Announcing ‘Evolve: The Journey to Dynamics 365’

Evolve: The Journey to Dynamics 365

Evolve: The Journey to Dynamics 365

Join us for our first event focused entirely on Dynamics 365!

What: A town-hall meeting on everything Dynamics 365
When: March 1-2, 2017
Where: Microsoft Technology Center — 3 Park Plaza, Suite 1600 Irvine, CA, 92614
Who should attend: 

  • New enterprise customers and those interested in the latest, scalable ERP and CRM solutions
  • Dynamics AX 2009 and 2012 customers interested in Dynamics 365 roadmap options
  • Customers weighing on-premise, hybrid, and cloud deployment options for their ERP and CRM solutions
  • Professionals across all verticals including IT and Finance as well as ERP Managers and Directors

If your company is wary of going full-cloud, wants to better understand Dynamics 365, or is simply curious what your future roadmap might look like, come to the Microsoft Technology Center from March 1-2 to get all the answers you need at Evolve: the Journey to Dynamics 365.

The event will feature presentations from Microsoft and other industry leaders as well as workshops hosted by our own Dynamics experts. It will wrap up with a town hall-style Q&A on everything Dynamics.

Attendance to this event is free and lunch will be provided both days. Here’s more on the event:

Dynamics 365 feature breakdown

Evolve will begin with a deep-dive into the new features and functionality of Dynamics 365 and Dynamics 365 for Operations (formally Dynamics AX).

We will cover Dynamics 365 functionality, Dynamics 365 Business Apps and integration with Operations, and also outline the resources you can use to continue to gather information.

This session will cover the portfolio of Dynamics 365, providing the high-level functionality value of each Business App as well as BI/Reporting and PowerApps.

  • Project Service Automation
  • Field Service
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Sales/Citizen Portals?
  • PowerBI
  • PowerApps and Flow

The goal of this portion is for you to get a better understanding of how Dynamics 365 can fit into your organization and propel it to a more scalable future.

It is aimed to provide Dynamics newcomers and current End-Users who have little CRM experience with a more detailed look at the functionality specific to each Business App.

We will also cover how data from the individual business apps maps back into Operations and what the User Experience is like.

Dynamics 365 industry experts

Evolve will feature discussions specific to your industry and breakout sessions to facilitate in-depth vertical dialogue.

Industry Roundtables will be held and focused on providing insight on how D365 fits your industry’s needs and its role in shaping the future of the vertical.

Industry experts from Microsoft as well as our own experienced team will join in to highlight specific best practices, customer success stories, licensing options (new and existing), and open Q&A time for the following:

  • Public Sector
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Professional Services – Finance

Dynamics User Group Leadership will be joined by the largest online Dynamics information hub to present what learning, networking, and industry events are coming to you in 2017, including an overview of Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) and MS Dynamics World.

Industry experts will also be available for one-on-one sessions to answer your questions.

Dynamics 365 roadmapping

Evolve will have a heavy focus on what your journey to D365 looks like. We will provide insight on how to create a roadmap that’s in sync with your organization’s transition tempo and appetite for cloud.

We will start with an introduction to Roadmaps and how they play a crucial role in creating an organization that is informed, productive, enabled, and properly supported.

We will also deep-dive into the requirements, tools, and recommended next steps for mapping out your transition roadmap and timeline. Key focus area will include:

  • Infrastructure Requirements and investment Considerations
  • 2009 Migration Strategy and Tools (Migration Kit)
  • 2012 Upgrade Strategy and Tools  (LCS)
  • Dynamics Newcomer Strategy and Next Steps

Our roadmap portion will also cover strategies to extend the shelf-life of 2012 while transitioning, including:

  • Best practices for preparation that you can implement now
  • Mobility
  • Upgrading from 2009 to 2012 R3
  • Lessons Learned – D365 AXM Customers
  • Customer Testimonial
  • Insight into what a Hybrid scenario could look and function like
  • Data Migration best practices to D365
  • List of actionable next steps for executing your transition plan
  • Understanding of new licensing options for existing and new customers
  • Opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from Microsoft and Dynamics Experts

Dynamics 365 infrastructure 

Evolve will outline the requirements needed to implement Dynamics 365 as well as the hybrid options and security features of Dynamics 365.

This session will review the most commonly voiced issues surrounding Cloud and address them with sound data.

Additionally, Microsoft will provide insight on the technical possibilities of going with Azure, including the IoT Suite, Cortana, and associated use cases.

The overall goal of the infrastructure portion is to outfit attendees with a knowledge base to make informed decisions on whether or not the Cloud is the right fit for their organization.

Dynamics 365 and 365 for Operations

Evolve will take a closer look at Dynamics 365 for Operations (formally Dynamics AX).

The goal of this overview session is to provide a deeper look at the ERP functionality Dynamics 365 for Operations contains and what’s to be expected from the solution in 2017.

The discussion will be shaped around how the new capabilities stack up against older Dynamics versions and focused on the following areas:

  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Human Capital Management
  • IT & Cloud

And much more

The event will wrap  up with a general Town Hall style discussion on Dynamics 365 – please bring your questions, concerns, advice, or lessons learned!

Head to our event page for more information or email with any questions!

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