Where our opportunities with ERP in the Cloud lie?

The public Cloud – Microsoft Azure – has arrived for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and it will change the market. As the economic benefits of being in the public Cloud grow, it is clear that more customers feel more comfortable with the idea of having their ERP (and data) in the Cloud. We see customers focusing on speed to market, ease of use, and pay-as-you-go models since they cannot borrow money from the bank as easily as before. The big question is, what will you, as an executive at a Microsoft Partner, do about it?

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.

NAV RDLC Reports: Using Dataset for Totaling Value Fields

Seeing the Dataset of a report can be very helpful, because it shows all values for every Data Item‘s column in one table. It‘s useful to export this table to Excel and, with the help of filters, see how particular values are calculated. 1ClickFactory developers found this less time-consuming than adding test messages to the code of test controls in Layout.

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.

Stop Wasting Time & Resources Upgrading Classic Reports

Upgrading NAV Classic Reports to RDLC is tedious, requiring you to sacrifice valuable development resources to a low margin project.  These upgrade projects typically take the most development time but make the least return on development resources.  It is no wonder many Dynamics Partners try to avoid upgrade services all together. 

Minimize the time invested by your development resources and maximize the upgrade benefit to your customers with 1ClickFactory’s Transformation Services for NAV Classic Report upgrades. 1ClickFactory took on the challenge of simplifying NAV Classic Report upgrades for partners through Transformation Services enabling you to transform an object in “just a few clicks”.

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.

How to set up AX 2012 R2 Order of Dimensions on Forms

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, many features and functions have changed. One item that may cause a slight inconvenience for partners and customers is the change to the R2 order of dimensions. If you have worked with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 or earlier versions, you are used to a fixed order of dimensions, as shown in this blog post.