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New release wave 1 Dynamics 365

Microsoft has announced Dynamics 365 new release wave 1. As part of wave 1 in 2021 there are some crucial changes in the system. Microsoft implemented over 20 new applications and 10 customers enhancements. Changes were made in areas such as: dimensions, finance and bank reconciliations, sales, relations management, inventory and manufacturing.

The areas of change for Dynamics 365 this year were customer onboarding, better integration with Microsoft products and the highest quality business solutions.

New release wave 1 Dynamics 365

New release 2021 wave 1 – better efficiency

New realase 2021 wave 1 od Dynamics 365 is primarily better efficiency. Main change in efficiency are:

New release wave 1 Dynamics 365
  • 20% faster to open Role Center
  • 98% faster to post Payment Journal
  • 40% faster posting of background documents batches
  • 3-5x reduction of SQL reads with Dynamics 365 Sales Integration
  • Web Services up to 25% faster
  • API Performance up to 5-6x faster
  • Report Performance up to 36x faster

New realase 2021 wave 1 is also an even better integration of Dynamics 365 with Power Platform solutions.

New release wave 1 Dynamics 365

Improvements connected with fast system implementation. IT Vision has been offering quick implementation of the Business Central system for a long time. We offer two paths of rapid implementation:

  • Implementation in 10 days – LINK
  • Live in a day – LINK

From the perspective of the future customer, it is not only the possibility of faster implementation of the system that is important. The streamlined onboarding process will make it easier to start working with the system quickly and efficiently.

 Global availability

Microsoft is constantly expanding the global availability of Business Central, an ERP system ideal for the SME sector. View the map and learn about the global reach of the solution.

New release wave 1 Dynamics 365

As part of the changes made, the memory capacity and prices were updated. New user-dedicated memory capacity has been added.

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    Dynamics NAV – Microsoft promises system support

    From 2016 Dynamics NAV and Navision are no longer Microsoft’s flagship solutions for the medium-sized enterprise sector. On-premise solutions have been replaced by Dynamics 365 Business Central, which is based on the cloud. It is a solid cloud solution for small and medium-sized companies. After the appearance of Business Central on the market, many NAV customers are wondering what future waits for their system. And whether they can count on support from the supplier. And from implementation partners. The answer is simple: Dynamics NAV will continue to be supported by Microsoft. This information was confirmed by Mike Morton, general manager of Dynamics NAV and D365 Business Central at Microsoft Corp.

    Dynamics NAV and Navision

    ERP and CRM systems are long-term investments

    It is obvious that investments in management systems or business software are long-term investments. Companies do bear the large costs to use the ERP or CRM system for several weeks or months. That’s why it’s so important to know that the solution you’re investing in will be supported in the future. When making an investment, you want to be sure that you will receive the support you need.

    The most important information on Dynamics NAV

    We summarize the most important information about Dynamics NAV. We also present a scenario of transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Which is a great continuation for NAV or Navision.

    Dynamics NAV highlights from Mike Morton:

    • “Microsoft is publishing an overview of the support and lifecycle policies on all her products including Dynamics NAV on an ongoing basis. You can find that information here: Microsoft Lifecycle Policy | Microsoft Docs
    • “Microsoft is committed to continue the support on Dynamics NAV, to continue with new releases and to keep these products on the roadmap for as long as we can foresee. There is no secret plan to stop releasing new on-premise versions”
    • “We want to align our on-premise product and our cloud product as much as possible, but there will also be innovations that are cloud only. An example is the integration with Teams, that is only part of the cloud offering and not of the on-premise offering“
    • “We expect that the vast majority of innovation and the new capabilities will be at the cloud product. So we do want to encourage every Dynamics NAV customer to migrate to Business Central. We believe that the cloud product gives the best experience for our customers and is the most cost-effective scenario in the long term”   
    Dynamics NAV and Navision

    Dynamics NAV – update or migration to Business Central?

