B2C / B2B with Sugar (Accounts ? Contacts ? Both ?)

Hello guys,

I want to know how you handle, with Sugar, your customers that have a B2C AND B2B business.

At first, we decided to use the ACCOUNT's module to handle the customer (could be a B2B so core fields or B2C so additionnal fields for first name last name etc.) ; that way, we stay easy with core features like opportunities or cases management that are linked to the account etc.

Of course, we faced minor limitations (for instance with the outlook core plugin).

But today, with the Sugar Market solution, the contact becomes a key module and the synchronization processes are centered on this module (and the Leads one).

So on one hand, Account is the central part for Sugar and, on the other hand Contact is the central part for Sugar Market (or other Marketing automation solution).

How do you handle that ?

You duplicate the info (for the B2C) and create an Account AND a Contact ?

You use the Contact for B2C and Account/Contact for B2B so you have to customize you CRM to manage both for Cases, Opportunities etc.?

You "trick" the marketing automation tool by override the core api to query the "correct" module according to your business model ? Other way I don't think about ?

Any feedback is welcome.

Fred

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  • Hi Fred, i may of missed something but Sugar Market syncs Accounts and Contacts so you can segment on either or both (contacts at accounts). Just use the filter options in the Report Builder to select the right parameters.

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  • Hi Fred, i may of missed something but Sugar Market syncs Accounts and Contacts so you can segment on either or both (contacts at accounts). Just use the filter options in the Report Builder to select the right parameters.

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