From gatekeeper to innovator: the transformational effect of digital finance with Dynamics 365

A few months ago, the Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group, part of the mighty property group that owns the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, said it had chosen to adopt Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations in the cloud as its new back-office ERP system. “We are transforming our business model through digitisation that would take us to the next level in providing world-class service to our guests,” said Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group. “In …

How You Find Your Next London Microsoft Dynamics 365 Resource

If you are a decision-maker in a business that is thinking about introducing a London Microsoft Dynamics solution, it can be challenging to know where to begin. With that in mind, we have produced a comprehensive guide to help you find the right resource for your London-based project.  Step one: Understanding the scope of your project The first thing on your agenda should be to work out the scope of your project as this will help you understand how much resource you’re going to require from …

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Everything We Learnt at Microsoft Inspire to Help You Be a Better Microsoft Partner

Microsoft Inspire is the corporation’s annual Partner conference which runs over two days and helps the global Microsoft community to see what the company’s vision is for the future. Held, as it is each year, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 15-19, this was a big year for the Microsoft Partner community, so allow us to break down the main announcements, and explain why that will help you be a better Microsoft Dynamics Partner. Organizational and Partner changes From Azure to, Microsoft …

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Why Microsoft Dynamics 365 Is Everything You Need for Project Management

When your business gets past a certain stage, it is more than likely that you are going to need to employ a project management tool. Here, we explain why Microsoft Dynamics 365 contains everything you need to run smooth projects and keep your team on track.   What is Microsoft Dynamics 365?  Microsoft’s enterprise solutions are currently going through a period of transformation in an effort to keep up with the needs of individuals, teams and businesses around the world. Most recently, …

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Partners: Three Key Considerations for Your Microsoft Dynamics Business

It is clear that the Microsoft Dynamics business is currently going from strength to strength. With more and more resources being poured into the tech by Microsoft, and increased sales due to improved user-experience and functionality, now is a great time to be focussing your business on Dynamics. There are a number of things that make establishing and growing a Microsoft Dynamics-focused business more complicated than it used to be. From the growth and prevailing dominance of the cloud and IoT …

How to keep a Dynamics 365 implementation from stalling

Whatever the nature of the business, ERP systems, such as MS Dynamics 365 Business Central, are complex beasts and a challenge to implement. The whole process can take multiple months, even years, and will typically have a knock-on effect on other departments and systems not directly linked to the upgrade. A successful project can offer a business the opportunity to optimise its entire value chain as the technology can connect seamlessly with other systems. But, there are a lot of moving parts …

5 Command Bar Customization Tips for Dynamics 365 Developers

Customizing Command Bars is often one of the first tasks a Dynamics 365 developer needs to learn how to do.  Here are a few tricks to keep in mind that will help you avoid costly mistakes in the future. Understand RibbonDiffXML Dynamics CE works by storing a standard model of the Command Bar in memory.  Any modifications made to the model are stored in an xml file called RibbonDiffXML.  (Called this because older versions of Dynamics CRM used Ribbons in place of Command Bars). Thus, this file …

When Coding is NOT the Solution (Dynamics 365 CE)

Developers are often tempted to start writing code to fix new problems as they are discovered.  However, in the Dynamics 365 CE world, this behaviour can often cause problems and add costs for the future.  While there are definitely times when writing code is necessary, let’s take a look at some important things to consider before writing your first line of code. Maintenance First, let’s tackle the issue of maintenance.  Remember this: every piece of code written becomes a maintenance point. …

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Flickr, LinkedIn, Dynamics 365 and the joy of slowness

Remember Flickr? The photo-sharing platform was one of the original social media pioneers; beloved of its users and admired by Silicon Valley, Yahoo snapped it up for a song in 2005. Fast forward to today, and Flickr languishes far behind its brasher competitor Instagram, its number of active users steadily dwindling down towards zero. It’s an old story; one that’s been around as long as the Internet. When a technology giant swallows an innovative new start-up, the key qualities that made …

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How recruiters are becoming number crunchers

“I am not a number! I am a free man!” cried Patrick McGoohan in cult 1960s TV programme The Prisoner. The technocracy that rules so much of modern life would likely disagree. Whether we like it or not, our lives are defined by numbers. Everyone who uses digital technology leaves a trail of data from which analysts can build a frighteningly accurate portrayal of their behaviours, their personality and even their most sensitive secrets. The recent furore over Cambridge Analytica has highlighted …