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Innovating products with a customer (Microsoft Dynamics partner) in mind

Listening to our customers – Microsoft Dynamics partners - and acting on their feedback is an integral part of 1ClickFactory’s service development process. At 1ClickFactory we apply a structured process for listening to our partners (through annual partner satisfaction surveys, front-line people, feedback from the website, and other channels), work with their insights, and most importantly - act on them.

Is the upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS more expensive than on-premises?

When choosing between the upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS and On-Premises, cost is often a deciding factor.  At first, the initial costs of the upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS seem more expensive than On-Premises. But when considering all upgrade costs that flood in year-over-year, it becomes clear that the alternatives are not cheaper in the long run. In this blog post, I briefly overview the overall costs of upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS vs. On-Premises based on the demo 1ClickFactory prices, with the aim to show the whole picture.

5 proven sales techniques to convince customers in the CEE Market to move to Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain Management

1ClickFactory’s approach has always been clear: Dynamics Partners should move their customers to the newest versions of Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain Management. However, this is not only because it is good for your customers, it is also good for you as Dynamics Partners. And this is especially true today with the enormous growth in the CEE market. In this blog post, we’re going to take a dive deep into how Dynamics Partners in the CEE market can catch the momentum and get the most out of the possibilities the market has to offer.

The options for moving Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Dynamics 365 Business Central solutions to the Cloud

Many Microsoft Dynamics Partners have already accepted the fact that the world is moving towards the Cloud. As the migration increases, Microsoft Dynamics Partners are looking for ways to adopt a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. However, migrating customers into a SaaS model might not always be straightforward and easy due to current SaaS model limitations or your readiness to support a customer solution directly on SaaS. Continue reading to learn more about it.

How do the new Microsoft regulations have an impact on your Direct Bill partnership?

If you are a CSP Direct Bill Partner, you may need to find a CSP Indirect provider due to the new performance regulations announced by Microsoft, which are effective as of January 2021. We understand that this change may have been unexpected for many. However, moving from a Direct to an Indirect partnership doesn’t necessarily mean big changes for you as an organization, on the contrary, it may just turn out to be for the best! Read on to find out more about it.

Here’s what you need to know if you're considering adding Microsoft Power Platform to your business

Given that adding the Power Platform, a low-code development platform, to the product portfolio is a completely different business for a typical Dynamics and Modern Workplace Partner, there is a confusion in the market on the best approach to take. How do you build the Power Platform competence? How do you market the Power Platform? Where is the opportunity for us, as a Dynamics and Modern Workplace Partner?

An Unpredictable Year and What it Means for 2021

I was reading back over my predictions for 2020 from last year’s Christmas/New Year blog. Boy was I wrong 😊 (see blog from last year here), but then again, I think most people could not have predicted all that has happened in 2020. 2020 has been the most difficult year to navigate in my professional career, but thankfully, it has not been all bad.

10 Reasons Why Dynamics Partners Choose 1ClickFactory's Self-Provisioning Platform to Host Dynamics NAV/Business Central in the Cloud

1ClickFactory’s self-provisioning is a hosting platform developed for Microsoft Dynamics Partners to deploy their Dynamics NAV and Dynamics Business Central customers on Microsoft Azure. Different Microsoft Dynamics Partners are choosing the platform for a number of reasons (customers solutions are too big or heavily customized and therefore not ready for Dynamics Business Central SaaS, localization is not available, etc.), but here are the primary reasons that 5 different Microsoft Dynamics Partners from  CEE countries used 1ClickFactory while deploying customers on Azure:

How to Successfully Upgrade Previous Versions of Business Central Directly to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS

If your current customer solution is running Business Central version 14 or newer, you no longer need to upgrade to the newest version of Dynamics 365 Business Central before synchronizing data to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS. Now you can migrate data directly. This newest upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS enhancement is truly a time-saver. Read on to find out more about it.

ISMS of Self-Provisioning Service is Now ISO 27001 Certified. What Does it Mean for Our Partners?

One of 1ClickFactory’s top priorities is to always ensure that the Self-Provisioning service is secure by design and that all the processes supporting the service adhere to strong information security controls. However, it wasn’t always easy to explain to different Dynamics Partners and clients how information security is ensured due to different understanding of available technologies and processes. 1ClickFactory decided to get an internationally recognizable information security management certification to help provide more assurance to Dynamics Partners and customers.