PowerObjects Releases PowerSocial, a Dynamics CRM Add-on for Social Media Management in CRM

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Users Can Use Tool to Post and Monitor Twitter and LinkedIn Messages Directly from Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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PowerSocial takes an increasingly important medium of communication and makes it easy to convert those social conversations into real opportunities in Dynamics CRM.

PowerObjects, a professional services firm 100% focused on providing service, support, education, and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, has recently released PowerSocial, a social media add-on. This marketing tool provides users with the ability to monitor and post social messages directly within Dynamics CRM.

“PowerSocial is an excellent tool for those users who are invested in social media marketing strategies and want to see that value tied into CRM,” says Jeff Wedren, Marketing Director at PowerObjects. “It offers a way for CRM users to not only to use social media as part of a Dynamics CRM marketing campaign, but also proactively monitor and respond to social media trends.”

The add-on currently supports Twitter and LinkedIn. After PowerSocial is installed, users can create “Publishers” that can then be used to post to Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. With this tool, users can schedule messages ahead of time, as well as require approval before posts go live. The social monitor also allows users to monitor other Twitter users, hashtags, and groups, as well as LinkedIn profiles, company pages, and groups.

PowerSocial comes with a security role that determines what type of access different users have to the add-on’s functionality. Administrators use this security role to determine who has access to PowerSocial, who can see messages posted in CRM, who can compose messages, and who can approve and post messages.

Users will have the option to sync PowerSocial with Bitly—a URL shortening and bookmarking service— to easily shorten links in social posts. This feature also allows users to view valuable Bitly click statistics within Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

“Perhaps the most valuable part of this social media add-on is the ability to turn incoming social messages into contacts or leads in your CRM system,” says Wedren. “PowerSocial takes an increasingly important medium of communication and makes it easy to convert those social conversations into real opportunities in Dynamics CRM.”

PowerSocial is one of eighteen add-ons that PowerObjects has developed to enhance Microsoft Dynamics CRM functionality. Those interested can download a free 30-day trial of PowerSocial from the PowerObjects website.

About PowerObjects

Over the last 5 years, the team at PowerObjects has worked hard to become the recognized leader in delivering Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions through unparalleled offerings of service, support, education, and add-ons. As winner of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Worldwide Partner of the Year award for 2012 and 2013, PowerObjects has built an unmatched team of CRM superheroes that help businesses and organizations of all types increase productivity, streamline business processes and build better relationships. PowerObjects is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Omaha, Philadelphia, New York, and Seattle. For more information on PowerObjects, visit http://www.powerobjects.com or call 612-339-3355.

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