As you might have seen from our recent tweets, Microsoft announced back in the spring that they would be launching a tailored version of their Dynamics CRM software for UK charities later this year. This follows hot on the heels of its release in the US.
CRM systems (CRM meaning Customer or Constituent Relationship Management) are much in demand in the sector and we have a steady flow of requests for recommendations in this area. In the past, we have always made people aware of some of the existing software in this field, ranging from commercial products like SalesForce, to open source solutions like CiviCRM. There are also several sector-specific programs like VC-Connect, ContactLink, ThirdBase and AIMS. It will be very interesting to keep an eye out for the Microsoft offering later in the year.
In the meantime, there is an interesting looking event in London on 24th September on this very topic. Check it out here: http://www.pythagoras.co.uk/membership_seminar.aspx.