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Connect, grow, retain and so much more Staying up-to-date and embracing the changing strategies of Microsoft alone can be a challenge. Add in the quarterly goals related to growing your business, exposing your brand, recruiting, and retaining staff, there is no shortage in items to cover as a business leader and it can be daunting to balance. That’s why attending eXtreme365 is key for someone in a leadership role like you. How attending eXtreme365 can help This year, eXtreme365 is coming to Orlando, Florida, October 13-16, to not only provide the face - time with Microsoft leadership but a rare chance to be surrounded by leaders just like ...
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Take time now to save even more time later The growing pace of change across Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform can seem intimidating at times, bringing the challenge to find ways to gain more product knowledge and optimize your practice at just as high of pace. eXtreme365 makes it possible as the essential technical conference for the Microsoft Business Applications partner community. How attending eXtreme365 can help eXtreme365 is focused on helping you navigate the changes to stay ahead. Dynamics 365 partners attend eXtreme365 for partner-only education focused on technical and go-to-market sales readiness, with sessions ...
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Keep up or fall behind It can easily feel that every time you turn a corner, there’s a change in the world of marketing or in the world of Microsoft. With the latest abundance of tools to choose from, new roadmaps to learn about and targeting your next round of customers, we get that finding the time needed to take it all in and move it forward is a constant challenge.   How attending eXtreme365 can help eXtreme365 is focused on providing you the education needed to help you stay ahead. Dynamics 365 partners attend eXtreme365 for partner-first education focused on technical and go-to-market sales readiness, with sessions led by industry ...
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How can I get my product into more people’s hands? How can I ensure it’s the right hands? What steps do I need to take in order to keep up with the latest in Microsoft? How will these steps help me, my business or my clients? These are just some of the possible questions swirling around in your head as an ISV continuing to look to grow your business – and we understand it can be a challenge to keep up. How can attending eXtreme365 help? eXtreme365 is focused on helping you find these answers. Dynamics 365 partners attend eXtreme365 for partner-only education focused on technical and go-to-market sales readiness, with sessions ...
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Here's just one more reason to keep blogging! Be sure to register for my upcoming webinar on blogging.   Sign up here!  Renée Cormier has had a long standing passion for business and for helping others be the best they can be. She is a certified coach who shows you how to move forward and achieve growth in business and all other areas of life. Renée happily shares her business and personal development expertise through a variety of training and coaching programs that create unsurpassed value for her clientele. Would you like some help setting goals and getting things done better and faster than ever before?  Renée is also a published ...
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Put plenty of thought into your business planning and pay attention to the things marketers always do. Marketers understand the value of research, analysis and reflection in directing their efforts. Being thorough in your business research in the early planning stages makes your effort much more efficient. Taking the time to make these tactics part of your overall planning will ultimately save you a lot of time and money. Below are some things you can do to help you get a fuller understanding of the nature of your business so you can execute activities that will actually kick up your results a notch. Conduct a Competitive Analysis:  Understanding ...
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Blogging is critical to your marketing effort.Follow my Eight part series to learn why you should be blogging. By the way, Channel Marketing Alliance has asked me to host a webinar about blogging.  You can sign up here!  About Me: Renée Cormier is a certified coach who shows you how to move forward and achieve growth in business and all other areas of life. Renée happily shares her business and personal development expertise through a variety of training and coaching programs that create unsurpassed value for her clientele. Would you like some help setting goals and getting things done? Get access to unlimited coaching services for ...
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Here's the first of eight reasons why you should still be blogging.  I'll be hosting a webinar on blogging with Channel Marketing Alliance in October. Sign up here! Renée Cormier is a certified coach who shows you how to move forward and achieve growth in business and all other areas of life. Renée happily shares her business and personal development expertise through a variety of training and coaching programs that create unsurpassed value for her clientele. Would you like some help setting goals and getting things done? Get access to unlimited coaching services for a flat fee! Contact Renée for details .
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So, I went to my 30 th high school reunion a few weekends ago.  I learned something very interesting during this event.  Not only was it interesting how people have changed and “matured”, but it was also interesting learning about what others do and explaining what I do to them. It’s very easy for someone to say, “I am a real estate attorney, I work for the post office, I am a plastic surgeon.”  The facial expressions received when it comes to saying “I am a Sales and Marketing executive for a Microsoft partner” are quite interesting.  Some of the questions received: “You work for a what?”, “Oh you work for Microsoft”, “Oh is that fun?” I had to put my ...
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Social media offers business owners a cost-effective way to reach their customers and prospects that is both engaging and profitable. Public relations professionals use social media to help manage the public’s perception of a brand, and marketers understand that social media creates the perfect opportunity to develop brand awareness and remain top of mind so that people will remember you when they need you. The process of accomplishing your marketing and communications objectives through social media is not entirely complicated, but it does require a certain level of expertise and understanding of how to maximize the opportunity before you. Below are some ...
