Retail Tech Conference - March 2012

Michael Griffiths, Global Director, Microsoft Dynamics Retail and Distribution, shares this important update today regarding a partner training event being held post-Convergence 2012.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming “Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail Technical Conference 2012”. This conference will be hosted by the Microsoft Dynamics Retail Product Development team in conjunction with the Microsoft Dynamics Sales and Marketing organization.This event will be held on March 22-24 in Houston after the end of Convergence 2012. To address the varying needs of various roles and needs, we have structured this conference into two parallel tracks with varying focus, depth and timelines.

Key details of the event and tracks are below:

Track - 1:  Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail for Sales Professionals

Track - 2:  Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail for Technical Consultants and Implementers

When:

March 22, 2012

March 22 – 24, 2012

Time:

8am  to 6pm

Day 1 & 2:  8am to 6pm

Day 3:  8am to 4pm

Where:

JW Marriott,

5150, Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056

JW Marriott,

5150, Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056

Level:

200

200 and 300

Target Audience:

Sales and Pre-Sales professionals, Account Managers

Functional and Technical consultants, Solution Architects, Developers, Product Support

Cost:

500 USD per person

1,250 USD per person

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch and snacks/beverages. 

Breakfast, Lunch and snacks/beverages for all days.

 

- Overview of Retail Solution and Architecture

- Key solution differentiators, value proposition

- Roadmap and momentum

- Pricing and Licensing

- Focused sessions on key areas of solution including:

o Organization and Channel Management

o Store and Terminal Management

o Merchandising & Inventory Management

o Pricing and Promotions Management

o Point of Sale

o Customer orders & End of Day process

o Payment processing & Online Services

o Reporting and Role Centers

o Overview of Extensibility & key benefits

- Overview of Retail Solution and Architecture

- Key solution differentiators, value proposition

- In-depth sessions on key areas of solution including:

o Organization and Channel Management

o Store and Terminal Management

o Merchandising & Inventory Management

o Pricing and Promotions Management

o Point of Sale

o Customer orders & End of Day process

o Payment processing & Online Services

o Reporting and Role Centers

o Store Inventory

o Store Connect and Transaction Services

o Security, Performance and Scalability

o Deployment, Troubleshooting and Monitoring

o Hardware, OS/DB support, Upgrade

o Locale specific capabilities

o Overview of Extensibility & key benefits

o Extensibility scenario – example in depth

Trainers:

Sessions will be delivered by SMEs from Retail Product Development team

Sessions will be delivered by SMEs from Retail Product Development team

Registration and Participation:

If you are interested in this session, please send an email to dynamicsretail@microsoft.com with the following information, along with Track 1 – Sales in the email subject.

  • Full Name
  • Organization
  • Contact Information (e-mail and Phone)
  • Role Description

You will be notified upon approval with follow up instructions to complete registration. 

Space is highly limited and will be allocated on first come first serve basis

If you are interested in this session, please send an email to dynamicsretail@microsoft.com with the following information, along with Track 2 – Implementation in the email subject.

  • Full Name
  • Organization
  • Contact Information (e-mail and Phone)
  • Role Description

You will be notified upon approval with follow up instructions to complete registration. 

Space is highly limited and will be allocated on first come first serve basis

Miscellaneous:

Access to Retail solution (VM) will be provided to participants for use during and post training day

Access to Retail solution (VM) will be provided to participants for use during and post training day

“Winning in Retail” is a very high priority for Microsoft, and we have seen great success over the past 18 months. We have a unique value proposition in the market, but with that comes unique requirements for resources and skills. Retail specific training is very important for successful deployments. Just knowing Microsoft Dynamics AX is not enough, nor is simply understanding the retail industry. There are a combination of skills required across the POS, store management, merchandising, supply chain and financials that are important to success. 

We see this as a Must-Attend training for any partner serious about retail and planning to engage with us moving forward. The pace of our growth and roadmap acceleration means meeting customer expectations without this level of immersion will be extremely challenging. We will expect that people have participated in this training as a foundation for the deeper, direct engagements. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and we look forward to working with all of you.