Business Central: How to figure out the types of licenses, users and product names

As one of the largest cloud on Azure providers, we often get questions from our partners and customers, such as:

  • Can the same license for NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central be used?
  • Are Business Central and NAV two different products or the same?
  • Is it possible to migrate from NAV to Business Central?

To answer these questions and provide more guidance, we decided to write this brief yet comprehensive blog post.

1ClickFactory changes representation in Benelux

1ClickFactory has, with effect from January 1, 2019, changed the representation and service to partners for the Benelux region. The change is a result of Dirk Jan Gelderblom, the representative of 1ClickFactory in Benelux, selling his 1ClickFactory sales franchise for Benelux back to 1ClickFactory. The new representative is the QBS Group, the largest Microsoft Dynamics Value Add Distributor in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Listening to the voice of Partner to revamp the Partner experience

While many Microsoft Dynamics Partners are moving towards Cloud-first business, for 1ClickFactory, one of the largest providers of Microsoft Azure services for Microsoft Dynamics products, it is critical to ensure a great experience for Cloud partners to help them excel in this area. And all this starts with carefully listening to the voice of our partners.

In October-November 2018 we have executed the Partner Satisfaction survey for 1ClickFactory Self-Provisioning for NAV/Business Central on Azure service to evaluate the current partners’ experience with the service. In this blog post I would like to share some exciting findings that this survey revealed.

1ClickFactory Self-Provisioning services recognized at Microsoft’s Lithuania 2018 Partner Excellence Award

We’re delighted to announce the news of our latest award from Microsoft, which honors us with the 2018 Microsoft Lithuania Partner Excellence Award as Cloud Ambassadors. This designation was awarded to us at the regional Microsoft Days recognizing 1ClickFactory for our breakthrough and rapid growth in cloud technologies and services, which is testament to the enormous effort and huge investment we have made into developing proprietary cloud solutions and services, such as our Self-Service Provisioning for Dynamics 365/NAV on Azure.

Important announcement! We’ve released the 1ClickFactory Upgrade Analyzer service!

1ClickFactory has just released the Upgrade Analyzer at Directions EMEA 2018 during our ISV session. A true gamechanger, the Upgrade Analyzer will not only make upgrades to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central easier. It’ll also let you analyze and configure endless upgrade scenarios to fit the exact needs of your customers. So, what can you expect from this unique new online service?

My five best cost reductions to eliminate upgrade stupidity

A couple of years ago, I released a blog (see here) on getting the tactics to upgrading right. Back then I focused on 4 tactics, but with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central release, those tactics are changing and there are more options for partners and customers to consider. Will it become easier? Not for the next upgrade, unfortunately, but once you are on Dynamics 365 Business Central, the costs of upgrading will start declining. I will prove that to you if you get to the 4th cost reduction (or put my money where my mouth is).

1ClickFactory has introduced a brand new logo

We’ve been keeping it under wraps, but the time has finally come. We’ve changed our logo. You may wonder – why change our logo now?

It’s no secret that a logo change can be a very lengthy process. But we felt the time has come and we wanted it to better represent who and what we are as a company. After all, as an innovative and experienced IT technology brand we wanted to stay up-to-date.