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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We are looking to delete old external contacts from our Exchange 2013 on-prem environment. I would like to see when the last time an email was sent to the external SMTP address (a contact stored in exchange). I have been trying to use the Get-MessageTrackingLog & and the Get-Contact, but nothing returns. How can I go about this in PowerShell?
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Any suggestions on how to learn Microsoft Dynamics CRM  from scratch.
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I am looking to sync the GAL for an on-prem Exchange 2010 environment with the contacts list for every users' exchange mailbox.

We need all of the contacts in the GAL to be able to sync to mobile devices so that mobile users have access to phone numbers that are kept up to date in active directory. This will also remove the issues we are seeing where users do not know how to utilize the GAL and are keeping spreadsheets of everyone's phone number.

I have located a couple of paid services that will accomplish this, most notably CircaSync, but we are trying to avoid the use of third party tools. I also know we can get a little creative with an automated powershell script, but I am trying to avoid a jerry-rigged setup that is likely to become an issue to support down the road if it ever stops working once we are already reliant on it.

Who has accomplished this?
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I'm trying to list the relevant  regulations/acts that are applicable to

a) a CRM (Customer Relationship Mgmt) system : guess PDPA (Personal
    Data Protection Act) is applicable;  if it contains a US customer's data,
    guess GDPR is applicable.   What else?

b) for a procurement system,  Goods & Services Tax Act  is applicable.
    What else?

c) for a HR/Payroll,  "Computer Misuse Act" & what else?  Guess PDPA
    is not applicable for Payroll but applicable to HR (as Date of Birth
    & NRIC# is there)
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I would like to know the SUREST method to backup all my contacts on my phone to my PC . I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I have the Google back up checked however the last time I formatted my phone I lost quite a few contacts for some reason. Luckily I was able to find the missing ones from Google Text messages app and DRUPE{ it's a third party app which cost me $12.00 ?} it had saved my contacts. I am a bit paranoid. I want to reformat my phone again but I do not want to risk losing any contacts information. The more back up the better. So if some one can give a couple of options to back up hopefully everything on my phone specifically the CONTACTS that would be great.

Thank you.
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Hi Experts


Could you share your experiences on customizing Oddoo Opensource ERP?

Do you consider it a good alternative to customize its code ?

Thanks in advance
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My friend's work has 20 sales reps using Salesforce.com, each processing 250 signed contracts per year, for a total of 5,000 contracts

When he asked DocuSign how much the above electronic signature cost would be DocuSign said it would cost about $3 per contract, for a total of $15k/year

What other "Salesforce.com electronic signature" options do you recommend for the above volume that would cost a lot less since the only thing he wants is eSignatures, no other features ?
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Is there a free useful solution for a multi people thread... kind of like a forum that is closed for a certain group.

I want to be able to talk about multi subjects and that if someone new comes in he can easily browse through the subjects and see the comments.

again like a thread or forum.
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I am running Outlook 16.15 for MAC and I need to export my contacts to a CSV file for a CRM tool. The issue is MAC exports contacts to OLM. Does anyone know how to export contacts to CSV on a MAC or a tool to convert OLM to CSV?
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In Dynamics CRM 365 On Premises, running on Server 2016 with an SQL 2016 backend.

We use Autotask for our primary client database, but I have a utility that exports all contacts for importing into CRM. These contacts will often be changing, updating, etc - sometimes improper information gets automatically attributed to a contact object due to our email-to-ticket system.

I would like to be able to import an updated contact set into CRM periodically, and have the information in the updated contact list update the existing contacts in CRM rather than the existing duplicate detection settings where it merely discards the new contact information when a duplicate is detected. I also don't want to disable duplicate detection and manually merge the contacts, we have thousands.

The end goal is to be able to bulk update any changes to our contacts but be able to keep any existing marketing metadata for that contact object. If I simply delete all my contacts and reimport, I lose all that metadata - including unsubscribe, etc. We are only using CRM for email marketing.

In other words, if $existingcontact.emailaddress = $newcontact.emailaddress, merge the contacts using the fields from $newcontact. If $newcontact.emailaddress does not exist, create a new contact object as normal.

Is there a built in mechanism that I am not seeing to accomplish this, or is there a third party tool that will help me accomplish this in some way?
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I need help figuring out how to quickly share a contact with a colleague. I get an e mail request for contact information. I would like to quickly insert the requested information into the reply and send it off. Instead, I have to do a search of google contacts, export the contact to a vcf file. download it to my desktop. Then attach it to the email as a separate file. then I can send it. What I really want to be able to do is to access my contacts list quickly copy the contact info to the clipboard and paste it into my reply email. Is there a way to do this?
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My client lost email history and notes within his  Goldmine Premium Edition version 2017.1.0.422. I have image backups running. If I grab an earlier copy of the data base, he will lose data he has entered for the last 7 to 10 days (since he noticed the issue). Is it possible to just restore the missing email history/notes without having to resort to an older GB DB copy?
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we are in a hybrid O365 and on premise exchange exchange (2016). And i am seeing that all external contacts that we add end up with additional "other email addresses" besides the correct (external primary address). The other addresses end with our domain.

Ex. Josmith@abccompany.com will be shown as the primary email - external contact

in the email options however I will see something like this, josmith@mycompany.com and abccompany@mycompany.mail.onmicrosoft.com

The problem now is that if i need to add an internal user that's named josmith@mycompany.com it does not work. It will tell me that josmith@mycompany is already in use.

how do I fix this problem? I can't delete the external contact.
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Hi Experts

What is the Best Practice re IIS & RDS services?

