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Upgrade Subscription: Best Fit for Dynamics Market Moving Towards a Subscription Model

1ClickFactory originally thought of an upgrade on a subscription program in early 2011. Back then, we already believed that the market would slowly move towards a subscription model for software licensing, so we created an upgrade subscription offering that would support that trend and offering.

In 2013, when Microsoft released their first subscription license model for Dynamics NAV, it very clearly proved the direction – Dynamics solutions would move to a subscription model.

Less is more. Customers expect Cloud ERP, not hosted

In the new buying paradigm in the small- and medium-sized business space, customers are looking for an out-of-the-box, ready-to-use ERP solution with few customizations. They are even willing to adjust their needs to accommodate the solution from the ERP vendor. In return, they expect low start-up and maintenance costs. In other words, customers are not looking for a complex solution (like a Ferrari); instead, they want a solution with the best ROI (like an economy class car). For these customers, less is more. 

Certification (CfMD) for Dynamics NAV Requirements in a Nutshell

Have you looked at the certification requirements for Microsoft Dynamics and already feel lost about where to start? It was daunting for us as well when we got our first CfMD request in 2012. Since then we’ve learned the ins and outs of the program and would like to share some key takeaways with you – our partners.

In this article, I’ll review 6 key certification requirements and highlight the main things you should know before starting your solution certification process.

Dynamics NAV on Subscription: Tremendous Opportunity to Add New Customers

Microsoft has announced a powerful promotion: The more you integrate your NAV SaaS customers with Microsoft Azure and Office 365, the less you pay for Microsoft Dynamics NAV licenses. It is a nice addition to the overall NAV on Azure in O365 offering that will help Partners to add new customers that are looking for Cloud or subscription-based ERP.

In this post, you will learn what Cloud ERP means for Customers, why we as Microsoft Partners have more chances to win new customers compared with other Cloud players and how we need to align our offerings to tell a compelling Cloud story.

Getting to the Cloud, Fall On Your Face...Get Up Again

Are you one of the many Dynamics Partners finally embracing going to the cloud – but that cloud is raining on your revenue and productivity parade?  You have more questions than answers, more new acronyms to learn and you feel like you are working 40 hours to make $5 in profit – what was Microsoft thinking?!?

Introducing Self-Provisioning for Microsoft Dynamics NAV® on Windows Azure™ and in Office 365™

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest service to the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community, Self-Provisioning for Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure and in Office 365.

We saw a unique opportunity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV to ‘change the game’ for Microsoft Dynamics partners by providing them a service that would deliver the high performance and reliability of an on-premise solution, with Windows Azure at the foundation, but translate the simplicity and ease-of-use to the end user in the Cloud.