Maximizer CRM 11 User`s Guide

Maximizer CRM 11 User`s Guide
User's Guide
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Contents
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Contents
Chapter 1
Welcome to Maximizer...........................................................1
From Prospects to Leads to Repeat Customers............................................2
Anywhere Access....................................................................................3
Extend Maximizer CRM to Fit Your Needs............................................4
Maximizer Modules.......................................................................................5
Maximizer Companion Applications ............................................................6
Maximizer on the Web .................................................................................8
Maximizer CRM Editions ...............................................................................9
Where to Go from Here... ...........................................................................10
Chapter 2
Getting Started .....................................................................11
Maximizer CRM ...........................................................................................12
Maximizer Interface ....................................................................................13
Maximizer Windows ............................................................................15
Opening an Address Book ..........................................................................19
Connecting to an Address Book..........................................................20
Lists of Entries..............................................................................................22
Types of Entries ....................................................................................22
Selecting Entries ...................................................................................23
Displaying Entries.................................................................................24
My Work Day ...............................................................................................25
Getting Help ................................................................................................27
F1 Help ..................................................................................................27
Contents Help.......................................................................................28
Online Manuals ....................................................................................29
Sample Address Books .........................................................................29
Chapter 3
Address Book Entries............................................................31
About Address Book Entries .......................................................................32
Address Book Window ........................................................................33
Choosing an Address Book List ...........................................................34
Viewing Address Book Entries.............................................................35
Adding Address Book Entries .....................................................................36
Adding Companies and Individuals ....................................................36
Adding Contacts...................................................................................37
Adding Address Book Entries from Email ..........................................38
Access Rights for Address Book Entries ..............................................39
Modifying Address Book Entries ................................................................41
Adding Alternate Addresses for Address Book Entries .....................41
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Converting Individuals to Companies and Contacts to Individuals...42
Recording Relationships with Related Entries....................................42
Territory Management ................................................................................44
Setting Up Territories ...........................................................................44
Assigning Territories.............................................................................46
Aligning Territories ..............................................................................47
Drawing Maps of Address Book Entries.....................................................49
Phoning Address Book Entries....................................................................50
Logging Phone Calls with Address Book Entries ................................50
Setting Up Automatic Dialing .............................................................53
Organizational Charts .................................................................................54
Modifying Organizational Charts .......................................................55
Organizational Charts for Maximizer Users .......................................55
Chapter 4
Maximizer Entries .................................................................57
User-Defined Fields......................................................................................58
User-Defined Fields Following Window..............................................59
User-Defined Fields Tab .......................................................................60
Types of User-Defined Fields................................................................60
Working with User-Defined Fields ......................................................61
Mandatory, System, and Key Fields.....................................................62
Setting Up User-Defined Fields...................................................................63
Sorting User-Defined Fields .................................................................64
Creating Folders for User-Defined Fields ............................................64
Creating User-Defined Fields ...............................................................65
Modifying User-Defined Fields ............................................................66
Adding Items to Table User-Defined Fields ........................................67
Modifying Items in User-Defined Fields..............................................68
Formula User-Defined Fields.......................................................................70
Arithmetic Expressions .........................................................................71
Alphanumeric Functions ......................................................................72
Date Functions......................................................................................76
Numeric Functions................................................................................79
Conditional Expressions .......................................................................81
Default Entries .............................................................................................83
Searching .....................................................................................................84
Searching by Basic Fields......................................................................84
Searching by All Fields .........................................................................85
Saving Searches in the Search Catalog ...............................................88
Retrieving Saved Searches from the Search Catalog..........................89
Undoing Searches.................................................................................90
Global Edits ..................................................................................................90
Favorite Lists ................................................................................................94
Creating Favorite Lists..........................................................................94
Retrieving Favorite Lists .......................................................................96
Adding and Removing Entries in Favorite Lists ..................................96
Viewing Favorite Lists for Entries ........................................................97
Column Setups .............................................................................................98
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Creating Column Setups ......................................................................98
Retrieving Column Setups .................................................................100
Coloring Rules ...........................................................................................101
Creating Coloring Rules .....................................................................101
Applying Coloring Rules ....................................................................103
Chapter 5
Notes and Documents ........................................................105
Notes ..........................................................................................................106
Types of Notes ....................................................................................106
Notes Window....................................................................................107
Adding Notes .....................................................................................108
Default Notes .....................................................................................109
Journal .......................................................................................................110
Journal Window.................................................................................111
Adding Journal Notes ........................................................................112
Documents .................................................................................................112
Documents Window ..........................................................................112
Viewing Documents ...........................................................................113
Adding Documents ............................................................................113
Maximizer Word Processor .......................................................................114
Maximizer Word Processor Window.................................................115
Documents and Templates ................................................................116
Creating Documents ..........................................................................117
Merge Fields ..............................................................................................118
Inserting Merge Fields in the Maximizer Word Processor ...............119
Mail Merge .........................................................................................120
Microsoft Word and Corel Word Perfect Integrations............................121
Inserting Merge Fields in Microsoft Word........................................121
Sending Microsoft Word Documents................................................122
Unlinking Merge Fields in Microsoft Word ......................................123
Company Library .......................................................................................124
Company Library Window .................................................................125
Organizing the Company Library......................................................127
Adding Documents and Notes to the Company Library..................127
Sending Documents by Email from the Company Library...............129
Chapter 6
Calendar and Hotlist ...........................................................131
Hotlist Tasks ...............................................................................................132
Hotlist Window ..................................................................................132
Viewing Hotlist Tasks .........................................................................133
Adding Hotlist Tasks...........................................................................134
Reassigning Hotlist Tasks ...................................................................135
Calendar Appointments............................................................................136
Calendar Window ..............................................................................136
Viewing Appointments......................................................................139
Adding Appointments .......................................................................141
Calendar and Hotlist Preferences .............................................................143
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Action Plans ...............................................................................................144
Creating Action Plan Templates ........................................................144
Scheduling Action Plans.....................................................................146
Viewing Activities for Entries....................................................................148
Peg Board...................................................................................................149
World Clock................................................................................................150
Chapter 7
Email ....................................................................................151
Email...........................................................................................................152
Email Window ....................................................................................152
Sending Email .....................................................................................153
Sending Email to Address Book Entries ............................................154
Send Email Options ............................................................................156
Email Templates..................................................................................157
Creating Appointments and Tasks from Email .................................158
Setting Up Email ........................................................................................160
Supported Email Clients.....................................................................160
Setting Up Novell GroupWise and Lotus cc:Mail/Mail .....................161
Setting Up Microsoft Outlook ...........................................................161
Microsoft Outlook Integration .................................................................162
Setting Up Microsoft Outlook Integration .......................................162
Selecting a Microsoft Outlook Address List for Integration ............164
Adding Address Book Entries from Microsoft Outlook ...................165
Adding Customer Service Cases from Microsoft Outlook................167
Sending Email to Address Book Entries from Microsoft Outlook ...168
Saving Email from Microsoft Outlook ..............................................169
Viewing Address Book Entries from Microsoft Outlook..................171
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization .........................................................172
Synchronizing Appointments and Tasks with Microsoft Outlook...173
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization and MaxSync for Microsoft
Exchange.............................................................................................174
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization and MaxExchange
Synchronization..................................................................................174
Setting Up Microsoft Outlook for Synchronization .........................175
Configuring Microsoft Outlook Synchronization.............................175
How Phone Numbers are Synchronized with Microsoft Outlook ...177
Manually Synchronizing with Microsoft Outlook ............................178
Chapter 8
Opportunities......................................................................179
About Opportunities .................................................................................180
Opportunities Window ......................................................................180
Viewing Opportunities.......................................................................181
Adding Opportunities ...............................................................................183
Sales Teams ................................................................................................185
Sales Team Members ..........................................................................185
Strategies ...................................................................................................186
Strategy Components ........................................................................186
Strategy Library ..................................................................................188
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Scheduling Strategies for Opportunities ..........................................189
Progress Indicator ..............................................................................192
Multi-Currency...........................................................................................193
Adding Currencies to the Currency Library ......................................193
Email Notification for Opportunities .......................................................195
Selecting Users for Opportunity Monitoring....................................195
Opportunity Pipeline Report ....................................................................197
Quotas........................................................................................................198
Quotas Window .................................................................................198
Creating Quota Templates.................................................................199
Applying Quotas ................................................................................200
Chapter 9
Campaigns ...........................................................................201
About Campaigns......................................................................................202
Traditional Campaigns .......................................................................203
Automated Campaigns ......................................................................203
Campaigns Window ...........................................................................204
Traditional Campaign Templates..............................................................206
Components of Traditional Campaigns ............................................207
Example of a Traditional Campaign..................................................208
Creating Traditional Campaign Templates .......................................209
Creating Traditional Campaigns...............................................................211
Marketing Teams in Traditional Campaigns.....................................212
Assigning Contacts to Campaign Roles.............................................213
Delegating Campaign Activities to Team Members and Roles .......214
Applying and Working the Steps in Traditional Campaigns ...........216
Pausing Traditional Campaigns .........................................................217
Automated Campaign Templates.............................................................218
Activities in Automated Campaign Templates .................................219
Creating Automated Campaign Templates ......................................219
Adding Activities to Automated Campaign Templates ...................221
Automated Campaign Messages..............................................................224
Creating Campaign Messages ...........................................................225
Campaign Message Editor .................................................................226
Campaign Merge Fields .....................................................................227
Example of a Campaign Email Message ...........................................228
Adding Automated Campaigns................................................................229
Viewing Automated Campaigns .......................................................232
Activities in Automated Campaigns.........................................................235
Viewing Statistics on Campaign Activities........................................235
Suspending Automated Campaign Activities...................................236
Reviewing Automated Campaign Activities.....................................237
Automated Campaign Subscribers ...........................................................238
Viewing Subscribers for Automated Campaigns..............................238
Adding Subscribers to Automated Campaigns ................................239
Removing Subscribers from Automated Campaigns .......................240
Status of Automated Campaigns .............................................................242
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Suspending Automated Campaigns..................................................242
Resuming Automated Campaigns.....................................................243
Testing Automated Campaigns ................................................................243
Chapter 10
Customer Service ................................................................245
Customer Service Cases .............................................................................246
Customer Service Window .................................................................246
Viewing Customer Service Cases .......................................................247
Adding Customer Service Cases ................................................................249
Adding Customer Service Cases from Email .....................................251
Status of Customer Service Cases .............................................................252
Assigning and Escalating Customer Service Cases............................252
Case Hotlist Tasks................................................................................254
Resolving Customer Service Cases .....................................................254
Recording Case Solutions...................................................................256
Email Notification for Customer Service Cases ........................................257
Selecting Users for Case Monitoring .................................................257
Customer Service Merge Fields..........................................................259
Knowledge Base ........................................................................................261
Knowledge Base Window..................................................................261
Viewing Knowledge Base Articles.....................................................262
Searching for Knowledge Base Articles ............................................263
Status of Knowledge Base Articles....................................................264
Adding Articles to the Knowledge Base ..................................................265
Adding Standard Knowledge Base Articles ......................................265
Adding Document Knowledge Base Articles....................................266
File Formats for Document Knowledge Base Articles ......................267
Saving and Sending Knowledge Base Articles..................................267
Chapter 11
Maximizer on the Web .......................................................269
Maximizer on the Web..............................................................................270
Maximizer Web Access ..............................................................................271
Configuring Browsers for Maximizer Web Access............................271
Navigation Tips...................................................................................273
Maximizer Web Access Interface.......................................................273
Partner Access ............................................................................................275
Viewing and Modifying Address Book Entries .................................276
Working with Opportunities, Notes, and Documents .....................277
Working with Customer Service Cases ..............................................278
Customer Access ........................................................................................279
Chapter 12
Wireless Access ...................................................................281
Wireless Access ..........................................................................................282
Compatible Devices and Browsers ....................................................282
Logging In to Wireless Access............................................................283
Navigating Pages................................................................................284
Accessing Address Book Entries................................................................285
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Searching for Address Book Entries ..................................................285
Viewing Address Book Entries...........................................................287
Adding New Address Book Entries ...................................................287
Phoning Address Book Entries ..........................................................289
Drawing Maps ....................................................................................289
Modifying Entries ......................................................................................290
Associating Contacts with Entries .....................................................291
Selecting Products/Services and Categories......................................292
Sending and Saving Email Messages........................................................293
Accessing Opportunities ...........................................................................295
Searching for Opportunities..............................................................295
Viewing Opportunities ......................................................................296
Adding New Opportunities ...............................................................297
Assigning Sales Teams and Leaders to Opportunities......................298
Assigning Competitors and Partners to Opportunities....................298
Changing the Status of Opportunities .............................................299
Accessing Customer Service Cases ............................................................300
Searching for Cases ............................................................................300
Viewing Cases.....................................................................................301
Adding New Cases .............................................................................302
Assigning, Escalating, and Resolving Cases ......................................303
Accessing User-Defined Fields ..................................................................305
Accessing Notes .........................................................................................306
Adding Notes .....................................................................................307
Accessing Documents ................................................................................308
Accessing Calendar Appointments and Hotlist Tasks..............................309
Viewing the Calendar ........................................................................309
Viewing Appointments and Tasks.....................................................310
Adding Appointments and Tasks ......................................................311
Accessing the Company Library................................................................313
Searching for Documents in the Company Library ..........................314
Sending Company Library Documents to Address Book Entries .....315
Using Favorite Lists....................................................................................316
Viewing Dashboards .................................................................................317
Setting Wireless Access Preferences .........................................................318
Creating Shortcuts to Wireless Access Sites .............................................319
Installing the Wireless Access Shortcuts Application .......................319
Adding Shortcuts to Wireless Access Sites ........................................319
Opening Wireless Access Sites from Shortcuts .................................320
Chapter 13
Customizing Maximizer......................................................321
Preferences ................................................................................................322
Customizing the Interface ........................................................................324
Window Layout ..................................................................................324
Adjusting the Icon Bar .......................................................................325
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar .............................................326
Custom Actions..........................................................................................327
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Custom Actions Tab............................................................................328
Creating Custom Actions Groups ......................................................328
Web Inquiry Forms for Websites...............................................................332
Requirements for Web Inquiry Forms ...............................................333
Creating Direct Insert Web Forms .....................................................334
Income and Expenses ................................................................................335
Adding Income and Expense Accounts .............................................336
Recording Income and Expenses .......................................................337
Chapter 14
Reporting.............................................................................339
Dashboards ................................................................................................340
Viewing Dashboard............................................................................340
Setting Up Dashboards ......................................................................341
Creating Dashboards..........................................................................342
About Indicators.................................................................................343
Adding Indicators to Dashboards......................................................346
Customizing Indicator Controls .........................................................350
Moving and Resizing Dashboard Indicators .....................................351
Modifying Dashboard Properties ......................................................352
Importing Dashboards .......................................................................352
Crystal Reports ...........................................................................................354
Launching Crystal Reports .................................................................354
Creating and Accessing Corporate Reports ......................................354
Creating and Accessing Personal Reports .........................................356
Printing Reports from Maximizer .............................................................358
Types of Reports .................................................................................359
Exporting Entries to Microsoft Excel ........................................................360
Graphing and Charting .............................................................................361
Creating Graphs .................................................................................363
Selecting Fields and Values for Your Graphs ....................................364
Defining the Appearance of Graphs .................................................366
Title and Footnote Merge Fields .......................................................367
Customizing your Graphs ..................................................................368
Using Graphs in Other Applications..................................................369
Saving Graph Settings ........................................................................370
Chapter 15
OrderDesk............................................................................373
About OrderDesk ......................................................................................374
Enabling OrderDesk ...........................................................................374
OrderDesk Window............................................................................374
Sales Quotes...............................................................................................375
Generating Sales Quotes ...................................................................375
Applying Discounts to Sales Quotes..................................................377
Adding Shipping and Tax to Sales Quotes........................................378
Item Table Merge Fields ............................................................................379
Creating Item Table Merge Fields .....................................................380
Inserting Item Table Merge Fields .....................................................381
Catalogs .....................................................................................................382
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Adding Catalogs.................................................................................382
Adding Catalog Sections ...................................................................382
Adding Catalog Items ........................................................................383
Importing and Exporting Items in Catalogs .....................................384
Online Orders and Inquiries .....................................................................385
Credit Card Transaction Processing ...................................................385
Chapter 16
MaxExchange Remote ........................................................387
How MaxExchange Programs Work Together.........................................388
MaxExchange Synchronization Server ..............................................388
MaxExchange Remote Synchronization Server ................................388
MaxExchange Server Manager..........................................................389
MaxExchange Remote .......................................................................389
MaxExchange Site Manager ..............................................................389
MaxExchange Administrator’s Guide .......................................................390
Glossary of MaxExchange Terms ..............................................................390
What Data is Synchronized? .....................................................................392
Synchronizing Third-Party Data ........................................................392
Synchronizing Opportunities and Campaigns..................................393
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization and MaxExchange
Synchronization .................................................................................393
How Do I Receive Updates? ......................................................................394
Starting MaxExchange Remote ................................................................395
Receiving the Address Book .....................................................................395
Initiating the First FTP Transport Session..........................................397
Starting a Processing Session from Maximizer ........................................398
Performing an Immediate Update ....................................................398
Processing Packets .....................................................................................400
Converting Outgoing Packets for Internet Transport......................400
Restricting the Size of Packets ..........................................................401
Disabling the Partial Packet Warning Message................................401
Saving Outgoing Packets to Disk ......................................................402
Importing a Server Packet .................................................................402
Setting MaxExchange Preferences ...........................................................403
Setting Timing Preferences................................................................403
Viewing Synchronized Address Book Properties..............................405
Viewing Distribution Preferences .....................................................405
FTP Transport Method...............................................................................407
FTP Test Option ..................................................................................407
Retrying an Unsuccessful FTP Connection ........................................408
Connecting by Dial-Up Using FTP .....................................................409
Changing Your MaxExchange FTP Password....................................410
Email Transport Method ...........................................................................411
Changing Email Preferences..............................................................411
Changing Email from LAN to Dial-Up or Vice Versa ........................413
Setting Scheduling Options for Dial-Up Email .................................413
Troubleshooting Logs................................................................................415
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Setting Up the Troubleshooting Logs ...............................................415
Checking the Troubleshooting Logs..................................................416
Chapter 17
Administration for Maximizer...........................................417
Backing Up Address Book Data ................................................................418
Quick Backup ......................................................................................418
Backing Up the Dictionary and Holiday Files....................................420
Exporting Address Book Data...................................................................421
Exporting Address Book Entries in XML Format ..............................421
Exporting Address Book Entries in Text Format ...............................423
Selecting Fields for Export .................................................................426
Exporting Customer Service Cases.....................................................426
Exporting Knowledge Base Articles ..................................................428
Importing Address Book Data ..................................................................429
Importing Address Book Entries........................................................430
About Two-Tier Imports .....................................................................432
Field Mapping ....................................................................................432
Importing MXI and XML Files ............................................................433
The MaxExchange Distribution Field and XML Import ....................434
Importing Knowledge Base Articles..................................................435
Transferring Entries Between Address Books ..........................................436
What happens During Transfers? ......................................................436
Transferring Address Book Entries ....................................................437
Transfer Summary Reports and Logging...........................................438
Enabling TAPI.............................................................................................439
Requirements for Caller ID ................................................................439
Phone Number Matching with TAPI .................................................440
Configuring Maximizer to Use TAPI ..................................................442
Updating Maximizer with Live Update ....................................................444
Changing Languages for the Maximizer Spell Checker ..........................445
Chapter A
Maximizer CRM 11 Ribbon Interface.................................447
The Maximizer CRM Ribbon Interface .....................................................448
Finding Commands in Maximizer CRM 11 ...............................................449
File Menu ............................................................................................449
Edit Menu ...........................................................................................453
View Menu..........................................................................................455
Search Menu .......................................................................................456
Actions Menu .....................................................................................458
Web Menu ..........................................................................................459
Tools Menu .........................................................................................459
Reports Menu .....................................................................................461
Window Menu....................................................................................461
Help Menu ..........................................................................................462
Keyboard Shortcuts ...................................................................................463
Keyboard Shortcuts: Windows ..........................................................463
Keyboard Shortcuts: Ribbons ............................................................464
Keyboard Shortcuts: Dialog Boxes ....................................................465
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Keyboard Shortcuts: Entries ..............................................................465
Keyboard Shortcuts: Drop-Down Calendars.....................................465
Keyboard Shortcuts: Notes ................................................................466
Keyboard Shortcuts: Phone Calls ......................................................466
Keyboard Shortcuts: Macros..............................................................467
Keyboard Shortcuts: Other Tasks ......................................................467
Appendix B
Crystal Reports Database Views/Tables Reference ..........469
Overview ....................................................................................................470
Data Population for the Current Window...............................................470
Database Views for User-Defined Fields ..............................................471
Microsoft SQL View Prefixes..............................................................471
Database Driver Used to Create Crystal Reports .....................................471
Filtering Data.............................................................................................472
Linking .......................................................................................................473
Controlling Windows ................................................................................473
Customer Service Window Example .................................................474
Including Additional Views in Your Reports............................................474
User-Defined Fields Example .............................................................475
Notes Example....................................................................................476
SQL Views and Data Tables.......................................................................477
AMGR_Client View.............................................................................477
Company View ...................................................................................482
People View........................................................................................484
AMGR_Appointments View...............................................................486
AMGR_Hotlist View............................................................................492
AMGR_Resources Table......................................................................494
AMGR_Notes View .............................................................................495
CMGR_Auto_Campaign_Accounts Table ..........................................498
AMGR_CSCases View..........................................................................498
CSCases_View .....................................................................................502
Amgr_Opportunity View ...................................................................504
AMGR_Opportunity_Link Table ........................................................516
ADMN_User_Details Table .................................................................521
Appendix C
Glossary of Terms ...............................................................525
Index ....................................................................................531
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Welcome to
Maximizer
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Introducing Maximizer CRM
In this chapter...
“From Prospects to Leads to Repeat Customers” on page 2
“Maximizer Modules” on page 5
“Maximizer Companion Applications” on page 6
“Maximizer on the Web” on page 8
“Maximizer CRM Editions” on page 9
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From Prospects to Leads to Repeat Customers
You are a growing company, looking to take your organization to
the next level. To reach this goal and create long-term, profitable
relationships with your customers, you need a cost-effective, flexible
Customer Relationship Management solution to keep all your
departments working together effectively.
Designed for small- and medium-sized businesses, Maximizer CRM 11
integrates sales, marketing, and customer service tools, enabling all
customer touch points in your organization to face customers and
prospects professionally through one voice.
Throughout the customer life cycle, as prospects from marketing are
turned over to the sales department, and customers are passed onto
service departments, Maximizer CRM makes it easy for your staff to
share information, communicate with customers through multiple
channels, and organize individual and team efforts. Making your
customers feel like king, and giving you an edge over your
competitors. After all, gaining new customers and retaining satisfied
ones is what improving the bottom line and growing your business is
all about.
Sales—Save Time, Close More Sales
Maximizer CRM enables your sales staff to manage, track,
communicate, and report through all phases of the sales cycle to help
them work more efficiently and close more sales. Only Maximizer
CRM enables you to view the big picture of your customers, as well as
the details of each one, so you can leverage each customer
opportunity and maximize your total revenue. It is the only solution
in its class to offer extensive flexibility, workgroup security, and
advanced sales automation and collaboration features. Further,
Maximizer CRM is easy to use for sales people so they spend less time
on administrative tasks and more time on selling.
Marketing—Reduce Costs, Generate More Leads
Attracting attention and generating leads for the sales department is
the foundation of marketing. Now Maximizer CRM integrates
marketing in its total CRM solution to enable marketing departments
to manage, track, and measure cost-effective marketing campaigns
that deliver more qualified leads to your sales people. Using the
Campaigns window, you can create highly targeted campaigns
through profiling and qualifying to retain customers and increase
business.
Chapter 1
Welcome to Maximizer
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Customer Service—Increase Efficiency, Improve Customer Satisfaction
Attracting attention to your products and services is the foundation
of Sales and Marketing, but consistent, high-quality customer service
is the foundation for keeping your customers for life. After all, it is
far more expensive to gain a new customer than it is to retain an
existing one. Maximizer CRM enables you to cultivate and maintain
long-term, profitable relationships by recording and quickly recalling
every form of past contact with your customers, so you can exceed
your customers’ expectations and recommend the right solutions, at
the right time. Cross-selling and up-selling are easy when you know
your customer's history better than they can remember it
themselves!
Anywhere Access
Your staff is spread out around the continent or around the world,
they're on the go at client locations, but you can't afford to have any
downtime or inaccurate customer information. Maximizer CRM’s
strength is in its capability to give your staff access to critical data
from anywhere, at any time, on any device—at a remote office,
through the web, or on a BlackBerry device.
Remote Access Through MaxExchange
For users in remote offices to effectively team-sell and face clients
and prospects with accurate information, they need to have access to
up-to-the-minute data. MaxExchange enables Maximizer CRM users
to work from a single database that is regularly synchronized to keep
everyone current.
BlackBerry Access Through MaxMobile
For the mobile sales force, MaxMobile enables you to easily access
your Maximizer CRM information from a BlackBerry device. You can
then update or add information while out of the office.
Refer to the MaxMobile online manual for more information.
Web Access
Maximizer’s web access sites are browser-based tools that improve
your organization’s efficiency by enabling you and your staff to carry
out everyday tasks, from wherever you are, with any computer. See
the Maximizer on the Web chapter for more information.
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Extend Maximizer CRM to Fit Your Needs
The Maximizer CRM Customization Suite includes additional guides
for integrating with Maximizer. The Customization Suite enables
customers and business partners to customize the Maximizer
interface and to integrate with other front-office and back-office
solutions.
Chapter 1
Welcome to Maximizer
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Maximizer Modules
Maximizer
Maximizer CRM is a robust customer relationship management
solution that tightly integrates your contact manager, customer
service, and sales requirements.
Maximizer’s customer service, knowledge base, and order
management features allow you to track and retrieve all customer
queries, issues, resolutions, and purchases. Opportunities provide
customizable sales strategies that can be used by your sales team to
track, communicate, and report through all phases of the sales cycle,
with the probability of close being calculated at every stage.
With the creation of meaningful graphs and charts, companies
benefit from complete, detailed intelligence to fully understand
their audience and evaluate the performance of their business.
The Campaigns window provides you with a tool to set up
automated campaigns—a series of highly-targeted automated email,
fax, or print documents—that introduce services, encourage product
purchases, promote website visits, or distribute electronic
newsletters. Once you have defined the various campaign pieces, and
launched the campaign, the process is entirely automated. You can
also create “traditional” marketing campaigns that coordinate the
activities of marketing team members.
Administrator
Administrator is typically used by a system administrator or other
technically-proficient staff to configure and manage the entire
Maximizer application. Among other administrative tasks,
Administrator is used to create and manage Maximizer users, apply
licensing, and create new databases (or “Address Books”).
You can also do tasks that are common to both Maximizer and
Administrator such as back up data, import and export data, produce
system reports, and set up and manage sales/marketing teams and
security groups.
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Maximizer Companion Applications
There’s more to Maximizer CRM than just the main modules. See the
following descriptions of our Maximizer companion products.
MaxMobile
Combined with Maximizer, MaxMobile forms a powerful suite of
tools offering you all of the contact management features of
Maximizer with the portability and convenience of a BlackBerry
device. Whether at work or on the road, you always have access to
current information about your clients or customers—names,
addresses, appointments, tasks, and notes, as well as opportunities
and customer service cases. Simply use either application to record
additions, changes, and deletions between the two products.
Accounting Link
Maximizer offers the following accounting integrations: Accounting
Link Designed for Use with QuickBooks®, Accounting Link for
Microsoft Dynamics™ GP, and Accounting Link for Sage 50 Accounts.
Accounting Link enables you to create estimates, invoices, and
purchase orders from within Maximizer and share them with your
QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP, or Sage 50 Accounts software.
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Service Viewer
 For more information on
configuring Maximizer for use
with Microsoft SQL Server
Reporting Services, see the
Administrator's Guide.
Maximizer CRM includes a Microsoft Report Viewer in the
installation. Microsoft Reporting Services is a comprehensive
reporting tool that integrates with a diverse set of data sources. The
full installation for the SQL Server Reporting Services is available
from the Microsoft SQL Server CD.
MaxExchange
MaxExchange is a separate Maximizer application that is opened
from the Start menu. It allows you to synchronize Maximizer data
between a server and remote computers.
For administrators of MaxExchange, refer to the MaxExchange
Administrator’s Guide.
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Workflow Automation Powered by KnowledgeSync
Workflow Automation Powered by KnowledgeSync is a separate
Maximizer application that allows you to monitor business data
within the Maximizer database and other systems. Potential issues
are identified before they create problems so that the people who
need to know can act on the information. With Workflow
Automation, you can apply business rules to all of your data—no
matter where it resides—and learn of potential issues while there is
still time to act.
Using Workflow Automation, you can send flexible real-time alert
messages via email, fax, pager, PDA (such as Palm or Handspring),
and webcast. It’s easy to schedule and deliver reports. Lead
qualification, lead assignment, and lead tracking are completely
automated. Powerful and flexible, the Workflow Automation Suite is
quickly deployed, simple to use, and easy to administer so you can
focus on building successful, profitable customer relationships.
MaxAlarm
MaxAlarm is a Maximizer companion application that automatically
monitors appointments for one or more people in any number of
Address Books. MaxAlarm automatically starts when you start your
computer, and you can leave it running with or without running
Maximizer, and still be notified of appointments. You will know if
MaxAlarm is running because its icon appears in your Windows
System Tray, which is in the lower right corner of your screen.
MaxAlarm is easy to use. Simply add one or more Address Books to
MaxAlarm, minimize it and then forget about it—until the Alarm
dialog pops up to remind you of an appointment. With MaxAlarm's
Review feature, you can review today's appointments without
opening an Address Book in Maximizer.
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Maximizer on the Web
Maximizer’s web access sites give remote users access to the central
Maximizer database via the web.
Maximizer Web Access
Maximizer Web Access is a browser-based application providing you
with the functionality of Maximizer from anywhere in the world.
You can work with Address Book entry information, notes, calendar
appointments, Hotlist tasks, user-defined fields, opportunities,
automated campaigns, customer service cases, knowledge base
articles, and Company Library documents.
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Reporter improves your marketing and selling campaigns by
reporting on the success of your current and past strategies.
Reporter provides you with several report templates allowing
you to produce impressive results in just a few seconds.
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Dashboards are part of Maximizer and Maximizer Web Access
and can be used for monitoring the activity occurring in your
company. The information you see in dashboards is generated in
“real-time”, so you have an up-to-date view of the activities
taking place in Sales and Marketing. Information such as how
many opportunities are in the funnel and your daily revenue
from online purchases can be accessed instantaneously.
Partner Access
Partner Access is a browser-based application providing a two-way
flow of information between your organization and its business
partners. This allows for a multi-tier distribution group to effectively
distribute sales opportunities and leads, and to keep all involved
parties informed about the latest news and customer service issues.
Customer Access
Customer Access is similar to Partner Access. It’s a browser-based
application providing a two-way flow of information between your
organization and its customers. Customers have access to news,
events, and customer service issues.
Wireless Access
Wireless Access provides access to Maximizer through any wireless
Internet-enabled device.
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Maximizer CRM Editions
There are two Maximizer CRM Editions:
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Maximizer CRM Group Edition
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Maximizer CRM Enterprise Edition
The availability of some functionality varies, depending on the edition you are running.
Functionality
Module
Group
Enterprise
Territory Management
Sales
Sales Quotas
Sales
Fax/Print Campaigns
Marketing
Web Reporting
Business Intelligence
Workflow Events
N/A
Dashboards
N/A
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Enable/Disable
Securitya
Security
Advanced Securityb
Sales
Global/Local optionc
N/A
Web access sites
N/A
Microsoft SQL Server Analytics
N/A
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting
N/A
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a. Set in Administrator. (Select File > Preferences > System Options.) If security is disabled, you cannot set
the following options: Read Access, Full Access, and Creator.
b. This option lets users select multiple users and groups for Full Access and Read Access in Address Book
entries.
c. This option gives you access to Global and Local Address Book lists. Global Address Books are stored on
the Maximizer server application. Local Address Books are stored locally on your computer.
d. Pertains only if MaxExchange Remote is installed.
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Getting Started
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Start working in Maximizer CRM
In this chapter...
“Maximizer CRM” on page 12
“Maximizer Interface” on page 13
“Opening an Address Book” on page 19
“Lists of Entries” on page 22
“My Work Day” on page 25
“Getting Help” on page 27
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Maximizer CRM
Maximizer CRM is specifically designed for small and medium-sized
businesses and corporate divisions of large companies. By integrating
sales, marketing, and customer service tools into one affordable
solution, Maximizer CRM helps organizations realize their primary
customer management goal of having many profitable and satisfied
customers.
 Throughout this document,
Maximizer CRM is referred to
as Maximizer.
Throughout the customer life cycle, as prospects move from the
marketing department to the sales department, and as customers are
passed onto service departments, Maximizer CRM enables an
organization to communicate with its customers through multiple
channels, to share information, and to organize individual and team
efforts.
Maximizer CRM is a complete software solution that brings together
elements of CRM, enterprise contact management, marketing
automation, rapid website development, wireless access, and other
related applications to meet the sales, marketing, and customer
service challenges of modern businesses.
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Managing your company’s lists of Companies, Individuals
(people not associated with a Company), and Contacts (people
associated with a Company or Individual).
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Keeping track of your scheduled appointments and tasks.
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Pursuing a sale using a structured sales strategy and team-based
selling.
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Managing customer service and your knowledge base
operations.
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Promoting your product through traditional and automated
campaigns.
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Sending letters, faxes, or email messages to one or many
recipients.
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Managing incoming orders and inquiries from your online
catalog—payment, refunds, shipping, and reporting.
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Organizing and accessing your sales and marketing literature in
a shared library.
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Generating reports from any of the lists—Address Book entries,
opportunities, customer service cases, Hotlist tasks, and
additional information you keep on your entries.
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Maximizer Interface
Information in Maximizer is displayed in lists, which means that it can
be sorted and arranged in rows and columns. Lists make it easy to see
many entries at once and customize your views. Different types of
information are viewed in different windows in Maximizer. You can
easily move from window to window to access different types of
entries.
Keep the following points in mind when working with the Maximizer
windows.
 Select or open entries in the list to view information and
perform tasks on the entries.
 View information and attached entries for the current entry in
the tabbed following windows.
 Use the tabs at the top of the window to access all tasks that are
available in the current window. Each tab organizes tasks into
groups. Select an icon to perform the task. You can also
right-click to select common tasks from the shortcut menu.
 Select an icon in the icon bar to move to a different window.
 At the top of the icon bar, use the button with the pin graphic
on it to hide or display the icon bar view.
 In the Recent Entries area, select an Address Book entry that
you have recently viewed to add it to the current list quickly.
 Use the view bars in a window or following window to filter
your list and access common tasks and the column setup. You
can also use the arrow buttons to move from one entry to the
next.
 In the top-left corner of the window, select the Maximizer icon
to access additional tasks, such as opening and closing an
Address Book, printing reports, and viewing the online help.
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 Watch the status bar to see the current user, date, and time.
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Maximizer Windows
The main Maximizer window is the Address Book window, which lists
the Companies, Individuals, and Contacts in your Maximizer database
(Address Book). The following list provides a brief description of each
main window accessible from Maximizer.
My Work Day
The My Work Day view is an area where everyone in your company
using Maximizer can view Hotlist tasks, appointments, and company
announcements, as well as access to dashboards.
Address Book
The Address Book window contains all the information about your
prospects, customers, business and professional associates, or any
other group of people you deal with on a regular basis. It links you to
related information about each Address Book entry, such as
Contacts, Hotlist tasks, customer service cases, opportunities,
campaigns, documents, user-defined fields, and orders and inquiries.
Opportunities
The Opportunities window helps you and your colleagues manage
complex sales that involve the participation of more than one person
in the buying decision and require the support of a sales team.
Use the Opportunities following window to view the opportunities
associated with the entries selected in the Address Book window.
Quotas
The Quotas window allows you to keep track of your sales quotas.
You can view the forecast, weighted, and won revenue of your
opportunities compared to your quota for each month, quarter, or
year.
Campaigns
The Campaigns window allows you to create and manage both
traditional and automated campaigns. Marketing efforts are easily
coordinated amongst your marketing teams. And, through the use of
campaign templates, you can create campaigns quickly by modifying
the campaign elements.
The Automated Campaigns following window displays all automated
campaigns for the current entry in the Address Book window.
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Customer Service
The Customer Service window supports and enhances your existing
customer service business processes. All Address Book entry issues can
be recorded, categorized, and escalated appropriately to ensure
issues are dealt with in a timely manner. The Customer Service
window is tightly integrated with the Knowledge Base window.
When a case is resolved, you can enter an explanation of how the
case was resolved and save the article in the Maximizer Knowledge
Base.
The Customer Service following window displays the customer
service cases associated with the current entry in the Address Book
window. You can add and modify cases for the selected entry only.
Knowledge Base
The Knowledge Base window provides you with a library-style tool to
manage your customer service solutions. The window is tightly
integrated with the Customer Service window. An article is typically
created for each case solution, answered question, or guideline
relating to your products or services.
Hotlist
The Hotlist is a to-do list of tasks and reminders that are usually
timeless. The Hotlist is where you record actions and follow-up
activities related to your interactions with Companies, Individuals,
and Contacts. For example, you can use the Hotlist to schedule a
phone call to a Contact who is out of town for a week. When the
week is up, the Hotlist will remind you to call again.
Calendar
The Calendar window allows you to schedule, print, and view your
appointments with Maximizer users or Address Book entries. Because
the calendar works with the Peg Board feature, you can make sure
that when you have an appointment, others can see when you are
busy or out of the office. If you need to be reminded of an
appointment, Maximizer can sound an alarm in advance of the
appointment or task.
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Email
The Email window provides you with the ability to send, receive, and
preview email within Maximizer using your existing email system.
Maximizer allows email file attachments and supports the vCard
standard for virtual business cards. You can send files, mail-merge
documents, and vCards quickly and easily. Additionally, you can
transfer data files by email.
Company Library
The Company Library stores vital sales and marketing information for
everyone to access. The Company Library window allows you to
preview and open any note and many types of files in the preview
pane.
Personal
The Personal window contains the Journal and Expenses windows,
which provide a location to keep notes and financial records that are
not associated with Address Book entries.
OrderDesk
When you receive orders or inquiries from your website, you can
manage them using the OrderDesk window. You can use the same
OrderDesk window to enter a new order, capture a payment for an
order, pre-authorize a payment for an order, complete a
pre-authorized payment for an order, and refund a payment for
orders that come to you by telephone, mail, or other methods.
OrderDesk allows you to track the status of your inquiries and orders,
whether your customers have received a response or had their order
fulfilled.
Use the Address Book OrderDesk following window to view the
orders and inquiries associated with the entries selected in the
Address Book, Opportunities, or Customer Service window.
Contacts
The Contacts window displays the current Contacts for the Company
or Individual selected in the Address Book, Customer Service,
Campaigns, Hotlist, or Opportunities window. You can use this
window to add, update, or delete a Contact.
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Notes
The Notes window records your Address Book activities and displays
only those notes that belong to the selected Address Book entry,
customer service case, campaign, or opportunity.
User-Defined Fields
The User-Defined Fields window displays the custom fields for the
selected Address Book entry, customer service case, campaign, or
opportunity. You assign values to these fields, and, if your system
administrator has given you the access rights, you can add, change,
or delete user-defined fields.
Documents
The Documents window displays the document entries for the
selected Address Book entry, customer service case, campaign, or
opportunity. You can add new documents, as well as files not created
in Maximizer, modify documents, or delete documents.
Accounting
You can access this window if you have the Accounting Link
Designed for use with QuickBooks®, the Accounting Link for
Microsoft Dynamics™ GP, or the Accounting Link for Sage 50
Accounts add-on component installed. This window contains all your
invoices, estimates, and purchase orders for your Address Book
entries. You can create these items in Maximizer and the transactions
are automatically shared with your accounting application.
For information on using Accounting Link, see the online manual.
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Opening an Address Book
Address Books can be opened in Administrator or Maximizer. There
are no conflicts if you open an Address Book while it is being used by
other users.
If you are running Maximizer CRM Group Edition (or MaxExchange
Remote is installed), you must specify whether to access local or
global Address Books in the drop-down list that is provided. A local
Address Book is located on your own computer, while a global
Address Book is located on a server computer other than yours. Use
the global setting to access shared Address Books.
Under certain operating system configurations, your password may
expire after a period of time. In this case, Maximizer will prompt you
to change it. See your system administrator for more information.
➤ To open an Address Book
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Open Address Book.
The Open Address Book dialog box opens.
 If the option is available, select Local List or Global List.
 Select the Address Book to open, and click Open.
The Login dialog box opens.
 The default password for new
users and for the users in the
sample Address Books is
“maximizer”.
 Type your password and click OK.
The name of the Address Book appears in the application title
bar.
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➤ To log in to the current Address Book as another
user
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Login.
– or –
At the bottom of the window, double-click in the User section of
the Maximizer status bar.
The Login dialog box opens.
 Enter a user ID and password.
 Click OK.
Connecting to an Address Book
Maximizer allows you to connect to any shared Address Book on
another computer. The computer can be a Maximizer workstation or
a server. Once you have connected to an Address Book, you can
access the Address Book from the Open Address Book dialog box.
 You can perform this
procedure only if you have
Maximizer CRM Group Edition
installed.
Once the connection to an Address Book is established, it appears in
the Open Address Book dialog box. You can use the Remove button
in the Open Address Book dialog box to remove it from the available
Address Book list.
➤ To connect to an Address Book
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Connect to Address Book.
The Connect to Address Book dialog box opens.
 Select the computer that hosts the Address Book to which you
would like to connect.
 Select an Address Book from the Available Address Books list
and click Open.
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Once you connect to the Address Book, you are prompted with a
message saying the connection was successful.
 Click OK to close the message.
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Lists of Entries
Maximizer is list-based. You can customize the information listed by
changing the column setup, saving a Favorite List, or using a view
filter. In some windows, you can tell how many entries and what
types of entries are displayed in the current list by reading the title
bar.
An important part of viewing information in a list-based window is
sorting your list by different columns. By clicking on a column title,
you can re-sort your list by that column. If you click the column title
again, the list sorts in reverse order. Sorting entries by column works
from left to right. For example, if you sort by a column that contains
the City/Town field, entries with the same city/town will be sorted by
the next column to the right. If you wish to change the order of the
columns, change the column setup.
 After selecting the column to
sort by, you can quickly move
to an entry by typing the
character(s) with which the
entry starts. For example, to
reach an entry called “Seismic
Explorations”, type “se”.
Filters are available for every window that has a View bar. Filters
control the type and amount of data you want to see at any given
time. Filters contain options that are specific to the type of data that
is displayed in each window.
The following sections contain additional information on working
with lists in Maximizer:
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“Types of Entries” on page 22
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“Selecting Entries” on page 23
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“Displaying Entries” on page 24
Types of Entries
Almost all of the information displayed in Maximizer is displayed in a
list, including notes and documents attached to entries, email
messages, and Calendar appointments. Maximizer contains main
modules that list the following types of entries.
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Address Book entries – The main type of entry in Maximizer,
they include Companies, Individuals, and Contacts that are
attached to Companies or Individuals.
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Opportunities – Entries to keep track of sales opportunities,
they are associated with Address Book entries.
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Customer service cases – Entries to keep track of customer
service information, they are associated with Address Book
entries.
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Campaigns – Entries to keep track of traditional and
automated campaigns.
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Selecting Entries
When you click on an entry, it becomes the current entry, marked
with an arrow to the left of the entry. Most commands are
performed on the current entry. The entries listed in the following
windows depend on the current entry.
You can also select multiple entries to perform commands on many
entries at the same time. The current entry may or may not be one of
the selected entries. The current entry is shaded with a different
color than the selected entries.
 You can customize the color of
current and selected entries.
On the Setup tab, select
Window > Window Settings >
Set Color > Current/All
Window from the Workspace
group.
➤ To select entries
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Click on the gray box to the left of an entry.
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To select multiple entries, click on the entries one at a time while
holding down the Control key.
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To select all entries between two entries, select an entry and,
while holding down the Shift key, select another entry.
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To select or clear all entries in the current list, click the gray box
in the top-left corner of the list. Or on the Edit tab, select Select
All from the List group.
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To clear selected entries, on the Edit tab, select De-select All
from the List group.
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To reverse which entries in the list are selected, on the Edit tab,
select Invert Selection from the List group.
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Displaying Entries
Some actions can be performed on the entire list of entries in a
window There are some ways to quickly display and remove entries
in a list.
➤ To display only selected entries
 Select the entries that you want to display.
 On the Edit tab, select Make List Current from the List group.
The other entries are removed from the list.
➤ To remove all entries from a list
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On the View tab, select Clear List from the Filter group.
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My Work Day
My Work Day is an area where everyone in your company using
Maximizer can see Hotlist tasks, appointments, company
announcements, and Dashboards.
 Select the My Work Day icon to open the My Work Day
window.
 Click on an appointment or a Hotlist task to view details of
the activity.
 Select a company announcement from the drop-down list to
display it in the page.
To add an announcement to the list, insert the announcement as
a note, or as a text or an HTML document in the Company
Announcements folder in the Company Library. You must
refresh the window for the announcement to be visible in the
list. (On the View tab, select Refresh from the Window group.)
 You must be part of the
Company Announcement
Authors security group for your
documents to display in the
announcements list.
 Click Settings to show or hide company announcements, tasks
and appointments, or dashboards.
 Select the Print icons to print activities or company
announcements for the day.
 Select the Calendar icon and select a date to display tasks and
appointments for a different day.
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 Select the Dashboards tab to view your dashboards.
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Getting Help
Maximizer Help is your comprehensive guide to working with the
Maximizer modules. As you work with Maximizer, you probably
already know what business task you want to accomplish—such as
sending a fax to many recipients, building and publishing your online
catalog, and recording your contact management information.
Maximizer’s help and guides have the answers you are looking for.
The types of documentation you can expect to find to help you with
Maximizer include:
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F1 Help – Context-sensitive help for all windows and dialog
boxes.
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Contents Help – Online step-by-step instructions with a table of
contents, an index, and search.
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Online manuals – On-screen versions of the printed
documentation that you can read using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Whether you are looking for help using a particular dialog box or
looking for instructions on how to perform an activity, you can
always find what you are looking for in the Help. Maximizer Help
provides not only step-by-step instructions for each module, but also
detailed descriptions of every control in every dialog box and
window.
The following sections contain additional information on getting
Help in Maximizer:
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“F1 Help” on page 27
•
“Contents Help” on page 28
•
“Online Manuals” on page 29
•
“Sample Address Books” on page 29
F1 Help
If you come across a window or dialog box you don’t know how to
use, press the F1 key to see brief descriptions of the window or dialog
box options. Frequently, F1 Help topics have convenient links to
related step-by-step instructions.
From the F1 Help window you can search the module’s F1 Help for
information on other windows, dialog boxes, or features—simply
enter a keyword.
Keep the following points in mind when using the F1 help:
 Enter a keyword and click List Topics to search for topics
containing the keyword.
 Topics containing your search keyword are displayed in the list.
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 Click Display to open the selected topic. You can also open a
topic by double-clicking it.
 Shortcuts link you directly to more information about what you
are doing in the Contents Help.
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Contents Help
You can look up Help topics the same way you would in a book—the
table of contents lists the topics in a logical order, and the index lets
you look up topics by keyword. Maximizer Help also lets you perform
a search for any word or words in any topic.
You can access the Contents Help locally on your computer or online
from the Internet. The local Contents Help opens as a separate
application in its own window. The online Contents Help opens in a
browser window.
➤ To open the Contents Help from Maximizer
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In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Help > Local/Online Contents.
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➤ To open the Contents Help from another module
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Select Help > Local/Online Contents.
Online Manuals
A typical installation of Maximizer includes manuals in .PDF format
that you can read online using Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.
Having the Maximizer manuals in this format offers the advantage of
full-text search, as well as hyperlinks on the table of contents, index,
and any cross-references.
➤ To open an online manual
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In Maximizer, click the Maximizer button, and select Help.
Then, under Documents, select the guide that you want to
open.
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In another module, select Help, and select the guide that you
want to open.
•
From the Start menu, select Programs > Maximizer CRM >
Documentation and Help, and select the guide that you want
to open.
Sample Address Books
In a typical server installation of Maximizer, the Maximizer setup
program creates several complete sample Address Books, one of
which is named “Escona Tutorial”. This Address Book is designed to
be used as an environment in which you can learn how to use
Maximizer.
Using the example of Escona Estate Wines, a fictitious vintner in
California’s Sonoma Valley, the Escona Address Book provides
realistic examples of how Maximizer might be used to improve your
customer relationship management.
The Escona Address Book includes detailed data related to all areas
of Maximizer including the following:
•
List of Address Book entries (Companies, Individuals, and
Contacts)
•
Sample sales opportunities and marketing campaigns
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Sample customer service cases
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Appointments and Hotlist tasks
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Sample Company Library files
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Fully enabled web access sites
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CHAPTER
Address Book Entries
3
Keep Track of Companies and Contacts
In this chapter...
“About Address Book Entries” on page 32
“Adding Address Book Entries” on page 36
“Modifying Address Book Entries” on page 41
“Territory Management” on page 44
“Drawing Maps of Address Book Entries” on page 49
“Phoning Address Book Entries” on page 50
“Organizational Charts” on page 54
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About Address Book Entries
Maximizer’s focus is on Address Book entries—Companies,
Individuals, and Contacts. Address Book entries can also be
designated as sales leads to help you organize your information.
The Address Book window gives you the ability to manage your daily
activities with companies, and the people who work for them. In
addition to the basic Address Book information, including addresses,
phone numbers, and email addresses, you can record other
important information, such as relationships between companies or
extra details, like the business type.
As you work with the Address Book entries in your Maximizer
Address Book, you can keep notes on your activities, so you can
always have a history of your activities with your customers.
Company and Individual
type A ddress Book
entries contain Contacts
(people associated w ith
a Company or
Individual). You can
attach notes, userdefined fields, and
documents to Address
Book entries.
A Company represents a
company or organization.
Company
An Individual is a person
not affiliated w ith any
company or organization.
Individual
Contacts
Contacts
Notes
User-defined
fields
Notes
Documents
U ser-defined
fields
Documents
The following sections contain information on working with Address
Book entries:
•
“Address Book Window” on page 33
•
“Choosing an Address Book List” on page 34
•
“Viewing Address Book Entries” on page 35
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Address Book Window
Typically, most of the activities on your Address Book entries are
completed in the Address Book window. Keep the following points
in mind when working in the Address Book window.
 Select the Address Book icon to open the Address Book
window.
 Differentiate the types of entries with the icons representing
Companies, Individuals, Contacts, Company Sales Leads,
Individual Sales Leads, and Contact Sales Leads.
 Use the Columns drop-down list to select a column setup and
change the fields displayed in the window.
 Double-click on an Address Book entry to open it.
 Use the tabbed following windows to view more information
and attached entries for the current entry in the main window.
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Choosing an Address Book List
When you first open the Address Book window, you are prompted to
choose an Address Book list to view.
The following options are available for viewing an Address Book:
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All Companies and Individuals in the Address Book
•
All non-lead Companies and Individuals in the Address Book
•
All lead Companies and Individuals in the Address Book
•
An empty list (no Address book entries displayed)
•
The list from your last Maximizer session
•
A Favorite List
•
A saved search
If you want the list you select to be displayed every time you open
the Address Book window, select the “Make this my default and do
not ask again” option. If you later decide that you don’t want the list
to display by default, select the “Ask at Address Book startup which
list to view” option in your preferences. (On the Setup tab, select
Preferences.)
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Viewing Address Book Entries
You can view and edit details of Address Book entries at any time.
You can access an entry from the Address Book page or from a
customer service case or opportunity attached to the entry.
➤ To view an Address Book entry
 In the Address Book window, double-click on the entry to open
it.
The Address Book entry opens showing the information in the
entry.
 To modify the details of the entry, click Edit.
 To view and modify other information related to the entry,
select the User-Defined Fields and Activities tabs.
 If necessary, click OK to save changes made to the Address Book
entry.
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Adding Address Book Entries
You can add Companies, Individuals, and Contacts to your Address
Book. Typically, “Company” entries represent a corporate entity you
would like included in your Address Book. “Individuals” represent a
person who is not affiliated with a company or organization.
“Contacts” are entries that are always associated with Companies or
Individuals. “Address Book entries” refers to all Companies,
Individuals, and Contacts in your Address Book.
If you need to add people to your Address Book, add them as
Individuals or as Contacts of an Individual or Company. If you need to
delete a Contact, its associated notes and documents are
automatically transferred to the “parent” Company or Individual,
which ensures you maintain a record of all interactions with a
company, even during changes.
The following sections contain information on adding Address Book
entries.
•
“Adding Companies and Individuals” on page 36
•
“Adding Contacts” on page 37
•
“Adding Address Book Entries from Email” on page 38
•
“Access Rights for Address Book Entries” on page 39
Adding Companies and Individuals
When you add entries for Companies and Individuals, you must
specify all of the details on the entry. You can add Companies and
Individuals as regular entries or as sales leads.
➤ To add a Company or an Individual
 Select the Address Book icon to open the Address Book
window.
 On the Home tab, select Address Book Entry >
Company/Individual or Company/Individual Lead from the
Create group.
– or –
Right-click and select Add > Company/Individual or
Company/Individual Lead.
The Add Company or Add Individual dialog box opens.
 Enter the basic information for the Company or Individual
including name, address, phone numbers, and email
addresses.
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 Select a Key Fields list and then select the appropriate fields for
the entry.
Key Fields are important user-defined fields specific to the
various types of Address Book entries. They are defined by your
system administrator in the Key Fields preferences in
Administrator. (Select File > Preferences, and select the Key
Fields tab.) An unlimited number of Key Fields lists can be set up
using up to eight user-defined fields for each list.
 In the Company/Individual details area, enter the entry’s
details such as the category. Click in the field, then click the
ellipsis button to access possible values.
If this entry is marked as a Sales Lead, and you would like the
entry accessible to a partner, make sure you set the category to
partner.
 Select the User-Defined Fields tab and specify values for any
additional user-defined fields. Make sure you select the field and
then click inside the field on the right to access the possible
values for the field.
If necessary, select the Show blank fields option to display all
fields in the Address Book, not only the fields with values
defined in the entry.
 Click OK to save the entry to the Address Book.
Adding Contacts
You can add Contact entries attached to existing Companies and
Individuals. When you add a new Contact to the Address Book, you
need to specify only fields that are different than the Company or
Individual entry. You can add Contacts as regular entries or as sales
leads.
➤ To add a Contact
 In the Address Book window, select the Company or Individual
entry.
 On the Home tab, select Address Book Entry > Contact or
Contact Lead from the Create group.
– or –
In the Contacts following window, right-click and select Add >
Contact or Contact Lead.
The dialog box for the new Contact opens. Some fields are
populated with values from the Company or Individual entry.
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 Enter the basic information about the Contact, including the
name, position, and department. And specify any additional
information that differs from the Company or Individual entry.
 Click OK to save the entry.
Adding Address Book Entries from Email
You can create Address Book entries from email messages in the
Email window. Email messages are automatically saved as documents
for the new Address Book entries. You can create Companies,
Individuals, or Contacts with Companies from email messages. You
can also create entries as sales leads.
➤ To add an Address Book entry from an email
message
 In the Email window, select the email message.
 On the Home tab, select Address Book Entry from the Create
group.
– or –
Right-click, and select Create a New > Address Book Entry.
 Select the type of Address Book entry, and click OK.
 Enter the details for the new entry, and click OK to save the
entry.
The Save Document dialog box opens.
 Enter properties of the document including the name, owner,
category, and description.
 The document name cannot
contain the following
characters: \ / : * ? < > |

Click OK to save the email message with the Address Book entry.
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Access Rights for Address Book Entries
For each Address Book entry, you can specify full access and read
access rights for any Maximizer users or groups, or you can specify
public access to grant access to all Maximizer users. Access rights to
specific entries are shown in the Company/Individual/Contact details
area of the Basic Information tab in the entry.
You can specify access rights while adding or modifying an entry. If
you are using Maximizer CRM Group Edition, you can select a user, a
group, or public from the Full Access and Read Access drop-down
lists. If you are using Maximizer CRM Enterprise Edition, you can click
the ellipsis button next to the Full Access or Read Access fields to
select multiple users for full or read access rights.
Access rights for specific entries are granted in the Select Users for
Full or Read Access dialog box. Keep the following points in mind
when working in this dialog box:
 The Select Users for Full or
Read Access dialog box is
available only in Maximizer
CRM Enterprise Edition.
 In the Available users and groups area, select a user or group
to add to the list of users and groups with access to the entry.
Users are grouped by the departments, divisions, groups, and
teams to which they belong if you have the “Display users by
groups” option enabled in your preferences. (On the Setup tab,
select Preferences.)
 Click the arrows to expand or collapse groups of users.
 Click Add to move the user or group to the Selected users and
groups list.
If you accessed the dialog box from the Read Access field, the
user or group is automatically assigned read access. If you
accessed the dialog box from the Full Access field, the user or
group is automatically assigned full access.
 In the Selected users and groups area, select a user or group
to modify the access rights for the user or group.
 Select or clear the Full Access or Read Access checkbox to
modify the access rights for the selected user or group.
 Click Remove to remove the selected user or group from the list,
stripping all access rights for the user or group.
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Public cannot be removed from the list. Public access rights are
automatically changed when users or groups are given access
rights to the entry.

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Modifying Address Book Entries
When you open an Address Book entry, you can click Edit to modify
the details of the entry. You can perform a number of other tasks to
change the properties of Address Book entries, including adding
alternate addresses to entries, converting Individuals to Companies
and Contacts to Individuals, and recording relationships between
Address Book entries.
The following sections contain information on modifying Address
Book entries:
•
“Adding Alternate Addresses for Address Book Entries” on
page 41
•
“Converting Individuals to Companies and Contacts to
Individuals” on page 42
•
“Recording Relationships with Related Entries” on page 42
Adding Alternate Addresses for Address Book Entries
While the main address is specified in the Basic Information tab of an
Address Book entry, you can also add alternate addresses for entries
from the same tab.
➤ To add an alternate address for an Address Book
entry
 Open the Address Book entry.
 Click Edit.
 Click the Address button next to the Address 2 field.
The Mailing Address dialog box opens.
 Click Add to enter a new address.
You can also click Modify to change an existing alternate
address.
 Specify the new address, and click OK.
 To set the address as the default (or main) address, select the
address and click Select.
 Click OK to return to the Address Book entry.
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Converting Individuals to Companies and Contacts to Individuals
If you originally created an entry as an Individual and now decide the
entry is more appropriate as a Company with Contacts, you can
convert the entry.
In the conversion, Maximizer copies the entire contents of the
Individual to a new Company entry with the Individual converted to
a Contact for the Company. All data is converted, including the
Individual’s Contacts. The original Individual is automatically deleted
in the process.
Additionally, you can convert Contacts to Individuals. You are asked
to confirm if you want the new Individual to inherit the Contact’s
address. All data is transferred to the new Individual entry and the
original Contact is automatically deleted.
Any number of Contacts or Individuals can be converted at once.
➤ To convert Address Book entries
 Select the Individuals or Contacts that you want to convert.
 On the Edit tab, select Convert Individuals to Companies or
Convert Contacts to Individuals from the Relate & Convert
group.
– or –
Right click and select Convert Individuals to Companies or
Convert Contacts to Individuals.
 Click OK to confirm the change.
Recording Relationships with Related Entries
In the course of business, it’s common to have people and companies
who are somehow related or connected to each other. For example,
one of your contacts might be another’s accountant. Maximizer
allows you to view these types of relationships in the Related Entries
window.
Any Address Book entry can be related to another. All notes,
user-defined fields, and documents associated with a related entry
are then linked to the relationship. If an Address Book entry has
entries related to it, these are displayed in the Related Entries
following window.
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Occasionally, relationships that you set up between two Address
Book entries change, and you may want to remove relationships
between entries. You can unlink two entries to remove the
relationship.
➤ To relate two entries
 Select the two Address Book entries you wish to relate to each
other. Then, on the Edit tab, select Relate Entries from the
Relate & Convert group.
– or –
Drag an entry and drop it on to another entry. Then, select
Relate the source entry to the target entry, and click OK.
 Specify the details of the relationship between the two entries,
and click OK.
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➤ To unlink Address Book entries
 In the Related Entries following window, select the entry to
unlink.
 On the Edit tab, select Unlink Selected Entry from the Relate
& Convert group.
Territory Management
Use Territory Management to set up territories and assign them to
Company and Individual Address Book entries. You can assign the
territories manually, or automatically through the application of
territory rules.
 Territory Management is
available only in Maximizer
CRM Enterprise Edition.
To use Territory Management, you must be assigned the Sales
Manager user role.
Once territories are created and assigned, any Maximizer user can
use the Territory and Territory Status fields in everyday tasks such as
searching for entries, adding column setups, inserting merge fields,
and creating reports.
 You cannot set up or align
territories on MaxExchange
Remotes and Remote Servers.
You can, however, assign
territories manually.
Users who are not Sales Managers can manually assign territories
while creating a new Address Book entry. They can also assign a
territory to an existing entry if a territory is not assigned and the
Account Manager field is blank. When a user assigns a territory, “Set
by user” is displayed in the Territory Status field.
The following sections contain additional information on Territory
Management.
•
“Setting Up Territories” on page 44
•
“Assigning Territories” on page 46
•
“Aligning Territories” on page 47
Setting Up Territories
When you set up a territory, you can define rules that an Address
Book entry must match to be assigned to the territory during an
alignment. To build the rules, use fields such as City, Country,
State/Province and Zip/Postal Code. You can also use user-defined
fields.
During an alignment, entries are tested against territories in the
order the territories appear in the Territory list. If an entry matches
the rules of more than one territory, the territory appearing higher
in the list is assigned to the entry.
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All entries match a territory that does not contain any rules. So if you
create such a territory, it is placed by default at the bottom of the
Territory list. Otherwise, entries matching the rules of territories
appearing after it would not be matched to these territories. Instead
they would be matched to the territory without rules.
➤ To set up a territory
 On the Setup tab, select Territory Management from the
Territory group.
 The Territory Management
The Territory Management dialog box opens.
command is available only to
users with the Sales Manager
role.
 Click Add.
The Add/Modify Territory dialog box opens.
 Enter a territory name and a description of the territory.
 From the Account Manager drop-down list, select an account
manager.
 Click Add to select the fields you need to define territory rules.
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 Specify whether Address Book entries must match all, or one or
more of the territory rules.
 Click OK.
The new territory is added to the Territory list.
 If an Address Book entry
matches the rules of more than
one territory, the territory
appearing higher in the
Territory list is assigned to the
entry.
 If required, use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to move
the territory in the list.
Assigning Territories
Users can manually assign territories and account managers to
Address Book Entries on the Edit Basic Information tab of open
entries.
Changes to territory status are logged to an entry’s notes.
➤ To assign a territory to an Address Book entry
 Open the Address Book entry to which you want to assign a
territory.
 From the Territory drop-down list in the Company details
area, select the territory you want to assign to the entry.
The Territory status field now indicates that the territory is “Set
by manager”.
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 From the Account Manager drop-down list, select a user as the
account manager.
 Click OK.
Aligning Territories
Users with the Sales Manager role can automatically assign territories
in the Alignment tab of the Territory Management dialog box.
Changes made when you align territories override territories set by
Sales Managers only if you select the “Overwrite territories set by
manager” option.
 Territories set by users are
always overwritten by territory
alignments.
If the alignment assigns a territory to an entry, the name of the
territory is displayed in the Territory field, and the value “Set by rule”
is displayed in the Territory Status field. If no territory is assigned to
an entry (and one has not been set manually), the value in the
Territory Status field is “Unassigned”.
The value “Set by rule (unaligned)” is displayed in the Territory
Status field when:
•
An entry previously assigned to a territory no longer matches the
territory rules. (The rules or the entry have changed.) However, if
the entry matches the rules of another territory, it will be
aligned to that territory.
•
A territory that was set by a user at the time of the entry’s
creation does not match the rules of the territory it was assigned
to or the rules of any other territory.
•
A territory that was assigned to an entry by a Sales Manager
does not match any territory rules, and the “Overwrite territories
set by manager” option is selected.
➤ To align territories
 On the Setup tab, select Territory Management from the
Territory group.
 Select the Alignment tab.
 Specify the territory alignment conditions.
For example, if you want territories aligned for all Address Book
entries, select the All Address Book entries option.
 Specify the alignment options.
•
Select Unassign territories to unassign territories from
Address Book entries.
•
Select Overwrite territories set by manager to overwrite
territories that were set by Sales Managers.
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 Click Align Territories.
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Drawing Maps of Address Book Entries
You can quickly draw a map showing the location of an Address
Book entry or of the Address Book entry associated with an
opportunity or customer service case. You can choose to view only
the location of the entry, or you can view directions to or from the
Address Book entry and your current address.
➤ To draw a map of an Address Book entry
 Select an Address Book entry, opportunity, or customer service
case.
 On the View tab, select Map from the Show group.
The Draw a Map dialog box opens displaying the address of the
current Address Book entry.
 Under Draw this type of map, select the type of map that you
want to view.
You can choose the following types of maps:
•
Map of selected entry only.
•
Map of travel route from current address to selected entry.
•
Map of travel route from selected entry to current address.
 If necessary, enter your address in the Current address fields.
 Click OK.
A new browser window opens to a page displaying the address
for the map.
 Choose an online map site and click OK.
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Phoning Address Book Entries
With Maximizer, you can quickly dial an Address Book entry, make a
series of phone calls, receive calls, and record incoming and outgoing
phone call activities in the Phone Log. Depending on your logging
preferences, notes are automatically saved to the entries associated
with the calls.
 You can enable logging for
phone calls in your logging
preferences. (On the Setup tab,
select Preferences, and select
the Logging tab.)
Users can transfer incoming calls to any other phone extension in the
phone company’s system. If a note is logged for the phone call
transfer, the logged note includes the transfer information.
Use the Previous and Next buttons in the Phone dialog box to work
through the current Address Book entry list.
If you are using TAPI, you can phone entries directly from Maximizer.
Otherwise, you can still use Maximizer to log phone calls with
Address Book entries.
The following sections contain additional information on phoning
Address Book entries:
•
“Logging Phone Calls with Address Book Entries” on page 50
•
“Setting Up Automatic Dialing” on page 53
Logging Phone Calls with Address Book Entries
You can use Maximizer to log phone calls with Address Book entries.
When you phone an Address Book entry or receive a phone call from
an Address Book entry, you can take notes while the call is timed.
Depending on your logging preferences, notes are automatically
saved to the Address Book entries, customer service cases, or
opportunities associated with the calls.
After completing a phone call, you have the option of scheduling a
follow-up activity saved to your Hotlist.
If you are using TAPI, follow this procedure to phone Address Book
entries directly from Maximizer.
➤ To phone an Address Book entry
 Select the Address Book entry to call.
 On the Tools tab, select Phone from the Other group.
– or –
On the Home tab, select Make a Call from the Phone group. Or
right-click and select Phone > Make a Call. Then, skip to Step 5.
The first phone number associated with the Address Book entry
is automatically selected as the number to dial.
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 Specify the phone number and subject of the phone call.
•
In the Subject field, select or type the subject of the call.
•
In the Select a phone number to dial area, select the
phone number to dial.
•
In the Dial as field, select the format of the phone number.
Phone number formats are set up in your dialing preferences.
(On the Setup tab, select Preferences, and select the Dialing
tab.)
 Click Dial.
 In the Phone Call dialog box, choose a response.
For example, if the call is answered, choose Answered.
 In order for the Phone notes
dialog box to appear
automatically, logging must be
enabled for Phone Calls in your
logging preferences. (On the
Setup tab, select Preferences,
and select the Logging tab.)
The Phone dialog box appears.
 Record notes on your call as you talk.
 When you are finished, click Hang Up, and then click Save.
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 Optionally, record the result of the outgoing call in the Phone
Call Result dialog box, and click OK.
➤ To receive a phone call
 Select the Address Book entry.
 On the Tools tab, select Phone from the Other group. Then,
click the Incoming button in the Phone dialog box.
– or –
On the Home tab, select Receive a Call from the Phone group.
– or –
Right-click and select Phone > Receive a Call
 In order for the Phone notes
dialog box to appear
automatically, logging must be
enabled for phone calls in your
logging preferences. (On the
Setup tab, select Preferences,
and select the Logging tab.)
 Select or type a Subject for your phone call.
 Record notes on your call as you talk.
 When you are finished, click Hang Up, and then click Save.
 Optionally, record the result of the outgoing call in the Phone
Call Result dialog box, and click OK.
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➤ To transfer a phone call
 When you have an incoming call that you would like to transfer,
click the Transfer button in the Phone dialog box.
 In the Display name list, select a user, or enter a valid extension
for your company’s phone system.
Note that a phone extension does not have to be associated with
a user in the current Address Book.
 Click OK to complete the transfer.
Setting Up Automatic Dialing
If you have a modem installed in your computer, you can configure
Maximizer to dial the phone for you when you make a phone call
using the Phone feature in Maximizer. Before Maximizer can use
your modem, you must first make sure that your modem functions
correctly with your computer system, then configure your modem in
your dialing preferences in Maximizer.
Your modem preferences tell Maximizer where your computer’s
modem is connected and how it performs. Some of these settings are
more critical than others. For example, if you set up your port
incorrectly, your modem will not work at all. But if you set up your
baud rate incorrectly, the modem will operate but perhaps at a
slower speed.
TAPI lets you use your Telephony Application Programming Interface
modem to identify and direct signals received by your
communications port to the appropriate application.
For more information on setting up dialing preferences, including
documentation on using TAPI, refer to the Maximizer CRM
Administrator’s Guide.
➤ To set up automatic dialing from Maximizer
 On the Setup tab, select Preferences.
 In the Dialing tab, select Modem or TAPI.
 If you selected TAPI, click Properties to configure the dialing
properties for the modem, and click Device to configure the
Device properties for the modem.
– or –
If you selected Modem, fill in the remaining fields.
 Click OK.
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Organizational Charts
Organizational charts display the hierarchical structure of a Company
or an Individual entry. The chart shows the entry’s associated
Contacts in a hierarchical format. The Company’s organization is
based on values in the Reports to field for each Contact.
Keep the following points in mind when working with an
organizational chart:
 Use the Print button to print the organizational chart.
 Use the Previous entry and Next entry buttons to view the
organizational chart for the previous or next entry in the
Address Book list.

