Episode 89: Markus Erlandsson talks to Timothy Spell from OpenWater about customer acquisition and how they seek new customers, in past as well as under quarantine. Tim explains how they have used SEO and ads on keywords to get traffic together with attending conferences they grew about 35% each year. Now they work with virtual conferences and got 1000 visitors for a webinar. Tim continues to talk about how they started with the first sales and got going and how that has transformed into today’s partner-focused selling.
Tim Spell is the CEO of OpenWater He is based in the Washington, DC area. As a CEO he is incredibly passionate about non-profit work and was previously at the consulting and accounting firm KPMG.
Episode 88: Markus Erlandsson talks to Daryl LaBar from Gap Integrity and Jonas Rapp from CRM-Konsulterna about Early Bound Generator Vs Latebound Constants Generator where Jonas and Daryl battle to settle which tool is better.
Episode 87: Markus Erlandsson talks to Gustaf Westerlund about 2020 Release wave 1 where Gustaf takes us through his best of list on the new things that are coming
Team Member restrictions enforcement
Power Automate and UI Flows
First party app feature restrictions
Backup restore, with more things
Maker experience improvements
Power Apps Portals
Case resolution close dialog
Canvas components are generally available
Use business process flows in Office 365 apps
Gustaf Westerlund, 8xMVP, Founder, CIO and Principal Consultant of CRM-Konsulterna. Primarily works as Solution Architect, bridging the gap between business and tech. With a deep understanding of both what it means to run a business and over 15 years experience of implementing Dynamics CRM/365 involved in probably close to 200 projects he has extensive experience from almost all industries and all sizes of business and organizations. Loves community and co-founded the Swedish Dynamics 365 User group and never misses any of the larger user group summits. Humanist that loves people and their ability to fully become their potential. Truly believes everyone has a place, they just need to find it!
Markus Erlandsson talks to Nick Doelman about Power Apps Portals and how they are evolving. Nick starts with explaining a bit of the recent history from Adx Portals to Dynamics Portals to the new Power Apps Portals. Then he continues to the new designer and how you can use portals in both consumer and business relationships, how you get started using the templates. What is the difference to the Event Portal in Marketing, licensing tips and tricks and more.
Nick Doelman is Microsoft
Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Dynamic Communities
All-Star award winner. Nick’s has been engaged as a subject matter expert
in over 100 Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365 and Power Platform projects covering a
wide range of industries and sectors. Nick is currently an independent trainer,
consultant, speaker, podcaster and blogger.
Nick is also a nationally qualified competitive Powerlifter and has competed at the 2018 and 2019 Canadian National Powerlifting Championships
Markus Erlandsson talks to John Gravely from SalesSpark about how John has managed to build and sell two international ISVs and now has started his third. John explains what he thinks is important when looking for an idea in the CRM space, then John continues to explain how to build his team and what values are important. How to attract talent and build a support organisation and use Microsoft Partner to your benefits.
John is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SalesSpark with overall responsibility for sales and marketing. SalesSpark is John’s 3rd startup in the Dynamics 365 CRM space. John was previously the founder and CEO of ClickDimensions, a provider of marketing automation solutions for Dynamics 365. John founded ClickDimensions in 2010 and lead the company through three years on the INC 500 (2015 – 2017) before selling to private equity firm Accel KKR. Prior to ClickDimensions, John founded and lead c360 Solutions, a provider of add-on solutions in the early days of Dynamics CRM. John sold c360 to a public company (China Dot Com) in 2006.
Episode 84: Markus Erlandsson talks to Guus Krabbenborg from Dynamics and More about Digital Transformation and what a makes a digital transformation project successful. Guus start with explaining what is important and how to succeed by doing the journey yourself first.
Guus Krabbenborg is a highly-experienced business trainer and consultant with a well-earned reputation in the international Microsoft Dynamics arena. He has managed and co-owned several software companies and was Sales Director for Navision Software in The Netherlands.
Guus is co-founder and
co-owner of QBS Group, the successful Value Add SMB Distributor for Microsoft
Dynamics partners in the EMEA region, that support 750+ Dynamics partners in
25+ countries. Over the last 15 years Guus has delivered inspiring business
training and presentations to hundreds of Dynamics partners and end-users all
over the world. During the last years with a particular attention to business
transformation and digital transformation.
Recently, Guus started
a fresh new company called ‘Dynamics and More’. This company supports Microsoft
Dynamics customers and partners with high impact services in the domains of
Strategy, Digital Transformation, Marketing, Sales and Project Success.
Guus also is a member of the Partner Advisory Council for DIRECTIONS4PARTERS – the community of D365 BC partners in the EMEA and ASIA regions.
Finally, Guus is a frequent speaker at various international Microsoft events like Inspire, eXtreme365 and DIRECTIONS (for partners) and the SUMMIT eventS of DYNAMIC Communities (for customers). His approach is perceived by both customers and partners as inspiring, creative and provocative – but always entertaining.
Episode 83: Markus Erlandsson talks to Guro Faller from Avanade about Dynamics 365 Marketing where Guro explains the capabilities and the features of the application. Guro talks about Customer journeys, email marketing, asset management and event management, she continues to explain how Marketing and Sales works together and what is new in the latest 2019 Release wave 2.
Guro has ten years’ experience in IT, working in different roles varying from support and applications maintenance, event management, user experience, digital marketing, customer service and everything evolving around CRM-systems; she has for the last seven years focused her career around CRM and Dynamics platform. Currently working as Head of CRM in Avanade Norway and Solution Architect.
Episode 82: Markus Erlandsson talks to Rachel Profitt from RSM about Dynamics 365 Talent and how you can use it. Rachel starts with explaining what the three areas: Attract, Onboarding and Core HR do. What the functionality is and how connections to external systems such as LinkedIn works. Rachel discusses how they at RSM themselves use Talent and the benefits they get out of it.
Rachel Profit is a Microsoft MVP and started her career in Axapta version 2.5 more than 17 years ago since then she has been in various role regarding Dynamics AX and later Dynamics 365 F&O. Ranging various roles from IT Help Desk and training to implementing and solution Architect with a very strong background in the Retail, Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, and Life Sciences Industries. She is very passionate about training and helping users understand how to get the most out of their ERP implementation.
Episode 81: Markus Erlandsson talks to Furqan Ali from Microsoft about Premier Field Engineers. Furqan starts with explaining what Premier Field Engineers (PFE) do and why Microsoft offers this service, then he continues to explain what types of work there are and how it is delivered. What does it take to become a PFE and how fun it is.
Furqan Ali specializes in Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement technology at Microsoft and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Furqan has been working with CRM systems for the past 13 years in which during the past 7 years he is associated with Microsoft CRM/ Dynamics/ CE. Furqan has a passion about automation and loves to see the smile on the customers
Episode 80: Markus Erlandsson talks to Dian Taylor from RSM about Project Service Automation and what the functionality is. Dian starts with explaining what PSA can do and how to use it, she then continues to describe how to use it both for waterfall as well as agile projects. Dian explains how to use the sales module as a forecasting tool for PSA and how to use scheduling and billing. The talk ends with how the future for PSA might be.
Dian Taylor specializes in Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement technology and process at RSM in West Palm Beach, Florida. In this role as a Presales Consultant, she designs custom demonstrations for RSM prospects. Her prior experience in solution designing, implementing, configuring and customizing several complex scenarios in various industry sectors has helped her build relevant customer demos. She has the unique ability to clarify D365 strategies and objectives: modeling and optimizing business processes, defining user requirements, designing fit for purpose and cost effective D365 solutions