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.

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.

Webinar: Is Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure secure?

The primary fear your customers face when moving their Dynamics NAV solutions to Microsoft Azure is losing data or losing access to data in the cloud. "Is Microsoft Azure a safe and secure option for our business systems?" is probably the #1 Question developers are asked today by their management. We hosted webinar "Is Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure Secure?" where partners discussed the security of Microsoft Azure with Dynamics NAV Technical Evangelist from Microsoft, Freddy Kristiansen and Giedrius Kakanauskas, NAV Cloud Consultant at 1ClickFactory. Watch the video!

From RDLC to Microsoft Word Layout (Part II)

In the previous blog post, I shared how to speed up your Classic to RDLC reports transformation by using the FREE Express version of 1ClickFactory’s Classic to RDLC report transformation tool. In this post I will use the same example, show how you can easily create a word layout from RDLC, also how to get a report with both RDLC and Word layouts.

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.