Your company regularly meets prospective companies that usually develop into future business relationships. When a new contact is made, this information needs to be recorded so that communication can continue.
By assigning as much data as possible about a specific company ensures efficient communication. For example, assigning the relevant industry group, ensures that specific companies are included in any relevant communication.
You can also define the business relationship that you have with a contact. For example, a contact could be a prospect, bank, or contractor.
The following table describes a sequence of tasks, with links to the topics that describe them. These tasks are listed in the order in which they are generally performed.
|Set up a contact for a new company, either from scratch or from a customer, vendor, or bank account.||How to: Create Contact Companies|
|Synchronize information in contacts with common information in customers, vendors, and bank accounts||Synchronizing Contacts With Customers, Vendors, and Bank Accounts|
|Describe the business relationship of a company contact.||Setting Up Business Relations on Contacts Companies|
|Place a contact company in the appropriate industry group, for example, retail.||How to: Set Up Industry Groups on Contact Companies|
|Set up the mailing groups that you can use to identify groups of contacts that you want to receive the same information.||How to: Set Up Mailing Groups on Contact Companies|
|Set up an alternate address for a contact.||How to: Assign Alternative Addresses to a Contact|
|Assign Web sources (search engines and Web sites) to your contacts to indicate where on the Internet you intend to search for information about the contacts.||How to: Set Up Web Sources on Contacts|