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Uh oh. Schwab has had 10+ months to work on its SII integration with Salesforce, and to hear that one advisor was “hoping for more” is a sign of concern for me.
Will Schwab be able to wow advisors by the time IMPACT rolls around?
What is Appcrown? It seems they are the dark horse in all this, taking the backstage but I’ve seen their names come up many times. I was just at the Orion conference this week, and they were mentioned heavily as well,,....but nonetheless, Schwab and everyone else needs to be cognizant of what Salesforce is doing…I am sure junxure and goldmine is watching just as carefully too…
AppCrown sells an overlay to Salesforce that adds customization for wealth management activities. Out of the box, Salesforce is a generic CRM with a focus in the sales pipeline and funnel process.
To customize Salesforce for use by advisors, one can hire a Salesforce programmer and do it alone, or purchase an overlay to gain access to templates that better serve advisors. Another overlay provider is Concenter Services out of north Texas. They sell the XLR8 overlay.
Thanks Bill, I appreciate your thoughts here. Do you know if AppCrown is a large player within the integration space? My advisory firm has assets with both Fidelity and Schwab. We are curious if we can integrate multi-custodial information into one CRM. As far as we’ve seen, Junxure and Goldmine meet very short on those integration grounds.
Appreciate your time to my thoughts –
I haven’t seen AppCrown’s latest updates, so I can’t comment whether they’d be suitable for your multi-custodial situation.
For custodian-agnostic CRMs, I wrote about Tamarac in a Morningstar Advisor column last November: <a href="http://morningstaradvisor.com/articles/fcarticle.asp?docId=20687" rel="nofollow">For Independent Integration, X Marks The Spot</a>.
It’s also been highlighted on RIABiz: <a href="http://www.riabiz.com/t/1776018" rel="nofollow">http://www.riabiz.com/t/1776018</a>
Mark S. Starosciak
Brian, we just switched from RedTail Technology to SalesForce.com (SFDC) and added AppCrown as the overlay as Bill referred to above. Happy to discuss our experience – 720-253-1818.
Mark S. Starosciak, Managing Partner
Dreamforce is such an amazing time of year! A chance for us to kick around ideas and strategize with our current/potential customers. Tim thanks so much for the great write up! And thank YOU Mark for the shout out! AppCrown is so slick, major kudoz to Jessica and Ted over at AppCrown.