What Does a Typical Dynamics NAV Cloud Customer Look Like?

A year ago, we launched 1ClickFactory’s Self-Provisioning for Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure Service to help Dynamics Partners quickly, securely implement Dynamics NAV solutions on Microsoft Azure through self-service for their customers, eliminating the risk to Partners. Given the success of this program, we thought it might be helpful for you, the Microsoft Partner, to know more about the basic characteristics of the typical Dynamics NAV Cloud customer.

Marketing by Selling Less

5 Key Facets of Successful Content Marketing

EUR 1400. That is the total amount of money we at 1ClickFactory spent on advertising in 2014 and 2015, even though we were very active in marketing during this time.

During this time, we generated more than 1000 customer leads, were recognized as one of the most innovative software development partners by Microsoft, and reached the highest ever brand awareness in our target markets. A big part of this success belongs to the fact that in 2014, we focused acutely on content marketing as an organization – on marketing by selling less.

Beating the Odds by Focusing on ISV Core Business in the Cloud Era

In the last few years, 1ClickFactory has been a key provider of content and delivery of Microsoft’s Road to Repeatability and Ramp programs that are focused on the transformation of services, products and ultimately businesses from on-premise to cloud.  In those programs, we used economic models to simulate the effects of a transformation process to cloud business to show which economic levers were most important.  

How to Retain Your BREP Lapsed NAV Customers

Microsoft has discontinued support for Dynamics NAV 2009 and earlier versions. This move pushed many customers to upgrade their Dynamics NAV solutions and rethink strategies for ongoing solution maintenance. However, there are a number of customers that have lapsed from Business Ready Enhancement Plans (BREP) and lost the opportunity for future upgrades and solution maintenance from Microsoft. From a partner’s perspective, such customers are at the highest risk of being lost.

In this blog post, I’ll shed light on this outdated and unsupported customer issue, as well as provide you with strategies to retain your BREP lapsed customers.

Upgrade to NAV 2015: How RapidStart Will Change Your Upgrade Journey

Microsoft has made it easier to move from version-to-version for Dynamics NAV customers and their Partners. Upgrades have become much simpler and more affordable for customers with RapidStart Upgrade Tools released with NAV 2015, shipping important features more frequently having a minimum impact on the existing solution and the introduction of the cumulative updates option that doesn’t require the installation of each service pack for every cumulative update.

When the Upgrade Subscription Service is added to these improvements, it becomes much easier for customers to keep their ERP on the latest version and enjoy benefits that the newest technology provides. 

In this series of blog posts, we would like to share our insights on new merge and data migration possibilities introduced with RapidStart Upgrade Tools and Powershell, explaining how it will effect upgrades for Dynamics Partners and their customers.