Peter A. Jensen
I have been with Microsoft since 2002, but I have been with Dynamics even longer, starting out with a Dynamics NAV partner in 1992. I currently lead the Partner Programs team in the US Dynamics organization and look forward to keeping in touch with the US Dynamics Partner Community on this blog.
In the face of an increasingly competitive and challenging marketplace, your customers are constantly forced to do more with less. As a result, they are demanding solutions that work smart—and lean. By educating them on how to effectively harness the power of their ERP systems, you can help them move their business—and yours—more securely into the future and even gain a competitive advantage.
To work smart, businesses need software that reflects the way their people really work, so they can be more productive—and meet complex challenges. As a Microsoft partner, you are in a unique position to respond to these needs by offering solutions that can help your customers extend the reach of their technology to connect people, processes, and information, so they can respond quickly and with confidence to the changing demands of their business. With Microsoft Dynamics GP, you can help your customers to build a foundation for the future that goes beyond standalone applications, to extend their traditional ERP systems throughout their organization and transform their business. These resources have been created for you to help communicate, demonstrate and validate the combined power of Microsoft Dynamics GP and the Microsoft Office System.
Also, make sure to visit the Extending the Reach website.
The Partner Event provides partners with an excellent opportunity to network, learn, and share ideas in an open and inviting atmosphere. The next event scheduled for September 20-22, 2009 in Fargo, ND.
Registration for The Partner Event 2009 is available now!
The Partner Channel's regular speakers plus some new faces are working on session content right now. On Thursday, June 18, partners will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite session ideas, helping The Partner Channel make sure that The Partner Event is delivering what partners want. Final event content will then be shared on Thursday, June 25.
In the meantime, you can view the agenda and read about the Keynote Sessions.
A NEW Accounting Library comparison of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise version 9.0 is now available! Discover the high-level functionality differences between these two applications to help prospects and partners understand why moving to Microsoft Dynamics GP continues to be a Smart Move.
To download the analysis, navigate to the Partner Resource Kit for Competitive Migration for Microsoft Dynamics GP on PartnerSource, then look under the "Evaluate" section and you'll find: The Accounting Library review of GP vs. QB Enterprise (Updated).
Tomorrow's Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Call features Barbara Pfeiffer from The Nurture Institute.
Marketing Execution on a Shoestring
Over the past few months, our marketing focused community calls have covered your marketing plan, your online presence, and relationships and referrals. Now we will bring these core pieces together with a focus on AFFORDABLE, impactful demand generation.
This web seminar will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:00am Pacific.
Click here to register.
We’re pleased to announce updates for two key Ready-to-Go campaigns:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Ready-to-Go Campaign
Microsoft Dynamics GP Ready-to-Go Campaign (Formerly Microsoft Dynamics Financial Management Solutions)
Our Ready-to-Go Campaigns for Microsoft Dynamics give partners guidance and targeted resources for marketing and selling solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. Over the past year, our partners have made extensive use of campaign offerings, and we’re committed to meeting their requests to enhance the site. These new updates deliver enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP campaigns that we’ll continue to build on through FY10.
What’s new for both campaigns?
For both Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP campaigns, we’ve added key offerings that topped the list for partner feedback:
Didn’t get a chance to attend the most popular Microsoft Dynamics GP partner event of the year? Not to worry! After exceeding the maximum registration in nearly every city visited across the United States and Canada (twelve in all), the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management and Marketing teams have recorded the Get More! Microsoft Dynamics GP Sales Seminar into a 4 part web seminar series for you to view on demand! One of the highest ranked series of events based on completed evaluation this year, over 250 Microsoft Dynamics GP partners resoundingly stated they would recommend this seminar to others.
Register to access these on demand web seminars through the links provided below:
Our Chat Now service is now available on the Partner Community website for all Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community members. This service allows users the ability to chat online with a live Microsoft Dynamics sales representative. Try the Chat Now service for the fastest resolution to your presales, sales, and marketing questions.
Chat Now gives partners personal service in a convenient, instant-message style format. With one click, you can start a chat conversation to get marketing and sales questions resolved in real time without delay.
Normal service hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Central Time.
In today’s economic climate, delivering business value is more important than ever. Attend any of 15 breakout sessions, including ones focused on overall ERP and CRM strategy, one specific to each Microsoft Dynamics product, and many designed for CEOs and sales and marketing professionals. This year, interactive breakout session formats enable you to engage directly with session leaders. Plus, you gain exclusive access to the latest information, insights, and vision directly from Microsoft leadership.
Help us plan for the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference by quickly indicating whether you plan to attend the following sessions for Microsoft Dynamics partners. Take the survey.
View the PartnerSource WPC page here.
Tomorrow's Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Call features Joe Mechlinski from EntreQuest.
Using Your EQ versus IQ: Selling Through Social MediaIn this web seminar, we will discuss how to build community, nurture relationships and develop an integrated marketing approach that keeps you in the right place at the right time when your client/prospect is ready to buy. Partners will be exposed to a mix of social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) and learn how to leverage their social media efforts to drive more partner revenue.
This web seminar will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00am Pacific.
Join us for the Microsoft Dynamics Hour, a monthly live meeting event that will focus on one or two key operational topics or trainings, in-depth, each month. Executive Sponsorship presents partners with the opportunity to hear a monthly "State of the Business" update in the first part of each program from a senior member of the Microsoft Dynamics Operations Team.
In June, James O’Connor the General Manager of MBS Worldwide Operations will join the Dynamics Hour as the executive sponsor to share a state of the business focused on the Fiscal Year-end. Then Senior Credit Manger, Ronan Fenton will explain the new credit terms and how to best handle credits on your account. Finally, Operations Account Manager, John Bergman will walk you through strategy and tips to help make placing your year-end orders as easy as possible.
Register today for this session! The web seminar takes place at 9:00am Pacific on Thursday, June 4.