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And the Winner is…

Just a quick post to announce the winner of our booth prize at Convergence 2013!

Now, of course the REAL prize was having the opportunity of hanging out with Pablo Peralta and Iang Yim as you learned everything you always wanted to know about CRMGamified but were afraid to ask!

But there’s also a more tangible prize…

microsoft-xbox-360

You may remember that we had a little giveaway going on in our booth. We told you we were going to give a Microsoft XBOX 360 to one of the players of our Kinectized CRMGamified that tweeted his or her score. Well, we have a winner! He’s no other than Jamie Miley (@mileyja) and as you can see in the embedded tweet down here he not only tweeted his score but also bragged about it.

 

So, congratulations Jamie! We will contact you via twitter direct message to arrange the shipping of your prize!

As for the rest of you, we’ll always have New Orleans… 🙂

Back From Convergence 13 – A Big Thank You To All

…and we’re back!

Hi everybody!

Our first post since Convergence 2013! We’d like to give you all a big thank you for all your support! The best way to thank you all is by using Pablo Peralta’s words:

On behalf of our whole team, I would like to THANK YOU for stopping by our booth to see a demo of the final version of CRMGamified®. We are glad to know you found something unique in our product that deserved your attention among lots of attractions in the event.

We hope you enjoyed Convergence 2013 and we hope you got excited about how we are planning to revolutionize CRM users adoption in organizations, the key factor in all successful implementations.

We feel so happy about the great feedback we got from customers, Microsoft team members, highly recognized MVPs, partners and ISVs facing the kind of users adoption pains that inspired CRMGamified®.

Once again, I want to THANK YOU especially for having the chance to meeting you in person, for giving us great feedback and also letting us have so much fun playing our kinectized version of CRMGamified®

Pablo Peralta

Product Manager | Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP

t: @pabloperalta

There’s nothing else to add. So, without further ado, I give you our photo gallery from the event!

Oh, we almost forgot something! We haven’t yet announced which one of our Kinect players won our prize! If you stopped by our booth, you probably remember that we decided to give away an Xbox to one of our players (who tweeted his or her score). Stay tuned, tomorrow morning we are drawing a name (or a twitter username in this case) from the hat and we’ll announce the winner.

Thank you for everything and, as always, feel free to send us your comments!

CRMGamified at Convergence 13. It’s getting better and better! – Day 3

Hi Everybody!

Well, I wanted to write a quick post to show you the pictures from day 3. Since I posted quick updates on day 1 and day 2 it kind of feels like a tradition now. 😛

This time I’ll try something new.

One of the things that’s special about this year’s Convergence is how important social media is in today’s networking environment (it’s hard to miss the message behind that huge social wall, am I right?) so, instead of just uploading the pictures we took today, I’m embedding the actual tweets in which they were originally published so you get a little bit of background.

Remember that, as always, you can follow our tweets here, or you can follow our Convergence 2013 twitter list if you want to hear from some of our friends and colleagues attending Convergence 2013.

Gamification is the flavor of the season! – Convergence 2013 – Day 2

Hi everybody! It’s day 2 of Convergence13 and we have more pictures for you!

We are enjoying Convergence so much! It’s not only that we are getting the chance to share a lot of information with members of this amazing community but we also get to meet a lot of new colleagues while we hang out with our old friends!

The good thing of having a CRMGamified® booth is that we get the sense of how big gamification is becoming. People come to our booth and they are already sold on gamification! It feels like it’s the flavor of the season! It really exceeds our expectations.

Anyway, we really love all the hype and it really motivates us to work harder on our product. But now let’s see those images!

Before you say anything: NO, it’s not 1997 and NO, they’re not dancing the Macarena! Everybody in these pictures is trying the Kinectized version of CRMGamified on our Convergence13 booth #457.

Remember that, as always, you can follow our tweets here, or you can follow our Convergence 2013 twitter list if you want to hear from some of our friends and colleagues attending Convergence 2013.

CRMGamified at Convergence 2013 – Day 1

Hi everybody!  We are all having so much fun here at Convergence 2013 that I can barely write a quick post just to share the joy of seeing so many friends visiting our booth #457.

As you can see in these pictures people are having a blast playing our “Kinect-ized” version of CRMGamified®. SO, COME ON! DON’T BE SHY AND VISIT US! YOU MIGHT EVEN WIN ONE OF OUR PRIZES!

 

Remember that, as always, you can follow our tweets here, or you can follow our Convergence 2013 twitter list if you want to hear from some of our friends and colleagues attending Convergence 2013.