Select or clear the Show details option to show or hide details
or the Contacts.
 Select the Fit in window option to fit the entire organizational
chart into the dialog box.
 Private Entry displays in place of the entry details if users do
not have rights to view a particular Address Book entry.





➤ To view an organizational chart for an Address Book
entry
 Select the Address Book entry.
 On the View tab, select Organization Chart from the Show
group.
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Modifying Organizational Charts
You can modify the structure of organizational charts in two ways:
•
Change the value in the Reports to field in the Contact details
section of the Edit Basic Information tab in an open Contact or in
the user’s general properties.
•
Drag and drop an entry to the another entry the Contact or user
reports to.
The Reports to field automatically updates showing the new
value.
Organizational Charts for Maximizer Users
You can view Maximizer users within an organizational chart. As
with organizational charts for Address Book entries, the hierarchy of
the organizational chart shows users based on values in the Reports
to field in the user properties. Organizational charts include disabled
users along with all fully enabled Maximizer users.
➤ To view an organizational chart of Maximizer users
 On the Setup tab, select Manage Users from the User
Management group.
 Click Org Chart.
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The Organizational Chart dialog box opens displaying the chart
for all Maximizer users.
CHAPTER
Maximizer Entries
4
Manage All Types of Information
In this chapter...
“User-Defined Fields” on page 58
“Setting Up User-Defined Fields” on page 63
“Formula User-Defined Fields” on page 70
“Default Entries” on page 83
“Searching” on page 84
“Global Edits” on page 90
“Favorite Lists” on page 94
“Column Setups” on page 98
“Coloring Rules” on page 101
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User-Defined Fields
User-defined fields are custom fields used to record additional
information on Maximizer entries. You can set up different
user-defined fields for the different types of entries in Maximizer.
Each user-defined field can be associated with only one type of entry.
You can create user-defined fields for the following types of entries:
•
Address Book – Classifies Address Book entries. You can view
these fields in the Address Book window or in an open Address
Book entry.
•
Opportunities – Classifies opportunities. You can view these
fields in the Opportunities window or in an open opportunity.
•
Campaigns – Classifies campaigns. You can view these fields in
the Campaigns window or in an open campaign.
•
Customer Service – Classifies customer service cases. You can
view these fields in the Customer Service window or in an open
customer service case.
•
Users – Classifies Maximizer users. You can view these fields in
the User Properties dialog box.
The following sections contain information on using user-defined
fields:
•
“User-Defined Fields Following Window” on page 59
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“User-Defined Fields Tab” on page 60
•
“Types of User-Defined Fields” on page 60
•
“Working with User-Defined Fields” on page 61
•
“Mandatory, System, and Key Fields” on page 62
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User-Defined Fields Following Window
User-defined fields for the current Address Book entry, opportunity,
campaign, or customer service case are displayed in the User-Defined
Fields following window. The following window displays only the
user-defined fields for the type of entry, with values for the current
entry. For example, when viewing Address Book entries, the
User-Defined Fields following window contains only the user-defined
fields for Address Book entries. The values of the fields are for the
current Address Book entry in the controlling window.
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User-Defined Fields Tab
You can access user-defined fields for open Address Book entries,
opportunities, campaigns, and customer service cases from the
User-Defined Fields tab of the dialog box for the entry. The folders
and field names appear in a list on the left, and the field values
appear on the right.
Types of User-Defined Fields
You can create different types of user-defined fields depending on
the types of values required for the field. Maximizer defines the
following types of user-defined fields:
 Encrypted user-defined fields
cannot be transferred,
imported, or exported. They
are also not searchable.
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Alphanumeric user-defined fields – These fields record any
alphanumeric text (letters and numbers) up to a specified
maximum number of characters. You can encrypt alphanumeric
fields for security protection. Note that you cannot disable or
enable encryption once you have created the field.
•
Date user-defined fields – These fields store a specific date or
an annually recurring date.
•
Formula user-defined fields – These fields calculate values
based on other basic or user-defined fields. You can set up these
fields with formulas that create alphanumeric, date, or numeric
values. Because they are calculated from values of other fields,
values for formulas fields can be viewed in entries but cannot be
set manually.
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Numeric user-defined fields – These fields record numeric
values. You can specify a number of decimal places. For example,
specify two decimal places to use this type of field for monetary
values.
•
Table user-defined fields – These fields enable you to select a
value or values from a list. This type of field is very useful for
multiple choice or multiple value fields. If you create a table
user-defined field with the “single value only” attribute, only
one value can be selected from the list.
•
Yes/no user-defined fields – These fields record either yes or
no values. Since the fields must contain one of these values,
these user-defined fields are always mandatory.
Working with User-Defined Fields
Keep the following points in mind when working with user-defined
fields:
 By default, user-defined fields are displayed in a tree view,
where fields are nested within folders. You can also display the
fields in an alphabetical list, without their folder structure.
You can set your default user-defined field view in your
preferences. On the Setup tab, select Preferences, and select
the View User-defined fields in tree view option in the
System Defaults tab.
 Double-click on a field to add or modify a user-defined field
value.
 When you select the Show blank fields option, all user-defined
fields in the Address Book for the type of entry are displayed,
not only the fields with existing values.
 When you select the Show hidden fields option, fields and
folders that are set to hidden appear shaded. When you clear
this option, the fields and folders are completely hidden.
 Mandatory fields are denoted with an asterisk displayed after
the field name and type. System-defined fields are shown in
bold, black text.
 Opportunities and customer service cases display the
user-defined fields for the associated Address Book entries, as
well as the user-defined fields for opportunities or cases.
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Contacts display the user-defined fields for the associated
Companies or Individuals, as well as the user-defined fields for
Contacts.






Mandatory, System, and Key Fields
There are a number of types of fields in Maximizer. These fields
display differently depending on some of their characteristics.
•
Mandatory Fields – These fields must have values. System fields
are set as mandatory in Administrator. User-defined fields are set
as mandatory when creating the user-defined fields in the Set Up
User-Defined Fields dialog box. Mandatory fields are denoted
with an asterisk displayed after the field type.
•
System Fields – These fields are created by default and are not
user-defined. They cannot be deleted or modified, though the
values of some of these fields can be modified in Administrator.
Some fields in the User-Defined Fields tab are system fields. They
are shown in bold, black text.
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Key fields – These user-defined fields are displayed in an entry’s
Basic Information tab. They are specified in the Key Fields
preferences in Administrator. (Select File > Preferences, and
select the Key Fields tab.)
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Setting Up User-Defined Fields
User-defined fields are usually set up by your system administrator
using Administrator. However, any user may be assigned permission
to create, change, or delete user-defined fields in Maximizer.
User-defined fields are created and modified in the Set Up
User-Defined Fields dialog box. You can access this dialog box from
the Setup tab.
The dialog box contains five tabs, one for each category of
user-defined field. The user-defined field structure can also be
multi-tiered with multiple levels of user-defined field folders, each of
which may contain other folders or user-defined fields. The folder
structure may contain a maximum of three folder levels.
The following sections contain information on setting up
user-defined fields:
•
“Sorting User-Defined Fields” on page 64
•
“Creating Folders for User-Defined Fields” on page 64
•
“Creating User-Defined Fields” on page 65
•
“Modifying User-Defined Fields” on page 66
•
“Adding Items to Table User-Defined Fields” on page 67
•
“Modifying Items in User-Defined Fields” on page 68
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Sorting User-Defined Fields
The order that user-defined fields display in the Set Up User-Defined
Fields dialog box determines the order that user-defined fields
display for users.
Click the Move Up and Move Down buttons to move a field or folder
up or down in the list. These buttons move fields only within their
current folder level. You cannot use them to move items in or out of
folders.
You can also use the mouse to drag and drop a field or a folder to a
different position in the list. Dragging it onto a field places it
immediately below that field. Dragging it onto a folder places it at
the top of the list inside that folder. Holding the mouse on a folder
for about a second expands the folder, and then you can continue
dragging the item to a specific position in that folder.
Creating Folders for User-Defined Fields
You can group similar user-defined fields into folders and subfolders
to a maximum folder depth of three levels. Grouping user-defined
fields into folders is particularly useful if you have a large number of
user-defined fields. Grouping them makes them easier to find and
reduces the amount of scrolling needed to find the one you are
looking for.
➤ To create a folder for user-defined fields
 On the Setup tab, select User-Defined Fields.
– or –
In the User-Defined Fields following window, right-click and
select Set Up User-Defined Fields.
The Set Up User-Defined Fields dialog box opens.
 Select the tab for the category of user-defined fields you want to
work with.
 To create a top-level folder, select the Address Book name at the
top of the list.
– or –
To create a folder within an existing folder, select the existing
folder.
 Click Add Folder.
 Enter a name for the new folder, and click OK.
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 User-defined field and folder
names cannot contain forward
slash or backward slash
characters ( / \ ).
 If you set the folder to hidden,
it is not displayed on the
User-Defined Fields tab when
you clear the Show hidden
fields option.
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The new folder now appears in the Set Up User-Defined Fields
dialog box.
 Move the new folder to a different position in the list, if desired.
Creating User-Defined Fields
You can create user-defined fields for Address Book entries,
opportunities, campaigns, customer service cases, and user accounts
in the Set Up User-Defined Fields dialog box. This dialog box is
available from the Setup tab in Maximizer or the File menu in
Administrator. Users can create user-defined fields only if they have
insert permission for User-defined field setup.
➤ To create a user-defined field
 On the Setup tab, select User-Defined Fields.
– or –
In the User-Defined Fields following window, right-click and
select Set Up User-Defined Fields.
The Set Up User-Defined Fields dialog box opens.
 Select the tab for the category of user-defined fields you want to
work with.
 Select an existing folder, inside which you want to create a new
field.
– or –
Select a user-defined field to create the new field at the same
level as the selected field.
 User-defined field and folder
names cannot contain forward
slash or backward slash
characters ( / \ ).
 Click Add Field.
 In the Field Name field, type a name for the user-defined field.
 From the Type drop-down list, select the type of user-defined
field you want to add.
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 If you are adding a formula user-defined field, select the type of
value the formula should return from the Return type
drop-down list.
 Specify the properties of the user-defined field.
For formula user-defined fields, click the ellipsis button next to
the Formula field to specify the formula. Then, click Insert
Field to add basic or user-defined fields to the formula.
 Click OK.
The user-defined field is added to the list.
Modifying User-Defined Fields
You can change most properties of existing user-defined fields.
However, you cannot change the type of user-defined field.
➤ To modify a user-defined field
 On the Setup tab, select User-Defined Fields.
– or –
In the User-Defined Fields following window, right-click and
select Set Up User-Defined Fields.
The Set Up User-Defined Fields dialog box opens.
 Select the user-defined field and click Properties.
– or –
Double-click the alphanumeric, date, or numeric user-defined
field.
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 Change the properties as required.
 Click OK to save the changes.
Adding Items to Table User-Defined Fields
Table user-defined fields contain a list of similar items from which a
user may select one or more items. As part of the process of creating
a new user-defined field of this type, you should add the items to the
table.
➤ To add items to a table user-defined field
 On the Setup tab, select User-Defined Fields.
– or –
In the User-Defined Fields following window, right-click and
select Set Up User-Defined Fields.
The Set Up User-Defined Fields dialog box opens.
 Select the table user-defined field, and click Items.
– or –
Double-click the table user-defined field.
The Set Up Items dialog box opens.
 Click Add.
 Type a name for the item, and specify the other properties of the
item.
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 If you set the item to hidden,
you can hide it from the
Available Values list by
clearing the Show hidden
items option.
 Click OK.
 Repeat steps 3 to 5 to add any additional items to the table
user-defined field.
Modifying Items in User-Defined Fields
You can change the properties of existing items in table or yes/no
user-defined fields. For yes/no user-defined fields, you can specify
one of the items as the default value that is automatically set for the
field in all new entries.
➤ To modify an item in a user-defined field
 On the Setup tab, select User-Defined Fields.
– or –
In the User-Defined Fields following window, right-click and
select Set Up User-Defined Fields.
The Set Up User-Defined Fields dialog box opens.
 Select the table or yes/no user-defined field, and click Items.
– or –
Double-click the table or yes/no user-defined field.
The Set Up Items dialog box opens.
 Double-click the item you want to modify.
– or –
Select the item and click Modify.
 Modify the properties of the item.
For yes/no user-defined fields, you can select Default value to
set this item as the default value for the field.
 Click OK.
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➤ To modify an item in a table user-defined field from
the User-Defined Fields following window
 Select the User-Defined Fields following window.
 Double-click the table user-defined field that contains the item
you want to modify.
The Table Values dialog box opens.
 Select the item you want to modify and click Modify.
 Modify the properties of the item and click OK.
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Formula User-Defined Fields
When you create a new or modify an existing formula user-defined
field, you can click the ellipsis button next to the Formula field to
specify the formula for the user-defined field. You can write the
formula using existing basic and user-defined fields. Click the Insert
Field button to select fields to add to the formula.
You can add arithmetic expressions to your formulas. You can also
add functions and conditional expressions to create more complex
formulas.
Formula user-defined fields can return alphanumeric, date, or
numeric values. You specify the type of return value while creating
the user-defined field. The functions available depend on the types
of fields that you want to manipulate.
The following sections contain information on writing formulas for
user-defined fields:
•
“Arithmetic Expressions” on page 71
•
“Alphanumeric Functions” on page 72
•
“Date Functions” on page 76
•
“Numeric Functions” on page 79
•
“Conditional Expressions” on page 81
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Arithmetic Expressions
You can create basic arithmetic expressions for formula user-defined
fields using the basic arithmetic symbols. Multiple expressions can be
combined to create complicated arithmetic formulas.
To write arithmetic expressions for formula user-defined fields, you
can use the following symbols:
•
+ for addition.
You can add any numeric values to each other, add integers to
date values, and add alphanumeric fields or strings separated
with quotation marks to each other.
•
- for subtraction.
You can subtract any numeric values from each other, and
subtract date values from each other. Date values return integers
representing the number of days between the dates.
•
* for multiplication.
You can multiple any numeric values together.
•
/ for division.
You can divide any numeric values together
•
( ) for nested operations.
You can use parentheses to create more complex operations on
several numeric values.
Example: Numeric Values
Formula: ([Numeric field] + [Numeric field]) * [Numeric field]
Return value: Numeric
Example: Date Values
Formula: [Date 1] - [Date 2]
Return value: Numeric, the number of days between the two dates.
Example: Date and Numeric Values
Formula: [Date 1] + [Numeric field]
Return value: Date
Example: Alphanumeric Values
Formula: [FirstName] + “ “ + [LastName]
Return value: Alphanumeric, the two words listed together, separated by a
space (FirstName LastName).
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Alphanumeric Functions
Use alphanumeric functions to manipulate alphanumeric fields.
When you use alphanumeric functions, you can insert alphanumeric
fields as the parameters for the function or you can use any text
strings. When you insert strings into functions, enclose the text of the
string in quotation marks.
You can add the following functions to formulas using alphanumeric
user-defined fields.
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Len – Returns the number of characters in a text string.
•
Mid – Returns a specific number of characters from the text
string starting at the position you specify.
•
Search – Searches for text in a string and returns the position of
the text.
•
Substitute – Substitutes existing text with specified text.
•
Text – Changes a numeric value to an alphanumeric text string.
You can manipulate the returned string using any of the other
alphanumeric functions.
•
Value – Converts an alphanumeric value to a numeric value.
Alphanumeric values beginning with alphabetical characters
return a value of 0. You can manipulate the string using any of
the numeric functions.
Len
Returns the length of a string.
Syntax
Len (Alphanumeric)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Alphanumeric
String
The string to return the length of.
Example
Len ([Company])
This example returns the number of characters in the company’s
name.
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Mid
Returns a specific number of characters from a text string starting at
a specified position.
Syntax
Mid (Alphanumeric, StartInt, LengthInt)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Alphanumeric
String
The string that you want to search
through. Normally, this would be a
merge field.
StartInt
Integer
The position of the first character
in the string you want to return.
LengthInt
Integer
(Optional) The length of the string
you want to return.
Example
Mid(“First Last”, 7)
This example returns the text starting at the 7th position in the field.
In this case, it returns “Last”.
Search
Searches a string for text and returns the position of the text in the
string.
Syntax
Search (SearchString, Alphanumeric, StartInt)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
SearchString
String
The text to search for in the string.
Alphanumeric
String
The string to search through.
StartInt
Integer
(Optional) The starting character
to search.
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Example
Search (“Wine”, [Company_Name])
This example searches for the text “Wine” in the company name and
returns the place in the name where the text starts as an integer.
Substitute
Substitutes existing text with specified text. This function returns the
entire string containing the new text.
Syntax
Substitute (Alphanumeric, OldText, NewText)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Alphanumeric
String
The string containing the text you
want to change.
OldText
String
The text you want to change.
NewText
String
The text substituted into the
string.
Example
Substitute([Address], “St”, “Street”)
This example returns the address with the abbreviation “St”
substituted with the text “Street”.
Text
Converts a numeric value to a string. You can then use the other
alphanumeric functions to manipulate the returned string.
Syntax
Text (Number, DecPlace)
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Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Number
Decimal
The numeric value that you want
to convert.
DecPlace
Integer
(Optional) The number of decimal
places to return.
Example
Text ([Revenue], 2)
This example returns the revenue as an alphanumeric string with two
decimal places. If revenue, a numeric field, is 50000, the Text function
in the above example returns 50000.00 as an alphanumeric value.
Value
Converts an alphanumeric value to a numeric value. If the value
contains alphabetic characters, it returns 0. You can then manipulate
the numeric value using any numeric functions.
Syntax
Value (Alphanumeric)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Alphanumeric
String
The alphanumeric string to
convert.
Example
Value ([Contract Number])
This example returns the alphanumeric user-defined field, Contract
Number, as a numeric value. If the field contains an alphabetical
character, it returns 0.
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Date Functions
Use date functions to manipulate date fields. When you use date
functions, you can use date fields as the parameters for the function
or you can supply date values for the functions. When you supply
date values, use the Date function to format the values as dates.
You can add the following functions to formulas using date fields.
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Date – Converts integers to date values.
•
Day – Returns the day of the month as an integer from a date
value.
•
Dayofweek – Returns the day of the week expressed as an
integer.
•
Month – Returns the month as an integer from a date value.
•
Year – Returns the year as an integer from a date value.
Date
Converts integers to date values.
Syntax
Date (Year, Month, Day)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Year
Integer
The four-digit year.
Month
Integer
The one- or two-digit month.
Day
Integer
The one- or two-digit day.
Example
Date (2009, 7, 9)
This example returns July 9, 2009 as the date value.
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Day
Returns the day of the month as an integer from a date value.
Syntax
Day(Date)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Date
Date
The date to return the day for.
Examples
Day(Date(2009, 7, 9))
This example returns 9 as the day of the month in the date value.
Day([Creation Date])
This example returns the day of the month that an entry was created.
Dayofweek
Returns the day of the week expressed as an integer for a specified
date value, with 1 = Sunday, 2 = Monday, 3 = Tuesday, and so on.
Syntax
Dayofweek(Date)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Date
Date
The date value for which to return
the day of the week.
Examples
Dayofweek(Date(2009, 7, 9)
This example returns 5, for Thursday, as the day of the week for the
given date.
Dayofweek([Creation Date])
This example returns the day of the week that an entry was created.
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Month
Returns the month as an integer from a date value.
Syntax
Month(Date)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Date
Date
The date from which to return the
month.
Examples
Month(Date(2009, 7, 9))
This example returns 7, for July, as the month in the date value.
Month([Creation Date])
This example returns the month that an entry was created.
Year
Returns the year as an integer from a date value.
Syntax
Year(Date)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Date
Date
Date value for which to return the
year.
Examples
Year(Date(2009, 7, 9))
This example returns 2009 as the year for the date value.
Year([Creation Date])
This example returns the year that an entry was created.
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Numeric Functions
Use numeric functions to manipulate numeric fields. You can add the
following functions to formulas using numeric fields.
•
Ceiling – Rounds a number up to the nearest integer or up to a
specified number of decimal points.
•
Floor – Rounds a number down to the nearest integer or down
to a specified number of decimal points.
•
Round – Rounds a number to the nearest integer or to a
specified number of decimal points.
Ceiling
Rounds a number up to the nearest integer or up to a specified
number of decimal points.
Syntax
Ceiling (Number, DecPlace)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Number
Decimal
The numeric value to round.
DecPlace
Integer
(Optional) The number of decimal
places to round up to.
Example
Ceiling(2.32, 1)
This example returns 2.4.
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Floor
Rounds a number down to the nearest integer or down to a specified
number of decimal points.
Syntax
Floor(Number, DecPlace)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Number
Decimal
The numeric value to round.
DecPlace
Integer
(Optional) The number of decimal
places to round down to.
Example
Floor(2.36, 1)
This example returns 2.3
Round
Rounds a number to the nearest integer or to a specified number of
decimal points.
Syntax
Round (Number, DecPlace)
Parameters
Parameter
Data Type
Description
Number
Decimal
The numeric value to round.
DecPlace
Integer
(Optional) The number of decimal
places to round to.
Example
Round (2.45687, 2)
This example returns 2.46.
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Conditional Expressions
You can create conditional expressions in your formula user-defined
fields. Conditional expressions use the If expression to evaluate
comparison statements and return values based on the results of the
statements.
Conditional expressions use the following syntax:
If (Comparison Statement, True Value, False Value)
•
Comparison Statement – Uses comparison operators to
compare two values. It can be combined with logical operators
(and, or, and not), as well as additional conditional expressions
•
True Value – The value of the expression when the comparison
statement is true. It can also be combined with other
expressions.
•
False Value – The value of the expression when the comparison
statement is false. You can include other conditional statements
to supply different answers for different values.
Comparison Statements
You can use symbols to create comparison statements for formula
user-defined fields. You can compare any values including
alphanumeric, date, and numeric values. Alphanumeric values are
compared by checking the alphabetical order of the string.
You can create comparison statements with the following symbols.
•
== to check that two values are equal to each other.
•
> to check that the first value is greater than the next value.
•
< to check that the first value is less than the next value.
•
>= to check that the first value is greater than or equal to the
second value.
•
<= to check that the first value is less than or equal to the next
value.
Comparison statements are often combined with logical operators to
add multiple statements together. They’re added to conditional
expressions using If statements.
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Logical Operators
You can use logical operators to help build comparison statements
for your formula user-defined fields.
•
Or – Combines two comparison statements where either one of
the statements is true.
•
And – Combines two comparison statements where both of the
statements is true.
•
Not – Negates a comparison statement.
Examples of Conditional Expressions
The following examples illustrate complex formula user-defined
fields using conditional expressions.
Example 1
If ([Creation Date] > Date(2009, 7, 9), "New", "Old")
This example compares a date field with a constant date, using the
Date function to format the date properly. The formula returns an
alphanumeric value. If the date is later than the supplied date, the
field has a value of “New”. If the date is earlier than the supplied
date, the field has a value of “Old”.
Example 2
If (Dayofweek([Creation Date]) == 1, "Sunday",
If (Dayofweek([Creation Date]) == 2, "Monday",
If (Dayofweek([Creation Date]) == 3, "Tuesday",
If (Dayofweek([Creation Date]) == 4, "Wednesday",
If (Dayofweek([Creation Date]) == 5, "Thursday",
If (Dayofweek([Creation Date]) == 6, "Friday",
If (Dayofweek([Creation Date]) == 7, "Saturday", " ")))))))
This example uses the Dayofweek function to get the day of the
week expressed as an integer value for a date field. It compares the
value with integer values and outputs a string representing the day
of the week in. If it does not have a value, it outputs an empty string.
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Default Entries
You can set up default entries in the Address Book, Opportunities,
and Customer Service windows. When you create new entries, fields
specified in the default entry are already filled in for you. For
example, if you know all your Address Book entries will have the
same city and state, you can specify these fields in the default
Address Book entry.
Default entries are user-specific, so each user in the Address Book can
have different default entries.
➤ To modify a default entry
 On the Setup tab, select Default Entry from the Default Entry
group.
The Default Entry dialog box opens.
 Specify default values for fields in the Basic Information and
User-Defined Fields tabs.
For the opportunity default entry, you can also select the Sales
Plan and Competitors & Partners tabs to specify more default
fields.
For the customer service case default entry, you can also select
the Solution Information & Billing tab to specify more
default fields.
 Click OK to save the changes to the default entry.
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Searching
Many of the actions you can perform with Address Book entries,
customer service cases, campaigns, and opportunities apply to the
entire list of entries in the active window. For instance, when you
print a report from the Address Book window, you are generally
given a choice between printing the selected entry (or entries) or
printing the entire list. When you perform a mail merge, for instance,
you generally use the entire current list.
Maximizer’s search features let you search any field for the data you
specify and modify your current list with the matching entries. If you
wanted to create a list of Address Book entries in Washington State,
for example, you would search the State/Province field for entries
with “WA” in that field.
A search retrieves any entries that match the search criteria and that
you have the rights to view.
The following sections contain additional information on searching
for Maximizer entries:
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“Searching by Basic Fields” on page 84
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“Searching by All Fields” on page 85
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“Saving Searches in the Search Catalog” on page 88
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“Retrieving Saved Searches from the Search Catalog” on page 89
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“Undoing Searches” on page 90
Searching by Basic Fields
Maximizer makes it easy to search for entries by basic field, such as
Last Name, Company, City/Town, or Email for Address Book entries or
Status, Team Leader, or Revenue for opportunities. The items in the
Search tab vary depending on what window is selected. You can
search for entries matching a single field or multiple fields.
➤ To search for entries by a field
 On the Search tab, select the field you are searching for from
the Search by group.
Select Other to see additional fields to search for.
For customer service cases, you can also select Basic Fields to
search for entries matching multiple basic fields.
The Search By [field] dialog box opens.
 Specify the search criteria.
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 Select how you want to update the current list with your search
results.
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Add search results to list displays the entries that match
your search criteria, without removing any currently
displayed entries from the list.
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Narrow list searches only selected entries (or all currently
displayed entries if none are selected), and removes any
entries that do not match your search criteria.
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Replace list with search results removes all entries
currently displayed in the list and replaces them with entries
that match your search criteria.
 If applicable, specify the Range of the items to search.
 Specify the Maximum entries to be returned in your search.
This number is important to note because it affects what is
displayed in your list after your search.
 If you change the maximum
entries field to a value less
than the system default value,
the value will remain as your
default value for subsequent
searches. If you change this
field to a value more than the
system default value, it will
return to the system default
value for subsequent searches.
The default values for the
number of entries returned in a
search is set in Administrator.
 Click OK to run the search.
Searching by All Fields
Maximizer’s Search by All Fields feature is useful when you need to
search by fields that are not listed in the Search tab or when you
want to search by more than one field. In the Search by All Fields
dialog box, you can build complex search arguments and even save
your search in the catalog for later use.
Use the Search by All Fields feature to find user-defined fields or a
combination of user-defined fields and basic fields to produce a
custom list of Address Book entries, opportunities, campaigns, and
customer service cases.
In the Opportunities or Customer Service window, you can search by
Address Book entry fields, as well as opportunity or customer service
fields. The search returns opportunities or customer service cases
associated with the Address Book entries matching the field values.
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➤ To search by all fields
 On the Search tab, select All Fields from the Search By group.
The Search by All Fields dialog box opens.
 Click Add.
The Select Fields for Search dialog box opens.
 Select one or more fields and click OK.
 For each field selected in the previous step, select or specify
values in the dialog box that is provided.
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For date fields, select Rolling date range to specify date
values relative to the current date or select Specified date
range to specify the exact values of the date.
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For alphanumeric, date, and numeric fields, specify values in
the From and To fields to return any values within the range.
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If applicable, indicate under Search conditions whether to
return entries that match all values, or that match one or
more values.
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Select the Search for no value checkbox to search for
entries where no value is assigned to the selected field.
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 Specify the remaining search criteria in the Search by All Fields
dialog box.
To build a list of entries that excludes a certain group, as in a list
of all Address Book entries except those in a certain state or
province, use the Not Equal button.
 In the Modify current entries list area, select one of the
options.
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Add search results to list displays the entries that match
your search criteria, without removing any currently
displayed entries from the list.
•
Narrow list searches only selected entries (or all currently
displayed entries if none are selected), and removes any
entries that do not match your search criteria.
•
Replace list with search results removes all entries
currently displayed in the list and replaces them with entries
that match your search criteria.
You can choose to further narrow the search by specifying
options to include or omit sales leads.
 Use Last Search and Catalog
for previously defined
searches.
 Specify the Maximum entries you would like to be returned.
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 Click OK to start the search.
Saving Searches in the Search Catalog
You can save values in the Search by All Fields dialog box to the
search catalog to retrieve at a later time. While saving the search,
you can select a column setup to display automatically whenever the
search is retrieved.
While setting up the search criteria, you can specify generic values in
your searches to make them reusable for different users and at
different times. For fields that take Maximizer users as values, you
can specify the current user as the value of the field. For date fields,
you can specify values in relation to the current date, such as today,
next month, and current fiscal quarter. Each time the search is run,
values for the current user and values relative to the current date are
retrieved.
➤ To save a search in the search catalog
 On the Search tab, select All Fields from the Search By group.
 Enter your search criteria in the Search by All Fields dialog box.
 Click Catalog and click Add.
 Specify the properties of the search.
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In the Full Access and Read Access fields, select a
Maximizer user or group with access to the saved search.
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In the Associated Column Setup area, select an existing
column setup to display when the search is retrieved.
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 Click OK.
The search is added to the search catalog.
Retrieving Saved Searches from the Search Catalog
You can quickly retrieve saved searches from the search catalog. You
can retrieve a recent search directly from the Search tab. You can
access other saved searches from the Search by All Fields dialog box.
If the saved search has a column setup associated with it, the column
setup is automatically displayed when the search is retrieved.
➤ To retrieve a recent search from the search catalog
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On the Search tab, select Recent Catalog Searches from the
Catalog group, and select the name of the saved search.
➤ To retrieve a search from the search catalog
 On the Search tab, select All Fields from the Search By group.
 Click Catalog.
 Select the saved search and click Retrieve.
The search criteria from the saved search is displayed in the
Search by All Fields dialog box.
 Click OK to run the search.
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Undoing Searches
You can quickly undo the most recent search in the Address Book,
Opportunities, and Customer Service windows.
➤ To undo the most recent search
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On the Search tab, select Undo Search from the Options
group.
The entries in the current list are replaced with the entries in the
previous list.
Global Edits
You can update a number of entries at the same time with the Global
Edit command. The changes are applied to all entries included in the
global edit. You can either select the entries to apply the edits to or
apply the edits to all entries in the current list.
When working with a global edit, keep the following points in mind:
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Specify values in most fields available for the type of entry you
are working with.
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Specify Remove to remove values from basic and user-defined
fields, leaving the fields blank.
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In the Remove column of a table user-defined field, select
specific field values to remove from the field without removing
all values.
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In the Global Edit Rules tab, specify how to add values to
modified user-defined fields and some basic fields, such as
category.
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In the Note tab, specify a note that is logged to all entries
included in the global edit.
Global Edit is a very powerful feature, so you might consider backing
up your Address Book before making significant changes. You can
perform global edits on Address Book entries, opportunities, and
customer service cases.
➤ To perform a global edit
 Create a list of entries to modify.
– or –
In the current list, select the entries you want to modify.
 On the Edit tab, select Global Edit from the Replace group.
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The Global Edit dialog box opens.
 Apply your edits in the Basic Information and User-Defined
Fields tabs.
You can also apply changes to the Sales Plans,
Competitors/Partners, and Status tabs in opportunities, and
the Solution Information & Billing tab in customer service
cases.
For many basic fields, you can select Remove to remove existing
values for a field without specifying alternative values. For
user-defined fields, use the Remove column to remove all values
or specific values from a field.
 Select the Note tab and add a description for the global edit.
The note is logged to all affected entries. You can also specify
the Access Rights for the default note and a Category.
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 Select the Global Edit Rules tab.
 If you are working with Address Book entries, set the mailing
address options under Mailing rules.
You can specify Do not change, Yes, or No for each of the
options.
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In the Receives mail sent to Company or Individual
drop-down list, specify if you want to send mailings to the
associated Contacts when sending mail to the Company or
Individual.
This option applies only to Contacts.
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In the Use Address Book entry’s name in mailing
address drop-down list, specify if you want to list the
Address Book entry name as well as the Contact name (if
applicable) in the mailing address.
 Under Update options, specify how you want to use the
current list.
 In the other sections of the Global Edit Rules tab, specify how
you want the edits applied to specific basic fields and table
user-defined fields.
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To add the selected values to the existing values, select Add
table field values or Add user/group field values.
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 If the table user-defined field is
“single-value only”, the Add
Table Field values option does
not apply. The new value
always replaces the existing
one.
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To replace the existing values with the selected values, select
Replace table field values or Replace user/group field
values.
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To remove the selected values from the existing values, select
Remove table field values or Remove user/group field
values.
This option is available only for specific basic fields. You can
specify to remove table field values from user-defined fields
in the Remove column of the User-Defined Fields tab.
 Click OK to perform the global edit.
You are prompted with a message to verify that you want to
continue with the operation.
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Favorite Lists
Favorite Lists keep track of lists of Address Book entries,
opportunities, and customer service cases. You can easily create new
Favorite Lists and retrieve the lists at any time. You can also add and
remove entries from existing Favorite Lists to keep track of changes
to the list.
The following sections contain additional information on Favorite
Lists:
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“Creating Favorite Lists” on page 94
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“Retrieving Favorite Lists” on page 96
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“Adding and Removing Entries in Favorite Lists” on page 96
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“Retrieving Favorite Lists” on page 96
Creating Favorite Lists
You can quickly create a new Favorite List from a list of entries in the
Address Book, Opportunities, or Customer Service window. While
creating the Favorite List, you can select a column setup to display
automatically when the Favorite List is retrieved.
➤ To create a Favorite List
 Create a list of the entries you want saved in the Favorite List.
– or –
From the current list, select the entries to save in the Favorite
List.
 On the View tab, select All Lists from the Favorite Lists group.
The View Favorite Lists dialog box opens displaying all existing
Favorite Lists.
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 Click Add.
The Favorite List dialog box opens.
 Specify the properties of the Favorite List.
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In the Full Access and Read Access fields, select a
Maximizer user or security group with access to the Favorite
List.
If you select Public, all users can modify or retrieve the
Favorite List. If you select a group or user, only members of
that group or that particular user can perform these actions.
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In the Associated Column Setup area, select an existing
column setup to display when the Favorite List is retrieved.
 Click OK.
The new Favorite List is added to the list in the View Favorite
Lists dialog box.
 To set the Favorite List as the default Favorite List, select the
Retrieve this list when an Address Book is opened option
in the View Favorite Lists dialog box.
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The default Favorite List is retrieved automatically when you first
open the Address Book, Opportunities, or Customer Service
window.
For Address Book entry Favorite Lists, this option overrides the
“Ask at Address Book startup which list to view” setting in your
preferences.
Retrieving Favorite Lists
You can quickly retrieve an existing Favorite List and replace the
current list of entries with the entries in the Favorite List. If the
Favorite List has a column setup associated with it, the column setup
is automatically displayed when the Favorite List is retrieved.
You can retrieve Favorite Lists from the Address Book, Opportunities,
and Customer Service windows.
➤ To retrieve a Favorite List
 On the View tab, select All Lists, from the Favorite Lists
group.
– or –
On the View tab, select Recent Lists from the Favorite Lists
group, and select a Favorite List that you have recently accessed.
 Select the Favorite List, and click Retrieve.
Adding and Removing Entries in Favorite Lists
You can add and remove entries from existing Favorite Lists at any
time. You can select entries in the current list to add to or remove
from the Favorite List, or you can add or remove an open entry.
➤ To add or remove entries in a Favorite List
 In the Address Book, Opportunities, or Customer Service
window, select the entries to add to or remove from the Favorite
List.
– or –
Open an entry to add to or remove from the Favorite List.
 On the View tab, select Add to List or Remove from List from
the Favorite Lists group.
– or –
In an open entry, select Favorite List > Add to Favorite List or
Remove from Favorite List.
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The Add to Favorite List or Remove from Favorite List dialog box
opens.
 Select the Favorite List and specify the details as to what entries
you are adding or removing.
For example, to add or remove only the selected entries in the
current Address Book list, select Selected Entries.
 Click OK to save the changes to the Favorite List.
Viewing Favorite Lists for Entries
You can view a list of the Favorite Lists to which the current Address
Book entry, opportunity, or customer service case belongs.
➤ To view a list of Favorite Lists for an entry
 Open the entry.
 Select Favorite List > View Favorite Lists.
The View Favorite Lists dialog box opens listing all the Favorite
Lists that the current entry belongs to.
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Column Setups
Maximizer provides a selection of column setups you can use for the
Address Book, Opportunities, Campaigns, Customer Service, and
Hotlist windows. You can also create your own column setups to
display different fields in various combinations.
Column setups contain basic and user-defined fields specific for the
type of entry displayed in the window. You can specify the fields
displayed in each column of the window, as well as the width and
heading of the columns.
In the Opportunities or Customer Service window, column setups can
contain fields for Address Book entries, as well as for opportunities
or cases. Columns with Address Book entry fields display values for
the Company or Individual associated with the entry.
After creating a column setup, you can associate it with a saved
search in the search catalog or with a Favorite List. The column setup
is automatically displayed whenever the saved search or Favorite List
is retrieved.
The following sections contain additional information on column
setups:
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“Creating Column Setups” on page 98
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“Retrieving Column Setups” on page 100
Creating Column Setups
You can create custom column setups displaying any of the basic or
user-defined fields in your list of entries. You can create column
setups for the Address Book, Opportunities, Campaigns, Customer
Service, and Hotlist windows.
➤ To create a column setup
 On the Setup tab, select Column Setup from the Display
group.
– or –
On the View bar, click the Column Setup icon.
The Column Setup dialog box opens.
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 Click Add.
The Defined View Properties dialog box opens.
 In the Details of View area, specify the basic properties of the
column setup.
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Enter a Name for the column setup.
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Specify the access rights in the Full Access and Read Access
drop-down lists.
If you leave Public selected, all users can modify or retrieve
the column setup. If you select a group or user, only members
of that group or that particular user can perform these
actions.
 In the Columns in View area, click a column header.
 In the Available fields list, click the plus symbol to expand a
folder, select a field, and click Add to add the field to the
selected column.
You can repeat this step to add multiple fields to the selected
column.
Fields in the current column appear in display order in the
Selected Fields list.
 If you add multiple fields to the column, specify the field label
for each field, or select field separator characters from the Field
Label drop-down list to place multiple fields on the same line.
 If necessary, click Properties and modify the heading and width
of the column.
 Repeat steps 4–7 for each column in the column setup.
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 Click OK to save the column setup.
Retrieving Column Setups
You can retrieve existing column setups to change the fields
displayed in the current window. In some windows, you can retrieve
a column setup directly from the View bar. Otherwise, you can
retrieve a column setup from the Column Setup dialog box.
➤ To retrieve a column setup
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In the View bar, select a column setup from the Columns
drop-down list.
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On the Setup tab, select Column Setups from the Display
group. Then, select the column setup, and click Use Now.
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Coloring Rules
Coloring rules shade entries with different colors depending on the
values of specific fields. You can set up coloring rules in the Address
Book, Opportunities, Customer Service, and Hotlist windows. Each
coloring rule includes a set of values for a specific field. You can
choose a background color and a text color for each value in the rule.
When you apply a coloring rule, the entries that have the same value
for the field are colored even if the value is hidden in the current
column setup.
You can also set up the color of current and selected entries. These
colors override the coloring rules.
The following sections contain additional information on coloring
rules:
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“Creating Coloring Rules” on page 101
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“Applying Coloring Rules” on page 103
Creating Coloring Rules
You can create coloring rules from the Address Book, Opportunities,
Customer Service, and Hotlist windows.
➤ To create a coloring rule
 On the Setup tab, select Coloring Rule from the Display
group.
 Click Add.
The Rule Properties dialog box opens.
 Enter a name for the coloring rule.
You can also enter a description and specify values in the Full
access and Read access fields.
 Next to Match entries using this field, click the ellipsis button.
 From the Basic Fields or User Defined Fields list, select the
field for the rule, and click OK.
 Click Add.
The Set Up Criterion dialog box opens.
 Select a value for the field, choose text and background
colors, and click OK.
In the Customer Service window, the text color of overdue cases
is always red. To distinguish overdue cases from other cases,
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choose text colors other than red for values in customer service
cases.
 Repeat steps 6–7 for other values of the field.
 Click OK to save the coloring rule.
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Applying Coloring Rules
You can apply any existing coloring rule to the current list in the
Address Book, Opportunities, Customer Service, or Hotlist window.
In the Customer Service window, the text color of overdue cases is
always red, regardless of the text color assigned by the coloring rule.
However, the background color of overdue cases matches the
background color assigned by the coloring rule.
➤ To apply a coloring rule
 On the Setup tab, select Coloring Rule from the Display
group.
The Coloring Rules dialog box opens.
 Select an existing coloring rule, and click Apply.
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Notes and Documents
5
Store Notes and Documents in your Address Book
In this chapter...
“Notes” on page 106
“Journal” on page 110
“Documents” on page 112
“Maximizer Word Processor” on page 114
“Merge Fields” on page 118
“Microsoft Word and Corel Word Perfect Integrations” on page 121
“Company Library” on page 124
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Notes
Notes are used to record activities associated with Address Book
entries, customer service cases, campaigns, and opportunities. Use
notes to jot down “manual” notes—your ideas and impressions
about a customer, a case, a campaign, or an opportunity. You can
enter manual notes for short company profiles or summaries of
contracts and business agreements.
You can search for entries by notes. (On the Search tab, select Other
Fields > Notes from the Search By group.) And you can view notes
reports. (On the Reports tab, select Notes from the Associated Entries
group.) Simply select the types of notes you want in your search or
report.
The following sections contain additional information on working
with notes in Maximizer:
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“Types of Notes” on page 106
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“Notes Window” on page 107
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“Adding Notes” on page 108
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“Default Notes” on page 109
Types of Notes
Maximizer automatically creates different types of notes, providing a
history of all your activities. Maximizer creates the following types of
notes:
 By default, notes are logged
for all of the main activities
you can perform in Maximizer.
You can adjust logging in your
logging preferences. (On the
Setup tab, select Preferences,
and select the Logging tab.)
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Accounting – Created when you create or modify accounting
transactions using Accounting Link.
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Customer Service – Created when you add a customer service
case.
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Email – Created when you send an email message to one or
more Address Book entries. Email notes are also created when
you send a campaign.
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History – Created when opportunities, cases, and campaigns are
added or changed.
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Incoming call – Created when you receive a phone call.
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Mail-outs – Created when you print documents, labels,
envelopes, or letters using the Maximizer Word Processor's
merge feature. Also created when campaign activities are sent
out as email, fax documents, or printed documents.
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Manual – Added manually to entries.
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Opportunity – Created for Address Book entries when
opportunities are added or changed. Opportunity notes can be
printed or searched only from Address Book entries.
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Other – Third-party or custom notes created by your system
administrator. Also, notes created by web access sites.
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Outgoing call – Created when you phone an Address Book
entry.
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Task – Created when appointments or Hotlist tasks are
scheduled, modified, deleted, or completed. For Hotlist task
notes, the current owner of the Hotlist task is included in the
note, even when a task is reassigned. For appointment notes,
details of the appointment are included when the appointment
is scheduled. And when an attendee list is modified, an
additional note is logged.
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Timed – Created when you use the Timer
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Transfer log – Created when you transfer entries between
Address Books.
Notes Window
The Notes window is a following window, which means it displays
notes only for the selected Address Book entry, customer service case,
campaign, or opportunity.
Keep the following tips in mind when working in the Notes window:
 Identify notes marked as important with the Important icon. By
default, notes are sorted by the Important column, but you can
sort by any column.
 Use the Filter drop-down list to narrow the entries to a specific
note type (for example, “Manual” or “Email”). Choosing
<Custom…> enables you to search for notes that contain
certain text, notes that were created by a particular user or
accessible by a particular user or group, notes in a specific date
range, and/or a combination of note types.
 Use the up and down arrows to view the notes for the previous
or next Address Book entry.
 Use the Show All option to display all notes for the current
Address Book entry. This includes notes belonging to the
selected Company/Individual and all associated Contacts. If this
checkbox is not enabled, only notes belonging to the
Company/Individual or the selected Contact are displayed.
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 Double-click on an entry to view the entire note.





Adding Notes
When you add or edit a note, you can add formatting and hyperlinks
in the note. You can also view and edit the HTML source of the note.
➤ To add a note
 Select the entry to which you want to add the note.
Notes for the entry are displayed in the Notes following window.
 Drag the entry to the Notes following window.
– or –
On the Home tab, select Note from the Write group.
– or –
In Notes following window, right-click and select Add Note.
– or –
In the Notes following window, double-click a blank note cell.
 You can also add a note by
copying text from the
Windows Clipboard. In the
Notes window, right-click and
select Paste Link.
The Add Note dialog box opens.
 Enter the content of the note.
 Use the options in the toolbar to format the note.
To view the HTML source of the note, select the View
Source/HTML icon.
You can use the icons in the Menu bar to perform other tasks in
the note. For example, you can click the Spelling icon to check
the spelling in the note.
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 You can choose to always
check spelling when saving
changes in a dialog box in your
preferences. (On the Setup tab,
select Preferences.)
 The Category field is available
for only manual notes.
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 If necessary, select the Important icon to mark the note as
important, and adjust the Full access, Read access, and
Category fields in the note.
 Click OK.
Default Notes
You can create default notes for different types of entries. Default
notes are specific to the current user. The content of the default note
automatically appears when you create a new note. The Full Access,
Read Access, and Category fields can also have default values.
You can add default notes in the Address Book, Opportunities,
Campaigns, Customer Service, and Journal windows.
➤ To add a default note
 On the Setup tab, select Default Note from the Default Entry
group.
The Default Note dialog box opens.
 Enter the content of the note.
 If necessary select a user or group for the Full Access and Read
Access fields, as well as a note category.
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 Click OK to save the default note.
Journal
The journal provides you with a location to keep personal records.
Journal entries can be business activities, reference notes, and
personal ideas. These entries are similar to notes, except they are not
attached to Address Book entries.
You can add journal entries up to 9,216 characters in length. By
default, journal entries are stamped with today’s date. You can
change the date stamp if you want to add an entry for a past or
future time period.
You can automatically log your Address Book activities as journal
entries and search most Maximizer note types from the Journal
window if you choose the Journal or Both options in your logging
preferences.
The following sections contain additional information on journal
entries.
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“Journal Window” on page 111
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“Adding Journal Notes” on page 112
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Journal Window
You can access the Journal window by selecting the Personal icon
and clicking the Journal tab. You can also access the Expenses
window from the Journal window. Keep the following points in
mind while working in the Journal window:
 Select the Personal icon, and select the Journal tab to open the
Journal window.
 Use the Filter drop down list and filter your journal entries
displaying only entries in a specific date range—List All, Today,
Yesterday, This Week, or This Month.
 Select one of the search icons to search for a note by date or text.
 Double-click on a journal note to open it and view its details.
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Adding Journal Notes
You can add manual journal notes to the Journal window at any
time. These notes are not attached to any entries and are accessible
only to you.
➤ To add a Journal note
 Select the Personal icon, and select the Journal tab to open the
Journal window.
 On the Home tab, select Journal Note from the Create group.
– or –
Right-click and select Add Journal Note.
 Enter the text of the note, and click OK.
Documents
You can import into Maximizer files that are created in other
applications. You can attach any files as documents to Address Book
entries, opportunities, customer service cases, and campaigns. You
can also save email messages to entries as documents directly from
the Email window. The documents are stored with the entry to be
accessed at any time.
The following sections contain additional information on working
with documents in Maximizer:
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“Documents Window” on page 112
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“Viewing Documents” on page 113
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“Adding Documents” on page 113
Documents Window
You can view all of the documents attached to entries in the
Documents following window.
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You can view documents attached to entries from Maximizer. The
file opens in the default application for the file extension of the
document.
➤ To view a document
 Select the entry to which the document is attached.
 Select the Documents following window.
All documents attached to the entry are displayed.
 Double-click on the document that you want to open.
Adding Documents
You can add any type of files as documents in your Address Book
entries, opportunities, customer service cases, and campaigns.
➤ To add a document to an entry
 Select the entry to which you want to add the document.
 Select the Documents following window.
 On the Home tab, select Insert File from the Insert/Print
group.
– or –
Right-click and select Insert File.
 Specify properties for the document, such as name,
description, and owner.
 Click Browse and browse to the location of the file, and click
Open.
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 Click OK to save the file with the entry.
Maximizer Word Processor
To create documents and templates, you can use the Maximizer
Word Processor, which is always installed as part of Maximizer. You
also have the option of using Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect
as your word processor.
The Maximizer Word Processor is a separate application with a
toolbar and menus that are similar to other commonly used word
processors.
The word processor includes fax, invoice, letter, and memo
templates. You can customize these templates or create your own
custom templates.
➤ To open the Maximizer Word Processor
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Drag an Address Book entry to the Documents following
window.
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On the Home tab, select Letter, Fax, or Document from the
Write group.
The Maximizer Word Processor opens the template for the type
of document selected.
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On the Tools tab, select Maximizer Editor from the Other
group.
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Press F8.
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Maximizer Word Processor Window
When you open the Maximizer Word Processor, it opens a separate
window where you can create and edit documents and templates.
Keep the following points in mind when working in the Maximizer
Word Processor window:
 Use the toolbars for common tasks and formatting text and
paragraphs.
 To run a spell check, place your cursor at the top of the
document, and click the Spell Check button on the toolbar.
 You can choose to always
check spelling when saving
changes in your preferences.
(On the Setup tab, select
Preferences.)
 If your template has merge fields, the information for the
selected Address Book entry—like the address—is inserted in
place of the merge fields.
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Documents and Templates
Understanding how templates and documents are used and how
they communicate with each other is the key to working efficiently
with this correspondence system.
Templates
A template is a standard design meant to be used repeatedly to
create new documents. Templates are generally designed to be used
with a company’s stationery, including default page margins,
standard fonts, and merge fields.
For example, a template might be used for the following:
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Create form letters for bulk mailings to clients and prospects.
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Provide a default structure for letters and faxes.
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Provide a consistent company image.
You can create a template in the Maximizer Word Processor by
designing a document then selecting “Template” when you save
your work. When you next create a new document, you can use your
saved template as the basis for the document. You can also
customize existing templates to suit your needs.
Documents
A Maximizer Word Processor document is always specific to an
Address Book entry, customer service case, campaign, or opportunity.
Typically, documents are created from one of the templates created
with the word processor. A document can be a letter, a fax, a flyer, or
anything you write with the word processor and send by mail, fax, or
email.
Location of Templates and Documents
When you use the Maximizer Word Processor to save your templates
and documents, they are automatically stored in the Microsoft SQL or
Microsoft SQL Express database, not the Address Book folder.
Therefore, they can be viewed only through the Maximizer Word
Processor and not Windows Explorer or another file management
tool.
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Creating Documents
You can open the Maximizer Word Processor and create documents
at any time while working with Maximizer. You can base the
documents on existing templates, or you can start from a blank
document. The document is attached to the currently selected
Address Book entry.
➤ To create a document
 In Maximizer, select the entry that the document is associated
with.
 On the Home tab, select Document from the Write group.
 Select the template to base the document on and click OK.
 In the Maximizer Word Processor, modify the document as
required.
 Select File > Save.
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 Specify the properties of the document and click OK.
Merge Fields
Merge fields are simply place-holders in your document that can be
replaced by basic Address Book entry or user-defined field
information when you perform a merge. For example, in the body of
a letter, you can insert a merge field for a Contact’s name:
{First_Name?}
 Ensure the start and end of the
merge field reside on a single
line. The start of a merge field
is denoted by the left brace ({)
character and the end of a
merge field is denoted by the
right brace (}) character.
When you perform the merge, the name of each recipient is
displayed in place of the merge field. If the entry does not have an
assigned value for the chosen merge field, the field does not display.
Merge fields are not restricted to Address Book entry
information—you can insert merge fields for your own user
information, opportunities, and customer service cases as well.
You can insert merge fields in email templates, email messages,
Maximizer Word Processor templates, and Microsoft Word
documents.
The following sections contain additional information on working
with merge fields in Maximizer:
•
“Inserting Merge Fields in the Maximizer Word Processor” on
page 119
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“Mail Merge” on page 120
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Inserting Merge Fields in the Maximizer Word Processor
You can insert merge fields into documents and templates in the
Maximizer Word Processor, letting you add information for specific
entries to generic documents and templates.
➤ To insert a merge field in the Maximizer Word
Processor
 In the Maximizer Word Processor, place your cursor where you
want to insert a merge field.
 Select Tools > Merge Field.
– or –
On the toolbar, click the Merge Field icon.
The Insert Merge Field dialog box opens.
 Select the type of merge field you would like to insert.
 Select a merge field from the list and click Insert.
 Select the Blank if Not Used checkbox if you prefer.
During a mail-merge, this option leaves a blank space if there is
no information available for a field. (By default, if there is no
information in the field, the Maximizer Word Processor simply
omits the field and leaves no space; it also adjusts the position of
the other merge fields accordingly.)
 Click Insert.
The selected merge field is inserted in the template.
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Mail Merge
Use mail merge in the Maximizer Word Processor to send a letter, an
email message, or a fax to many recipients. The merge feature allows
you to send a single document to multiple Address Book entries by
fax, email, or regular mail. This type of merge is called a “broadcast”
merge.
Because the word processor has merge fields for your Address Book
information, you can create a document with a merge field in place
of a specific name. These merge fields are replaced with the
recipient’s information when you perform the merge and send the
document.
➤ To send a mail merge
 In Maximizer, create a list of Address Book entries that should
receive your merged document.
You can create a list by searching for the appropriate entries or
simply selecting entries in your current list.
 In the Maximizer Word Processor, select File > Merge > to
Printer, to Email, or to Microsoft Fax.
 You can also send a mail
merge from Microsoft Word or
WordPerfect using the
Maximizer toolbar embedded
in the word processor to insert
the merge fields.
 Specify your merge options, and click OK to continue with the
merge.
Depending on what window you have active, the available
merge entries vary
 Select Print or Send to merge the document with the first entry
in the list of entries, or select Send All or Print All to merge the
document with all of your selected entries.
Click Skip to go on to the next entry.
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Microsoft Word and Corel Word Perfect Integrations
You can use Microsoft Word or Corel Word Perfect as your word
processor while working with Maximizer. With the integration, you
can launch your word processor directly from your Address Book with
a toolbar button in the custom toolbar.
Word or Word Perfect integration installs a Maximizer toolbar in the
word processor. The options in the Maximizer toolbar integrate
Address Book entries in Maximizer with the word processor.
The following sections contain additional information on working
with Word Integration:
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“Inserting Merge Fields in Microsoft Word” on page 121
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“Sending Microsoft Word Documents” on page 122
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“Unlinking Merge Fields in Microsoft Word” on page 123
Inserting Merge Fields in Microsoft Word
You can insert merge fields into documents in Microsoft Word,
letting you add information in your Address Book to your document.
When you add merge fields to Word documents, you have the option
of adding the merge field as a link. When the merge field is added as
a link, the merge field syntax is added to the document. When you
merge the document, the syntax is replaced with values for the
current entry. If you add merge fields without linking them, the
value of the merge field for the current entry is added to the
document.
➤ To insert a merge field in a Word document
 With a document open in Word, place your cursor where you
want to insert the merge field.
 From the Maximizer toolbar, select the Insert Merge Field
icon.
The Insert Merge Field dialog box opens.
 In the top of the dialog box, select the type of merge field to
insert.
 Select a merge field from the list.
 To add the merge field as a link, select the Link checkbox.
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 Click OK to finish adding the merge field to the document.
Sending Microsoft Word Documents
When you use Microsoft Word with Maximizer, you can send a Word
document to the printer, fax, or email, automatically merging the
document with one or multiple entries in Maximizer. When you send
the document, you can choose to merge the document with the
current entry, with all selected entries, or with all entries in the
current list in Maximizer. You can also log a note to all entries
included in the merge.
 Word integration is available
only in Microsoft Internet
Explorer.
If you are sending the document to the printer or fax, the document
is automatically sent to the printer or fax that is currently set up in
Word.
If you are sending the document by mail, you can compose an email
message to accompany the document.
➤ To send a Word document to the printer
 Open the document in Word.
 Create a list or select the entry or multiple entries in Maximizer.
 From the Maximizer toolbar in Word, select Send Document.
The Send Document dialog box opens.
 Under Merge with, select how you want to use the current list.
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Select Current Entry to merge the document with only the
current entry.
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Select Selected List to merge the document with all selected
entries in the current list.
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Select Entire List to merge the document with all entries in
the current list.
 To filter the current list so that it does not include Address Book
entries marked as sales leads, select the Ignore Leads option.
 Under Log Message, enter a note to log with each of the
selected entries.
 Click OK to send the document to the current printer.
Unlinking Merge Fields in Microsoft Word
After inserting merge fields into Microsoft Word documents, the
links between the Maximizer fields and the corresponding fields in
the Word document are dynamic. The field values in the document
change depending on the Address Book entry that is selected.
 Dynamic links are created in
the Word document only if the
Link checkbox is selected in
the Insert Merge Field dialog
box.
If you do not want the document’s merged values to change when a
different Address Book entry is selected, you can break the merge
field links and save the document with the information from the
current entry.
➤ To break links to merge fields in Word
 On the Maximizer toolbar in Word, click the Break Links and
Save icon.
 Browse to the location to save the document, and click Save.
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Company Library
You know the value of keeping an organized database of your
marketing materials and other company collateral. Brochures, price
lists, photos, magazine reviews—all of these materials should be easy
to find when you need them. The Company Library provides shared
access to a central library of these materials with the security offered
by the Maximizer environment.
If you use another word processor—such as Microsoft Word or Corel
WordPerfect—for your correspondence, you can even open a
document from the Company Library, merge it with one or more
Address Book entries, and print or send it as an email message.
Most file types are supported in the Company Library if you have the
associated application installed on your computer. These include the
following file types:
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.DOC and .RTF files – Microsoft Word
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.XLS files – Microsoft Excel
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.PPT files – Microsoft PowerPoint
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.HTM and .HTML
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.BMP files – bitmaps
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.TXT files – text and Company Library notes
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.JPG, .GIF, and .TIF files – graphic files
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.PDF files – Adobe Portable Document Format files
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.MXD files – Maximizer Documents
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.MSG files – Outlook Email Messages
The following sections contain additional information on working
with the Company Library:
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“Company Library Window” on page 125
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“Organizing the Company Library” on page 127
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“Adding Documents and Notes to the Company Library” on
page 127
•
“Sending Documents by Email from the Company Library” on
page 129
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Company Library Window
The Company Library window is divided into two areas: the left side
is a tree view, which displays the folders and files in your library; the
right side is a preview area, in which you see a preview of certain file
types or type text notes.
Keep the following points in mind when working in the Company
Library window.
 Select the Company Library icon to open the Company Library
window.
 In the area on the left side of the window, view your folders and
files in a tree view.
To view the contents of a folder, click the plus sign on the left
side of the folder.
 Use the toolbar for common tasks.
 Select the Preview checkbox to display a preview of notes and
most file types in the right part of the window.
 Double-click on a document or note to open it.
 Write new notes and edit existing notes in the pane on the
right-side of the window.
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 Use the shortcut menu to perform common tasks in the window
such as adding, deleting, or renaming files.
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Save files on your computer or a network location by
right-clicking on the file and choosing Save As.
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Print documents and notes, by right-clicking and choosing
Print.
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Organizing the Company Library
The files in the Company Library are organized in a folder structure
to help you keep track of your corporate documents and notes.
Folders, documents, and notes are listed in alphabetical order in the
Company Library. You can create new folders and move existing
documents and notes to other folders to organize this structure.
You can drag documents and notes to other folders to move them.
You can also drag folders to other folders to move the folder and all
of its contents.
➤ To add a folder to the Company Library
 In the Company Library window, click on the parent folder that
you want to add the new folder to.
– or –
To add the folder at the root level, click the Company Library
folder.
 On the Home tab, select Add Folder from the Create group.
– or –
Right-click and select Add > Folder.
 Enter the name for the new folder.
Adding Documents and Notes to the Company Library
The Company Library can store many different file types. Provided
that your system administrator has given you access to the Company
Library, you can add documents and notes as either private or public
entries. If you add a document, you can browse for an existing file on
your hard disk drive or network.
You can choose to either “link” or “embed” files in the Company
Library. Embedding is usually a better choice, as a link is only a
“shortcut” to the original file, which may get moved, renamed, or
may not be accessible to all Maximizer users.
➤ To add a document to the Company Library
 In the Company Library window, click on the folder to which you
want to add the document.
 On the Home tab, select Article > Document from the Create
group.
– or –
Right-click, and select Add > Document.
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The Insert File dialog box opens.
 Click Browse to select a file.
 Locate the file, and click Open.
 Specify a Name, Category (optional), and Owner for the
document.
 Click OK.
➤ To add a note to the Company Library
 In the Company Library window, click on the folder to which you
want to add the note.
 On the Home tab, select Article > Note from the Create group.
– or –
Right-click, and select Add > Note.
 Enter a name for the note.
 Click in the right pane of the window, and type the content of
the note.
 In the toolbar, click the Save Note icon.
 To specify properties of the note, right-click and select
Properties.
 Specify a Category (optional), and Owner for the note.
 Click OK.
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Sending Documents by Email from the Company Library
You can send documents by email directly from the Company Library
window. The Company Library documents are attached to the email
message. You can select one or multiple documents and notes to
attach to the email message.
You can send the documents to the currently selected Address Book
entry, or you can select Address Book entries while sending the
documents.
➤ To send documents by email from the Company
Library
 If you want to send the documents to an Address Book entry, in
the Address Book window, select the Address Book entry to send
the documents to.
 In the Company Library window, select any documents and notes
you want to send.
You can hold down the Control key to select multiple documents
and notes.
 In the Home tab, select Article from the Email group, and
select the name of the document.
Depending on your email preferences, the Send Email dialog box
may open with options for logging the email message with
Address Book entries.
If necessary, adjust the email options, and click OK.
 Enter the details of your email message.
 Click Send.
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Calendar and Hotlist
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Track Your Appointments and Tasks
In this chapter...
“Hotlist Tasks” on page 132
“Calendar Appointments” on page 136
“Calendar and Hotlist Preferences” on page 143
“Action Plans” on page 144
“Viewing Activities for Entries” on page 148
“Peg Board” on page 149
“World Clock” on page 150
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Hotlist Tasks
The Hotlist is a timeless “to-do” list of tasks and reminders. Tasks
include calling and writing to customers. Use the Hotlist window to
record actions and follow up on personal activities, such as producing
expense reports, or those related to your interactions with Address
Book entries. For example, you can use the Hotlist to schedule a
phone call to a Contact who is out of town for a week. When the
week is up, the Hotlist will remind you to call again.
Hotlist tasks can be associated with opportunities, campaigns, and
customer service cases, as well as Address Book entries. When you
schedule strategies for opportunities or templates for traditional
campaigns, Hotlist tasks are created for all of the activities in the
opportunities and campaigns. When you create new customer service
cases, Hotlist tasks are created for the assigned users based on the
follow-up deadlines of the cases.
The following sections contain information on working with Hotlist
tasks:
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“Hotlist Window” on page 132
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“Viewing Hotlist Tasks” on page 133
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“Adding Hotlist Tasks” on page 134
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“Reassigning Hotlist Tasks” on page 135
Hotlist Window
You can view all of your Hotlist tasks in the Hotlist window. Because
the Hotlist is a controlling window, the following windows update
with information on the Address Book entry associated with the task.
Keep the following points in mind when working in the Hotlist
window.
 Select the Hotlist icon to open the Hotlist window.
 Use the Filter drop-down list or click the Build Hotlist icon to
select the date range you want to show.
 On the View tab, select Carry
Forward Unfinished Activities
from the Filter group to view
old tasks that are not yet
complete in your current
Hotlist.
 Click the Column Setup icon to add or modify a column setup in
the Hotlist window.
 From the User drop-down list, select a Maximizer user to view
another user’s Hotlist.
You must have access to other users’ Hotlist to view their Hotlist
tasks. You can give other users access to your Hotlist in your
Calendar/Hotlist preferences.
 Select Show Appointments to view your appointments in the
list with your tasks.
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 Double-click on a task to view its details.
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Viewing Hotlist Tasks
You can click on a Hotlist task in the Hotlist window to open the
Hotlist Task dialog box where you can view and edit details of the
task. Keep the following points in mind when working in the Hotlist
Task dialog box.
 Specify a date and, optionally, a time for the task.
 Select Set alarm to remind yourself of the task before the
scheduled time.
 Enter the activity or select a predefined activity from the
drop-down list.
 Mark the task as completed when you are finished with the task.
 From the Assigned to drop-down list, select a user to assign the
Hotlist task to another user.
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 Select Personal Hotlist task if you want to make the task
personal and remove the Address Book entry associated with the
task.
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Adding Hotlist Tasks
You can create Hotlist tasks for Address Book entries, opportunities,
and customer service cases. You can also create personal Hotlist tasks.
Personal Hotlist tasks are not associated with Companies, Individuals,
or Contacts.
➤ To add a Hotlist task
 Select or open the entry associated with the task.
– or –
To add a personal task, select the Hotlist icon to open the
Hotlist window.
 In an open entry, select Actions > Schedule a To-do.
– or –
On the Home tab, select To-do from the Schedule group.
– or –
Right-click and select Schedule > To-do.
– or –
In the Hotlist window, on the Home tab, select Task from the
Create group.
The Add Hotlist Task dialog box opens.
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 Enter the Hotlist task details.
 Click OK to save the Hotlist task.
Reassigning Hotlist Tasks
You can reassign Hotlist tasks to different Maximizer users directly in
the Hotlist window. You can reassign one or multiple Hotlist tasks at
the same time.
➤ To reassign Hotlist tasks
 In the Hotlist window, select the tasks you want to reassign.
 On the Edit tab, select Reassign from the Manage Activity
group.
– or –
Right-click, and select Reassign.
The Reassign Hotlist Tasks dialog box opens.
 Select a user and click OK.
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Calendar Appointments
The Calendar lets you schedule meetings and appointments with
other Maximizer users and Address Book entries. Calendar
appointments can be associated with Address Book entries,
opportunities, campaigns, and customer service cases, or they can be
personal.
The following sections contain information on working with
Calendar appointments:
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“Calendar Window” on page 136
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“Viewing Appointments” on page 139
•
“Adding Appointments” on page 141
Calendar Window
You can view, add, and modify your appointments in the Calendar
window. Appointments and Hotlist tasks are displayed in a daily,
weekly, weekly list, or monthly view. All views allow you to see your
appointments at a glance.
To assist you with scheduling, color bars and icons indicate the
attendees and booked resources and locations for the appointment.
You can display the appointments for other users if they have given
you access to their calendars. Calendar access is set in your
Calendar/Hotlist preferences.
Here are some tips for working with the Calendar window.
 Select the Calendar icon to open the Calendar window.
 In the top-left corner of the window, select the arrow buttons
to navigate from day to day, week to week, or month to month.
 Select the Daily, Weekly, Weekly List, or Monthly icon to
change the calendar view.
 View details of appointments directly in the Calendar window.
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In the monthly view, hold your mouse pointer over a day to
display all the appointment details for that day in a pop-up
window. Then, hold your mouse over a particular
appointment to view the appointment details. Or, click on
the appointment in the pop-up window to open it.
•
In the weekly, weekly list, and daily views, hold your mouse
over an appointment to display the appointment details.
Double-click on an appointment to open it.
•
In the weekly list view, view appointment details directly in
the calendar, where details such as start/end time and
location are listed in an easy-to-view format.
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 Select the Open Address Book entry icon to view the Address
Book entry associated with the selected appointment.
 From the User drop-down list, select a user to display another
user’s appointments. You can also select a location or resource to
view the booked time for meeting locations and resources.
 Select dates in the miniature calendar view to navigate to
different dates in the calendar. Use the arrow buttons to move
between months or years.
 In the Hotlist Tasks section, view the day’s Hotlist tasks.
You can click on a Hotlist task to open it and view its details.
 In the Legend section, select the checkbox beside other users
and locations/resources to view the availability of users and
locations/resources.
You can use the Check All or Uncheck All icon to quickly select
or clear all users and resources in the list. Use the Edit List icon
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to add users and resources to the calendar and to set icon colors
for these users and resources.
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Viewing Appointments
Appointments for a day, week, or month, are displayed in the
Calendar window. You can hold your mouse pointer directly over an
appointment to see more information. You can also click on an
appointment to open it and view its details.
When you open an appointment, its details are displayed in the
Modify Appointment dialog box. Here are some tips for working in
the Modify Appointment dialog box.
 Click Options to set lead times for alarms and email reminders,
to specify that email reminders be sent to Address Book entries,
and to sign yourself out of the Peg Board.
Default settings for alarms are specified in your Calendar/Hotlist
preferences.
 Click Recurring to view details of recurring appointments.
 Select Completed to mark the appointment as completed.
 View information on the entry associated with the appointment
in the information bar.
If the appointment is linked to an opportunity, a case, or a
campaign, the entry is displayed as a link in the appointment.
You can click the link to retrieve the entry in the associated
controlling window.
If the appointment is personal, you can link it with the current
entry.
 Specify the date and time of the appointment.
If the end time of the appointment is earlier than the start time,
the appointment spans into the next day.
After clicking in one of the time fields, you can click the ellipsis
button next to the field to view the availability of selected users,
locations, and resources.
 Select Private to keep the appointment details private.
When this option is selected, even users with access to your
calendar cannot see the appointment details. The appointment
appears in the calendar with the subject displayed as “Private
appointment”.
 Select Alarm and Reminder to set an alarm and to send email
reminders to yourself and to selected users.
 You can click Options to
specify that email reminders
are also sent to Address Book
entries.
This generic message lists the basic appointment details; you
cannot edit this message. This feature is available only if the
Maximizer Email Service is running.
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 Select a location for the appointment and specify the needed
resources.
These values are set in Administrator, but you can specify any
value as a location.
 Select the Users and Address Book Entries tabs to assign
Maximizer users and Address Book entries to the appointment.
You can view the current users and Address Book entries
assigned to the appointment in the Attendees and response
list.
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Adding Appointments
You can easily schedule an appointment with Address Book entries,
other users, or yourself. The Add Appointment dialog box gathers all
the information for the appointment—the date and time, the
description, and who will be in attendance.
When scheduling appointments, you can set an alarm in advance of
the appointment, mark yourself out of the Peg Board, set the
priority, and send notifications to the selected users.
You can schedule appointments from the Address Book,
Opportunities, Campaigns, Customer Service, or Calendar window. If
you add an appointment from one of the main windows, the
appointment is linked by default to the current entry. If you add an
appointment from the Calendar window, it is by default created as a
personal appointment.
➤ To add an appointment
 In the Calendar window, select a day, and on the Home tab,
select Appointment from the Create group.
– or –
In a main window, select an entry, and on the Home tab, select
Meeting from the Schedule group.
– or –
In a main window, open an entry, and select Actions >
Schedule a Meeting.
– or –
In the Address Book window, select an entry, right-click, and
select Schedule > Meeting.
The Add Appointment dialog box opens.
 Specify the details of the appointment.
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 If necessary, select the Users and Address Book Entries tabs
and add other Maximizer users or Address Book entries to the
appointment.
In the Appointment tab, you can select Notify other users to
notify other attendees of the appointment and prompt them to
select a response when they next open Maximizer.
 Click OK to save the appointment.
Depending on your Calendar/Hotlist preferences and the details
of the appointment, you may be prompted to send an email
message to the other users added to the appointment.
 If necessary, customize the email notification, and click Send.
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Calendar and Hotlist Preferences
Use the Calendar/Hotlist preferences to change your Hotlist task and
calendar preferences. Most of the options on this tab apply to the
calendar.
 Hotlist and calendar
preferences can also be
controlled in Administrator
using the user preferences
You can control which users can view or modify your tasks and
appointments using the Full Access and Read Access options. For
example, if you want a user or group to be able to view your tasks
and appointments, select the name from the Read Access drop-down
list. The selected user or members of the group can then view your
tasks and appointments by selecting your user name from their
Hotlist window View bar. If you want them to be able to add or
modify your existing tasks and appointments, use the Full Access
option.
The Full Access option also controls your ability to reassign tasks and
appointments to other users, as you can only assign tasks and
appointments to other users if they have given you permission.
➤ To set calendar and Hotlist task preferences
 On the Setup tab, select Preferences, and select the
Calendar/Hotlist tab.
 Set your calendar and Hotlist default options, and click OK when
you are finished.
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Action Plans
Action Plans are lists of pre-determined appointments and Hotlist
tasks that can be scheduled all at once. Each appointment or task is
scheduled to occur a specified number of days before or after the
Action Plan start date. Action Plans can be scheduled as personal
appointments and tasks for Maximizer users or scheduled for Address
Book entries, opportunities, customer service, and campaigns.
The following topics contain information on working with Action
Plans:
•
“Creating Action Plan Templates” on page 144
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“Scheduling Action Plans” on page 146
Creating Action Plan Templates
You can create Action Plan templates, which can later be scheduled
to create appointments and Hotlist tasks for Maximizer users and for
specific entries. You must have the corresponding permissions for the
Action Plan Library as a user to create Action Plan templates.
➤ To create an Action Plan template
 On the Setup tab, select Template Library > Action Plan
Library from the File Management group.
The Action Plan Library dialog box opens.
 Click Add.
The Add Plan Template dialog box opens.
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 Enter the template name and description.
 Click Add and select Appointment or Task to add an activity in
the template.
 Enter the appointment or Hotlist task details.
•
In the Schedule activity fields, specify when to schedule the
activity in relation to the start date of the Action Plan.
•
In the Assigned to field or the Users tab, select a Maximizer
user (or multiple users in appointments) to assign to the
activity.
By default, the activity is assigned to the user who schedules
the Action Plan.
•
Select the Personal or Personal Hotlist task option to
mark the activity as personal, not associated with an Address
Book entry.
 Click OK.
The activity is listed as part of the template.
 Repeat steps 4–6 for each activity in the template.
 In the Full Access and Read Access fields, select a user or
group to make this Action Plan template accessible to only a
particular user or group.
 Click OK to save the Action Plan template.
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Scheduling Action Plans
You can schedule Action Plans for Address Book entries,
opportunities, campaigns, and customer service cases, as well as
personal Actions Plans not associated with any entries. You can select
a single entry or multiple entries. You can choose any existing Action
Plan template for the Action Plan.
➤ To schedule an Action Plan for entries
 Select or open the entry or entries to associate with the Action
Plan.
 In an open entry, select Actions > Schedule an Action Plan.
– or –
On the Home tab, select Action Plan from the Schedule group.
– or –
Right-click and select Schedule > Action Plan or Schedule an
Action Plan.
 If necessary, select how you want to use the current list.
You can schedule the Action Plan with only the current entry,
with all selected entries, or with all entries in the current list.
If no entries are selected, the Action Plan is automatically
scheduled with the current entry.
 From the Plan template drop-down list, select an existing
Action Plan template.
Details of the selected template are displayed. Optionally, you
can modify the plan name and description.
 In the Start plan on field, specify the start date of the Action
Plan.
You can click inside the field and then click the arrow button to
choose a date from a pop-up calendar.
 If necessary, click Advanced to toggle between the advanced
and simplified view of the dialog box.
 In the Replace current user with drop-down list, select the
user to schedule the main Action Plan activities for.
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All template activities assigned to the current user are scheduled
for the selected user. Template activities assigned for specific
users continue to be scheduled for the users specified in the
template.
You can also assign specific appointments and tasks to other
users by editing the details of the appointment or task.
 If necessary, click More to modify or add activities to the Action
Plan.
You can click Save As to save a modified Action Plan as a new
template.
 Click OK to finish scheduling the Action Plan for the selected
entries.
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Viewing Activities for Entries
You can access all appointments and Hotlist tasks scheduled for
specific entries directly in open entries. Appointments and tasks are
displayed in the Activities tab for Address Book entries and customer
service cases, in the Sales Plans tab for opportunities, and in the
Marketing Plans tab for campaigns. If activities are scheduled for
opportunities and customer service cases, they are also listed in the
associated Address Book entries. You can also add and modify
activities directly in entries.
➤ To view activities scheduled for an entry
 Open the entry.
 Select the Activities, Sales Plans, or Marketing Plans tab.
 If necessary, select Show activities.
 Optionally, select Show appointments or Show completed
activities to view more activities scheduled for the entry.
You can also filter the activities displayed for the entry. You can
choose to view only Action Plan activities. And you can filter
activities by date and user.
To add, modify, or delete activities for the entry, click More.
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Peg Board
In a medium to large office, it’s not always obvious when people are
in, out, or busy with an appointment. The Peg Board works with
Maximizer’s calendar to show you each user’s current status.
When users create appointment, they can automatically sign out of
the Peg Board during the appointment. The Peg Board displays users
that are currently available. You can also override the calendar
status, and change your status directly in the Peg Board.
You can see other users’ busy periods in the Peg Board if they have
allowed you to view their calendars in the Calendar/Hotlist
preferences. If you have permission to view users’ calendar
appointments, you can also click the Appointment button to view
appointment details.
➤ To view the Peg Board
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On the View tab, select Pegboard from the Availability group.
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World Clock
The World Clock is a utility that allows you to view the time in various
locations around the world. You determine which locations are
displayed. It’s great if you have international dealings of any
kind—from the occasional phone call to regular contact with your
international clients.
You can set the time for up to six remote locations around the world
by adjusting the dials shown in the Clock frame in the World Clock
window.
Keep the following points in mind when using the World Clock:
 To select a time zone, right-click on one of clocks.
 To view time zone information, click in the corresponding area
of the world map.
 To shade the area of the clock where it’s night time, right-click
and select Show night.
 To change the time zone displayed in the large clock, click on
any time zone in the world map and select the time zone.

