Microsoft announced a while ago that it planned to discontinue Internet Lead Capture (ILC) Friday, February 15, 2013. That date has arrived.
ILC provided a way to collect data submitted by potential customers on the web and save the data in new records in CRM Online, but it had some limits. ILC was only available for CRM Online (no other deployment models of Microsoft Dynamics CRM); it only worked with a limited set of entities (such as Leads); and, it only worked with web pages created by ILC for ILC.
xRM Web Gateway is a great alternative to ILC. It’s inexpensive, and it’s created by xRM.com, a leading Microsoft partner experienced in extending the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. xRM.com first created xRM Web Gateway during the time of Microsoft CRM 3.0, before CRM Online or ILC even existed, and has updated it several times as Microsoft Dynamics CRM has evolved.
The newest version of xRM Web Gateway, xWebGateway2011, works with all deployments of CRM Online, all deployments of partner-hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and all Internet Facing Deployments (IFD) of on-premises Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It also works with any entity, even custom entities, and it works with any existing web page, as long as the web page has an html form that lets visitors enter data.