Scope Led CRM Implementation
Our team of project managers, implementation specialists and trainers provide a wealth of expertise to help you plan, implement and leverage amazing results with Microsoft Dynamics.
Our team hold the highest industry accreditations including Microsoft Gold Competency for CRM, Microsoft Technology specialists, Microsoft Certified Developer, Prince2 and many other qualifications which reflect our desire to remain amongst the best in the industry.
Implementing CRM solutions since 1993, Preact are one of the most experienced consultancies in the UK.
Phone 0800 381 1000 or email us, to discuss your requirements and arrange a demonstration to discover how Microsoft Dynamics and Preact will help you achieve your CRM goals.
Read more about our CRM consultancy, integration and training services and how we'll help you implement Microsoft Dynamics
CRM Requirements Scoping
A measured CRM implementation begins with thorough requirements scoping consultancy which is led by one of our Microsoft accredited project managers.
Before we can provide a project cost, we first need to precisely understand the architecture of your business processes, and your CRM aims. We do this by gathering detail during a scoping consultancy to understand:
- Which processes are critical in accomplishing your goals
- Your immediate and longer term CRM objectives
- What type of data will be imported into CRM
- How CRM will need to integrate with other applications and data sources
- Which metrics you want CRM to measure, and what reporting output is needed
By asking these questions we’ll document your processes and demonstrate how they’ll be mapped to CRM highlighting the efficiencies that you’ll gain by streamlining tasks and increasing user productivity.
This detailed scoping consultancy typically includes two on-site consultancy days and will involve all of your project team and key CRM users.
Shadowing teams enables us to understand current pain points and identify priorities. We are then able to build a CRM database that will enthuse users, save processing time and provide customized reporting.
As part of this process we’ll also provide an early
Planning & Documentation
After scoping we’ll produce a project charter and a statement of work. These will detail:
- Confirmation of the project aims, responsibilities and milestones
- A definition of your CRM success criteria
- An assessment of risk elements involved in the project
- Detail of each item of work that will be carried out and supporting costs
Development & Design
Once you've approved the statement of work we'll commence your database build and development in line with the agreed timescale and budget.
In regular project management meetings we’ll demonstrate updates as they're completed and we’ll make minor revisions as required. Any new requirements or variances at this stage are subject to change control.
Testing & Deployment
Once the system build is complete the development environment is released for your thorough testing and user acceptance.
After any requested modifications are applied a CRM ‘go live’ date will be set. As part of the deployment stage Preact will carry out:
- Outlook client integration
- CRM server installation (for on-premise deployments)
- Systems administrator training
- Role based user training
- CRM 'Go live' floor walking and troubleshooting
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Our CRM customers include...
Preact's sales engagement and delivery processes were seamless. Our consultant clearly had a good brief and his knowledge and experience in applying CRM to businesses in our industry was exceptional. His insight and advice was of great value when making critical decisions during our implementation. We've enjoyed a fantastic experience partnering with Preact I would recommend them to any organisation implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
- alwaysOn Group
- Alan Back, Managing Director
We realised we had the right company as soon as we walked in the door for the first meeting. Your planning and advice to prepare us for the CRM implementation was exceptional.
- Able Canopies
- Mark Wood, Managing Director
Preact provided an exceptional service to manage and deliver our Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation. Iain was particularly impressive with his knowledge of Goldmine and getting the information out that we needed in Dynamics. Martin was extremely helpful on the training, he understood where some problem areas were and worked to help us understand it.
- Lingwood Food Services
- Craig Abbott
I'd 100% recommend Preact to any organisation that is looking for a Dynamics CRM Partner. We have named contacts which means it's really easy to pick up the phone and speak to them to get advice and bounce off ideas which is really important to us. Their support team are very friendly and clearly know their stuff.
- Children's Food Trust
- Lee Mather, Data Developer
Preact have consistently delivered a high level of customer care and attention to detail. I find their team to be professional, knowledgeable, credible and responsive. We have worked with other developers in the past and I’ve never had more confidence in a firm than I do with Preact. Their technical knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics platform is second to none.
- Dan May, Commercial Director