Event Update: New sessions add more perspectives on cloud success

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The plans for our upcoming two-day virtual event, the Dynamics Enavation Cloud Expo, continue to expand, with more details on the sessions and experts joining the program schedule.

The free event, running live on November 10 and 11 in partnership with Microsoft gold partner Enavate, is themed around the business realities of developing a cloud strategy for the future of a Dynamics investment. We’ve all heard the promises of what cloud ERP can deliver, but plenty of seasoned managers and executives harbor legitimate concerns about making a significant shift away from an on-premises approach that has served their organizations well. The issues may start with financial questions like new licensing and a different expense model, but other factors also matter like new IT expertise, more frequent changes and updates, and a disruption of the status quo both in IT and the business.

The second type of experience for attendees will be a virtual guided tour of the critical solutions that surround ERP. Just as Microsoft has moved its cloud business applications story forward, solution vendors in this ecosystem have worked to support customers in the cloud.Attendees at the Cloud Expo can expect two primary types of sessions that will address these topics directly. First, Dynamics experts from Enavate, including CEO Thomas Ajspur, enterprise strategy leader Kevin Armstrong, cloud architect Matt Bridges, and others, will discuss cloud topics that impact every Dynamics customer today, like planning for business disruption, understanding tax incentives of SaaS, lessons from real customer experiences, and systems engineering best practices.

Participating ISVs at the Cloud Expo will be presenting two sessions each, sharing their vision for cloud success and the realities of getting there. These vendors have already invested heavily in preparing themselves and their clients for a future that takes advantage of the efficiency and new tools in the cloud. Even if your organization is not ready to move, they will help you understand what it takes to make the change when the time is right.

Here is a selection of these vendors’ presentations on November 10 and 11, all available in the event’s virtual environment.

  • Technology, Integration, Data, Oh My! Empower Your Business with the Right Cloud HCM Tech
    During this session, get a glimpse into how companies are gaining a competitive advantage by leveraging analytics of key business trends and embracing technology integration with other business software applications. Join Ashley Delacy, VP at ADP, to see ADP Workforce Now focus on data analytics and integration capabilities with Business Central.
  • A Dynamic Cloud-Based Platform for Payroll and Human Resources 
    The Greenshades unified Payroll & HR platform includes all the best parts of the compliance and HR software that 35,000 different companies trust today. Learn how this unified, cloud-based Payroll and HR platform solution saves organizations time each week.
  • Accounts Payable Automation in the Cloud for the Remote Workforce
    Regardless of where your employees may be, AP automation technology keeps them up-and-running efficiently. From enhanced visibility to increased ROI, better disaster recovery to automated workflows, AP automation is the key to a streamlined and proficient workforce. Join this session to learn how Dynamics ERP users can benefit from automating their processes with MetaViewer Paperless Automation to keep their finance teams productive, secure, and flexible.
  • Modernize Your Subscription Management Within a Single System
    Discover the advantages of automating your subscription processes directly within D365 Business Central. Join Binary Stream senior consultant Don Ramsay to see how the Subscription Billing Suite enables organizations to flexibly manage pricing, billing, and recognition parameters at the line-item level.
  • How to Succeed in eCommerce During Today’s Business Challenges
    Despite the new business challenges brought on by the pandemic, the e-commerce industry has managed to continue growing. There’s no better time than now to grow your online sales with Microsoft technology. Join K-eCommerce subject matter experts Patrick Fusarini and Rob Cook for a discussion of the opportunities that small and medium-sized businesses experienced from the COVID-19 crisis and how to leverage your Microsoft Dynamics investment to boost e-commerce sales. They will examine strategies to identify online opportunities and ways to integrate your digital channels to increase online sales and lower business costs while delivering an enhanced, secure customer experience.
  • Real EDI Experiences to Learn From: Overcoming the Challenges of Moving to D365 in the Cloud and Implementation (Data Masons)
    In this session, Grant Beresford and Dennis Bruce of Data Masons will discuss past projects and what they have learned from them. They will share the secrets to success, including the next generation of EDI, customer experiences, and cloud EDI integration best practices.

Dynamics Enavation Cloud Expo is a full-featured virtual event with an auditorium, booths for meeting with vendors, and networking spaces to chat with other attendees. Premier sponsor Enavate will have a broad team of Dynamics 365, GP, NAV, AX, and SL experts online to both present and talk with attendees one-on-one about their questions, challenges, and ideas.

We look forward to seeing you there. Register here, or browse the event details here.