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➤ To view the World Clock
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On the Tools tab, select World Clock from the Other group.
CHAPTER
Email
7
Send Email to Address Book Entries
In this chapter...
“Email” on page 152
“Setting Up Email” on page 160
“Microsoft Outlook Integration” on page 162
“Microsoft Outlook Synchronization” on page 172
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Email
You can use the Email window to send and receive email using your
existing email system. You can also send email to Address Book
entries directly from the other main windows.
Email preferences are set in Maximizer and in Administrator. To set
email preferences, on the Setup tab, select Preferences, and select
the Email tab.
The following sections contain additional information on using email
in Maximizer:
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“Email Window” on page 152
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“Sending Email” on page 153
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“Sending Email to Address Book Entries” on page 154
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“Send Email Options” on page 156
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“Email Templates” on page 157
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“Creating Appointments and Tasks from Email” on page 158
Email Window
Use the Email window to perform your email tasks. You can send
email messages, reply to messages, move messages, and perform
other common email tasks. You can also save messages to associated
Address Book entries.
Keep the following points in mind when working with the Email
window.
 Select the Email icon to open the Email window.
 Select email folders on the left side of the Email window.
 To search for email messages by subject, select Custom from the
Subject drop-down list, and enter the text to search for.
 Select email messages in the top-right area of the window.
 Toggle the preview pane on and off with the Preview checkbox
in the top-right corner of the window.
 View the currently selected email message in the preview pane.
 Move the upper preview border up and down to adjust the size
of the preview pane.
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 Use the icons to perform common tasks—such as reply and
forward—on the selected email message.


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




Sending Email
You can compose email messages in HTML or plain text format
depending on your email preferences. You can attach files to your
message. If you are using the HTML format, you can also insert
hyperlinks. To check the spelling in your message, click the Spell
Checker button.
➤ To compose and send an email message
 In the Email window, select the Compose icon.
– or –
In the Email window, right-click, and select Compose New
Email.
Depending on your email preferences, the Send Email dialog box
may open with options for logging the email message with
Address Book entries.
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 To display the Send Email
If necessary, adjust the email options, and click OK.
dialog box, select the “Always
display the Send Email options
before composing an email”
option in your email
preferences. (On the Setup tab,
select Preferences, and select
the Email tab.)
The Compose Email Message dialog box opens.
 Enter email addresses in the To, Cc, or Bcc fields, separating
email addresses with semicolons.
– or –
Click the To, Cc, or Bcc buttons and select the type of entry you
want to add.
You can select a contact from your email service provider or from
your Maximizer Address Book.
 Enter a subject and your email text.
 If the email recipient is associated with an Address Book entry,
set the logging options.
 Click Send.
Sending Email to Address Book Entries
You can send email to Address Book entries directly from the Address
Book, Opportunities, Customer Service, and Hotlist windows. If you
send the email message from the Address Book window, the message
is sent to the selected Address Book entries. If you send the email
message from another window, the email message is sent to the
Address Book entries associated with the selected entries.
➤ To send an email message to Address Book entries
 Choose the entry or multiple entries for the email message by
doing one of the following:
•
Select the entries.
•
Open an entry.
•
Create a list of entries.
 On the Home tab, select Email from the Write group.
– or –
Right-click and select Write > Email.
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Depending on your email preferences, the Send Email dialog box
may open. For information on the options in the Send Email
dialog box, see “Send Email Options” on page 156.
 To add more email recipients, click the To, Cc, or Bcc buttons.
You can search the current Address Book or your global address
list.
These options are available only if the One email option is
selected in the Send Email dialog box.
 Enter a subject and the text of the email message.
Use the toolbar icons and font drop-down lists in the Format
Text group to format your message.
If you are sending email to Address Book entries separately, you
have the option of inserting merge fields into the message text.
To add a merge field, select Merge Fields from the Insert
group, select the field and click Insert. When the message is
sent, the field value corresponding to the Address Book entry,
opportunity, or customer service case is merged into the
message.
 Select Attachment from the Insert group to select file
attachments to send with the email message.
 In the Note for Address Book entry field, enter any additional
text you would like to log as part of the note created by the
email message.
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 Click Send.
Send Email Options
In the Send Email dialog box, you can specify how the email will be
sent and set logging options. Here are some points to keep in mind:
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Select Separately to send a separate email message to each
Address Book entry.
If you want to send the email message to more than 1,000
entries at a time, you must either select the Separately option
or select the entries in groups of 999 or less.
•
Select One email to send one email message to all the selected
entries at once.
•
Select the Save copy to entry’s documents option to save the
message as a document for the entry.
•
Select the Log to notes and Include message body options to
save the message to the note created.
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These options are unavailable if logging is disabled for email in
your logging preferences. (On the Setup tab, select Preferences,
and select the Logging tab.)
•
Click the Logging Details button and then the Assign More
button to log the email details to additional Address Book
entries.
Email Templates
You can create email templates that you can reuse to send to many
Address Book entries at different times. An email template can
include merge fields that are populated with information from the
selected Address Book entries, or from the Address Book entries
associated with the selected opportunities or customer service cases,
when email messages are sent using the template.
You can create email templates from the Compose Email Message
dialog box whenever you compose a new email message. If you want
to add merge fields to the email template, you must first select
Address Book entries, opportunities, or customer service cases, and
select to send the email message separately to the selected entries.
➤ To create an email template
 From the Address Book, Opportunities, or Customer Service
window, select the entries to send the email to.
 On the Home tab, select Email from the Write group.
Depending on your email preferences, the Send Email dialog box
may open. For information on the options in the Send Email
dialog box, see “Send Email Options” on page 156.
If you want to add merge fields to your email template, you
must select the All selected entries and Separately options in
the Send Email dialog box.
 Compose the text of the email message.
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You can compose the email message in HTML or in plain text.
You can use the formatting toolbar to apply additional
formatting to the email text.
 Select Merge Fields from the Insert group to insert merge
fields in your template.
 Select Email Template from the Insert group.
The HTML Email Templates or Text Email Templates dialog box
opens.
 Click Add to add a new email template.
 Enter a name, description, and owner for the template and click
OK.
To reuse this template in the future, select the template in the
Available email templates list, and click Retrieve.
To save changes made to the template, select the template in
the Available email templates list, and click Save.
To retrieve this template automatically each time you compose
an email message, select Retrieve this template when the
Compose Email Message dialog is opened.
 Click Close to return to the email message.
Creating Appointments and Tasks from Email
You can create appointments and tasks directly from the Email
window. You can create the appointment or task for the Address
Book entry associated with the email message or for the currently
selected Address Book entry, customer service case, opportunity, or
campaign. You can also create a personal appointment or task that is
not associated with an entry.
The subject of the email message becomes the subject of the
appointment or the activity of the task. The body of the email
message becomes the body note of the appointment.
➤ To create an appointment or task from an email
message
 In the Email window, select the email message you want to
create an appointment or a task for.
 On the Home tab, select Meeting > Appointment for <entry>
or To-do > Task for <entry> from the Schedule group.
– or –
Right-click and select Create a New > Appointment/Task for
<entry>.
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Depending on the email message, you can select either the
Address Book entry associated with the message or the currently
selected Address Book entry, customer service case, opportunity,
or campaign.
 Enter the appointment/task details and click OK.
 To save the email message as a document with the entry, specify
the properties of the document and click OK.
➤ To create a personal appointment or task from an
email message
 In the Email window, select the email message you want to
create an appointment or a task for.
 On the Home tab, select Meeting > Personal Appointment or
To-do > Personal Task.
– or –
Right-click and select Create a New > Personal
Appointment/Task.
 Enter the appointment or task details and click OK.
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Setting Up Email
The Email window in Maximizer provides you with the ability to send
and receive email within Maximizer. The Email window works with
your existing email system so that you can take advantage of some of
the benefits of sending and receiving email. Maximizer allows email
file attachments and supports the vCard standard for virtual business
cards. You can send files, mail-merge documents, and vCards quickly
and easily.
Maximizer’s Email window works much the same as any email
application, but has additional functionality that enables you to
easily integrate your Address Book entries with your email.
The following sections contain information on setting up Maximizer
for email:
•
“Supported Email Clients” on page 160
•
“Setting Up Novell GroupWise and Lotus cc:Mail/Mail” on
page 161
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“Setting Up Microsoft Outlook” on page 161
Supported Email Clients
To use these features, you must already have a Messaging
Application Programming Interface (MAPI) or Vendor Independent
Messaging (VIM) email client. Email clients that should work with
Maximizer when properly configured include the following:
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Lotus cc:Mail
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Lotus Mail
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Lotus Notes
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Microsoft Outlook
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Novell GroupWise
For the latest version information of compatible email programs, see
the Maximizer website at
www.maximizer.com.
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Setting Up Novell GroupWise and Lotus cc:Mail/Mail
If you are using Novell GroupWise, Lotus cc:Mail (MAPI), or Lotus
Mail (MAPI), select the corresponding option in the advanced email
preferences in Maximizer. (On the Setup tab, select Preferences, and
select the Email tab. Then, click Advanced.) If you do not select the
correct option, a program fault error will occur when you use the
Email window. For Lotus cc:Mail and Lotus Mail, you also must have
the “Override Extended MAPI” option selected in your email
preferences.
Setting Up Microsoft Outlook
Maximizer cannot use Extended MAPI with the Internet Mail Only
installation type. Ensure the installation type is Corporate or
Workgroup.
 Outlook 2007, Outlook 2003,
and Outlook 2002 are
Extended MAPI programs. This
means the Maximizer Email
window will show the same
folders as Outlook.
When you open the Email window, folders such as Inbox, Outbox,
Sent Items, Deleted Items, and your personal folders are displayed.
For more information on configuring Maximizer for Outlook
Synchronization, refer to the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide
and to Maximizer Help.
➤ To set up Maximizer for Outlook
 On the Setup tab, select Preferences.
 Select the Email tab.
 Find the Override Extended MAPI option and verify this
setting is disabled (the checkbox should be cleared).
 Click OK.
 Exit Maximizer.
 Restart Maximizer.
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Microsoft Outlook Integration
Microsoft Outlook integration for Maximizer installs toolbars in the
Mail, Contacts, and Contact information windows in Outlook.
 Outlook integration works
To access Maximizer commands, the Maximizer Add-In toolbar must
be enabled. From the toolbar, you can complete the following tasks
in Maximizer:
 In Outlook, select View >
•
with Outlook XP, 2003, or
higher.
Toolbars to view and modify
the toolbars that are currently
enabled.
 Outlook integration is not the
same as Outlook
synchronization, which
synchronizes information in
Outlook and Maximizer.
Create Address Book entries.
•
Create cases.
•
Save email messages to Address Book entries.
•
View Address Book entries.
Before you can use Outlook integration, you must specify which
Address Book to save the contacts and email messages to.
The following sections contain additional information on using
Outlook integration for Maximizer:
•
“Setting Up Microsoft Outlook Integration” on page 162
•
“Selecting a Microsoft Outlook Address List for Integration” on
page 164
•
“Adding Address Book Entries from Microsoft Outlook” on
page 165
•
“Adding Customer Service Cases from Microsoft Outlook” on
page 167
•
“Sending Email to Address Book Entries from Microsoft
Outlook” on page 168
•
“Saving Email from Microsoft Outlook” on page 169
•
“Viewing Address Book Entries from Microsoft Outlook” on
page 171
Setting Up Microsoft Outlook Integration
You must configure the Outlook integration to communicate with
your Address Book. You must specify the Address Book and the
Maximizer user ID that logs in to the Address Book. You can also set
some default preferences for creating new Address Book entries.
Each Windows user can integrate Outlook with only one Maximizer
Address Book on a single machine. If you use Maximizer on more
than one machine, you must specify the Address Book for integration
on each machine. If you want, you can specify a different Address
Book for integration on each machine.
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If multiple users log in to the same machine using different Windows
login accounts, each user must specify the Address Book for
integration in Maximizer on that machine.
➤ To set up Outlook integration
 In Maximizer, on the Home tab, select Preferences. Then, click
Other Options on the System Defaults tab.
 Click Address Book.
 If the option is available, choose to display the local or global
Address Book list.
 Select the Address Book to integrate with Outlook, and click
Open.
 Enter your User ID and Password.
If your Maximizer password changes, or if you ever need to
change the User ID you use for Outlook integration with
Maximizer, open the Other System Options dialog box, click the
Login button, and change your login credentials.
 Click OK.
 Select the options for creating Address Book entries and saving
email messages:
•
Select the Confirm when saving email and the Confirm
when creating Contact options to specify details before
saving email or contact information to Maximizer.
•
In the Default Contact type drop-down list, select the type
of Address Book entry that is created when you add contacts
from Outlook.
If the “Confirm when creating Contact” option is selected, you
can select a different type of Address Book entry while creating
the entry.
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 Click OK to close the Other System Options dialog box, and click
OK again to close the Preferences dialog box.
Selecting a Microsoft Outlook Address List for Integration
Outlook integration with Maximizer only works with address lists in
the Outlook Address Book (such as Contacts), and only with one
address list at a time. It does not work with the global address list or
other address lists.
If Outlook is set to use the global address list or another address list,
which might be the case if your organization uses Microsoft
Exchange, you will see an error message when you try to save an
Outlook contact to Maximizer. If you see such an error message, use
the procedure below to select an Outlook address list.
➤ To select an Outlook Address Book list
 In Outlook, select Tools > Address Book.
The Address Book dialog box opens.
 Select Tools > Options.
 Open the Show this address list first drop-down list, and
select one of the items under Outlook Address Book.
Typically, there is only one item in this list, called Contacts. In
that case, select Contacts.
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 Click OK, and then close the dialog box in Outlook.
Adding Address Book Entries from Microsoft Outlook
You can create Address Book entries in Maximizer directly from
Microsoft Outlook. You can create Address Book entries from
Outlook contacts or from email messages in Outlook. If you create
the entry from an email message, the entry is created from the email
sender (From address).
You can access the command from the Save Contact to Maximizer
button in a contacts window or from the Save Sender As Contact to
Maximize button from a mail window in Outlook.
If you cleared the “Confirm when creating Contact” option when
setting up Outlook integration, Maximizer automatically creates
entries as follows:
•
If Individual is selected as the default contact type, Maximizer
creates an Individual Address Book entry.
•
If Company/Contact is selected as the default contact type,
Maximizer creates a Company/Contact Address Book entry. If the
Outlook contact information does not include a company name,
you are prompted to provide one when saving the Contact to
Maximizer.
➤ To add an Address Book entry from Outlook
 In Outlook, select the contact or the email message.
 Select the Save Contact to Maximizer or the Save Sender As
Contact to Maximizer icon.
If the “Confirm when creating Contact” option is disabled, the
Company or Individual Address Book entry is created
automatically in Maximizer.
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If the “Confirm when creating Contact” option is selected, the
Save Contact to Maximizer dialog box opens.
 To enable or disable the
“Confirm when creating
Contact” option, click Other
Options in the system defaults
preferences. (On the Setup tab,
select Preferences.)
 If necessary, change the Address Book entry type.
 If you are creating a Contact for an existing Company/Individual,
click Search to find and select the Address Book entry for which
you want to create a Contact.
 Edit the information in the available fields as required.
 Click OK to save the entry.
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Adding Customer Service Cases from Microsoft Outlook
You can create customer service cases in Maximizer from email
messages in Microsoft Outlook. You can create a new Address Book
entry while creating the case or create the case for an existing
Address Book entry.
You have a number of options when creating customer service cases
in Outlook:
•
Create a new contact and a new customer service case at the
same time.
•
Create a new case from a related Address Book entry. This
option lets you search your Address Book for an entry.
•
Create a case for the selected Address Book entry. This option is
available only if an Address Book entry is currently selected in
Maximizer.
•
Save the email message to an existing customer service case. This
option is available only if a customer service case is currently
selected in Maximizer.
➤ To add a customer service case from Outlook
 Select an email message in Outlook, and select the Create CS
Case icon.
The Maximizer Customer Service Case dialog box opens.
 Select the type of entry you want to create, and click OK.
 If you are creating a new Contact at the same time as the
customer service case, enter the information for the Contact.
 If necessary, select the Address Book entry to which you want to
save the email message.
If there is an associated Address Book entry for the selected
email message, it is displayed in the Entries assigned for Case
Creation list. If necessary, search for entries and assign them to
the case.
 Specify the most important information about the case.
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The Subject and Description fields default to the subject and
content of the email message. To specify Products/Services or
Categories for the case, select the ellipsis button next to the
appropriate field and select values for the field.
Other fields for the case must be specified in Maximizer.
Sending Email to Address Book Entries from Microsoft Outlook
You can use Microsoft Outlook to send email messages to Maximizer
Address Book entries, even if the Address Book entries do not have
related contact records in Outlook.
This method may not be available if you are using Word as your
email editor. To determine if Word is your email editor, select Tools >
Options from the menu in Outlook, and click the Mail Format tab. If
the “Use Microsoft Office Word to edit e-mail messages” checkbox is
selected, the Maximizer Addresses button may not be available in the
new email message dialog box.
➤ To send an email message to Address Book entries
from Outlook
 In Outlook, open a new email message.
 Click the Maximizer Addresses button.
The Maximizer Addresses dialog box opens.
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 Select Last Name or Company and enter the full or partial last
name or company name to search for.
 Click Search.
The names and primary email addresses of the matching Address
Book entries appear in the “Entries available for assignment
from search results” list.
 Select the Address Book entry from the list, and click the To, Cc.,
or Bcc. button.
You can select multiple entries by holding down the Ctrl key or
Shift key.
 Click OK.
Saving Email from Microsoft Outlook
You can save email messages in Microsoft Outlook directly to Address
Book entries in Maximizer. Email messages are saved in the
documents tab of the Address Book entries. You can save and send a
new email message to an Address Book entry, or you can save an
existing email message to an Address Book entry.
If there are no Address Book entries associated with the email
message, you either create an entry yourself or let Maximizer create
it for you, depending on your preference settings. The email message
is then saved to this entry’s documents. If the email address does not
have a record in Outlook contacts, Maximizer creates a
corresponding Outlook contact.
If you are using Outlook Synchronization for Address Book entries,
Outlook integration also adds the newly created Address Book
entries to the synchronized Favorite List in Maximizer and category in
Outlook, so they will get synchronized in the future.
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➤ To save an email message to an Address Book entry
from Outlook
 In Outlook, select the email message, and select the Save Email
to Contact in Maximizer icon.
– or –
In Outlook, compose a new email message, and select the Send
email and save to Contact in Maximizer icon.
If the “Confirm when saving email” option is disabled, the email
message is saved as a document to the Address Book entry that
contains the email address of the sender or recipient.
If the “Confirm when saving email” option is selected, the Save
Email to Maximizer Address Book Entry dialog box opens. The
Entries assigned for save list displays Address Book entries that
contain the email address of the sender or recipient. If no such
entries exist, this list is empty.
 To enable or disable the
“Confirm when saving email”
option, click Other Options in
the system defaults
preferences. (On the Setup tab,
select Preferences.)
 If necessary, click Add to create an Address Book entry to save
the email message to. Then, enter and edit information as
required and click OK.
 To remove an entry from the Entries assigned for Email Save list,
select the entry and click Remove.
 If necessary, select other Address Book entries to save the email
message to:
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Search for the entries by Company or Last Name and click
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Select the entries from the Entries available for
assignment from search results list and click Assign.
 Click OK.
Viewing Address Book Entries from Microsoft Outlook
You can automatically open Maximizer to view Address Book entries
from Microsoft Outlook. You can view Address Book entries
associated with Outlook contacts or with email messages.
Which Maximizer Address Book entry is associated with the Outlook
contact depends on how the association was created:
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If you are using Outlook Synchronization, and the Outlook
contact is synchronized with Maximizer, the View Contact in
Maximizer button takes you to the synchronized Address Book
entry.
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If the Maximizer Address Book entry was created from Outlook
using the Save Sender as Contact in Maximizer button, the View
Contact in Maximizer button takes you to the Maximizer Address
Book entry that was created previously.
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Otherwise, Outlook Integration uses email addresses to associate
Outlook contacts with Maximizer Address Book entries, so if
more than one Maximizer Address Book entry has the same
email address as the selected contact, all matching Address Book
entries are highlighted in Maximizer. It matches based on Email
1, 2, or 3 in the Maximizer Address Book entry.
When you view Address Book entries from Outlook, Maximizer
opens displaying the Address Book window. The window lists all
matching entries.
➤ To view an Address Book entry from Outlook
 In a mail or contacts window in Outlook, select an email message
or contact.
 Select the View Contact in Maximizer icon.
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Microsoft Outlook Synchronization
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization mirrors select appointments,
tasks, and Address Book entries between Maximizer and Microsoft
Outlook to ensure the entries exist in both programs and that they
both contain the same information.
Outlook Synchronization settings are configured on a per-user basis,
and each Maximizer user has one set of configuration settings.
Outlook Synchronization preferences enable you to select which
entries will be synchronized:
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For appointments and tasks, only entries scheduled within the
specified date ranges will synchronize, with the exception of
recurring appointments and tasks, as described in the following
section. These settings apply to appointments and tasks in both
Maximizer and Outlook.
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For Maximizer Address Book entries, only the entries belonging
to the selected Favorite List will synchronize with Outlook. Those
entries will be assigned to the specified Outlook category.
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For Outlook contacts, only the contacts assigned to the specified
category will synchronize with Maximizer. Those entries will be
assigned to the selected Favorite List in Maximizer.
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Products/Services and Categories are synchronized to Outlook.
Attendees, resources, and any notes you add to an appointment
are also synchronized. These items appear as part of the
appointment dialog box in Outlook.
Outlook Synchronization preferences also enable you to specify how
often to synchronize and how to handle conflicts when the same
entry has been modified in both Outlook and Maximizer.
The following sections contain additional information on Outlook
Synchronization:
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“Synchronizing Appointments and Tasks with Microsoft
Outlook” on page 173
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“Microsoft Outlook Synchronization and MaxSync for Microsoft
Exchange” on page 174
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“Microsoft Outlook Synchronization and MaxExchange
Synchronization” on page 174
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“Setting Up Microsoft Outlook for Synchronization” on
page 175
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“Configuring Microsoft Outlook Synchronization” on page 175
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“How Phone Numbers are Synchronized with Microsoft
Outlook” on page 177
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“Manually Synchronizing with Microsoft Outlook” on page 178
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Synchronizing Appointments and Tasks with Microsoft Outlook
When Outlook Synchronization is configured, it can synchronize
select appointments and tasks between the Maximizer Address Book
and Microsoft Outlook. Only those appointments and tasks
scheduled within the specified date ranges will synchronize, with the
following exceptions:
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If an instance of a recurring appointment occurs within the
specified date range, all instances of the recurring appointment
will be synchronized.
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If a task is scheduled prior to the specified date range, but the
“Carry forward unfinished tasks” option is selected, the task will
be synchronized.
You can also specify whether to synchronize private appointments
and/or tasks.
Recurring Appointments
Recurring appointments in Microsoft Outlook synchronize to
Maximizer as recurring appointments unless they have no end date.
If the recurring appointment has no end date, only the first
occurrence synchronizes with Maximizer, not the recurrences. To
synchronize recurring appointments with Maximizer, always provide
an end date.
Note that while it is possible to modify the Private property of a
single instance of a private appointment in Maximizer, this property
can be changed only for the entire series of recurring appointments
in Outlook. Therefore, if you change the Private property of a single
instance of a recurring appointment in Maximizer, this change will
not be synchronized to Outlook.
Recurring Tasks
If you synchronize a recurring task from Outlook, and then mark the
task as complete in Maximizer, Maximizer cannot create the next
instance of the recurring task. You should mark the task as complete
in Outlook, which will create the next instance of the task, and then
re-synchronize with Maximizer.
If you synchronize a recurring task from Outlook, and then delete
the task in Maximizer, all instances of the recurring tasks are deleted.
If you want to delete a single instance of a recurring task, you should
delete the task in Outlook and then re-synchronize with Maximizer.
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Group Appointments
When using Outlook Synchronization, group appointments in
Maximizer synchronize to Outlook for the current user only.
However, the synchronized appointment in Outlook includes all the
locations, resources, and attendees information in the appointment
notes. To fully synchronize group appointments between Maximizer
and Outlook, use MaxSync for Microsoft Exchange.
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization and MaxSync for Microsoft Exchange
If MaxSync for Microsoft Exchange is installed and configured for the
current Address Book, Outlook Synchronization no longer
synchronizes appointments or tasks. However, Outlook
Synchronization still handles Address Book entry synchronization. If
MaxSync for Microsoft Exchange is active, the appointment and task
synchronization sections of the Outlook Synchronization
configuration properties are disabled.
Refer to the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide or Administrator
Help for more information about MaxSync for Microsoft Exchange.
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization and MaxExchange Synchronization
In a MaxExchange environment with Microsoft Outlook
Synchronization enabled, Maximizer can synchronize with Outlook
on a single server or remote only. Otherwise, duplication of entries
may occur.
When MaxExchange is installed, and at least one MaxExchange
remote has been added as a distribution site, a MaxExchange
Location button appears at the bottom of the Outlook
Synchronization tab. Clicking this button opens a dialog box
containing a drop-down list of MaxExchange servers and remotes for
the current Address Book. Select the MaxExchange server or remote
where Maximizer will synchronize entries with an Outlook profile for
the selected user.
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Setting Up Microsoft Outlook for Synchronization
Microsoft Outlook contacts are synchronized with Maximizer based
on their assigned categories. Each Outlook contact that you want to
synchronize, must be assigned to a category.
The following procedures describes how to assign a new category
named Maximizer to selected Outlook contacts.
➤ To assign a category to Outlook contacts
 In Outlook, open the Address Book list to synchronize with
Maximizer.
For example, open the Contacts Address Book list.
 Select Edit > Select All to select all entries in the list.
– or –
Or select specific entries in the list to assign for synchronization.
 Select Edit > Categories.
 Click Master Category List and add a new category called
Maximizer.
 In the Available categories list, select the checkbox beside the
Maximizer category and click OK.
Configuring Microsoft Outlook Synchronization
Maximizer Address Book entries are synchronized with Microsoft
Outlook based on Favorite Lists. Before configuring Outlook
synchronization in Maximizer, you must create a Maximizer Favorite
List that specifies which Address Book entries are to be synchronized
with Outlook.
➤ To configure Outlook synchronization
 On the Setup tab, select Preferences, and select the Outlook
Synchronization tab.
 Under Synchronization frequency, specify how often
Maximizer should synchronize with Outlook.
If you select Never (manual synchronization), the user must
synchronize manually. (On the Add-Ins tab, select Synchronize
with Outlook from the Office group.)
 Under Conflict resolution, select the desired method of
handling entries that have been changed in both Maximizer and
Outlook since the last synchronization.
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 Under Options, specify the remaining settings.
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In the Outlook profile field, enter the name of the user’s
Outlook profile.
This information must be obtained from the user’s computer.
 Do not select Ignore computer
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To ignore the computer name when synchronizing, select the
Ignore computer name checkbox.
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To synchronize appointments, select the Synchronize
appointments checkbox and specify the date range of
appointments to synchronize.
name if you use multiple
computers and synchronize to
a different Outlook profile on
each computer.
Private appointments will not be synchronized unless the
Include private appointments checkbox is also selected.
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To synchronize tasks, select the Synchronize tasks checkbox
and specify the date range of tasks to synchronize.
Private tasks will not be synchronized unless the Include
private tasks checkbox is also selected.
To also synchronize incomplete tasks that are scheduled prior
to the specified date range, select the Carry forward
unfinished tasks checkbox.
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To synchronize Maximizer Address Book entries and Outlook
contacts, select the Synchronize Address Book entries
checkbox.
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To specify the mapping between Outlook and Maximizer
phone number fields, click Phone Mapping, and select the
Maximizer phone number field to map to each Outlook
phone number field.
If necessary, use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to
prioritize the fields in the phone mapping list.
Maximizer supports only four phone numbers for an Address
Book entry, so when you synchronize from Outlook to
Maximizer, only four Outlook phone numbers are
synchronized.
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In the Synchronize Address Book entries from Favorite
List drop-down list, select the Maximizer Favorite List to
synchronize.
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In the Synchronize Contacts from Outlook Category
drop-down list, select the Outlook category to synchronize.
 If you are a MaxExchange user, click MaxExchange Location,
select the MaxExchange server or remote where your Outlook
profile can synchronize with Maximizer, and click OK.
 Click OK.
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How Phone Numbers are Synchronized with Microsoft Outlook
In an Outlook to Maximizer synchronization, Maximizer first tries to
synchronize mapped phone numbers whose descriptions exist in the
default Address Book entry. Maximizer then tries to synchronize
mapped phone numbers that appear highest in the phone mapping
list. Only mapped phone numbers are synchronized to Maximizer.
In the following examples, the phone number descriptions in the
default entry are Main, Fax, and Cell, and the mapped phone
numbers are as follows:
Maximizer Field
Outlook Field
Main
Primary
Pager
Pager
Cell
Mobile
Home
Home
Direct
Business
Fax
BusinessFax
Example: Outlook values exist for all mapped phone numbers
If Outlook values exist for all mapped phone numbers, the following
phone numbers would be included in the synchronized entry.
Main, Fax, Phone, Pager
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Because the fourth phone number description is empty in the default entry,
Maximizer fills it with the Pager phone number description. Main is higher in
the phone mapping list, but it has already been synchronized.
Example: Outlook values exist for three mapped phone numbers
If Outlook values exist for all mapped phone numbers except Fax, the
following phone numbers would be included in the synchronized
entry.
Main, Home, Cell, Pager
As in the previous example, Maximizer uses Pager for the fourth phone number
description. In a later pass, Maximizer determines that there is not an Outlook
value for Fax, so it replaces the Fax phone number description with Home, the
highest phone number that is not synchronized in the phone mapping list.
Manually Synchronizing with Microsoft Outlook
You can manually synchronize your Maximizer Address Book with
Microsoft Outlook at any time. After synchronizing, you can retrieve
the Favorite List used for synchronization to view the changes.
➤ To synchronize with Outlook
•
On the Tools tab, select Synchronize with Outlook from the
Office group.
Depending on how many Outlook contacts you are
synchronizing, the processing time will vary. A message box
appears when the synchronization is complete.
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Opportunities
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Organize Your Sales with Opportunity Management
In this chapter...
“About Opportunities” on page 180
“Adding Opportunities” on page 183
“Sales Teams” on page 185
“Strategies” on page 186
“Email Notification for Opportunities” on page 195
“Opportunity Pipeline Report” on page 197
“Quotas” on page 198
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About Opportunities
Opportunity management helps you and your colleagues manage
complex sales. Complex sales involve the participation of more than
one person in the buying decision and require the support of a sales
team. Prospects for complex sales can range from single businesses to
multiple corporations or governments.
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Create strategies—detailed plans that identify the factors that
influence a sale and the activities you must perform to close the
opportunity.
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Apply these strategies to opportunities.
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Effectively schedule and coordinate the selling process among all
members of your sales team.
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Ensure that all the right people in your organization have
up-to-date information about the status of your opportunities.
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Forecast the probability of successfully closing your
opportunities.
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Analyze the effectiveness of your strategies and create new ones
for new opportunities.
In short, Maximizer helps you define and strengthen your selling
methodology. Your sales team can define a strategy—what you need
to do to close a sale and how to address the issues and obstacles
involved—and then apply this strategy to opportunities.
Opportunities Window
Keep the following points in mind when working with the
Opportunities window:
 Select the Opportunities icon to open the Opportunities
window.
 Use the view bar buttons for common opportunity tasks.
 Use the Filter drop-down list to show all opportunities,
team-updated opportunities, or current opportunities.
 Double-click an opportunity to view or modify it.
 Click the View in Address Book button in the View bar or
choose the option from the shortcut menu to view the Address
Book entry associated with the current opportunity.
 View additional information for the selected opportunity in the
following windows.
 View notes that Maximizer automatically creates to record
opportunity activity.
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Viewing Opportunities
You can view and modify existing opportunities in your Address
Book from the Opportunities window or from the Address Book
entry associated with the opportunity.
➤ To view an opportunity from the Opportunities
window
 Select the Opportunities icon to open the Opportunities
window.
The Opportunities window opens.
 If necessary, select an option from the Filter drop-down list.
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All Opportunities displays all opportunities that you have
the rights to view.
•
Current Opportunities displays the opportunities that are
in progress.
•
Team Updated Opportunities displays opportunities that
have been updated by remote sales teams.
 Double-click on an opportunity to open it.
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The opportunity dialog box opens displaying the details of the
opportunity.
 Select the other tabs to view more information on the
opportunity.
 If necessary, click OK to save changes made to the opportunity.
➤ To view an opportunity from an Address Book entry
 Select the Address Book entry.
 Select the Opportunities following window.
All opportunities for the current Address Book entry are
displayed in the list.
 Click on an opportunity to open it.
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Adding Opportunities
All opportunities have an associated Address Book entry. You can
add new opportunities by selecting an Address Book entry in the
Address Book window, then adding the new opportunity. You can
also select existing opportunities, customer service cases, tasks, or
appointments associated with the Address Book entry.
➤ To add an opportunity
 Select or open the Address Book entry or an opportunity or case
associated with the Address Book entry.
 On the Home tab, select Opportunity from the Create group.
– or –
Drag and drop the entry to the Opportunities following
window.
A new opportunity dialog box opens.
 Specify the basic fields for the opportunity.
 If you have upgraded
opportunities from a previous
version of Maximizer, ratings
are transferred to the Stage
field.
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Enter the opportunity Objective. The objective should
describe the goal of this opportunity.
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Select the applicable Products/Services and Categories.
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Enter the Description of the opportunity.
•
Select the Stage of the opportunity.
For example, if you feel confident the opportunity is a good
investment of your time, you may select a value such as
“Initiate Contact”. The stage coincides with the Probability
bar. Note that stages are set up in the opportunity
preferences in Administrator. (Select File > Preferences, and
select the Opportunity tab.) If you are using a strategy, this
rating is updated automatically based on the completed
success factors in the strategy (steps and activities). If you are
not using a strategy, this field is set manually by selecting a
stage.
You can also enter the Confidence rating. This field is similar
to the Stage field. However, it is not linked to the probability
of close and is set based on the sales representative’s feeling
about the opportunity.
 Mandatory opportunity fields
are denoted by an asterisk.
 Select a Key Fields list and then select the appropriate Key
Fields for the opportunity.
Key Fields are important user-defined fields specific to
opportunities and are defined in the Key Fields preferences in
Administrator. (Select File > Preferences, and select the Key
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Fields tab.) An unlimited number of Key Fields lists can be set up
using up to eight opportunity user-defined fields for each list.
 Enter the opportunity’s details such as the revenue, cost, sales
team and leader.
 If multi-currency is enabled for
your Address Book and
currencies other than the
default currency have been set
up, you can select a specific
currency for the opportunity
revenue field.
 Work through the remaining tabs, entering the opportunity’s
details including the user-defined fields, strategy, competitors,
partners, and status.
 Click OK to save the opportunity.
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Sales Teams
Maximizer offers you the ability to assign an opportunity to any sales
team your system administrator has set up in Administrator. Teams
allow you to delegate individual activities of the opportunity to
members of the team. These activities appear in the team member’s
Hotlist for completion by the scheduled time. For information on
setting up sales teams, see the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s
Guide.
Sales Team Members
Sales team are composed of the following types of members:
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Team leader – In a team, one person is designated as a team
leader who has the right to make changes to the opportunity as
well as the opportunity’s team.
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Team member – A regular team member does not have the
right to change the opportunity or the team. The member’s role
is to perform the tasks the team leader assigns.
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Team member with edit rights – In Maximizer, the team
leader can grant any member the right to edit the opportunity,
which essentially gives the same abilities of the team leader. This
right must be granted on a per-opportunity basis, unless your
system administrator specifies otherwise.
If you are working on an opportunity as a team leader or a team
member with edit rights, you have the ability to delegate the
opportunity’s activities to individual team members. You can modify
the team’s membership or members’ rights at any time. After you
assign a team to work on an opportunity, you can then delegate
activities and modify the team.
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Strategies
Strategies use multiple factors to assess the probability of winning
opportunities. They provide a way of forecasting based on defined
metrics for the criteria of closing an opportunity. If your company has
existing methods of calculating the probability of winning
opportunities, they can be translated into strategies.
Strategies are most often used in complex projects involving large
risk or long-term planning.
After you have gathered your organization’s strategy information,
you can enter this information into the Strategy Library. You can
enter an unlimited number of strategies, and you can use the
components of one strategy to build other strategies.
The following sections contain additional information on strategies:
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“Strategy Components” on page 186
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“Strategy Library” on page 188
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“Scheduling Strategies for Opportunities” on page 189
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“Progress Indicator” on page 192
Strategy Components
Strategies are made up of the following components:
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Steps – A step is a milestone in the strategy that reflects actions
that must be taken when pursuing the opportunity. Each step
represents one or more activities that must be accomplished
before the step is considered complete.
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Activities – An activity is an action that forms the smallest
building block in the strategy. As your organization works
through an opportunity, activities are sent to the team members.
An activity contains a description of the action, an estimate of
the time it will take, and an estimate of its cost.
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Roles – A strategy probably will be applied to many different
opportunities, so you may not know the names of the people
who will directly influence the outcome of an opportunity. You
should, however, identify the key roles that will be assumed by
key people. You will then assign each role a weight in the same
way that you assign weights to the strategy’s success factors.
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Success Factors – Factors such as cost, features, and customer
needs will influence the sale of your product or service. When
you develop a strategy, choose success factors that you believe
will play a large part in determining the successful outcome of
an opportunity. Then assign each success factor a weight based
on your assessment of how much it will influence the outcome of
the opportunity.
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Steps and Activities
Some steps may be so simple that there is no need to break them
down further. In most cases, however, you will find it easier to
develop a strategy that works if you first define the major steps and
then break down each step into a series of activities that you can
schedule and assign to team members.
For instance, for Escona you may use something like the following:
Steps
Activities
Arrange tour and preliminary
meeting
Send price list and Escona
information.
Call distributor to arrange meeting
and tour.
Write and present agreement
Finalize reseller agreement
Create final draft of agreement
Present agreement to distributor
Close deal and sign agreement
Coordinate signing of agreement
Fill out product order
Arrange partnership dinner
Each activity is assigned to a single user or sent to a team member.
When the team members mark an activity as completed, Maximizer
updates the status of the opportunity accordingly.
The Strategy Library requires you to define activities separately from
steps. This allows you to use an activity in several different steps.
When you assign activities to a step, you simply select from a list of
available activities.
Roles
The next step in developing your strategy is to determine the key
roles—positions assumed by key people that will directly influence
the outcome of an opportunity that is assigned to this strategy.
When you are defining a strategy, you don’t necessarily know who
will fill these roles for each opportunity. If you can define generic
roles for your strategies—for instance, the CEO and Purchasing
Agent—you can later use people’s names for those generic roles for
individual opportunities.
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Success Factors
Strategies include influences called success factors. Choose success
factors with care—they are used to estimate the probability of a
successful outcome of an opportunity. Success factors should be
defined based on the experience of your sales people. After choosing
a success factor, you also assign a weight to the success factor based
on your assessment of importance. Success factor definitions let
Maximizer tell you how the opportunity is progressing and how you
can improve your probability of success. Once you have defined a
success factor, you can use it in any number of different strategies.
Maximizer includes two success factors:
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Political Alignment – This success factor measures the impact
of the key people who can influence the outcome of an
opportunity.
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On Schedule – Maximizer uses this success factor to determine
whether an opportunity is ahead or behind schedule.
Success Factors are defined in Administrator. These two factors,
along with the others that you define, must be weighted according
to their importance in pursuing the opportunity. You can’t delete the
predetermined success factors—if these success factors have no
significance, assign the success factors a weight of zero, or don’t
assign them to the strategy.
Strategy Library
Once you have your strategy planned on paper, entering it into
Maximizer is easy. The Strategy Library is a tabbed dialog box in
which you can create a library of roles, success factors, activities, and
steps. You use these elements when you add a new strategy to the
library. After designing a strategy, you can apply it to any new
opportunity you create.
 Each tab lets you construct a different strategy element. Start
with the Roles tab and finish with the Steps tab before you
construct your strategy in the Strategies tab. These elements are
then selected and assembled into your new strategy.
 Cost and duration are automatically calculated from the cost and
effort of the component activities.
 Use the buttons in the Strategies area of the dialog box to add,
copy (Save As), rename, or delete strategies.
 When you are ready to put together the strategy, use the Steps,
Factors, and Roles buttons to add these components to the
strategy.
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 Click Print to print the selected strategy.
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Scheduling Strategies for Opportunities
Once strategies are defined in the Strategy Library, you can schedule
a strategy for an opportunity. This will ensure you keep up to date
with all of the roles, success factors, and steps that influence an
opportunity’s success.
Note that if you change the scheduled strategy for an opportunity,
all incomplete activities for the initial strategy are removed from the
opportunity. Complete activities remain in the opportunity. After a
different strategy is scheduled for an opportunity, the activities
associated with that strategy are applied to the opportunity. If you
had standings associated with roles in the previously scheduled
strategy, the standings are carried over to the newly scheduled
strategy.
➤ To schedule a strategy for an opportunity
 Open the opportunity, and select the Sales Plans tab.
The Show strategy option should be selected by default.
 From the Strategy template drop-down list, select a strategy.
You can click Details to view specific properties of the strategy
such as the description and cost.
 Click Schedule and specify the Start date for applying the
strategy. Then, click OK to return to the Sales Plans tab.
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 For each role in the strategy, click in the Standing column and
select a standing for the role. You can also click in the Contacts
column to select a Contact for the role.
 For each success factor in the strategy, click in the Standing
column and select a standing for the success factor. Note that
the “On Schedule” and “Political Alignment” success factors are
calculated automatically.
 Select a step and click the plus sign to view all activities for this
step.
 If a team is assigned to the opportunity, delegate team members
to specific activities in steps. Double-click on an activity and
choose a user from the Team member responsible for
completion drop-down list.
You can update the strategy as roles become more influential,
success factors change, and steps are completed. The progress
indicator changes automatically in alignment with the success of
the opportunity.
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To mark an activity as complete, click inside the box displayed
after the activity. Overdue activities are denoted by a
warning symbol after the activity.
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Use the Show follow-ups option to display follow-up
activities related to an activity within a step.
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Use the Show completed activities option to display
completed activities. (Otherwise, completed activities are
removed from the step.)
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Use the More button to add, modify, or delete roles, success
factors, steps, and activities or you can use the shortcut
menu.
 Click OK to save the changes to the opportunity.
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Progress Indicator
The progress indicator for the probability of close is updated based
on the weighted sum of the standing/score of the roles and success
factors, as well as the number of completed activities within a step.
The standings of the roles affect the Political Alignment success
factor. The completed activities affect the On Schedule success factor.
All success factors contribute to the probability of close.
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Multi-Currency
Enabling multi-currency in an Address Book enables users to enter
opportunity revenue in other currencies. All other currency fields are
displayed in the default currency for the Address Book, otherwise
known as the corporate currency. Additional currencies added to the
Address Book can be applied to opportunity revenue on a per-entry
basis.
Multi-currency is enabled in Administrator. If this functionality is not
enabled, all related fields, menu items, and dialog boxes are not
visible in Maximizer. Once multi-currency is enabled for an Address
Book, it cannot be disabled. The corporate, or default, currency for
the Address Book is also set in Administrator. For more information
on enabling multi-currency, granting users rights to manage
multi-currency, and setting the corporate currency, see the
Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide.
The corporate currency acts as the exchange rate baseline for other
currencies. The corporate currency always has an exchange rate of
1.0, and other currencies have their own exchange rates. The
exchange rates determine the revenue conversion from one currency
to another. By default, the corporate currency is US, but this can be
changed in Administrator.
Adding Currencies to the Currency Library
Currencies are managed in the Currency Library in Maximizer. When
designated users are given the “Allow manage currencies” security
right in their user access rights, they can add, modify, and delete
currencies in the Address Book.
Once you add a currency, you can use it as the revenue currency for
any opportunity entry. The cost fields in the opportunity are always
displayed in the corporate currency.
In addition to adding currencies, you can also modify and delete
currencies from the currency library using the buttons in the Currency
Library dialog box. When you modify an exchange rate for a
currency, the new rate is applied only to new opportunities.
The format of currency symbols and ISO codes are determined by
settings in your operating system. You can adjust the currency
formats from the Control Panel. Any changes to the currency formats
are applied immediately to Maximizer currency fields.
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➤ To add a currency to the currency library
 On the Setup tab, select Template Library > Currency Library
from the File Management group.
The Currency Library dialog box opens.
 Click Add.
 From the Currency drop-down list, select a currency.
The ISO code is entered automatically, but you can change this
field or leave it blank if necessary. For example, you may want to
use US, rather than USD, for the US Dollar.
 Enter the currency Exchange rate.
This is the value of the currency in comparison with the
corporate currency. By default this is set to 1.
 If you change your corporate
currency, all currency rates are
set to 1.
 If necessary, from the Requested by field, select a user.
 Click OK.
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Email Notification for Opportunities
When opportunities are created, modified, abandoned, lost,
suspended, or won, email messages can be automatically sent to
partners and users notifying them of the changes. Maximizer
automatically inserts the basic details of the opportunity in the
message so you don’t have to write the email message with
opportunity details each time.
To set up opportunity email notification, you must create email
notification templates in Administrator. You can create separate
templates for each action (create, abandon, lost, suspended, or won).
Each action can also have separate templates for sending email to
partners and users. User notification email is sent to the users
identified as monitors for the opportunity.
For detailed information on how to create email templates for
opportunity notification, see the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s
Guide.
Selecting Users for Opportunity Monitoring
A default list of opportunity monitors is set up in the opportunity
preferences in Administrator. You can select this default list, or you
can select any other users to monitor specific opportunities. You can
also choose not to monitor a specific opportunity.
All users with modify permissions for opportunities can add or
remove opportunity monitors. Opportunity monitoring access rights
are not separate from general opportunity rights. If a particular user
should not be modifying opportunity monitors, all opportunity
modification rights can be removed in Administrator.
Opportunity monitors receive email messages based on templates set
up in Administrator. You can create different templates for each type
of action. See the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide for details.
You can also specify how to monitor new opportunities in the
default opportunity entry.
➤ To select a user for opportunity monitoring
 Select or open the opportunity.
 On the Edit tab, select Opportunity from the Monitor group.
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Right-click and select Opportunity Monitoring.
– or –
In an open opportunity, select the Monitoring icon.
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 Select one of the opportunity monitoring options.
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Select Do not monitor this opportunity to remove all
users from the list so no user receives email regarding this
opportunity.
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Select Use the system default opportunity monitoring
user list to display the users specified in the system default
opportunity monitoring list.
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Select Use the custom list below to modify the list of users
who monitor the opportunity.
 If you select to use a custom list for opportunity monitoring, click
Add to add a user to the list.
The Users dialog box opens displaying the users that are
available to add to the list.
 Select a user and click OK to add the user to the list.
 Click OK to save the changes to the opportunity monitoring list.
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Opportunity Pipeline Report
With a single click, you can view the current opportunities in the
pipeline. The report graphically displays all opportunities that you
select to include grouped by opportunity stage. The Opportunity
Pipeline report can also be modified using Crystal Reports.
➤ To view the Opportunity Pipeline report
 In the Opportunities window, click the Display Opportunity
Pipeline Report button in the View bar.
You are prompted for which entries to include in the report.
 Select the entries to include, and click OK.
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Quotas
You can manage sales quotas for teams, territories, and leaders
assigned to opportunities. Sales quotas keep track of the revenue
from opportunities compared to the quota applied to the team or
leader assigned to the opportunities.
 Quotas are available only in
Maximizer CRM Enterprise
Edition.
Sales managers can create quota templates. And all users with
adequate quota permissions can apply quotas to sales teams,
territories, and opportunity leaders.
The following sections contain information on working with quotas:
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“Quotas Window” on page 198
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“Creating Quota Templates” on page 199
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“Applying Quotas” on page 200
Quotas Window
You can view your current sales quotas in the Quotas window. Keep
the following points in mind when working in the Quotas window:
 Click the Quotas icon to open the Quotas window.
 In the main area of the window, view the progress of
opportunities for users, sales teams, and territories compared to
the quotas.
 The year shown in the Fiscal
Period column refers to the
year that the fiscal year begins.
This value may differ from the
calendar year for some months
and quarters.
 Use the Filter drop-down list to display all of your quotas, all of
your quotas for the current fiscal year, or all quotas that you
have the right to view.
 Use the Show drop-down list to display quotas by month,
quarter, or year.
 Select the Quotas Report icon to generate a report on the
current quotas.
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Sales Managers can create quota templates that can be applied to
many teams, territories, and leaders.
 Maximizer users must have the
Sales Manager user role to
access quota templates.
➤ To create a quota template
 On the Setup tab, select Template Library > Quota
Templates from the File Management group.
 Click Add.
 Specify a name for the quota template.
 In the Quota field, enter the total amount of the quota for the
fiscal year.
 In the Fiscal Year drop-down list, specify the year that the
quota applies to.
 The beginning of the fiscal year
is set in Administrator.
 Under Milestones, select Month or Quarter as the milestones
in the fiscal year.
By default, an equal percentage of the quota is applied to each
milestone.
 To modify the percentage applied to a milestone, select the
milestone, click Modify, and enter the new percentage.
If you modify the percentage for one milestone, you must
modify all other milestones, so that the percentages add up to
100.
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 Click OK to save the quota template.
Applying Quotas
You can apply sales quotas to teams, territories, and leaders. You can
apply existing quota templates or create new quotas. Maximizer
users must have the Insert permission for Quotas in order to apply
quotas.
Only one quota can be applied to a team, territory, or leader for each
fiscal year. If you use MaxExchange, ensure that multiple quotas are
not applied at different MaxExchange distribution sites to the same
team/territory/leader and fiscal year.
➤ To apply a sales quota
 Select the Quotas icon to open the Quotas window.
 On the Home tab select Quota from the Create group.
– or –
Right-click, and select Add Quota.
 In the Template name drop-down list, select a quota template
to base the quota on.
 Select the leader, team, or territory that the quota applies to.
 If necessary, adjust the other properties of the quota.
 Click OK.
CHAPTER
Campaigns
9
Market Your Products and Services
In this chapter...
“About Campaigns” on page 202
“Traditional Campaign Templates” on page 206
“Creating Traditional Campaigns” on page 211
“Automated Campaign Templates” on page 218
“Automated Campaign Messages” on page 224
“Adding Automated Campaigns” on page 229
“Activities in Automated Campaigns” on page 235
“Automated Campaign Subscribers” on page 238
“Status of Automated Campaigns” on page 242
“Testing Automated Campaigns” on page 243
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About Campaigns
Campaigns help you and your colleagues promote your company and
manage complex marketing campaigns.
With automated campaigns, you can broadcast your marketing
message to anyone in your Address Book. A campaign can reach out
to your entire Address Book or to a group of entries by email, fax, or
print.
Traditional campaigns allow you to coordinate your marketing team
for a common goal—producing an ad in television, radio, or print.
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Step 4
Activity 4
Step 3
Activity 3
Activity 2
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Step 1
Activity 1
Traditional Campaign Template
A traditional campaign template provides a strategy for your
teams that can be reused many times for various marketing
campaigns.
Automated Campaign Template
You can send out automated campaign message by email,
fax, or printed document. An automated campaign
template defines when and what is sent and can be
reused for many automated campaigns.
Tracking campaigns helps you define and strengthen your marketing
methodology. As a marketing team, you define campaign
templates—what you need to do to launch a marketing campaign
and how you will address the issues and obstacles involved. Then,
you apply the campaign template to your campaign.
The following section contains additional overview information
about campaigns:
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“Traditional Campaigns” on page 203
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“Automated Campaigns” on page 203
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“Campaigns Window” on page 204
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Traditional Campaigns
Complex marketing campaigns require a well-planned strategy.
When you launch a new product or promote your website, for
example, you need a coherent plan and you need to coordinate the
members of your marketing team towards a common goal.
traditional campaigns help you and your team manage your
marketing campaigns.
Using traditional campaigns, you can do the following:
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Create traditional campaign templates—detailed plans that
identify the factors that influence a marketing campaign and the
activities you must perform to complete a campaign.
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Apply these campaign templates to one or more marketing
campaigns.
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Effectively schedule and coordinate the marketing process
among all members of your marketing team.
•
Ensure that all the right people in your organization have
up-to-date information about the status of your campaigns.
•
Analyze the effectiveness of your campaign templates and
create new ones for new campaigns.
The Campaigns window also allows you to record a marketing
campaign without a campaign template. Without a campaign
template, a campaign simply records the campaign’s goal and allows
you to assign a marketing team to achieve the goal. No activities or
steps are defined to help your team to achieve the goal. You can use
this type of campaign for simple marketing campaign objectives.
Automated Campaigns
Use automated campaigns when you want to have Maximizer
automatically send out email messages, faxes, or printed documents
on a pre-defined schedule. An automated campaign is very useful if
you want to inform customers of a new or upgraded product that
you are marketing, encourage a repeat visit to your company’s
website, or even just to keep in contact with the customer.
 Fax and print campaigns are
available only in Maximizer
CRM Enterprise Edition.
You can include merge fields in your outgoing campaign media so all
recipients get messages that are customized with their names,
companies, or any other fields in their Address Book entry
information.
You can “broadcast” email to any number of Address Book entries to
support your marketing campaign. Ask your Internet Service Provider
if there is a limit on how many email messages that can be sent
concurrently. You can control the cycle time check in the automated
services preferences in Administrator. (Select File > Preferences, and
select the Automated Services tab.)
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 Automated services are not
available for MaxExchange
Remotes.
There are two main types of automated campaigns:
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Fixed-Date – These campaigns run for a specified time period.
When you apply this type of campaign to a new Address Book
entry, all activities of the campaign are applied within the fixed
time period. For example, if you launched a campaign
comprising five activities, and the first two activities were
already completed when a new Address Book entry is added to
the campaign, these two activities are applied immediately. The
remaining activities are applied as scheduled.
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Ongoing – These campaigns repeat indefinitely unless you
change the status to suspended. You can add a new Address
Book entry at any time during the campaign cycle. When a new
Address Book entry is added, the entire campaign is run from
start to finish, at the set time intervals. For example, if there is a
duration of one week between a set of four email messages,
each message will be sent one week apart, regardless of when
an Address Book entry is added to the campaign.
Campaigns Window
You can work with your campaigns in the Campaigns window. Like
the other main windows, the Campaigns window is list-based, which
means your entries are displayed as items in a list. All of your
campaign-related activities are done in the Campaigns window.
Here are some tips for working in the Campaigns window:
 Select the Campaigns icon to open the Campaigns window.
 Click the Column Setup icon to select a column setup and
change the information displayed about each campaign.
 Use the Filter drop-down list to filter the list of campaigns.
 Use the icons in the Type column to quickly distinguish
automated campaigns from traditional campaigns.
 The tabbed following windows show additional information for
the selected entry. Note that the Campaign Roles following
window applies only to traditional campaigns.
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Traditional Campaign Templates
Traditional campaigns allow you to launch structured marketing
campaigns in a marketing team environment. A new traditional
campaigns is created using one of the campaign templates in the
Traditional Campaign Template Library. Campaign templates are
approaches your organization uses in a marketing campaign.
A campaign template is a detailed plan that defines the procedures
that contribute to a successful marketing campaign. A traditional
campaign template is composed of steps, which are in turn composed
of scheduled activities. For example, you could create a simple
campaign template that defines the steps, activities, and roles
required to place an ad in a magazine
Once you create a campaign template in the Traditional Campaign
Template Library, you can apply the campaign template’s particular
marketing plan to any new traditional campaign you create.
Before you can enter your organization’s marketing strategies as
campaign templates, you need to gather information from your
marketing people. The best campaign templates combine the
knowledge and experience of everyone in your organization;
therefore, you should involve as many people in this process as
possible. The result will be a pattern of success that you can follow
like a road map.
Your first step is to design a general plan—a campaign
template—that describes your company’s steps, activities, and roles
involved in completing the campaign. The most difficult step in
creating a new campaign template is in the planning stage. Once you
know what the steps, activities, and roles will be, you may then enter
the information in the Traditional Campaign Template Library.
A campaign
template
consists of
several steps
to achieve the
goal.
Step 1
Step 2
A ctivities
Step 3
Activities
Activities
Each step is
composed of
activities—
individual
tasks to be
performed by a
member of the
team.
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The following sections contain additional information on traditional
campaign templates:
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“Components of Traditional Campaigns” on page 207
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“Example of a Traditional Campaign” on page 208
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“Creating Traditional Campaign Templates” on page 209
Components of Traditional Campaigns
Traditional campaigns and traditional campaign templates consist of
the following components:
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Steps – Steps are milestones in the campaign that reflect actions
you should take when pursuing a campaign. Each step
represents one or more activities. One of the steps for placing an
ad in a magazine might be to contact the magazine’s advertising
department to buy the ad space.
•
Activities – Activities are actions that form the smallest building
block in a campaign. Once a step is started, each activity is
turned into a scheduled Hotlist task in Maximizer. An activity in
contacting the magazine’s advertising department, for example,
might be to make the initial phone call to get pricing
information.
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Roles – Roles are the known influences caused by people that
affect the probability of marketing your product or service. For
placing an ad, one of the roles would be your contact person at
the magazine’s advertising department.
Steps and Activities in Traditional Campaigns
Some steps may be so simple that there is no need to break them
down further. In most cases, however, you will find it easier to
develop a campaign template that works if you first define the major
steps and then break down each step into a series of activities that
you can schedule and assign to marketing team members.
Each activity is assigned to a single user or delegated to a team
member as a Hotlist task. As the team members mark activities as
complete, Maximizer updates the status of the campaign
accordingly.
The Traditional Campaign Template Library requires you to define
activities separately from steps. This allows you to use an activity in
several different steps. When you assign activities to a step, you
simply select them from the list of available activities.
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Roles in Traditional Campaigns
The next step in developing your campaign template is to determine
the key roles—positions assumed by key people that will directly
influence the outcome of a marketing campaign.
When you are defining a traditional campaign template, you don’t
necessarily know who will fill these roles for each campaign. If you
can define generic roles for your campaign templates—for instance,
Printer or Graphic Artist—you can later use people’s names for those
generic roles for individual campaigns.
Example of a Traditional Campaign
The following is an example of a campaign template for placing an
ad in a magazine.
Ad for Magazine
Cost: $17,700.00 Duration: 2.47 week(s)
Objective: To create new ad for a trade publication
Steps
Develop new advertising campaign
Cost: $4,500.00 Duration: 1.19 week(s)
Develop new advertising campaign
Follow-up program
Cost: $1,200.00 Duration: 4.00 day(s)
Organize necessary follow-up for marketing program
Activities - Develop new advertising campaign
Identify appropriate advertisers
Identify trade publications and magazines suited for print advertising
Cost: $2,000.00 Effort: 1.14 week(s) Priority:
With: Advertising Agency
Submit ads for the season
Submit completed print ads to all advertisers being used
Cost: $2,000.00 Effort: 5.00 hour(s) Priority:
With: Advertising Agency
Brainstorming
Brainstorming with entire marketing team and agency for new ideas and
new offers for the upcoming season
Cost: $500.00 Effort: 3.00 hour(s) Priority:
With: Advertising Agency
Activities - Follow-up program
Telemarketing campaign
Develop a telemarketing campaign for the marketing program
Cost: $200.00 Effort: 2.00 day(s) Priority:
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Identify target market
Compile list of geographic territories of high income 30–55 yrs & identify
retailers in the area
Cost: $1,000.00 Effort: 2.00 day(s) Priority:
With: Advertising Agency
Roles
Advertising Agency
Printer
Creating Traditional Campaign Templates
Once you have planned your traditional campaign template, you can
easily enter it into the Campaigns window. The Traditional Campaign
Template Library is a tabbed dialog box in which you can create a
library of steps, activities, and roles. You then use these elements
when you add a traditional campaign template to the library.
In the Traditional Campaign Template Library, you add all of the
components of the campaign, start with the Roles tab and finishing
with the Steps tab. Then, you construct the campaign template in the
Templates tab, pulling together the various components into one
template.
After you have designed a traditional campaign template, you can
then apply it to any new traditional campaign that you create.
➤ To create a traditional campaign template
 On the Setup tab, select Template Libraries > Traditional
Campaign Templates from the File Management group.
 Click Add and enter a name for the template.
Use the other buttons to copy (Save As), rename, or delete
campaign templates.
 The Save As button in each tab
lets you save the selected
campaign template or element
under a new name. This can be
useful if you want a new
campaign template (or
template element) but you
don’t want to create it from
scratch.
 Fill in the general description for the campaign template.
The cost and duration are automatically calculated from the cost
and effort of the activities.
 In each tab, construct the different template elements in the
campaign.
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In the Roles tab, enter the roles in the campaign.
In the Activities tab, enter the activities in the campaign.
You can assign each activity to an existing role.
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In the Steps tab, enter the steps in the campaign.
You can assign existing activities to the steps.
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 In the Templates tab, click Steps, and assign the steps to your
new campaign template.
 Click Roles, and assign the roles to the campaign templates.
 Click Launch to create a traditional campaign based on this
template.
– or –
Click OK to save the campaign template to use later.
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Creating Traditional Campaigns
If you have planned and correctly entered your traditional campaign
template, it’s easy to implement a traditional campaign.
You can also create a campaign without using a campaign template.
When creating the campaign, specify “Not using a campaign
template” in the Template tab.
After creating the campaign, you can begin working the campaign at
any time.
➤ To create a traditional campaign
 In the Campaigns window, on the Home tab, select Traditional
Campaign from the Create group.
– or –
In the Campaigns window, right-click select Add Traditional
Campaign.
– or –
After creating a traditional campaign template in the Traditional
Campaign Templates dialog box, click the Launch button on the
Templates tab.
 Enter the details for the campaign working your way through
the tabs from left to right.
•
Enter the campaign’s potential revenue.
The budget is automatically calculated from the total cost of
the activities (part of steps) in the campaign.
 The ID number uniquely
•
identifies a campaign. Your
system administrator uses
Administrator to control
whether or not ID numbers are
automatically generated.
 In order for campaigns to be
Assign the marketing team and leader.
You can have different team members for each campaign.
This assignment determines where the campaigns are
synchronized if you are using MaxExchange.
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synchronized with
MaxExchange, the campaign
must belong to a team.
On the Templates tab, select a pre-defined template, which
includes a selection of roles and steps for a campaign.
After assigning a template, you cannot modify the campaign
to use a different template.
•
In the User-Defined Fields tab, specify values for
user-defined fields that are specific to campaigns.
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 When a campaign is created,
the status is automatically
marked as In Progress. You
update this when the status is
changed.
 Click OK to save the campaign.
Marketing Teams in Traditional Campaigns
Marketing teams allow you to delegate individual campaign
activities to members of the team. These activities appear in the team
member’s Hotlist to be completed by the scheduled date. Marketing
and sales teams are set up in Administrator. For more information on
setting up teams, see the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide.
Members of Marketing Teams
A marketing team is composed of three types of members: a team
leader, a team member, and a team member with edit rights.
•
Team Leader – In a team, one person is designated as a team
leader who has the right to make changes to the campaign as
well as to the campaign’s team.
•
Team Member – A regular team member does not have the
right to change the campaign nor the team. The member’s role is
to perform the tasks the team leader assigns.
•
Team Member with Edit Rights – A team leader can grant any
member the right to edit the campaign, which essentially gives
the same abilities of the team leader. This right must be granted
on a per-campaign basis, unless your system administrator
specifies otherwise.
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Assigning Marketing Teams to Traditional Campaigns
Use the Assign button on the campaign’s General tab to assign a
traditional campaign to any marketing team that has been set up by
your system administrator. If a traditional campaign does not have a
marketing team assigned, the user who created the campaign is
automatically designated as the leader.
➤ To assign a marketing team to a traditional
campaign
 Open the traditional campaign.
 In the General tab, click Assign.
 Select the team and click OK.
Assigning Contacts to Campaign Roles
Before delegating campaign activities to team members and roles,
select the traditional campaign and then assign Contacts to your
campaign roles.
You can share the same roles among all your campaigns. However,
when you assign a Contact to a role, it only applies to the selected
campaign.
Note that roles apply to only traditional campaigns using campaign
templates.
➤ To assign a Contact to a campaign role
 Select the traditional campaign.
 On the View tab, select Roles from the Review group.
– or –
In the View bar, select the Review Roles icon.
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 Select the role you want to delegate and click Assign.
 Search your Address Book for the desired Contact.
 Select the Contact you are assigning to the role and click OK.
 Click OK again when you are finished assigning campaign roles.
Delegating Campaign Activities to Team Members and Roles
If you are working with a marketing team on a traditional campaign,
and you are a team leader or a member with edit rights, you have the
ability to delegate the campaign’s activities to individual members in
the team. You can modify the team’s membership or member’s rights
at any time.
You may have some activities in your campaign that are appropriate
for team members with particular skills. The editing of an agreement
document, for example, might fall to your writer.
In addition to assigning activities to marketing team members, you
also can schedule roles and Contacts for each activity. But first, assign
a Contact to each campaign role.
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➤ To assign a campaign activity to a team member
 Select the traditional campaign.
 On the View tab, select Steps from the Review group.
 Select the step that contains the activity you want to delegate,
and click Review.
 Double-click the activity you want to delegate.
 Select the team member to whom you are assigning the activity,
and select the role and Contact with which the activity is
scheduled, and click OK to save the change.
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 Click OK to close the step.
Applying and Working the Steps in Traditional Campaigns
After you have delegated the activities to team members and
Contacts, you can begin working through the steps of your campaign
and marking each Hotlist task as complete.
➤ To apply and work the steps in a traditional
campaign
 Select the traditional campaign.
 On the View bar, select the Marketing Steps Summary icon.
– or –
On the View tab, select Steps from the Review group.
 Select the step, click Apply, and specify the start date of the
step.
Activities appear in the Hotlist as soon as the step is applied.
 After applying a step, double-click the step or click Work.
The Work button is not available until you have applied the step
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 Select an activity and click Modify to change or delegate an
activity.
 Double-click the last column of an activity to mark the activity as
complete.
You may also mark the task as complete in your Hotlist.
 Click OK to close the Work Step dialog box.
 Click OK again to close the Marketing Steps Summary dialog
box.
Pausing Traditional Campaigns
Sometimes you need to suspend your efforts in a marketing
campaign due to changing conditions or other factors. You can
pause a traditional campaign from the Status tab of an open
campaign. Once the campaign is paused, any Hotlist tasks are
archived (not available from the Hotlist) until you reset the campaign
to “In Progress”.
➤ To pause a traditional campaign
 Open the traditional campaign, and select the Status tab.
 Under Current working status, select Suspended, enter a
reason and comment.
 Click OK to save the change to the campaign.
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Automated Campaign Templates
Creating automated campaigns requires that you first define
campaign templates. Automated campaign templates define the
actions that occur when you implement a campaign. Each template
contains a series of scheduled activities that must be performed in
order to complete the automated campaign.
You can think of a campaign as a single implementation of one of
your automated campaign templates. Each time you create an
automated campaign, you are applying an instance of an automated
campaign template. The same automated campaign template can be
implemented over and over in the form of several campaigns.
Automated campaign template
F irst
scheduled
activity
X
Campaign
Second
scheduled
activity
Y
Campaign
Third
scheduled
activity
Fourth
scheduled
activity
Z
Campaign
The following sections contain additional information on automated
campaign templates:
•
“Activities in Automated Campaign Templates” on page 219
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“Creating Automated Campaign Templates” on page 219
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“Adding Activities to Automated Campaign Templates” on
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Activities in Automated Campaign Templates
An automated campaign template determines the actions that occur
during a campaign. The campaign template sets out in precise terms
which activities to use and when to send the campaign media (email,
fax, or printed document). You can schedule as many activities in a
campaign template as you need.
When adding activities to a campaign template, you will need to
plan some details ahead of time, including the following:
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How many email messages, faxes, or printed documents you
want to send.
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Which file types to use for the campaign activity.
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How many days after the campaign is launched that the
campaign message is sent.
Creating Automated Campaign Templates
Once you have a plan worked out, you can create an automated
campaign template in the Automated Campaign Template Library.
➤ To create an automated campaign template
 On the Setup tab, select Template Library > Automated
Campaign Templates from the File Management group.
The Automated Campaign Templates dialog box opens.
 Click Add to add a new template.
 Choose whether you are creating an entirely new campaign
template or one that is based on an existing campaign template.
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If you choose to base the new campaign template on an existing
campaign template, Maximizer copies the content of the
existing campaign template into your new campaign template.
 Type a name and description for the new campaign template
and click OK. Then, click Next.
 In the Activities wizard page, use the Add, Properties, and
Delete buttons to define the series of activities that comprise
this template.
When adding activities, you are prompted to specify the type of
activity—email, fax, or print.
 When you are finished defining activities, click Next.
 If you want to immediately launch an automated campaign
based on the template, select the Launch a new campaign
based on this template option.
 Click Finish to save the template.
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Adding Activities to Automated Campaign Templates
An activity is an email message, a fax, or a printed document that is
sent out a certain number of days after an automated campaign is
launched using a campaign template. You can add as many activities
as you want.
 Fax and print campaign
activities are available only in
Maximizer CRM Enterprise
Edition.
➤ To add an activity to an automated campaign
template
 On the Setup tab, select Template Library > Automated
Campaign Templates from the File Management group.
 Select the automated campaign template to which you want add
the activity, and click Next.
The Activities wizard page opens.
 Click Add, and select the type of activity—Email, Fax, or Print.
The Add Email/Fax/Print Activity dialog box opens.
 Enter the details of the activity.
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Enter the Name and Description.
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For fax and print campaigns, select a printer.
The list includes all printers and fax applications installed on
the Maximizer Automated Services computer (Maximizer
server) that are initialized for the fax/print service through
Administrator.
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For email activities, enter an Email subject.
You can click the ellipsis button to insert a merge field in the
email subject.
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Enter the delayed start date, which defines the number of
days after the campaign template is launched that the
activity occurs.
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Specify the start time, which defines the time of day the
activity occurs.
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Click Select Message Body File to access the list of saved
templates (body files).
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 New email activities can
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include Maximizer documents
(.ETF files) or .HTML files. Fax
and print activities can include
Maximizer documents or
Microsoft Word documents
(.DOC file). Message body
templates are stored in the
Address Book (database), so
everyone can access them
from the library.
Choose your Logging options.
A note is created for the Address Book entries involved in the
campaign if the campaign activity is successful or if the
activity fails.
 If you are adding a print or fax activity, click OK and continue
through the campaign template wizard to finish adding the
activity to the campaign template.
If you are adding an email activity, continue with the remaining
steps.
 Select the Email Addresses tab, and specify the email addresses
associated with the message.
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The sender’s name and email address are visible in the email
message.
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The reply to name and address are used when email
recipients reply to the email message.
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The Cc and Bcc fields define a carbon copy or blind carbon
copy recipient. Use these options to send a copy of the email
message to someone in your company, as well as to the
targeted recipients.
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Use the Include in all the emails or Include in the first
email only options to specify that the cc and bcc recipients
receive the message for each Address Book entry or for just
the first Address Book entry in a batch.
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 Select the Attachments tab and click Add to add any
attachments to the email message.
 Select the Landing Page URLs tab, and specify up to five
landing page URLs in the email message.
If you include a Campaign_Redirect_URL merge field in your
email message template, customers are redirected to a landing
page URL when they click on the Campaign_Redirect_URL merge
field.
 Click OK and continue through the campaign template wizard to
finish adding the email activity to the automated campaign
template.
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Automated Campaign Messages
The principal action of an automated campaign is to send a message
to one or more recipients by email, fax, or printed document. When
you create automated campaign templates, you choose a message
for each activity. You can also add messages to new activities in
existing automated campaigns.
These messages are stored in the Message Body Library, accessible
from the Automated Campaign Template Library, and from an
activity in an existing automated campaign. You can create
campaign messages using the Campaign Message Editor (.HTML
files), the Maximizer Word Processor (.ETF text files), a text editor
(.TXT text files), an HTML editor (.HTML files), or Microsoft Word
(.DOC files).
For email activities, Maximizer is capable of sending text and HTML
email messages, in addition to the email template file (.ETF) format
created by the Maximizer Word Processor. You can create HTML files
in Maximizer, or you can use an editor of your choice to create HTML
or text files. You can choose to use your default HTML editor in the
system default preferences.
Email messages can contain merge fields that are replaced with the
recipients’ information when the email message is sent. For example,
your template’s salutation might be “Dear {Mr_Ms?} {Last_Name?}”
or “Dear {First_Name?}”. These merge fields are replaced with a
Contact’s name, as in “Dear Ms. Kaworski”.
The following sections contain additional information about
automated campaign messages:
•
“Creating Campaign Messages” on page 225
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“Campaign Message Editor” on page 226
•
“Campaign Merge Fields” on page 227
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“Example of a Campaign Email Message” on page 228
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Creating Campaign Messages
You can create email messages for your automated campaigns using
the Campaign Message Editor or the Maximizer Word Processor in
Maximizer or using an external HTML editor. You can create fax and
print messages using the Maximizer Word Processor or Microsoft
Word. You can create a new message while adding or modifying
campaign activities in existing campaigns or in campaign templates.
➤ To create a campaign message
 In the General tab of the Activity dialog box in a campaign or
campaign template, click Select Message Body File.
The Message Body Library dialog box opens displaying all
existing campaign messages.
 Click New and select Maximizer Template, HTML Template,
or Microsoft Word Template.
If you select Maximizer Template in an email message, you can
send the message only as a plain text file without formatting.
 Enter the name of the template and click OK.
If you are creating a Maximizer template, the Maximizer Word
Processor opens.
If you are creating an HTML template the Campaign Message
Editor or your default HTML editor opens.
If you are creating a Microsoft Word Template, Microsoft Word
opens.
 Compose the content of the message in the editor.
If you are using the Maximizer Word Processor or the Campaign
Message Editor, click the Insert Merge Field icon to add merge
fields to the message.
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 In the Maximizer Word Processor or in an external editor, save
the message and close the editor.
– or –
In the Campaign Message Editor, click OK to save the message
and close the editor.
Campaign Message Editor
You can use the Campaign Message Editor to create email messages
for your automated campaign email activities.
The Campaign Message Editor lets you create messages in HTML
format. You can add merge fields, formatting, images, and
hyperlinks to the email message. You can also edit the HTML source
of the message.
Keep the following tips in mind when working in the Campaign
Message Editor:
 Select the Insert Fields icon to add merge fields to the message.
 Use the toolbar to apply formatting to the content of the email
message.
 Select the Picture and Hyperlink icons to insert images and
hyperlinks in your message.
 Select the View Source icon to view and edit the HTML source
of the email message.



