Microsoft Dynamics 365 Review: "Guaranteeing Implementation Success with Microsoft Dynamics CRM!"
Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Custom Modules
1. Take your time and choose the right partner to work with. DO NOT try and do it yourself. You will waste time, do things incorrectly, and pay a steep price to get stuff fixed.
2. Implement in small bite sized chunks. CRM affects the entire organization, and going easy in the initial stages goes a long, long way in preventing the problems that many installs face half way through the implementation. Once your people adjust to the new communication processes, they will start to help tremendously with suggestions that WILL make the overall implementation a success.
3. Understand the difference between training and adoption. Train in small chunks, and then make sure adoption for the functionality that training has covered is in place before moving on to the next stage. Many business owners and managers are under a lot of pressure to show results quickly because the investment in CRM is significant, BUT it is really difficult to force a rate of change on an organization without creating havoc. So my advice is to be clear about milestones and expected achievements, but don't get too aggressive about them. You will be doing yourself a disservice. Enterprise class systems like CRM have to work with the organization's dynamics, not against it!