Posts Tagged: CRM

Getting Started with open311

This is a continuation of an article about open311 use cases in which I looked at three cities using open311 solutions to communicate with their constituents. This week, I’d like to offer some advice about getting started with open311 technology. The best places to start are with mobile reporting applications and the constituent relationship management… Read more »

open311 Use Cases

Exciting new advancements are taking place in the world of open311, which is a data standard that various applications can be built on. A number of open311-compliant open source and commercial applications allow data to be easily shared and used by each other, such as CRMs, mobile reporting apps, and other web interfaces displaying report… Read more »

CRM Appstore for Government

Introduced at the Conference of Mayors this past weekend, there is a new resource for US Public Sector organizations looking for applications and add-ons based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. Now, public sector organizations of all sizes can use technology to better manage everything from citizen services, FOIA requests, economic development, mapping, fleet management… Read more »

Commerce Wants Cloud-Based CRM

The Commerce Department wants its agencies to have a cloud-based system that would work to keep online information updated for citizens, Nextgov reported Monday. Joseph Marks writes the department intends to replace current software in its offices to comply with government mandates for federal departments to utilize new tools for storing and sharing data. Marks… Read more »

Estimating the Cost of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementation

Many government agencies are using Microsoft Dynamics CRM to build line of business solutions using an approach that Microsoft calls xRM. One of the challenges is to calculate the cost of such an implementation. One of the questions I am asked most frequently by clients is to estimate the cost of a software implementation project…. Read more »

Leading in the digital age

I’m hosting a webinar on the 20th to discuss effective communications and engagement strategies and how NationBuilder can help. If you’d like to join, RSVP here. Thanks! Related: Go, Government Efficiency Long Beach, SF, Bordentown: Pioneering digital democracy with NationBuilder Government New ‘Civitas’ theme released

Meeting Citizens Where They Already Are- How to Improve Customer Service

If the average citizen is mobile and social, shouldn’t government services be as well to better serve them? This is the question government agencies have been working to address over the last few years. With initiatives like the Digital Government Strategy, which aims to provide citizens with high-quality digital information anywhere, anytime, and on any… Read more »

Adriel Hampton’s NationBuilder looking for local government pilot customers

After commuting back and forth from the SF Bay Area for three months, I’m just getting settled down in Los Angeles with my family. I’m down in SoCal to continue growing my startup, NationBuilder, which is based in downtown LA. Getting settled means I’m doing a lot more thinking about where we’re going next with… Read more »

The Importance of Executive Sponsorship – Mini Case Study

Currently I am working with a client who is in the process of developing an RFP for a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution. The draft RFP was completed in early June and reviewed by project team members, including the steering committee, very quickly. The draft was considered final by mid-June. During this review process, the… Read more »