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Outlook® 2007 Business Contact Manager For Dummies® by Lon Orenstein, Karen Fredricks

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Chapter 22. Ten Cool Ways to Get Information into BCM

In This Chapter

  • Importing information from other products

  • Leveraging various technology

  • Grabbing data from your e-mail

  • Making use of a cool toy

By now, you've come to realize the power of BCM. You understand the importance of tracking your data and see the benefits that it can have on your financial outlook (pun intended). But now comes the hard part. Where do you begin?

Starting a database from scratch is a daunting task. However, Rome wasn't built in a day — and your database won't be either. In this chapter, we recommend several ways to speed up the data entry process.

Tip

BCM includes neat ways to import information into your database. However, a few of the items that we discuss in this chapter carry a price tag and are, of course, optional. If you'd like to purchase one of the products mentioned here, feel free to go to www.techbenders.com and click the For Dummies tab for more information.

Incorporate Microsoft Office Live

Perhaps the coolest way to get information into BCM is to let other people do it for you. By using Microsoft Office Live, you can let other people enter business contacts and accounts. You can then export all that information directly into BCM and come out looking like a hero.

Using a company calendar? Even better. You add information to your Office Live calendar and synchronize it to your Outlook calendar.

Improve Your Data Entry Outlook

If you were using Outlook before moving to BCM, you're in pretty good shape ...

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