where I would start to find a financially viable option that replaces our setup.
I want to keep our current phone numbers, Would I replace out PBX with a cloud PBX such as ring central which easily integrates with CRM's such as salesforce?
Would I replace everything including the Comcast PRI trunk service and go with an all in one package?
I have little phone system knowledge I just want a phone system that can integrate with CRM and has access to answer calls on a phone and see calls come up on the screen.
Hi there, im at a loss as well as my developers. We are having a new CRM created within Dynamics 365.
Without going into the whole CRM and what it does, we have an area under each client account where documents are uploaded.

The problem we have with the storage of the agreements and contracts. Dynamics storage is expensive, but the main problem we have been told about but the developers is the files will be secure to the to owner of the client account but other members who are invited as sub members will apprently not be able to view these files.

The original suggestion which does work is to use a Sharepoint site. This technically does work but it does open the risk to allow anyone who may stumble across the sharepoint site to access the storage and see the files.

I did come across an article that suggested Dynamics coulod be integrate with a solution like Azure Blob, but my devlopers are not aware of this solution and again im not sure how close to keeping the files secure from users who shouldn’t have access

This is the article i found

So my main questions is regarding finding a solution that will allow us to store these files for each account, atthe same time limiting access to these files to the account owner and the sub members.

Is there a way using APIs etc??

On vtiger 7 (hosted on debian server), the workflows are not sending emails.

The email settings are correct because i can send emails manually.

Any suggestions on what I can look at and change?
Hello Experts Team
I am searching for good resources  on internet and books for crm on premises administration  (Functional-Technical)as I did before on crm 2011 and 2013 and then changed to another system Sap and would like to refresh my skills again for  deployment  and configuration of dynamics crm on Premises as I am system administrator and like to enhance my skills again .
Waiting for your kind advice
When I try and access our Microsoft CRM URL, I am being asked for credentials via ADFS, however they are never accepted.

I have seen this event on the ADFS server

Encountered error during federation passive request.

Additional Data

Exception details:
Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.InvalidRequestException: MSIS7042: The same client browser session has made '6' requests in the last '1' seconds. Contact your administrator for details.
   at Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.FederationPassiveAuthentication.UpdateLoopDetectionCookie()
   at Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.FederationPassiveAuthentication.SendSignInResponse(MSISSignInResponse response)
   at Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.FederationPassiveAuthentication.SignIn(SecurityToken securityToken)
   at Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.Dispatchers.SignInRequestWithSSOTokenDispatcher.DispatchInternal(SignInContext context)
   at Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.PassiveProtocolHandler.ProcessRequestInternal(PassiveContext context)
   at Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.PassiveProtocolHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)
Good morning,
What PIM (Personal Information Manager) is recommended, which can be installed on a desktop?
Please do not suggest EPIM..
Which free CRM/ERP/Help Desk software would you recommend for a small business?
Our current SMS provider has disabled TLS 1.0 and we are unable now to use SMS from within our CRM Microsoft Dynamics 2013. We think the problem is due to their plug in as we have everything enabled on the server (Microsoft Server 2008 R2). We are unable to update our CRM at the moment so looking at alternative SMS systems that have a plugin for CRM 2013. Any help greatly appreciated.
We have a form on a site that displays a thank you page to the user when the form sends successfully. The thank you page contains Google Analytics and Google Ads tracking code, which logs a conversion when the code in fired by the thank you page. Now the client requires the form post to their third party CRM. How would  can we use our thank you page to continue to post to Google Analytics when the form is posting to a url we don't control for processing?
What are the options for Phone Systems in the UK?  We currently have an on-premise avaya IP 500 system but I feel we should have something that is more cloud based and with integration into our MS Crm as well as ability to integrate SMS etc., I find the reporting on avaya to be difficult to use so looking for a more modern system that really gives us the right information on who is calling, missed calls etc., Please tell me what you are using out there so i can get an idea of what might be possible.

We are a small company with 20+ workers. Thank you.
A prospect of mine is currently using Act 2011 as their CRM.  They're a small office bound by HIPAA, and have three people currently accessing the Act Database from one users workstation.  They're looking to replace ACT, and would like a relatively inexpensive solution that's HIPAA compliant; a cloud solution would be ideal.  Upgrading to the current version of ACT would run about $1,000, so they're looking for something less than that.

Thanks for any suggestions!
I'm in my 30-day trial period of Zoho one.  What I want to do first is use it to create dynamic, mail-merge email that include a dynamic, rectangular,  image field.

Although it looks like the Contacts module allows for an image, the intent is a photo of the contact and it's set-up to be square.

Ultimately, I want to have access to up to 10 rectangular image fields, but one is enough to live with.

