Planning Microsoft Dynamics CRM, like any enterprise-wide software, is a significant task for an organization. This guide is written for the team of people responsible for planning Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and provides information and tools that are needed to design a successful implementation. In smaller organizations, several roles may be filled by one person. In larger organizations, each role may be divided among several people. These roles include the following:
Organizations that implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM software may use the services of an independent software vendor (ISV) or value-added reseller, a consultant, or other organization that is partnered with Microsoft and will help you with implementing and maintaining your Microsoft Dynamics CRM installation. Because of this assumption, there may be references in this guide to these "partners" who are expected to provide services to you.