    The good news for NAV/Navison customers is that support will continue. Microsoft also plans to release new versions. However, if you want to take advantage of Microsoft’s innovations, consider migrating to Dynamics 365 Business Central. On this solution for the SME sector Microsoft focuses its activities. And here it creates the most of new solutions and innovations. So, if you use Dynamics NAV, it is worth preparing a migration scenario to Dynamics 365.

    If you’re using NAV and you’re not ready to migrate to yet, it’s worth updating system to latest version. Thanks to this, you will provide yourself with support for the coming years.

    IT Vision offers Dynamics solutions in various scenarios, tailored to the needs and expectations of customers:

    • On-premise – based on the customer’s own infrastructure;
    • Hybrid – ERP installation in the same version as on-premise, but based on IaaS – infrastructure in the cloud – e.g. Microsoft Azure;
    • Cloud – Dynamics fully in the cloud model.

    We also have prepared solutions supporting the migration of older versions of ERP systems to modern Cloud ERP solutions.

    The complete interview can be found here: LINK

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      The Envision Forum

      The Envision Forum is behind us. During this year’s forum speakers talked about digital transformation and about the progress of Polish companies in this process. Many of the discussions focused on security, digital competences, and the importance of artificial intelligence.

      The Envision Forum

      Among the speakers there were, among others:

      • Brad Smith – President, Microsoft
      • Mark Loughran – General Manager Microsoft w Polsce
      • Jean-Philippe Courtois – Executive Vice President, Microsoft
      • Jared Spataro – Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
      • Charles Lamanna – Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
      • James Eckart – Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft

      Digitalization

      One of the main topic was digitalization. This process has affected most companies and employees over the past year. However, it has been a trend among developing companies for years and we will be still observing it. The digital nature of companies and their solutions is a key factor to success.

      At this year’s Envision forum, we learned about the history of many companies: Link4, CCC, Rossman, PKO BP, Żabka and Budimex. This diverse catalog of companies using Microsoft 365 or Teams solutions shows that digital solutions support organizations regardless of the industry in which they are implemented.

      Appropriate competences

      Representatives of those companies emphasized that not only buying new technologies is important. The most important are the appropriate competences that allow us to use this technology properly. An example of focusing on competences is also the Power Platform solution, which, using low-code, allows you to create appropriate solutions without knowing any coding.

      Security

      Speakers also focused on solutions and data security. It is automatically provided by the Microsoft cloud and additional solutions offered by the company. Microsoft spends over a billion dollars a year on issues related to increasing the security of its products.

      James Eckart, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft, while speaking about cloud solution said that “in the Cloud only the sky is the limit”. With those words he emphasized how important is to implement solutions in the cloud. Cloud is not only secure but enables easy scaling and adding new solutions which is crucial for companies which want to develop. Not only businesses, but also the reality is changing very dynamically. This is why the ability to scale your systems is so important.

      James Eckart also emphasized that the observed movement from point applications to platform solutions that allow for quick and safe actions is very important.

      Artificial Intelligence

      Artificial Intelligence will play a bigger, and bigger part in the world. Work is already underway on the use of AI in road traffic regulation or in the management of planting and harvesting.

      Microsoft Teams

      Companies whose stories we saw at the conference emphasize the meaning of Teams application. But in approach to Teams is important to see it as a comprehensive tool, a company working model, not to see it just as a messenger.  As the LOTOS Group has shown, advanced security and cooperation capabilities allow for remote work even with sensitive documents that require special security procedures.

      As Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft, says our work didn’t move to home office. It moved to the cloud. Even if we return to companies full-time, to our locations, our work will remain in the cloud. It is worth remembering when implementing new solutions.

      Envision Forum

      Customer-centricity

      At the conference, participants also talk about an increasingly important customer-centricity. Because approach to running business has changed. Now we shouldn’t be focused on our products or services. But we should focus on meeting the customer’s needs and experiences. Customer’s needs should be the trigger for our changes. Then should we focus on increasing competitiveness, innovation, and digital competences. However, we should remember that the customer’s needs are the starting point for this process.

