We encountered an error message in Outlook Customer Manager

Outlook Customer Manager is a free add-in designed for Office 365 Business Premium subscribers. It helps the subscribers track and grow relationships with customers by adding a functionality to Outlook that lets the subscribers track deal activities and remind them about important tasks from one place. There’s no need to install because the add-in is built right into Outlook.

If you are a business subscriber,  the add-in will be installed automatically by your administrator. You can verify the same by looking for its options in the Outlook ribbon. If you don’t see Outlook Customer Manager installed, contact your administrator.

At times you may receive the following error message:

We encountered an error. Something unexpected happened and we can’t continue right now. Please close this pane and try again later.

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Outlook We encountered an error

Outlook Customer Manager – We encountered an error

Normally, Outlook Customer Manager is automatically installed for O365 Business Premium users. If you accidentally delete the add-in, it will be reinstalled within 24 hours. That said, there’s another workaround to get the problem fixed.

First, check if Outlook Customer Manager is available to you. For this, Log into Office Subscriptions and check if you have been assigned the OCM license.

OCM License

If not, Log into Microsoft Online Account, and go to General and choose ‘Manage add-ins’.

Thereafter, scroll down to locate Outlook Customer Add-in and check whether the Outlook Customer Manager is turned on or not. If not, check the box shown against the option.

Outlook Customer Manager We encountered an error

Also, check if you have installed the correct Outlook version build since it requires minimum Outlook version of 1611 (Build 7521.2072). To check your outlook version, navigate to Outlook > File > Office Account.

If the problem is temporary, it can be fixed by another method. To try it, go to ‘Settings’ section of IE, choose the ‘General’ tab.

Then, under the ‘Browsing history’ section find ‘Caches and databases’ and delete cache files for the website “outlookapps.com“.

Restart Outlook 2016 and see if it has helped.

Source: Office Support.

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