How Microsoft CRM contributes to project management with Yammer

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Last year, I posted a blog about Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, and what that would mean for project managers using Microsoft CRM. Well it seems that the software giant may have even more to offer, with reports appearing in Forbes that Microsoft has also acquired the business social network tool, Yammer, for $1.2 billion.   Read More...

By the numbers – why Microsoft CRM is the best platform for project management software

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I’ve often mentioned on this blog how IPM is built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, and I’ve given many examples of just why Microsoft CRM is such a solid and reliable platform to build our project management software on. From features like customisable workflows and forms to a central project database, CRM provides many solutions that can not only be used in sales and marketing, but also in project management.   Read More...

Beyond Project Management, Marketing and Sales – how Microsoft Dynamics CRM can fit every department

Miree Le Roy - Friday, May 11, 2012

When most people think of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the words sales and marketing come to mind. It’s true that Microsoft Dynamics CRM is used in many sales and marketing departments to keep track of sales leads, marketing campaigns and accounts and contacts. But it can also be so much more than that. What I’m talking about is the fact that Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a platform; it serves as a base to build things on top of, much like the foundations of a house.  Read More...

4 ways social media can help you manage your projects

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, April 26, 2012

I found an article this morning about how social media is evolving in organisations to become more than just a marketing tool. Social media is now becoming a part of many departments in big organisations from HR right through to project management. And even smaller companies are jumping on board. So that got me thinking, what are some of the ways you could use social media to manage your projects?   Read More...

How to know when the ball’s in your court, and when it’s not

Miree Le Roy - Friday, April 20, 2012

On a project, documents can be approved, changed, updated and reapproved all the time, often being sent back and forth between multiple people working on a Job. It’s no wonder then that it’s easy to lose track of where a document is at, and who is holding up its progress.   Read More...

7 reasons why project managers need a CRM tool

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, April 05, 2012

Many construction companies can often be mistaken in thinking they don’t need a CRM system to help manage their projects – after all they are in the business of managing projects, not customers. However with developments in CRM technology in recent years, CRM tools are no longer just about contact lists and sales leads. That’s why I’ve put together the following reasons why project managers should be using a CRM tool as well as a project management tool to help manage their projects:  Read More...

Can your project management tool expand your capabilities across a number of applications?

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I’ve talked often on this blog about the benefits a Microsoft platform can bring to a project management application. As a product certified for Microsoft Dynamics, IPM has been able to use the Microsoft Dynamics platform to build on and create a useful, well designed project management solution that is suitable for a number of industries.   Read More...

IPM can now integrate with Oracle Primavera P6

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Here at IPM we’ve been busy developing a new product in the IPM suite; an integration tool for Oracle Primavera P6. As an additional product in the IPM suite, the integration tool gives you the option of extending your project management capabilities by incorporating features from both systems.   Read More...

What Microsoft Dynamics CRM brings to the project management table

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

At the end of last year, I came across a study conducted by Forrester Consulting on The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, which was released in May. Looking closely at the findings, they are impressive. So I thought what better way to kick off the New Year than to highlight just how much benefit using a CRM system for your project management needs can give you. If you’re already using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 with IPM, then rest assured, you’ve made a solid investment. And if you’re not, then perhaps you may have just come across a belated New Year’s resolution?    Read More...

Merry Christmas from the IPM team

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, December 22, 2011
As we near the end of the year and begin winding down for the festive season, I thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on the year that was for IPM Global.  

We’ve had a very busy year at IPM and here are just some of the standout achievements we are really proud of this year:  

-   The development and release of IPM 2011 to be compatible with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
-   The release of the hosted version of IPM
-   Signing of new channel partners, Hardhat Technologies and Stenstrom Group
-   Attendance at various tradeshows and exhibitions throughout Australia and North America such as Civil Contractors Federation, Major Projects Conferences, CMAA and World of Concrete
-   The signing of our new North American clients - this market is still tough, but our North American partners are seeing the enormous benefits that IPM gives them

It has definitely been a whirlwind year of growth for IPM and we are incredibly excited at the possibilities the New Year will bring.  

All of the team at IPM wishes you the very best for Christmas and the New Year and I look forward to sharing more blogs with you in 2012. Merry Christmas!