Archive for February, 2009

Using the New Merge to Google Docs Feature

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

With the addition of the new merge to Google Docs capability in Heap CRM, I thought it would be good to cover both the creation of a template and a typical use.

Ok, so the obvious use of this feature it to create a whole bunch of letters or something all at once. The less obvious use is to create templates for common correspondence. For instance, here is my standard letter to new partners:

welcome-to-our-partner-program-google-docs

So, on a lead page, I'm going to select export to Google Docs:

creativearc-john-doe-acme1

I'm going to select the template and give it a name:

creativearc-john-doe-acme-2

And then merge the document:

creativearc-john-doe-acme

Now, once I click on the link, this is my final result:

welcome-john-doe-to-partner-programhtml-google-docs

Mail Merge with Heap CRM – Now to Google Docs

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Using exactly the same variables as those available to the e-mail templates, you can now do a mail merge against any Google Document in Heap CRM. So, when it comes time to create 300 letters it now isn't any more difficult than 300 e-mails. Let's walk through it.

Add some variables to an existing letter in Google Docs:

letter-for-template-google-docs

Now let's select it with Heap:

creativearc-lead-all

And that's it:

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Torch Project Management Affiliates Program & Enhancement to Heap CRM Affiliates Program

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

With Torch's affiliates program you earn credits towards your bill just by linking to the Torch website. Here's how it works: You place a link on your website, in an email, wherever. When someone signs up using the link you'll receive half of the first months revenue.

You can check your earnings, get links and images by going to the settings tab and clicking on the affiliates program button.

We've also added a feature to Heap CRM's affiliates program:

affiliate-program

Now you can see the number of people who are currently in free trails that you have referred and may turn into revenue if they decide to continue service past the free 31 days.

Update on Your Schedule… Not Ours (for Partners)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Partner Resources

As partners, you have received a once a month bundle containing all of the updates for the previous month. But some of you (or some of your customers) don't work on a monthly cycle. That's why we are launching the partner portal.

Heap Enterprise/OnSite and Torch Enterprise/OnSite are automatically built from the production version each night. So, what you download is completely up to date with the hosted version; you no longer have to wait until the beginning of the next month. Or, you can do updates less often and not have to worry about the progressive changes.

Additionally, you can now download partner-only documents directly from the portal.

Copy an Event in Heap and Torch

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Heap CRM and Torch Project Management both got a new feature in the calendars today. As you know, you can unlock an event, then move it by dragging. Now if you do that same action:

Copy Event on Calendar

And hold down the shift key during the drop, you will copy the event instead of moving it:

Result of Copy Event

You can also copy the event to another month (still using the shift key on the drop):

Copy to Month

Or another calendar (still using the shift key on the drop):

Copy to other Calendar