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May, 2012

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    Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Service Bureau Special Offer – Nurture Butterfly Trial

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    The US Microsoft Dynamics marketing team is excited to announce another great offer for partners from one of the Marketing Services Bureau vendors.

    The Nurture Butterfly Platform has Expanded!

    Try our latest features and content FREE for 15 days

    Nurture Butterfly is a complete social media and email marketing solution specifically for Microsoft partners. You can be up and running in under an hour. Ready made Tweets and Facebook status updates let you sustain an effective social + email marketing program in under 30 minutes per week! Includes training and support.

    NEW! Email Social Digests

    If you are like most businesses on the web today, the number of Facebook fans and Twitter followers you have pales in comparison to the number of email addresses you have. Social Digests meld email with your social marketing efforts. A digest is a collection of the most recent messages that you have posted to social media sites. This collection is assembled into an email message and sent every week to your email list. By contacting people with email, it reminds them of the social conversation and directs them back to that conversation for further engagement. Think of it as an alternative or in addition to your email newsletter!

    NEW! Obtain Leads with Social Promotions

    Finally - a way to use social media for lead capture. With Butterfly Publisher you can provide special, time and quantity limited, group deals and high value content that captures emails automatically. Social Promotions let you provide incentives that generate social referrals and the growth of your networks!

    Please access PartnerSource for complete offer details and pricing information.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics FY12 Q4 New Offers for Microsoft Dynamics ERP Existing Customers

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    Our Microsoft Dynamics Existing Customer Marketing Team shares this important update regarding two new offers available in the United States and Canada.

    • Microsoft Dynamics ERP User Offer
    • Microsoft Dynamics ERP Business Ready Licensing (BRL) Module Offer

    Now is a great time to connect with your customers and talk to them about expanding their ERP solution with these two special offers.

    Microsoft Dynamics ERP User Offer

    Effective May 1, 2012 through the end of the business day June 22, 2012 Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 customers can receive up to a 20% discount off of Microsoft’s standard list price for additional user licenses purchases. Customers on AX 2012 can receive up to the greater of a 20% discount or the applicable volume discount built into the Business Value Licensing (BVL) price list.

    What’s more, they only have to purchase a minimum of 2 licenses to be eligible for the discount.

    Microsoft Dynamics ERP Business Ready Licensing (BRL) Module Offer

    Effective May 1, 2012 through the end of the business day on June 22, 2012, eligible Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 customers can receive up to a 15% discount off of Microsoft’s standard list price for a la carte module licenses.

    For complete offer details please visit PartnerSource

    --Kevin

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    Track Your Progress through the Give Me 5 Partner Incentive Report

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    Our US Microsoft Dynamics ERP team is excited to announce the launch of the Give Me 5 Partner Incentive Portal! Purpose of the portal is to allow you the ability to log in and understand exactly where you are at in the attainment towards the Rebate Incentive.

    The Portal is exceedingly simple and really does a good job of providing real time visibility for partners on how close/far you are away from rebate attainment. To access the report, please follow the instructions provided in the FY12 ERP SMB Partner Incentive Report Guide.

    As a reminder, the Give Me 5 Offer ends on June 22, 2012.

    Access the incentive report and offer details on PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    New Online Form Experience for Submitting Operations Service Requests

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    The Microsoft Dynamics Operations team shares this important update today.

    A new and improved online service request submission form launched in May to improve the experience for partners needing MBS Operations assistance. The form has been completely redesigned so it is more intuitive and much simpler to use. Based on your input, options have been updated to define your request, specify if there is a particular customer associated with the request, attach pertinent files and track the request through message options.

    Plus now you will have the visibility to view case history for service requests as well as chat cases. The updated form will provide a simple method for MBS partners in all countries to submit queries and for the service request processes to now be aligned globally.

    For more information, please visit PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    Customer Effective Accesses New Markets and Minimizes Sales Cycles by Leveraging the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace

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    A Blog Series for Microsoft Dynamics Partners by Christian Lindberg, Solution Sales & Marketing, Microsoft Dynamics Partner Team.

    Listing its solution called Customer Effective: FinServ for Microsoft Dynamics CRM on the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace brings a steady stream of new business opportunities to Customer Effective. Mike Rogers, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Customer Effective, explains, “We receive an average of eight new contacts per month through our Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace listing. Of those, an average of four turn into qualified leads and engage with us in conversations about their goals and visions for the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM in their business.”

    “Through the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace, we hear from many people in micro-vertical market segments, so we can effectively increase our exposure and visibility in certain areas,” says Rogers. “The potential purchasers tend to be extremely sophisticated. They need to meet highly specific requirements within budget constraints.” In pursuing the new business that the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace generates for Customer Effective, the company’s sales representatives find that they can significantly shorten the sales cycle. “By effectively aligning customer needs and our solution offering, starting with an introduction through the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace, we can cut the sales cycle in half, from six to eight months down to two to three months,” states Rogers. “We can increase our sales volume, and customers receive their solution sooner. Everybody wins!”

    Read the full story: http://bit.ly/Jbtkt0

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    Microsoft Partner, Ask Distribution, Succeeds with the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace

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    A Blog Series for Microsoft Dynamics Partners by Christian Lindberg, Solution Sales & Marketing, Microsoft Dynamics Partner Team.

    As a small business, Microsoft partner Ask Distribution has always relied on the web to drive sales. Making its solutions and services discoverable and getting qualified leads, however, has been a challenge until the company began taking advantage of the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace. Says Gideon Ellis, CEO of Ask Distribution, “Compared to our old strategy of search engine optimization and paid keyword search with Google, the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace provides us with much better qualified leads and more of them—as many as six per day versus three with Google.”

    Reflecting on the move to the marketplace, Ellis goes on to note, “The Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace has been very successful for us—it’s where we get most of our business and it allows us to compete against even the big players out there.”

    Read the full story: http://bit.ly/Ka2MIT

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