Yesterday was Day 2 of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) taking place in Los Angeles, California. The day featured keynotes from Satya Nadella, President of the Servers and Tools Business, Kurt DelBene, President of the Office Division, and Kirill Tatarinov, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions discussing the opportunities for partner success in the cloud. Andy Lees, President of Microsoft Mobile Communication Business, and Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of the OEM Division, talked about opportunities surrounding smart devices and Windows Phone.
Showcasing Emerging Technology at Worldwide Partner Conference
Over at the Microsoft BizSpark One Partner Pavilion (Booth 1207) at the Solution Innovation Expo, 10 BizSpark One members are showcasing their solutions for the Microsoft partner community at WPC. Here’s a bit more about Exceedra, ClickDimensions, Broad Digital, Artesian Solutions and Pyramid Analytics –
Exceedra: Insight Driven Planning
Exceedra, recognized as a rising star by the Guardian Newspaper’s Tech Media Invest 2010, focuses on commercial and supply chain planning and insight, helping companies in the consumer goods, manufacturing, retailing and wholesale sectors to improve revenues, margins and service levels through better insight and planning. CP foods, for example, is one of the largest added value food producers in the world and implemented Exceedra’s forecasting solution to improve their forecast accuracy and speed. Vimto Soft Drinks, one of the UKs fastest growing soft drink companies also selected Exceedra to improve integrated business planning and customer insight. Discover more about Exceedra in this video.
ClickDimensions: Email marketing and marketing automation for Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Honored out of more than 3,000 entrants, ClickDimensions was listed among the top finalists for the 2011 Microsoft Dynamics Solution Partner of the Year Award, which recognizes honors excellence in providing innovative and unique solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. The ClickDimensions Email Marketing and Marketing Automation solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM enables marketers to generate and qualify high quality leads while providing sales the ability to prioritize the best leads and opportunities.
Broad Digital: Full billing solutions, a subscription billing and payment on Cloud and On-Premise solution on Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
The Broad Bill system by Broad Digital is a full subscription billing and payment solution for Dynamics CRM, available on premised, on cloud, partner-hosted, and on the Dynamics Online platform. With Broad Bill On-Premise or Cloud services billing you can suit every business model for your customer; you can meter usage charges – and pay as you go, modular pricing, fixed charges, pay-per-use and more.
Artesian Solutions: Social CRM for sales and customer Service fully integrated into Dynamics CRM 2011 delivered through the cloud.
Recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor for CRM 2010, a finalist for the Microsoft BizSpark Worldwide Partner of the Year, and the winner of the 2010 European BizSpark Summit, Artesian Solutions provides semantic-based sales intelligence and market intelligence technology delivered through the cloud which radically reduces the cost, time and pain of filtering the web to identify the key insights and sales triggers which drive commercial performance. Artesian’s clients include Barclays, SITA Suez, BusinessStream, Vodafone, JDA, EPICOR and many others.
Pyramid Analytics: Web-based enterprise BI platform designed for business users
Pyramid Analytics produces Business Intelligence (BI) tools that render enterprise BI intuitive to the business user. Custom designed for the market leading BI products – Microsoft SQL Server and Analysis Services – Pyramid’s interface has both the familiarity and the seamless integration of an Office productivity suite, yet provides powerful analytic capabilities. Pyramid’s BI tools are designed to handle very large datasets, and can be promptly deployed to 100s and 1000s of users, finally making enterprise BI truly cloud compatible.
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