Those who use Microsoft Outlook will be happy to learn about a new plugin that makes it easier to manage your contacts and to keep that information current. Introducing the Outlook Plugin from CorpGenome, a company that helps sales and marketing professionals utilize their business and social connections more efficiently.
“[This] helps businesses manage and make business relationships,” said Gavin Stewart, CEO and Co-founder of CorpGenome. “You always know that you have up-to-date contacts.”
The plugin in works by scanning each email you get for contact information: name, title, company, email, phone number etc. etc. Every time the plugin would be adding a new contact or changing contact information, a window comes up to ask if you want the update. This prevents your contact list from being filled up with the contact information of spammers.
“CorpGenome was founded for two reasons: to make keeping up with your contacts much more efficient, and to make it easier for you to find buyers of your product or service,” Steward said. “Without this plugin, you would have to spend time manually updating your database: creating a new contact, copying everything, and manually making changes.”
The plugin is free and for Windows only, although, CorpGenome is looking at adapting the plugin for other platforms. It also integrates with your contact data on your social networks, like Facebook, which can help add a personal touch to your business relationships. So, you can use this information to wish someone a happy birthday, or congratulate someone for having a new baby.
“People like it when you know something about them,” Stewart said. “This plugin allows for a more complete view of an individual.”
The Outlook Plugin also places all your contacts on the cloud, so you no longer need to be on Outlook, or even on your office computer, to find someone’s number of business address. Thousands of people have already downloaded the plugin to save themselves money and time.
“There’s no more worrying about having the right info,” Stewart said. “It’s an easier way to stay updated with your business relationships and to find the right contact or buyer.”