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Now displaying: April, 2022
Apr 28, 2022

We wrap up a busy April with a news roundup edition of the podcast. We begin with a dive into some performance details from Microsoft's Q3 2022 earnings, including a miss on Dynamics revenue, strength in Power Platform, and stabile and healthy Azure growth. From there we discuss recent news about Dynamics SMB strategy and leadership, industry partnerships, Azure in Africa, HR, and more.

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Apr 22, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Avanade.

 

Ecolab, a leading provider of water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services, has undergone major business transformation initiatives using Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. On this episode we hear from Ecolab's Rachel Hart, program manager for Industrial sales and service applications, in conversation with leaders from Avanade's North American sales and service team. They discuss Ecolab's organizational and technical accomplishments and how the investments in digital transformation have been executed in a way that benefits the organization.

 

Rachel explains that the work is much more than just technology and platforms, it’s innovating to enable the right user experience and ensuring your users are setup for success.

 

From Avanade:

If your organization is on a similar journey and you want to learn more, you can reach out to Abi Sridhar by email or on LinkedIn.

Apr 19, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Versapay.

From the rise of remote work to the inconveniences of paper checks, it’s no surprise that a recent survey indicated that 93% of CFOs are already digitizing accounting operations. But not all digitization efforts are created equal. This is especially true when integrating solutions with ERPs like Microsoft Dynamics.

In this episode, we speak with Versapay senior product manager Meredith Mitchell and national partner manager David Gersten about the state of AR in 2022, including their experiences building new and improved integrations to Dynamics ERPs, how improved maturity in AR technology aligns with broader goals of the CFO, and their view on evaluating AR solutions.

Show Notes

  • 1:00 - Trends and CFO sentiment around accounting modernization related to Dynamics 365
  • 7:30 - Global conditions that are motivating businesses to modernize AR: pandemic changes, inflation pressures, security
  • 12:00 - The benefits of building a network between vendors and buyers
  • 18:00 - Recommendations for modernizing finance with Dynamics ERPs
  • 23:00 - Launching Versapay's newer Dynamics 365 Finance & SCM integration
  • 26:00 - Microsoft tools and technology that show promise for CFO needs
  • 30:00 - Why e-commerce integration shows so much promise
  • 32:00 - Looking to the future at Versapay for product development and new partner opportunities

A message from Versapay:

Put what you learned here about Versapay's integrated payment solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 into action. Book and attend a meeting with Versapay and you’ll get a complimentary $15 gift card to Starbucks or Uber Eats.

 

Conditions:

  • To receive a $15 Starbucks or Uber Eats gift card, you must book and attend a meeting with a Versapay Sales Development Representative.
  • This offer is only available to people located in North America (USA and Canada)
Apr 11, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Binary Stream Software.

The thinking around service-based business models has moved far beyond traditional scenarios. Today, forward-thinking businesses in a range of industries are taking service-oriented (or XaaS) approaches that require all corners of the organization to embrace changes in process and technology.

Our guest, Khaled Nassra of Binary Stream Software, a global software and services firm focusing on subscription management, consolidation accounting, and lease administration, helps us unpack some of the reasons why subscription-based business models are succeeding today. We discuss recent research on the performance of forward-thinking firms compared to their traditional counterparts, regulatory pressures, and the technical fundamentals that make new subscription and service models possible.

Show notes:

  •  1:30 - Describing the origins and concepts around a service-oriented approach to business
  • 4:00 - What does the market really want in terms of a pivot to a service mindset?
  • 5:30 - Research on subscription-based models and their growth potential
  • 7:00 - The legacy vs new market potential for innovation around services and subscriptions
  • 9:30 - Technical fundamentals of new business models
  • 11:45 - The organizational support required for services-focused execution
  • 15:30 - Key regulations for revenue recognition and financial management
  • 18:45 - Microsoft's message on subscription-oriented models to the market and to partners
  • 21:00 - How are partners adapting to offer more subscription-focused offers to clients?
  • 23:00 - Recommendations on getting started with digital tools to support transformation

From Binary Stream:

Binary Stream is a global solution provider for Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERPs with over 20 years of experience supporting over 2500 customers. The company recently cemented its status as an expert in subscription management and completed a licensing agreement with Microsoft for its Subscription Billing Suite solution for Dynamics 365 Finance; and continues to develop leading services and solutions in the space. You can learn more about Binary Stream or get in touch with the team here.

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