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Do we need customer portals? – #D365ForHousing

Do we need customer portals? – #D365ForHousing

Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying we shouldn’t have a smart, convenient, cost effective way for customers to access services. But should it always involve working on our terms? By that I mean visiting a URL that we set using a password and username we provide to access services we decide to surface. Are…

Microsoft Field Services – #D365ForHousing

Microsoft Field Services – #D365ForHousing

A number of organisations within the sector are looking at (or have implemented) field services to help manage and schedule repairs. But what is field services, what functionality could the sector make the most of and what are some of the challenges. What is Field Services? Field Service Management refers to using a resource (eg:…

HELP! I’ve got to Implement Dynamics 365 – #D365ForHousing

HELP! I’ve got to Implement Dynamics 365 – #D365ForHousing

Been asked to implement Dynamics 365 (or any application for that matter)? I still remember the mix of pure fear and excitement as I was given the opportunity to do just this over 10 years ago (although it was CRM 4 back then) at AmicusHorizon (now Optivo). My background was customer service and although I love…

The Microsoft #D365 Implementation Guide – #D365ForHousing

The Microsoft #D365 Implementation Guide – #D365ForHousing

Today, during the Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Microsoft launched Success by Design – a vision for what’s possible with #Dynamics365, #PowerPlatform and Microsoft Cloud. Click on the picture to download it for FREE.  But if you’re not sure where to start I’m here to help you throughout your Dynamics journey. Here’s how: Help you implement your Dynamics 365 system…

The Data Maturity Roadmap – #D365ForHousing

The Data Maturity Roadmap – #D365ForHousing

As digital strategies are implemented, improved and developed it’s never been more important to think about how you manage data. It’s the foundation of everything we do in the housing sector, fundamental to the Social Housing White Paper and is critical to the success of so many important strategic initiatives from implementing/maintaining Dynamics 365 to…

Dynamics 365 + Teams, a match made in heaven?   #D365ForHousing

Dynamics 365 + Teams, a match made in heaven? #D365ForHousing

For the last year Microsoft Teams has become second nature to many of us. Its enabled us to connect with customers and colleagues everywhere. In this blog I’ll show how Teams can be used with Dynamics 365. Dynamics sits quite nicely as an app within teams. It has some good functionality like being able to…

Disrupting Dynamics 365 in Housing – #D365ForHousing

Disrupting Dynamics 365 in Housing – #D365ForHousing

For nearly a year I’ve worked with colleagues across our industry to disrupt the way we implement Dynamics 365……#D365ForHousing. This project provides FREE modules (see below) to anyone who registers (which is also free). Here’s how this can disrupt how we implement, maintain and improve Dynamics 365. Why am I doing this? I’ve worked in…

5 ways the FREE #D365ForHousing complaints module meets the new Housing Ombudsman code

5 ways the FREE #D365ForHousing complaints module meets the new Housing Ombudsman code

In July 2020 the Housing Ombudsman released their new Complaint Handling Code. Shortly after this I launched the #D365ForHousing Complaints module (developed with the help of others across the sector). This Microsoft Dynamics 365 Module is FREE to everyone in the Housing and Public Sector. How does this module help meet the Complaint Handling Code?…

Use Dynamics 365 to manage your Allocations process – #D365ForHousing

Use Dynamics 365 to manage your Allocations process – #D365ForHousing

The 3rd key end to end process (following complaints and ASB) is here, saving our sector £000’s more by using out of the box functionality. I’ll cover how you can use Dynamics 365 to manage your lettings process from applicant to resident. Its easy and only uses out of the box functionality. Best of all…

#D365ForHousing – Its not all about Tech

#D365ForHousing – Its not all about Tech

I’m on a mission to bring together people and processes from across the Housing and Public sector and package them up in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for FREE!  #D365ForHousing is the Affordable.Innovative.Collaborative way of doing just that! I’ve already worked with a variety of housing professionals to create a number of modules including.. Person Property Tenancy ASB Complaints While…

Using Dynamics 365 for ASB – #D365ForHousing

Using Dynamics 365 for ASB – #D365ForHousing

This blog shows how you can use the FREE Dynamics 365 module to log and track ASB cases. The module enables you to add key dates and milestones and a calculation tool that can establish the level of risk depending on how the customer answers certain questions. Thanks to Marcus Fernandes for working his magic…

Case Management -#D365ForHousing

Case Management -#D365ForHousing

The #D365ForHousing solutions will help the housing sector save £000’s, drive efficiencies and enable colleagues to work anywhere. It’s important to use it in a consistent way and make the most of (out of the box) functionality that your Dynamics 365 license fee pays for…. After all why re-invent the wheel? We know contact should be logged…

6 Ways To Help Form a Dynamics 365 Habit – #D365ForHousing

6 Ways To Help Form a Dynamics 365 Habit – #D365ForHousing

“Does Dynamics 365 have functionality that enables it to become a habit for users?” Lack of user adoption has killed many an implementation. More than a decade and a half of research on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems has churned out consistently troubling failure rates for CRM implementations. Since Gartner’s 2001 study found a 50%…

5 Dynamics 365 Training Tips – #D365ForHousing

5 Dynamics 365 Training Tips – #D365ForHousing

You’ve designed a user friendly interface, automated as many processes as possible, tested the system to destruction and told everyone its on its way. Now its time to train the users. Here’s 5 tips to help you deliver your session. The culture of using Dynamics 365 within housing Using CRM is different to your standard…

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