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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.

Top Searched Terms for Dynamics NAV on Azure

If you are selling Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure, you might already have considered optimizing your website for relevant keywords.

I took a short look at the most searched terms related with the topic “Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure”, and not surprisingly, I found that there is some volume of related searches. Taking a look at the competition level for these keywords, it’s obvious that some businesses already use these search term in their Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices.

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?!?

A Simple Checklist To Identify Dynamics NAV on Azure Projects Quickly

Whether Dynamics NAV solution you’re selling will run on Microsoft Azure or in the customer’s datacenter, you should think about doing the proof of concept on Microsoft Azure. Keep in mind, there are specific characteristics that make some custom development projects an especially good fit for Microsoft Azure. 

How to Use LinkedIn to Sell Cloud Solutions

With over 300 million members on LinkedIn, this is a growing network you cannot ignore. It is a powerful platform for all professionals, but particularly sales professionals. Here are a few tips how you can use LinkedIn to build business – connect to the decision makers, build your personal brand and encourage your customers to connect with you.

5 Marketing Tactics You Should Be Using to Market Cloud Solutions

During last years, we have experienced a dramatic change in buying behavior, including: the customer‘s desire to control the buying experience, preference for anonymity & self-service and decrease in trust of sales professionals. Those changes have signficiantly impacted ERP marketing and selling motions.

How do these changes in buyer behavior impact your marketing practices? There are 5 key marketing tactics you can’t afford to ignore when selling and marketing Cloud Solutions.

Top 5 Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade/Re-implementation Myths

1. “Dynamics Partners Live to Upgrade & Re-implement”

Are you dreading the inevitable upgrade versus re-implementation discussion with your AX customers? You are not alone.  It is a common misnomer that all Microsoft Dynamics Partners love to resell services – such as through software upgrades and re-implementations.

The truth is, without dedicated upgrade or re-implementation resources, these projects can be a drain on your capacity and productivity.  Trying to execute these upgrade and re-implementation projects without upgrade tools, methodologies and experienced practitioners, these projects can end up being more costly than profitable.

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.