The Business Contact Manager module available for Ms Outlook is often rightly attributed as a mini CRM tool in its own right. From helping you maintain your lead data to qualifying opportunities and getting detailed reports, the tool has most things that a basic CRM would typically offer. It is important to note that in most cases the BCM module needs to be separately downloaded from the Microsoft’s site and installed.
Downloading the Business Contact Manager Module
To start with you need to check out the Microsoft Download Center and locate the relevant BCM download for your Outlook iteration. You can either choose Office under the Products category in the Download Center and browse to the requisite download or simply use the search box. Typically the search box is quicker and once located the file can be downloaded and installed within few minutes. It is though important to note the instructions before downloading the file and you should go through the system requirements and installation guidelines mentioned on the download page. Installation of BCM module is fairly simple and once installed you should enable it. To do so, launch the Outlook application and head to the File tab. Next under Business Contact Manager, click Enable. If you are an advanced user, you can choose the Custom option when you are given a choice about how to initiate the BCM feature. However novice users should stick with the standard option and avoid experimentation.
Enabling Business Contact Manager Toolbar in Outlook
In many cases even after you install the BCM module, the Toolbar may not appear. You may need to explicitly enable it by performing the steps listed below
- Launch the Outlook application
- Next head to Help tab and then click on About Microsoft Outlook
- Here you will find a list of disabled elements
- If the Business Contact Manager shows up in the list, just click Enable
- Once you have made the change just restart the Outlook application and the toolbar should show up.
Data Stored in Outlook contacts is at risk in the event of a PST related Outlook crash
If you believe that an Outlook crash is only limited to your emails or at best to your calendar entries then you would be shocked to learn that no data element stored in the application is out of its reach. Technically anything that you have stored in Outlook including all business contacts can be lost in a PST crash. Hence the best course of action lies in utilizing a pst recovery tool like the reputed DataNumen Outlook Repair to bring back your data without any risks. It maintains complete data integrity during the recovery process and offers you the flexibility to control the scan and output. If that was not all, in case you need to recover several corrupted PST file in one go, this tool would come rather handy owing to its batch recovery mode.
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