Choosing a Hosted Dynamics CRM Solution: What Separates the Players in the Game?

Identifying a hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution that encompasses all the needs and idiosyncrasies of a particular business can be a daunting endeavor.

Will that solution be able to keep stride with the business's growth and development? Is a hosted solution more appropriate than an on-premise one? Which hosted solution offers the most value? The questions are as diverse as the solutions themselves, which makes selecting the right partner a process of elimination.

A survey conducted by the Altimeter Group at Convergence 2010 Atlanta showed that 37 out of 47 native ERP customers would choose an on-premise CRM version, as opposed to a hosted one. The consulting firm's survey of their own client base revealed that 69 out of 73 clients with a hosted CRM solution had a preference for on-demand CRM.


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About Vladimir Shvorin
As a news writer at, Vladimir Shvorin combines his experience in the fields of information technology and print journalism to deliver meaningful, news-worthy stories that impact the Microsoft Dynamics community. A former IT professional - having served in the field and as a consultant - he has since focused on technology writing. A veteran of three newspapers, two of which included editor positions, his work has appeared in a number of national magazines and newspaper affiliates. Currently, he freelances for a variety of local newspapers and Web sites, in addition to his position at Vladimir Shvorin is a magna cum laude alumnus at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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The right partner for a hosted Microsoft Dynamics deployment...

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Our partners find that by hosting with GoIWx, they can focus on implementing the CRM/ERP solution and roll out process. Their customer saves on CAPEX of new hardware, servers, SAN, and the like while internal IT staff augments the training and use of the new software and applications within their organization.

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Michael Swan
GoIWx Hosting