Recently, I have been involved with how Microsoft Dynamics CRM could help with the education sector. One interesting scenario is how to reach out to each student at least once a month by a pool of different department representatives (Teachers, Counselors, Admission/Administrative/Registration/Finance Staffs, etc.) within the school that the student is attending.
A typical approach would be to create corresponding CRM Activities and add them to a queue.
However, another creative approach is to put the Student (CRM Contact) records into a Queue and have them accessible by the pool of different department representatives to take actions on. This is possible with MS CRM 2011 – CRM Queues can support most of the CRM entities including custom entities.
Here is how to enable MS CRM Queues support for a CRM entity:
- Open the CRM entity General tab under customization and select the “Queues” option
Then we can use Microsoft CRM Workflow to assign the CRM Entity to a Queue based on some workflow event and condition:
- Use Create Queue Item to assign a corresponding CRM Entity to a specific Queue
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