Free Tool to Finalize RDLC Report Layout in Visual Studio 2013

Do you want to become more efficient in transforming Classic reports to RDLC? If so, this post is for you.

At 1ClickFactory we continue to develop tools that help our Partners speed up reports transformation, including this freshly developed FREE tool to help you finalize RDLC report layout in Visual Studio 2013.

What Drives Customers Demand for Upgrades

Communicating the value of a Dynamics upgrade to your end-customer can feel like a harder sell than the sale of the original of the system.  In fact, there are many motivations and events that can drive the need for an upgrade, you just have to be able to detect these buying signals to quickly turn them into upgrade sales. Well, what drives demand for an upgrade?

Powerful Performance Improvements in Dynamics NAV

4+ reasons to upgrade your Dynamics NAV from a performance perspective

While working for Microsoft as a Senior Engineering Lead, I was leading a team that was responsible for the end-to-end performance testing of Dynamics NAV and developing performance tests / benchmarks for partners & customers, I had a unique chance to witness the continual performance improvements made to Microsoft Dynamics NAV since 2009. In this article, I will walk you through the areas where Dynamics NAV customers can reap the most significant performance improvements in Dynamics NAV by upgrading to the latest versions.

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.

Upgrades – if your time hasn’t come yet, eventually it will

“When you invest in a business solution, you know that sooner or later time for upgrade will come – it does not have to be due to a discontinuation of support of your existing solution… an upgrade can also allow you to take advantage of valuable new features, fix some old gaps, let you benefit from new technologies or bring in some new usage scenarios (for example the introduction of tablets support).” 

5 Reasons to Upgrade to NAV 2015

Higher speed and productivity are what customers expect from the new version of Dynamics NAV. However, can new features introduced in Dynamics NAV 2015 also help you support your goals for higher productivity?

In this article, I will review the key enhancements of Dynamics NAV 2015 and how it converts to higher speed and productivity in our daily operations. So how does the new NAV 2015 help users match the fast, modern business tempo?

Multitenancy on the Cloud: Benefits and Set-Up Tricks

As many of our peers in the IT industry regard Multitenancy as an important feature of Cloud computing (though there may be situations where we could benefit from multitenant Dynamics NAV deployment in an on-premise environment), we would like to cover Multitenancy topic in our blog posts that feature Cloud (Microsoft Azure) theme. In this post I will give you an overview of Multitenancy benefits for Microsoft Partners, and also walk you through Multiteancy architecture and set-up guidelines.

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.