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CMTC and Axonom Partnership Delivers Powertrak To Southern California Manufacturers

Southern California’s manufacturers receive an exclusive software and services package to stimulate innovation, productivity and growth

The Axonom and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) program offers small and medium-size manufacturers (SMMs) in southern California with comprehensive implementation services, cloud-based CRM, and world-class Powertrak software such as sales quoting and ordering, interactive 2D/3D visual product configurations, customer/partner portals, and sales forecasting.

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5 Selling Tactics that Turn Quotes into Sales

Henry Ford once said, “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” As your sales team configures quotes for customers, you want them to remember Ford’s quote. Your team should focus on pinpointing solutions to customers’ problems as cost effectively as possible.

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Axonom Listed in Gartner 2014 CRM Vendor Guide for CPQ

We continue to hear from our customers that an interactive, engaging, and educational quoting and ordering experience for distribution partners and end-customers is becoming strategic to their business. Powertrak CPQ does more than guided selling, it’s a platform for customers and partners to interactively configure 2D or 3D product designs. Kudos to our developers for building this cool, innovative, game-changing product feature!

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How to Remove the “First Things First” Screen in Dynamics CRM 2013

Troubleshoot: Disabling the “First Things First” Screen

In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, there seems to be a bug with the First Things First pop-up window. After clicking the “don’t show me this again” checkbox, the window will appear the next time I log in. I have found that no matter how many times I check the box, the pop-up window continues to reappear.

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Troubleshooting The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Error: ID1073

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Error – sitting behind a hardware load balancer

ID1073: A CryptographicException occurred when attempting to decrypt the cookie using the ProtectedData API (see inner exception for details). If you are using IIS 7.5, this could be due to the loadUserProfile setting on the Application Pool being set to false.

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The Best Catch – Top Sales Tips from Experts on Twitter

Every single second, there are 9,100 tweets posted on Twitter. Last month we waded through the ocean of tweets and located the best sales experts to follow who have tactical, inspirational, or managerial insight. This month we’re looking at the top sales tips and advice from those experts—their best catches, if you will—that can help you and your sales team be motivated, act with intentionality and perform better.

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Axonom Sponsors Socius Aspire Conference

Axonom to Showcase CPQ Solutions at Socius’ Aspire 2014

We will be sponsoring and exhibiting our advanced Configure-Price-Quote software for Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers. Visit our booth to see how to build sales and product quotes and orders inside Dynamics CRM or externally via the Powertrak Portal. In addition, we will demonstrate our dynamic, interactive 2D and 3D product configuration solution – a first of its kind for Dynamics CRM users!

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Powertrak 2D and 3D Product Configurator FAQs

This post answers the most frequently asked questions about Powertrak’s advanced product configuration feature called Interactive 2D/3D Designer. Continue reading to discover who’s the best candidate to use 2D or 3D Product Configurator, what are the art and product data requirements, acceptable image file formats, or where to obtain art assets, and integration questions.

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The Top 25 Sales Professionals to Follow on Twitter

Sales Professionals to Follow on Twitter

There are 58 million tweets sent per day. If each tweet takes you eight seconds to read, it would take you almost 14 years to read each and every one. How do you filter through the barrage of tweets to discover which ones might actually be useful? Whether you’re looking for sales motivation that will speak to your team or insight into how your team can better connect with customers, we did some leg work to help.

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Using a custom identity to run the CRM Application Pool

Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013: Using A Custom Identity To Run The CRM Application Pool

Abstract: I have a temporary fix to an error received when using a custom identity to run the Microsoft Dynamics CRM application pool. If you receive the error: Exception message: Could not find entry for server: $ With SearchFilter: samAccountName, continue to read how I resolved this issue, consider this a band aid solution until Microsoft gets back to me.

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CPQ 101: A Crash Course

Crash Course in CPQ Software

Gartner, an IT research and advisory firm, predicts that by the end of the year, CPQ solutions will help companies grow their sales by 10 percent more than current rates. Despite this, more than two-thirds of organizations still stick with old school spreadsheets on a regular basis.

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Axonom Delivers CPQ Solutions to California Manufacturers

Axonom Delivers Visual CPQ Solutions to California – Frenso, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Axonom delivers Partner Portals, Configure-Price-Quote, Product Configurator, Forecasting, and Design Win solutions to global high-tech manufacturers in California. With over 13 years of implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Powertrak’s industry-specific solutions to some of the largest tech companies in California, you could say that we’re quite familiar on how to solve manufacturers’ business pains.

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Axonom Featured in Silverpop’s Booth at Convergence 2013

Mike Belongie Shares The Value of Marketing Automation

Axonom’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Mike Belongie, was a featured guest in Silverpop and CoreMotives’ booth at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 in New Orleans. Mr. Belongie discussed his experience with CoreMotives’ marketing solution and the value they bring to email marketing automation.

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