In December 2016, the world got to know that Microsoft acquired LinkedIn. Now we can see the first results of this deal – Microsoft has announced that Dynamics 365 for Sales is integrated with the LinkedIn Sales Navigator.
The new LinkedIn solution is a widget, which integrates into your dashboard and consists of 2 parts – a member profile and a company profile.
A LinkedIn member profile allows you to get general information and some insights about your prospect. It also helps you to find the best ways to get introduced to your prospect as well as proposes a list of related leads based on your target audience.
A LinkedIn company profile provides information on recommended leads, connections and latest news.
Seems like a nice feature, huh? But what does it mean for salespeople?
More quality information about prospects
With the help of the LinkedIn Sales Navigator, you can see all recent activities of your prospects – what they posted, liked or discussed. This feature makes a research on your target much easier and faster. It gives you all necessary information to start a conversation with the prospect, which, as we all know, may lead to the desired close.
Save time spent on researching prospects
You can get all of the LinkedIn benefits without leaving your Dynamics 365 for Sales environment. No more switching from D365 to a browser – you can get access to the information right from your dashboard.
Easier access to prospects
A feature called TeamLink allows you to discover the best ways to get introduced to your prospect. For example, it can show you who among your existing LinkedIn network has connections with your target. This can be a good start for building successful business relationships.
The new LinkedIn Sales Navigator will be available in July. Contact us to make sure that you have the latest Dynamics 365 for Sales version to get all the benefits from this Microsoft-LinkedIn partnership.
Alina Hura, Digital Content Creator, WebSan Solutions Inc., a 2014 Ontario Business Achievement Award Winner for Service Excellence