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Campaign Merge Fields
The campaign merge fields are specific to automated campaigns.
These merge fields can be extremely useful for tracking customer
information regarding resulting visits to your website and opened
campaign email.
The easiest way to use merge fields in HTML is to create an email
template using the Campaign Message Editor and to insert the
merge fields into the content of the HTML file using the Insert Merge
Field toolbar icon. You can also add the syntax for the merge fields to
files created with external HTML editors.
 Although some of these merge
•
fields can be used in .ETF and
.TXT files, they are best suited
for HTML.
Campaign_Opened_Email_Tracking_URL – This merge field
tracks the number of customers that have opened an automated
campaign email message. It can be used with only HTML
message templates. When a customer opens a campaign email
message, the email opened count is updated in the automated
campaign statistics.
You should add the syntax for this merge field to an image tag in
your HTML message.
•
Campaign_Redirect_URL – This merge field tracks how many
customers hit your website as a result of an automated campaign
email message. The redirect URL calls an ASP page, which is
installed and configured at the time of installing Maximizer. If
necessary, the redirect script location can be modified in
Administrator. When a customer clicks on the link, the URL
visited count is updated.
You can add up to five redirect URL merge fields to your
campaign messages. You should add the syntax for this merge
field to a hyperlink in your HTML message. You specify the
actual URL of the web page directly in the campaign template.
•
Campaign_Remove_Subscriber_URL – This merge field
unsubscribes customers from an automated email campaign.
When a customer clicks on this URL, the Do Not Solicit By field is
updated for the entry, so the customer’s entry is marked to not
be solicited by email.
You should add this merge field to a hyperlink in your HTML
message.
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Service_Computer_Name – This merge field identifies the
automated services computer (Maximizer server) from which the
automated email message was sent. Typically, you could use this
internally through a hidden tag in your HTML. This field would
be useful when you have more than one automated services
computer running campaigns.
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Example of a Campaign Email Message
In this example, an email message will be sent to notify the recipients
of a product discount. The message template uses the four
automated campaign merge fields.
<HTML>
<body>
<img src="{Campaign_Opened_Email_Tracking_URL?}">
<p>Since 1995, Escona Estate Wines has produced some of the finest wines in
Northern California. We invite you to try our wines. For a limited time, we are
offering a select discount to promote our new line of fine wines for 2010.
<p>Please visit our website at <a
href="{Campaign_Redirect_URL?}">Landing Page</a>.
<p>To unsubscribe from this campaign, please <a
href="{Campaign_Remove_Subscriber_URL?}">click here</a>
<p>You are receiving email from this Service Computer,
{Service_Computer_Name?}.
</body>
</HTML>
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Adding Automated Campaigns
Automated campaigns are implementations of automated campaign
templates. You can add as many campaigns as you like using the
same campaign template and manage them in the Campaigns
window.
An automated campaign is always associated with one or more
Address Book entries—the Address Book entries are the recipients of
the messages sent in the campaign. Before you attempt to launch an
automated campaign, you must select the Address Book entry
recipients.
➤ To add an automated campaign
 In the Campaigns window, on the Home tab, select Automated
Campaign from the Create group.
– or –
Right-click in the Campaigns window and select Add
Automated Campaign.
 Choose the type of campaign you want to create—Fixed-Date
or Ongoing and click Next.
 Select the template on which this campaign is based. Enter the
name, description, budget, and expected revenue. And click
Next.
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 Select the subscribers to add to the campaign. Click Next.
You can choose how to use the current list of Address Book
entries. You can select a Favorite List. Or you can choose to
search for Address Book entries directly.
 Select the date to begin the campaign, and click Next.
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 Select the Validate email addresses option to be notified of
any blank email addresses or those missing the @ symbol, or
choose Validate fax numbers to be notified of invalid fax
numbers. Click Next.
 Click Finish to save and launch the campaign.
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Viewing Automated Campaigns
You can view and modify the details of existing automated
campaigns.
➤ To view an automated campaign
 In the Campaigns window, double-click on the automated
campaign.
The Campaign Entry dialog box opens at the Basic Information
tab.
 In the Basic Information tab, modify the campaign’s basic
information.
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Select products/services and categories related to the
campaign.
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In the Key fields area, select values for important
user-defined fields.
•
In the Campaigns details area, view statistics on the
campaign activities.
Unique opened emails measures the number of subscribers
that open one of the email messages in a campaign. A
subscriber in a campaign can increment this count only once
in a campaign.
Unsubscribes measures the total number of subscribers who
have unsubscribed from the campaign in all activities.
Total unique clicks measures the number of unique visits to
landing page URLs in the campaign by subscribers. A
subscriber in a campaign can increment this count only once
per landing page URL, even if the subscriber visits the landing
page URL multiple times from different campaign activities.
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 Select the User-Defined Fields tab to view and modify the
campaign user-defined fields.
These user-defined fields are specific to campaigns and are
defined as user-defined fields for campaigns (the type is
specified in the Set Up User-Defined Fields dialog box). You can
add new campaign user-defined fields by clicking New Field.
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 Select the remaining tabs to view more details on the campaign,
and click OK to save changes made to the campaign.
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Activities in Automated Campaigns
All automated campaigns contain activities that are scheduled to
occur during the campaign. Activities are email messages, faxes, or
printed documents that are sent as part of automated campaigns.
Activities are scheduled to occur a specified number of days after a
campaign starts at a specific time. You can also associated personal
activities such as Hotlist tasks and appointments with your
automated campaigns.
The following sections contain additional information on automated
campaign activities:
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“Viewing Statistics on Campaign Activities” on page 235
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“Suspending Automated Campaign Activities” on page 236
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“Reviewing Automated Campaign Activities” on page 237
Viewing Statistics on Campaign Activities
You can view statistics on all of the activities in your campaign from
the Activities tab in an open campaign. The information you can
view includes the number of messages that were sent and that had
errors. For email messages, you can also view the numbers of
subscribers who opened the email, who unsubscribed from the
campaign, and who visited each of the URLs included in the email
message.
➤ To view statistics on campaign activities
 Open the campaign, and select the Marketing Plans tab.
 Select Show campaign.
 Scroll to the right to view more statistics for the activities.
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The Email Opened and URL Visited statistics display the total
number of times all subscribers open the email or visit the URL.
The Unsubscribed statistic displays the number of subscribers
who have unsubscribed from the campaign in this activity.
The Email Opened Unique and the URL Visited Unique
statistics display the number of subscribers who have opened an
email or visited the URL.
The Total URL Visited statistics add up the statistics for all URLs
in the activity.
Suspending Automated Campaign Activities
You can suspend and resume individual activities in your campaign at
any time.
➤ To suspend an automated campaign activity
 Open the automated campaign, and select the Marketing
Plans tab.
 Click the Show campaign option.
 Select the activity you want to suspend, click More, and select
Suspend.
To resume an activity once it has been suspended, select the
activity, click More, and select Resume.
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Reviewing Automated Campaign Activities
You can review the status of automated campaign activities for each
subscriber and retry activities that have failed.
➤ To review campaign activities for a subscriber
 In the Address Book window, select the Address Book entry for
which you want to review activities.
 Open the Automated Campaigns following window.
 Select a campaign, right-click, and select Open Automated
Activities List.
 If a campaign activity has failed, select the activity, and click
Retry to perform the activity again.
 To reset the counters for print and fax campaign activities, click
Set Counters.
 The Set Counters button is
available for only print and fax
campaign activities. You use
the Opened and Clicked
columns for tracking fax and
print collateral customer
responses. Email activities
cannot be reset as the count is
updated dynamically.
These counters are set up through merge fields available for
email campaigns.
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Automated Campaign Subscribers
Each automated campaign targets one or more Address Book entries.
You can subscribe and unsubscribe Address Book entries to existing
campaigns. You can also retrieve a list of Address Book entries that
are subscribed to a campaign.
The following sections contain additional information on automated
campaign subscribers:
•
“Viewing Subscribers for Automated Campaigns” on page 238
•
“Adding Subscribers to Automated Campaigns” on page 239
•
“Removing Subscribers from Automated Campaigns” on
page 240
Viewing Subscribers for Automated Campaigns
Each automated campaign targets one or more Address Book entries.
You can quickly retrieve a list of the Address Book entries subscribed
to a campaign and display it in the Address Book window.
You can also view lists of Address Book entries who have opened an
email message for an automated campaign, clicked on a campaign
landing page URL, and unsubscribed from an automated campaign.
Yet another option is to view a list of Address Book entries for a
selected campaign activity.
You can access these commands from the Campaigns window or the
Automated Campaigns following window.
➤ To retrieve a list of subscribers for a campaign
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Select the automated campaign, right-click, and select Retrieve
Address Book Entries.
The Address Book window opens and displays the list of the
Address Book entries subscribed to the campaign.
You can also retrieve the Address Book entries for which the
campaign was not successful by selecting Retrieve
Unsuccessful Address Book Entries.
➤ To retrieve a list of subscribers who have opened
email or clicked URLs
•
Select the automated campaign, right-click, and select an item
from the shortcut menu as follows:
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To retrieve Address Book entries who have opened email
messages, select Retrieve Opened Emails Address Book
Entries.
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To retrieve Address Book entries who have clicked on a
landing page URL, select Retrieve Clicked-Through
Address Book Entries.
Depending on the option you select, the Address Book window
opens and displays a list of entries who have opened email or
clicked on a landing page URL.
➤ To retrieve a list of entries who have unsubscribed
from a campaign
•
Select the automated campaign, right-click, and select Retrieve
Unsubscribed Address Book Entries.
The Address Book window opens and displays the list of entries
who have unsubscribed from the automated campaign.
➤ To retrieve a list of subscribers for a campaign
activity
 Select the automated campaign, right-click, and select Retrieve
Address Book Entries by Activity.
 Select the activity, and select the subscribers you want to
retrieve.
Options for specifying which entries are retrieved include: All
subscribers, Unsuccessful entries, Opened email entries,
Unsubscribed entries, and Clicked-through entries.
If you select Clicked-through entries, you can also specify
which landing page URLs are visited.
 Click OK.
Adding Subscribers to Automated Campaigns
You can add any Address Book entries as subscribers at any time to
existing automated campaigns. You can search for an Address Book
entry to add it individually, or you can add all Address Book entries
from the current list.
If you add a subscriber to a fixed-date campaign, all activities that are
already completed in the campaign are sent at once to the Address
Book entry. If you add a subscriber to an ongoing campaign, the
campaign is run from the beginning and all activities are completed
at their scheduled intervals.
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➤ To add a subscriber to an automated campaign
 Open the campaign, and select the Subscribers tab.
 Click Add and select Search for Address Book Entries or Add
from Address Book List.
 Search for an Address Book entry by last name or Company
name, select the entry, and click OK.
– or –
Click OK to confirm that you want to add all Address Book
entries in the current list.
➤ To add a subscriber from the Address Book window
to an automated campaign
 In the Address Book window, select the Address Book entry that
you want to add to the campaign.
 On the Home tab, select Assign to Automated Campaign
from the Subscribe group.
The Subscribe Address Book Entry to Automated Campaign
dialog box opens displaying all automated campaigns in
progress.
 Select the campaign to which you want to subscribe the entry,
and click Subscribe.
You can continue selecting campaigns to subscribe the entry to
multiple campaigns.
 Click Close to close the dialog box.
Removing Subscribers from Automated Campaigns
You can remove Address Book entries that are already subscribed to
a campaign. You can remove the current Address Book entry in the
Address Book window, you can select entries to remove from the
campaign directly in the Subscribers tab, or you can remove all
entries in the current list of Address Book entries.
 You can flag Address Book
entries to not be included in
specific types of campaign
activities by using the “Do not
solicit by” field on the Basic
Information tab.
➤ To remove a subscriber in the Address Book window
from a campaign
 In the Address Book window, select the Address Book entry that
you want to remove from the campaign.
 Select the Automated Campaigns following window.
 Right-click on the automated campaign, and select Unsubscribe
from Selected Campaign.
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➤ To remove subscribers from a campaign
 Open the campaign, and select the Subscribers tab.
 Select the subscribers that you want to remove.
 Click Remove, and select Remove Selected Entries.
➤ To remove subscribers in the current list from a
campaign
 Open the campaign, and select the Subscribers tab.
 Click Remove, and select Remove Based on Address Book
List.
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Status of Automated Campaigns
You can view the current status of your automated campaigns in the
Status column in the Campaigns window. You can also change the
status and view more details on the status of campaigns in the Status
tab of an open campaign.
The following sections contain additional information on the status
of automated campaigns:
•
“Suspending Automated Campaigns” on page 242
•
“Resuming Automated Campaigns” on page 243
Suspending Automated Campaigns
You can suspend automated campaigns that are in progress at any
time. When a campaign is suspended, all of the activities in the
campaign are also suspended.
➤ To suspend an automated campaign
 Open the campaign, and select the Status tab.
 In the Current working status area, select Suspended.
 Optionally, in the Completion details area, specify the date
and reason, and enter a comment.
 Click OK.
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Resuming Automated Campaigns
You can resume any existing automated campaigns that are
completed, abandoned, or suspended at any time. Any incomplete
activities in the campaign also resume.
➤ To resume a campaign
 Open the campaign, and select the Status tab.
 In the Current working status area, select In progress.
 Click OK.
Testing Automated Campaigns
You can add subscribers that test all of the activities in the
automated campaign at once. When you run the test, all of the
activities in the campaign are sent to the subscribers ignoring the
date and start time of the activity.
➤ To test an automated campaign
 Open the campaign, and select the Test tab.
 If necessary, add Address Book entries to the test:
•
Click Add and select Search for Address Book Entries or
Add from Address Book List.
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Search for an Address Book entry by last name or Company
name.
 Click Run Test.
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CHAPTER
Customer Service
10
Provide the Key to Success with Customer Service
In this chapter...
“Customer Service Cases” on page 246
“Adding Customer Service Cases” on page 249
“Status of Customer Service Cases” on page 252
“Email Notification for Customer Service Cases” on page 257
“Knowledge Base” on page 261
“Adding Articles to the Knowledge Base” on page 265
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Customer Service Cases
The customer service features in Maximizer help support and
enhance your existing customer service business processes. All
Address Book entry customer service communication can be
recorded, categorized, and escalated appropriately to ensure issues
are dealt with in a timely manner.
The following sections contain overview information on working
with customer service cases:
•
“Customer Service Window” on page 246
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“Viewing Customer Service Cases” on page 247
Customer Service Window
The Customer Service window is list-based like the other Maximizer
windows. Keep the following points in mind while working with the
Customer Service window:
 Select the Customer Service icon to open the Customer Service
window.
 Use the Show drop-down list to display cases assigned to you or
show other queues. You can also use the Status Filter button to
filter cases by status (the filter is also available through View >
Status Filter).
 Use the View in Address Book button to view the Address
Book entries associated with a single case or multiple cases.
 Use the View bar buttons to resolve, assign, and escalate cases.
 Use the Deadline drop-down list to view cases according to
deadline.
 Double-click on a customer service case to view or modify it.
 Use the following windows to view additional information for
the selected customer service case.
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When the Address Book window is active, you can select the
Customer Service following window to display the customer
service cases associated with the selected Address Book entry.
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Viewing Customer Service Cases
You can view and modify existing customer service cases in your
Address Book from the Customer Service window or from the
Address Book entry associated with the customer service case.
➤ To view a case from the Customer Service window
 Select the Customer Service icon to open the Customer Service
window.
The Customer Service window opens.
 If necessary, select an option from the Show drop-down list.
 Double-click on an entry to open it.
The Case dialog box opens displaying the details of the case.
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 Select the other tabs to view more information on the case.
➤ To view a case from an Address Book entry
 Select the Address Book entry.
 Select the Customer Service following window.
All customer service cases for the current Address Book entry are
displayed in the list.
 Click on a customer service case to open it.
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Adding Customer Service Cases
You can create customer service cases to track and resolve customer
service issues. Customer service cases are always associated with
Address Book entries. When creating a new case, you can select an
Address Book entry or select an existing customer service case or
opportunity associated with the Address Book entry.
➤ To add a customer service case
 Select the Address Book entry or an opportunity or case
associated with the entry.
 On the Home tab, select Case from the Create group.
– or –
Drag the entry to the Customer Service following window.
– or –
Right-click and select Create a Customer Service Case.
 If necessary, click the ellipsis button next to the Contact field to
search for a Contact for the case.
The Contact can be associated with any Company or Individual in
the Address Book, and not only with the selected Address Book
entry.
 Specify the basic fields for the customer service case.
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Select the applicable Products/Services and Categories for
the case.
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Enter a Subject and a Description of the case.
 Select a Key Fields list and select the appropriate key fields for
the customer service case.
Key Fields are important user-defined fields specific to customer
service cases and are defined in the Key Fields preferences in
Administrator. (Select File > Preferences, and select the Key
Fields tab.) An unlimited number of Key Fields lists can be set up
using up to eight customer service user-defined fields for each
list.
 Specify the remaining case details.
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In the Follow-up by field, select the follow-up deadline for
the case.
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In the Case Owner field, select the Maximizer user who is
ultimately responsible for the closure of the case.
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In the Assigned to field, select the Maximizer user who the
case is assigned to.
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A Hotlist task, based on the follow-up deadline, is
automatically created for the assigned user. The task is
automatically modified when the follow-up deadline or
assigned user is modified. And when the case is resolved, the
task is marked as complete.
 Select the User-Defined Fields tab to specify additional values
for case fields.
The User-Defined Fields tab contains Address Book user-defined
fields in the Fields for [Address Book entry] folder and Customer
Service user-defined fields in the Fields for this case folder.
If you cannot see one of the user-defined fields you need, select
the Show blank fields checkbox to display all fields.
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 Click OK to save the new customer service case.
Adding Customer Service Cases from Email
You can create customer service cases related to existing or new
Address Book entries right from the Email window.
Note that the Customer Service window must be open before you
can create a case from the Email window.
➤ To add a customer service case from an email
message
 In the Email window, select the email message.
 On the Home tab, select Case from the Create group and select
the Address Book entry to create the case for.
– or –
Right-click and select Create a New > Case for [Address Book
entry].
You can create a case for either the currently selected Address
Book entry or for the Address Book entry matching the email
address of the email message.
 Enter the case details.
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By default, the email subject becomes the case subject, and the
email body becomes the case description.
 Click OK to save the customer service case.
Status of Customer Service Cases
You can change the status of a customer service case at any time.
When you assign a case to another representative or escalate a case
to a manager, you can specify a new status for the case. The status
also changes when you resolve a cases.
You can also set up custom statuses for cases and select which
statuses are available when you assign, escalate, and resolve cases in
the customer service preferences in Administrator. (Select File >
Preferences, and select the Customer Service tab.)
The following sections contain additional information about the
status of customer service cases:
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“Assigning and Escalating Customer Service Cases” on page 252
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“Case Hotlist Tasks” on page 254
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“Resolving Customer Service Cases” on page 254
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“Recording Case Solutions” on page 256
Assigning and Escalating Customer Service Cases
Customer service cases should be assigned to the customer service
team member who is best able to handle the type of issue. A
customer service team member is categorized in Administrator as a
customer service representative or a customer service manager,
though a manager can serve both roles. Cases are assigned to
representatives and escalated to managers when representatives are
unable to resolve the cases.
Cases can be assigned and escalated as often as required. When a
case is assigned or escalated, you can type a message to record why
the case is assigned or escalated. This message is then included in the
logged note.
You can send email to the user who is now responsible for the case
when you assign or escalate a case. The email message is
system-generated and cannot be edited in Maximizer or
Administrator.
The customer also can be notified by email when a case is assigned or
escalated so the customer always knows who is handling the case
although the owner of the case is the person who is ultimately
responsible for the closure of a case. If a Contact is associated with
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the case, the email message is sent to the Contact. Otherwise, the
message is sent to the Company/Individual.
➤ To assign or escalate a customer service case
 Select or open the customer service case.
 Select the Assign or Escalate icon.
– or –
On the Edit tab, select Assign Case or Escalate Case from the
Process group.
The Assign Case or the Escalate Case dialog box opens.
 In the Assign to or Escalate to drop-down list, select a
Maximizer user.
To be listed in this dialog box and to access the Customer Service
window, users must be assigned to the Customer Service
Manager or the Customer Service Representative role in
Administrator.
 In the Status drop-down list, select the status of the case, or
leave the default status.
The default status is Assigned or Escalated. But you can select
any status that is set up to display in Administrator.
 Enter a Note about the case assignment or escalation.
 In the Actions area, select the corresponding option to notify
the assigned user and/or case owner.
 Click OK to finish assigning or escalating the case.
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Case Hotlist Tasks
Hotlist tasks are automatically created when users and follow-up
deadlines are assigned to cases. When a case is assigned or escalated,
a Hotlist task is created for the user to which the case has been
assigned or escalated. The original user’s task remains. If a case is
assigned or escalated to yet another user, a task is created for that
newly-assigned user and so on for each assigned user. When a case is
resolved, the original task is automatically marked as complete.
The task date and time correspond with the case follow-up deadline.
The assigned user, the associated Address Book entry, and the case
subject are included as the task details. Case tasks are created
regardless of Hotlist access rights.
Resolving Customer Service Cases
When you solve a customer’s issue, you can resolve the customer
service case in Maximizer. You can document the details of how the
case is resolved, add a new solution (if any) to the knowledge base,
and notify the customer and user to whom the case is assigned. You
can perform these tasks right in the Resolve Case dialog box.
➤ To resolve a customer service case
 Select or open the customer service case.
 Select the Resolve icon.
– or –
On the Edit tab, select Resolve Case from the Process group.
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 Specify the billing information for the case.
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Select a Billing type.
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Specify the number of hours worked on the case in the
Billable time (hrs) field.
•
Enter the hourly rate in the Billing rate field.
•
If Maximizer prompts you to update the Case fee
automatically by multiplying the Billing rate by the Billable
time, click either Yes or No to specify your preference.
Otherwise, enter the Case fee.
 Enter the Solution notes for the case. These notes would
include any specific information about how the case was
resolved.
 Note that you can include this
information in automated
email templates for customers
by using the
Case_Solution_Note merge
field.
You can also select a knowledge base article to link to the case,
or create a draft knowledge base article from the solution note.
 If desired, select one or more of the options in the notification
areas to send email to other Maximizer users who worked on the
case or to the Address Book entry associated with the case.
 Click OK to finish resolving the customer service case.
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Recording Case Solutions
While resolving a customer service case, you can keep track of the
solution to the case in the knowledge base. You can choose from the
following options:
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Solution involves information from an existing
knowledge base article – Select this option if an existing
knowledge base article resolved the case. Enter the knowledge
base article number.
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Create a draft knowledge base article from solution notes
and link it to this case – Select this option if the case was
resolved without the assistance of an existing knowledge base
article. Type a concise, detailed explanation of how the case was
resolved in the Solution notes text box. If the status is set to
Abandoned, this option is unavailable.
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Email Notification for Customer Service Cases
When customer service cases are created, assigned, escalated, or
resolved, email messages can be automatically sent to customers and
users notifying them of the changes. Maximizer automatically inserts
the basic details of the case in the message so you don’t have to write
the email message with opportunity details each time.
To set up case email notification, you must create email notification
templates in Administrator. You can create separate templates for
each action (create, assign, escalate, or resolved). Each action can also
have separate templates for sending email to customers/partners and
users. Partners can receive the same email notification as their
associated customer. User notification email is sent to the users
identified as monitors for the case.
For detailed information on how to create email templates for case
notification, see the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide.
The following sections contain additional information on email
notification for customer service cases:
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“Selecting Users for Case Monitoring” on page 257
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“Customer Service Merge Fields” on page 259
Selecting Users for Case Monitoring
A default list of case monitors is set up in the Customer Service
preferences in Administrator. You can select this default list, or you
can select any other users to monitor specific customer service cases.
You can also choose not to monitor specific customer service cases.
All users with modify permissions for cases can add or remove case
monitors. Case monitoring access rights are not separate from
general customer service rights. If a particular user should not be
modifying case monitors, all case modification rights can be removed
in Administrator.
Case monitors receive email messages based on templates set up in
Administrator. You can create different templates for each type of
action. See the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide for details.
You can also specify how to monitor new cases in the default case
entry.
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➤ To select a user for case monitoring
 Select or open the customer service case.
 On the Edit tab, select Monitor Case from the Process group.
– or –
Right-click and select Case Monitoring.
– or –
Select the Monitoring icon in an open customer service case.
 Select one of the case monitoring options.
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Select Do not monitor this case to remove all users from
the list so no user receives email regarding this case.
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Select Use the system default case monitoring user list
to display the users specified in the system default case
monitoring list.
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Select Use the custom list below to modify the list of users
who monitor the case.
 If you select to use a custom list for case monitoring, click Add to
add a user to the list.
The Users dialog box opens displaying the users that are
available to add to the list.
 Select a user and click OK to add the user to the list.
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 Click OK to save the changes to the case monitoring list.
Customer Service Merge Fields
Merge fields in the email template personalize the message for each
recipient by replacing the merge field code with the actual field
value for that Address Book entry. For example, including the
{First_Name?} merge field in an email template would replace that
code with each email recipient’s actual first name.
You can create templates in either .ETF (Maximizer Word Processor)
or .HTML format. When creating templates in the Maximizer Word
Processor, simply click the Merge Field button and select the merge
field to insert into your email template. However, HTML templates
are created in an HTML or text editor, which does not contain the
Maximizer merge field selection dialog box. While you can manually
type the merge field codes into your HTML document, it’s easier to
first create the template in the Maximizer Word Processor and then
copy the template (including the merge field codes) into an HTML
template.
For a complete list of available merge fields to include in the email
templates, see the Insert Merge Field dialog box in the Maximizer
Word Processor. Press F1 when a field is selected to view its
description. Commonly used customer service merge fields are
described below:
 The question mark in a merge
field is used to alert users to
not leave a space if no value is
assigned to the related
Address Book entry for the
merge field.
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{My_Name?} – Full name of the logged-in user (first name,
initial, and last name).
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{My_Company?} – Name of the logged-in user’s company.
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{CS.Case_Number?} – Case number.
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{CS.Client_Name?} – Name of the associated Address Book
entry (Company or Individual).
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{CS.Contact_Name?} – Name of the Contact associated with
the case. Because this field is not mandatory in customer service
cases, a value may not display in case notification emails.
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{CS.Subject?} – Case subject.
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{CS.Assigned_To?} – Name of the user who the case is assigned
to. Applies to case assignment or escalation emails only.
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{CS.Resolved_By?} – Name of the user who resolved the case.
Applies to case resolution emails only.
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{CS.Resolved_Date?} – Date when the case was resolved.
Applies to case resolution emails only.
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{CS.Resolved_Time?} – Time when the case was resolved.
Applies to case resolution emails only.
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{Case_Solution?} – Knowledge base article number associated
with the case resolution. Applies to case resolution emails only.
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{Case_Solution_Note?} – Notes from the Solution Notes field
in the Solution Information & Billing tab of the Case dialog box.
Applies to case resolution emails only.
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Knowledge Base
The knowledge base keeps track of the solutions to your customer
service cases. Each separate case solution is stored in a knowledge
base article. An article is typically created for each case solution,
answered question, or guideline relating to your products or services.
Articles in the knowledge base are stored in a standard (text) format
or in a document (file attachment) format.
The following sections contain information about the knowledge
base:
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“Knowledge Base Window” on page 261
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“Viewing Knowledge Base Articles” on page 262
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“Searching for Knowledge Base Articles” on page 263
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“Status of Knowledge Base Articles” on page 264
Knowledge Base Window
The Knowledge Base window provides you with a library-style tool to
manage your knowledge base articles. The window is tightly
integrated with the Customer Service window.
The Knowledge Base window displays articles according to number,
last modified date, product, category, title, and status. Click on a
column heading to sort the articles by the column subject matter. To
pop up a convenient list of commands to manage articles, click your
right mouse button.
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Viewing Knowledge Base Articles
The knowledge base ensures that valuable case solutions are
recorded, reviewed for quality assurance, and made available to the
appropriate users. You can view and modify existing knowledge base
articles as long as you have the required permissions.
➤ To view a knowledge base article
 Select the Knowledge Base icon.
The Knowledge Base window opens.
 If necessary, select an option from the Status drop-down list to
filter the list of articles.
 Double-click on an article to open it.
The Knowledge Base Article dialog box opens displaying details
on the articles.
If the article is in standard format, the entire content of the
article is displayed.
If the article is in document format, a preview of the article is
displayed.
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 To view the content of a document article, click Open.
To replace the content of the article, click Browse and select the
new article.
 If you are modifying the article, click OK to save the changes.
Searching for Knowledge Base Articles
You can search the knowledge base for any article that matches the
basic article fields you specify, such as creator, owner, and last
modification date. To find all articles, leave all the fields blank.
You can also search for articles by phrase. Once selected, the three
search options just described apply to the article content, as well as
to the title and keywords. The Search by Phrase option searches the
article title and keywords and can be fine-tuned using the following
options:
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Article contains all of the words in phrase – Searches for
every word you specify.
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Article contains the exact phrase – Searches for the words in
the exact order you specify.
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Article contains at least one of the words in phrase –
Searches for at least one of the words you specify.
You can choose to search the article content, as well as the title and
keywords, using the “Include article body contents when executing
search” option.
If you are running Maximizer on a SQL server, the Full-Text Search
engine must be installed in order to search article content. If this
option is grayed out, contact your system administrator or see the
Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide for information on how to
enable the full-text search in SQL.
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Status of Knowledge Base Articles
The status of knowledge base articles determines which users can
read or modify articles. Articles can also have the following statuses:
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Draft – Articles can be viewed and modified by creators, owners
(users or security groups), and approvers.
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Internal – Articles can be viewed by all users who have
knowledge base read rights, excluding Customer Access and
Partner Access users.
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Published – Articles can be viewed by all users who have
knowledge base read rights, including Customer Access and
Partner Access users, and modified by approvers.
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Expired – Articles can be viewed and modified by creators,
owners (users or security groups), and approvers.
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Adding Articles to the Knowledge Base
When you resolve customer service cases, you can create new
knowledge base articles automatically from case solution notes.
Cases are automatically linked to their new knowledge base articles.
You can also add knowledge base articles directly to the Knowledge
Base window. These articles are not linked to specific customer
service cases, though you can link the articles to cases in the future.
You can add articles to the knowledge base in standard (text) format
and in document (file attachment) format. If the article content is
short and straightforward, standard format should suffice. However,
if you want to carefully compose the article over a day or two,
confirm data with an external source, or run a spell check, you may
wish to write the document in Microsoft Word, for example, and
then attach the article as a document.
A newly created article is assigned a draft status until it is opened
and assigned a different status by the appropriate users.
The following sections contain information on adding articles to the
knowledge base:
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“Adding Standard Knowledge Base Articles” on page 265
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“Adding Document Knowledge Base Articles” on page 266
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“File Formats for Document Knowledge Base Articles” on
page 267
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“Saving and Sending Knowledge Base Articles” on page 267
Adding Standard Knowledge Base Articles
Standard format knowledge base articles contain only text. You can
specify all details and content of the article directly in the Knowledge
Base Article dialog box.
➤ To add a standard knowledge base article
 In the Knowledge Base window, on the Home tab, select
Knowledge Base Article > Standard Format from the Create
group.
– or –
Right-click and select Add Knowledge Bas Article > Standard
Format.
 Specify details on the article, including the Title, Keywords,
Products/Services, and Categories.
 In the Article content area, enter the complete content of the
knowledge base article.
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 Click OK to save the article to the knowledge base.
Adding Document Knowledge Base Articles
You can add any type of file to the knowledge base as a document
article. When attaching the file, you can browse to folders on your
computer or network.
➤ To add a document knowledge base article
 In the Knowledge Base window, on the Home tab, select
Knowledge Base Article > Document Format from the
Create group.
– or –
Right-click and select Add Knowledge Bas Article >
Document Format.
 Browse to and select the file, and click Open.
 Specify details on the article, including the Title, Keywords,
Products/Services, and Categories.
 Click OK to save the article to the knowledge base.
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File Formats for Document Knowledge Base Articles
Files of any format can be attached to the knowledge base as a
document article. However, the content of only the following file
formats can be searched:
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Microsoft Word (*.DOC)
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Microsoft Excel (*.XLS)
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Microsoft PowerPoint (*.PPT)
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Text (*.TXT)
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HTML (*.HTM or *.HTML)
Saving and Sending Knowledge Base Articles
Any article can be saved or sent by email. However, due to a file
naming convention, an article title containing the following
characters cannot be saved or sent by email:
?/*:“|\<>
If you want to save or send the contents of an article that contain
these characters in the file name or article title, Maximizer
automatically replaces them with underscores so the file can be saved
or sent by email.
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Use Maximizer Around the Globe
In this chapter...
“Maximizer on the Web” on page 270
“Maximizer Web Access” on page 271
“Partner Access” on page 275
“Customer Access” on page 279
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For many organizations, it’s impractical to send an entire database to
each remote machine—the database may be too large; there may be
concerns about distributing valuable lead and customer information;
or there may be a concern about connection times and the amount
of data being sent.
Maximizer’s web access sites give remote users access to the central
Maximizer database via the web. Remote users can access and work
with Address Book entries as they would in Maximizer at the office.
Remote users need only a web browser, Maximizer user ID, and
password. A travelling business person could step into a web café or
borrow someone’s computer to quickly connect to the home office
Address Book. Once online, it’s easy to work with contact data, check
Hotlist tasks and calendar appointments, customer service cases, and
opportunities.
The web access sites provide Maximizer database access to people
who don’t have Maximizer installed. A company could have its
distributor list in Maximizer and allow web access to that list so any
other member of the channel—with the proper password—could go
online and browse the distributor directory.
Maximizer on the Web has four components—Maximizer Web
Access, Wireless Access, Partner Access, and Customer Access.
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Maximizer Web Access
You can access Maximizer Web Access through the Start menu or by
entering its URL in a browser.
 You can access the sample
Escona Tutorial Address Book
using “jnapoli” as the user ID
and “maximizer” as the
password.
➤ To access Maximizer Web Access
 To access Maximizer Web Access through its URL, enter the URL
in any web browser. The URL is set by your system administrator.
Typically, the URL would look like the following:
http://[YourServerName]/MaximizerWebAccess/Default.aspx
– or –
 If you are using Microsoft
Internet Explorer, you should
not run Maximizer Web Access
in multiple tabs at the same
time.
To access the site through the Start menu, select Start >
Programs > Maximizer CRM > Web Access > Maximizer
Web Access.
 Select the Address Book you want to open, and enter your
User ID and password.
Configuring Browsers for Maximizer Web Access
Maximizer Web Access runs in Microsoft Internet Explorer and
Mozilla Firefox. For an up-to-date list of supported browsers, visit the
Maximizer website: www.maximizer.com
If you use Internet Explorer, you may need to adjust your security
settings to access the full functionality of Maximizer Web Access. In
Internet Explorer, you must add the Maximizer Web Access server to
the Trusted sites zone with the security level set to Medium-low.
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➤ To configure Internet Explorer to use Maximizer
Web Access
 In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options, and select
the Security tab.
 Select the Trusted sites security zone, and click Sites.
 If necessary, clear the Require server verification (https:) for
all sites in this zone checkbox.
 Enter the URL for the Maximizer Web Access server and click
Add.
 Click Close.
Maximizer Web Access is added to the Trusted sites security
zone.
 With the Trusted sites zone still selected, click Custom Level.
 In the Reset custom settings area, select Medium-low from
the Reset to drop-down list.
 Click OK to save the changes in the Security Settings dialog box,
and click OK again to save your Internet options.
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Navigation Tips
Because Maximizer Web Access runs inside your browser, you
navigate its pages the same way you navigate a website. Here are
some tips for navigating Maximizer Web Access:
•
To move back a page, click the Back button on your browser’s
toolbar. Click the Forward button on the browser's toolbar to
move forward. (On the keyboard, you can move backwards and
forwards by pressing Alt + left or right arrow key.)
•
If you repeatedly run Maximizer Web Access from the same
computer, create a Favorite or Bookmark to the Login page so
you never have to re-enter the URL.
Maximizer Web Access Interface
Like in Maximizer, information in Maximizer is displayed in lists,
which means that it can be sorted and arranged in rows and columns.
You can easily move from page to page to access different types of
entries. For detailed information on using Maximizer Web Access, see
the Maximizer Web Access User’s Guide. (In Maximizer Web Access,
select Help > User’s Guide.)
Keep the following points in mind when working with the Maximizer
Web Access pages.
 Select or open entries in the list to view information and
perform tasks on the entries.
 Use the menus to access all tasks that are available in the
current page.
 Select an icon in the icon bar to move to a different page.
 At the top of the icon bar, use the button with the arrows on it
to hide or display the icon bar view.
 Use the view bars in a page to filter your list and access
common tasks and the column setup.
 Hover your mouse over an entry and click the Summary icon to
view additional information on the entry in a pop-up window.
 Use the controls at the bottom of a list to choose the number of
entries displayed on a page and to navigate from page to page.
Click on a page number to move to a different page. The arrow
buttons take you to the next and previous pages, as well as to
the first and last page. The ellipsis buttons take you to the next
and previous 10 pages.
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 Hover your mouse over the links in the left navigation pane to
access additional commands in pop-ups including the following:
Recent Entries to select an Address Book entry that you
recently accessed.
User Information to view phone lists and status of other
Maximizer users.
Links to access external links.
Administration to access administrative tasks.
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Partner Access
 Maximizer users can access
the sample Escona Tutorial
Address Book using “Paul” as
the user ID and “password” as
the password.
Partner Access is a web application that creates a two-way flow of
information between your organization and its business partners.
Organizations with an extended sales force of resellers or dealers
need a way to distribute and monitor sales opportunities to these
partners. Partner Access allows business partners to access Address
Book entries, sales opportunities, customer service cases, and news/
events over the Internet.
Staff can publish news to the site. News items can be filtered for
partners based on their interest areas.
Customer service cases may be associated with a Contact of a
Company or an Individual. Partners (the Contact associated with the
case) can then follow the progress of the case. Partners can also
search the knowledge base for related articles.
Partners access Partner Access using the URL and setup PIN sent by
email by the site administrator. See the Maximizer CRM
Administrator’s Guide for more information about setting up Partner
Access.
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Viewing and Modifying Address Book Entries
Partners can view and modify associated Address Book entries in the
site.
➤ To view and modify Address Book entries
 In Partner Access, click the Address Book icon.
All the Address Book entries that are associated with a partner
appear (these entries have the partner assigned to them in the
Basic Information tab of an entry).
 Click on an Address Book entry to open it.
 Click Edit to make modifications to the entry.
 Use the buttons on the menu bar to print a Detailed report,
view the properties of the entry, copy information to the
Windows clipboard, and create new opportunities.
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Working with Opportunities, Notes, and Documents
 Opportunities are assigned to
partners by selecting a partner
on the Partner tab of the
opportunity. Leads are
assigned by assigning the
partner to the lead on the
Basic Information tab of the
Address Book entry. Each time
a partner is assigned an
opportunity or a lead, the
partner is notified by email.
Opportunities, notes, and documents for those Address Book entries
can also be created, modified, or deleted (if provided the necessary
right to do so). Partners may view and update opportunities that
have been assigned to them in Maximizer. Assigned leads are also
available to partners.
➤ To add and modify opportunities, notes, and
documents
 While an Address Book entry is open, click on the corresponding
tab—Opportunities, Notes, or Documents tab.
 Click Add to add a new opportunity, note, or document.
 To open an opportunity, a note, or a document, click on it.
 To edit an opportunity, a note, or document, click the Edit
button.
 Use the Download button to open a document.
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Working with Customer Service Cases
Partners can view and enter cases in Partner Access. Cases can be
limited by the site administrator to only those cases associated with
the partner or to all cases in an Address Book.
➤ To view and enter cases
 Open the Customer Service page by clicking on the
corresponding icon.
 To add a case, click Edit and choose Create a Customer
Service Case. A wizard appears where you enter the case
details.
 To open a case, click on it.
 To print a detailed report of the case, view the case
properties, or view a knowledge base article associated with
a case, click the corresponding button.
 Click on the Notes and Documents tabs of a case to see the
related notes and documents.
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Customer Access
 Maximizer users can access
the sample Escona Tutorial
Address Book using “Mary” as
the user ID and “password” as
the password.
Customer Access offers customers a number of web-based services.
The site’s functionality is very similar to Partner Access in that
Customer Access can be customized to display information essential
to your customers. Staff can publish to the site news such as new
products or services; news items can be filtered for customers based
on their interest areas.
Customers can follow the progress of their customer service cases and
even enter cases if given the proper access rights by the site
administrator. The knowledge base can also be searched for related
articles. For more information, see “Partner Access” on page 275.
As with Partner Access, customers use the URL and setup PIN sent by
email by the site administrator to access Customer Access. They then
set up their own login information. See the Maximizer CRM
Administrator’s Guide for more information about setting up
Customer Access.
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Access Maximizer from Wireless Devices
In this chapter...
“Wireless Access” on page 282
“Accessing Address Book Entries” on page 285
“Modifying Entries” on page 290
“Sending and Saving Email Messages” on page 293
“Accessing Opportunities” on page 295
“Accessing Customer Service Cases” on page 300
“Accessing User-Defined Fields” on page 305
“Accessing Notes” on page 306
“Accessing Documents” on page 308
“Accessing Calendar Appointments and Hotlist Tasks” on page 309
“Accessing the Company Library” on page 313
“Using Favorite Lists” on page 316
“Viewing Dashboards” on page 317
“Setting Wireless Access Preferences” on page 318
“Creating Shortcuts to Wireless Access Sites” on page 319
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 Wireless Access is installed as
part of the Maximizer
Components for IIS. Check
with your system administrator
for further information.
Instructions for installing,
enabling, and configuring
Wireless Access are in the
Maximizer CRM
Administrator’s Guide.
Wireless Access is a website that lets you access your Maximizer
Address Books from wireless devices. You can access the following
types of information in Wireless Access:
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Address Book information
•
Opportunities
•
Customer service cases
•
Hotlist tasks and appointments
•
User-defined fields
•
Notes
•
Company Library documents
•
Dashboards
Depending on the type of device you are using, the screens and
procedures may vary slightly.
Compatible Devices and Browsers
 In order for Wireless Access to
display properly on devices,
you should enable JavaScript
and HTML tables in your web
browser.
Several devices are compatible with Wireless Access. Check with
either Maximizer Software Inc. or your Business Partner for
compatibility before deployment. Any HTML web browser is
compatible with Wireless Access including the following:
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Go.Web for RIM devices
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Palm Web Pro for Palm devices
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Pocket Internet Explorer for Windows CE devices
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Opera for SmartPhones/PDAs
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Safari for Apple iPhone
Visit the Maximizer website at www.maximizer.com for the most up
to date list of supported browsers.
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➤ To log in to Wireless Access
 On your device, enter the URL for the site into your browser as
follows:
<Server Name>/MaximizerWireless
e.g., http://wirelessweb.maximizer.com/maximizerwireless
 Select the Address Book, enter your User ID and Password
(Maximizer User ID and Password), and then click Enter.
The Wireless Access home page appears.
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Navigating Pages
From each of the main Wireless Access pages, you can use the
navigation footer to move to the Address Book, Opportunity,
Customer Service, Calendar/Hotlist, and Company Library pages. You
can also use the Back and Home buttons to navigate the site.
You can navigate pages in the following ways:
 From the Wireless Access home page, click the associated link to
access the Address Book, Opportunities, Customer Service,
Calendar/Hotlist, Company Library, Dashboard and Preferences
pages.
 From the navigation footer on any of the main pages in Wireless
Access, click the Address Book, Opportunity, Customer
Service, Calendar/Hotlist, or Company Library icons.
 Click the Back and Home icons to return to a previous page or
go to the Wireless Access home page.
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Accessing Address Book Entries
You can access the Address Book page in the following ways:
 From the Wireless Access home page, click Address Book.
 From the navigation footer on the main pages, click the
Address Book icon.
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Searching for Address Book Entries
You can search for Address Book entries by last name, first name,
company name, phone number, or email address in Wireless Access.
You can also perform a Quick Search to search for Companies,
Individuals, or Contacts directly from the main page. With the Quick
Search you can search by Company name or by last name. You can
also retrieve all Address Book entries in a Favorite List. See “Using
Favorite Lists” on page 316 for more information.
➤ To search for Address Book entries
 Open the Address Book page.
 In the Search By drop-down list, select the field that you want
to search for.
 In Search For field, enter the text to search for.
 In the Matching area, select the types of entries you want to
retrieve—Company, Individual, or Contact.
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 Click Search.
The page displays a list of matching Address Book entries.

