Today seems to be a Customer Resource Management afternoon following our previous story on Cloudtex, but summer is coming to an end and it's time to get back into touch with the rest of the world. Five Hundred Plus, the LinkedIn CRM tool with Icelandic roots, is seeing good growth, now having more than 50,000 contacts under management for its users. Geir Freysson of Five Hundred Plus tells us that five months after launch the application was already managing 10,000 contacts – five months later that number had quadrupled to 50,000 contacts. Now they've added more premium features, like tagging, and have started charging for the service after 25 connections.
Five Hundred Plus, an Icelandic CRM solution named in homage to the maximum public number of LinkedIn connections, is worth checking out if you ever wish you got a reminder to keep up relationships. I've only played with it for a short time, but I can already tell that I like it - the service maximizes simplicity and usefulness.
You log in through LinkedIn, where Five Hundred Plus imports your contacts. You then see them all listed in your Contacts column - and then it's as simple as dragging and dropping people into the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, or Annually column, depending on when you would like a reminder of when to get in touch with the contact again.