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Monday, October 27, 2008

CRM 4.0 Accelerators Buzz

"CRM Accelerators are a range of free-of-charge add-on solutions which are being developed for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 customers and partners. Each accelerator will showcase how the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform can be configured and extended to broaden marketing, sales and service capabilities. CRM accelerators provide additional functionality for deployments of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers are encouraged to further configure these accelerators to meet their specific business needs."

Microsoft introduced a list 8 accelerators as part of the statement of direction early July scheduled for 2008 Q3 as follows:

1- Analytics
2- eService
3- Event Management
4- Enterprise Search
5- Sales Methodologies
6- Extended Sales Forecasting
7- CRM Notifications
8- Business Productivity

I have been following up closely on this, and waiting for these accelerators to be released.
The latest update was announced during a live meeting that took place October 21st 2008. Microsoft conveyed the following:

- First Group of Accelerators expected to be released in the week commencing October 20: eService,Event Management, Extended Sales Forecasting,CRM Notifications and Analytics.

- Remaining Accelerators will be released before the end of November: Sales Methodolgies, Enterprise Search and Business Productivity.

Well, The week of October 20 has passed already and no accelerators have been made available (as far as I know)!
Hoping that the Product Team will release the first group this week.
Will keep you updated :)



Christian said...

I'm also anxiously waiting for the CRM Accelerator download links. Let me know when you first spot them!



Maurice Ghosn said...

Sure Christian :)

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