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
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➤ To perform a Quick Search
 In the Search Company by Name or Search Person by Last
Name field on the Wireless Access home page, enter the name
of the Company or person.
 Click Search.
The page displays a list of matching Address Book entries.
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Viewing Address Book Entries
You can view the details of existing Address Book entries in Wireless
Access. You can access Address Book entries from searches, from
Favorite Lists, or from open opportunities, customer service cases,
appointments, and tasks associated with the Address Book entries.
➤ To view an Address Book entry
•
After performing a search or retrieving a Favorite List, click on
the entry to open it.
– or –
•
In an open opportunity, case, or appointment, click the link to
the Address Book entry.
– or –
•
From the Actions drop-down list in an open task, click View
Company/Individual/Contact.
The page displays all the fields that have values for the Address
Book entry.
Adding New Address Book Entries
You can add new Companies and Individuals from the main Address
Book page. You can add Contacts from existing Address Book entries.
➤ To add a Company or an Individual
 From the Address Book page, click Add New Company/
Individual.
The New Company or New Individual page opens.
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 Enter the basic information for the Company or Individual.
 When you are finished, click OK.
The Company Information or Individual Information page opens
displaying all the fields that have values for the Company or
Individual.
➤ To add a Contact
 Open an existing Company or Individual.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Add > Contact and
click Go.
The New Contact page opens.
 Enter the basic information about the Contact.
 When you are finished, click OK.
The Contact Information page opens displaying all the fields that
have values for the Contact.
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Phoning Address Book Entries
You can phone Address Book entries from the list of entries after
performing searches or retrieving Favorite Lists or from open entries.
➤ To phone an Address Book entry
 Entries’ phone numbers are
displayed only if the column
setup includes a phone
number field. Your
administrator can specify the
column setup used in Wireless
Access.
•
In a list of entries, click on the phone number next to the entry.
– or –
In an open entry, click on the phone number that you want to
call. You can choose any phone number that’s specified for the
entry.
Drawing Maps
You can quickly draw a map showing the location of an Address
Book entry or of the Address Book entry associated with an
opportunity or customer service case.
➤ To draw a map of an Address Book entry
 Open an Address Book entry, opportunity, or customer service
case.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Draw a Map and click
Go.
 Choose an online map site and click Go.
The map to the Address Book entry’s location appears.
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Modifying Entries
You can modify Address Book entries, opportunities, customer
service cases, appointments, tasks, and notes in Wireless Access.
➤ To modify an entry
 Open the entry.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Modify and click Go.
 Modify any of the fields.
 When you are finished, click OK to save the changes.
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Associating Contacts with Entries
You can change the Contact associated with an existing opportunity
or case or add a Contact to an opportunity or a case that is associated
to only a Company or Individual.
➤ To associate a Contact with an entry
 Open the entry.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Edit > Contact and
click Go.
The Modify Contact page opens showing the currently selected
Address Book entry and Contact. You can search for other
Contacts to associate with the entry.
 In the Search by drop-down list, select Last Name or
Company.
 In the Search for field, enter the text to search for, and click
Search.
The page refreshes and displays the Contacts matching the
search criteria.
 Select the Contact, and click OK.
The Contact is added to the entry.
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Selecting Products/Services and Categories
 For more information on
displaying products/services
and categories see Maximizer
Help and Administrator Help.
You can select products/services and categories for opportunities,
customer service cases, and appointments.
➤ To select products/services and categories for an
entry
 Open the entry.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Edit > Products/
Services or Edit > Categories and click Go.
The Select values for Products/Services or the Select values for
Categories page opens.
 Select values for the products/services or categories for the entry.
 Click OK.
The items you select are displayed in the entry.
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Sending and Saving Email Messages
In Wireless Access you can send email to Address Book entries and
save the email messages in Maximizer. In addition to the typical
email functionality of your wireless device, you can save email
messages as notes or documents with Address Book entries.
You can send email to Address Book entries in Wireless Access from
open entries or from the list of entries after performing a search or
retrieving a Favorite List.
➤ To send an email message to an Address Book entry
 In a list of entries, click on the email address next to the entry.
You can choose only the main email address for the entry.
– or –
In an open entry, click on an email address. You can choose any
email address that’s specified for the entry.
The Send Email page opens. By default, the current Address
Book entry’s email address is included in the To field.
 To add additional Address Book entries, click the To, Cc, or Bcc
button, and search the Address Book.
•
In the Search by drop-down list, select Last Name or
Company.
•
In the Search for field, enter the text to search for, then click
Search.
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In the Entries available for assignment section, select
the Address Book entries that you want to add to the email.
Click OK when you are finished.
 Specify a subject and body text for the email message.
 In the Logging section, specify your logging options.
 Your logging options for email
must be enabled for notes in
your user preferences in
Maximizer (Preferences >
Logging tab) for the logging
options to work properly.
•
Save body text of an email message that is sent to an Address
Book entry as a note in the Notes window or as a document
in the Documents window.
•
Specify default text to be included as part of a note.
 Click Send.
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Accessing Opportunities
You can access the Opportunities page in the following ways:
 From the Wireless Access home page, click Opportunities.
 From the navigation footer on the main pages, click the
Opportunities icon.


Searching for Opportunities
You can search for Opportunities by Company name and you can
filter your searches by opportunity status in Wireless Access. You can
also retrieve all opportunities in a Favorite List. See “Using Favorite
Lists” on page 316 for more information.
➤ To search for an opportunity
 Open the Opportunities page.
 In the Status drop-down list, select the status of the opportunity
or select All Opportunities.
 In the Company field, specify the name of the company that the
opportunity is associated with.
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 Click Search.
All opportunities matching the search criteria are displayed.
Viewing Opportunities
You can view the details of existing opportunities in Wireless Access.
You can access opportunities from searches, from Favorite Lists, or
from Address Book entries associated with the opportunities.
➤ To view an opportunity
 From the Opportunities page, perform a search or retrieve a
Favorite List.
– or –
 The links in the View section
work only if JavaScript is
enabled on your device. You
can disable the View section in
your Navigation Preferences. If
the View section is not visible,
select View > Opps from the
Actions drop-down list.
In the View section at the top of an open Address Book entry,
click Opps.
 Click on the opportunity to open it.
The page displays all the fields that have values for the
opportunity.
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Adding New Opportunities
You can add new opportunities from Address Book entries or from
existing opportunities. When you create a new opportunity from an
existing one, the Address Book entry associated with the original
opportunity is also associated with the new opportunity.
➤ To add a new opportunity
 Open the existing entry.
 From the Actions drop-down list in an Address Book entry,
select Add > Opportunity, and click Go.
– or –
From the Actions drop-down list in an opportunity, select
Create a New Opportunity, and click Go.
 If Products/Services is a mandatory field, select the products/
services for the opportunity, and click Next.
 If Categories is a mandatory field, select the categories for the
opportunity, and click Next.
The remaining information is displayed. Mandatory fields are
marked with asterisks (*).
 Enter the remaining fields for the opportunity.
 Click OK to save the opportunity.
The opportunity is created.
In Wireless Access, you can associate Contacts, sales teams, leaders
competitors, and partners to opportunities only after creating them.
For more information, see the following sections:
•
“Associating Contacts with Entries” on page 291
•
“Assigning Sales Teams and Leaders to Opportunities” on
page 298
•
“Assigning Competitors and Partners to Opportunities” on
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Assigning Sales Teams and Leaders to Opportunities
You can assign sales teams to opportunities in Wireless Access. While
selecting a sales team, you can also select a leader for the
opportunity.
➤ To assign a sales team to an opportunity
 Open the opportunity.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Edit > Sales Team, and
click Go.
The Select a sales team page opens.
 From the Sales team drop-down list, select a sales team, and
click OK.
The Select an opportunity leader page opens. The designated
team leader is selected by default.
 Select a leader for the opportunity, and click OK.
The opportunity is displayed with the Sales team and Leader
fields updated.
Assigning Competitors and Partners to Opportunities
You can assign competitors and partners to opportunities in Wireless
Access. You can select any Address Book entries as competitors and
partners. But you can also filter the Address Book to display only
entries that are designated as competitors or partners. You can also
remove competitors and partners that are already assigned to
opportunities.
➤ To assign a competitor or partner to an opportunity
 Open the opportunity.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Edit > Competitors or
Edit > Partners and click Go.
The Search for Competitor or the Search for Partner page opens.
 If the opportunity already has
competitors or partners
assigned to it, you can click the
Remove button to choose
competitors or partners to
remove from the opportunity.
 In the Search by drop down list, select Last Name or
Company.
 In the Search for field, enter the text to search for.
 Select the Ignore leads, Competitors only, or Partners only
options to refine the search.
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 Click Search.
All matching Address Book entries are retrieved.
 Select the entry and click OK.
The opportunity is displayed with the Competitors or the
Partners section updated.
Changing the Status of Opportunities
You can change the status of opportunities in Wireless Access.
Changing the status lets you complete your current opportunities.
➤ To change the status of an opportunity
 Open the opportunity.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Edit > Status, and click
Go.
The Current working status page opens.
 Select the new status of the opportunity, and click OK.
If the new status completes the opportunity, the Completion
details page opens. Otherwise, the opportunity is saved with the
new status.
 Enter the details for the opportunity completion. Mandatory
fields are marked with asterisks (*).
 Click OK.
The opportunity is displayed with the Status section updated.
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Accessing Customer Service Cases
You can access the Customer Service page in the following ways:
 From the Wireless Access home page, click Customer Service.
 From the navigation footer on the main pages, click the
Customer Service icon.


Searching for Cases
To view customer service cases, you can search by the case status and
by the assigned user. You can also retrieve a Favorite List. For more
information on Favorite Lists see “Using Favorite Lists” on page 316.
➤ To search for a case
 Open the Customer Service page.
 In the Status drop-down list, select the status of the case that
you want to retrieve or select All Cases.
 In the Assigned to drop-down list, select the Maximizer user
that the case is assigned to, or select the empty field to retrieve
cases assigned to all users.
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 Click Search.
The page displays all cases matching the search criteria.
Viewing Cases
You can view the details of existing customer service cases in Wireless
Access. You can access cases from searches, from Favorite Lists, or
from Address Book entries associated with the cases.
➤ To view a case
 From the Customer Service page, perform a search or retrieve a
Favorite List.
– or –
 The links in the View section
work only if JavaScript is
enabled on your device. You
can disable the View section in
your Navigation Preferences. If
the View section is not visible,
select View > Cases from the
Actions drop-down list.
In the View section at the top of an open Address Book entry,
click Cases.
 Click on the case to open it.
The page displays all of the fields that have values for the case.
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Adding New Cases
You can add new cases from Address Book entries or from existing
cases. When you create a new case from an existing case, the Address
Book entry associated with the original case is also associated with
the new case.
➤ To add a new case
 Open the existing entry.
 From the Actions drop-down list in an Address Book entry,
select Add > Case and click Go.
– or –
From the Actions drop-down list in a case, select Create a New
Case.
The Select Values for Products/Services page opens.
 Select the Products/Services for the case, and click Next.
If Category is a mandatory field, the Select Values for Categories
page opens. If Category is not a mandatory field, skip to Step 5.
 Select the Categories for the case, and click Next.
The remaining information is displayed. Mandatory fields are
marked with asterisks (*).
 Enter the remaining fields for the case.
 Click OK to save the case.
You can associate a Contact with the case only after creating the
case. For more information, see “Associating Contacts with Entries”
on page 291.
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Assigning, Escalating, and Resolving Cases
You can assign, escalate, and resolve customer service cases in
Wireless Access. When you assign cases, you can reassign the cases to
any customer service team member. When you escalate cases, you
can reassign the cases to only managers. When you resolve cases, you
can specify billing information. You can automatically notify the
assigned user, the case owner, and the Address Book entry when the
case is reassigned or resolved. And you can create a Hotlist task to
check on the case when the case is reassigned.
➤ To assign, escalate, or resolve a case
 Open the case.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Action > Resolve/
Assign/Escalate and click Go.
 In the Assignment area, select the Maximizer user that you are
assigning the case to, select the status of the case, and enter a
note to accompany the case.
– or –
In the Case Resolution Information area, select the status of
the case, specify the billing information, and enter a note to
accompany the case.
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 In the Actions area, specify whether or not you want to apply a
follow-up action.
 Click OK.
If you select to assign/escalate/resolve the case without a followup action, the changes are saved to the case.
If you select to apply a follow-up action, the Follow-up Actions
page opens.
 Select the follow-up actions that you want to apply to the case—
Notify the assigned user by email, Notify the case owner
by email, Notify the Address Book entry by email, or
Create Hotlist task for myself to check on this case.
 Click OK.
The changes are saved to the case and the selected actions are
automatically applied.
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Accessing User-Defined Fields
You can view and modify user-defined fields associated with Address
Book entries, opportunities, and customer service cases.
➤ To view and modify user-defined fields
 The links in the View section
work only if JavaScript is
enabled on your device. You
can disable the View section in
your Navigation Preferences. If
the View section is not visible,
select View > UDFs from the
Actions drop-down list.
 Open the entry.
 In the View section at the top of the entry, click UDFs.
The User-Defined Field List page opens. The list may be empty if
values are not yet selected for any of the entry’s user-defined
fields.
 To view the blank user-defined fields click Show blank fields.
The list displays all user-defined fields for the type of entry.
 To modify a user-defined field, click on the user-defined field.
Then, enter or select a new value, and click OK.
The user-defined field is updated.
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Accessing Notes
You can access notes associated with Address Book entries,
opportunities, and customer service cases in Wireless Access.
➤ To view a note
 The links in the View section
work only if JavaScript is
enabled on your device. You
can disable the View section in
your Navigation Preferences. If
the View section is not visible,
select View > Notes from the
Actions drop-down list.
 Open the entry.
 In the View section at the top of the entry, click Notes.
 In the Type drop-down list, select the type of note that you want
to view, or select All Notes.
 In the Category drop-down box, select the category that the
note belongs to, or select All Categories.
 Click Search.
Notes matching the search criteria are returned. For long lists,
you can click Next or Previous at the bottom of the page to view
more notes.
 Click on the note to view its details.
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Adding Notes
You can add new notes to existing Address Book entries,
opportunities, and customer service cases.
➤ To add a note
 Open the entry.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Add > Note.
The New Note page opens.
 In the Full Access and Read Access drop-down lists, select the
user or group that has access rights to the note, or select Public
to give full access or read access to all Maximizer users.
You can also change the date and time of the note and assign a
category to the note.
 In the Text field, enter the text for the note.
 Click OK to save the note.
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Accessing Documents
You can access documents attached to Address Book entries,
opportunities, and customer service cases in Wireless Access.
➤ To access a document attached to an entry
 The links in the View section
work only if JavaScript is
enabled on your device. You
can disable the View section in
your Navigation Preferences. If
the View section is not visible,
select View > Docs from the
Actions drop-down list.
 Open the entry.
 In the View section at the top of the entry, click Docs.
 In the Name field, enter the name of the document. Or leave
the field blank to retrieve all documents.
 In the Category drop-down list, select the document’s category.
Or select All Categories.
 Click Search.
Documents matching the search criteria are returned. For long
document lists, you can click Next or Previous at the bottom of
the page to view more documents.
 Click on the document to view its details.
Once the document entry is open, you can use the Actions dropdown list to delete it and send it by email. For more information on
sending email in Wireless access, see “Sending and Saving Email
Messages” on page 293.
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Accessing Calendar Appointments and Hotlist Tasks
You can access the Calendar / Hotlist page in the following ways:
 From the Wireless Access home page, click Calendar / Hotlist.
 From the navigation footer on the main pages, click the
Calendar / Hotlist icon.


Viewing the Calendar
 The default calender view
follows the settings in the
Calendar/Hotlist preferences in
Maximizer. If the default
calendar view in Maximizer is
monthly or weekly list, the
default calendar view in
Wireless Access is set to
weekly.
You can view the Calendar/Hotlist in Daily or Weekly view mode. Use
the back and forward arrows to move between days or weeks.
You can also go directly to a specific date or week by using the Date
Picker. To open the Date Picker, click the date link below the Actions
drop-down list.
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➤ To change the calendar view
 Open the Calendar/Hotlist.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select View Daily or View
Weekly and click Go.
Viewing Appointments and Tasks
You can view the details of appointments and tasks in Wireless
Access. You can access appointments and tasks from the Calendar or
from Address Book entries, opportunities, or customer service cases
associated with the appointments and tasks.
➤ To view an appointment or task
 To go back to the calendar
view, click the Back icon.
 Open the Calendar/Hotlist.
 Locate the appointment or task in the Daily or Weekly view.
 Click the appointment or task that you want to view.
The page displays details of the appointment or task.
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➤ To view an appointment or task associated with an
entry
 The links in the View section
work only if JavaScript is
enabled on your device. You
can disable the View section in
your Navigation Preferences. If
the View section is not visible,
select View > Appts/Tasks
from the Actions drop-down
list.
 Open the entry.
 In the View section at the top of the entry, click Appts or Tasks.
All appointments or tasks associated with the entry are
displayed.
 Click the appointment or task that you want to view.
The page displays details of the appointment or task.
In appointments, the Appt with: section displays all Address
Book entries assigned to the appointment. Entry information
includes name, phone number, and email address.
Adding Appointments and Tasks
You can add personal appointments or tasks. And you can add
appointments or tasks associated with Address Book entries or
customer service cases.
When you add an appointment, the Date, From, and Until fields are
filled in automatically, but you can change them if necessary. The
Subject field is mandatory and cannot be left blank.
➤ To add a personal appointment or task
 Open the Calendar.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select New Appointment/
Task and click Go.
 Enter the appointment or task details and click OK.
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➤ To add an appointment or task associated with an
entry
 Open the entry.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Add > Appointment/
Task and click Go.
 Enter the appointment or task details and click OK.
When you create an appointment for a Contact, a link is added to the
Contact’s email address in the appointment details. Click the link to
compose an email message to the Contact. See “Sending and Saving
Email Messages” on page 293 for more information.
If your device supports automatic dialing, you can click the Contact’s
phone number in the appointment details to make a call. See
“Phoning Address Book Entries” on page 289 for more information.
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Accessing the Company Library
You can access the Company Library page in the following ways:
 From the Wireless Access home page, click Company Library.
 From the navigation footer on the main pages, click the
Company Library icon.


➤ To browse in the Company Library
 Click on a folder to open it and display its contents.
 In the folder path, click on a parent folder to navigate to a folder
further up in the hierarchy.
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Searching for Documents in the Company Library
You can search for Company Library documents by file name, author,
creation date, and last modified date. You can search the entire
Company Library or you can search a specific folder.
➤ To search for a document in the Company Library
 Open the Company Library page.
 To narrow your search to a specific folder, navigate to the folder.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select the type of search you
want to perform—File Name, Author, Creation Date, or Last
Modified Date, and click Go.
The Document Search page opens.
 Specify the search criteria.
 In the Scope of Search area, choose either to search the entire
Company Library or to search only the current folder. Click OK.
The search results are displayed.
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Sending Company Library Documents to Address Book Entries
You can send Company Library documents to Address Book entries
by email in Wireless Access.
➤ To send Company Library documents
 In the Company Library page, select the documents that you
want to send.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Email document(s)
and click Go.
The Send Email page opens with the documents attached to the
email message.
 Specify the recipient, the subject, the body, and the logging
options for the email message.
See “Sending and Saving Email Messages” on page 293 for more
information.
 Click Send.
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Using Favorite Lists
 To modify a Favorite List you
must have the necessary
access rights.
You can access Favorite Lists from the Address Book, Opportunities,
and Customer Service pages. You can also modify Favorite Lists by
adding or removing entries.
➤ To access a Favorite List
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In the Address Book, Opportunities, or Customer Service page,
select a Favorite List from the Favorite Lists drop-down list and
click Search. The entries for the Favorite List are displayed.
➤ To add an entry to a Favorite List
 Open the entry that you want to add to the Favorite List.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Favorite Lists > Add
and click Go.
The Add current entry to Favorite List page opens.
 Select the Favorite List you want to add the entry to, and click
OK.
The entry is added to the Favorite List.
➤ To remove an entry from a Favorite List
 Open the entry that you want to remove from the Favorite List.
 From the Actions drop-down list, select Favorite Lists >
Remove and click Go.
The Remove current entry from Favorite List page opens.
 Select the Favorite List you want to remove the entry from, and
click OK.
The entry is removed from the Favorite List.
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Viewing Dashboards
You can view dashboard in Wireless Access. If an indicator in a
dashboard is configured with a Click Through to a Maximizer list or
to another dashboard, you can click the indicator to view more
information.
➤ To view a dashboard in Wireless Access
 On the Wireless Access home page, click Dashboard.
 Select a dashboard from the drop-down list and click Go to view
a different dashboard.
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Setting Wireless Access Preferences
You can change your navigation preferences from the Preferences
page in Wireless Access. The navigation preferences determine if the
view actions are displayed as links or displayed in the Actions dropdown list.
➤ To change the navigation preferences
 On the Wireless Access home page, click Preferences.
 Under Wireless Access preferences, click Navigation.
 Select or clear the Display View actions as links option.
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To display the actions as links in open entries, select the
option.
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To display the actions in the Actions drop-down list, clear the
option.
 Click OK.
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Creating Shortcuts to Wireless Access Sites
You can create shortcuts to specific Wireless Access sites on your
BlackBerry device. You can set up multiple shortcuts to different sites
and Address Books. The shortcuts take you directly to the Wireless
Access home page without requiring that you enter your login
credentials. You can access the shortcuts from a program installed on
your BlackBerry device.
Installing the Wireless Access Shortcuts Application
You can download the Wireless Access Shortcuts application from
the Wireless Access home page.
 The Wireless Access server
must be configured properly
before installing the Wireless
Access Shortcuts application
on devices. See the Maximizer
CRM Administrator’s Guide for
more information.
➤ To install the Wireless Access Shortcuts application
 On the Wireless Access home page, click Create shortcut on
your Blackberry device.
The Shortcut to Wireless Access page opens with information
about the application.
The page displays the URL of the current site and the database
name of the current Address Book. You must supply this
information when you set up the shortcuts.
 Click Download the shortcut creation application.
The Wireless Access Shortcuts application is installed on your
BlackBerry device.
Adding Shortcuts to Wireless Access Sites
You can add shortcuts to Address Books on Wireless Access sites from
the Wireless Access Shortcuts application installed on your BlackBerry
device. While setting up shortcuts, you must supply the URL of the
Wireless Access site and the database name of the Address Book. You
can view this information for the current Address Book while
installing the Wireless Access shortcut application from the Wireless
Access home page.
➤ To add a shortcut to a Wireless Access site
 On your BlackBerry device, select the Wireless Access
Shortcuts icon.
The Wireless Access Shortcuts application opens.
 Click the Menu key, and select Add.
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 In the Display Name field, enter a name for the shortcut.
 Enter the URL of the site and the database name of the
Address Book.
 Enter your user ID and password.
 Click the Menu key, and select Save.



Opening Wireless Access Sites from Shortcuts
After setting up the shortcuts, you can quickly open an Address Book
in Wireless Access from the shortcut program on your BlackBerry
device.
➤ To open a Wireless Access site from a shortcut
 On your BlackBerry device, select the Wireless Access
Shortcuts icon.
The Wireless Access Shortcuts application opens.
 Select a shortcut.
The selected Wireless Access site opens directly to the home
page.
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Customizing
Maximizer
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Customize Maximizer to suit your needs
In this chapter...
“Preferences” on page 322
“Customizing the Interface” on page 324
“Custom Actions” on page 327
“Web Inquiry Forms for Websites” on page 332
“Income and Expenses” on page 335
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Preferences
You can personalize how Maximizer works for you. Maximizer
provides you with various settings that give a great deal of flexibility
in how you work—in other words, Maximizer adapts to the way you
want to work.
➤ To set your Maximizer preferences
 On the Setup tab, select Preferences.
The Preferences dialog box opens.
 Select the tab for the settings you want to edit.
•
Select System Defaults to specify default settings and
Microsoft Outlook integration options.
•
Select Logging to specify how notes are logged for various
actions.
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Select Format to specify date and address formats.
•
Select Calendar/Hotlist to specify the default settings and
access rights for the calendar and Hotlist.
•
Select Dialing to specify settings for dialing phone calls from
Maximizer.
•
Select Transfer to specify settings for transferring
information between Address Books.
•
Select Envelopes, Labels, or Reports to specify settings for
printing envelopes, labels, and reports from Maximizer.
•
Select Email to specify the default settings for sending email
and the email server.
•
Select Outlook Synchronization to specify settings for
synchronizing Address Book information with Microsoft
Outlook.
•
Select Printing to HTML to specify settings for creating
HTML files from Maximizer information.
•
Select Diagnostic to specify settings for logging error
messages.
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Select Overview Page to specify options for the My Work
Day page.
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Customizing the Interface
You can customize the basic Maximizer interface in a number of
ways. You can select the layout of the main window. You can adjust
the properties of the icon bar containing the icons linking to the
main Maximizer windows.
The following sections contain information on customizing the
Maximizer interface:
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“Window Layout” on page 324
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“Adjusting the Icon Bar” on page 325
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“Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar” on page 326
Window Layout
You can control what windows are displayed and how they are laid
out. On the Setup tab, you can select Window > Window Settings
from the Workspace group to select one of the Maximizer window
views—Classic, Outlook Style, and Custom.
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Classic displays the following windows below the controlling
(main) windows. This setting is Maximizer’s default window
layout.
•
Outlook Style is somewhat similar to Microsoft Outlook’s
display. The controlling windows form the left pane while the
following windows occupy the top-right and bottom-right
panes.
•
Custom allows you to control what windows are displayed. For
example, use this option if you want only the Address Book and
Calendar windows open, without their following windows open.
Open the windows you want using the icons on the icon bar or
the Switch Windows commands. (On the View tab, select Switch
Window from the Window group.) Then, tile the windows. (On
the Setup tab, select Window > Window Management from the
Workspace group, and select an option.) Of course, you can
manually size any window.
You can also control such things as the colors, fonts, and grid lines in
your windows. (On the Setup tab, select Window > Window Settings
from the Workspace group, and choose Set Color or Set Font.)
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Adjusting the Icon Bar
You can adjust the icon bar properties and also choose the state of
the icon bar’s visibility.
➤ To adjust the icon bar
 On the Setup tab, select Icon Bar from the Workspace group.
The Icon Bar Properties dialog box opens.
 In the General area, set the default properties of the icon bar:
•
Select the Visible option to display the icon bar in the
Maximizer window.
•
Select the Display tooltips option to show information
about each icon when you pass the mouse pointer over it.
 Set the icon size to Small or Large.
 Set the location of the icon bar.
•
The Floating option allows you to place the icon bar
anywhere inside the Maximizer window.
•
The Docked at left and Docked at right options place the
icon bar on the left or right side of the Maximizer window.
 In the Set button order area, select the icons you want to be
displayed.
Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to position the
icons.
 In the Recent entries list area, set the number of entries to be
displayed.
To hide the section, clear the Show Recent Entries list option.
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 Click OK.
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access toolbar is located directly above or below the
ribbon. You can click the arrow button next to the toolbar to add or
remove the default commands on the toolbar. You can also add any
other command from the ribbon, from sub-menus, or from the icon
bar to the Quick Access toolbar.
➤ To add a command to the Quick Access toolbar
•
Right-click on the command, and select Add to Quick Access
Toolbar.
➤ To customize the Quick Access toolbar
 Right-click anywhere in the ribbon, and select Customize Quick
Access Toolbar.
The Customize Quick Access Toolbar dialog box opens.
 From the Choose commands from drop-down list, select the
location of a command to add to the toolbar.
You can select a tab, the icon bar, or the Maximizer menu that
displays when you click the Maximizer button.
 Select a command, and click Add.
You can also select <Separator> to add a separator between
commands.
 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more commands to the toolbar.
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 To move a command on the toolbar, select the command on the
right, and click the arrow buttons to move the command up or
down in the list.
 When you are finished, click OK to save the changes to the Quick
Access toolbar.
Custom Actions
Custom actions are commands that you can set up and personalize
and then access from the Custom Actions tab. You can create the
following types of custom actions:
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Browse a website – Open a specific website or HTML
document.
•
Open a document or run an application – Open a document
or file, or run an external application such as a word processor,
spreadsheet, or graphics program.
•
Start a user-defined field for an Address Book entry –
Treat the value of an alphanumeric user-defined field as the fully
qualified name of a document or an application to open or start.
For example, you could use an alphanumeric user-defined field
to record a secondary web site for an Address Book entry. When
you access the command, you can open the current Address Book
entry's secondary website in your browser.
•
Run a Maximizer macro – Run an existing Maximizer macro.
•
Draw a graph from a defined graph catalog – View an
existing graph in the graph catalog.
•
Retrieve a search catalog – Retrieve an existing saved search
from the search catalog in the Address Book, Opportunities,
Campaigns, or Customer Service window.
The following sections contain information on custom actions in
Maximizer:
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“Custom Actions Tab” on page 328
•
“Creating Custom Actions Groups” on page 328
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Custom Actions Tab
You can access your custom actions from the Custom Actions tab. The
custom actions are arranged into groups. When you set up your
custom actions, you create the groups and add each action to an
existing group. Custom toolbars created in previous versions of
Maximizer are converted into groups on the Custom Actions tab. The
Custom Actions tab is visible only after you create a custom actions
group.
Creating Custom Actions Groups
You can create groups in the Custom Actions tab to perform
personalized actions such as launching another application or
performing a specific search that was saved in your search catalog.
➤ To create a group in the Custom Actions tab
 On the Setup tab, select Custom Actions from the Workspace
group.
The Custom Actions dialog box opens.
 To create a new custom actions group, click Add.
– or –
To add a button to an existing custom actions group, select the
existing group, and click Properties.
The Customize Action Group Properties dialog box opens.
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 Enter a name for the group, and click Add to add a command to
the group.
The Add Action Button dialog box opens.
 Under This new button will perform the following action,
select the main action, and click Next.
 Specify the details of the custom action.
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If you chose Browse a website or Open a document or an
application, click Browse to locate the
document/application to run, or enter the URL or the path to
the document/application.
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If you select a document, it opens in the default application
for the type of document. To open the document with
another application, specify the path to the application
enclosed in double quotes, enter a space, then specify path to
the file.
For example, to launch WordPad and open the file Notes.txt,
in the Document/Application text box type the following:
“C:\ProgramFiles\Accessories\WordPad.exe” C:\Notes.txt
To load a new instance of an already running program, select
the Load new instance checkbox.
•
If you chose any other item, select the specific user-defined
field, macro, graph, or search from the drop-down list.
 Enter the Label and Tooltip, and click Next.
 Select the type of button you would like to display for the
command, and click Finish or Next depending on the option
you choose.
If you chose to display the default button, Maximizer selects the
button automatically, and you can skip to step 9.
 Select the image to use for the custom action, and click Finish.
•
If you chose to use a standard Maximizer button, select one
of the available buttons.
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If you chose to use an external image file (bitmap), locate the
image using the ellipsis button.
 To add another custom action to the group, return to step 3 and
repeat the steps for the next custom action.
If desired, change the position of the new command in the
group using the arrows, and click OK to save the group.
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Web Inquiry Forms for Websites
Maximizer can help you create an inquiry form to collect pertinent
information from your website visitors. The collected information is
sent to the specified email addresses as an .MTI or .XML file and then
imported directly into Maximizer as Address Book entries by
double-clicking on the file. You can also use a direct import (direct
insert) of information.
You can create web inquiry forms with the Web Inquiry Form wizard.
You can use the wizard for the following tasks:
•
Save the web form settings as a template for future editing, so
you can customize the form as the need arises.
•
Select the Maximizer fields, including user-defined fields, you
want to appear on the form. Information entered in the form’s
Last Name field, for example, is inserted into the Last Name field
when importing information into Maximizer. If you have chosen
a table user-defined field, a drop-down list is automatically
created so customers can select available choices.
•
Change displayed field names. For example, if you want to
include in the form an existing Maximizer user-defined field
called “GIC Heard About”, you can choose to display a helpful
label such as “How did you hear about our GIC program?”.
•
Designate mandatory fields, in addition to the last name and
email address fields. If information is not entered in these
mandatory fields, the customer will be notified via a Failure
page.
•
Create rules to manage when collected information is sent to the
website administrator (or whatever other email addresses you
specify).
•
Use HTML to customize the look of the areas above and below
the web form; the look of the form itself cannot be customized.
•
Use HTML to customize the Success page and the areas above
and below the Failure page.
•
Preview the web form and return to the respective wizard
screens to make the required adjustments.
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➤ To open the Web Inquiry Form wizard
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On the Tools tab, select Web Form from the Internet group.
Requirements for Web Inquiry Forms
If you are creating forms using the Web Inquiry Form wizard in
Maximizer, you must consider some mandatory circumstances
regarding your Internet Service Provider (ISP). First, your ISP must
support HTML file readings and CGI execute permissions. Second, if
your ISP is running a UNIX server, you must ensure the ISP installs the
following Perl modules:
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CGI
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Net::SMTP
•
MIME::Base64
Third, you may have to ask your ISP to install the “winqcgi.pl” file
into a folder that has execute permissions.
You may also have to modify the generated web form HTML page to
target the winqcgi.pl file installed by the ISP. To do so, modify the
following line:
<FORM action=”winqcgi.pl” method=”post”
name=”mtiform”>
to
<FORM action=”/cgi-bin/winqcgi.pl” method=”post”
name=”mtiform”>
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Creating Direct Insert Web Forms
You can set up your web forms so that they insert new entries
directly into a Maximizer Address Book. In order to create direct
insert forms, Maximizer must be installed on the web server that is
hosting your web form. Before creating the direct insert web form,
you must first set up a virtual directory. If your web server runs
Windows Server 2003, you also need to add a web service extension
for the web form.
➤ To create a direct insert web form
 Create a folder for the web form.
 On the Tools tab, select Web Form from the Internet group.
The Web Inquiry Form Wizard opens.
 Follow the instructions in the Web Inquiry Form Wizard.
•
On the Server and File Options screen, select the Direct
Insert option.
 Copy the form’s .html files and the winqcgi.exe (for Windows
servers) or winqcgi.pl (for Unix servers) file to the folder.
 Launch IIS and create a virtual directory pointing to the folder.
For more information on IIS and virtual directories, see the
Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide.
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Income and Expenses
Use the Expenses window to record your income and expense items
in separate accounts. Keep the following points in mind when
working in the Expenses window.
 Select the Personal icon, and select the Expenses tab to open
the Expenses window.
 Income and expenses are split up into accounts. The account
totals are displayed for the current month and the current year.
 Use the Filter drop-down list and the Previous Month and
Next Month buttons to change the month for which income
and expenses are displayed.




