Minnesota county builds xRM-based land permitting solution, integrated to geographic information system (GIS)

An Esri land management map (www.esri.com)

In 2011, a county in rural Minnesota embarked on a big a project to upgrade its legacy land and water permitting system.

"Our land permitting systems is in Dynamics CRM but our geographic information system (GIS) is by Esri," said the project manager at a recent online meeting of CRMUG. "The old system was on SQL Server 2000 and it was developed with Active Server Pages."

Because the older land permitting technology couldn't be upgraded, the system failure danger was high," she said. "That sort of put us in the position of getting it replaced as soon as possible because the fear was if the server crashed, or anything happened, we wouldn't be able to recover from that. And it was important, in terms of the business use to keep it going."


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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.

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Integrating CRM with GIS (ESRI)

Hi Linda,
I work in a Utilities company and we are starting to review the way we could integrate Dynamics CRM with a GIS system. Do you think it is possible to get more details about the minessota project you wrote about?

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I work at PowerObjects and we implemented the above system as mentioned in the article. We have done a bunch of GIS work as it relates to MSCRM - please reach out and we can have a further discussion - contact info is out on our website www.powerobjects.com