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Don’t allow load shedding to put your marketing campaign in the dark!

Don’t allow load shedding to put your marketing campaign in the dark! By Kélyn Donough Folk currently living in South Africa all cringe when they hear the words “load shedding” but unfortunately it appears that this is something that people in this country will just have to get used to. Despite all the platitudes and reassurances coming out of the state power utility Eskom, they still appear to be incompetent at keeping the lights on with not much light at the end of ... Read more

When trying to send an SMS from the bulk SMS screen I get a ‘Server’ error

When trying to send an SMS from the bulk SMS screen I get a ‘Server’ error By Julie Rodney Q: Why do I get the following error when sending an SMS from the bulk SMS screen: A: To fix this problem there are a few things to check: 1. Check that the database name and the name of the ODBC are the same in the Web configuration file. 2. Make sure you have the latest AllDBObjects Stored Procedure that includes the SMS Username column. 3. If you ... Read more

Mobilegeddon

Mobilegeddon By Kélyn Donough In February this year Google announced that they were planning to release a new algorithm designed to reward mobile-friendly web pages which they did do on 21 April 2015. The new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm now gives websites a boost in Google’s mobile search results if they have the necessary mobile criteria deemed important by Google. The change took about a week to complete with many people calling the date of the update by a variety of names, such as Mobilepocalyse ... Read more

CRM for the real estate industry

CRM for the real estate industry By Nicole Whitehorn Maximizer CRM is the ideal tool for the competitive and fast-paced environments such as those in the real estate industry. The software enables you to manage your leads, contacts, listings, buyers, sellers, calendar, notes and documents all in one central database. The Maximzier CRM Knowledge Base also acts as a central property portfolio and can be linked to the relevant address book entries. This allows you to manage your documents in one central location, storing ... Read more

10 smart money facts about business security- what you need to know when selecting a solution.

10 smart money facts about business security- what you need to know when selecting a solution. By Anthony Cowie Every business has information that cyber criminals will be interested in and victims are not always chosen but are more usually just targets of opportunity. It’s a well-known fact that cyber-attacks are getting out of hand and that malware is continuing to increase exponentially. Recent research has shown that, on average, every third computer is infected with malware and the average employee has at least ... Read more

Top of the list for any company – new or established.

Top of the list for any company – new or established. By Mark Annett Your CRM system is probably the most important system in your company. Many companies, at their peril, delay the use and implementation of a system to manage their CRM needs, especially while business is good. Most business owners will typically have a few personal experiences of how that is not always the case. It is not a nice position to be in at all, although it is manageable and ... Read more

FAQ: When I try add an email to a contact in Maximizer using Maximizer outlook integration I get the following error; “The website is not specified”. Why do I get this?

FAQ: When I try add an email to a contact in Maximizer using Maximizer outlook integration I get the following error; “The website is not specified”. Why do I get this? By Julie Rodney A: You will get this error when the Web Access URL is not specified in the preferences in Maximizer web Access Outlook integration Add-in. Please do the following to correct this issue: 1. Open up MS Outlook 2. Click on the Maximizer tab at the top of your outlook toolbar 3. Select Preferences 4. ... Read more

Who turned off the lights?

Who turned off the lights? By Nicole Whitehorn Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, it can be assumed that you know about the extreme load-shedding currently happening in South Africa. This is inconvenient for many obvious reasons and although I personally find the fact that the traffic lights aren’t working, I can’t cook and my home is plunged into darkness, there are a lot of other more serious problems associated with load shedding that aren’t immediately obvious. What you might not realise is ... Read more

FAQ: How do I get Maximizer CRM 12 & Groupwise 2014 to work on MS Windows 7 64bit

FAQ: How do I get Maximizer CRM 12 & Groupwise 2014 to work on MS Windows 7 64bit By Julie Rodney Q: Once Maximizer and Groupwise has been installed, I get the following error when logging into Maximizer with my username: ODBC driver error. Login failed for Username Master. A: Please follow this procedure:  Open Control Panel Select Default Programs Set your Default Programs Select Novell GroupWise Select Set This Program as Default (Not all Defaults are selected by Default)   Log in to GroupWise ... Read more

How to keep visitors on your website, Part 6 of 6: Reader’s interactions

How to keep visitors on your website, Part 6 of 6: Reader’s interactions By Karmen Van Der Westhuizen Ideally you would want visitors to stick around on your website and this will only be done if you interact with them and tell them what to do next. Here are a few examples on how you could interact with your website viewers: • Encourage readers to read a specific post on your blog or website by linking it to the page they land on with ... Read more
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