The following sections contain information on keeping track of
income and expenses in Maximizer:
•
“Adding Income and Expense Accounts” on page 336
•
“Recording Income and Expenses” on page 337
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Adding Income and Expense Accounts
Income and expenses are stored in accounts. Before recording
income or expense items, you must set up the accounts. You can
share accounts with other Maximizer users or keep them private.
➤ To add an account
 Select the Personal icon, and select the Expenses tab to open
the Expenses window.
 On the Home tab, select Account from the Create group.
– or –
Right-click and select Add Account.
The New Income/Expense Account dialog box opens.
 In the Account area, enter a name and a description for the
account.
The description is the text that identifies the account in the
Expenses window. The name is required but not displayed in the
Expenses window.
 In the Type area, select the type of account—Expense or
Income.
 In the Security area, select Public to share the account with
other Maximizer users or Private to keep the account private.
 Click OK to finish adding the account.
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Recording Income and Expenses
Once you have set up your income and expense accounts, you can
record income and expenses for specific days.
➤ To record an income or expense amount
 Select the Personal icon, and select the Expenses tab to open
the Expenses window.
 If necessary, select a month for the expense/income.
•
From the Filter drop-down list, select a month in the current
year.
•
Click the Select Month and Year icon and specify any year
and month.
 Double-click on the account to open it.
The Account dialog box opens displaying details of the account.
 In the Daily summary list, select the day for the
income/expense amount.
 In the Amount field, enter the amount for the income/expense,
and click Add.
You can enter multiple amounts to add them all to the selected
day.
 Click OK to save the change to the account.
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Reporting
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Report on the Progress of Your Business
In this chapter...
“Dashboards” on page 340
“Crystal Reports” on page 354
“Printing Reports from Maximizer” on page 358
“Exporting Entries to Microsoft Excel” on page 360
“Graphing and Charting” on page 361
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Dashboards
Designed for executives and upper management, dashboards shows
up-to-the-second indicators of your company’s performance. Like a
car’s dashboard, dashboard indicators monitor daily activities and
events in real time, so you can see which areas are doing well and
which areas need attention.
With this type of information on your screen at all times, you can see
in a glance how your company is doing and even see the indicators
register activity from moment to moment.
For important indicators, such as daily lost or won opportunities, you
can configure Dashboard to notify you with an alarm when the
indicator passes a certain mark. This helps to notify you when a
critical situation has occurred that requires your attention, or when
you surpass a goal that you set for your team.
The following sections contain information on working with
dashboards:
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“Viewing Dashboard” on page 340
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“Setting Up Dashboards” on page 341
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“Creating Dashboards” on page 342
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“About Indicators” on page 343
•
“Adding Indicators to Dashboards” on page 346
•
“Customizing Indicator Controls” on page 350
•
“Moving and Resizing Dashboard Indicators” on page 351
•
“Modifying Dashboard Properties” on page 352
•
“Importing Dashboards” on page 352
Viewing Dashboard
You can view dashboards from the Dashboards tab in the My Work
Day window. If the dashboard you want to view is not displayed,
select it from the drop-down list. Note that you must have read
permission for Dashboards to access the Dashboards tab.
 If the Dashboards tab is not
displayed, click Settings and
ensure the Show Dashboards
checkbox is selected.
➤ To view a dashboard
 Select the My Work Day icon, and select the Dashboards tab.
 From the drop-down list, select the dashboard you want to view.
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The selected dashboard is displayed in the My Work Day
window.
Setting Up Dashboards
Setting up a new dashboard involves the following tasks:
 Set up searches or SQL metrics for your dashboard indicators.
For more information, see “About Indicators” on page 343.
 Create the dashboard using the Dashboard Wizard.
For more information, see “Creating Dashboards” on page 342.
 Add indicators to the dashboard.
For more information, see “Adding Indicators to Dashboards” on
page 346.
 Customize the appearance of the dashboard indicators.
For more information, see “Customizing Indicator Controls” on
page 350.
 Resize and move the dashboard indicators.
For more information, see “Moving and Resizing Dashboard
Indicators” on page 351.
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Creating Dashboards
You can create new dashboards from the Dashboards tab of the My
Work Day window. While creating the dashboard, you can add
multiple indicators to the dashboard. The new dashboard is available
to any user or group that you give read access to. When you create a
dashboard, you have the option of publishing it to Wireless Access.
➤ To create a dashboard
 In the Dashboards tab of the My Work Day window, select the
Dashboard Wizard icon.
The Dashboard Wizard opens.
 Select Create a New Dashboard selected, and click Next.
 Enter the basic information for the dashboard.
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In the Dashboard Name field, specify a name for the
dashboard.
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In the Full Access and Read Access fields, specify the
Maximizer user or group with access to the dashboard.
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Select Dashboard is available in Wireless Access to make
the dashboard available to Wireless Access users.
If you don’t select this option, the dashboard is available only
in Maximizer and in Maximizer Web Access. You might want
to clear this option if the dashboard is not set up to display
well on smaller screens.
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 Click Next.
The Indicators screen opens.
 Add an indicator to the dashboard.
For more information on adding indicators, see “Adding
Indicators to Dashboards” on page 346.
 When you are finished adding indicators, click Finish in the
Dashboard Wizard to finish creating the dashboard and to view
it in My Work Day.
About Indicators
Indicators display the information in your dashboards. Each
dashboard can contain multiple indicators.
You can set up indicators to access information in your Address
Books in the following ways:
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Searches – You can link indicators with existing searches in the
search catalog. The indicator reports either the number of
entries returned in the search or a calculation based on fields in
the entries.
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SQL metrics – Your administrator can set up SQL queries that
report on any information in your Address Book. While they are
defined in Administrator, you can add any of these metrics to
your dashboard indicators in Maximizer.
You can choose from a number of indicator controls to display the
data. These controls format your Address Book data in charts, lists,
and gauges.
While setting up your indicators, you can set up Click Throughs for
the indicators. Click Throughs determine what happens when a
Maximizer user clicks on an indicator.
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Searches for Indicators
You can use the Search by All Fields command to set up searches in
the Address Book, Opportunities, Customer Service, and Campaigns
windows and then save the searches to the search catalog. When you
create indicators, you can select any of these saved searches to access
data for the indicator. You can also report on quotas, appointments,
and Hotlist tasks in your indicators. While you cannot save searches
for these types of entries, you can set up some search criteria while
creating the indicator.
While setting up the search criteria, you can specify generic values in
your searches to make them reusable for different users and at
different times. For fields that take Maximizer users as values, you
can specify the current user as the value of the field. For date fields,
you can specify values in relation to the current date, such as today,
next month, and current fiscal quarter. Each time the search is run,
values for the current user and values relative to the current date are
retrieved.
SQL Metrics for Indicators
Your administrator can define any number of SQL metrics for
dashboard indicators. You can specify any of these metrics when you
create new indicators. When you create group indicators, you can
define a number of SQL metrics for each indicator. For more
information on setting up SQL metrics, see the Maximizer CRM
Administrator's Guide.
Reporting on Data for Indicators
After setting up your search from the search catalog, you can decide
how to report on the search. The indicator can report on the entries
in the following ways:
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Average – The indicator displays the average value of a selected
numeric field for all entries returned in the search.
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Minimum – The indicator displays the minimum value of a
selected numeric field for all entries returned in the search.
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Maximum – The indicator displays the maximum value of a
selected numeric fields for all entries returned in the search.
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Range – The indicator displays the difference between the
maximum and minimum values of a selected numeric field for all
entries returned in the search.
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Record count – The indicator displays the number of entries
returned in the search.
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Sum – The indicator displays the sum of a selected numeric field
for all entries returned in the search.
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Indicator Controls
When you set up your indicators, you can choose from a number of
controls in which to display your indicator. The controls determine
how information is displayed in the indicator.
You can select the following types of controls:
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Group indicators – These controls display a number of values
formatted as bar charts or pie charts.
•
List Control – These controls format information in lists. They
can report information directly from Maximizer records, or they
can summarize information based on values from multiple
entries.
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Gauges – These controls display a single numeric value for an
indicator.
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Click Throughs for Indicators
While setting up indicators, you can specify a Click Through for the
indicator. Click Throughs link indicators to Maximizer records,
reports, or other dashboards.
When you set up your Click Throughs, you can choose the following
options:
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No Click Through – The dashboard indicator is not linked with
any other information.
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Use the existing Click Through – The indicator is linked to an
existing Click Through. You can select this option when you add
indicators associated with SQL metrics or when you modify
existing indicators. Your system administrator can link SQL
metrics with reports in Administrator.
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Produce a list in Maximizer CRM to work with – The
Address Book, Opportunities, Campaigns, Customer Service,
Quotas, or Hotlist window opens displaying entries retrieved
from the search associated with the indicator.
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Run a report – Reporter opens displaying a specified report.
You must enter the URL of the report while setting up the
indicator.
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Open another dashboard – A dashboard is displayed. You
must specify the dashboard while setting up the indicator.
Adding Indicators to Dashboards
You can add indicators while creating dashboards, or you can add
them to existing dashboards in the Dashboards tab of the My Work
Day window.
➤ To add an indicator to a dashboard
 If necessary, select the dashboard from the drop-down list, and
select the Dashboard Wizard icon. Then, select Create a New
Indicator, and click Next.
The Indicator Properties screen opens.
If you are adding the indicator while creating a new dashboard,
you should already be at the Indicator Properties screen.
 Enter the basic information for the indicator, and click Next.
•
In the Indicator name field, specify a name for the
indicator.
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In the Full Access and Read Access fields, specify the
Maximizer user or group with access to the indicator.
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 Select a control for the indicator, and click Next.
For more information on controls, see “Indicator Controls” on
page 345.
The What to Report screen opens.
 Select the catalog search or SQL metric to associate with the
indicator, and click Next.
•
To associate the indicator with a catalog search, select Use a
catalog search. In the Records to search drop-down list,
select the type of entry associated with the search. In the
Saved search to use drop-down list, select the search from
the search catalog.
For more information on associating indicators with saved
searches, see “Searches for Indicators” on page 344.
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To associate the indicator with information from activities
(appointments and Hotlist tasks) or quotas, select Use a
catalog search. In the Records to search drop-down list,
select Activities or Quotas and Sales.
•
To associate the indicator with a SQL metric, select Use an
existing SQL metric. In the SQL metric drop-down list,
select the metric.
For more information on SQL metrics, see “SQL Metrics for
Indicators” on page 344.
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 If you are associating the indicator with activities or quotas,
specify how to filter the information, and click Next.
If the indicator is associated with activities, you can filter the
activities by type (appointment or Hotlist task), user, date, and
other fields specified in the activity.
If the indicator is associated with quotas, you can filter the
quotas by team, territory, or leader and by date range.
 If you are creating a list control, specify the type of information
to return.
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To view information directly from entries, select Report
directly fields from your saved search results.
•
To view summary information based on the values of
multiple entries, select Top N records based on
summarized data.
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 If you are associating the indicator with a search, with activities,
or with quotas, specify how to report the data, and click Next.
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In the Primary field field, select the numeric field that you
want to manipulate.
•
In the Function field, select the function to use on the field.
If you select Record count, you don’t need to specify a
primary field.
For more information on these options, see “Reporting on
Data for Indicators” on page 344.
If you are creating a list control that returns information directly
from entries, this screen does not appear.
 If you are creating a group indicator or a list control with
summary information, in the Group by field, select the field by
which you want to organize the data, and click Next.
For example, to display data for each Maximizer user, you can
select a field that displays a user name.
 If you are creating a group indicator or a list control, specify the
fields to display in the list (list control only), and specify how you
want to sort the indicator, and click Next.
•
In the Sort By field, select the field by which you want to sort
the values. You can sort entries by the values of the primary
field or by the field that is splitting up the data.
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In the Sort order field, select Ascending or Descending to
determine in which order the values are sorted.
Specify the Click Through for the indicator, and click Next.
For more information on Click Throughs, see “Click Throughs for
Indicators” on page 346.
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If the Click Through runs a report or launches another
dashboard, specify the report or dashboard for the click through,
and click Next.
Click Finish to finish adding the indicator to the dashboard.
– or –
Select Work with a different indicator and click Next to add
more indicators to the dashboard.
Customizing Indicator Controls
After adding indicators to dashboards, you can customize some of
the properties of the indicator controls. For all controls, you can
change the basic information, the SQL metrics associated with the
controls, and the colors of elements in the controls. For gauge
controls, you can change the style of the control and specify alarm
levels. For list controls, you can change the formatting of the list.
While customizing the indicator controls, you can launch the
Dashboard Wizard to modify some of the other properties of the
indicator.
➤ To customize a dashboard indicator
 In the Dashboards tab of the My Work Day window, select the
dashboard containing the indicator from the drop-down list.
 Right-click on the indicator that you want to customize.
The Properties dialog box opens.
 In each tab of the dialog box, specify settings for the indicator.
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In the Details tab, specify the name, description, and access
rights for the indicator.
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In the Indicator Type tab (gauge controls only), select the
gauge type, scale, and style.
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In the Alarm/Target Settings tab (gauge controls only),
enable an alarm for the indicator, and specify the alarm level.
•
In the Color Settings tab (gauge controls only), specify the
colors of elements in the indicator.
•
In the Gauge Settings tab (list controls or gauge controls
only), specify that gauges display currency symbols, or specify
the field, width, and alignment for each field in a list control.
•
In the Metrics tab, view the name of the metric associated
with the indicator.
currency symbols.
If the indicator uses a SQL metric, you can select a different
metric in this tab. If the indicator uses a search, you must
specify the search criteria in the Dashboard Wizard.
•
In the Display Settings tab (list controls) or Settings tab
(group controls), specify the colors, font size, and font style
for elements of the control.
For group indicators, you can also specify the intervals for the
charts and specify that the indicators display currency
symbols.
 In group indicators, currency
symbols are displayed in the
legend.
 To modify the properties of the indicators, click Wizard to open
the Dashboard wizard at the Indicator Properties screen.
 When you are finished, click OK.
 Click the Save icon to save the changes to the dashboard.
Moving and Resizing Dashboard Indicators
When you add an indicator to a dashboard, it’s added at the bottom
of the dashboard. But you can drag and drop the indicator to move it
to any location in the dashboard. When you press Save, the location
is saved with the dashboard.
You can also resize dashboard indicators. Click the bottom-right
corner of the indicator and drag it to the desired size.
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Modifying Dashboard Properties
You can quickly modify the properties of dashboards. You can
change the basic information for the dashboard, change the
background color, and add or remove indicators from the dashboard.
➤ To modify dashboard properties
 In the Dashboards tab of the My Work Day window, select the
dashboard from the drop-down list.
 Click the Properties icon.
The Dashboard Properties dialog box opens.
 In the General tab, specify the basic properties of the
dashboard.
To change the background color, click the button next to the
Background Color field, and select a color.
 In the Indicators tab, view the indicators in the dashboard.
•
Select an indicator and click Properties to modify the
properties of an indicator.
•
Select an indicator and click Remove to remove an indicator
from the dashboard.
•
Click Add to open the Dashboard Wizard and add an
indicator to the dashboard.
 When you are finished, click OK.
 Click the Save icon to save the changes to the dashboard.
Importing Dashboards
Dashboards created in previous versions of Maximizer are stored
locally on users’ computers in .KIN files. You can import these files
into Maximizer to store the dashboards in the Maximizer Address
Book so that they are accessible to other Maximizer users on any
computer. You must import the .KIN files into the same Address Book
they were initially created in.
The location of the .KIN files depends on your computer’s operating
system. You can search your hard drive for the .KIN file extension to
locate the files.
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➤ To import a dashboard created in a previous version
of Maximizer
 On the Dashboards tab of the My Work Day window, click the
Import icon.
The Import File dialog box opens.
 Click Browse, browse to the .KIN file, and click Open.
 Click OK to import the .KIN file.
Once the .KIN file is converted to a new dashboard, it’s displayed
in the My Work Day window.
 Click the Save As icon to save the new dashboard.
 Enter a name for the dashboard, and click OK.
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Crystal Reports
The Crystal Reports viewer is installed automatically with Maximizer
and is accessible from the Reports tab. To create or modify reports,
you must have the full Crystal Reports program installed.
 Crystal Reports supports up to
256 linked views when using
Microsoft SQL.
Maximizer installs a set of standard Sales and Customer Service
reports, but you can also create your own custom, shared reports and
save them in the MaximizerReports folder (in My Documents) where
they can be accessed from the Reports tab in Maximizer.
The following sections contain information on using Crystal Reports
with Maximizer:
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“Launching Crystal Reports” on page 354
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“Creating and Accessing Corporate Reports” on page 354
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“Creating and Accessing Personal Reports” on page 356
Launching Crystal Reports
You can launch Crystal Reports from Maximizer. You can also open
Crystal Reports outside of Maximizer from the Start menu.
 In order to launch Crystal
Reports from Maximizer, you
must be part of the Crystal
Report Users security group.
See the Maximizer CRM
Administrator’s Guide for more
information.
➤ To launch Crystal Reports
•
On the Reports tab, select Crystal Reports > Personal >
Custom Report.
Creating and Accessing Corporate Reports
The Maximizer installation provides a standard report set consisting
of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service reports. These reports
provide out-of-the-box reporting.
The Maximizer CRM Server installation creates the...\All
Users\Application Data\Maximizer\SvrShare\Reports\<Address Book
name> folder, which contains shared reports. All folders and reports
within this folder are accessible from the Crystal Report commands
on the Reports tab in Maximizer.
Before accessing reports in Maximizer you must create the reports
using Crystal Reports.
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➤ To access a corporate Crystal report from Maximizer
 Save your Crystal Report in one of the following folders that are
created by the Maximizer installation:
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Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Maximizer\SvrShare\Reports\<Address Book name>
folder\Sales
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Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Maximizer\SvrShare\Reports\<Address Book name>
folder\Marketing
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Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Maximizer\SvrShare\Reports\<Address Book name>
folder\Service
– or –
To create your own reports folder, create a folder on the
Maximizer server and copy the report to the folder in the
following location: Documents and Settings\All Users\
Application Data\Maximizer\SvrShare\Reports\<Address Book
name> folder\
 If you create your own folder,
it appears as one of the
submenu items under the
Crystal Reports item.
If you are upgrading Maximizer from a previous version and you
have old reports in the Crystal Reports file structure for
Maximizer, the old reports will appear in an archived folder
named after the Address Book with a .BAK file extension where
your other report files for Maximizer are stored (for example,
Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Maximizer\SvrShare\Reports\<Address Book name>.BAK
folder). You can copy the reports to any of your working folders
to access the reports from Maximizer.
Note that for MaxExchange remotes, these reports are installed
in the following folder: Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\MaximizerGlobalReports
 On the Reports tab, select Crystal Report > Refresh.
If you created a folder, it is displayed as one of the available
report types and your report is available in the folder where you
saved the report.
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 To access the report, on the Reports tab, select Crystal Report,
and select the report from the folder.
For example, select Sales, and then select the report name.
Creating and Accessing Personal Reports
Maximizer installations create the local folder ...\My
Documents\MaximizerReports. This local folder is the default
location for your personal report templates.You can create new
report templates, edit existing report templates, and view reports
using existing report templates directly from Maximizer.
➤ To create and access a personal Crystal Report from
Maximizer
 On the Reports tab, select Crystal Report > Personal >
Custom Report to launch Crystal Reports and create the report.
 In order to launch Crystal
Reports from Maximizer, you
must be part of the Crystal
Report Users security group.
See the Maximizer CRM
Administrator’s Guide for more
information.
 When you are prompted, enter a report name.
By default, the report is saved in ...\My
Documents\MaximizerReports.
 Create the report in Crystal Reports and save the report file in
the MaximizerReports folder on your local drive.
If you are prompted with a login screen, enter your Maximizer
user name and password.
 In Maximizer, on the Reports tab, select Crystal Report >
Refresh.
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 To access the report, on the Reports tab, select Crystal Report
> Personal, and select the name of the report.
– or –
On the Reports tab, select Crystal Report > Personal >
Custom Report, and select the View a report using an
existing report template.
If you would like to edit the report template, choose Edit an
existing report template.
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Printing Reports from Maximizer
Column reports are a fast way to print Maximizer information as it
appears in your current list, while a Detailed report lets you print
more detailed information. Other reports, such as the Notes, and
Name/Address/Telephone reports, allow you to print specific
information about your Address Book entries, opportunities,
campaigns, and customer service cases.
You can print your calendar appointments as a Calendar Book or
Appointment Calendar. You can print a Personal Organizer from the
Address Book, Contacts, Related Entries or Hotlist window.
You can print reports from the Reports tab or from the Print group in
the Home tab. The Reports tab gives you access to every type of
Maximizer report, irrespective of the window that is open. For
example, if you are in the Address Book window, and want to print
an opportunity report, on the Reports tab, select Opportunities >
[type of report]. The Opportunities window automatically opens and
the report extracts information from the current opportunities list.
The Print group on the Home tab prints reports strictly related to the
window that is currently open.
While all Maximizer reports can be sent to a printer, you can
additionally generate .RTF (Rich Text Format), .PDF files (Portable
Document Format) for most reports in Maximizer. You can also
preview most Maximizer reports.
The Reports tab allows you to print reports on the following
Maximizer information:
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Address Book entries
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Sales leads
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Contacts
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User-defined fields
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Notes
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Opportunities
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Quotas
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Campaigns
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Customer service cases
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Documents
•
Hotlist
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Calendar
•
Knowledge base articles
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OrderDesk
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Journal entries
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Related entries
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Activities
•
Phone log
Types of Reports
You can create the following types of reports in Maximizer:
 The Opportunities Executive
Report generates many HTML
files for its web browser
interface. Save this report to a
separate folder to keep your
files organized.
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Column Report – Displays the same information you see
displayed in a controlling window, such as names and addresses
or opportunity information.
•
Detailed Report – Includes mailing address information,
appointments, Hotlist tasks, user-defined fields, Contacts,
document summaries, and notes for an Address Book entry or
opportunity. A detailed report for a customer service case
includes mailing address information, user-defined fields,
Contacts, document summaries and notes.
•
User-Defined Field Report – Lists the user-defined fields
attached to each of your Address Book entries.
•
Executive Report – Generates a highly detailed HTML-based
report on all of your opportunities.
•
Forecast Analysis – Provides a summary of the probability of a
successful close, the potential sales revenue, and the weighted
amount associated with each active opportunity in the
opportunity file.
•
Sales Alert Report – Provides a summary of the opportunities
that are behind schedule.
•
Analysis Reports-Detail – Lists the opportunities by status with
a revenue total.
•
Analysis Reports-Summary – Reports the number of
opportunities by status with total revenue.
•
Activities – Lists the notes, Hotlist tasks, and appointments
created or completed by Maximizer users in a specific date
range.
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Exporting Entries to Microsoft Excel
Maximizer enables you to quickly and easily export selected entries
from a Maximizer window to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Maximizer exports the currently selected entries for the active
controlling or following window using the column setup and
coloring rule displayed in that window. If no entries are selected, it
exports all displayed entries.
To be able to export entries to Microsoft Excel, you must have the
“Allow export” privilege and Excel must be installed on the current
computer.
If the column setup includes multiple fields in a single column, each
field is displayed in a separate column in Excel, with each column
named after the Maximizer field name. For example, if the column
setup includes a column named “Details”, which contains the fields
“Contact Name”, “Next Action”, and “Last Modified Date”, the Excel
spreadsheet would contain three columns named “Contact Name”,
“Next Action”, and “Last Modified Date”.
If the column setup includes a table user-defined field, multiple table
items are combined into a single cell in Excel. For example, if the
column setup includes a column for the “Partner Interests” table
user-defined field, and the “General Information”, “Press Releases”,
and “Technical Bulletins” table items are selected, the Excel
spreadsheet would include a column named “Partner Interests”
containing “General Information, Press Releases, Technical Bulletins”
in a single cell.
If you use Excel 2007 or later, you have the option of performing an
advanced export to Excel. This option lets you apply conditional
formatting to numeric user-defined fields. You can choose the same
data bars, color scales, and icon sets that are available in Excel. See
the Excel documentation for more information on conditional
formatting.
Note that reports exported to Excel are not dynamic, meaning they
do not automatically update when changes to the exported entries
are made. To update an exported report, repeat the export process.
➤ To export entries to Excel
 Create a list of entries or select specific entries to export.
 Select a column setup and apply a coloring rule to use for the
export.
 On the Tools tab, select Export to Excel or Advanced Export
to Excel from the Office group.
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 If you are performing an Advanced Export to Excel, select the
conditional formatting to apply to each column, and click OK.
Only columns that display numeric user-defined fields are listed.
To apply the conditional formatting to total cell, as well as the
summed cells in the column, select Include Totals.
Excel opens and displays the selected entries.
 To keep the report, save it to your computer with a unique file
name.
Graphing and Charting
Creating a good presentation is about having good information and
presenting it well. When you need to create attractive and
meaningful graphs or charts for your presentation, and you need
them quickly, Maximizer can do the job.
Maximizer gives you the ability to track your customers and find out
who they are. Gathering relevant customer information is a key
component of successful marketing and ecommerce initiatives. With
the creation of meaningful graphs and charts on your Address Book
data, you benefit from complete, detailed intelligence to evaluate
the performance of your business.
When you graph your entries, you generate the graph using the
entries listed in the Address Book or Opportunities window. For
example, if your Address Book window currently lists all Address
Book entries between A and M, only those entries will be graphed.
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Once your list contains the entries you are trying to graph, choose
the Graphing command from the Tools tab to begin the process of
constructing your graph. You can graph any table or date field in
your Address Book, such as City/Town, State/County/Province,
Opportunity Status, to name only a few, and any table or date
user-defined field.
Maximizer creates graphs and charts for all kinds of purposes. You
can print your completed graph from Maximizer or save it as a
high-quality image file that you can use in documents and
presentations.
If you often create the same type of graph, you can save a graph
template to a catalog, which you can retrieve at any time. You can
even add a custom button to your Maximizer toolbar that instantly
creates a graph from one of your saved templates.
The Chart wizard walks you through the steps of creating a graph or
chart. You can then edit the final product to make it look attractive.
The following sections contain additional information on graphing
and charting in Maximizer:
•
“Creating Graphs” on page 363
•
“Selecting Fields and Values for Your Graphs” on page 364
•
“Defining the Appearance of Graphs” on page 366
•
“Title and Footnote Merge Fields” on page 367
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“Customizing your Graphs” on page 368
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“Using Graphs in Other Applications” on page 369
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“Saving Graph Settings” on page 370
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Creating Graphs
You can create graphs using information from your Address Book
entries and opportunities.
➤ To create a graph
 In the Address Book or Opportunities window, create a entries to
graph.
 On the Tools tab, select Graphing from the Other group.
 Choose the fields and values you are graphing.
For example, you could graph Address Book entries by the
City/Town or State/County/Province field. Defining the values
lets you narrow the range or selection of values to graph.
 Use the Chart wizard to choose the graph type, style, and layout.
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 Edit your graph in the Graphing window.
You can change the appearance of your graph and edit the data.
From this window, you can also save your graph as an image file.
Selecting Fields and Values for Your Graphs
When you select the Graphing command, Maximizer prompts you to
choose a field to graph. Your choice of fields depends on the type of
entries you are graphing. If the Address Book window is active when
you begin graphing, you choose from Address Book entry and
user-defined fields, such as Company, City, or State. If the
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Opportunities window is the active window, you choose from
opportunity fields and user-defined fields, as in the Status, Team
Leader, or Objective. You can graph any Address Book entry or
opportunity field. Some field types require that you specify a range
to graph, as in a range of amounts for “Annual Sales”.
Maximizer lets you choose a range of values to graph for the field
you select. For a table field, such as City/Town, you simply select the
table items you want to include in the graph. Other field
types—alphanumeric, numeric, or date fields—require you to enter a
range.
For example, if you select “Anniversary of Business”, you would have
to provide the date ranges to include in the graph. This allows you to
include only the area of interest.
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Each range you provide becomes an item on the X-axis of your graph.
If you defined your ranges for the “Anniversary of Business”
user-defined field as January-June and July-December, you would
have two columns in a bar graph (or two wedges in a pie graph).
Finally, choose numeric or alphabetical as the sort order:
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Numeric – Displays charted values in numeric order, from lowest
to highest. For example, if you choose a bar chart to graph the
values of the City/Town field, the city/town (value) assigned to
the least number of Address Book entries is shown on the left of
the chart while the city/town assigned to the most number of
entries is shown on the right. The legend will list the cities/towns
in numeric order.
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Alphabetical – Displays charted values in alphabetical order,
from A to Z. For example, if you choose a bar chart to graph the
values of the City/Town field, any city (value) that starts with A is
shown on the left of the chart while any city/town starting with
Z is shown on the right of the chart. The legend will list the cities
in alphabetical order.
Defining the Appearance of Graphs
After you choose the field and values for your graph, the Chart
wizard opens so you can define the characteristics of your graph. The
Chart wizard has four tabs for defining your graph appearance:
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Gallery – Choose flat (2D) or perspective (3D), and the chart
type (Area, Bar, Pie, etc.).
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Style – Choose the style based on the chart type you chose in the
Gallery tab.
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Layout – Specify the title, footnote, and legend settings.
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Axes – Label your graph’s axes.
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These are only the basic characteristics of your graph—after the
graph is generated, you can make additional changes to its
appearance and even edit the graph data.
Title and Footnote Merge Fields
When you save a graph to the Graph Catalog, you can insert title
(header) and footnote (footer) merge fields that display information
such as the current date and time, the total number of entries, and
other information.
For example, inserting “date” in the title of the graph and then
saving the graph to the catalog as a template tells Maximizer to
display the current day’s date the next time you generate the graph.
The following fields are available for footers and headers:
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[count] – The total number of entries graphed.
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[date] – The date the graph is generated.
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[login] – The user ID of the logged-in user.
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[time] – The time the graph is generated.
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[user] – The name of the user specified in the Users dialog box in
Maximizer.
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➤ To insert a title or footnote merge field
 Start a new graph.
 In the Chart wizard, select the Layout tab.
 In the Chart Title and Chart Footnote fields, enter any fields
you want to appear in the title and footnote of the graph.
Remember to surround the field with square brackets, [like this].
 Finish creating your graph and save it to the Graph Catalog.
The first time you create the graph, the field name will display,
not the value (i.e., [user] instead of “Bob Smith”). The next time
you generate the graph, the value will display correctly.
Customizing your Graphs
At first, your completed graph may not look like much—by default, it
has a plain gray background and the graph’s colors are chosen for
you.
You can easily add your own touches to your graph by editing it in
the Graphing window.
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You can select and edit each element in the graph, such as the title,
legend, or even the bars in a graph. The background, for example,
can be a solid color of your choice, a gradient, or a “wallpaper”
image. Simply select and double-click the element that you want to
edit to display a setting dialog box. You can also right-click inside the
graph to display a pop-up menu.
A background color can make a plain graph look attractive. To
change the background properties, double-click within the area of
the graph (but not on the graph itself) so that “selection handles”
appear around the graph. The Format Plot dialog box lets you make
many changes to your graph.
You can use this same procedure to change many of the graph
elements. Try single-clicking different elements to see which ones
show the selection handles. If selection handles appear, you can
double-click it to edit the element.
Using Graphs in Other Applications
If you are making a presentation, you will probably want to use your
graph in handouts or in an on-screen presentation. You can save
your graph as an image file that you can use in other applications,
such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software, and
more.
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When you save your graph, you have a choice of two image file
types: Windows Metafile or Windows Bitmap. If you think you will
have to resize the image when you insert it into your document or
presentation, you might want to use the Windows Metafile format,
as it is “scalable”—you can resize it without getting any jagged
edges.
Saving Graph Settings
If you find yourself often creating the same type of graph, you can
save yourself some time by saving the graph settings as a graph
template in the Graph Catalog. After you generate the graph, use
the Catalog button to save your graph template. Once your graph
template is saved to the Graph Catalog, you can use the template
when you next create a graph.
Graphs for Address Book entries and opportunities are stored in
separate catalog. The available catalog depends on whether the
Address Book or Opportunities window is selected.
➤ To add graph settings to the Graph Catalog
 In the Graphing window, click the Catalog button to open the
Graph Catalog.
 Click Add to add your graph to the catalog.
 Type a descriptive name and specify a Maximizer user or group
as the owner of the graph.
To make the template available to all users, choose Public as the
Owner.
 If you have a search saved in the search catalog, select it in the
search list to have Maximizer perform the search before
generating the graph.
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saved search are adequate. If
users do not have read access
to the search, they will not be
able to generate the graph.
 Click OK to save the graph settings to the Graph Catalog.
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OrderDesk
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Keep track of customer orders
In this chapter...
“About OrderDesk” on page 374
“Sales Quotes” on page 375
“Item Table Merge Fields” on page 379
“Catalogs” on page 382
“Online Orders and Inquiries” on page 385
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About OrderDesk
When you receive orders or inquiries from your website, you can
manage them using the OrderDesk window. You can use the same
OrderDesk window to enter, process, and manage orders that come
to you by telephone, mail, or other methods.
You can also use the OrderDesk window to do the following:
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Manage orders and inquiries from your online catalog site
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Enter orders or inquiries received from other sources
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Generate and manage sales quotes, which can later be converted
to orders
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Preauthorize, authorize, and refund payments made against a
consumer’s credit card.
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Track inquiries, orders, shipping, and payment status.
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Calculate taxes and shipping costs automatically.
•
Send email to customers or Maximizer users with summaries of
orders and inquiries.
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Filter records to display only specific entries or entry type.
Enabling OrderDesk
OrderDesk is unavailable only if OrderDesk is enabled in your
preferences. After enabling or disabling OrderDesk, you must restart
Maximizer for the change to take affect.
➤ To enable OrderDesk
 On the Setup tab, select Preferences.
 Select Enable OrderDesk and click OK.
OrderDesk Window
The OrderDesk window displays all OrderDesk information in the
Address Book. You can use the Address Book OrderDesk following
window to view orders, inquiries, and sales quotes associated with
the selected entry in the Address Book, Opportunities, or Customer
Service window.
➤ To open the OrderDesk window
•
In the icon bar, select the OrderDesk icon.
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Sales Quotes
Sales quotes are a valuable sales tool. Use OrderDesk to easily
generate and manage sales quotes. You can later convert your sales
quotes to orders.
The following sections contain information on generating sales
quotes:
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“Generating Sales Quotes” on page 375
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“Applying Discounts to Sales Quotes” on page 377
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“Adding Shipping and Tax to Sales Quotes” on page 378
Generating Sales Quotes
You can generate sales quotes for Address Book entries,
opportunities, or customer service cases. To generate sales quotes,
use the Quote dialog box. You can access this dialog box from either
the OrderDesk or the Address Book OrderDesk window.
The Quote dialog box has two tabs:
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Main tab – Use this tab to set up the sales quote. You can add
items to use in the quote, specify the currency, set the quote
status, and apply discounts to items.
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Shipping & Tax tab – Use this tab to record shipping
information such as the name and address, shipping charges,
and applicable tax information.
➤ To set up a sales quote
 Select the Address Book entry, opportunity, or customer service
case for which you are generating the sales quote, and open the
OrderDesk window or the Address Book OrderDesk following
window.
 On the Edit tab, select OrderDesk > Add Quote.
The Quote dialog box opens.
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 If required, adjust the currency.
 Under Quote status, specify the date and the status of the
quote.
 Click Add.
The Add/Modify Item dialog box opens.
 Fill in item details, or click Get Info from Catalog to get this
information from an existing catalog.
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The Item name, Quantity, and Unit price fields are
mandatory fields.
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Click Add in the Options section to add information about
an item, such as product color.
 When you finish entering the item information, click OK to
return to the Quote dialog box.
The item is now displayed in the item list.
 Optionally, add information and comments in the text boxes
that are provided.
Applying Discounts to Sales Quotes
You can apply discounts to any existing sales quotes or to new sales
quotes while you are creating them. You can apply discounts to any
specific items in the quotes.
➤ To apply a discount to a quote
 Open the quote.
 Beside the Discount field, click the ellipsis button (in the lower
half of the dialog box).
The Discounts dialog box opens.
 Add any necessary discounts to the quote.
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Enter a discount name.
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From the Type drop-down list, select Amount or
Percentage.
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Enter a fixed amount or a percentage for the discount.
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 Select the item, click Apply Discount, and select the name of
the discount to apply to the item.
 Click OK.
The discount amount is displayed in the Discount field.
Adding Shipping and Tax to Sales Quotes
Once you have set up your sales quotes, you can specify the shipping
and tax information to include it in the sales quote.
➤ To add shipping and tax to a quote
 Open the sales quote.
 Select the Shipping & Tax tab.
 Under Shipping details, click Charges to enter or change
shipping costs for each item in the quote.
 Under Tax details, click Apply Taxes.
 Define any necessary tax types.
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Enter the name of the tax.
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Specify the tax rate as a percentage.
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If necessary, specify whether the tax is applicable to shipping.
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 Select an item and click Apply Taxes to apply the relevant taxes
to the items.
 Click OK to close the Apply Taxes dialog box.
 Under Shipping address, enter the shipping address
information manually or click Retrieve to retrieve the
information from the selected entry.
Item Table Merge Fields
You can create item table merge fields for use with Maximizer Word
Processor and Microsoft Word documents. When you insert one of
these merge fields, an item table is added to your document.
The item table contains the columns you selected when creating the
merge field. The following columns are available to select: Item
Name, Item Code, Item Promotion, Item Price, Item Unit, Item
Quantity, Item Shipping Cost, Item Extended Price, Item Options
(Line separated), and Item Options (Comma separated). The table
also contains a row for each product/service item in the sales quote
selected for the merge.
The following sections contain information on working with item
table merge fields:
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“Creating Item Table Merge Fields” on page 380
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“Inserting Item Table Merge Fields” on page 381
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Creating Item Table Merge Fields
You can create item table merge fields from the OrderDesk window
or the Address Book OrderDesk following window.
➤ To create an item table merge field
 On the Edit tab, select OrderDesk > OrderDesk - Item Table
Merge Field Setup.
 Click New.
 Enter a name for the merge field and click OK.
Note that the prefix “Sales Quote” is added to every name. This
helps you to locate your merge fields in the Insert Merge Fields
dialog box.
 In the Definition list, select the table columns you want to add
to the merge field.
To select a table column, click the checkbox beside it.
 If necessary, use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to
arrange the column order.
The column order in the list represents the column order in the
merged table.
 Click OK.
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Inserting Item Table Merge Fields
You can insert item table merge fields the same way that you insert
any other types of merge fields into Maximizer Word Processor
documents or Microsoft Word documents. In the Maximizer Word
Processor, you can select the Merge Field icon to insert merge fields.
You must have Microsoft Word integration installed to insert merge
fields into Microsoft Word documents. You can select the Insert
Merge Field icon from the Maximizer toolbar to insert the merge
field. In the Insert Merge Field dialog box, select the OrderDesk Entry
option to view only merge fields associated with OrderDesk entries.
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Catalogs
You can use OrderDesk to create and edit online catalogs. You
perform all of your catalog tasks in the Product Catalog dialog box.
The following sections contain information on working with catalogs
in OrderDesk:
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“Adding Catalogs” on page 382
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“Adding Catalog Sections” on page 382
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“Adding Catalog Items” on page 383
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“Importing and Exporting Items in Catalogs” on page 384
Adding Catalogs
You can add any number of catalogs to the list of catalogs in the
Product Catalog dialog box. You can add catalogs from the
OrderDesk window or the Address Book OrderDesk following
window. You can also modify and delete existing catalogs from the
Product Catalog dialog box.
➤ To add a catalog
 On the Edit tab, select OrderDesk > Product Catalog.
 Click Add.
 In the Project Title field enter a name for the catalog.
 In the Description field, enter a catalog description.
 Click OK.
Adding Catalog Sections
Once you’ve created a catalog, you can add sections to the catalog.
The catalog sections store the various items in the catalog. You can
add catalog sections from the OrderDesk window or the Address
Book OrderDesk following window.
Once you’ve added multiple catalog sections, you can use the Up and
Down buttons to organize the sections in the Catalog Sections list.
➤ To add a section to a catalog
 On the Edit tab, select OrderDesk > Product Catalog.
 In the Select a Catalog list, select the catalog to add the section
to.
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 Click Add.
 In the Catalog Section Title field, enter a name for the section.
 If necessary, enter a discount rate and a description of the
discount.
 Click OK.
Adding Catalog Items
Once you’ve added catalog sections to your catalog, you can add
items to specific sections in the catalog. You can add items to
catalogs from the OrderDesk window or the Address Book
OrderDesk following window.
You can also modify and remove items from a catalog. If you clear an
item in the Catalog Items list, the item will not be available when you
use the Get Item Info from Catalog button in the Order or Quote
dialog box. This option lets you hide catalog items without deleting
them.
➤ To add an item to a catalog
 On the Edit tab, select OrderDesk > Product Catalog.
 In the Select a Catalog list, select the catalog to add the item
to.
 In the Catalog Sections list, select the catalog section you want
to add the item to.
 Under the Catalog Items list, click Add.
 In the Product/Services field, enter a name for the item.
 Fill in other details as required.
Note that Regular Price, in the Enter the Pricing Details section, is
a required field.
 Click OK.
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Importing and Exporting Items in Catalogs
You can import and export items between different catalogs. You
can import or export from the OrderDesk window or the Address
Book OrderDesk following window.
➤ To import or export catalog items
 On the Edit tab, select OrderDesk > Import/Export Catalog
Items.
 Select the catalog you are importing to or exporting from.
 Follow the wizard instructions to import or export the catalog
items, clicking Next after each screen.
 Click Finish in the last wizard screen.
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Online Orders and Inquiries
When potential customers visit your ecommerce site, they can
complete an online form to either inquire about or order products
and services. You can use the Maximizer Web Inquiry Form wizard to
create online data collection forms to capture this order information.
The data from this form—such as name, address, credit card
numbers—is then written to the Maximizer Address Book as an
Address Book entry with an attached OrderDesk entry.
If you are using eStore, orders and inquiries automatically arrive in
the OrderDesk window from your website.
If you are using ecBuilder, orders and inquiries arrive in your
Maximizer Email window as email messages with an MEC file
attachment. Select “All eCommerce Messages” from the Email
window’s View bar. Order/inquiry email messages have the subject
line “ecBuilder Inquiry”, “ecBuilder Order”, or a similar subject. You
may wish to save the MEC files in their own folder and double-click
the files to import the order/inquiry information.
 eStore and ecBuilder are
components of previous
versions of Maximizer. They
are supported only for
compatibility with older
versions of Maximizer.
You can use the OrderDesk window to enter new orders, capture
payments for orders, pre-authorize payments for orders, complete
pre-authorized payments for orders, and refund payments for
orders.
OrderDesk allows you to track the status of your inquiries and orders,
whether your customers have received a response or had their order
fulfilled. It lets you mark specific orders or inquiries as urgent, ignore
inquiries without deleting them, and track shipping and payment
status for your orders.
You can open online orders and inquiries in the OrderDesk window
and send summaries of inquiries by email to the associated customers
(Address Book entry) with an automatic reply. You also can send a
summary of the inquiry to one or more Maximizer users.
Credit Card Transaction Processing
If you are using a third-party transaction processing company, the
OrderDesk window acts as a desktop point-of-sale software solution
that supports real-time credit card transactions. This includes
pre-authorization of credit card information, pre-authorization
completion and/or capture of funds, and refunds that generate a
credit on the customer’s credit card account.
With the use of a transaction processing company, funds from the
consumer’s credit card can be captured immediately. Once the credit
card information has been verified and the purchase has been
authorized, the information can be securely forwarded via a
confirmation email message to both the consumer and the merchant.
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Payment gateway profiles, sometimes referred to as merchant
account profiles, are used to facilitate online credit-card transaction
processing from your website. When you process an order’s credit
card transaction using the OrderDesk window, you select the
appropriate payment gateway profile from the Payment & Totals
tab.
To see which transaction processing companies are supported by
Maximizer, select the OrderDesk window. On the Home tab, select
OrderDesk > Edit Gateway Settings, and click the Add button in the
Edit Gateway Settings dialog box. In the Payment Gateway Profile
Properties dialog box, you can view the supported transaction
processing companies in the Company drop-down list. There is one
payment gateway profile per transaction processing company.
Before you set up a profile in Maximizer, you must contact the
company and set up a merchant account. This can be done using the
Acquire Merchant Account button in the Payment Gateway Profile
Properties dialog box.
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MaxExchange Remote
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Working with MaxExchange Remote
In this chapter...
“How MaxExchange Programs Work Together” on page 388
“MaxExchange Administrator’s Guide” on page 390
“Glossary of MaxExchange Terms” on page 390
“What Data is Synchronized?” on page 392
“How Do I Receive Updates?” on page 394
“Starting MaxExchange Remote” on page 395
“Receiving the Address Book” on page 395
“Starting a Processing Session from Maximizer” on page 398
“Processing Packets” on page 400
“Setting MaxExchange Preferences” on page 403
“FTP Transport Method” on page 407
“Email Transport Method” on page 411
“Troubleshooting Logs” on page 415
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How MaxExchange Programs Work Together
MaxExchange consists of the following applications:
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MaxExchange Synchronization Server
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MaxExchange Remote Synchronization Server
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MaxExchange Server Manager
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MaxExchange Remote
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MaxExchange Site Manager
MaxExchange Synchronization Server
One person is usually in charge of setting up and administering the
central Address Book. This MASTER user, or a user with Maximizer
Administrator privileges, acts as an administrator for the
MaxExchange Server, designates a Maximizer Address Book as the
central Address Book—or central Address Books if you are using
multiple databases—and schedules updates.
There is only one server for any given Address Book, but one server
can have many remotes. These sites are either remote servers or
remotes, which can be connected by LAN, WAN, dial-up access, or
through the Internet. The central Address Book is maintained on the
MaxExchange server, while the remote computers have different
replications of the central Address Book.
MaxExchange Server can also be installed as a service on Windows
Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2008. The service runs
in the background, as any other Windows service, and typical
processing is done automatically. Manual control of processing or
any other server tasks are then done through the MaxExchange
Server Manager from another machine or on the server.
MaxExchange Remote Synchronization Server
MaxExchange Remote Synchronization Server acts as a middle tier in
a multi-tiered synchronization tree. Remotes run MaxExchange
Remote Synchronization Server to synchronize their remote changes
with those on the site’s parent server, which is either the
MaxExchange Synchronization Server or a MaxExchange Remote
Synchronization Server.
MaxExchange Remote Synchronization Server has the following two
basic functions:
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It synchronizes changes from its remotes with the server and
receives updates from the server.
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It generates and sends its own updates to its remotes.
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MaxExchange Remote Server acts in the capacity of a server and as a
remote. It may be installed as an application and service or as a
service only.
MaxExchange Server Manager
MaxExchange Server Manager is a utility used to access the server
from another computer. When you install MaxExchange Server as a
service, this utility is used to perform manual tasks on the server.
MaxExchange Remote
MaxExchange Remote users synchronize the entire image or a subset
image of the central Address Book on their remote computers.
Remote users also update the central Address Book with changes
made on the remotes.
MaxExchange Site Manager
To determine which portions of the central Address Book go to each
remote, using MaxExchange Site Manager, the MASTER user, or a
user with Maximizer Administrator privileges, defines remotes/
remote servers and the distribution groups to which the remote sites
belong. Other important functions of Site Manager are to perform
Address Book maintenance on remotes, send refreshes to remotes,
set up event notifications, and generate reports. Site Manager is also
used to set up teams for campaign and opportunity synchronization.
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MaxExchange Administrator’s Guide
For information on using MaxExchange Synchronization Server,
MaxExchange Synchronization Remote Server, MaxExchange Server
Manager, and MaxExchange Site Manager, refer to the
MaxExchange Administrator’s Guide. This chapter is to be used by
remote users, who, typically, would not be the administrators of
MaxExchange.
Glossary of MaxExchange Terms
Use this list of terms to help familiarize yourself with the terminology
of MaxExchange.
Central Address Book – A Maximizer Address Book that you specify
for the MaxExchange server to synchronize with its distribution sites.
The server maintains the central, master image of this Address Book
(often at the head office of a company), while the remote computers
maintain either partial or complete images of the same Address Book
on the distribution sites. Note that you can synchronize more than
one central Address Book at a time and multiple Address Books can
be hosted on one server.
Although different images of the Address Book are kept on separate
computers, together, the server and its remotes effectively work on a
single central Address Book, which is periodically updated by the
MaxExchange synchronization process.
Distribution Group – A Distribution Group comprises several
distribution sites that maintain a particular image of the central
Address Book. The MASTER user of the central Address Book, or a
user with Maximizer Administrator privileges, uses the MaxExchange
Site Manager program to determine which distribution sites belong
to each distribution group.
The MaxExchange Distribution user-defined field, which you create
in Administrator, determines which companies and individuals in
your central Address Book are distributed to the various remotes. The
field is created in Administrator’s System Options preferences by
clicking the associated button. This field then appears within your
User-Defined Fields list and you add values for your distribution
groups as necessary.
Distribution Site – A computer where MaxExchange Remote or
Remote Synchronization Server is installed. See the Remote and
Remote Server definitions for more information.
DRB Table – A file table that is used by MaxExchange to track the
distribution list of Address Book entries and opportunities for each
distribution site. This list is created based on the Distribution Group
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value associated with an Address Book entry for the MaxExchange
Distribution field.
Remote – A computer where a MaxExchange Remote is installed,
and on which a partial or complete image of the central Address
Book is stored. Remotes are set up and maintained by the MASTER
user, or a user with Maximizer Administrator privileges, using the
MaxExchange Site Manager program.
Typically, several distribution sites belong to a distribution group.
These distribution groups are associated with Address Book entries.
You assign default distribution groups to Address Book entries based
on the creator of the entry; each user can be assigned a set of
distribution groups and when the user creates an entry, the default
distribution groups are automatically assigned. User setup for
distribution groups is done in the Access Rights tab of user properties
in Administrator (File > Users) or Maximizer (in the Setup tab, select
Manage Users from the User Management group).
Remote Server – A distribution site that also acts as a MaxExchange
server for other distributions sites in an n-tier configuration. The
remote server synchronizes with the server (or with another remote
server) and passes along data packets to other remotes on the
distribution tier below it.
MASTER User – The MASTER user is the owner or the administrator
of a Maximizer Address Book. For MaxExchange, the MASTER user
administers the central Address Book from the server. The MASTER
user grants users access to the Address Book and, if required, restricts
their ability to view, add, or delete data or to perform certain
functions. The MASTER user is also the only user authorized to use
the MaxExchange Site Manager application to set up remotes and
distribution groups or use MaxExchange Server Manager. Note that
you can have users with Maximizer Administrator privileges
equivalent to the MASTER user.
Transaction Journaling – Transaction Journaling is the process by
which Maximizer maintains a record of changes made by users to an
Address Book.
Transaction Journaling is enabled in Administrator in the System
Options preferences. This functionality should not be enabled until
you are ready to process data so that unnecessary transactions do not
occur.
User-defined field – User-defined fields (UDFs) are customizable
fields in Maximizer that you can use to categorize the Address Book
entries and opportunities in your Address Books. You can use UDFs to
group Companies, Individuals, Contacts, and opportunities in many
different ways such as by occupation, hobby, income level, revenue,
or any other criteria you want to use.
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What Data is Synchronized?
MaxExchange synchronizes all data in an Address Book with the
exception of the following:
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Automated campaigns (traditional campaigns are synchronized)
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Email templates for automated campaigns
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Journals
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Expenses
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Graphs
•
Import catalogues
•
Linked documents
•
Printer settings
•
Window layouts
•
Email settings
•
Windows authentication settings
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External third-party tables (non-Maximizer)
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Dashboard settings
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Holiday Editor information
Synchronizing Third-Party Data
There are two custom tables available through the use of the
Maximizer Customization Suite (listed below) that allow you to
integrate third-party data. The data contained in these tables is
synchronized by MaxExchange as follows:
 For both the
Custom_Independent and
Custom_Child tables, the
Custom_ID and
Custom_Number fields
(whether generated
automatically or manually
entered) on the server and
each remote must be unique in
a MaxExchange environment.
This is to prevent duplicate ID
issues from occurring.
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Custom_Independent is a top-level data storage table, similar
to the Clients table. It is created at database-creation time and
contains a number of pre-defined columns. It is always
synchronized by MaxExchange, and it synchronizes associated
notes, documents, and user-defined fields.
•
Custom_Child is a mid-level data storage table and is a child of
a Custom_Independent record, an Address Book entry, an
Opportunity, etc. It is created at database-creation time and
contains a number of pre-defined columns, including Client_Id/
Client_Number of the parent record. It is always synchronized by
MaxExchange, except on a refresh, in which case child records
are synchronized only when the parent record is synchronized. It
also synchronizes associated notes, documents, and user-defined
fields when the parent record is synchronized.
For more information on using custom third-party tables, refer to the
Customization Suite documentation.
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Synchronizing Opportunities and Campaigns
Address Book entries with opportunities assigned to sales team
members are synchronized to remotes, even when corresponding
companies are not normally synchronized to those particular remotes
(i.e., the Address Book entries are not assigned to the corresponding
distribution group). Synchronization of Address Book entries also
occurs when a competitor or partner of an opportunity is assigned to
a Address Book entry other than the Address Book entry with which
the opportunity is associated.
When a Contact is assigned to an opportunity (on the Basic
Information tab of an opportunity), the Contact is not synchronized
unless the Contact’s Company or Individual entry is assigned to a
distribution group.
Single-user opportunities are synchronized with only the remotes
that created the opportunities. For example, if Remote A creates a
single-user opportunity, it is synchronized with only Remote A. The
opportunity will not be synchronized with Remote B. Single-user
opportunities created on the server are not synchronized.
This works the same way for traditional campaigns in that traditional
campaigns associated with a member of a marketing team, are also
synchronized. Automated campaigns are not synchronized to any
distribution sites.
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization and MaxExchange Synchronization
In a MaxExchange environment with Microsoft Outlook
Synchronization enabled, Maximizer can synchronize with Outlook
on a single server or remote only. Otherwise, duplication of entries
may occur.
When MaxExchange is installed, and at least one MaxExchange
remote has been added as a distribution site, a MaxExchange
Location button appears at the bottom of the Outlook
Synchronization tab. Clicking this button opens a dialog box
containing a drop-down list of MaxExchange servers and remotes for
the current Address Book. Select the MaxExchange server or remote
where Maximizer will synchronize entries with an Outlook profile for
the selected user.
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How Do I Receive Updates?
If your computer is set up for email transport, check to see that your
email application is running. Then start MaxExchange Remote.
When you communicate with the server for the first time, the server
(or a remote server) sends your computer a data packet with an
image of all or part of the central Address Book. (Some entries in the
central Address Book may not apply to you, so the MASTER user may
exclude them from your Address Book image.) From then on, you
receive updates to the central Address Book periodically.
You run MaxExchange Remote to synchronize your distribution site
changes with those on the server. The same information is then
stored on both the server and remote computers, so that all files are
part of the same, single central Address Book. Although the exact
process depends on the chosen transport method, here is an example
of how the synchronization process works:
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The server assembles Address Book updates in packets, and sends
them to your computer, and those of other users at other
distribution sites. On your computer, MaxExchange Remote then
picks up this data, transfers it to a temporary inbox, and later
updates or replaces the data in your central Address Book.
•
On your computer, MaxExchange Remote assembles Address
Book updates in packets, and sends them to the server.
MaxExchange server then picks up the data packets, transfers
them to a temporary inbox, and updates the server central
Address Book files.
Occasionally, you may receive a message from the MASTER user
informing you that he or she is sending you a refresh (a fresh
replacement image of your MaxExchange data). When the refresh
arrives and is processed, MaxExchange Remote deletes and
completely replaces the image of the central Address Book currently
on your computer with the new, refreshed version from the server.
You can set MaxExchange Remote to check for updates on a regular
schedule. Or, if you prefer, you can request an immediate update at
any time. See “Performing an Immediate Update” on page 398 for
instructions.
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Starting MaxExchange Remote
➤ To start MaxExchange Remote
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In the Add-Ins tab, select MaxExchange Remote from the
Office group. Or, double-click the MaxExchange Remote icon
on the desktop.
Receiving the Address Book
When your system administrator instructs you to do so, start
MaxExchange Remote. You will receive an image of the central
Address Book and be prompted to save it in a folder of your choice.
If you plan to employ FTP transport, you must first initiate a
MaxExchange FTP communication session with the server and pick up
the data packet before you can later process it.
If you are a dial-up email user, be sure to set up MaxExchange
Remote for a dial-up connection. For more information, see “Setting
Scheduling Options for Dial-Up Email” on page 413.
If you use email or Network Direct transport, you will receive an
image of the central Address Book in the
“MaxExchange\Inbox\<hexadecimal>” folder on your distribution
site computer assuming you have successful data transport from the
server. Note that when you receive an image by email the
information arrives in the inbox and is moved to the Hexadecimal
folder after processing begins.
Please pay special attention to the instructions particular to the
transport method your computer will employ with the MaxExchange
server. If you are unsure about the transport method you will use,
contact your system administrator before proceeding.
➤ To receive the central Address Book
 Ensure that you have received your first data packet from the
server on your computer. Your system administrator will inform
you of when an initial data packet has been created and when
the packet will be transported to your computer.
•
FTP – You must first pick up the data packet from the server.
For instructions on how to initiate your first MaxExchange
FTP transport session, see “Initiating the First FTP Transport
Session” on page 397.
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 The “hexadecimal” folder is
actually a folder named with a
hexadecimal number that
corresponds to the Address
Folder ID. This ID is displayed
in the Distribution List dialog
box in MaxExchange Site
Manager.
•
Network Direct – In your “MaxExchange\Inbox
\<hexadecimal>” folder, look for two files—one with the
extension ATT and the other with the extension HDR. If they
exist, you have received a MaxExchange data packet.
•
Email – If you see an email message entitled “MaxExchange
Data Packet” in your email inbox, you have received a
MaxExchange data packet.
 Start MaxExchange Remote.
 Depending on the transport method you plan to employ, the
methods for initiating the connection with the server vary as
follows:
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FTP – You must start by initiating a communication session
with the MaxExchange server. Select File > Connect New
FTP Server. Enter the server IP address (or the server name),
port number, Password (the MAXEXCHANGE password
entered at the server), and Address Book ID for this
distribution site. Click OK when finished.
•
HTTP – You must start by initiating a communication session
with the MaxExchange server. Select File > Connect New
HTTP Server. Enter the server URL, password, and Address
Book ID for this distribution site. Click OK when you are
finished.
MaxExchange should immediately initiate an FTP/HTTP
session with the server.
•
 If selecting an existing
Address Book from the dropdown list, verify that it is not
the central Address Book.
 If you create a new Address
Book, you must specify a name
that is different from the name
of the Address Book on the
server.
Email or Network Direct – Click the Process Data Packets
button.
A dialog will appear asking for the Address Book you want to
designate as your synchronized MaxExchange Address Book.
You may select an existing Address Book from the drop-down list
or create a new Address Book.
 After the Address Book has been established, MaxExchange
Remote will inform you that a refresh packet is ready to process.
Click Yes. The processing status is displayed in the MaxExchange
window.
 When packet processing has ended, open the synchronized
Address Book in Maximizer. Examine your data to ensure that it
is correct and complete.
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Initiating the First FTP Transport Session
MaxExchange FTP transport can be initiated only by the distribution
site computer—not the server. Accordingly, a new distribution site
needs to enter information into MaxExchange Remote for this
transport to start.
➤ To initiate the first MaxExchange transport session
with the server
 You must receive the following information from your system
administrator—the server’s IP Address and/or server name, the
FTP port number, the MaxExchange FTP password, and your
unique Address Book ID (hexadecimal number).
 Select File > Connect New FTP Server.
 Enter the server’s IP address or server name, the
MaxExchange FTP password, and your unique Address Book
ID.
 Click OK. MaxExchange Remote will immediately open an FTP
session with MaxExchange server. If the communication is
successful and the first data packet(s) is downloaded to your
computer, log into your Address Book.


 Select File > Process Data Packets.
After your initial data packet has been processed successfully, the
File > Connect New FTP Server dialog is no longer needed for FTP
communication to this particular synchronized Address Book. After
the initial successful FTP communication session, you need only to
select Process Data Packets to start the synchronization process. All
future FTP communications will be handled automatically.
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Starting a Processing Session from Maximizer
You can start a processing session from Maximizer with a simple click
of a button.
➤ To start a processing session from Maximizer
 In Maximizer, in the Add-Ins tab, select Process MaxExchange
Data Packets from the Office group.
 If you pause a processing
session and exit MaxExchange
Remote, the process starts
from the beginning the next
time you process packets.
An icon appears in your system tray for MaxExchange Remote.
The icon appears differently depending on the state of
processing.
•
Processing – Shows a connected network.
•
Processing Finished – Shows a checkmark.
•
Failed – Shows an X
While processing is taking place, you can click the Processing
icon to open MaxExchange Remote and view the processing
details.
When the processing session is taking place, the tooltip for
MaxExchange Remote says “Processing”. After the processing
session is complete, the tooltip says “Processing Finished”. If the
connection to the Address Book or FTP server failed, the tooltip
says “Failed”. Otherwise, the tooltip says “MaxExchange
Remote”.
 After the processing session, you can close or open MaxExchange
Remote by right-clicking on the system tray icon and choosing
Exit or Restore.
Performing an Immediate Update
When required, you can perform an immediate update of the central
Address Book. MaxExchange Remote checks for incoming changes
from the MaxExchange server, then makes these changes to the
central Address Book.
After the incoming changes have been processed, MaxExchange
Remote prepares and sends data packets to the server for
redistribution to its other distribution sites. Once the overall
synchronization is complete, the whole central Address Book (both
on the server and at the distribution sites) is up to date.
If you are using email as a transport method, your computer must be
running and the email system must be operating for MaxExchange to
perform an immediate update.
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Your computer must have MaxExchange Remote running, all
necessary transport resources must be enabled (e.g., modem turned
on), and required transport access to the server must be available.
➤ To perform an immediate update
•
Click the Process Data Packets button or select File > Process
Data Packets.
MaxExchange Remote updates the central Address Book by first
checking for updates from the server and processing them, then
preparing and distributing your local changes back to the server
for redistribution. (If you enable Remote Dial-up, the order of
these processes may be reversed. See “Setting Scheduling
Options for Dial-Up Email” on page 413 for more information.)
Regardless of which transport method is used, Process Data
Packets simply creates a data packet and puts it into a folder for
transport to the server.
 The “hexadecimal” folder is
actually a folder named with a
hexadecimal number that
corresponds to the Address
Folder ID. This ID is displayed
in the Distribution List dialog
box in MaxExchange Site
Manager.
•
FTP – The data packet files—.ATT and .HDR—are created and
put into the \maxexchange\outbox\<hexadecimal> folder.
The distribution site computer will later initiate an FTP
transport session and pick up the packet.
•
Network Direct – A new data packet is created (.HDR and
.ATT files) and put into a folder for transport. When the data
packet is in the folder, the packet is transported immediately
if you have selected Simultaneous in the Processing and
Transport Times dialog box.
•
Email – The data packet is sent immediately to your local
email outbox, encapsulated in an email message, and
transported during your next email session.
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Processing Packets
The following sections describe how to process packets from
MaxExchange remotes.
•
“Converting Outgoing Packets for Internet Transport” on
page 400
•
“Restricting the Size of Packets” on page 401
•
“Disabling the Partial Packet Warning Message” on page 401
•
“Saving Outgoing Packets to Disk” on page 402
•
“Importing a Server Packet” on page 402
Converting Outgoing Packets for Internet Transport
Internet email uses a different encoding standard than many LAN
email packages. Therefore, if you send data packets over the Internet
to the MaxExchange server, the packets must be converted to 7-bit
Internet format.
➤
To convert packets for Internet transport
 Select Edit > Email Preferences.
 Select Use 7-bit Internet Format.
 Click OK.


All subsequent data packet files are converted to 7-bit Internet
format before being sent to the server.
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Restricting the Size of Packets
Depending on the potential size of the updates or the file size limits
specified in your email system, you may need to limit the size of your
MaxExchange data packets to prevent data from being lost.
➤
To limit the size of packet files
 Select Edit > Email Preferences.
 In the Maximum Size field, specify the maximum size of the file
in kilobytes (KB). (If you do not know your file size limit, consult
your network administrator or email documentation.)
For no limit on data packet size, leave the field blank.
 Click OK.
MaxExchange Remote ensures that no subsequent data packets
are larger than the size you specified.
Disabling the Partial Packet Warning Message
If you set a maximum packet size above, packets created by
MaxExchange that are larger must be split into multiple packets that
do not exceed the maximum size. Until all such partial packets are
received, the distribution site cannot process any of the complete
packets’ parts. When MaxExchange Remote cannot process because
all of the partial packets are not received, it displays a Partial Packet
Warning dialog.
The Show Partial Packet warning dialog is enabled on installation.
When this warning dialog is enabled, you must respond to the dialog
before other packet processing can continue. If the warning dialog is
disabled, packet processing can continue without your response, but
partial packet occurrence may go unnoticed.
➤ To disable the Partial Packet Warning dialog
 Select Edit > Email Preferences.
 Deselect (disable) the Show Partial Packet Warning checkbox.
 Click OK.
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Saving Outgoing Packets to Disk
When necessary, you can save outgoing data packets to disk such as
floppy diskettes or other removable media, so the packets can later
be imported by the MASTER user into the MaxExchange server.
➤
To save a packet to disk
•
Select File > Save to Disk.
The Save to Disk menu item in the File menu should now have a
check mark next to it.
All subsequent data packets are saved to disk instead of being
transmitted by email. Once the data packets have been saved to disk,
you must send the disks to the MASTER user at the server location.
Importing a Server Packet
There may be times when you receive data packets from the
MaxExchange server that were saved to disk or a hard drive directory
(folder).
➤
To import a server packet
 Insert the appropriate disk containing the server data packet in
your disk drive.
 Select File > Import Packet.
 Specify the location and file name of the server data packet.
 Click Open.


The data packet is copied to a processing queue and will be applied
to the central Address Book during the next processing of data
packets.
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Setting MaxExchange Preferences
The following sections describe how to set and view preferences and
properties in MaxExchange:
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“Setting Timing Preferences” on page 403
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“Viewing Synchronized Address Book Properties” on page 405
•
“Viewing Distribution Preferences” on page 405
Setting Timing Preferences
Timing Preferences in the Edit menu schedules updates for all
transport except dial-up email. This includes FTP, Network Direct
transport, and LAN email. You can set how frequently MaxExchange
Remote processes data packets. At the interval you specify,
MaxExchange Remote will transport its updates to the MaxExchange
server.
For MaxExchange synchronization to occur successfully, you must
ensure the following:
•
Your computer is on.
•
MaxExchange Remote is running.
•
All necessary transport resources are enabled (for example, the
modem is turned on).
•
The required transport access to the server is available.
➤
To set timing preferences
 Select Edit > Timing Preferences.
In the Timing Preferences dialog box, specify your processing
and transport times. The behavior of each option depends on
the Transport Method used.
 Choose Manually (transports packets immediately after the
initiation of a processing session), Simultaneously (transports
immediately after processing), or Independently (process and
transport at different times).
 Transaction Processing Settings allow you to set processing to be
activated automatically at a specific time.
If no First Process time or Processing Interval is set, data packet
processing will occur only when you do immediate processing
using the File > Process Data Packets command.
If you want to schedule a data processing time, enter the fields
as follows:
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In the First Process At field, type the time at which
processing is to start for the first time after these settings are
changed. Specify the time in 12-hour format; for example,
7:00 PM.
•
In the Processing Interval field, type the frequency and
select the units for how often processing should occur; for
example, every 15 minutes. You can select intervals as short
as every 1 minute or as long as every 24 hours.
 Transport Time Settings are available only when Independently
is chosen above. These settings allow you to transport packets at
times independent of when you process data packets.
•
In the First Transport At field, type the time at which
transport is to start for the first time after these settings are
changed. Specify the time in 12-hour format; for example,
7:00 PM.
•
In the Transport Interval field, type the frequency and
select the units for how often transport should occur; for
example, every 15 minutes. You can select intervals as short
as every 1 minute or as long as every 24 hours.
 Select the Automatically transport packets and process
data on Windows login option to automatically start
processing when you log into Windows.
 Disable the Display remote client when automated
processing begins option if you do not want the MaxExchange
Packet Transport dialog box to appear during an automated
processing session. The MaxExchange Remote processing icon
will still appear in the Windows system tray.
 Click OK.






You must exit and restart MaxExchange Remote for your changes to
take effect.
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Viewing Synchronized Address Book Properties
You may view certain transport information for every synchronized
Address Book on a distribution site computer. MaxExchange reads
transport information contained in the MXZREM.BIN file in the
“MaxExchange” program directory.
➤ To view synchronized Address Books on a remote
computer.
 Select View > Synchronized Address Books.
 The Address Book name, its transport method, Address
Book ID, server address, and server port number are shown.
You can change the server address and port number if necessary.
 When finished viewing, click Close to exit the dialog.


Viewing Distribution Preferences
➤ To view distribution properties
•
The distribution preferences can be viewed in MaxExchange
Remote by clicking the Preferences button while viewing the
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synchronized Address Book properties (View > Synchronized
Address Books).
MaxExchange Remote
distribution preferences
➤ To view distribution properties in Maximizer
 Note that these Distribution
attributes (other than the
default preferences option)
override the preferences set in
MaxExchange Site Manager.
•
Distribution preferences appear as part of the properties for
Company Library documents, knowledge base articles, general
documents, and notes (right-click on one of these items and
choose Properties). Only the MASTER user has rights to change
these preferences in the Properties dialog box (in Maximizer).
Distribution preferences for a
general document
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FTP Transport Method
The following sections include instructions that apply only to the FTP
transport method.
•
“FTP Test Option” on page 407
•
“Retrying an Unsuccessful FTP Connection” on page 408
•
“Connecting by Dial-Up Using FTP” on page 409
•
“Changing Your MaxExchange FTP Password” on page 410
FTP Test Option
If the connection fails, try using the FTP Test functionality. This is a
method to test the FTP connection providing detailed information of
why a connection fails, if necessary.
If the FTP test is successful,the fields are automatically populated
with the successful test settings when you initiate a new FTP
connection with the server.
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Retrying an Unsuccessful FTP Connection
If you attempt an initial FTP communications session and receive
notification from the program of FTP communication failure, select
File > Retry FTP Server Connect to re-enter your FTP settings and reestablish an FTP session with the server.
➤ To retry a failed FTP communication session with
the server
 Select File > Retry FTP Server Connect.
 Verify that you have entered the correct server’s IP Address and/
or server name, FTP port number, the MaxExchange FTP
password, and your unique Address Book ID.
 Click OK.
 MaxExchange Remote immediately opens an FTP session with
MaxExchange server. If the communication is successful and the
first data packet(s) is downloaded to your computer, log into
your Address Book.
 Select File > Process Data Packets.
After your initial data packet has been processed successfully,
the File > Retry FTP Server Connect dialog is no longer needed
for FTP communication to this particular synchronized Address
Book. After the initial successful FTP communication, you need
only to select Process Data Packets to start the synchronization
process. All future FTP communications will be handled
automatically.
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Connecting by Dial-Up Using FTP
When you are using FTP, the connection between the server and
remote is always initiated from the remote computer. This can be
done through a LAN or a dial-up connection. If a remote is set up for
dial-up connections and a connection fails, a Windows Dial-up
Connection dialog box appears when a processing session is initiated.
This includes when a processing session is automated.
➤ To connect by dial-up using FTP
•
Click the Connect button. You can enable the Connect
automatically option if you want to dial in to your Internet
service provider when you start a processing session.
If you have set up your remote computer to process upon
startup, the Windows Dial-up Connection dialog box
automatically appears when you log on to Windows. Otherwise,
when you click the Process Data Packets on the remote
computer, the Dial-up Connection dialog box appears.
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Note that in your Internet Options, the Dial whenever a
network connection is not present option on the
Connections tab must be set in order for the Windows Dial-up
Connection dialog box to appear.
Changing Your MaxExchange FTP Password
When the MAXEXCHANGE user profile Password changes, all
distribution sites need to receive this information so that they can
access the MaxExchange FTP server.
The MAXEXCHANGE Password can be changed only at the server
using the MaxExchange Site Manager. When the Password is
changed, and the change is processed by the server, the change is
contained in a data packet for each distribution site to pick up.
➤ Changing your MaxExchange FTP password
 Click Process Data Packets. The data packet containing the
Password change is downloaded to your computer.
If your computer is set to use FTP transport, and the server FTP
password has been changed, you will receive the Server Login
dialog:
 Enter the password given to you by your system administrator.
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 Click OK.


To process any additional packets retrieved after the Password
change, click Process Data Packets once again.
Email Transport Method
The following sections include instructions that apply only to the
Email transport method.
•
“Changing Email Preferences” on page 411
•
“Changing Email from LAN to Dial-Up or Vice Versa” on
page 413
•
“Setting Scheduling Options for Dial-Up Email” on page 413
Changing Email Preferences
To optimize MaxExchange Remote operations when using email data
transport, you may specify the email system you plan to use in the
Email Preferences dialog box.
When you select your email system in the Email Preferences dialog
box, MaxExchange accounts for the differences in the third party
email software to ensure proper transport operation.
Email preferences should not have to be changed except under the
following circumstances:
•
You are installing MaxExchange Remote and your chosen
transport method is email.
•
You are changing your email application software.
•
Your transport method is changed to email.
➤ To set email preferences
 Select Edit > Email Preferences.
 Select the email system that applies to your computer.
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 Specify the maximum size of any single packet in kilobytes
(KB). This applies to the outgoing packet size on the remote.
Email packets are then limited to this size. If a packet is larger
than this limit, the packet is spanned into smaller packets within
the limit. If the limit is set to 0, the packet size is unlimited.
 Indicate whether to convert packets so they can be sent over the
Internet in its standard, 7-bit email format. If you send packets
over the Internet, you must select this option to ensure that they
are reliably transmitted.
 Enable the partial packet warning if necessary.
When the size of a packet exceeds the maximum size set for a
packet (if enabled in Maximum Size above), partial packets are
created. The sum of these partial packets makes up the entire
data packet. For instance, take an example where a system
administrator sets the limit on packets to 2 MB (or 2000 KB).
Assume that the Server creates a large data packet that is 3.5 MB
or 3500 KB. MaxExchange will break this packet into 2 partial
packets. If only one of these data packets arrives, but the other is
still in transit, the data from the first partial data packet cannot
be processed until the second partial data packet is received as
well.
 Enter your email account Email profile/User name and
password (if required). The available options vary depending
on what type of email application you are using.
 Email account information is
set up after your email
application is installed. If you
are using Microsoft Outlook,
you can access this
information through the
Windows Control Panel. See
your system administrator for
more information.
 Click OK.





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Changing Email from LAN to Dial-Up or Vice Versa
To change a distribution site computer from a LAN remote to dial-up
remote, or vice versa, you must make changes to both the
MaxExchange Remote settings and your current mail driver on the
distribution site computer.
➤ To change a LAN email remote to a dial-up email
remote
 Select Edit > Remote Dial-Up Preferences. Set all time fields in
the Process and Transport Timing group box and select the
Enable Remote Dial-Up checkbox.
 Change your current mail driver from Network to Remote.
Contact your system administrator for additional details.
 Ensure that the automatic dial-up time of your email
communications program corresponds to the processing and
communication times set above.
Setting Scheduling Options for Dial-Up Email
If you are using dial-up email to exchange updates with the
MaxExchange server, you can set a schedule for processing and
sending the updates.
You can set up MaxExchange Remote and your email connection to
automate the process of dialing into the email system and sending
and receiving central Address Book updates. When you set up an
automatic dial-up schedule, you do not need to see MaxExchange
Remote again until you want to change its settings. You simply set
your email application to automatically connect using the same
schedule you set for MaxExchange Remote. For more information
about scheduling email connections, see the documentation for your
email program.
Remote dial-up scheduling can be used only when the following
conditions are present:
•
Email is the Active Transport Method for your MaxExchange
data transport.
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The third-party email program you employ has its remote email
client/driver set.
When dial-up email is not installed, the Edit > Remote Dial-Up
Preferences dialog is unavailable.
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➤ To set remote dial-up scheduling options
 Select Edit > Remote Dial-Up Preferences.
 In the Remote Dial-Up Preferences dialog box, select the Enable
Remote Dial-Up checkbox.

 In the Pre-Connect Processing Time field, type the time at which
you want to create outgoing data packets for later transmission
to the server.
 In the Communications Time field, type the time at which you
want the update data packets placed in your email outbox.
You must configure your email program to connect and send
and receive mail separately. You should set it to do so sometime
later than the Communications Time.
 In the Post-connect Processing Time field, type the time at which
you want MaxExchange Remote to process incoming data
packets from the server to update your image of the central
Address Book.
 Click OK.
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Troubleshooting Logs
The following sections describe how to set up and view
MaxExchange troubleshotting logs.
•
“Setting Up the Troubleshooting Logs” on page 415
•
“Checking the Troubleshooting Logs” on page 416
Setting Up the Troubleshooting Logs
You can log MaxExchange Remote activity in troubleshooting logs.
MaxExchange Remote creates two logs for each synchronized
Address Book (a Packet Summary Log,
[AddressBookName]_packlog.txt, and a Remote Activity log,
[AddressBookName]_log.txt), both of which are text files located in
the same directory (folder) as your MaxExchange programs.
➤
To create logs
 Select Edit > Logging Preferences.
 To log when data packets are received by your computer, select
Maintain Packet Summary. Log information is saved in the
text file [AddressBookName]_packlog.txt.
 To log detailed information about when data packets are sent
and received, and what happens to them, select Maintain
Remote Activity. Log information is saved in the file
[AddressBookName]_log.txt.
 Indicate the level of log detail you want to see in the
[AddressBookName]_log.txt:
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To log errors only, select Low.
•
To log record-level updates (additions, changes, and
deletions of Maximizer entries), select Medium.
•
To log field-level updates (details of changes within
Maximizer entries), select High.
 Click OK.



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 If you employ email transport,
you may also check your email
system’s conversation log for
more information.
If you have set the troubleshooting logs to record MaxExchange
activity, you can check the logs when you experience problems
during a synchronization session or suspect that updates are not
being sent or received.
Remote Activity Log ([AddressBookName]_log.txt)
Check the [AddressBookName]_log.txt by selecting View > Remote
Activity Log. The [AddressBookName]_log.txt file can include:
•
The number of information packets sent.
•
The number of information packets received.
•
The number of additions, updates, and deletions made to your
image of the central Address Book.
The contents of the log depend on the detail level you set when
configuring MaxExchange Remote’s log file.
Packet Summary Log ([AddressBookName]_packlog.txt)
For information about the date and time information packets were
received, check the [AddressBookName]_packlog.txt by selecting
View > Packet Summary Log.
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Maximizer
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Manage your Address Book
In this chapter...
“Backing Up Address Book Data” on page 418
“Exporting Address Book Data” on page 421
“Importing Address Book Data” on page 429
“Transferring Entries Between Address Books” on page 436
“Enabling TAPI” on page 439
“Updating Maximizer with Live Update” on page 444
“Changing Languages for the Maximizer Spell Checker” on page 445
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Backing Up Address Book Data
You can back up and restore Maximizer Address Book data. If your
Address Book uses a custom dictionary or holidays you must back up
this data separately from the Address Book. After creating backup
copies of your Address Book, you can restore the Address Book using
Administrator.
 For information on backing up
Address Books in Maximizer
CRM Enterprise Edition, see
the Maximizer CRM
Administrator’s Guide and
your Microsoft SQL Server
documentation.
The following two backup procedures are available in Maximizer
CRM Group Edition:
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Regular Backup – This backup procedure requires the Address
Book to be closed and must be done in Administrator. See the
Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide and Administrator Help
for assistance
•
Quick Backup – This backup procedure is performed on an open
Address Book. You can perform a Quick Backup from either
Administrator or Maximizer. If security is enabled, you will need
access to the MASTER user password.
The following sections contain information on backing up Address
Book data in Maximizer:
•
“Quick Backup” on page 418
•
“Backing Up the Dictionary and Holiday Files” on page 420
Quick Backup
You can use the Quick Backup command in Maximizer CRM Group
Edition. The advantage of using Quick Backup over a regular backup
is that you can perform frequent backups of any open Address Book.
 If you are backing up a global
Address Book from a
workstation, the backup is
automatically saved to the
default SQL Server Express
backup folder. You do not
have the option to save the
backup to a different location.
By default, the backup is saved to the current Address Book folder. If
you don’t want to save the backup to this location, you can browse
to another one.
If you choose to save the backup to the default location, Quick
Backup creates a subfolder named Backup in the same folder as the
Address Book files.
The backup file name includes the current date as an identifier. For
example, the following backup file was created from a Quick Backup
performed on March 23, 2007. (The backup was saved to the
following default location).
C:\ProgramData\Maximizer\AddrBks\EsconaTutorial\Backup\EsconaT
utorial_20070815_01.BAK
The “_01” is added to the file name to differentiate between
backups from the same day, so a second backup on the same day
would be saved as follows:
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C:\ProgramData\Maximizer\AddrBks\EsconaTutorial\Backup\EsconaT
utorial_20070815_02.BAK
Quick Backup also lets you determine how many backups are kept. If
you were to set Quick Backup to retain only five backups, then when
you create the sixth backup, Quick Backup deletes the oldest backup.
➤ To perform a Quick Backup
 Open the Address Book to back up.
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Quick Backup.
The Quick Backup Address Book dialog box opens.
 Enter the MASTER user password.
If this field is disabled, continue to the next step.
 Select the backup folder:
•
To save the backup file to the default location (Address Book
folder), leave the Backup Location field blank.
•
To save the backup file to a different location, click Browse.
Select a folder and click OK.
The location is displayed in the Backup Location field.
 If necessary, specify the number of previous backups to retain:
This step is necessary in the following cases:
•
You are backing up a local database on a workstation.
•
You are backing up a global or local database on a server
machine.
 Click OK to begin backing up.
When the Quick Backup is complete, a message box confirms
that the backup was successful. The backup file name and
location are displayed.
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 Click OK.
Backing Up the Dictionary and Holiday Files
The Maximizer dictionary and holiday files are not backed up as part
of the Address Book backup procedures. Therefore, if you have
customized the dictionary or holidays, you need to back up those
files separately, especially before upgrading or re-installing
Maximizer.
 Holiday files are created in
Holiday Editor in
Administrator. The holidays
listed in the Holiday Editor
appear in the Calendar in
Maximizer. You can use
Administrator to modify or
delete existing holidays, or add
new holidays.
To back up the dictionary and holiday files, copy them from the
following location and paste them to another location, preferably
the same location where your Address Book is backed up.
The user dictionary file is unique to each Maximizer workstation, so
you will need to back up this file for each workstation.
User Dictionary File Location:
C:\Program Files\Maximizer\MaData6\Userdict.lexHoliday File
Location:
 By default, the Maximizer
program folder is C:\Program
Files\Maximizer. If Maximizer
was installed in a different
folder, then change the path
accordingly.
C:\Program Files\Maximizer\MaData6\Mxzhol.nam
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Exporting Address Book Data
You can export Address Book entries, customer service cases, and
knowledge base articles from Maximizer, not Administrator.
 Encrypted user-defined fields
cannot be exported.
Exporting Address Book entries creates a text file or XML file
containing information from the current Address Book. It exports
any Companies and Individuals selected in the Address Book list. If no
Address Book entries are selected, it exports all Companies and
Individuals currently displayed in the list.
The following sections contain information on exporting Address
Book data from Maximizer:
•
“Exporting Address Book Entries in XML Format” on page 421
•
“Exporting Address Book Entries in Text Format” on page 423
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“Selecting Fields for Export” on page 426
•
“Exporting Customer Service Cases” on page 426
•
“Exporting Knowledge Base Articles” on page 428
Exporting Address Book Entries in XML Format
By default, exporting Address Book entries in XML format exports
name, address, phone number, email address, and company details
information from the Basic Information tab of the selected
Companies and Individuals (or all entries in the list if none are
selected). You can then easily import this file into another Maximizer
Address Book.
 The unique ID is exported with
each Company or Individual,
but unique IDs for contacts are
not exported.
You can optionally export the following additional information:
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Include contacts exports the contacts associated with the
exported Address Book entries.
•
Include Customer Service Cases exports customer service
cases associated with the exported Address Book entries.
•
Include Opportunities works the same way as Include
Customer Service Cases from above. It exports opportunities
associated with the exported Address Book entries.
•
Include UDFs exports all Address Book user-defined fields
associated with the exported Address Book entries, along with
their attributes, and in the case of table user-defined fields, any
items they contain. Keep in mind that exporting user-defined
fields increases the length of time required for the export
process, and not selecting this option improves speed.
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 Formula user-defined fields are
exported as alphanumeric,
date, or numeric user-defined
fields. The values are exported,
but they will not be
recalculated after export.
•
Include notes exports notes associated with the exported
Address Book entries, including date and time, owner, creator,
type, and text fields.
•
Include documents exports documents associated with the
exported Address Book entries, including date and time,
document type, document name, creator, owner, as well as the
document data itself.
•
Support non-English characters converts the contents of the
exported XML file to Unicode format, which is required for
languages using more than one byte per character, such as
Chinese. If you don’t select this checkbox, characters will be
exported in ASCII format.
➤ To export Address Book entries in XML format
 In Maximizer, open the Address Book window, and select the
Companies and Individuals to export.
– or –
Don’t select any entries to export all entries currently displayed
in the Address Book list.
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Export, select Address Book entries.
The Export Address Book Entries dialog box opens.
 From the Format drop-down list, select XML.
 Click Browse.
The Select Export File dialog box opens.
 Specify the destination location and file name for the exported
file.
 In the Save as type drop-down list, select either MXI or XML.
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 Click Save.
 Select any of the Export options, as needed.
 Click OK.
Exporting Address Book Entries in Text Format
You can export Address Book entries in the following text formats:
comma-separated values (CSV) and tab-delimited. User-defined fields
that contain more than one item are not supported in a CSV or
tab-delimited export. Use XML export instead.
Exporting to comma-separated values (CSV) format creates a file with
a .CSV extension, which is readable by spreadsheets such as Microsoft
Excel and many other programs.
Exporting to tab-delimited format creates a text (.txt) file with tabs
separating each field value. This file is readable by any program that
supports .txt files.
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Exporting to these formats exports selected Companies and
Individuals in the Address Book, but you do not have the option of
exporting Contacts.
Unlike XML format, exporting to CSV and tab-delimited format
enables you to specify individual fields to export, including Address
Book user-defined fields.
You can also export notes associated with the Companies or
Individuals. You have the option of exporting all notes or most
recent notes.
➤ To export Address Book entries in CSV or
tab-delimited format
 In Maximizer, open the Address Book window.
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Export, select Address Book Entries.
The Export Address Book Entries dialog box opens.
 From the Format drop-down list, select Comma Separated
Value or tab-delimited.
 Click Browse.
The Select Export File dialog box opens.
 Specify the destination location and file name for the exported
file, and click Save.
You can verify that the format you selected previously appears in
the Save as type field.
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 Specify the remaining export options.
•
To export data that is in DOS standard ASCII, select the DOS
text checkbox.
If the data is in ANSI ASCII (Windows default), do not select
the checkbox.
•
To export the field names exported as the first record in the
exported file, similar to a headings row, select the Include
field names as first record in export file checkbox.
 Click OK.
The Select Fields for Export dialog box opens.
 From the Available Maximizer fields list, select each field and
clicking Add.
– or –
Click Catalog to retrieve a previously saved export list.
For more information, see “Selecting Fields for Export” on
page 426.
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 Click Export to begin the export process.
Selecting Fields for Export
When exporting to CSV or tab-delimited format, you must select
which fields to export, and in which order. The Select Fields for
Export dialog box has two columns: the left column lists the Address
Book entry basic fields, user-defined fields, and two fields for notes;
the right column is initially blank. Select the fields to export from the
left column and add them to the right column.
The order of fields in the right column is the order in which they will
be exported. If you need to change the order of any fields, select
each one and click Remove to delete it from the list; then, in the right
column, select the field after which you want to place another field.
Fields added to the right column appear directly below the field
currently selected in the right column.
Once you have established the order of export fields as you would
like it, you can click the Catalog button to save the export list for
future exports. In the Export Catalog dialog box, click Add to create a
new saved export list, or click Save to overwrite an existing export
list. The Retrieve button opens an existing export list.
Exporting Customer Service Cases
You can export customer service cases, their associated Address Book
entries, as well as any related user-defined fields, notes, or
documents. Exporting customer service cases exports any cases that
have been selected in the Customer Service window (or all cases in
the list if none are selected). The export file can be either Maximizer
XML Interface (MXI) or XML format.
MXI and XML files are both in XML format. However, you can import
into Maximizer with MXI files more easily than XML format. To
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import an MXI file, simply double-click the file and it automatically
handles the import.
 You can also export customer
service cases from the Export
Address Book Entries dialog
box, but doing so only exports
cases associated with the
exported Address Book entries.
For more control over which
cases are exported, use Export
Customer Service Cases.
 Formula user-defined fields are
exported as alphanumeric,
date, or numeric user-defined
fields. The values are exported,
but they will not be
recalculated after export.
The Export Customer Service Cases dialog box includes the following
options:
•
Include UDFs exports all Customer Service user-defined fields
associated with the exported cases, along with their attributes,
and in the case of table user-defined fields, any items they
contain. Keep in mind that exporting user-defined fields
increases the length of time to export, and not selecting this
option improves speed.
•
Include notes exports notes associated with the exported cases,
including date and time, owner, creator, type, and text fields.
•
Include documents exports documents associated with the
exported cases, including date and time, document type,
document name, creator, owner, as well as the document data
itself.
•
Support non-English characters converts the contents of the
exported MXI or XML file to Unicode format, which is required
for languages using more than one byte per character, such as
Chinese. If you don’t select this checkbox, characters will be
exported in ASCII format.
➤ To export customer service cases
 In Maximizer, open the Customer Service window, and select the
cases to export.
– or –
Don’t select any entries to export all entries currently displayed
in the Customer Service window.
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Export, select Customer Service Cases.
The Export Customer Service Cases dialog box opens.
 Click Browse.
The Save As dialog box opens.
 Specify the destination location and file name for the exported
file.
 From the Save as type drop-down list, select either MXI or XML.
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 Click Save.
 Select any of the export options, as needed.
 Click OK.
Exporting Knowledge Base Articles
You can export knowledge base articles to either MXI or XML
format. The resulting file contains the content of the article itself, as
well as additional information, such as file name, file extension,
keywords, product, status, and creator.
➤ To export knowledge base articles
 In Maximizer, open the Knowledge Base window.
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Export, select Knowledge Base Articles.
 Specify the destination location and file name for the exported
file.
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 From the Save as type drop-down list, select either MXI or
XML.
 Click Save.
Importing Address Book Data
Use Administrator or Maximizer to import Address Book information
from other sources. Some import methods are available only through
Administrator.
After importing Address Book entries into Maximizer, a list of
imported Address Book entries is stored in a Favorite List named
according to the file format and import date and time.
Maximizer provides the following methods of importing data. The
best import method depends on the type of data you are importing.
•
MXI or XML Files – This method imports Address Book entries,
customer service cases, knowledge base articles, and other data
from MXI (Maximizer XML Interface) or XML Files. These MXI
and XML files may have been created by exporting from
Maximizer or by exporting the information from another source
and converting it to XML using the Maximizer XML schema. For
more information about the Maximizer XML Schema, refer to
the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide.
•
Address Book Entries – This method imports entries from a
text file that is created when you export from another
application. Outlook, for example, can export its address book to
a text file. When you import from a text file, you must choose to
import all the entries as Companies/Individuals or as Contacts, or
you can do a two-tier import to import Companies/Individuals
first and then import the associated Contacts.
•
ACT! or GoldMine Database – Importing an ACT! or GoldMine
database is straightforward as Maximizer can detect the ACT! or
GoldMine database version and map the fields automatically. In
Maximizer CRM Enterprise Edition, this import method is
available through Administrator only. In Maximizer CRM Group
Edition, this import method is available through Administrator
or Maximizer if you are logged in as the MASTER user. For
information about importing from ACT! or GoldMine, refer to
the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide.
•
Other Contact Manager Database – This option enables you
to import a variety of data file formats, including Organizer,
Clipper, dBASE, FoxBase, and FoxPro, among others. or
GoldMine database version and map the fields automatically. In
Maximizer CRM Enterprise Edition, this import method is
available through Administrator only. In Maximizer CRM Group
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Edition, this import method is available through Administrator
or Maximizer if you are logged in as the MASTER user. For
information about importing from other contact manager
databases, refer to the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s Guide.
The following sections contain information on importing Address
Book data into Maximizer:
•
“Importing Address Book Entries” on page 430
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“About Two-Tier Imports” on page 432
•
“Field Mapping” on page 432
•
“Importing MXI and XML Files” on page 433
•
“The MaxExchange Distribution Field and XML Import” on
page 434
•
“Importing Knowledge Base Articles” on page 435
Importing Address Book Entries
The Import Address Book Entries command enables you to perform a
two-tier import. In a two-tier import, you first import Company
entries as Companies/Individuals Address Book entries, and then you
import the people as Contacts.
If you import a Company record, and an existing Company record in
the database has an identical value in the “Company” field, then the
records are considered duplicates, and Maximizer will not import the
duplicate Company record. However, Maximizer will import
duplicate Individual and Contact records.
Note that user-defined fields containing more than one available
item are not supported in a CSV (comma-separated values) import.
Use the Advanced Import feature or MTI (Maximizer Transfer
Interface) as an alternative.
 Always back up the Address
Book before importing.
➤ To import Address Book entries
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Import, select Address Book Entries.
The Import Address Book Entries dialog box opens.
 Click Browse and locate the file to import.
 Under Type of import, select the type of Address Book entries
you want to create from the import—Companies / Individuals
or Contacts.
If you are performing a two-tier import, first select the
Companies / Individuals. Then, after completing this procedure,
repeat it a second time to import the Contacts.
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 Under Lead handling, select the appropriate option for
importing records as lead or non-lead Address Book entries.
 Click OK.
The Select Fields for Import dialog box opens.
 Map the Maximizer fields with the fields in the file.
•
In the Available Maximizer fields column, select the field
that best corresponds to the first field in the Fields from file
column, and click Add.
For example, if the first field in the right column is First
Name, select First Name from the Available Maximizer fields.
 You can save the field
mapping for reuse by clicking
the Catalog button.
•
To exclude a field from being imported into Maximizer, add
<Skip Field> to the middle column for that field position.
•
Repeat this step until you have mapped all the fields from the
source file to Maximizer fields.
 Specify the remaining settings for the import.
•
To convert text that is in capital letters (uppercase) into
mixed case, select the Convert to name case option.
•
To exclude the first line from being imported, select the Do
not import first record; it is a header option.
Many comma-delimited data files use the first line as a
column header.
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 Click Import.
About Two-Tier Imports
Many contact management programs keep two types of address
book entries:
•
Companies
•
Contacts for Companies
Maximizer keeps its Address Book entries organized in a similar way:
•
Companies/Individuals
•
Contacts (associated with a Company or Individual)
In a two-tier import, you first import Company entries as
Companies/Individuals Address Book entries, and then you import
the people as Contacts.
Two-tier importing is only applicable to comma-separated value
(CSV) files, tab-delimited files, dBase III, III+, or IV, or XML files using
the Import Address Book Entries command.
Field Mapping
When importing some types of data files, you need to map—create
an association between—the fields in the source file and the fields in
Maximizer. Keep in mind that different applications name their fields
differently. For example, the field for a company name is called
“Company” in Microsoft Outlook and “Company or Individual” in
Maximizer.
 When you import from a
recognized database type,
such as GoldMine or ACT!,
Maximizer automatically maps
the fields for you.
When you are importing a file type that requires you to map fields,
the Field Mapping dialog box opens where you can map Maximizer
fields to fields in the source file. For each field in the source file,
select one of the available Maximizer fields, and click Add to map the
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fields. Select a corresponding Maximizer field for every field in the
source file. If there is no corresponding field, select <Skip Field> from
the list of Maximizer fields. When you have finished mapping the
fields, the Order of Import (middle column) displays the
corresponding Maximizer field beside each field in the Fields from
File column.
Importing MXI and XML Files
For more control over importing MXI files, or to import XML files, use
the Advanced Import method described below, which enables you to
specify a number of preferences about how to import the file.
Note that customer service cases are always imported as separate
records and are never merged with existing cases.
 Always back up the Address
Book before importing.
➤ To import from an MXI or XML file
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Import, select Advanced Import.
 Next to the File name field, click Browse and locate the .xml or
.mxi file to import.
Once you have selected the file to import, Maximizer fills in the
Log File field automatically to create a log file with the same
name and location as the import file.
 To change the default Log File, click Browse and provide an
alternate log file location and/or name.
 In the Log Level drop-down list, specify how much detail to
include in the log file.
 Specify any additional import options.
 Click OK to begin the import.
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Maximizer imports the data and then displays the number of
records inserted, updated, and failed for each record type.
 Click OK to close the message box.
The MaxExchange Distribution Field and XML Import
When importing the MaxExchange Distribution field from an XML
file, if the destination Address Book hasn't created the field already,
a version of this field will be created in the Address Book during the
XML import, but it will not be the system MaxExchange Distribution
field, and therefore will not work with the MaxExchange product.
If your XML file contains the MaxExchange Distribution field, please
ensure that the destination Address Book has created the field
already. (For information about creating the MaxExchange
Distribution field, refer to the Maximizer CRM Administrator’s
Guide.) This measure will ensure proper MaxExchange distribution in
the destination Address Book.
Also if the name of the MaxExchange Distribution field has been
changed in the XML file, you must rename the field in the
destination Address Book to match the name in the XML file before
importing it.
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Importing Knowledge Base Articles
To import knowledge base articles that have been exported from
Maximizer in MXI or XML format, use the Import Knowledge Base
Articles functionality in Maximizer.
Note that knowledge base articles are always imported as separate
records and are never merged with existing articles.
 Always back up the Address
Book before importing.
➤ To import a knowledge base article
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Import, select Knowledge Base Articles.
 Next to the File name field, click Browse and locate the .xml or
.mxi file to import.
Once you have selected the file to import, Maximizer fills in the
Log File field automatically to create a log file with the same
name and location as the import file.
 To change the default log file, click Browse and provide an
alternate log file location and/or name.
 In the Log Level drop-down list, specify how much detail to
include in the log file.
 Click OK to begin the import.
Maximizer imports the data and then displays the number of
records inserted, updated, and failed for each record type.
 Click OK to close the message box.
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Transferring Entries Between Address Books
Importing refers to copying data from an external database into a
Maximizer Address Book. However, transferring refers to copying
data between Maximizer Address Books. Transferring data is ideal
for merging Address Books together and sharing entries and setups.
 Encrypted user-defined fields
cannot be transferred to
another Address Book.
Transfer rights can be set on a per-user basis, although some field
transfer options apply to all users.
You can transfer entries by direct access between Address Books or
by email. Note that you should never use Maximizer Email Transfer
(MET) between two MaxExchange-synchronized computers. Using
MET and MaxExchange in combination adds records twice on the
destination computer—once through MET, and again through
MaxExchange.
The following sections contain information on transferring entries
between different Address Books:
•
“What happens During Transfers?” on page 436
•
“Transferring Address Book Entries” on page 437
•
“Transfer Summary Reports and Logging” on page 438
What happens During Transfers?
Once you start a transfer, Maximizer uses the following rules to
determine which records to copy from the source Address Book into
the target Address Book:
 Note that each Address Book
•
Address Book entry IDs – If an Address Book entry ID number
from the source Address Book does not exist in the target
Address Book, the Address Book entry is inserted into the target
Address Book.
•
Address Book entry names – If the Address Book entry ID
number from the source exists in the target Address Book,
Maximizer compares the source and target Address Book entry
names.
entry has a unique ID.
If the names are different, Maximizer changes the ID number in
the target Address Book and inserts the entry as a new Address
Book entry.
If the Address Book entry names are the same, they are
considered to be duplicate entries. In this case, Maximizer
merges duplicate Address Book entries in the target Address
Book.
•
Date and Time – Maximizer also checks the date and time of
the record. It will not overwrite data in the target Address Book
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that has been modified more recently than the data in the
source Address Book.
Transferring Address Book Entries
By default, when you transfer Companies or Individuals, the
following are included—all associated Contacts, user-defined fields,
notes, files, appointments, Hotlist tasks, orders (not available for
SQL), and opportunities. Encrypted user-defined fields and customer
service cases cannot be transferred.
➤ To transfer Address Book entries
 In the Address Book window, select the entries you want to
transfer.
 In the top-left corner of the window, click the Maximizer
button, and select Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Transfer, select Address Book Entries.
 Select Direct Address Book Access or Email as the transfer
method.
If you are transferring your Address Book entries using direct
Address Book access, select the target Address Book.
 Click OK.
The Login dialog box opens.
 Type your user ID and password to log in to the target Address
Book, and click OK.
The Transfer Address Book Entries dialog box opens.
 Select the transfer options.
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For example, you can choose to include or not include
user-defined fields, documents, notes, appointments, Hotlist
tasks, orders, and simple opportunities (not using a strategy).
You can also click Advanced to set the advanced options, click
the Advanced button.
 Enter a note to be logged for each Address Book entry affected
by the transfer if necessary.
 Click OK to begin.
When Maximizer finishes, the Transfer Summary displays the
results of the transfer.
If you are sending the data by email, Maximizer prepares the
transfer file (with an .MET extension) as an email file attachment
and displays the Compose Mail Message dialog box.
 Enter the email address where you would like the transfer sent,
and send the email.
Transfer Summary Reports and Logging
Each time you transfer Address Book entries, Maximizer displays a
transfer summary report. The report indicates the number of data
items inserted, modified, bypassed, and deleted. It also displays the
transfer setting used and other related information. You can print
this report for your records.
As well, for each Address Book entry updated in the target Address
Book, Maximizer can, optionally, add a note. The note summarizes
the fields that have been added, changed, and deleted. This feature
can also be used if you want to find the data that has been added or
modified. After a transfer, simply do a search by notes.
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Enabling TAPI
Maximizer can use TAPI (Telephony Application Programming
Interface) to detect incoming phone numbers (using caller ID) and
log the phone conversation for the matching Address Book entry.
The following requirements must be met to use TAPI with Maximizer:
•
Your telephone system must be TAPI-enabled.
•
Your phone system’s TAPI driver must be installed.
•
Your computer’s modem must be compatible with TAPI.
You can configure your modem for TAPI through the Windows
Control Panel (Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options >
Advanced tab). For more information, refer to your TAPI system
and Windows documentation.
•
Maximizer must be configured for TAPI.
The following sections contain information on using TAPI with
Maximizer:
•
“Requirements for Caller ID” on page 439
•
“Phone Number Matching with TAPI” on page 440
•
“Configuring Maximizer to Use TAPI” on page 442
Requirements for Caller ID
Specific requirements are essential to implement caller ID detection:
•
Caller ID service from the local telephone company.
•
TAPI-compliant hardware that is Caller-ID capable.
•
A TSPI component (such as an .INF file driver) for your Caller-ID
enabled TAPI hardware (e.g., UniModemV)
•
Microsoft TAPI software components.
Even if you meet these requirements, caller ID may not operate
properly, especially if your local telephone company uses a different
standard for caller ID than your TAPI driver. Call your local phone
company to obtain more information regarding your caller ID
standard and compare it to the standard used by the TAPI driver.
Reasons Why Caller ID May Not Work
If you use a TAPI-enabled modem (as opposed to a PBX, H.323, or
other TAPI hardware), and your telephone company provide
MESG-format caller ID information (rather than SDM, another
common format), caller ID call detection is unlikely to work.
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Microsoft’s UniModemV TAPI driver and MODEM.INF file, provided
with most TAPI modems, do not support MESG caller ID format,
which means your modem (and Maximizer) may never receive caller
ID information from TAPI. If your modem manufacturer provides its
own TAPI modem or PBX driver and the appropriate INF file, or you
are able to obtain SDM-format caller ID, you might have more
success.
Phone Number Matching with TAPI
When Maximizer uses TAPI to detect an incoming phone call, it
matches the phone call to a Maximizer Address Book entry and logs
the call as a note for the entry. Depending on your TAPI
configuration in Maximizer, it uses either the “Smart Phone Number
Matching” or “Exact Phone Number Matching” algorithm to
determine which Address Book entry matches the incoming phone
number.
Smart Phone Number Matching
By default, Maximizer uses the Smart Phone Number Matching
algorithm to determine which Address Book entry matches the
incoming call.
When a call comes in, Smart Phone Number Matching looks for all
Address Book entries with phone numbers ending with the incoming
phone number string and displays those Address Book entries in a list
so you can select the correct entry.
For example, if the incoming phone number string is four digits,
Maximizer displays a list of all Address Book entries ending in those
four digits.
Smart Phone Number Matching matches the digits from right to left.
The number of matched digits required for matching is equal to the
shorter length of the two phone numbers.
The following table illustrates Smart Phone Number Matching for
four-digit and seven-digit incoming phone numbers.
Address Book entry
phone number
Does the incoming
four-digit phone
number (2314)
match?
Does the incoming
seven-digit phone
number (732-2314)
match?
9-604-732-2314
Yes
Yes
1-604-732-2314
Yes
Yes
403-732-2314
Yes
Yes
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phone number
Does the incoming
four-digit phone
number (2314)
match?
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Does the incoming
seven-digit phone
number (732-2314)
match?
732-2314
Yes
Yes
497-2314
Yes
No
2314
Yes
Yes
3514
No
No
14
Yes
Yes
Exact Phone Number Matching
If you select the “Enable exact number matching” checkbox in the
TAPI preferences in Maximizer, it uses the Exact Phone Number
Matching algorithm instead of Smart Phone Number Matching. Exact
Phone Number Matching considers an Address Book entry to match
the incoming call only if both numbers contain exactly the same
phone number with the specified number of digits.
By default, Exact Number Matching requires both phone numbers to
be seven digits, but you can change the required number of digits.
The advantage of Exact Phone Number Matching is that when
Maximizer finds an Address Book entry that matches exactly, you do
not need to select it from a list of possible matches, as you do with
Smart Phone Number Matching.
The following table illustrates Exact Phone Number Matching for
four-digit and seven-digit incoming phone numbers.
Address Book entry
phone number
Does the incoming
four-digit phone
number (2314)
match?
Does the incoming
seven-digit phone
number (732-2314)
match?
9-604-732-2314
No
No
1-604-732-2314
No
No
403-732-2314
No
No
732-2314
No
Yes
497-2314
No
No
2314
Yes
No
3514
No
No
14
No
No
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Configuring Maximizer to Use TAPI
Before you can configure Maximizer to use TAPI, you must have a
TAPI-enabled telephone system, and your computer’s modem must
be configured to use TAPI. You can configure your modem for TAPI
through the Windows Control Panel (Control Panel > Phone and
Modem Options > Advanced tab). For more information, refer to
your TAPI system and Windows documentation.
➤ To configure Maximizer to use TAPI
 On the Setup tab, select Preferences.
 Select the Dialing tab.
 Under Method, select TAPI.
 Under TAPI, click Properties.
 Fill in your location information, and click OK to return to the
Dialing Preferences.
 Click Device.
 From the Line drop-down list, select the TAPI device name, and
click OK.
 Select the Detect incoming calls option.
 If desired, select the Enable exact number matching option,
and specify the number of phone number digits to match.
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Updating Maximizer with Live Update
The Maximizer Live Update Service is installed automatically with
Maximizer CRM server and workstation. It enables users to download
updates such as hot fixes and service releases, and you can configure
Live Update to provide automatic notification of available updates.
The Live Update Wizard on Maximizer workstations connects to your
Live Update Server and downloads any available updates.
After downloading the software updates, the downloaded
executable file should launch immediately to start the installation. If
you need to locate the downloaded file, it is in the user’s Application
Data folder (typically C:\Documents and
Settings\<CurrentUser>\Application Data\Maximizer\Live Update).
 The updates download folder
If the Enable automatic Maximizer Live Update notification option is
selected in the Live Update options in Administrator, a message box
you when new updates are available. You can also check for updates
at any time from Maximizer or Administrator.
 Live Update options iare
➤ To download software updates from the server
path is specified in the
Preferences tab of Live Update
Manager.
accessible through the Live
Update button on the System
Options preferences in
Administrator. (Select File >
Preferences.)
 If you are notified that new updates are available, click OK in the
message box to start the Live Update Wizard.
– or –
In the top-left corner of the Maximizer window, click the
Maximizer button, and select Help. Then, under About
Maximizer, select Maximizer Live Update.
 Click Next.
The Live Update Wizard connects to the Live Update Server to
check for any available updates.
 Select the update(s) to download.
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 Click Next to download the selected updates.
 Click Finish to close the wizard.
Changing Languages for the Maximizer Spell Checker
In many of the Maximizer dialog boxes, you can use the Maximizer
Spell Checker to check the spelling of text. By default, the selected
language is American English, but you can change this language to
any other of the following languages:
•
Brazilian Portuguese
•
British English
•
Canadian French
•
Spanish
➤ To change the language for the Spell Checker
 Open the Maximizer Word Processor.
 Select Tools > Options.
 In the Spelling tab, choose a language from the Currently
installed languages list.
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Maximizer CRM 11
Ribbon Interface
A
Find the locations of commands in Maximizer CRM 11
In this chapter...
“The Maximizer CRM Ribbon Interface” on page 448
“Finding Commands in Maximizer CRM 11” on page 449
“Keyboard Shortcuts” on page 463
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The Maximizer CRM Ribbon Interface
Maximizer CRM 11 has an improved interface where all commands
are available on tabbed ribbons. In previous versions of Maximizer,
the commands were available in menus and toolbars. This section
lists the menu commands from the previous version of Maximizer
CRM and the new locations of the commands in the Maximizer CRM
11 ribbon interface.
The following terms refer to elements in the Maximizer CRM 11
interface:
 Tabs – The ribbons where commands are displayed. Tabs are
displayed at the top of the Maximizer screen. The content of the
tabs changes depending on the controlling or following window
currently in focus.
 Groups – The sections separating different commands within
the tabs.
 Maximizer button – The button in the top-left corner of the
window. When you click the button, a menu containing
additional commands is displayed.