We have 2 VMs on a HyperV: DC + RDS (both WIndows 2016)
Our CRM, ACT! from Sage,  is currently installed on the RDS but is only used internally.
We need to install a IIS / Web Server to give remote access to ACT! via the web

Can I use the RDS to install these additional components? My instinct is to build a new VM and install ACT! on that VM.

What says you?

Alex
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I am new to php and APIs and am looking to insert a lead through a contact form in a Wordpress environment to a CRM Apptivo. Could anyone let me know why the code below is not working?

<?php
define ( 'APPTIVO_API_URL' , 'https://api2.apptivo.com/app/dao/v6/leads' );
define ( 'APPTIVO_API_KEY' ,
'xxx' );
define ( 'APPTIVO_ACCESS_KEY' , 'yyy' );


add_action( 'gform_after_submission_2', 'post_to_third_party_Apptivo', 10, 2 );
function post_to_third_party_Apptivo( $entry, $form ) {
 
    $post_url = 'APPTIVO_API_URL';
	$apiKey = 'APPTIVO_API_KEY';
	$accessKey = 'APPTIVO_ACCESS_KEY';
    $body = array(
        'lastName' => rgar( $entry, '8' ),
        'phoneNumber' => rgar( $entry, '5' ),
		'emailAddress' => rgar( $entry, '3' ),
		'referredByName' => 'flooringbrokers.ca',
		'leadStatus' => 'New',
        'Description' => rgar( $entry, '6' ),
        );
    GFCommon::log_debug( 'gform_after_submission: body => ' . print_r( $body, true ) );
 
	$params = array(
		"a" => "save" ,
		"leadData" => $body ,
		"apiKey" => APPTIVO_API_KEY ,
		"accessKey" => APPTIVO_ACCESS_KEY
		);
    $request = new WP_Http();
    $response = $request->post( $post_url, $params );
	
    GFCommon::log_debug( 'gform_after_submission: response => ' . print_r( $response, true ) );
}

?>

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I need a better way to manage my Google Contacts from my Android phone.

I frequently add people, only to never be able to recall them. I would like to be able to sort them by the date they were added so that I could find contacts that have been recently added
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Please provide me with instructions on how to use  Cirrus Insight to record Gmail email contact info.

I'm most interested in recording people's information that is found within their email signatures such as name, job title, company name, address, phone numbers, etc.

How can Cirrus Insight be used within Google G Suite to do this?
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How to copy all contacts (with profile photo) from iCloud to Google?
I know I can download all contacts from iCloud by exporting a vCard file. However, it does not include the contact's profile photo.
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I am considering a small mass emailing to promote my new book. But I do not have the technology yet to validate who has opened the email and who has not.

I once use MailGun and found that had a great technology for that kind of validation.

Does anyone have suggestions about what other things are important when validating the response rates from a mass mailing?

I need to track:
- conversion rate of a purchase, based upon the number who saw the email
- I need to know who saw the email so I could consider sending it a second time to those who did not see it the first time

What else?

What tools exist? Free is better.

I am considering Zoho because of its ability to trace whether the email was opened.

Suggestions?
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I am considering switching from using Mac's Contacts program to the FREE Edition of Zoho CRM

https://www.zoho.com/crm/comparison.html

What is the easiest way to port all contacts over to Zoho?

Also, I am considering
http://www.contactsjournal.com/

Are both pretty easy to migrate over to?

Thanks
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Our firm has been using PhoneSlips for almost twenty (20) years. Unfortunately, we have outgrown the system and we are having constant data corruption issues and our IT guy is spending more than 8 hours a month trying to constantly repair data errors.

Our needs are straight-forward and concise:

Client Profile Management. Names, addresses, contact info, etc. Unless the database is very well designed, having the ability to customize fields would be a must.

Inter-Office Messaging. We prefer an environment where this feature is not a separate program.

Appointment Scheduler. We want scheduling built into the same program. I am amazed at the number of CRM programs that have inadequate or no scheduler.

Task/Project Scheduling would be a plus.

Cloud-based of course. Our people need to access this info from their laptops, IOS and Android-based phones.

Online training videos - No Seminars. Software so complicated that people have to attend fly to a seminar somewhere is not only poorly-designed/presented, but typically not well received. One thing I have learned as a managing partner, make a job difficult for employees and they will make life difficult for you.

Good phone support. Offices becoming so reliant on these programs that good and quick software support is a must.

Please be frank. If you know someone using a system that has allowed their office to become more efficient, I want to hear about it. If they are running a system they wished they had never …
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I need a robust Contact Management for Mac with an integrated iPhone App so I can add/update/delete records from my iPhone.

I suppose a Web interface is okay instead of a Mac program, but we'll see that the choices are...

Thanks.
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To sync both directions is iCloud good ?

Customer has 2000 contacts there in iCloud and wondering is sync both directions possible from this modern galaxy ?

Is it easy to config ?


Thanks
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I had some problems with Outlook and backups which resulted in multiple copies of various .pst files.
When I opened Outlook, a previously-existing folder in My Contacts was there.
But, when I clicked on it, it went away and has not returned.
So, I imagine that the data is in there somewhere.
How to get it back?

At the same time, the backups failed - so they are of limited help.
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I have a feeling this is really easy for somone who knows code. Attached is the dialog box I am using. The end result is I want it to say:

Hello my first name is (Insert First name) and my last name is (insert last name)

First name is pulled with ${Contacts.First.Name} and Last name is pulled with ${Contacts.Last.Name}

Any idea what I put in the Formula Expression to make this work? It currently is working with the given formula. The result is just the first name.
Formula-Box.pdf
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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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