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Jan 26, 2023

This episode is sponsored by KwikTag by enChoice.

 

The world of work has changed in recent years, and today's AP departments find themselves working to meet both the performance demands of their businesses and the career interests of employees.


Our guests on this episode, Mary Miller and Sean Fitzgerald of KwikTag by enChoice, share their perspective on recent research on the impact of remote work and the implications on enterprise software investment. They share their own experiences working with companies to embrace the digital world and making sense of the marketplace and their employees' needs.

 

We also discuss why the profile of a company adopting AP automation is changing and the outcomes that finance departments are seeking from their software investments.

 

Show Notes

  • 2:00 - New findings on the sentiment toward remote work
  • 6:00 - The priority of AP before and after Covid and a real customer's experience ramping up quickly
  • 11:15 - Customer and employee expectations of an AP automation project today
  • 15:00 - Perception vs reality of what kinds of organization invests in AP automation
  • 19:15 - How a single dad managed AP during the pandemic while working from home and making time for his children
  • 24:30 - Implications of AP technology investment for companies moving ERP to the cloud
  • 30:00 - Why Business Central customers want solutions that allow them to be more proactive on budgeting, planning, analysis, and process improvement
  • 35:45 - Looking at the hiring and talent retention landscape

 

KwikTag by enChoice leads digital transformation as the one system for AI-powered invoice capture and workflow automation. With 20+ years of experience in the Dynamics community, KwikTag offers intelligent, cloud AP automation solutions for Dynamics GP and Business Central that provide a completely digital, touchless workflow and automatic transaction creation in your ERP. Visit kwiktag.com to learn how AP automation could benefit your business.

 

To learn more about the reasons companies are automating accounts payable, read this whitepaper: 5 Reasons Companies Are Automating AP. Watch this video to learn how a company using Dynamics GP transformed their AP process as a result of the pandemic and the work-from-anywhere era: Customer Spotlight: American Software.

Jan 9, 2023

This episode is sponsored by Formpipe.

Formpipe’s Business Solutions Consultants Soren Hjorth and Stefan Kristiansen join us to discuss commonly seen document management requirements in the Dynamics community. As more customers modernize from on-premises to cloud ERP solutions, their requirements and expectations for document automation often change, our guests say. Organizations today want greater speed, universal access and control, and better integrations, among other things. We also discuss what's new at Formpipe, including the next major version of Lasernet and some of the forward-looking plans of Dynamics customers looking to document management more holistically.

Show Notes

  • 2:00 - What are customers asking for frequently today (more performance, better flexibility and responsiveness to requirements)?
  • 9:00 -  The role of paper printing in today's business (especially in the US) and how businesses are moving away from paper
  • 10:30 - How to find speed gains in the document automation and printing process
  • 11:30 - Changes in customer requirements in recent years
  • 13:30 - Customer expectations today for a document management solution: better understanding of what solutions can provide
  • 16:00 - How to scope and prioritize document management needs to get the most out your investment
  • 18:30 - Learning about what an organization does well in their Dynamics system today
  • 22:00 - What's new with Formpipe Lasernet today -  app integration, scanning, adding applications
  • 25:15 - Working together with the Power Platform
  • 27:45 - What's new at Formpipe - planning for the new release, hosting options, integrating marketing goals

For more information on Lasernet for Dynamics and Formpipe, please visit: www.formpipe.com or please check out Formpipe’s content on MSDW.

Jan 2, 2023

Dynamics ERP veterans Tanya Henderson and Steve Endow join the podcast to discuss their new ISV venture focused on the Dynamics 365 Business Central market, Blue Dragonfly. They also talk about their overall career journeys from a focus mostly on Dynamics GP a few years ago to now working primarily with Business Central. They bring some unique observations to what's happening in the BC space, including their outlook on how AppSource is changing, the differences in how Microsoft seems to run its BC R&D organization compared to the old GP team, and how the global community interacts more or less 24x7 around the world. They also offer some interesting ideas for what it takes for other GP professionals to get up to speed on BC.

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Show Notes

  • 1:45 - How Tanya and Steve each got their start with Business Central
  • 5:45 - The origins of their new ISV business based on Business Central: Blue Dragonfly
  • 9:30 - The decision to develop new ISV products for the BC space
  • 13:00 - Blue Dragonfly's first product, recurring billing
  • 16:00 - Developing product ideas and plans
  • 17:30 - The per-tenant extension opportunity in BC
  • 22:00 - The decision to commit to BC: architecture, licensing, marketplace, administration, and more
  • 25:15 - AppSource experiences as a BC ISV - why current standards can cause concerns for some apps
  • 29:15 - Best practices for an ISV in an app-centric Business Centric world
  • 33:00 - Using Azure services for optimal cloud-based solutions
  • 36:00 - What to look ahead to in 2023 and the community's influence
  • 42:00 - Microsoft's adoption of GitHub and the broader agile transformation of BC
  • 44:45 -  Preparing to work with partners and customers in 2023 on products and services
  • 50:45 - Steve's multi-year effort to gain expertise in BC
  • 52:15 - 2023 conferences where you can hear from Tanya and Steve
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