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Finding Commands in Maximizer CRM 11
The following sections list the commands in Maximizer CRM 10.5
along with a description of how to find the commands in Maximizer
CRM 11.
•
“File Menu” on page 449
•
“Edit Menu” on page 453
•
“View Menu” on page 455
•
“Search Menu” on page 456
•
“Actions Menu” on page 458
•
“Web Menu” on page 459
•
“Tools Menu” on page 459
•
“Reports Menu” on page 461
•
“Window Menu” on page 461
•
“Help Menu” on page 462
File Menu
You can access most commands from the File menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 by clicking the Maximizer button in Maximizer CRM 11.
You can also access commands on the Home and Setup tabs.
The following commands appear on the File menu in the Address
Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
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In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select File >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Open Address Book
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Open Address Book.
Close Address Book
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Close Address Book.
Login
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Login.
Administrator
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Administrator.
Page Setup
This command is unavailable in Maximizer
CRM 11.
Print > Merge Documents Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Merge Documents.
Print > Envelopes
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Envelopes.
Print > Labels
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Labels.
Print > Column Report
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Column Report.
Print > Detailed Report
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Detailed Report.
Print > Name/Address/
Telephone Report
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Name/Address/Telephone
Report.
Print > Note Report
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Note Report.
Print > Personal Organizer Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Personal Organizer.
Print > Custom Report
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Print > Custom Report.
Send Email
On the Home tab, select Email from the
Write group.
vCard > Import
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
vCard, select Import.
vCard > Export
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
vCard, select Export.
vCard > Send
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
vCard, select Send.
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In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select File >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Set Up User-Defined
Fields
On the Setup tab, select User-Defined
Fields.
Preferences
On the Setup tab, select Preferences.
Users
On the Setup tab, select Manage Users
from the User Management group.
Security Groups and
Teams
On the Setup tab, select Security Groups
or Teams from the User Management
group.
MaxMobile
Administration
On the Setup tab, select Administration
from the MaxMobile group.
Libraries > Strategy
Library
On the Setup tab, select Template
Library > Strategy Library from the File
Management group.
Libraries > Action Plan
Library
On the Setup tab, select Template
Library > Action Plan Library from the
File Management group.
Libraries > Automated
Campaign Templates
On the Setup tab, select Template
Library > Automated Campaign
Templates from the File Management
group.
Libraries > Traditional
Campaign Templates
On the Setup tab, select Template
Library > Traditional Campaign
Templates from the File Management
group.
Import > Address Book
Entries
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Import, select Address Book Entries.
Import > Knowledge Base Click the Maximizer button, and select
Articles
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Import, select Knowledge Base Articles.
Import > Advanced
Import
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Import, select Advanced Import.
Import > Vertical
Templates
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Import, select Vertical Templates.
Export > Address Book
Entries
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Export, select Address Book Entries.
Export > Customer Service Click the Maximizer button, and select
Cases
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Export, select Customer Service Cases.
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select File >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Export > Knowledge Base Click the Maximizer button, and select
Articles
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Export, select Knowledge Base Articles.
Transfer > Address Book
Entries
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Transfer, select Address Book Entries.
Transfer > Column Setups Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Transfer, select Column Setups.
Transfer > Document
Templates
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Transfer, select Document Templates.
Transfer > User-Defined
Fields
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Transfer, select User-Defined Fields.
Transfer > Macros
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Transfer, select Macros.
Transfer > Drop-Down
Tables
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Transfer, select Drop-Down Tables.
Transfer > Strategies
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Import/Export/Transfer. Then, under
Transfer, select Strategies.
Document
Administration > Convert
Embedded Documents
On the Setup tab, select Document
Administration > Convert Embedded
Documents from the File Management
group.
Document
Administration > Move
Linked Documents
On the Setup tab, select Document
Administration> Move Linked
Documents from the File Management
group.
Exit
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Exit.
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Edit Menu
You can access most commands from the Edit menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 on the Edit tab in Maximizer CRM 11. You can also access
commands on the Home and Setup tabs.
The following commands appear on the Edit menu in the Address
Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Edit >
Add > Company
In Maximizer CRM 11
On the Home tab, select Address Book
Entry > Company from the Create group.
Add > New Company and On the Home tab, select Address Book
New Contact
Entry > New Company and New
Contact from the Create group.
Add > Individual
On the Home tab, select Address Book
Entry > Individual from the Create
group.
Add > Contact
On the Home tab, select Address Book
Entry > Contact from the Create group.
Add > Company Lead
On the Home tab, select Address Book
Entry > Company Lead from the Create
group.
Add > New Company
Lead and New Contact
Lead
On the Home tab, select Address Book
Entry > New Company Lead and New
Contact Lead from the Create group.
Add > Individual Lead
On the Home tab, select Address Book
Entry > Individual Lead from the Create
group.
Add > Contact Lead
On the Home tab, select Address Book
Entry > Contact Lead from the Create
group.
Open [Address Book
Entry]
On the Edit tab, select Open from the
Entry group.
Delete Selected Entries
On the Edit tab, select Delete from the
Entry group.
Global Edit
On the Edit tab, select Global Edit from
the Replace group.
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In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Edit >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Create Duplicate Entry
On the Edit tab, select Duplicate from the
Entry group.
Default Entry
On the Setup tab, select Default Entry
from the Default Entry group.
Default Note
On the Setup tab, select Default Note
from the Default Entry group.
Territory Management
On the Setup tab, select Territory
Management from the Territory group.
Select Entry
On the Edit tab, select Select Entry from
the List group
Select All
On the Edit tab, select Select All from the
List group.
De-select All
On the Edit tab, select De-select All from
the List group.
Invert Selection
On the Edit tab, select Invert Selection
from the List group.
Make Selected List
Current
On the Edit tab, select Make List Current
from the List group.
Combine Selected Entries
On the Edit tab, select Combine Entries
from the Relate & Convert group.
Relate Entries
On the Edit tab, select Relate Entries from
the Relate & Convert group.
Convert Contacts to
Individuals
On the Edit tab, select Convert Contacts
to Individuals from the Relate &
Convert group.
Convert Individuals to
Companies
On the Edit tab, select Convert
Individuals to Companies from the
Relate & Convert group.
Insert File
On the Home tab, select Insert a File from
the Insert/Print group.
Links
This command is unavailable in
Maximizer CRM 11.
Copy Link
On the Edit tab, select Copy Link from the
Links group.
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View Menu
You can access most commands from the View menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 on the View tab in Maximizer CRM 11.
The following commands appear on the View menu in the Address
Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select View >
In Maximizer CRM 11
My Leads
On the View tab, select My Leads from
the Filter group.
Last Session List
On the View tab, select Last Session List
from the Filter group.
Favorite Lists
On the View tab, select All Lists from the
Favorite Lists group.
Recent Favorite Lists >
On the View tab, select Recent Lists >
Clear Recent Favorite Lists Clear Recent Favorite Lists from the
Favorite Lists group.
Recent Favorite Lists >
[Favorite List]
On the View tab, select Recent Lists from
the Favorite Lists group, and select a
Favorite List.
Add to Favorite List
On the View tab, select Add to List from
the Favorite Lists group.
Remove from Favorite List On the View tab, select Remove from List
from the Favorite Lists group.
Clear List
On the View tab, select Clear List from the
Filter group.
Default Entries for All
Users
On the View tab, select Default Entries
from the Filter group.
Activities for [Address
Book Entry]
On the View tab, select Activities from
the Logging group.
Phone Log
On the View tab, select Phone Log from
the Logging group.
Free Time
On the View tab, select Free Time from
the Availability group.
Peg Board
On the View tab, select Peg Board from
the Availability group.
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In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select View >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Organizational Chart
On the View tab, select Organization
Chart from the Show group.
Column Setup
On the Setup tab, select Column Setup
from the Display group.
Toolbars
This command is unavailable in
Maximizer CRM 11.
Sort by > [Column]
On the View tab, select Sort By from the
Window group, and select a column.
Properties
On the View tab, select Properties from
the Show group.
Refresh
On the View tab, select Refresh from the
Window group.
Search Menu
You can access all commands from the Search menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 on the Search tab in Maximizer CRM 11.
The following commands appear on the Search menu in the Address
Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Search >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Undo Search
On the Search tab, select Undo Search
from the Options group.
Clear Undo
On the Search tab, select Clear Undo from
the Options group.
Repeat All Fields
On the Search tab, select Repeat All
Fields from the Options group.
Last Catalog Searches >
[Catalog Search]
On the Search tab, select Recent Catalog
Searches from the Catalog group, and
select a saved search.
Last Catalog Search >
Reset Last Searches
On the Search tab, select Recent Catalog
Searches > Reset Last Searches from the
Catalog group.
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select Search >
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All Fields
On the Search tab, select All Fields from
the Search By group.
Last Name
On the Search tab, select Last Name from
the Search By group.
First Name
On the Search tab, select Other Fields >
First Name from the Search By group.
Company
On the Search tab, select Company from
the Search By group.
All Email Addresses
On the Search tab, select All Email
Addresses from the Search By group.
City/Town
On the Search tab, select Other Fields >
City/Town from the Search By group.
State/County/Province
On the Search tab, select Other Fields >
State/County/Province from the Search
By group.
Zip/Postcode
On the Search tab, select Other Fields >
Zip/Postcode from the Search By group.
IDentification
On the Search tab, select Other Fields >
IDentification from the Search By group.
All Phone Numbers
On the Search tab, select All Phone
Numbers from the Search By group.
Notes
On the Search tab, select Other Fields >
Notes from the Search By group.
Documents
On the Search tab, select Other Fields >
Documents from the Search By group.
Other > [Field]
On the Search tab, select Other Fields
from the Search By group.
Retrieve Contacts
On the Search tab, select Contacts from
the Retrieve group.
Retrieve Companies/
Individuals
On the Search tab, select Companies/
Individuals from the Retrieve group.
Retrieve Partners
On the Search tab, select Partners from
the Retrieve group.
Retrieve Opportunities
On the Search tab, select Opportunities
from the Retrieve group.
Retrieve Customer Service On the Search tab, select Cases from the
Cases
Retrieve group.
Check [Column Name]
Column for Duplicates
On the Search tab, select Check Duplicate
from the Validation group.
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Actions Menu
You can access all commands from the Actions menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 on the Home tab in Maximizer CRM 11.
The following commands appear on the Actions menu in the Address
Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Actions >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Create a Customer Service On the Home tab, select Case from the
Case
Create group.
Create an Opportunity
On the Home tab, select Opportunity
from the Create group.
Make a Call
On the Home tab, select Make a Call from
the Phone group.
Receive a Call
On the Home tab, select Receive a Call
from the Phone group.
Time a Task
On the Home tab, select Time a Task from
the Track group.
Schedule a Meeting
On the Home tab, select Meeting from the
Schedule group.
Schedule a To-do
On the Home tab, select To-do from the
Schedule group.
Schedule a Call
On the Home tab, select Phone Call from
the Schedule group.
Schedule an Action Plan
On the Home tab, select Action Plan from
the Schedule group.
Write an Email
On the Home tab, select Email from the
Write group.
Write a Note
On the Home tab, select Note from the
Write group.
Write a Letter
On the Home tab, select Letter from the
Write group.
Write a Fax
On the Home tab, select Fax from the
Write group.
Write a Document
On the Home tab, select Document from
the Write group.
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select Actions >
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Print an Envelope
On the Home tab, select Print an
Envelope from the Insert/Print group.
Print a Label
On the Home tab, select Print a Label
from the Insert/Print group.
Web Menu
You can access commands from the Web menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 on the View, Search, and Tools tabs in Maximizer CRM 11.
The following commands appear on the Web menu in the Address
Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Web >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Draw a Map for [Address
Book Entry]
On the View tab, select Map from the
Show group.
Search for [Address Book
Entry]
On the Search tab, select Web.
View Website for
[Address Book Entry]
On the View tab, select Website from the
Show group.
Create Web Form
On the Tools tab, select Web Form from
the Internet group.
Mailing Lists
On the Tools tab, select Mailing Lists
from the Internet group.
Visit Maximizer
This command is unavailable in Maximizer
CRM 11.
Tools Menu
You can access most commands from the Tools menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 on the Tools tab in Maximizer CRM 11.
The following commands appear on the Tools menu in the Address
Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
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In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Tools >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Phone
On the Tools tab, select Phone from the
Other group.
Timer
On the Tools tab, select Timer from the
Other group.
Graphing
On the Tools tab, select Graphing from
the Other group.
Maximizer Word
Processor
On the Tools tab, select Maximizer Editor
from the Other group.
Maximizer Wizards
On the Tools tab, select Maximizer
Wizard from the Other group.
World Clock
On the Tools tab, select World Clock from
the Other group.
Record Macro
On the Tools tab, select Record Macro
from the Macro group.
Run Last Macro
On the Tools tab, select Run Last Macro
from the Macro group.
Macro List
On the Tools tab, select Macro List from
the Macro group.
Synchronize with Outlook On the Tools tab, select Synchronize with
Outlook from the Office group.
Synchronize with
MaxMobile
This command is unavailable in Maximizer
CRM 11.
Reset MaxMobile
This command is unavailable in Maximizer
CRM 11.
Export to Excel
On the Tools tab, select Export to Excel
from the Office group.
Advanced Export to Excel
On the Tools tab, select Advanced Export
to Excel from the Office group.
Open Microsoft Word
On the Tools tab, select Open Microsoft
Word from the Office group.
Expert Advice
This command is unavailable in Maximizer
CRM 11.
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Reports Menu
You can access all commands from the Reports menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 on the Reports tab in Maximizer CRM 11.
Window Menu
You can access the commands from the Window menu in Maximizer
CRM 10.5 on the Setup and View tabs in Maximizer CRM 11.
The following commands appear on the Window menu in the
Address Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Window >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Window Settings >
Window Layout >
[Layout]
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Settings from the Workspace
group, and select a layout.
Window Settings >
Favorite Layouts
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Settings > Favorite Layouts
from the Workspace group.
Window Settings > Save
Settings on Exit
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Settings > Save Settings on
Exit from the Workspace group.
Window Settings > Reset
Default Layout
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Settings > Reset Default
Layout from the Workspace group.
Window Settings > Set
Color > Current Window
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Settings > Set Color > Current
Window from the Workspace group.
Window Settings > Set
Color > All Windows
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Settings > Set Color > All
Windows from the Workspace group.
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In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Window >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Window Settings > Set
Font > Current Window
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Settings > Set Font > Current
Window from the Workspace group.
Window Settings > Set
Font > All Windows
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Settings > Set Font > All
Windows from the Workspace group.
Window Management >
[Option]
On the Setup tab, select Window >
Window Management from the
Workspace group, and select an option.
[Window]
On the View tab, select Switch Window
from the Window group, and select a
window.
Help Menu
You can access all commands from the Help menu in Maximizer CRM
10.5 by clicking the Maximizer button in Maximizer CRM 11.
The following commands appear on the Help menu in the Address
Book window in Maximizer CRM 10.5.
In Maximizer CRM 10.5,
select Help >
In Maximizer CRM 11
Contents
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Help > Local Contents or Online
Contents.
Online Support
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Help > Online Support.
Getting Started
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Help > Getting Started.
MaxMobile User’s Guide
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Help > MaxMobile User’s Guide.
Other Products >
[Product]
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Help > Other Maximizer Products.
Training
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Help > Training.
About Maximizer CRM
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Help > About Maximizer CRM.
Maximizer Live Update
Click the Maximizer button, and select
Help > Maximizer Live Update.
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Keyboard Shortcuts
Sometimes you will find it faster to use keyboard shortcuts instead of
using your mouse. Keyboard shortcuts are available to change the
focus of windows, to select commands from ribbons, to work with
entries in lists, and to work in many other areas of the interface.
The following sections list the keyboard shortcuts available in
Maximizer:
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Windows” on page 463
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Ribbons” on page 464
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Dialog Boxes” on page 465
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Entries” on page 465
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Drop-Down Calendars” on page 465
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Notes” on page 466
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Phone Calls” on page 466
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Macros” on page 467
•
“Keyboard Shortcuts: Other Tasks” on page 467
Keyboard Shortcuts: Windows
The following keyboard shortcuts apply to Maximizer windows.
Press
To
Alt+spacebar, n
Minimize Maximizer.
Alt+spacebar, x
Maximize Maximizer.
Alt+-(hyphen),n
Minimize the current window.
Alt+-(hyphen), x
Maximize the current window.
Alt+-(hyphen), r
Restore the current window.
Ctrl+1
Open the Address Book window.
Ctrl+2
Open the Contacts window.
Ctrl+3
Open the User-Defined Fields following
window.
Ctrl+4
Open the Notes following window.
Ctrl+5
Open the Documents following window.
Ctrl+6
Open the Hotlist window.
Ctrl+7
Open the Calendar window.
Ctrl+8
Open the Journal window.
Ctrl+9
Open the Expenses window.
Ctrl+0
Open the Opportunities window.
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Press
To
Ctrl+A
Open the Opportunities following window.
Ctrl+D
Open the My Work Day window.
Ctrl+E
Open the Email window.
Ctrl+H
Open the Customer Service window.
Ctrl+K
Open the Knowledge Base window.
Ctrl+L
Open the Company Library window.
Ctrl+M
Open the Campaigns window.
Ctrl+P
Open the Automated Campaigns following
window.
Ctrl+R
Open the Related Entries following
window.
Ctrl+Q
Stop searching or list building.
Ctrl+S
Open the Customer Service following
window.
Ctrl+T
Open the Quotas window.
Ctrl+F4
Close the current window.
Ctrl+F9
Open the Activities dialog box.
Ctrl+Tab
Move between open windows.
Ctrl+Shift+F
Move the focus to the View bar.
Shift+F4
Tile all windows vertically.
Shift+F5
Cascade all windows.
Shift+F6
Tile all windows horizontally.
Tab
Sort by next column.
Esc
Move the focus back to the window from a
tab or drop-down list.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Ribbons
The following keyboard shortcuts apply to selecting tabs and
commands in the ribbon interface.
Press
To
Alt+highlighted letter
Select a tab.
highlighted letter
Select a command from the current tab.
Esc
Select a different tab.
Shift+F10
Access the shortcut menu.
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Keyboard Shortcuts: Dialog Boxes
The following keyboard shortcuts apply to working in dialog boxes.
Press
To
Tab
Move to the next field or button.
Shift+Tab
Move to the previous field or button.
Enter
Close the dialog box and accept entries in
the dialog box.
Shift+F10
Access the shortcut menu on edit fields.
Esc
Close the dialog box and optionally save
changes.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Entries
The following entries apply to working with entries in a list.
Press
To
Home
Go to the first entry in the list.
End
Go to the last entry in the list.
Insert
Add an entry.
Enter
Open the current entry.
Delete
Delete the current entry.
Ctrl+spacebar
Select the current entry
Ctrl+/ (forward slash)
Select all entries.
Ctrl+\ (back slash)
Clear selection of all entries.
Ctrl+= (equal symbol)
Invert which entries are selected.
Shift+Down Arrow
Drag and select entries.
Alt+Enter
Show the properties of the selected entry.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Drop-Down Calendars
The following keyboard shortcuts apply to drop-down calendars that
are available when you select a date.
Press
To
Down Arrow
Move ahead one week.
Up Arrow
Move back one week.
Page Down
Move ahead one month.
Page Up
Move back one month.
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Press
To
Ctrl+Page Down
Move ahead one year.
Ctrl+Page Up
Move back one year.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Notes
The following keyboard shortcuts apply to notes, including Journal
notes.
Press
To
Right Arrow
Move right one character.
Left Arrow
Move left one character.
Up Arrow
Move up one line.
Down Arrow
Move down one line.
Home
Jump to the start of the line.
End
Jump to the end of the line.
Ctrl+Home
Jump to the top of the document.
Ctrl+End
Jump to the bottom of the document.
Page Up
Move up one screen.
Page Down
Move down one screen.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Phone Calls
The following keyboard shortcuts apply to using the phone call
features.
Press
To
F7
Phone the current entry.
Shift+F7
Use the quick dial feature to phone the
main phone number for the current entry.
Ctrl+F7
View the phone log.
Alt+F7
Receive a phone call.
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Keyboard Shortcuts: Macros
The following keyboard shortcuts apply to working with macros.
Press
To
F11
Record a macro.
Shift+F11
Run the last macro.
Ctrl+F11
View the list of macros.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Other Tasks
The following keyboard shortcuts apply to any other tasks in
Maximizer.
Press
To
F1
View help for the current window or dialog
box.
F8
Open the Maximizer Word Processor.
Shift+F9
Use the Timer.
Ctrl+W
Use a Maximizer Wizard.
Ctrl+Z
Undo the last search.
Alt+F4
Exit Maximizer.
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APPENDIX
Crystal Reports
Database Views/Tables
Reference
B
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In this chapter...
“Overview” on page 470
“Data Population for the Current Window” on page 470
“Database Views for User-Defined Fields” on page 471
“Database Driver Used to Create Crystal Reports” on page 471
“Filtering Data” on page 472
“Linking” on page 473
“Controlling Windows” on page 473
“Including Additional Views in Your Reports” on page 474
“SQL Views and Data Tables” on page 477
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Overview
This chapter is a technical reference for using Crystal Reports with
Maximizer data. For information on Maximizer SQL views and tables,
refer to the Customization Suite documentation.
Data Population for the Current Window
 For more information on user
access rights for creating
Crystal Reports, see the
Maximizer CRM
Administrator’s Guide.
When you create a new report template or edit an existing report
template, the default table/view for the report is based on the
current Maximizer window. You are connected to the
MAS_[Address Book name] for Microsoft SQL data source by
default. If you want to link to additional tables, you must do so in the
Database Expert dialog box in Crystal Reports. See “Linking” on
page 473 for more information.
Following is a list of each controlling window and its associated
default table and file names used for Crystal Reports.
Controlling Window
Views for Microsoft SQL
Address Book
AMGR_Client
Opportunity
Opp_View
Campaigns
AMGR_Opportunity
Hotlist
AMGR_Hotlist
Customer Service
CSCases_View
If you are not in the controlling window that corresponds with the
type of report you choose, you are limited to running the report on
all entries in the Address Book rather than a selected or current entry
list.
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Database Views for User-Defined Fields
When you create a user-defined field, a database view for that userdefined field is also created. You can use these views to report on
user-defined fields in Crystal Reports. For example, when a new
Address Book user-defined field called “Salary” is created, a new
view named “A_Salary” is dynamically created. Based on the type of
user-defined field, the view name is prefixed by a designated letter.
The following table identifies the view name prefixes for each type
of user-defined field.
Microsoft SQL View Prefixes
The Microsoft SQL driver creates database views for user-defined
fields, using the following prefixes.
Prefix
Type of user-defined field
A_
Address Book
BP_
Third-Party Integration
C_
Campaign
CS_
Customer Service
O_
Opportunity
U_
Users
S_
System
Database Driver Used to Create Crystal Reports
Maximizer uses the native SQL Server driver (MAS_ DSN) exclusively
to create Crystal Reports in this version of the software. However,
Crystal Reports created in some previous versions of Maximizer were
created using the Maximizer ODBC driver.
The Maximizer ODBC driver is still supported for compatibility
reasons with previous versions of Maximizer. If you are creating new
reports for use with Maximizer, use the SQL Server driver.
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Filtering Data
In order to report on particular types of data, you need to use
selections or filtering in Crystal Reports. Use the Select Expert
(Report > Select Expert) to select or filter data for your report. In the
case of the Address Book table/view, use the Record_Type field to
select or filter Address Book entries. For example, to create a report
that only shows Company records, use the Select Expert to return
only those records where “Record_Type = 1”.
You can also filter or select the data for the report using Maximizer.
Once a report has been saved, populate the appropriate Maximizer
windows with the desired information then run the personal report
and select the all entries in the current list option.
Maximizer contains default records in many of the common modules.
These are denoted by an “@” sign and can be filtered using the
Select Expert by using the “does not start with” criteria as illustrated
in the following graphic.
Address Book Entry Data Type
Record Type for
Microsoft SQL
Company
Record_Type = 1
Individual
Record_Type = 2
Contact
Record_Type = 31
Individual Contact
Record_Type = 32
Default Entry
Record_Type = 5
Alternate Address for Contact
Record_Type = 41
Alternate Address for
Individual
Record Type = 42
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Linking
Linking determines how the report data elements are related. For
example, to report all notes related to an Address Book Entry you
would link the Client_Id and Contact_Number fields of the
AMGR_Client view to the fields of the same name in Notes.
Crystal Reports enables you to specify the type of join and type of
link you want to use when linking tables. Joins and links indicates
how linked fields in two tables are compared when records are read.
Join, enforce, and link options can be specified in the Links Options
dialog box. Using the various join enforcement options can ensure
that linked tables are included in the SQL query, even when none of
the fields in the table are used in the report. The Crystal Reports help
files contain more information on Linking options.
Controlling Windows
As mentioned previously, when you choose to create a new report
template or edit an existing template, the default view for the report
is based on the active controlling window. Following is an example
of a controlling window in Maximizer outlining the associated view
name, links, and common selections.
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Customer Service Window Example
Each customer service case created for an Address Book entry is a
record in the CSCases_View view. To report on cases for Address
Book entries, you must add the view and link it to the Address Book
entry table according to the following table.
Case
Microsoft SQL
Maximizer ODBC
Case view name
CSCases_View
CSCases
Links
Client_Id => Client_Id
Contact_Number =>
Client_Number
Client_Id => Client_Id
Contact_Number =>
Client_Number
Including Additional Views in Your Reports
To include additional views in your reports, you must link them to
the parent table of the controlling window. You do so through the
Database Expert (Database > Database Expert) by linking to the data
source.
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User-Defined Fields Example
When a new User-Defined Field is created, a new database table or
view for that User-Defined Field is also created. User-Defined Fields
can be associated with Address Book, Campaign, Opportunity,
Customer Service, and Users. Use the Database Expert (Database >
Database Expert) to include a user-defined field and link it to the
desired parent view/table.
The following example is using a user-defined field named “Annual
Sales”.
User-Defined Field
Microsoft SQL
Maximizer ODBC
User-defined field view
name
A_<user-defined field name>
example: A_ANNUAL_SALES
U_<user-defined field name>
example: U_ANNUAL_SALES
Links
Client_Id => Client_Id
Contact_Number =>
Contact_Number
Client_Id => Client_Id
Contact_Number =>
Contact_Number
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Notes Example
Each note created for an Address Book entry is a record in the view
called Notes. To report on notes associated with Address Book
entries, you must add the view and link it to the Address Book entry
table according to the following table.
Note
Microsoft SQL
Notes view name
AMGR_Notes
Links
Client_Id => Client_Id
Contact_Number =>
Contact_Number
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SQL Views and Data Tables
Following is an appendix of the most common Maximizer SQL views and tables.
AMGR_Client View
The AMGR_Client View contains name, address, phone number, and email address information for
Address Book entries, including Companies, Individuals, and Contacts, as well as alternate addresses
and default entries. Many other tables in the database reference the Client_Id and
Contact_Number fields of this table.
Note
This view supports insert, modify, and delete actions and supports MaxExchange transaction journalling.
Table 1
AMGR_Client View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Record_Type
String
2
Owner_Id
String
11
Private
Integer
4
Client_Id
String
23
Unique client identification string.
Contact_Number
Integer
4
Unique client identification
number.
0 = Company or Individual record
< 60,000 = Contact record
> 59,999 = Alternate address
Name_Type
String
1
C = Company
I = Individual, Contact, Default
entry, or Alternate address
Type of Address Book entry:
1 = Company
2 = Individual
5 = Default entries
31 = Company Contact
32 = Individual Contact
41 = Company or Company Contact
alternate address
42 = Individual or Individual
Contact alternate address
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AMGR_Client View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Name
String
79
One of the following:
• Company name
• Individual last name
• Contact last name
• Alternate address description
• Default Entry
Address_Id
Integer
4
0 = Use default address
Value other than 0 = Contact_
Number of address to use for this
Address Book entry.
Last_Modify_Date
DateTime
8
Transfer_Date
DateTime
8
Date and time when the last
transfer occurred.
Highest_Alt_Adr_
Number
Integer
4
Highest alternate address number
in use.
Phone_1
String
21
Reverse_Phone_1
String
21
Phone_1_Extension
String
21
Phone_2
String
21
Reverse_Phone_2
String
21
Phone_2_Extension
String
21
Phone_3
String
21
Reverse_Phone_3
String
21
Phone_3_Extension
String
21
Phone_4
String
21
Reverse_Phone_4
String
21
Phone_4_Extension
String
21
Highest_Contact_
No
Integer
4
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Receives_Letters
Integer
4
Indicates whether Contact
(Record_Type = 31 or 32) receives
mail sent to the Company/
Individual:
0 = Contact doesn’t receive mail
sent to Company/Individual
1 = Contact receives mail sent to
Company/Individual
Note:
• For Individual records
(Record_Type = 2), this value is
always 1.
• For Company records
(Record_Type = 1) and alternate
addresses (Record_Type = 41 or
42), this value is always 0.
Use_Client_Name
Integer
4
Applies to Contacts (Record_Type =
31 or 32) only. Indicates whether
the Contact’s Company/Individual
name should be included in the
address:
0 = Do not include Company/
Individual name in address
1 = Include Company/Individual
name in address
First_Name
String
79
Initial
String
79
MrMs
String
79
Title
String
79
Salutation
String
79
Department
String
79
Firm
String
79
Division
String
79
Address_Line_1
String
79
Address_Line_2
String
79
Middle name or initials.
The Company Name of an
Individual record. Applies to
Individual (Record_Type = 2)
records only.
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Table 1
AMGR_Client View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
City
String
79
State_Province
String
79
Country
String
79
Zip_Code
String
79
Last_Client_Id
String
23
Record_Id
Integer
4
Creator_Id
String
11
Create_Date
DateTime
8
Updated_By_Id
String
11
ADMN_User_
Details.User_Id
User_Id of user who most recently
updated the Address Book entry.
Reports_To_
Contact_Number
Integer
4
AMGR_Client.
Contact_Number
Contact_Number of Contact
(Record_Type = 31 or 32) to whom
this contact reports (e.g., contact’s
supervisor or manager). Applies
only to Contact records (Record_
Type = 31 or 32).
Assigned_To
String
11
ADMN_User_
Details.User_Id
User_Id of user assigned to the
Address Book entry as the Account
Manager. Applies to Company
(Record_Type = 1), Individual
(Record_Type = 2), and Default
Entry (Record_Type = 5) records
only.
ReadPriv
Integer
2
ReadOnly_Id
String
11
Phone_1_Desc
String
21
Phone_2_Desc
String
21
Phone_3_Desc
String
21
Phone_4_Desc
String
21
Email_1_Desc
String
15
Email_2_Desc
String
15
Email_3_Desc
String
15
Last Client ID used for transfer.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Lead_Status
Integer
2
0 = Not a sales lead
1 = Sales lead
Applies to Company (Record_Type
= 1) and Individual (Record_Type =
2) records only.
Change_Bits
Binary
8
MaxMerge Change Field. Used by
Maximizer.
Contact_Inherits_
UDFs
Integer
2
“New contact inherits user-defined
fields” checkbox in Company and
Individual Address Book entries.
0 = Contact does not inherit UDFs
1 = Contact inherits UDFs
Territory_Status
Integer
2
Indicates how the territory was set.
0 = Unassigned
1 = Unaligned
101 = Set by user
102 = Set by rule
201 = Set by manager
Note: Unaligned status is used
when territory alignment moves
an Address Book entry from a
defined territory so that it no
longer falls under any of the
territory criteria. The old territory
remains in the Territory_ID field.
Territory_ID
Numeric
10
AMGR_Territory.
Territory_ID
Description and Rules
Unique identification number.
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Company View
The Company View includes fields from AMGR_Client for Company Address Book entries.
Note
This view is read-only.
Table 2
Company View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Record_Type
String
2
Owner_Id
String
11
Private
Integer
2
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Record identifier.
If modified, all contacts and
addresses with the same Client_Id
will also be modified.
Client_Id
String
23
Unique identification number.
System generated if field is Null
and “System to assign Address
Book entries’ Identification field
values” option is selected in
Administrator (File > Preferences >
System Options). Must be unique.
Non-modifiable.
Contact_Number
Integer
2
Always 0
Name_Type
String
1
Always C
Company_Name
String
79
Name of Company.
Mandatory field.
Address_Id
Integer
2
Department
String
79
Firm
String
79
Division
String
79
Address_Line_1
String
79
AMGR_Client.
(Client_Id,
Address_Id)
Points to the address to use. 0 to
use main address or must already
exist in the Address table. >= 60000
means unsigned.
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Company View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Address_Line_2
String
79
City
String
79
State_Province
String
79
Country
String
79
Zip_Code
String
79
Last_Modify_Date
DateTime
8
Last_Modify_Time
DateTime
11
Transfer_Date
DateTime
8
Transfer_Time
DateTime
11
Phone_1
String
21
Phone_1_Extension
String
21
Phone_1_Desc
String
21
Phone_2
String
21
Phone_2_Extension
String
21
Phone_2_Desc
String
21
Phone_3
String
21
Phone_3_Extension
String
21
Phone_3_Desc
String
21
Phone_4
String
21
Phone_4_Extension
String
21
Phone_4_Desc
String
21
Change_Bits_Low
Binary
8
MaxMerge Change Field 1.
Used by Maximizer. Do not use.
Change_Bits_High
Binary
8
MaxMerge Change Field 2.
Used by Maximizer. Do not use.
Creator_Id
String
11
Creation_Date
DateTime
8
Creation_Time
DateTime
11
Date and time of transfer. If left
empty, it defaults to the system
clock.
Date and time when Company/
Individual record was created.
Default value is current system
date and time.
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People View
The People view includes fields from AMGR_Client for Individual and Contact entries.
Note
This view is read-only.
Table 3
People View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Record_Type
String
2
Owner_Id
String
11
Private
Integer
2
Client_Id
String
23
Contact_Number
Integer
2
Name_Type
String
1
Last_Name
String
79
Address_Id
Integer
2
Department
String
79
Firm
String
79
Division
String
79
Address_Line_1
String
79
Address_Line_2
String
79
City
String
79
State_Province
String
79
Country
String
79
Zip_Code
String
79
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Record type indicator.
AMGR_Client.
Unique identification number.
(Client_Id, Contact_ Valid values: 0–59999
Number)
• 0 = Individual
• Value other than 0 = Contact
Cannot modify. Pair (Client_Id,
Contact_Number) must be unique.
AMGR_Client.
(Client_Id,
Address_Id)
Pointer to address record to use:
• 0 = Use main address
• >= 60,000 (unsigned) = Use
alternate address
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People View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Last_Modify_Date
DateTime
8
Last_Modify_Time
DateTime
11
Transfer_Date
DateTime
8
Transfer_Time
DateTime
11
Phone_1
String
21
Phone_1_Extension
String
21
Phone_1_Desc
String
21
Phone_2
String
21
Phone_2_Extension
String
21
Phone_2_Desc
String
21
Phone_3
String
21
Phone_3_Extension
String
21
Phone_3_Desc
String
21
Phone_4
String
21
Phone_4_Extension
String
21
Phone_4_Desc
String
21
Receives_Letters
Integer
2
Applies to Contacts only.
0 = Contact does not receive mail
1 = Contact receives mail (default)
Use_Client_Name
Integer
2
Applies to Contacts only.
0 = Do not include Company/
Individual name in mailing
address
1 = (Default) Include Company/
Individual name in mailing
address
First_Name
String
79
Initial
String
79
Mr/Ms
String
79
Title
String
79
Salutation
String
79
Date and time of transfer.
Salutation (e.g., Dear:) to use in
correspondence.
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People View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Change_Bits_Low
Binary
8
MaxMerge Change Field 1. Used by
Maximizer.
Change_Bits_High
Binary
8
MaxMerge Change Field 1. Used by
Maximizer.
Creator_Id
String
11
Creation_Date
DateTime
8
Creation_Time
DateTime
11
Date and time Individual or
Contact was created. Default is
current system date.
AMGR_Appointments View
The AMGR_Appointments View includes both personal and Address Book-related appointments.
Note
This view supports insert, modify, and delete actions and supports MaxExchange transaction journalling. All times are
stored in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Table 4
AMGR_Appointments View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Owner_Id
String
11
AMGR_Resources.
Resource_Id
– or –
ADMN_Users.User_
Id
User, location, or resource that the
appointment is scheduled with.
(There is a separate record for each
user, location, and resource
participating in the same
appointment.) If the Location field
includes a location that is not in
the AMGR_Resources Table
(Owner_Type=101), the Owner_Id
value is L@FREEFORM.
App_Date
DateTime
8
Start date and time of
appointment. Mandatory field.
Lead_Date
DateTime
8
Date and time when the
appointment notification should
take place. Default is 10 minutes
prior to App_Date.
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AMGR_Appointments View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
End_Date
DateTime
8
Client_Id
String
23
Contact_Number
Integer
4
Private
Integer
4
Type
Integer
2
Identifies all records of a single
appointment, group appointment,
recurring appointment, or
recurring group appointment. The
value is 0 for a single-user
appointment and is another
unique value for a group,
recurring, or recurring group
appointment.
Note: Recurring, group, and
recurring group appointments
consist of multiple records in the
AMGR_Appointments Table—one
for each user and one for each
recurrence.
Alert_Flag
Integer
2
0 = Alarm not set
1 = Alarm set
Priority
String
4
Defines the priority text (e.g., Hi,
MED, LOW).
Completed
Integer
2
0 = Appointment incomplete
1 = Appointment complete
End date and time of
appointment. Default is 30
minutes after App_Date.
AMGR_Client.
Client the appointment is
(Client_Id, Contact_ associated with. If filled in, the
Number).
entry must exist in the AMGR_
Client View. Cannot modify.
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AMGR_Appointments View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Icon_Type
Integer
2
Icon associated with the
appointment:
0 = None
1 = Mail
2 = ToDo
3 = Phone
4 = Travel
5 = Sale
6 = Meal
7 = Presentation
8 = Speech
9 = Meeting
Note: Icons can be viewed when
an appointment is being created.
Rsvp
Integer
2
User’s response to appointment
invitation:
0 = No response
1 = User accepts appointment
2 = Declined
3 = Tentative response
Cannot modify.
Recurring_Id
Integer
2
Unique recurring ID:
• 0 = Not recurring
• Other unique value = Identifier
for records belonging to a
recurring appointment
Appt_Rec_Freq
Integer
2
Frequency of recurring
appointment:
0 = Daily
1 = Weekly
2 = Day of month (e.g., first
Monday)
3 = Monthly (e.g., 14th)
4 = Yearly
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AMGR_Appointments View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Appt_Num_Occur
Integer
2
Identifies relative day of recurring
appointment (e.g., second
Tuesday). Applies to weekly, day of
month, and monthly appointments
only.
Weekly appointments:
0 = Every ___
1 = Every second ___
2 = Every third ___
...
25 = Every 26th ___
Day of month appointments:
0 = Every 1st ___ of the month
1 = Every 2nd ___ of the month
...
31 = Every Last ___ of the month
Monthly appointments:
0 = First ___ of the month
1 = Second ___ of the month
2 = Third ___ of the month
3 = Fourth ___ of the month
4 = Last ___ of the month
Appt_Day_Of_
Week
Integer
2
Day of recurring appointment (e.g.
, Friday). Applies to weekly, day of
month, and monthly appointments
only.
Weekly and Monthly
appointments:
0 = Sunday
1 = Monday
2 = Tuesday
3 = Wednesday
4 = Thursday
5 = Friday
6 = Saturday
Day of month appointments:
0 = Day
1 = Weekday
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AMGR_Appointments View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Skip_Weekend
Integer
2
Applies to daily appointments
only.
0 = Default
1 = Daily appointments do not
occur on weekends.
Move_To_Weekday Integer
2
Applies to yearly appointments
only.
0 = Default
1 = If appointment occurs on a
weekend, move to nearest
weekday
Rec_Start_Date
DateTime
8
Appointment start date.
Rec_End_Date
DateTime
8
Appointment end date. Mandatory
if Rec_Start_Date is used.
PegBoardState
Integer
2
Peg board state during
appointment:
0 = Unknown
1 = Busy
2 = Out (Default)
Record_Id
Integer
4
Creator_Id
String
11
Create_Date
DateTime
8
Snooze_End_Date
DateTime
8
Date and time when a snoozed
appointment will display a
reminder.
Email_Date
DateTime
8
Date and time to send email
appointment reminder. Applies
only if Email_Flag is set to True (1).
Email_Flag
Integer
2
0 = Don’t send email reminder
1 = Send email reminder
Owner_Type
Integer
2
0 = User
1 = Location
2 = Resource
101 = Custom Location
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Plan_Id
String
23
Unique identification value of the
Action Plan template, as defined in
AMGR_ActionPlanTemplate.
Plan_Number
Integer
4
AMGR_
ActionPlanTemplat
e.(Plan_Id, Plan_
Number)
Master_Id
String
23
Master_Number
Integer
4
Entity_Type
Integer
4
Type of record this template is
applicable to. Entity_Type values
correspond to the Client_Id/
Contact_Number pair references
on the right:
0 = Not specified (default for old
notes)
1 = Address Book entry
2 = Opportunity
3 = Campaign
4 = User
5 = Customer service case
6 = Knowledge base
7 = Order
8 = Order item
9 = Default entry
100 = Custom Independent table
101 = Custom Child table
TextCol
String
1024
Text description of appointment.
Appointment_Id
String
24
Appointment identification string.
Appointment_
Number
Integer
4
Appointment identification
number.
AMGR_CSCases.
(Case_Id, Case_
Number)
– or –
AMGR_
Opportunity.(Opp_
Id, Opp_Number)
Sequential number of the activity
in the plan.
Identifies the customer service case
or opportunity the appointment is
associated with.
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AMGR_Hotlist View
The AMGR_Hotlist View includes both personal and Address Book related tasks.
Note
This view supports insert, modify, and delete actions and supports MaxExchange transaction journalling. All times are
stored in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Table 5
AMGR_Hotlist View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Owner_Id
String
11
If originated from
AMGR_Opportunity_Link, it is the
Owner Id of the Team Member
responsible for the opportunity.
Schedule_Date
DateTime
8
Date of task. Mandatory field.
Client_Id
String
23
Contact_Number
Integer
4
Entry_Type
Integer
4
Flag for the source of the task.
0 = Manual task
1 = Task associated with follow-up
deadline for customer service
case
2 = Reserved system value. Do not
use.
3 = Task created by a Date userdefined field that has the
"Include in Hotlist" attribute
4 = Reserved system value. Do not
use.
Original_Date
DateTime
8
Original date of the task. If left
empty, it defaults to the system
clock.
Type_Id
Integer
4
Pointer to date field in the Detail_
List table. Cannot modify.
AMGR_Client.
Client who the task is associated
(Client_Id, Contact_ with. Leave empty for a personal
Number)
appointment. Otherwise it must
already exist in the AMGR_Client
table. Cannot modify.
Contact_Number = 0–59999
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AMGR_Hotlist View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Status_Id
Integer
4
Not in use.
Priority
String
4
Priority of task.
Completed
Integer
2
0 = Not complete
1 = Complete
Opp_Id
String
23
Opp_Number
Integer
4
Step_Id
Numeric
9
Must already exist in the AMGR_
Opportunity_Link table, unless it’s
a follow-up activity.
Activity_Id
Numeric
9
Must already exist in the AMGR_
Opportunity_Link table.
Alarm
Integer
2
0 = No alarm set
1 = Alarm set
Icon_Type
Integer
2
Icon associated with the task:
0 = None
1 = Mail
2 = ToDo
3 = Phone
4 = Travel
5 = Sale
6 = Meal
7 = Presentation
8 = Speech
9 = Meeting
Icons can be viewed when the
Hotlist task is being created.
Lead_Date
DateTime
8
Date when alarm is to sound. If left
empty, defaults to Schedule_Date.
End_Date
DateTime
8
Task end date.
Record_Id
Integer
4
Creator_Id
String
11
Create_Date
DateTime
8
AMGR_
Opportunity_Link.
(Opp_Id, Opp_
Number, Step_Id,
Activity_Id)
Description and Rules
Identifier of the associated
opportunity related to the AMGR_
Opportunity_Link that the task
originated from. Must already exist
in the AMGR_Opportunity_Link
table. Opp_Number = 0.
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AMGR_Hotlist View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Snooze_End_Date
DateTime
8
Date and time when the alarm
deferral ends.
TextCol
String
255
Text of task. Mandatory field.
Related_To
Integer
4
Type of record this template is
applicable to:
0 = Undefined. Defaults to Address
Book.
1 = Address Book entry
2 = Opportunity
3 = Campaign
5 = Customer service
Plan_Id
String
23
Plan_Number
Integer
4
Sequential number of the activity
in the plan.
TaskFlags
Integer
2
Determines if a Hotlist task is
scheduled or timeless.
0 = Scheduled
1 = Timeless
AMGR_ActionPlan
Template.(Plan_Id,
Plan_Number)
Description and Rules
Unique identification value of the
Action Plan, as defined in AMGR_
ActionPlanTemplate.
AMGR_Resources Table
The AMGR_Resources table lists the users’ display names (e.g,. Joe Napoli), locations (e.g., Staff
Room), and resources (e.g., Projector) available in the Appointments dialog box.
Table 6
AMGR_Resources Table
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Record_Id
Integer
4
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Record_Type
Integer
4
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Resource_Id’s type:
1 = User display name
2 = Location
3 = Resource
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AMGR_Resources Table
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Resource_Id
String
12
ADMN_User_
Details.User_Id
Depends on Record_Type:
• If Record_Type = 1 (User), then
Resouce_Id = User_Id.
• If Record Type = 2 (Location) or
3 (Resource), then Resource_Id is
the unique ID of the location or
resource.
Creator_Id
String
11
Create_Date
DateTime
8
Name
String
80
Friendly name of the user or
resource (e.g., Joe Napoli, Staff
Room, Projector). Mandatory field.
Unique Name.
AMGR_Notes View
The AMGR_Notes View includes history and notes for Address Book entries, opportunities,
campaigns, etc..
Note
This view supports insert, modify, and delete actions and supports MaxExchange transaction journalling.
Table 7
AMGR_Notes View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Owner_Id
String
11
Client_Id
String
23
Contact_Number
Integer
4
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
This field actually contains the
Creator_Id, not the Owner_Id.
AMGR_Client.
(Client_Id, Contact_
Number)
– or –
AMGR_
Opportunity (Opp_
Id, Opp_Number)
Client_Id/Contact_Number or Opp_
Id/Opp_Number of the record the
Note is associated with. Associated
record must already exist.
Mandatory field. Must provide
Client_Id/Contact_Number for
insert. Cannot update.
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AMGR_Notes View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Typea
Integer
4
Private
Integer
4
DateCol
DateTime
8
TimeCol
DateTime
8
NewRecord
Integer
4
Owned_By_Id
String
11
Record_Id
Integer
4
Note_Type
String
20
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Can insert. Can update.
Valid values: 0–32,767
Standard Maximizer note types
and Detail note types may be
specified:
0 = Manual note
1 = Mail-out note
2 = Outgoing call note
3 = Timed note
4 = Transfer note
5 = Completed task or
appointment
6 = Scheduled task or appointment
7 = Email sent note
8 = Opportunity created or
opportunity status changes
9 = History note
10 = Reassign task note
11 = Reserved for future use
12 = Customer service
14 = Incoming call note
Date and time when note was
created. Default is current system
date and time. Can insert. Can
update.
Maximizer system field. Do not
use.
Within Maximizer, this string is
used only for display purposes to
indicate a sub-type of note. If a
standard type is defined in the
Type field, this string is appended
to the standard type name for
display. In Maximizer, this field
appears as Category on the Note
dialog box for manual notes only.
Can insert. Can update.
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AMGR_Notes View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
ReadPriv
Integer
2
ReadOnly_Id
String
11
SynchFlags
Integer
4
Do not use this field. It is reserved
for use by MaxExchange.
Entity_Type
Integer
2
Specifies the type of parent record
the note belongs to. Entity_Type
values correspond to the Client_Id/
Contact_Number pair references
on the right:
0 = Not specified (default for old
notes)
1 = Address Book entry
2 = Opportunity
3 = Campaign
5 = Customer service case
10 = Appointment
100 = Custom Independent table
101 = Custom Child table
This field must be specified upon
note insert, and it cannot be
updated later.
TextColb
Text
9216
Text of Note, without HTML tags.
Can insert. Can update.
RichTextb
Text
No
limit
Text of Note, including HTML tags.
Can insert. Can update.
NoteFlags
Integer
2
0 = Note is not flagged.
1 = Note is flagged as important.
a. Some Maximizer functions, such as purging, searching, and MaxExchange synchronization, do not
support user-defined note types, which have a Type value greater than 17.
b. If both TextCol and RichText are populated, the value in the RichText field is used as the note. If the
RichText field is not null and a note is inserted into the TextCol field or the TextCol field is updated, the
information in the RichText field must be set to null.
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CMGR_Auto_Campaign_Accounts Table
The CMGR_Auto_Campaign_Accounts Table contains details about the Address Book entries that
are subscribed to an automated campaign.
Table 8
CMGR_Auto_Campaign_Accounts Table
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Record_Id
Integer
4
CampID
String
24
AMGR_
Opportunity.Opp_
Id
Unique identifier of the campaign.
Insert operations are allowed, but
not delete and update operations.
ClientID
String
24
ContactNo
Integer
4
Client_Id and Contact_Number of
AMGR_Client.
(Client_Id, Contact_ Address Book entries subscribed to
Number)
the campaign. Insert operations
are allowed, but not delete and
update operations.
StartDate
DateTime
8
Date when the Address Book entry
was subscribed to the campaign.
NextDate
DateTime
8
Date when the next campaign
activity for the Address Book entry
should be processed. Applies to
ongoing campaigns.
AccStatus
Integer
4
Not in use.
ActCount
Integer
4
Next campaign activity to process
for the Address Book entry.
ActType
Integer
4
Not in use.
ActFlag
Integer
4
Not in use.
AMGR_CSCases View
The AMGR_CSCases View stores information about customer service cases.
Note
This view supports insert, modify, and delete actions and supports MaxExchange transaction journalling.
Table 9
AMGR_CSCases View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Record_Id
Integer
4
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
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AMGR_CSCases View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Record_Type
Integer
4
0 = Customer service case
1 = Customer service user
Case_Id
String
23
Case_Number
Integer
4
Unique customer service case
identifier. Case_Number is always
0.
Client_Id
String
23
Client_Number
Integer
4
Contact_Id
String
23
Contact_Number
Integer
4
Status
Integer
4
Case status:
57999 = Unassigned
57998 = Assigned
57997 = Escalated
57996 = Callback
57995 = WaitCustomer
57994 = Cancelled
57993 = Resolved
Pointer to value in System UDFs
(60041).
Priority
Integer
4
Case priority:
57900 = Low
57901 = Medium
57902 = High
Severity
Integer
4
Case severity:
57900 = Low
57901 = Medium
57902 = High
Type
Integer
4
Case type. Pointer to value in
system UDFs (60022).
Reason
Integer
4
Case reason. Pointer to value in
system UDFs (60023).
Origin
Integer
4
Case origin. Pointer to value in
system UDFs (60024).
AMGR_Client.
Reference to client.
(Client_Id, Contact_
Number)
AMGR_Client.
Reference to default contact.
(Client_Id, Contact_
Number)
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AMGR_CSCases View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Queue
Integer
4
Case queue. Pointer to value in
system UDFs (60029).
Class
Integer
4
No longer in use.
Area
Integer
4
No longer in use.
Fee
Float
8
Case fee. (BillRate x BillableTime =
Fee).
BillRate
Float
8
Cost per hour of billable time.
BillableTime
Float
8
Number of billable hours.
Fee_Type
Integer
4
Case fee type. Pointer to value in
system UDFs (60027).
Assigned_To_Id
String
11
Deadline_Date
DateTime
8
Creator_Id
String
11
Create_Date
DateTime
8
Modified_By_Id
String
11
Last_Modify_Date
DateTime
8
Owner_Id
String
11
Case owner.
Private
Integer
4
Not in use.
Solution_Id
String
24
Solution_Number
Integer
4
Subject
String
128
ADMN_User_
Details.User_Id
Description and Rules
User_Id of user who the case is
assigned to.
Follow-up deadline date.
AMGR_Documents.
(Document_Id,
Document_
Number)
For resolved cases, it points to a
knowledge base article with the
case solution.
Subject line of the case.
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AMGR_CSCases View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Article_Number
String
24
AMGR_Documents.
(Document_Id,
Document_
Number)
Points to the solution article in
AMGR_Documents table when the
Solution_Id and Solution_Number
fields are empty. This field is
intended for remote users who
don’t have access to the
knowledge base database but
know the article number for this
case in the main database. The
remote user fills in this field
manually, and when the case is
synchronized with the main
database, it will reference the
article in the knowledge base.
Notify_Flag
Integer
4
Case_Resolved_By
String
12
Case_Resolved_
Date
DateTime
8
Case_Owner_Id
String
12
Description
Text
16
Customer service case notification
flag:
0 = Notification disabled
1 = Notification sent to default list
of users
2 = Notification sent to custom list
of users
ADMN_Users.User_
Id
User ID of the user who resolved
the case.
Date and time when the case was
resolved.
Description of the case.
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CSCases_View
The CSCases_View View includes all the fields from the AMGR_CSCases Table and the following
additional fields.
Note
This view is read-only.
Table 10
CSCases_View
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
User_Case_Id
String
32
Client_Name
String
80
AMGR_CSCases.
(Client_Id, Client_
Number)
Name of Company/Individual who
originated the case. Name field
from AMGR_Client table.
Contact_Name
String
160
AMGR_CSCases.
(Contact_Id,
Contact_Number)
Name of the contact for the case.
“First_Name, Name” field
concatenation from Case Contact.
Solution_Name
String
256
AMGR_CSCases.
(Solution_Id,
Solution_Number)
Knowledge base article description
of this case.
Type_Name
String
80
AMGR_User_Field_
Defs_Tbl.(Type_Id =
60022, Table_Id =
2, Code_Id)
Text value of the Type field
Reason_Name
String
80
AMGR_User_Field_
Defs_Tbl.(Type_Id =
60023, Table_Id =
2, Code_Id)
Text value of the Reason field.
Origin_Name
String
80
AMGR_User_Field_
Defs_Tbl.(Type_Id =
60024, Table_Id =
2, Code_Id)
Text value of the Origin field.
Queue_Name
String
80
AMGR_User_Field_
Defs_Tbl.(Type_Id =
60029, Table_Id =
2, Code_Id)
Text value of the Queue field.
Class_Name
String
80
No longer in use.
Area_Name
String
80
No longer in use.
Case identifier for user references.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Fee_Type_Name
String
80
AMGR_User_Field_
Defs_Tbl.(Type_Id =
60027, Table_Id =
2, Code_Id)
Text value of the Fee_Type field.
Status_Name
String
80
AMGR_User_Field_
Defs_Tbl.(Type_Id =
60041, Table_Id =
2, Code_Id)
Text value of the Status field:
57999 = Unassigned
57998 = Assigned
57997 = Escalated
57996 = Callback
57995 = WaitCustomer
57994 = Cancelled
57993 = Resolved
Assigned_To_Name String
160
Name of the user responsible for
the case.
Case_Owner_Name
String
160
Name of the user who owns the
case.
Address_Line_1
String
80
Address_Line_2
String
80
Address information of the
Company/Individual who
originated the case.
City
String
80
State_Province
String
80
Country
String
80
Zip_Code
String
80
Priority_Name
String
80
Text value of the Priority field:
57900 = Low
57901 = Medium
57902 = High
Severity_Name
String
80
Text value of the Severity field:
57900 = Low
57901 = Medium
57902 = High
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Amgr_Opportunity View
The AMGR_Opportunity View contains information about
•
Sales opportunities (Opp_Type=0),
•
Traditional marketing campaigns (Opp_Type=30), and
Automated marketing campaigns (Opp_Type=10, 15, or 20).
Note
This view supports insert, modify, and delete actions and supports MaxExchange transaction journalling.
Opportunities
Table 11
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Client_Id
String
24
Contact_Number
Integer
4
Opp_Id
String
23
Opp_Number
Integer
4
Comp_Client_Id
String
24
Comp_Cont_No
Integer
4
Owner_Id
String
11
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
AMGR_Client.
Company/Individual that is
(Client_Id, Contact_ associated with the opportunity.
Number)
Mandatory field. Associated entry
must already exist in the AMGR_
Client table. Cannot modify.
Not used. Reserved for future use.
Always 0.
AMGR_
Opportunity_Link.
(Opp_Id, Opp_
Number)
Unique identifier of an
Opportunity. System generated.
Unique identifier of an
Opportunity. Must be 0.
Client_Id and Contact_Number of
AMGR_
Competitor that the Opportunity
Opportunity_Link.
(Client_Id, Contact_ was lost to.
Number)
Team member that is chosen as the
Opportunity leader. If Team ID is
equal to -1 (no Team is assigned, i.
e., this is a Personal Opportunity),
then it defaults to the Login ID.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Strategy_Id
Numeric
9
AMGR_Strategy.
Strategy_Id
Strategy that has been assigned to
the Opportunity. Strategy_Id must
already exist in the AMGR_
Strategy table. If the strategy is
4294967295 (0xFFFFFFFF), no
strategy is assigned to the
Opportunity.
Team_Id
Integer
4
EXCH_Sites.
