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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.

Plan for the Future NOW at Directions EMEA 2017!

You must plan for the future, especially as an ISV, designing your business strategy moving forward on Dynamics NAV and/or Dynamics 365. It is likely a number of questions regarding how to move forward as a Dynamics Partner have already surfaced in your business in one way or another. We here at 1ClickFactory gathered our elite team to discuss and prepare the bundle of the hottest topics in the Dynamics market to help you find the answers and the right path for your business in the ever changing Microsoft Dynamics landscape. Join us for our planning sessions and workshops to understand your options, advantages/disadvantages and best path scenarios to plan your strategy to stay current and keep your customers happy.

5 Risks for Deploying Dynamics NAV on Azure without a Hosting Partner

Establishing your own Microsoft Azure infrastructure vs. collaborating with a Microsoft Azure infrastructure hosting provider. What risks do you face when setting up your own Microsoft Azure infrastructure in-house? In this blog post I’ll explain the 5 known risks you should consider when evaluating these two Dynamics NAV on Azure deployment options.

Is Your Dynamics NAV Ready for the Public Cloud?

Hosting Dynamics NAV on Azure is one of the fastest ways to implement an ERP solution. Speed and cost are critical considerations for small businesses when deploying ERP, and hosting on Microsoft Azure caters to both of these factors.

Still, small businesses have unique requirements and rarely use ERP out of the box. For Dynamics NAV user companies, this raises the question “Can I host my Dynamics NAV solution on a Microsoft Azure infrastructure, all while retaining the ability to adjust NAV to our company needs, and without a huge price tag attached?”

Dynamics NAV on Azure: Meet customer demands while staying profitable

If you’ve decide to include cloud-based Dynamics NAV in your solutions offerings, you will likely field this question from customers: “How can I ensure Dynamics NAV performs at its highest efficiency in the Cloud?”. One of the variables that makes this process increasingly more complicated is when you try to support many different Dynamics NAV versions.

5 Reasons to Provision Your Highly Customized Microsoft Dynamics NAV Solution in the Cloud

Do you need a solution that quickly and securely implements any Microsoft Dynamics NAV, with any customizations, on Microsoft Azure while minimizing your risk and your investment? One year ago, Stig Langset, Sales Director of CGI Norway, one of the largest NAV Partners in the Nordics, was faced with this precise problem when this company undertook their first highly customized Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure solution (“PowerCloud”) implementation for The Network Alliance.

How to Select the Best Microsoft Azure Datacenter for Your NAV Deployment

When deciding to host your Dynamics NAV’s solution data on Microsoft Azure, it is crucial that you deploy your NAV system in the right Microsoft Azure datacenter region. To determine which Microsoft Azure datacenter location is best you must carefully consider performance and availability. Luckily, this article explains all the factors to evaluate in order to choose the right Microsoft Azure datacenter region as well as the technical aspects of deploying your NAV solution in one region versus another.

Is Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV Better for SMBs?

Microsoft’s Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has become an integral part of business today. It provides businesses with the tools they need to connect and manage their people and processes as well as with the insight to make smarter decisions. Dynamics is designed to easily adapt as businesses grow and business needs change, with Dynamics NAV for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) or Dynamics AX for enterprise, global organizations.

Each new version of Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers a variety of features and functions that are much more powerful and faster in their performance, but are usually accompanied with greater requirements. Given this, the newer versions of Dynamics AX may seem too powerful and complex for smaller companies to upgrade to and maintain.

This puts SMBs with an outdated Dynamics AX solution in a rather difficult situation—on the one hand, upgrading to the newer versions of AX may be too large and complicated, while on the other hand, remaining on an older version of AX could lead them to deterioration, a loss of competitiveness and a reliance upon an unsupported Microsoft product (e.g. AX 2009 & earlier versions).

As suspected, in these situations SMBs will naturally begin to look for other opportunities to enhance their ERP capabilities.

Easily calculate the fixed price for your Dynamics NAV customer solution hosted on Microsoft Azure

One of the main reasons your customers desire Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure is the economic reason – to convert their software cost to monthly operational costs and avoid large upfront investment. However, some Microsoft Partners have little experience offering solutions that include infrastructure, and therefore it is a challenge for them to commit to a fixed monthly price based Dynamics NAV on Azure hosting service to integrate into their offerings.