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Microsoft Dynamics AX has been a robust enterprise resource planning tool, but like every digital tool, it needs maintenance. It’s natural for a system to start experiencing errors after years of configurations, updates and the accumulation of data. What can you do to extend the life of your Dynamics AX system, squeezing out every bit of performance until your company decides it’s time to migrate to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations? Get the most out of your current system by taking advantage of our tips below. 1. Clean up Inventory Settlement Tables To minimize errors and keep your system running at optimal speed, we recommend that you keep the ...
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eXtreme365 North America is the place to be this October for any Microsoft Business Applications partner. Here are just a few of the compelling reasons why you simply must register to attend: Attend and reap all the educational benefits of this year’s eXtreme partner event, focused on Executive, Sales and Marketing, and Technical roles. View the session line-up Choose 1 of 5 all-day Dynamics 365 certification exam crash/cram courses offered on Sunday, October 13 th Take the Certification Exam onsite on Monday or Tuesday while the material is still top of mind, for 50% off the normal exam fee – offer exclusive to eXtreme365 North America attendees ...
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Social media monitoring may have been around for a while now, but it’s undoubtedly underutilized by many in the Microsoft Partner ecosystem. So why is that? I believe its a general lack of seeing the benefits of social media marketing, and in turn, people haven’t grasped the value social listening brings, or it could be just the fear of the unknown.    In my research, I have found a lot of marketers have fully comprehended the power of social listening. No longer are the days when social monitoring tools were only available to large companies, now they are available to all sizes of companies and solutions are even free or least not too expensive to ...
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The answer to that question depends on who you are. Since eXtreme is a PARTNER ONLY event, you’re obviously the business owner or a valuable member of the team. So, let’s say you are a… C-Level Executive or Business Owner Day 1, October 13, is usually just for check-in, registration, and a welcome reception. Day 1 is also the first day of the 2-day Executive Exchange experience, with content designed just for you. As a Partner looking to optimize your practice, you’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with Microsoft business leaders and other practice owners/executives. Over the course of 2 full days, you’ll take a deep dive into top-of-mind business ...
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In today's business world, only the fittest survive. Standing still is a recipe for failure. That’s why Microsoft has evolved. The technology has evolved. And partner organizations have evolved. It’s, therefore, no wonder that the eXtreme365 event for Microsoft technology partners has evolved, too.  The eXtreme365 Evolution In the past, eXtreme was strictly a CRM event. But that’s no longer true. In the past, eXtreme was strictly a technical event. But that’s no longer true either. So if you thought you knew what eXtreme365 is all about, think again! eXtreme365 now offers something for everyone: ERP, CRM, and Power Platform, for Technical ...
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There are numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) that we as Marketers need to pay attention to. Member engagement is one of our vital KPIs and measures important indicators for us, like efficacy of our nurture marketing campaign and membership renewal rates. What does engagement look like, and how can you measure it? Depending on your customer relationship management (CRM) or marketing automation systems, there are ways to track your audiences’ participation with you. For example, creating a login and accepting the terms and conditions on your website could be worth a certain point value, while downloading an ebook or tip sheet could be worth additional ...
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Tampa, FL, USA: Dynamic Communities, the business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, announces registration is now open for the inaugural Summit Australia for Microsoft Business Applications , taking place in Melbourne, Australia the week of August 19, 2019. Summit Australia delivers the can’t-miss annual conference for users and partners of the Microsoft Business Applications platform – featuring education on the Power Platform (Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow), education on Dynamics 365, and sessions on Dynamics AX, CRM, GP, and BC/NAV. 20 August:  Partner Only Pre-Day Partner executives, ...
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Tampa, FL, USA: Dynamic Communities, a business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, announces registration is now open for the 8th annual Dynamics GP Tech Conference, located in Fargo, ND, September 9-11, 2019. Register now. The Dynamics GP Tech Conference is the only conference dedicated to the technical learning and educational opportunities of Microsoft Dynamics GP Partners. Attend to: Learn and earn CPE credits via tailored Consultant and Developer education for new and seasoned Partners, including GP Core Credentialing Exams. Discover the latest Dynamics GP developments, including ...
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Tampa, FL, USA:  Dynamic Communities, the business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, announces the addition of 5 members from user organizations who will serve a 2-year term in joining the D365UG|CRMUG Board of Advisors according to Clarissa Simpson, Chairperson of the D365UG|CRMUG Board of Advisors. “Communities are the perfect place for learning, growth and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.  We continue to see exceptional growth and partake in the advantages of membership in our Dynamics User’s Groups, which serve participants of the Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM User Groups. ...
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Work smarter, not harder—you’ve heard the phrase, but have you thought about how you can apply that philosophy to your marketing automation platform?   Let’s start with the basics: your marketing automation platform is good for more than sending out the occasional newsletter. When used correctly, you can leverage your marketing automation platform to nurture leads, upsell and cross-sell current clients on additional services, gain market research insights, support paid media campaigns, re-engage old opportunities, remind clients of renewal dates, and more.   And the best part about it? Running these activities through a marketing automation platform ...
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