The current business environment is very much dependent on technological advancements, with every new morning a new tool is offered to the business community to enhance their operations and the only factor behind these discoveries is the rapid growth of the technological sector. One such tool offered by the technological advancements is electronic mail a.k.a. e-mails. It is equally beneficial for personal and organizational use. When we look at organizations email has evolved from a communication tool to management tool. As in the past, the only purpose of the email was to communicate, but now firms use it in different innovative methods as a managing tool. Now question is that how important emails are to us? To answer this question, I would like to state some facts i.e. If you want to create an account on a social network you need an email, if you want to register for any app the most important credential is your email. In fact, in the digital world, people identify you from your email ID instead of your real email. These examples show how important email are in the current era.
Several email service provider are available as it is one of the most competitive technological industries and big names like Gmail, yahoo mail, Microsoft outlook, Hotmail etc. are operating in this field. Email clients are categorized into two basic types which are web based interface and desktop email clients. Both of them are important and serve users in their unique way. In corporate culture, mostly desktop based email clients are used and the name which is heard most in corporate circles related to email solutions is Microsoft Outlook.
VTiger 7 CRM and its Outlook Plugin
VTiger 7 is a CRM which is specifically designed for business organizations no matter they are large multinational organizations or small scale business firms, the solutions it provides are equally beneficial for both of them without any prejudice. VTiger 7 understands and provides best available tools for its customers and Outlook plugin is an example of this ideology. When we look at the past progress of Outlook it is not hard to observe that it made miraculous improvements with every new edition of the software. The reason behind this plugin is to save your effort which otherwise you will be putting in moving contacts, events and to-do lists from one platform to another. You can simply attach emails which you receive on Outlook to contacts recorded in VTiger 7 CRM and the rest of the job will be done automatically by this plugin.
Reasons behind Choosing Outlook for Integration
It is a carefully designed plugin and the reasons because of which we preferred Outlook over other platforms is its distinctive advantages which are unique only to Outlook. Some of the benefits of using Outlook are listed below
- Compatibility: Outlook is a very compatible software which runs well with most of hardware and software platforms. For example, it can run on a number of different operating systems and in hardware, it shows compatibility with laptops, desktops, tablets, mobile phones etc.
- Friendly Interface: Another thing which makes Outlook an attractive prospect, is its user-friendly interface because of which its learning curve is short and people get familiar with it in a comparatively lesser amount of time. It saves training cost as well as valuable time.
- Security: Some people question the privacy of Outlook but the reality is that it is one of the most secure email client presents in the market. With every newer version it’s security is getting stronger and a number of complaints are decreased significantly.
- Lesser ads: Another major problem with email clients is that they show too many advertisements as the services they are offering are free of cost so the source of their earnings is advertisements. Sometimes these advertisements became very bothering and annoying, in this regard, Outlook is a very attractive platform and show very few advertisements.
Insights Regarding VTiger 7 CRMs Outlook Plugin
I want to list few things which should be considered while using this useful plugin:
- Using this plugin, you can automate the process of communication between both platforms
- The import of contacts, events and to-do list can move in both directions, which means you can carry out the process of synchronization in both directions
- This plugin also helps in checking the duplication of data and records
- Versions of Outlook, which are supported by this plugin includes Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016
- Auto Login option available at the start, choosing it will save you from the hassle of entering details every time you log in using this plugin
- If the contact is not available in VTiger 7, then it will collect details from the email and create a new opportunity into VTiger 7 CRM. Which in later stages can become a valuable customer
Incorporate this plugin in your business and enjoy the endless benefits while keeping the costs in the budget.