One problem is, Zoho does not appear to have a field type for an image. A possible work-around is their module for Products which does include an image field for a product as in the image of a home for a realtor.

I don't see a way to get access to that product image field while also having access to the contact's details.

Finally, it looks to me like this would not be accomplished as a campaign, but as a mail-merge document.  

Can anyone help with this?
What are the vital points to look into while buying a CRM solution ?
NEED HELP!  We have an email address of but all our emails resolve to  Thus we are trying to get autodiscover to work and have SSL certificate for all of  How do I set this up to work... trying to implement MS Dynamics CRM and it will not sync.  We have tried all the help options and also contacted a local exchange expert and no solution.  What do I need to do to get this working?  The impersonation is working for the account we setup, but this is a DNS or certificate error. Not sure...
We have a Exchange 2016 environment for emails and a Internal inhouse written .NET CRM system .  Our CRM system stores various details regarding customers , links to contacts details , notes and financial info.     We now want to capture emails from all staff within business so that we can then store them against the customer

So basically if someone sends or receives a email from a Customer in our database  then that email is then saved to a folder so it can be view against the customer record in our CRM system.     This will not be for one customer it will be for 400+ customers and from any email in the business.

If we went out and purchased something like goldmine or similar this has a Outlook plugin that does this into the goldmine database but in my case we want it in our own DB

Anyone got any ideas how I can capture this mails , if it needs to be a outlook plugin or could I run something on the backend machine

We currently use mail enabled public folders but problem is if the user doesn't include the e address in the email then it doesn't end up in it , I want the system to do this automatically , anyone got any ideas how to approach this

Thanks brian
Database7.accdbHi Guys,

I am trying to create some meaningful CRM style reports and forms based on our accounts transaction file.
I need to create this kind of output:-

                          TOTAL SALES       FRESH          SAUSAGE            HAM             PIES          OFFAL           OTHER                  
customer          LYTD   YTD        LYTD  YTD      LYTD YTD    etc
                          TOTAL TOTAL   TOTAL TOTAL    etc

I think I am fast approaching my current query/crosstab/union etc  ability.
btw  LYTD is last year to date, I have achieved most things with a selection of select queries, crosstab queries, left/right and union queries and i think
I am making this more complicated than is necessary.

1. The reason i need left and right join query is because some customers have no data for LYTD or YTD so in order to get everything I need to do the whole left/right/union thing
but if i injected 0 where there is NULL can i dispense with the l/r/union.
2. I cant seem to work out how to get totals for all sales and categorys.

many thanks in advance.
Your humble servant
Microsoft Dynamics CRM on premise. We have an issue where the ADFS self signed cert has expired. We have tried to disabled Claims Based Authentication, restart IIS to auto rollover the cert. However, claims based authentication will not complete and an error with the federationmetadata.xml is shown.

If we choose a wildcard cert the wizard completes fine. The issue is the metadata is different so the Relying Party trust don't update

IIS is running on port 443 and ADFS/CRM port 444 using server 2012 R2.
Good day,
I have Exchange 2010. I have Sugar CRM on Linux system that needs to access my EWS.
The code in the Sugar CRM system is:
// Request
            $xmlstr = <<<XML
                        <soap:Envelope xmlns:xsi=""
    <CreateItem xmlns=""
                SendMeetingInvitations="SendToAllAndSaveCopy" >
        <t:DistinguishedFolderId Id="calendar"/>
        <t:CalendarItem xmlns="">
          <Subject>Planning Meeting</Subject>
          <Body BodyType="Text">Plan the agenda for next week's meeting.</Body>
          <Location>Conference Room 721</Location>
I want to open online shop and need to use CRM platform.  Anyone can recommend good crm platforms for online bisiness?? Thanks
Managing Contacts of group of people on iPhone:-

I meet many new people for different reasons. I store all info on iPhone 6 or Google contacts.
Groups such as Customer Leads in a business, realtors(15 people), Yoga Leads(100 people), Neighbours(50), special interest (20 people).

My goal is when I receive any useful info and I want to share with  one group (and not searching for people individually), I should be able to send them easily and quickly.

If I create a WhatsApp group the other guy knows that I have put them in the group.I should do the grouping in the background without letting the other person know that I have grouped him in that group.
I am a community developer and am trying to find a contact manager that displays a map marking boundaries of different neighborhoods as well as a list of contacts grouped together by which neighborhood they live in. Any ideas?

Contact Management

A contact manager in its most basic form is a software program that enables users to easily store and find contact information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers. Sophisticated contact managers provide calendar sharing features and allow several people in a company to access the same database. Some contact management systems have evolved into customer relationship management (CRM) systems to analyze and plan for an organization’s interaction with current and future customers.

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