Kevin Machayya is a 15-year veteran of Microsoft and Great Plains Software. He has held various roles in technical support, customer service, and sales operations. For the last 11 years, Kevin has focused on the Microsoft Dynamics partner channel through partner account management, readiness, marketing, resourcing/staffing and development programs.
Connect with the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community on:
Drive License Model Transitions (LMT) before the end of December and win a $400 Amex gift card! Microsoft’s contest for its Dynamics GP, NAV, SL and AX Certified partners rewards the partners who sign the most LMT’s from 10/1-12/23/2009.
To help partners in signing LMTs, see the LMT Easy In Sales Offer here.
Click here for complete partner contest details.
These lively and somewhat humorous monthly broadcast address timely topics and share proven tips for marketing, selling and servicing Microsoft Dynamics effectively. There’s no PowerPoint to watch or URL’s to copy down…the only URL’s will be your hosts…the UnRuly Ladies!!!
The October 7 broadcast at 11:00am Pacific features updates from the News Desk, Dynamics GP Product Management team, Inside Sales, Operations as well as recaps from the the GP Partner Connections and The Partner Event conference. And don’t forget about those jingles!!!! Watch the video below for more information.
Click here to register for the event.
ISV solutions are essential to the Microsoft Dynamics strategy. More and more customers choose a solution because of the value that an ISV has added to a Microsoft Dynamics product by developing a packaged software that fits their specific industry or business needs.
Top ten tips on getting started. If you are an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) new to Microsoft, here are some ideas that have been helpful to others as they engaged with Microsoft. (this is an abbreviated version, check PartnerSource for the complete details).
Some guidance on the first steps:
Some guidance on the first steps:
An exciting update coming yesterday from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management and Marketing team! The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 (Integration Tool) has just released and is generally available for US installs of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
For more information check out the Microsoft Dynamics GP blog.
The Microsoft Dynamics Sales Professional Community is designed to help sales professionals build their sales skills and competencies to support the long-term success of their partner organizations and Microsoft. Enrollment for the Fiscal Year 2010 Program is now open on PartnerSource.
As a member of the Sales Professional Community you will become part of a dynamic, interactive community of sales professionals and peers from across Microsoft and the partner channel; you will be able to participate in high-impact Microsoft Dynamics Sales Academy training that can help you enhance your sales skills; and you could be among those partners recognized for outstanding success in various incentive and recognition opportunities--including coveted membership among the best sales performers in the channel.
Also, register for the Microsoft Dynamics Sales Professional Community FY10 Kick Off web seminar taking place on Tuesday, October 13 at 1:00pm Central. During the session you will hear an overview of the program’s participation requirements and some of the benefits that will be available to members in FY10. The detailed Program Guidelines that specifies additional details for the benefits and FAQ will be available later this month.
Discover a world of training offerings with our daily updates on Twitter! Follow us at http://twitter.com/MSDynReady. We have 60+ followers since launching this communication service last month, so take some time to join today to start receiving MSDynReady's tweets.
Make sure your customers are taking full advantage of all the Microsoft Dynamics features and capabilities they need, while increasing your opportunity for revenue. When customers understand how Microsoft Dynamics solutions can help their organizations save time and money, you can motivate them to invest more in their solution now—and in the future. Invite your customers to this free webcast series and help them learn how to save time and money with their Microsoft Dynamics solutions. Invite your customers TODAY – download the event invitation email here.
Special License Discount
Customers who attend at least one free webcast in the Save Time and Money with Microsoft Dynamics webcast series receive a special license discount.
Microsoft is excited to announce the " STIMULATE YOUR BUSINESS – TRADE UP TO MICROSOFT DYNAMICS ERP" - a Microsoft Dynamics promotion targeting businesses currently using QuickBooks and Peachtree accounting applications that wish to take advantage of the rich functionality offered by Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics SL. The promotion is comprised of an escalating trade-in value based on Microsoft Dynamics product edition and number of users purchased.DETAILS OF THE CUSTOMER OFFEREffective Thursday, October 1, 2009, and available until end of business day (11:59pm CST), Friday June 25, 2010 all existing QuickBooks and Peachtree customers are invited to take advantage of a special trade in promotion when purchasing the Business Essential (BE) edition or Advanced Management (AM) edition of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics SL.
Click here for the offer summary on PartnerSource.
Yesterday, my team officially launched our LinkedIn Group to connect more directly with partners. Through the group we hope to gain valuable insight into the resources partners need to be more successful.
The purpose of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community is to help Microsoft partners more effectively market, sell, and service—with the goal of successfully building your Microsoft Dynamics business and increasing your profitability.
This group is open to Microsoft Dynamics partner professionals to network, share best practices, and interact on topics that are important to your business. The Community is available to partners, ISV’s and Microsoft team members.
Once you join the group, should you have any questions – start a discussion! Other members of the group will be happy to assist.
Martin Sharpe a Research Analyst from Nigel Frank International sent me a note regarding an independent third-party survey that his organization is currently conducting in regards to Microsoft Dynamics salaries. See details below from Martin:
Microsoft Dynamics Salary Survey 2009
Nigel Frank International would like to invite you to complete what is to be our annual survey of Microsoft Dynamics salaries worldwide.
The survey will only take a couple of minutes to complete and your response and any personal details will be kept strictly confidential. The survey is available in the following languages for your convenience: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, and Finnish.
As a thank-you for your contribution we will send you a PDF report of the results once they have been compiled. This will give you an insight into the salaries, opinions and demographics of your Microsoft Dynamics counterparts worldwide.
Click here to access the Nigel Frank International Microsoft Dynamics Salary Survey 2009.
Your response will be greatly appreciated and will help to give everyone in the Microsoft Dynamics community a greater understanding of their profession.
The survey will close on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.