13 Tips for Convergence 13

Hey everybody!

Wow. The past few weeks were really exciting for us. Just a few days ago we’ve launched our release candidate version. That means our final release is just around the corner; and you’ll probably be able to get it in the next couple of days.  Soon after that, as we’ve already told you, we are going to New Orleans!

We just can’t wait to meet with all of you at Convergence 2013. By then CRMGamified®  will be out of beta so Convergence 2013 we’ll be an opportunity for having all kinds of meetings with our friends and colleagues.

You know how we always say that our business is to make work fun? Well, nothing says “work is fun” like an awesome convention in which we get to spend some time with all our friends and colleagues during the day, and party at night in one of the greatest most fun cities in the world! That’s what’s so cool about these things.

Now, since Convergence 13 is so close we wanted to share a few tips on how to prepare for it. It’s not that we are giving you a full list of things to do; it’s just that in our experience there are a few things that we usually take into account when we go to these conventions. We wouldn’t call it advice, it’s just what we do. 🙂

Do your homework.

1) Get to know the layout of the convention. You can check the floor plan hereFind the key locations. Plan your moves, and higlight the exhibitors you’d like to meet.

2) Schedule meetings in advance (we’ll be on booth 457)…

3) …But don’t overschedule! You don’t want to spend the day running from one meeting to the other (ahem…ahem… did we mention WE’LL BE ON BOOTH 457?).

4) Ok, we’ll just say it: you are probably dying to meet us and see more of CRMGamified. Go ahead click here and schedule your demo!

CRMGamified at booth 457 - Convergence 2013

CRMGamified at booth #457 – Convergence 2013

Pack Smart and Travel Light

5) If you’re flying local to the convention, try to limit what you pack to a single bag that fits in the overhead bin.

6) Remember to leave some space for things you may want to bring back from the convention (i.e.: merchandising, souvenirs, gifts, maybe even prizes!).

7) Bring your business cards. This is a big big networking event. You’ll be making 4 or 5 new contacts per hour.

8) Remember to bring your key gadgets; like your laptop, your mobile phone or your tablet. These days they are just as important as business cards…

9) ..But it won’t hurt to have low tech stuff at hand too: bring several pens, a good old notebook, and boom! you’ll be able to do some good old fashioned networking even if your phone or tablet fails.

10) Oh! Also, get a small power strip! You won’t believe how handy it can be. It will allow you to plug your stuff into an existing outlet without unplugging someone else’s stuff. Remember that by multiplying a power outletby 3 or 4 you may become the hero that saved the day, and being a hero is always a good conversation starter.

Wear comfortable clothes

11) Try to be comfortable but slightly classy. Now, believe me, we at CRMGamified® are no fashion experts but please accept our little advice: inspect your closet and find a flexible relaxed outfit that will work from day to night.
12) Bring a comfortable to wear bag with compartments and pockets. Remember this is not the same as your carry-on baggage; this is the thing that you will be carrying all day while you walk around the Convention. Be comfortable.

Enjoy

13) The good thing about being organized and having a plan in advance is that when you get to the actual convention you get to relax. Some people would say that this much planning makes us uptight. We think it’s the opposite: Now that you know you’ve taken care of all the details you are able to relax and enjoy the show.

I’m sure there are many other things we are not considering. These were just a few tips from the top of our can’t-wait-to-be-there minds. So, if you have anything to add please feel free to send us your comments.

Down the Mississipi, down to New Orleans! Convergence 2013, here we go!

Hi everybody! How is that 2013 treating you?

This is just a quick post to tell you that we are going to be exhibitors at Convergence 2013! Oh yeah! We are going to New Orleans! We are soooo hyped.

In case you don’t know, this is the awesomest event for everything Microsoft Dynamics. We go there to learn, we go there to share, and we go there to party.

Well, come on ev’rybody
Take a trip with me
Well, down the Mississippi
Down to New Orleans

From March 18th to the 21st we’ll be hanging out with the best of the best. Everybody who’s somebody is going to be there (I mean, come on! Even Former Secretary-General of the UN Kofi Annan will be there!)

 

There’s still a few days left to register as a full attendee and save $300. Now, when you get there, please visit our booth and we’ll chat about CRM user adoption and gamification in business or, you know, maybe just hang out. We’ll tell you our location via twitter as soon as we unpack our stuff.

Is any of you already registered? Come on, don’t be shy and raise your hands, send your comments!