CRM Accelerators – Part III – Event Management Accelerator


Last week we introduced the eService Accelerator which is part of the CRM Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers and partners to be released in the next few months, each week we will unveil more details of each accelerator. In this article we feature the Event Management Accelerator.

Event Management Accelerator – Due to be released in Q3 2008

The event management accelerator gives companies the ability to easily manage the planning, execution, tracking and reporting requirements for events. The event management accelerator focuses on three areas of event management, namely:

  • Event Planning – logistics around an event such as:
    • Booking the venue
    • Presenters
    • Catering
    • Presentation content preparation
  • Event Attendance – all aspects around managing the attendees such as:
    • Inviting the target audience via phone, fax, letter and email
    • Managing registrations via phone, letter, fax, email and web
    • Tracking all people who actually attended the event
  • Event Review – Microsoft Dynamics CRM reports that measure the effectiveness of the event:
    • How many people attended the event?
    • What was the revenue impact of the event?

A core component of the event management accelerator will be a web application that customers and partners can deploy to allow Web registration for their events and track these registrations in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

The web application will also provide location mapping integration using Microsoft Live Maps!

The following image is taken from the beta version of the Event Management Accelerator:

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Kind regards,

Reuben Krippner

Comments (21)

  1. Last week we introduced the Event Management Accelerator which is part of the CRM Accelerators for Microsoft

  2. Last week we introduced the Event Management Accelerator which is part of the CRM Accelerators for Microsoft

  3. Chris Monacelli says:

    When will a beta version of the Event Management Accelerator be available to the public?

  4. cmonacelli says:

    When will a beta version of the Event Management Accelerator be available to the public?

  5. David Smith says:

    IIRC, Q3 ends in about two weeks…are we on schedule?

  6. Joe Public says:

    Yes – I would like to know when this accelerator will be available too.

  7. David Smith says:

    Thanks for saying "in the next few months" in the Notifications Accelerator announcement rather than "Q3" – that helps.

    In the mean time, I need to get going with a custom "Training Event" entity for our new installation…is there any hope of learning anything at all about the Event Management Accelerator before it is released?  I really can’t wait "a few months" to begin, but would rather not find myself refactoring if I can help it!

    Thanks.

  8. NCarvalho says:

    do you have a new release date?

  9. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of eight no-cost add-on

  10. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of eight no-cost add-on

  11. The Dynamics team have been busy bees lately! CRM 4.0 BizTalk Adapter Now Available The long awaited

  12. Eddie Lee says:

    I would like to know when we can download or purchase it..

    Thanks

  13. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of eight no-cost add

  14. Graham Hill says:

    Can we get an update on when and where the VPC/customisations are available for download.

  15. Pascal says:

    I thought the accelerators are coming in october… can’t wait!

    Where can I now download them?

    Thanks a lot

    Pascal

  16. Joel says:

    Can this be used on a multi-tenant hosted environment?

  17. xtzee says:

    i hear that these accelerators are here… well would someone tell me how do you install them into your crm application?

  18. Naveen says:

    how can we unregister for an event from the web

  19. event planning says:

    you are invited to check out what we are building at eventplanningbusiness.net. Your feedback is welcome!