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Written By: Cliff Ford on November 17, 2013 No Comment

STEP ONE in any CRM Evaluation is to gather a checklist of CRM Requirements If you aren t careful, the process of gathering requirements becomes tactical and not strategic. Obviously every feature costs money. So it pays off to initially determine what you are trying to accomplish as a business. CRM is not just Sales and [. ]

Written By: Cliff Ford on October 16, 2013 800 Comments

STEP TWO of every CRM Evaluation is to select the right CRM implementation partner. We won t bore you with the obvious details of due diligence. Instead, we offer a few tricks of the trade that will hopefully divide the sheep from the goats. CRM Due Diligence within your CRM Implementation First, check out the [. ]

Written By: Cliff Ford on September 15, 2013 700 Comments

STEP THREE of a successful CRM implementation is to select the appropriate deployment model. The Trend is toward CRM in the Cloud It is clear that the global CRM market is becoming more and more focused on Cloud CRM, aka On-line CRM. In 2010 Cloud Computing became the number one CRM trend. Salesforce.com has been [. ]

Written By: Cliff Ford on August 14, 2013 1,482 Comments

STEP FOUR in a successful CRM project is to select the proper CRM software system. CRM Pricing and costs At the end of the day, it usually comes down to price. So why not start with this obvious point. Be careful though with the free versions, because over time you will surely want to [. ]

Written By: Cliff Ford on December 11, 2012 No Comment

STEP FIVE in a successful CRM project strategy is having an adoption-oriented CRM Implementation. User Adoption: The Key Ingredient in CRM Project Implementations Keystone Strategy penned an excellent paper on the value of end-user productivity and usability in ERP software implementations. They note that an AMR Research study has shown that merely 15% of employees are [. ]

Written By: Cliff Ford on September 13, 2015 No Comment

When it comes to business marketing it has become much more complex over the last few years. How do you stand out in a crowd? Simple: by selling your service in a non evasive way. In order to do that you need to find tools that help you.

Written By: Cliff Ford on December 11, 2013 No Comment

In this blog we review and compare SugarCRM Community Edition (free) vs Professional Edition (paid). We include a video and discuss the features and differences.

Are you a user of SugarCRM Community (free) Edition? Then you may be wondering if you should upgrade to the Professional Edition. Our partners, Accent Gold Solutions, created this video comparison to help our readers distinguish between the Community Edition (free) and the Professional Edition (paid) of SugarCRM.

We cover Sales, Marketing, Support, Reporting, Database Structure and more topics in detail.

Written By: Cliff Ford on November 17, 2013 No Comment

STEP ONE in any CRM Evaluation is to gather a checklist of CRM Requirements If you aren t careful, the process of gathering requirements becomes tactical and not strategic. Obviously every feature costs money. So it pays off to initially determine what you are trying to accomplish as a business. CRM is not just Sales and [. ]

Written By: Cliff Ford on October 16, 2013 800 Comments

STEP TWO of every CRM Evaluation is to select the right CRM implementation partner. We won t bore you with the obvious details of due diligence. Instead, we offer a few tricks of the trade that will hopefully divide the sheep from the goats. CRM Due Diligence within your CRM Implementation First, check out the [. ]

Written By: Cliff Ford on September 15, 2013 700 Comments

STEP THREE of a successful CRM implementation is to select the appropriate deployment model. The Trend is toward CRM in the Cloud It is clear that the global CRM market is becoming more and more focused on Cloud CRM, aka On-line CRM. In 2010 Cloud Computing became the number one CRM trend. Salesforce.com has been [. ]


23/08/2017

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How to choose the best travel-reward credit cards #how #to #get

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How to choose the best travel-reward credit cards

Credit card reward points can add up to free stays at hotels such as the InterContinental New York Barclay, shown here. But some cards are more generous than others, according to the website ValuePenguin. InterContinental s IHG Rewards Club Visa gets a high value ranking using the site s model. (Photo: InterContinental New York Barclay)

Dozens of credit cards reward users with travel perks such as airline miles and free hotel nights. But calculating those rewards against what you pay in annual fees is more than most of us lacking a finance degree can handle.

Enter ValuePenguin. a new, customizable online tool that rates 56 travel-affiliated credit cards. The cards are mostly linked to airline and hotel rewards programs, but they also include some that offer generic travel rewards across brands, plus a handful that are affiliated with cruise lines and online travel agencies.

To measure relative value among the cards, ValuePenguin uses $9,000 in annual spending over two years as a benchmark. But the beauty of the tool is that it lets users input their own spending estimates for customized results. Basically, the site calculates an average dollar value for miles or points awarded, then factors in signing and other bonuses and subtracts the annual fee.

Using that model, the top card is the IHG Rewards Club Select Visa with a $731 value over two years. But because points are redeemable only for hotel stays at InterContinental Group Hotels properties, ValuePenguin gives the edge to the fee-based Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard, which delivers a net value of $658 over two years, according to their calculations. Barclaycard points are redeemable for airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, train tickets and cruises across brands.

The worst value: the American Express Delta Reserve card, with a $450 annual fee and high spending requirements to reap bonuses. According to the ValuePenguin’s model, it’ll cost subscribers $564 over two years. Not that all American Express SkyMiles cards are equal. The Gold Delta SkyMiles card, for instance, delivers $481 in net rewards over two years.

“The first thing to consider is your spending and travel patterns,” says ValuePenguin co-founder Jonathan Wu. “Knowing how much flexibility you need helps you filter the kind of card you need.”

Other high-value cards in the ValuePenguin model: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus Visa ($644); Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Visa ($635); Marriott Rewards Premier Visa ($595); Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard ($578); British Airways Visa ($535).

ValuePenguin, which analyzes various consumer finance areas by conducting deep dives into relevant data, launched last year.

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05/08/2017

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Travel Agents See More Guests Choose Tours over Cruising #travel #insurence

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Travel Agents See More Guests Choose Tours over Cruising

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13/07/2017

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