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A Web-based CRM System or Full Package Software

A Web-based CRM System or Full Package Software – Which One is Better

When managers want to make a decision about a CRM system, they first have to choose the type of CRM they will be implementing – full package or web-based solution. Both of these have advantages and disadvantages and you need to be aware of them to make the best decision for your company. Here is a list of the advantages and disadvantages:

1. Full package solutions

– You need to install the software on each PC in your company. Next time you want to get an update, it will happen all over again. The same refers to new applications and features related to the system. Moreover, additional features and updates for the system are paid for.

– The only computers you can use CRM on are the ones, which have undergone the installation process.

– Communicating with clients is separated from the system and the data needs to be added after a contact with a client.

– The interface of the CRM solution is very difficult to work with and requires help from experts.

– If your software is not updated on time, you could lose clients to companies that have newer software.

– You cannot train all of your staff members to use the system so only the ones that have undergone the special training can benefit from the software.

– There is a delay in services and they cost a lot.

– If something happens to the hardware in your company all your data will be lost because you do not have any back-ups for it.

– The format of the information can cause problems if you want to manage it with other systems.

– Your company will need to hire special employees that will maintain the system and update it.

– You will need to pay for licenses, installation fees, and much more every time you buy an update so you will end up using older versions of CRM because it is easier.

2. Web-based CRM

– You do not need to install anything. The only thing needed is Internet and a password for the system.

– The updates are carried out centrally and are not paid for.

– The updates are very dynamic and do not cause any troubles for you.

– The system is connected to the channels for contacting customers, which leads to reduced costs and higher effectiveness of the communication between the organization and the customers.

– The interface of the system is very simple and has many languages so it can easily be used by anyone.

– The process of servicing clients and recording information is very effective and aids the work of all departments.

– The connection to the Internet makes transactions quicker and more convenient.

– All the data has back-ups and cannot be lost.


SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Requirements

SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Requirements

With the launch of SharePoint 2010, a host of new features and services are readily available to a large number of organizations. Microsoft’s new server not only facilitates key business operations but also gives a new meaning to web access. In order to take full advantage of these features and services, users must be able to meet the resource requirements for successfully completing the upgrade process. In this article, we will take a look at various hardware and software requirements for completely upgrading your SharePoint 2007 server farm to 2010.

Hardware Requirements

As with the latest trend, Microsoft is also pushing its server technologies to harness the power of 64-bit hardware. As announced, SharePoint2010 is a 64-bit server and can only be installed on machines capable of running 64 bit applications.

If you are planning an upgrade, you must have SharePoint2007 server installed on a 64-bit capable machine. If you have a 32-bit machine, you cannot perform an in-place upgrade. You must, then have new machines with appropriate hardware support and then perform upgrades in several steps to complete the process.

Operating System Requirements

Share Point 2010 runs best on 64-bit versions of Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2. If you have windows server 2003 installed on your machine, you can easily update your operating system to Windows Server 2008 provided that you have the necessary hardware support to complete this operation. However, you have sufficient number of licenses to complete this upgrade. If your current hardware does not support 64- bit operations, you can mix your hardware update with server update.

Database Requirements

Share Point 2010 Server requires you to have at least 64-bit SQL Server 2005 SP3 or SQL Server 2008 SP1 installed on your system. If you are running a previous version of the database, you must upgrade your server to meet these requirements. You can use any one of the following versions of SQL server with SharePoint 2010: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Cumulative Update 2, or SQL Server 2005 with SP3 and Cumulative Update 3.

Checks before Upgrading

You can also perform some checks before updating so that there are no errors during the final process.

STSADM.exe -o preupgradecheck

This command checks the server form for compatibility with the update process. This command lists various hardware components and software applications that are installed on the system. This tool tells you whether the server form does meet the minimum requirements criteria for upgrade to Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2. Details of web parts, custom components, current features, URL lists, database orphans, invalid configuration settings and other such details are also displayed in the detail.

This information helps you decide what is needed to complete your upgrade process. If you are using any 3rd party tools of software, you must verify their compatibility with 64-bit systems and applications before performing the upgrade.

If you are looking for easy migration of SharePoint data from 2007 – 2010, you can use the free Xavor SharePoint 2010 Migration tool which can be downloaded from this site.


SharePoint migration 2007 to 2010