(Owner_Id, Team_
Id)
Team_Id of Sales team assigned to
this Opportunity, or 65535 (0xFFFF)
if assigned to a single user. Team_
Id must already exist in EXCH_Sites
table. Mandatory field.
Status
Integer
4
Status of the Opportunity:
0 = New
1 = In progress
2 = In progress new
3 = Won
4 = Lost
5 = Abandoned
6 = Suspended
Name
String
80
Name of Company/Individual that
is associated with the Opportunity.
Objective
String
254
Sales Objective for the
Opportunity.
Reason_Id
Numeric
9
Probability_Closing
Integer
2
Percentage probability of closing
the opportunity. Based on an
internal calculation formula.
Valid values: 0–100.
Only the Opportunity Leader user
can modify this field. (May be
updated automatically by selecting
“Update Opportunity” in
Opportunities window.)
Cost
Float
8
Running total of the costs
associated with activities for the
opportunity.
AMGR_OMS_
Object.Step_Id
Reason why the opportunity was
won, lost, abandoned, or
suspended. Only the Opportunity
Leader user can modify this field.
0 = Opportunity still in progress
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Forecast_Revenue
Float
8
Revenue anticipated from
Opportunity once it is successfully
complete. Only the Opportunity
Leader user can modify this field.
Start_Date
DateTime
8
Date when the opportunity was
started. If left empty, defaults to
the system clock. If 1, only the
Opportunity Leader user can
modify this field.
Estimated_Close_
Date
DateTime
8
Start_Date + Strategy Duration =
Estimated_Close_Date. Original
close date for the opportunity.
Must be greater than Start_Date.
Only the Opportunity Leader user
can modify this field. If specified,
becomes the Close_Date by
default.
Close_Date
DateTime
8
Projected or actual close date of
the opportunity. Updated as the
opportunity's steps are applied
before or ahead of schedule. Must
be greater than Start_Date. Only
the Opportunity Leader user can
modify this field.
Last_Modify_Date
DateTime
8
Close date specified by user, not
calculated from steps and
activities. (Date and time when
campaign was last modified stored
in Last_Update_Date.)
Actual_Revenue
Float
8
Actual revenue generated by the
opportunity. Applicable only if
Status = 3.
Record_Id
Integer
4
Creator_Id
String
11
Create_Date
DateTime
8
Suspend_Date
DateTime
8
The date an opportunity was
suspended. Applies only to
opportunities using a strategy.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Days_Suspended
Integer
4
The number of days an
opportunity was suspended.
Applies only to opportunities using
a strategy, where the opportunity
is suspended and then resumed
after one day or more.
Dynamic_Strat
Integer
2
0 = Static strategy
1 = Dynamic strategy
Note: A strategy becomes dynamic
after it has been assigned to an
opportunity and then one or more
of the Steps has been modified in
that opportunity.
Dynamic_Team
Integer
2
0 = Static team
1 = Dynamic team
Note: A team becomes dynamic
after it has been assigned to an
Opportunity and then a team
member is added or removed from
the team for that Opportunity.
Opp_Type
Integer
2
Opportunity or campaign type:
0 = Opportunity
10 = Fixed-date automated
campaign
15 = Ongoing automated
campaign
20 = Automated campaign from
web
30 = Traditional campaign
Comment
String
508
Any comments about the
opportunity. Only the Opportunity
Leader user can modify this field.
Completion_
Comment
String
508
Any comments related to the
completion of the opportunity.
Applicable only if the Status is
won, lost, abandoned, or
suspended.
Last_Update_Date
DateTime
8
Date and time when the record
was last modified.
Updated_By_Id
String
11
ADMN_Users.User_
Id
Description and Rules
User_Id of the user who last
changed the opportunity.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
TestStatus
Integer
4
Applies only to records where
Opp_Type = 10, 15, or 20.
Last_Opp_Id
String
23
Stores original Opp_Id when it is
changed during transfer between
databases.
Cont_Client_Id
String
23
Cont_Cont_No
Integer
4
Contact_Number of the associated
Contact. Applicable only when
Opp_Type = 0.
NextAction
String
63
Next action in the Action Plan for
this opportunity, as defined by the
user. Applicable only when Opp_
Type = 0.
NextAction_
Projected
String
63
Next action in the Action Plan for
this opportunity, as defined by the
strategy. Applicable only when
Opp_Type = 0.
Revenue_Currency_ String
Id
4
Three-character currency ID of the
corporate or entry currency for the
opportunity. Applicable only if
multi-currency is enabled for the
Address Book.
Revenue_Rate_
Type_Id
Integer
2
Reserved for future use. Do not
use.
Last_Cal_Date
DateTime
8
Not applicable to opportunities.
Calculated_Won_
Revenue
Float
8
Not applicable to opportunities.
Calculated_
InProgress_
Revenue
Float
8
Not applicable to opportunities.
Notify_Flag
Integer
4
0 = No opportunity monitoring
1 = Use the system default
opportunity monitoring user list
2 = Use a custom list
AMGR_Client.
Client_Id of the associated Contact.
(Client_Id, Contact_ Applicable only when Opp_Type =
Number)
0.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Client_Id
String
23
Contact_Number
Integer
4
Opp_Id
String
24
Opp_Number
Integer
4
Comp_Client_Id
String
24
Comp_Cont_No
Integer
4
Owner_Id
String
11
Team member that is chosen as the
Opportunity Leader. If Team ID is
equal to -1 (no team is assigned, i.
e., this is a personal opportunity),
then it defaults to the Login ID.
Strategy_Id
Numeric
9
ProgID of the automated
campaign.
Team_Id
Integer
4
Always 65535 (0xFFFF) (single
user). Mandatory field.
Status
Integer
4
Status of the campaign:
0 = New
1 = In progress
2 = In progress new
3 = Completed
5 = Abandoned
6 = Suspended
Name
String
80
Name of the automated campaign.
Objective
String
254
Name of the template used for the
campaign.
AMGR_Client.
Not applicable.
(Client_Id, Contact_
Not used. Reserved for future use.
Number)
Always 0.
CMGR_Auto_
Campaign_
Accounts.(CampID)
Unique identifier of an automated
campaign. System generated.
Always 0.
Not applicable to campaigns.
AMGR_
Opportunity_Link.
(Client_Id, Contact_
Number)
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Reason_Id
Numeric
9
AMGR_OMS_
Object.Step_Id
Reason why the campaign was
completed, abandoned, or
suspended. Only the Campaign
Leader user can modify this field.
0 = Campaign still in progress
Probability_Closing
Integer
2
Not applicable to campaigns.
Always 0.
Cost
Float
8
Campaign budget.
Forecast_Revenue
Float
8
Revenue expected from campaign
once it is successfully complete.
Only the Campaign Leader user
can modify this field.
Start_Date
DateTime
8
Start date of the automated
campaign.
Estimated_Close_
Date
DateTime
8
Not applicable to campaigns.
Close_Date
DateTime
8
Actual close date of the campaign.
Must be greater than Start_Date.
Only the Campaign Leader user
can modify this field.
Last_Modify_Date
DateTime
8
Close date specified by user. (Date
and time when campaign was last
modified stored in Last_Update_
Date.)
Actual_Revenue
Float
8
Actual revenue generated by the
campaign. Applicable only if Status
= 3.
Record_Id
Integer
4
Creator_Id
String
12
Create_Date
DateTime
8
Suspend_Date
DateTime
8
Not applicable to automated
campaigns.
Days_Suspended
Integer
4
Not applicable to automated
campaigns.
Dynamic_Strat
Integer
2
Not applicable to automated
campaigns.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Dynamic_Team
Integer
2
Not applicable to automated
campaigns.
Opp_Type
Integer
2
Opportunity or campaign type:
0 = Opportunity
10 = Fixed-cate automated
campaign
15 = Ongoing automated
campaign
20 = Automated campaign
from web
30 = Traditional campaign
Comment
String
508
Description of the campaign. Only
the Campaign Leader user can
modify this field.
Completion_
Comment
String
508
Any comments related to the
completion of the Campaign.
Applicable only if the Status is
Complete, Abandoned, or
Suspended.
Last_Update_Date
DateTime
8
Date and time when the record
was last modified.
Updated_By_Id
String
11
TestStatus
Integer
4
0 = Not tested
1 = Tested
Applies only to records where
Opp_Type = 10, 15, or 20.
Last_Opp_Id
String
23
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
Cont_Client_Id
String
23
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
Cont_Cont_No
Integer
4
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
NextAction
String
64
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
NextAction_
Projected
String
64
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
ADMN_Users.User_
Id
Description and Rules
User_Id of the user who last
changed the campaign.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Revenue_Currency_ String
Id
4
Not applicable to campaigns.
Revenue_Rate_
Type_Id
Integer
2
Reserved for future use. Do not
use.
Revenue_Rate_
Type_Id
Integer
2
Reserved for future use. Do not
use.
Last_Cal_Date
DateTime
8
Opportunity revenue is calculated
as of the date specified in this field.
Default is the current date.
Calculated_Won_
Revenue
Float
8
Revenue generated from won
opportunities.
Calculated_
InProgress_
Revenue
Float
8
Revenue generated from
opportunities still in progress.
Notify_Flag
Integer
4
Not applicable for Automated
Campaigns.
Traditional Campaigns
Table 13
AMGR_Opportunity View – Opp_Type = 30 (Traditional Campaign)
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Client_Id
String
23
Not applicable.
Contact_Number
Integer
4
Not used. Reserved for future use.
Always 0.
Opp_Id
String
23
Unique identifier of a traditional
campaign. System generated.
Opp_Number
Integer
4
Always 0.
Comp_Client_Id
String
24
Not applicable to campaigns.
Comp_Cont_No
Integer
4
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Owner_Id
String
11
Strategy_Id
Numeric
9
AMGR_Strategy.
Strategy_Id
Strategy_Id of the Template that
has been assigned to the
Campaign. Strategy_Id must
already exist in the AMGR_
Strategy table. If the strategy is
4294967295 (0xFFFFFFFF), no
template is assigned to the
campaign.
Team_Id
Integer
4
AMGR_
Opportunity.
(Owner_Id, Team_
Id)
= EXCH_Sites.
(Owner_Id, Team_
Id)
Team_Id of the Sales team
assigned to the campaign, or
65535 (0xFFFF) if assigned to a
single user. Team_Id must already
exist in EXCH_Sites table.
Mandatory field.
Status
Integer
4
Status of the campaign:
0 = New
1 = In progress
2 = In progress new
3 = Completed
5 = Abandoned
6 = Suspended
Name
String
80
Name of the traditional campaign.
Objective
String
254
Marketing objective of the
traditional campaign.
Reason_Id
Numeric
9
Probability_Closing
Integer
2
Not applicable to campaigns.
Always 0.
Cost
Float
8
Campaign budget.
Team member that is chosen as the
Opportunity Leader. If Team ID is
equal to -1 (no team is assigned, i.
e., this is a personal opportunity),
then it defaults to the Login ID.
AMGR_OMS_
Object.Step_Id
Reason why the campaign was
completed, abandoned, or
suspended. Only the Campaign
Leader user can modify this field.
0 = Campaign still in progress
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Forecast_Revenue
Float
8
Potential revenue anticipated from
campaign once it is successfully
completed. Only the Campaign
Leader user can modify this field.
Start_Date
DateTime
8
Start date of a traditional
campaign that is not using a
template. Null for campaigns using
a template.
Estimated_Close_
Date
DateTime
8
Not applicable to campaigns.
Close_Date
DateTime
8
Actual close date of the campaign.
Updated as the campaign’s steps
are applied before or ahead of
schedule. Must be greater than
Start_Date. Only the Campaign
Leader or MASTER user can modify
this field.
Last_Modify_Date
DateTime
8
Not applicable to Opp_Type = 30.
(Date and time when campaign
was last modified stored in Last_
Update_Date.)
Actual_Revenue
Float
8
Actual revenue generated by the
Campaign. Applicable only if
Status = 3.
Record_Id
Integer
4
Creator_Id
String
11
Create_Date
DateTime
8
Suspend_Date
DateTime
8
The date the campaign was
suspended. Applies only to
campaigns using a template.
Days_Suspended
Integer
4
The number of days a campaign
was suspended. Applies only to
campaigns using a template,
where the campaign is suspended
and then resumed after one day or
more.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Dynamic_Strat
Integer
2
0 = Static template
1 = Dynamic template
Note: A template becomes
dynamic after it has been assigned
to a campaign and then one or
more of the Steps has been
modified in that campaign.
Dynamic_Team
Integer
2
0 = Static team
1 = Dynamic team
Note: A team becomes dynamic
after it has been assigned to a
campaign and then a team
member is added or removed from
the team for that campaign.
Opp_Type
Integer
2
Opportunity or campaign type:
0 = Opportunity
10 = Fixed-date automated
campaign
15 = Ongoing automated
campaign
20 = Automated campaign from
web
30 = Traditional campaign
Comment
String
508
Any comments about the
campaign. Only the Campaign
Leader or MASTER user can modify
this field.
Completion_
Comment
String
508
Any comments related to the
completion of the campaign.
Applicable only if the Status is
complete, abandoned, or
suspended.
Last_Update_Date
DateTime
8
Date and time when the record
was last modified.
Updated_By_Id
String
11
TestStatus
Integer
4
Applies only to records where
Opp_Type = 10, 15, or 20.
Last_Opp_Id
String
23
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
ADMN_Users.User_
Id
Description and Rules
User_Id of the user who last
changed the campaign.
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Cont_Client_Id
String
24
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
Cont_Cont_No
Integer
4
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
NextAction
String
64
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
NextAction_
Projected
String
64
Applicable only when Opp_Type =
0.
Revenue_Currency_ String
Id
4
Not applicable to campaigns.
Revenue_Rate_
Type_Id
Integer
2
Reserved for future use. Do not
use.
Last_Cal_Date
DateTime
8
Not applicable to traditional
campaigns.
Calculated_Won_
Revenue
Float
8
Not applicable to traditional
campaigns.
Calculated_
InProgress_
Revenue
Float
8
Not applicable to traditional
campaigns.
Notify_Flag
Integer
4
Not applicable to traditional
campaigns.
AMGR_Opportunity_Link Table
The AMGR_Opportunity_Link Table links various opportunity- and traditional campaign-related
information with other tables. The type of information and tables it links depend on the value of
the “Type” field. The use of numerous fields in this table also depends on the value of the “Type”
field.
Table 14
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Physical Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Data_Machine_Id
Numeric
9
Sequence_Number
Numeric
9
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
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Physical Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Opp_Id
String
24
Opp_Number
Integer
4
AMGR_
Opportunity.(Opp_
Id, Opp_Number)
– or –
AMGR_Client.
(Client_Id, Contact_
Number)
Unique identifier of an
opportunity or campaign. System
generated. Opp_Number is always
0.
Refer to AMGR_Client(Client_Id,
Contact_Number) when Type =23.
Step_Id
Numeric
9
Unique identifier of the step the
activity belongs to. Mandatory
field. Cannot modify.
Activity_Id
Numeric
9
ID of the activity linked to the step.
Mandatory field. Value must
already exist in AMGR_OMS_
Object. Cannot modify.
If Type = 1: Unique identifier of the
activity. Otherwise, always 0.
Type
Integer
4
1 = Activity link for opportunity/
campaign step
2 = Step link for opportunity/
campaign
3 = Success factor standing link for
opportunity/campaign
4 = Success factor standing link for
opportunity role
5 = No longer used
8 = Competitor link for
opportunity
13 = Contact link for opportnity/
campaign role
14 = Related entry link
15 = Company Library folder or
document reference
20 = Partner link for opportunity
21 = Customer service notification
default user
22 = Customer service notification
user
23 = Partner link for Address Book
entry
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Physical Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Client_Id
String
24
Contact_Number
Integer
4
AMGR_
Opportunity_Link.
(Client_Id, Contact_
Number) = AMGR_
Client.
(Client_Id, Contact_
Number)
AMGR_
Opportunity_Link.
(MesName =
AMGR_User_Fields.
(Client_Id)
for Type_Id = 17 in
AMGR_User_Fields
Company or Individual that is
associated with the opportunity.
Mandatory field. Associated entry
must already exist in the AMGR_
Client table. Cannot modify.
Status
Integer
2
0 = New
1 = In progress
2 = In progress new
3 = Won
4 = Lost
5 = Abandoned
6 = Suspended
3337 = Not applied
3338 = Reviewed
3339 = Behind
3340 = On schedule
3341 = Ahead
3342 = Complete
3676 = Waiting
3677 = Applied (Hotlist entry must
exist with same Activity_Id)
Duration
Numeric
9
Duration of the activity or step, in
seconds. Value must be between 0
and 2,500,000,000.0.
Applicable only if Type = 1 or 2.
Cost
Float
8
Running total of the costs
associated with activities of the
opportunity. Value must be
between 0.0 and 9,999,999,999.0.
Applicable only if Type = 1 or 2.
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Physical Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Start_Date
DateTime
8
Date when the activity or step
starts. If left empty, defaults to the
system clock time. If 1, the date can
be updated by the OppLeader
only.
Applicable only if Type = 1, 2, or
15.
End_Date
DateTime
8
Date when the activity or step
ends.
Start_Time
DateTime
8
Time when the activity or step
starts. If 01/01/1900, not followed
by a time, then there is no start
time.
Icon_Type
Integer
2
0 = None
1 = Mail
2 = ToDo
3 = Phone
4 = Travel
5 = Sale
6 = Meal
7 = Presentation
8 = Speech
9 = Meeting
Note: Icons can be viewed when a
record is being created or
modified.
Alarm
Integer
2
0 = Alarm not set
1 = Alarm set
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Physical Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Alarm_Lead_Min
Integer
4
Lead time for alarm, in minutes.
Value must be between 0 and
5,000,000.0. Up to 999 complete
minutes, hours, days, or weeks can
be entered in the GUI. (No partial
minutes, days, or weeks.) Once 999
minutes has been reached the
number must first be rounded up
to the nearest whole hour and
then converted back to minutes. (I.
e., 1000 minutes is rejected but
1020 —17 hours— is accepted.)
Once 999 hours has been reached
the number must be converted to
days and then back to minutes. The
same theory applies once 999 days
and weeks have been reached.
Resp_Mem_Id
Integer
4
ID of the team member responsible
for activity.
Applicable only if Type = 1.
With_Role_Id
Numeric
9
ID of the role that this activity is to
be assigned to.
Applicable only if Type = 1.
Priority
String
4
Priority (HI, LOW, MED, etc.)
Applicable only if Type = 1.
Standing_Id
Numeric
9
ID of the Standing associated with
this role.
Applicable only if Type = 3, 4, or
15.
Score
Integer
2
Value (weight) of the success
factor standing. Valid values: 0–
100.
Applicable only if Type = 1, 3, 4, or
15.
MesName
String
256
For Type = 15, contains names of
folders, documents, and notes in
the Company Library.
For Type = 14 (related entries),
contains relation id. This field is
related to the Client_Id field in the
AMGR_User_Fields where Type_Id
= 60017.
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AMGR_Opportunity_Link Table
Physical Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Record_Id
Integer
4
Creator_Id
String
12
Create_Date
DateTime
8
Follow_Up_Task
Integer
2
Applicable only if Type = 1
(Activity):
0 = No follow-up task
1 = Follow-up task
Opp_Type
Integer
2
Record type:
0 = Opportunity
10 = Automatic campaign
15 = Automatic recurring
campaign
20 = Automatic campaign from
web
30 = Traditional campaign
NotReserved
String
22
Not in use.
Description
String
254
Description of the opportunity or
campaign.
ADMN_User_Details Table
The ADMN_User_Details table contains personal information on Maximizer users.
Table 15 ADMN_User_Details Table
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Record_Type
Integer
4
User_Id
String
11
Old_Password
String
511
User_MrMs
String
80
User_FirstName
String
80
User_Init
String
80
User_Name
String
80
User_Title
String
80
User_Salutation
String
80
User_Firm
String
80
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
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Field Name
Data Type
Len.
User_Route
String
80
User_Div
String
80
User_AddressLine1
String
80
User_AddressLine2
String
80
User_City
String
80
User_State_Province
String
80
User_Zip_Code
String
80
User_Country
String
80
User_Phone_1
String
22
User_Phone_1_Exte
nsion
String
22
User_Phone_2
String
22
User_Phone_2_Exte
nsion
String
22
User_Phone_3
String
22
User_Phone_3_Exte
nsion
String
22
User_Phone_4
String
22
User_Phone_4_Exte
nsion
String
22
User_Email_Address
String
120
User_WebSite
String
120
User_CustomField1
String
120
User_CustomField2
String
120
User_CustomField3
String
120
User_CustomField4
String
120
Creator_Id
String
12
Create_Date
DateTime
8
LastUpdate_Date
DateTime
8
User_ReadAccess
Integer
4
WindowLogin
String
33
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
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Table 15 ADMN_User_Details Table (Continued)
Field Name
Data Type
Len.
Display_Name
String
80
Record_Id
Integer
4
Reports_To
String
12
Foreign Table Ref.
Description and Rules
Not in use.
Note: The user’s display name is
stored in the AMGR_Resources Table.
The user ID of the person the user
reports to. This information is used in
organizational charts generated by
Maximizer.
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Use this list of terms to help familiarize yourself with the terminology
of Maximizer CRM.
Access Rights – security settings for users. Access rights control each
user’s permissions to read, insert, modify, or delete various types of
Maximizer entries. They also control general Maximizer privileges,
user roles, and allowed printing destinations. Access rights are
determined by the user’s access settings and the access settings of
any security groups the user belongs to.
Access Settings – there are two types of access settings: user access
settings and group access settings. Combined user and group access
settings determine a user’s access rights.
Accounting Link – a Maximizer add-on that enables users to
connect to QuickBooks , Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Sage 50
Accounts through Maximizer. For more information, refer to the
Accounting Link User’s Guide or the Maximizer website.
Address Book – a Maximizer database.
Address Book entry – a Company, Individual, or Contact in the
Maximizer Address Book.
Administrator – a Maximizer module in which the Address Book
administrator can perform system configuration and maintenance
for the Maximizer system and Address Books.
Administrator’s Guide – a Maximizer reference guide for system
administrators.
Advanced Import – importing an MXI or XML file into an Address
Book.
Application Server – see Maximizer Application Server.
automated campaign – a series of automated email messages,
faxes, or printed documents that Maximizer sends on a predefined
schedule. An automated campaign is based on an automated
campaign template.
Calendar – a Maximizer window in which you can manage your
appointments.
campaign template – a pre-defined strategy used by email and
traditional marketing campaigns. See automated campaign and
traditional campaign.
catalog – a product listing created using OrderDesk. You build your
catalog by adding sections and catalog items, and publish the catalog
on your web server.
catalog item – an individual product or service in your online
catalog.
catalog section – a category for classifying types of catalog items.
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Company – an Address Book entry used to record information for a
company or organization.
Company Library – a shared library of company literature.
Contact – an Address Book entry used to record information for an
individual person associated with a Company or Individual type of
Address Book entry.
Controlling window – a main Maximizer window, such as the
Address Book window, that determines what tabbed following
windows are displayed. The contents of the following window
depend on which entry is selected in the main controlling window.
Crystal Reports – a tool for generating reports. Crystal reports are
available for viewing and generation through the Reports tab in
Maximizer.
dashboards – components of Maximizer and Maximizer Web Access
that display real-time information on your company using
dashboard-style instrumentation.
default entry – an entry (such as an Address Book entry) containing
default field values that are propagated to new entries by default.
Escona – the Escona Address Book is a sample Address Book included
with a typical installation of Maximizer. Using the example of a
fictitious vintner in the Sonoma Valley, this Address Book
demonstrates many of Maximizer’s possibilities.
Following window – a tabbed sub-window of a controlling
window. The contents of the following window depend on which
entry is selected in the main controlling window. For example, the
Contacts window displays only those Contacts that belong to the
selected entry in the Address Book window.
Global Edit – a Maximizer operation that enables you to apply the
same change to multiple Maximizer entries simultaneously.
Holiday Editor – a tool in Administrator for adding holidays to the
Maximizer Calendar window.
Hotlist – a window in Maximizer used to display tasks and
appointments in a specific date range.
HTML – HyperText Markup Language. A document format used for
displaying web pages in a browser.
IIS – see Microsoft Internet Information Server.
intranet – an internal network—much like the Internet—that is selfcontained with the local area network (LAN). Frequently, a web
server is used to display pages that should be accessible only within
the company.
IP address – a number used to uniquely identify a specific computer
on a network. Every network-connected computer has an IP address.
In Maximizer, you use the IIS server’s IP address when you preview or
publish your online catalog.
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Knowledge base – a database containing articles pertaining to
solutions for customer service and/or technical issues.
lead – an Address Book entry that has been flagged as a potential
client or customer.
list – a listing of entries in Maximizer. You can create a list using a
search or by selecting specific entries and reducing the list to the
selection. Most activities are performed for the current list or the
current entry.
log in – the act of entering your user ID and password to gain access
to a Maximizer Address Book. The Login dialog box prompts you for
your user ID and password.
marketing team – used with campaigns to organize marketing
efforts in a team environment. Set up using Administrator.
MASTER user – the Address Book administrator’s user ID. This user
ID permits access to Administrator.
MaxExchange Site Manager – a utility for creating and managing
sales and marketing teams. MaxExchange Site Manager is accessed
through Administrator.
MaxExchange – a Maximizer program used to synchronize an
Address Book between a central server and remote distribution sites
via FTP, email, or a direct network connection.
Maximizer – a Maximizer module in which you can perform contact
management and sales force automation activities.
Maximizer Application Server – the principal Windows Server
where you install Maximizer.
Maximizer Remote Workstation (MaxExchange Remote) – a
computer that has the Maximizer client components installed and
connects to the Maximizer Application Server.
merge field – text inserted into a document or template that is
replaced by Address Book information during a mail merge. For
example, a merge field can be a Contact’s name, so you can
customize a letter’s salutation with the recipient’s name.
Microsoft Internet Information Server – Microsoft web server
software. Internet Information Server—or “IIS”—is used for many of
the Maximizer components.
Microsoft SQL Server – a database server used by Maximizer for
the Address Book data.
Microsoft Windows Server – the operating system used by the
servers.
note – a text document attached to Address Book entries, Contacts,
opportunities, and campaigns.
OLE – object linking and embedding (OLE) is a technology that
allows you to insert files, portions of files, and links to files into a
document or application. You can insert files in the Documents
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window and the Company Library. Double-clicking the file opens it in
the associated (and installed) application.
online – information that is “online” is sometimes used to describe
information on the Internet or on your computer screen. An “online”
user guide or “online” Help is documentation displayed on your
screen.
opportunity – an entry in Maximizer used to record an opportunity
to make a sale. Opportunities can organize a sales team using a
structured sales strategy.
OrderDesk – a window in Maximizer used to manage orders and
inquiries from your online catalog.
Outlook Synchronization – a Maximizer feature for synchronizing
some Maximizer entries, such as Address Book entries, between
Maximizer and Microsoft Outlook.
preferences – a collection of program options that allow users to
customize how Maximizer functions. Some preferences are set in
Administrator; some are set in the modules.
prospect – a potential customer. ListsNOW.com lets you acquire and
import lists of prospects. You can then use the data for your
marketing campaigns or sales prospecting activities.
related entries – an entry that records a relationship between two
Address Book entries. For example, one Address Book entry might be
an accountant for another Address Book entry, which could be
recorded as a related entry in Maximizer.
sales team – a team created using Administrator to support teambased work on sales opportunities in Maximizer.
search engine – a website on the Internet that keeps a searchable
index of websites. You can register your website with a search
engine so customers can find your site by performing a search.
Examples of search engines are Google and Yahoo!.
security group – a set of access settings for a subset of Maximizer
users.
strategies – a structured, team-based approach to pursuing sales
opportunities. Strategies define the steps, activities, and roles
involved in successfully completing a sale.
SMTP – an SMTP server is a server used for outgoing Internet email.
SQL – see Microsoft SQL Server.
template – a file that outlines the design for a document, email
message, or web page. Maximizer uses templates for word processor
documents, and for automated activities that belong to automated
campaigns. Templates can contain merge fields for bulk mailings.
Also, see Campaign Template.
traditional campaign – used to organize a marketing effort,
including a marketing team’s steps, activities, and roles.
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transaction processing – credit card transactions can be processed
from your online catalog using a transaction processing company.
UNC – Universal Naming Convention. A kind of network path used to
locate files and folders. An example of a UNC path is
“\\Escona\MxServer\”.
user-defined field – a custom field used to record additional “userdefined” information for Address Book entries, opportunities,
campaigns, customer service cases, and users.
user ID – a name that uniquely identifies a Maximizer user. Users
must enter their user ID and password in order to gain access to a
Maximizer Address Book.
virtual directory – an IIS folder that “points” to a physical location
on the server. The contents of the physical folder that the virtual
directory refers to is accessible to the Internet or intranet via the IIS
server.
Windows Server – see Microsoft Windows Server.
wizard – a series of interactive screens that walk you through the
steps necessary to perform an action or procedure in a program.
Index
A
access rights 195, 257
about 526
Customer Access 279
for Address Book entries 39
for currencies 193
for launching Crystal Reports 354, 356
accessing
Customer Access 279
Escona Tutorial Address Book 271, 275, 279
Maximizer Web Access 271
Partner Access 275
Wireless Access 283
account managers 44, 46
Accounting Link
about 7
accounting notes 106
Accounting window 18
accounts
adding 336
recording for dates 337
ACSII format
exporting in 422, 425
ACT! databases
importing 429
importing from 432
Action Plan Library permissions 144
Action Plans 144
scheduling 146
templates 144
Actions menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 458
activities
adding to automated campaign templates 221
assigning to team members and roles 214
in automated campaigns 219, 235, 243
in entries 148
in opportunities 186, 190
in traditional campaigns 207
reviewing in automated campaigns 237
suspending in automated campaigns 236
Activities tab 148
activity logs, in MaxExchange Remote 415–416
adding 336, 375
Address Book entries 36, 287
appointments 141, 158, 311
automated campaigns 229
catalogs 382
coloring rules 101
column setups 98
Contacts 288
currencies 193
customer service cases 249, 251
documents 113
entries to Favorite Lists 316
Favorite Lists 94
Hotlist tasks 134, 158
income/expense accounts 336–337
indicators to dashboards 346
items to catalogs 383
journal notes 112
knowledge base articles 265
notes 108
opportunities 183
sections to catalogs 382
tasks 311
to Favorite Lists 96
to the Company Library 127
traditional campaigns 211
user-defined fields 65
addition, in user-defined fields 71
Address Book
Escona Tutorial 271, 275, 279
Address Book entries 22, 32
access rights 39
Action Plans for 146
activities for 148
adding 36, 38, 165
appointments for 136, 140
defaults 83
documents in 113
email for 154, 168
email reminders for appointments with 139
exporting 421, 423
global edits 90
Hotlist tasks for 132
importing 430
in automated campaigns 239
in Favorite Lists 94
in Partner Access 276
in Wireless Access 285–289
logging notes for 106
modifying 35, 41
organizational charts for 54
phoning 50
related entries 42
searching for 84
synchronizing with Microsoft Outlook 172
transferring 437
unlinking 44
user-defined fields for 58
viewing 35, 171
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Address Book list 34
Address Book OrderDesk following window 374
Address Book window 15, 33
Address Books
backing up 418
connecting to 20
opening 19
Administrator
about 5
ADMN_User_Details table (SQL) 521
advanced export to Microsoft Excel 360
alarms
for appointments 139, 141
for Hotlist tasks 133
aligning territories 47
all fields search 85
column setups in 98
Allow export privelege 360
alphanumeric user-defined fields 60
functions for 72
alternate addresses 41
AMGR_Appointments view (SQL) 486
AMGR_Client view (SQL) 477
AMGR_CSCases view (SQL) 498
AMGR_Notes view (SQL) 495
AMGR_Opportunity view (SQL) 504
AMGR_Opportunity_Link table (SQL) 516
AMGR_Resources table (SQL) 494
analysis reports 359
AND operator in formula user-defined fields 82
applications
opening from custom actions 327
appointments 136
adding 141, 158
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 173
in Action Plans 144
in Hotlist 132
in My Work Day 25
in Wireless Access 309–312
personal 159
synchronizing with Microsoft Outlook 172
viewing 139, 148
arithmetic in user-defined fields 71
ASCII format
exporting to 427
assigning
cases 303
customer service cases 252
Hotlist tasks to users 135
territories 46–47
attachments in email 153, 223
Automated Campaign Template Library 219
automated campaign templates
messages 224
automated campaigns 203
activities 219
activities in 235
adding 229
adding activities to templates 221
creating templates 219
example of email message 228
fixed-date 204
merge fields 227
messages 224
ongoing 204
resuming 243
reviewing activities 237
status 242
subscribers in 239
suspending 242
templates 218
testing 243
viewing 232
Automated Campaigns window 15
average
function for dashboard indicators 344
B
backing up 418, 420
Address Books 418
backing up Address Book 90
basic fields
coloring entries by 101
displaying 98
searching by 84
billing for customer service cases 255
BlackBerry 3
blind carbon copy (Bcc) 222
BMP file format
in the Company Library 124
bookmarks 273
browsers, for Wireless Access 282
C
Calendar 136
preferences 143
calendar
holidays in 420
in Wireless Access 309–312
Calendar window 16, 136
Calendar/Hotlist preferences 132
caller ID 439
Campaign Message Editor 224, 226
Campaign_Opened_Email_Tracking_URL merge field 227
Campaign_Redirect_URL merge field 223, 227
Campaign_Remove_Subscriber_URL merge field 227
campaigns 22, 202
Index
activities for 148
adding documents to 113
appointments for 136, 139
filtering 204
Hotlist tasks for 132
logging notes for 106
scheduling Action Plans for 146
searching for 84
traditional 203
user-defined fields for 58
Campaigns window 15, 204
carbon copy (Cc) 222
Case_Solution_Note merge field 255
cases
in Partner Access 278
in Wireless Access 300–304
monitoring 257
catalog, for all fields searches 85
catalogs 382
adding 382
for exports 426
items in 383
sections in 382
categories
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 172
in Microsoft Outlook 175
ceiling function 79
central Address Book
folder 390
installing at a distribution site 395
updating 394, 398
Chart wizard 366
classic window layout 324
Click Throughs
for dashboard indicators 346
Clipper 429
CMGR_Auto_Campaign_Accounts table (SQL) 498
color scales 360
coloring rules 101
applying 103
creating 101
in export to Microsoft Excel 360
column reports 359
column setups 98
campaigns 204
creating 98
in all fields searches 88
in export to Microsoft Excel 360
in Favorite Lists 94
retrieving 100
columns, sorting by 22
commands
locating 449
Companies 32
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adding 36
Contacts in 37
Company Announcement Authors security group 25
company announcements 25
Company Library 124
adding to 127
company announcements in 25
in Wireless Access 313–315
organizing 127
sending documents from 315
sending email from 129
Company Library window 17, 125
Company view (SQL) 482
comparing values in formula user-defined fields 81
competitors 184
completing
activities in opportunities 191
Hotlist tasks 133
complex sales 180
conditional formatting 360
confidence rating 183
Confirm when creating Contact, in Microsoft Outlook 163, 165
Confirm when saving email, in Microsoft Outlook 163, 170
connecting to Address Books 20
Contacts 32
adding 37, 288
assigning to campaign roles 213
associating with cases 291
converting to Individuals 42
exporting 421
in customer service cases 249
in strategy roles 190
user-defined fields for 62
Contacts window 17
contents help 28
controlling windows 473
controls
for dashboard indicators 345
copying
notes from Windows Clipboard 108
Corel Word Perfect
integration 121
mail merge 120
corporate currency 193–194
corporate reports
creating 354
counters
resetting for automated campaign activities 237
creating
automated campaign templates 219
custom actions 328
dashboards 342
graphs 363
item table merge fields 380
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credit cards 385
Crystal Report Users security group 354, 356
Crystal Reports 197, 354
corporate reports 354
data population 470
database drivers 471
opening from Maximizer 354
personal reports 356
SQL views and tables 477
user-defined field tables and views 471
CS.Assigned_To merge field 260
CS.Case_Number merge field 259
CS.Case_Solution merge field 260
CS.Case_Solution_Note merge field 260
CS.Client_Name merge field 259
CS.Contact_Name merge field 259
CS.Resolved_By merge field 260
CS.Resolved_Date merge field 260
CS.Resolved_Time merge field 260
CS.Subject merge field 259
CSCases view (SQL) 502
CSV format
exporting to 423, 426
importing from 430, 432
currencies 193
adding 193
Currency Library 193
custom actions 327
creating 328
Custom Actions tab 328
custom notes 107
custom window layout 324
Custom_Child 392
Custom_Independent 392
Customer Access 8, 279
customer service cases 22
about 246
activities for 148
adding 167, 249, 251
appointments for 136, 139
assigning/escalating 252
defaults 83
documents in 113
exporting 421, 426
global edits 90
Hotlist tasks for 132, 254
importing 433
in Favorite Lists 94
logging notes for 106
resolving 254
scheduling Action Plans for 146
searching for 84
status of 252
user-defined fields for 58
viewing 247
customer service managers 252
customer service notes 106
Customer Service permissions 257
customer service representatives 252
Customer Service window 16, 246
customers
Customer Access 279
notifying about cases 257
customizing
interface 324
D
daily view, for Calendar 136
Dashboard 340
indicators 343
dashboards
adding indicators to 346
creating 342
importing 352
in My Work Day 25
in Wireless Access 317
modifying 352
viewing 340
data bars 360
data packets. See packets
database
drivers for reports 471
user-defined field tables and views 471, 476
Date function 76
date user-defined fields 60
functions for 76
dates
keyboard shortcuts 465
Day function 77
Dayofweek function 77, 82
dBASE 429
importing from 432
default addresses 41
default case monitors 257
default entries 83
default notes 109
default opportunity monitors 195
default passwords 19
detailed reports 359
devices, for Wireless Access 282
dialog boxes
keyboard shortcuts 465
dial-up connection, using FTP 409
dial-up email, scheduling 413
dictionary files 420
dictionary/holiday files 420
disabled users
Index
in organizational charts 55
discounts
in sales quotes 377
disk, saving and importing packets to 402
displaying entries 24
Distribution List Manager 389
distribution site
and central Address Book 395
defined 391
division, in user-defined fields 71
DOC file format
for automated campaign activities 222
for automated campaign messages 224
for knowledge base articles 267
in the Company Library 124
document knowledge base articles 261
adding 266
documentation 27
documents 112
adding 113
creating 117
exporting 422, 427
in the Company Library 127
in the Maximizer Word Processor 116
in Wireless Access 308
saving email as 156
viewing 113
Documents window 18, 112
draft knowledge base articles 264
drivers
PBX 440
TAPI 439
E
ecBuilder 385
Edit menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 453
Edit tab 453
email 152
Address Book entries from 38
appointments/tasks from 158
clients 160
composing 153
customer service cases from 251
in automated campaigns 235
in Wireless Access 293, 308, 315
options 156
preferences 161
reminders for appointments 139
saving 169
sending 129, 168
sending knowledge base articles 267
setting up 160
templates 157
transferring by 436
email activity 221
email addresses
validating in automated campaigns 231
email messages
retrieving entries that have opened 238
tracking entries that open, for campaigns 227
email notes 106
email notifications
for appointments 142
Email Opened Unique, automated campaign statistic 236
Email Opened, automated campaign statistic 236
Email window 17, 152
integrating with email system 160
enabling
OrderDesk 374
encrypted user-defined fields 60, 421, 436
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entries
keyboard shortcuts 465
escalating cases 303
escalating, customer service cases 252
Escona Tutorial Address Book 271, 275, 279
eStore 385
ETF file format
for automated campaign activities 222
for automated campaign messages 224
for automated campaigns 227
for templates 259
exact phone number matching 441
executive reports 359
expenses 335–337
Expenses window 335
expired knowledge base articles 264
exporting 421
customer service cases 426
from catalogs 384
in text formats 423
in XML format 421
knowledge base articles 428
saving to catalogs 426
to Microsoft Excel 360
F
F1 help 27
Favorite Lists 94
adding/removing entries 96
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 172, 175
at Address Book startup 34, 95
column setups in 98
creating 94
in automated campaigns 230
in Wireless Access 316
retrieving 96
viewing 97
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favorites 273
fax activities 235
resetting counters for 237
fax activity 221
fields 476
file formats
of knowledge base articles 267
File menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 449
files
opening from custom actions 327
filtering
activities 148
entries 22
notes 107
opportunities 180
First_Name merge field 118
fiscal year 199
fixed date campaigns 204
fixed-date campaigns 239
floor function 80
folders
for user-defined fields 63–64
in the Company Library 127
following windows 13, 204, 246
Address Book OrderDesk 374
for Hotlist window 132
Opportunities 180
Related Entries 42
User-Defined Fields 59
follow-up activities
for phone calls 50
in opportunities 191
follow-up deadlines 132, 249
footers
in graphs 367
forecast analysis reports 359
formula user-defined fields 60, 70
alphanumeric functions 72
arithmetic expressions in 71
conditional expressions in 81
date functions 76
exporting 422, 427
numeric functions 79
FoxBase 429
FoxPro 429
FTP
changing MaxExchange password 410
transport session 397, 399
troubleshooting connections 408
full access
for Address Book entries 39
for appointments/tasks 143
full-text search 263
G
gauges
in dashboard indicators 345
GIF file format
in the Company Library 124
global Address Books 19
global edits 90
glossary 526
GoldMine databases
importing 429
importing from 432
Graph Catalog 370
graphs 361
appearance 366
creating 363
customizing 368
in other applications 369
launching as custom actions 327
merge fields 367
saving settings 370
group appointments
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 174
Group Edition 9
Group Edition, of Maximizer CRM 19–20
group indicators 345
groups 448
H
headers
in graphs 367
help 27
Help menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 462
history notes 106
Holiday Editor 527
holiday files 420
Home tab 449, 453, 458
Hotlist 132
follow-up activities in 50
in Wireless Access 309–312
of sales team members 185
preferences 143
Hotlist tasks 132
adding 134, 158
in Action Plans 144
in Calendar 137
in customer service cases 250, 254
in My Work Day 25
personal 159
reassigning 135
viewing 133, 148
Hotlist window 16, 132
HTML format
for automated campaign activities 222
Index
for automated campaign messages 224
for automated campaigns 227
for email 153, 158
for knowledge base articles 267
for notes 108
for templates 259
in the Company Library 124
hyperlinks
in email 153
in notes 108
I
icon bar
adjusting 325
icon sets 360
ID
for traditional campaigns 211
If expressions in formula user-defined fields 81
importing 429
Address Book entries 430
field mapping 432
in two-tiers 432
knowledge base articles 435
MXI and XML files 433
to catalogs 384
income 335
adding 336
recording 337
incoming call notes 106
incoming calls 52
indicators 343
adding to dashboards 346
Click Throughs 346
controls 345
customizing 350
functions for 344
moving 351
resizing 351
search catalog 344
SQL metrics for 344
Individuals 32
adding 36
Contacts for 37
converting to Companies 42
inquiries
online 385
inserting
item table merge fields 381
interface 448
internal knowledge base articles 264
Internet transport, converting outgoing packets 400
ISO codes, for currencies 193
item table merge fields 379
creating 380
inserting 381
items
adding to catalogs 383
items, in user-defined fields 67–68
J
Journal
keyboard shortcuts 466
journal
about 110
adding notes 112
Journal window
windows
Journal 111
JPG file format
in the Company Library 124
K
Key Fields 62
in Address Book entries 37
in automated campaigns 232
in customer service cases 249
in opportunities 183
keyboard shortcuts 463
KIN files
importing 352
knowledge base 261
in Partner Access 275
knowledge base articles 261
adding 265
exporting 428, 435
file formats of 267
linking customer service cases to 256
viewing 262
Knowledge Base window 16, 261
KnowledgeSync, Workflow Automation 6
L
landing page URL
retrieving entries that have visited 239
tracking entries that visit 227
landing page URLs 223, 232
languages
changing for spell checker 445
lead times, for alarms and reminders 139
leader
of marketing team 212
leaders
quotas for 200
Len function 72
list controls
in dashboard indicators 345
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lists
keyboard shortcuts 465
local Address Books 19
locations, in appointments 136, 140
logging
changes to territory status 46
email for Address Book entries 157
for Microsoft Word integration 122
for transfers 438
notes for global edits 90
phone calls 50
preferences 106
logs
AddressBookName_log.txt 416
AddressBookName_packlog.txt 416
in MaxExchange Remote 415
troubleshooting 415
Lotus cc:Mail 160
Lotus cc:mail
setting up 161
Lotus Mail 160
Lotus mail
setting up 161
Lotus Notes 160
M
macros
keyboard shortcuts 467
launching as custom actions 327
mail merge 120
mailing rules 92
mail-out notes 106
mandatory fields 61–62
manual notes 106
MAPI (Messaging Application Programming Interface) 160
maps 49
in Wireless Access 289
Marketing Plans tab 148
marketing teams 212
assigning activities to members 214
assigning to traditional campaigns 213
MASTER user 391
MaxAlarm 7
MaxExchange 6
and Maximizer Email Transfer 436
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 174
importing distribution field 434
synchronizing traditional campaigns 211
MaxExchange Remote 19
activity log (AddressBookName_log.txt) 416
defined 389
installing central Address Book 395
troubleshooting logs 415
updates 394
MaxExchange Server 388
Maximizer
about 5
companion applications 6
editions 9
modules 5
Maximizer button 448–449, 462
Maximizer CRM 12
Maximizer Email Service 139
maximizer entries
for searches 85
Maximizer Live Update 444
Maximizer ODBC
driver for Crystal Reports 471
user-defined fields 476
Maximizer Spell Checker
changing languages for 445
Maximizer Web Access
about 8
accessing 271
Maximizer Word Processor 114, 259
about documents and templates 116
adding item table merge fields in 381
creating documents 117
item table merge fields in 379
mail merge 120
merge fields 119
window 115
maximum
function for dashboard indicators 344
MaxMobile 3, 7
MaxSync for Microsoft Exchange 174
member
of marketing team 212
member with edit rights
of marketing team 212
merge fields
about 118
adding to email templates 158
adding to Microsoft Word documents 121
examples in automated campaigns 228
for campaigns 227
for customer service 259
for OrderDesk entries 379
in email activities 223
in email messages 155
in graphs 367
in mail merge 120
in the Maximizer Word Processor 119
unlinking 123
MESG format
for caller ID 439
Message Body Library 224
messages
Index
creating for campaigns 225
example for automated campaigns 228
in automated campaigns 224
MET format 436, 438
Microsoft Dynamics GP 7
Microsoft Excel 124, 267, 360, 423
Microsoft Exchange Server 160
Microsoft Outlook 160
field mapping from 432
setting up 161
synchronizing with 172
Microsoft Outlook Integration
and MaxExchange 174
and MaxSync for Microsoft Exchange 174
Microsoft Outlook integration 162
adding Address Book entries from 165
adding customer service cases from 167
saving email to Address Book entries 169
sending email to Address Book entries 168
setting up 164
viewing Address Book entries from 171
Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 172
appointments and tasks 173
mapping phone numbers 177
setting up categories in Outlook 175
setting up in Maximizer 175
synchronizing manually 178
Microsoft PowerPoint 124, 267
Microsoft SQL Server
driver for Crystal Reports 471
Reporting Service Viewer 6
Microsoft SQL Server, Full-Text Search engine 263
Microsoft TAPI 439
Microsoft Word 124, 267
adding item table merge fields in 381
item table merge fields in 379
Microsoft Word integration 121, 381
inserting merge fields 121
mail merge 120
sending documents to printers 122
Mid function 73
minimum
function for dashboard indicators 344
MODEM.INF file 440
modems 53
TAPI 440
Modify Appointment dialog box 139
modify permissions 195, 257
modifying
Address Book entries 276
entries in Wireless Access 290
monitoring
cases 257
opportunities 195
Month function 78
monthly view, for Calendar 136
MSG file format
in the Company Library 124
MTI file format
for web inquiry forms 332
multi-currency 184, 193
multiplication, in user-defined fields 71
MXD file format
in the Company Library 124
MXI format
exporting in 422
exporting to 426, 428
importing from 433, 435
My Work Day 25
My Work Day window 15
My_Company merge field 259
My_Name merge field 259
N
navigating
Partner Access 275
Wireless Access 284
NOT operator in formula user-defined fields 82
notes 106
adding 108
default 109
exporting 422, 424, 427
in journal window 112
in the Company Library 128
in Wireless access 306–307
keyboard shortcuts 466
logging 106, 122
logging with entries in global edits 90
saving email as 156
types 106
notes report 106
Notes window 18, 107
notifications
for appointments 141
Novell GroupWise 160
setting up 161
numeric user-defined fields 61
functions for 79
in advanced export to Excel 360
O
ODBC driver, for Crystal Reports 471
On Schedule success factor 190
One email, option in email 156
ongoing campaigns 204, 239
opening
Address Books 19
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Opportunities
folowing window 180
opportunities 22, 180
activities for 148
adding 183
appointments for 136, 139
defaults 83
documents in 113
exporting 421
global edits 90
Hotlist tasks for 132
in Favorite Lists 94
in Wireless Access 295–299
logging notes for 106
monitoring 195
scheduling Action Plans for 146
searching for 84
strategies for 189
synchronizing 393
user-defined fields for 58
viewing 181
Opportunities permissions 195
Opportunities window 15, 180
opportunity notes 107
Opportunity Pipeline report 197
OR operator in formula user-defined fields 82
OrderDesk 374
catalogs 382
credit card processing 385
enabling 374
item table merge fields 379
online orders/inquiries 385
OrderDesk window 17, 374
orders
online 385
organizational charts 54
for Maximizer users 55
modifying 55
Organizer 429
outgoing call notes 107
Outlook style window layout 324
P
packets
converting for Internet transport 400
restricting size of 401
saving to disk 402
Partner Access 8, 275
accessing 275
Address Book entries 276
cases 278
partners
access to sales leads 37
in opportunities 184
notifying about cases 195
Partner Access 275
passwords 19
default 19
Escona Tutorial Address Book 271, 275, 279
MaxExchange FTP 415
pausing
traditional campaigns 217
PBX drivers 440
PDF file format
for reports 358
in the Company Library 124
PDF format
for online manuals 29
Peg Board 139, 141
People view (SQL) 484
permissions
Action Plan Library 144
Customer Service 257
Opportunities 195
quotas 200
User-defined field setup 65
personal appointments 136, 145, 159
personal Hotlist tasks 134, 145, 159
personal preferences 96
personal reports
creating 356
Personal window 17
phone calls 50
automatic dialing 53
in Wireless Access 289
keyboard shortcuts 466
receiving 52
TAPI 439
transfering 53
with Address Book entries 50
phone numbers
mapping for Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 177
matching with TAPI 440
Political Alignment success factor 190
PPT file format
in the Company Library 124
PPT, file format 267
preferences 322
Calendar/Hotlist 132, 143
distribution 406
logging 106
Wireless Access 318
prefixes, for user-defined field SQL views 471
print activities
resetting counters for 237
print activity 221
printing 358
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activities in automated campaigns 235
in My Work Day 25
Microsoft Word documents 122
priority
for appointments 141
private appointments 139
priveleges
Allow export 360
probability of close 192
processing immediate updates 398
products/services
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 172
progress indicator 190, 192
public
access to Address Book entries 40
published knowledge base articles 264
Q
Quick Backup 418
quick backup 418
quick search
in Wireless Access 286
QuickBooks 7
quotas 198
templates 199
Quotas window 15, 198
R
range
function for dashboard indicators 344
read access
for appointments/tasks 143
readl access
for Address Book entries 39
Recent Entries
displaying 325
record count
function for dashboard indicators 344
recording 337
recurring appointments 139
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 173
recurring tasks
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 173
related entries 42
Related Entries following window 42
reminders, for appointments 139
remote sales teams 181
remote servers 391
removing
entries from Favorite Lists 96
subscribers from campaigns 240
values in global edits 90
Reporter
opening from dashboards 346
reports 358
notes 106
Opportunity Pipeline 197
types 359
user-defined field tables and views 476
Reports menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 461
Reports tab 461
resetting
counters for automated campaign activities 237
resolving cases 303
resolving customer service cases 254
resources, in appointments 136, 140
restricting size of packets 401
resuming
activities in automated campaigns 236
resuming automated campaigns 243
retrieving
lists of subscribers for automated campaigns 238
lists of subscribers for campaigns 238
retrying
activities in automated campaigns 237
revenue 198
currency for opportunities 193
reviewing
activities in automated campaigns 237
ribbons 448
keyboard shortcuts 464
roles
assigning activities to 214
assigning Contacts to in traditional campaigns 213
in strategies 186
in traditional campaigns 207
Sales Manager 44
rolling date ranges 86
Round function 80
RTF file format
for reports 358
in the Company Library 124
S
Sage 50 Accounts 7
sales alert reports 359
sales leads 32
accesible to partners 37
adding 36–37
Sales Manager user role 44, 47, 199
Sales Plans tab 148
sales quotes 375
discounts in 377
shipping and tax 378
sales teams 180, 185
in Wireless Access 298
saving
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knowledge base articles 267
packets to disk 402
searches to catalog 88
scheduling
Action Plans 146
options for dial-up mail 413
strategies for opportunities 189
transport method options 403
SDM format 440
search by all fields 85
search catalog 85
for dashboard indicators 344
for graphs 370
retrieving searches from 89
running searches as custom actions 327
saving searches in 88
Search function 73
Search menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 456
Search tab 456, 459
searching 84
all fields 85
by basic fields 84
by notes 106
for journal entries 111
for knowledge base articles 263
in the Email page 152
in Wireless Access 285, 295, 300
undoing 90
security groups
Company Announcement Authors 25
selecting entries 23
sending email
in Wireless Access 293, 315
Separately, option in email 156
Server computer 388
Service_Computer_Name merge field 227
setting up
troubleshooting logs 415
Setup tab 449, 453, 461
shipping
in sales quotes 378
Show blank fields 61
Show hidden fields 61
Show hidden items 68
single-value table user-defined fields 93
sites
about 3, 8, 270
Customer Access 279
Maximizer Web Access 271
Partner Access 275
Wireless Access 282
size, restricting for packets 401
smart phone number matching 440
sorting
lists 22
user-defined fields 64
spelling 153
checking in notes 109
SQL metrics
for dashboard indicators 344
SQL tables
ADMN_User_Details 521
AMGR_Opportunity_Link 516
AMGR_Resources 494
CMGR_Auto_Campaign_Accounts 498
SQL views
AMGR_Appointment 486
AMGR_Client 477
AMGR_CSCases 498
AMGR_Notes 495
AMGR_Opportunity 504
Company 482
CSCases 502
People 484
standard knowledge base articles 261
adding 265
starting MaxExchange Remote 395
statistics, for automated campaigns 235
status
of automated campaigns 242
of customer service cases 252
of knowledge base articles 264–265
of opportunities 184
of traditional campaigns 212
status bar 14
Status Filter 246
steps
applying/working in traditional campaigns 216
in traditional campaigns 207
steps, in strategies 186
strategies
components of 186
Hotlist tasks in 132
in opportunities 184, 186, 189
Strategy Library 186, 188
subscribers
retrieving for automated campaigns 238
reviewing automated campaign activities for 237
subscribers, in automated campaigns 238–240, 243
Substitute function 74
subtraction, in user-defined fields 71
success factors, in strategies 186
sum
function for dashboard indicators 344
suspending
activities in automated campaigns 236
suspending, automated campaigns 242
Index
synchronization times, setting on Remote 403
synchronizing
data with MaxExchange 392–394
manually with Microsoft Outlook 178
with Microsoft Outlook 172
system fields 62
T
tab-delimited format
exporting to 423, 426
importing from 432
table user-defined fields 61
adding items to 67
exporting 421, 427
in export to Microsoft Excel 360
modifying items in 68
removing values in global edits 90
tabs 448
TAPI 439
called ID 439
configuring 442
exact phone number matching 441
phone number matching 440
smart phone number matching 440
task notes 107
tasks
and Microsoft Outlook Synchronization 173
in Wireless Access 309–312
synchronizing with Microsoft Outlook 172
tax
in sales quotes 378
team leaders 185
team members 185, 190
team members with edit rights 185
teams
marketing 212
quotas for 200
Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI) 50, 53
templates
about 116
creating for automated campaigns 219
for Action Plans 144
for automated campaigns 218
for email messages 157
for email notification 195, 257
for traditional campaigns 206
quotas 199
traditional campaigns 209
terms, glossary of 526
territories
aligning 47
assigning manually 46
quotas for 200
setting up 44
Territory Management 44
aligning territories 47
matching territory rules to entries 44
unaligning entries 47
territory status 44, 46
testing automated campaigns 243
Text function 74
text, email format 153
TIF file format
in the Company Library 124
time zones 150
timed notes 107
title bar 22
Tools menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 459
Tools tab 459
tooltips
displaying 325
for custom toolbars 330
Total unique clicks 232
Total URL Visited, automated campaign statistic 236
Traditional Campaign Template Library 209
traditional campaign templates
Hotlist tasks in 132
traditional campaigns 203
adding 211
applying/working steps 216
assigning activities to members and roles 214
assigning Contacts to roles 213
components 207
example 208
pausing 217
templates 206, 209
tradtional campaigns
assigning marketing teams to 213
tranferring
logging for 438
transaction journaling 391
transfer log notes 107
transfer summary report 438
transfering calls 53
transferring 436
Address Book entries 437
rules for 436
troubleshooting logs for MaxExchange Remote 415
TSPI 439
two-tier importing 432
TXT file format
for automated campaign messages 224
for automated campaigns 227
for knowledge base articles 267
in the Company Library 124
TXT format
exporting to 423
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V
unaligned entries 47
undoing searches 90
Unicode format
exporting in 422
exporting to 427
UniModemV 439
Unique opened emails 232
unlinking entries 44
Unsubscribed, automated campaign statistic 236
Unsubscribes 232
unsuccessful Address Book entries
retrieving lists for automated campaings 238
updates, receiving for MaxExchange Remote 394
updating
Maximizer 444
updating central Address Book 394, 398
URL Visited Unique, automated campaign statistic 236
URL Visited, automated campaign statistic 236
user-defined field reports 359
User-defined field setup permissions 65
user-defined fields 58, 391
adding 233
coloring entries by 101
creating 65
database tables and views 471, 476
displaying 98
exporting 421, 427
folders for 64
formula 70
importing 430
in automated campaigns 233
in customer service cases 250
in opportunities 184
in traditional campaigns 211
in Wireless Access 305
modifying 66
searching 85
setting up 63
sorting 64
types 60
using to launch files/applications 327
User-Defined Fields following window 59
User-Defined Fields tab 60
User-Defined Fields window 18
users
appointments for 137, 140
Hotlist tasks for 132–133, 135
notifying about cases 195, 257
organizational charts for 55
selecting to monitor cases 257
selecting to monitor opportunities 195
user-defined fields for 58
validating email/ fax in automated campaigns 231
Value function 75
vCards 160
View bar 22
View in Address Book 180
View menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 455
View tab 455, 459, 461
viewing
appointments 139
automated campaigns 232
customer service cases 247
dashboards 340
documents 113
Favorite Lists for entries 97
knowledge base articles 262
opportunities 181
subscribers of automated campaigns 238
time in world locations 150
views
for user-defined fields 471
VIM (Vendor Independect Messaging) 160
virtual directories
for web forms 334
W
web access sites
about 3, 8, 270
Customer Access 279
Maximizer Web Access 271
Partner Access 275
Wireless Access 282
web browsers 273
Web Inquiry Form wizard 332
web inquiry forms 332
direct insert 334
requirements 333
Web menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 459
website
linking to custom actions 327
weekly list view, for Calendar 136
weekly view, for Calendar 136
Window menu, in Maximizer CRM 10.5 461
windows
Address Book 33
Calendar 136
Campaigns 204
controlling 473
Customer Service 246
Email 152
Expenses 335
Hotlist 132
keyboard shortcuts 463
Index
Knowledge Base 261
layout 324
Maximizer Word Processor 115
Opportunities 180
OrderDesk 374
overview 15
Quotas 198
Windows Bitmap
for graphs 370
Windows Clipboard
copying note text from 108
Windows Metafile
for graphs 370
Windows Server 334
Wireless Access
about 8, 282
Address Book entries 285–289
calendar 309–312
Categories 292
Company Library 313–315
customer service cases 300–304
dashboards 317
documents 308
Favorite Lists 316
logging in 283
modifying entries 290
navigating 284
notes 306–307
opportunities 295–299
preferences 318
Products/Services 292
sending email 293
tasks 309–312
user-defined fields 305
wizards
Web Inquiry Form 332
Workflow Automation powered by KnowledgeSync 6
World Clock 150
X
XLS file format
in the Company Library 124
XLS, file format 267
XML file format
for web inquiry forms 332
XML format
exporting Address Book entries in 421
exporting to 426, 428
importing from 432–433, 435
Y
Year function 78
yes/no user-defined fields 61, 68
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