Salesforce Update


As some of you might know, we are currently working on one Salesforce to store, share and organize all contact information of AIESEC The Netherlands. Salesforce is an exclusive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System that helps us to maintain and document all the contacts we have, which is very important for the continuity of AIESEC. We thought we'd give you an update to see what we are doing and how things are going.

First of all we want to thank you for all the input that we received about your 'ideal Salesforce'! Your input has been very useful for us to identify the necessities for the new Salesforce configuration and to identify the shortcomings of the current accounts.

Short reminder: why use Salesforce?

  • A proper Salesforce configuration can help to store and access information such as (company) contacts, EPs, LAR members, alumni and trainees.
  • Because the board functions of AIESEC change every year, there is a problem of lost knowledge during take overs. Good documentation in Salesforce can contribute to solve this problem.
  • Salesforce makes people work more effectively. It can check your tasks, send reminders and measure results.
  • Salesforce is tool for better team evaluation. By building dashboards, you can visualise your achieved results automatically.
  • Salesforce was elected as the most innovative company by FORBES magazine, leading source for reliable business news and financial information, and we have the opportunity to use it!

Benefits of a national implementation

  • OGX can ensure quality of internships because of access to evaluations of all the other cities in the Netherlands
  • ICX can share the companies that they are in touch with and the cooperation that they have. Comparing contacts from different fields and establishments in other cities can help with references and awareness of the relevance of AIESEC to a company.
  • Make a Move can document the contacted companies and keep clear overview of the status of the companies that they have called.
  • HO can use Salesforce for the LAR acquisition and can benefit from the network of other cities as well.

Project Planning

To give you some idea about the follow up we'd like to share some parts of our planning with you.

  • Pre-week 38 - collecting input from good AIESEC Salesforces (mainly Canada an Germany)
  • Week 38-43 - collecting input from the LC's
  • Week 43-45 - creation of mindmaps to map out ICX/OGX/HO/MaM/NP processes
  • Week 45-48 - creation of building plan for a new ideal Salesforce configuration
  • Week 48-49 - appointments with two web developers to receive input on plan
  • Week 49-52 - finalize building plan and send to developers to receive bids

If you have any further questions or remarks, don't hesitate to contact us!

Salesforce Taskforce

Jasper Bosma

Laurens van Vloten Dissevelt

Anne Rappoldt

Lars Brentjens

Niek van Beurden