      Summary

      Most companies in Poland are aware of the importance of digital transformation. For it is not only a chance for development, but even a necessity. However, Polish companies present a very different speed of digitization. It should be remembered that digitization is not about improving systems or approaches. But it is about creating a new business and a new approach. Unfortunately, many companies still forget about it. Similarly, they should remember that the digitization process is about creating new processes, and not transferring analog processes to the cloud.

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        ERP and CRM system – rearview mirror or a periscope?

        The role of ERP and CRM systems is shifting. Traditionally, the emphasis was on improving the internal efficiency. With separated systems per department, business unit and/or subsidiary. While that may be practical for these entities, it didn’t really help to create an accurate overview. Since it showed what happened in the near past – not in the near future. In today’s fast changing markets, companies must use integrated business software to manage their entire business in a pro-active way. So if your current ERP and CRM system still function as a rearview mirror, you’d better exchange it for a periscope!

        ERP and CRM – the key is to connect the entire company

        Anyone who has to draw their information from sub-systems that are not (wholly) connected and also communicate moderately with each other must work hard to arrive at relevant steering information. And that is exactly the process that is taking place in many companies at the moment! In the process of compiling management information, these companies have to perform many repetitive actions every month. Which, as a result, requires a lot of processing time and avoidable costs.

        ERP and CRM system - rearview mirror or a periscope?

        Let’s take a project. For a healthy project result, it is important to monitor costs tightly. So you can intervene if the costs are out of step with the progress. But that requires up-to-date information all the time! After all, anyone who only finds out afterwards that action should have been taken is too late. Anyone who relies on outdated information for the controls of your company watches a rearview mirror all the time. And so can wait for accidents! After all, both opportunities and problems come to light too late.

        ERP and CRM system in a company should be like a periscope

        Fortunately – modern, innovative and well-integrated ERP systems are available today. Tailored to your industry, affordable and relatively easily adaptable. These solutions take care of the transactions at the operational level for you. But also help you with up-to-date steering information. In addition, you save on administrative operations, which already contributes directly to a better margin.

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        Are you currently automated based on island solutions? Then the choice of such a modern solution means replacing your rearview mirror with a periscope. One that can look backwards and forwards as desired. And which also displays the current position of your company at any time. This improved view is sure to help your business move forward!

        Meet Power BI – a tool for advanced data analysis:

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          New customer with RamBase system on IT Vision board!

          We are delighted to establish cooperation with a new custmer – Recomedic. We implement RamBase system for our new customer. Recomedic is a manufacturing and distribution company. It deals with the production of parts and entire assemblies used in various industrial processes, including rehabilitation and medicine. Parts manufactured by Recomedic are also used in other demanding fields. The company manufactures its products with care, making components with the accuracy of the smallest measures and weights.

          Recomedic – modern company with the highest standards

          New customer with RamBase system on IT Vision board!

          Recomedic is a modern company operating in many countries. It takes care of the extremely high quality of its goods, ensuring the best manufacturing standards. In addition, the company cares about its development, wanting to constantly improve its processes and products.

          It was the desire to be a modern company and streamline processes that made the company decide to implement a new management system. We believe that RamBase system that is ideally suited to manufacturing companies will help our customer – Recomedic achieve these goals.

          “Our existing system was intended for commercial companies, and from year to year we implement more and more advanced projects that require production planning, management of extensive BOM lists and inventory. We chose Hatteland’s innovative, cloud-based ERP RamBase system in the hope that it will facilitate us to efficiently manage our enterprise resources. The available RamBase system solutions are huge, and we are sure that our dynamic development will not be hampered by insufficient capabilities of the ERP system”
          – Damian Mącznik, President of Recomedic.

          New customer Recomedic, IT Vision i RamBase – perfect combination

          Thanks to the cooperation of Recomedic with IT Vision, and to the choice of the RamBase system, our customer will receive the implemented system this quarter. RamBase will support most of the processes that the company handles. With the Recomedic system, it will receive support for manufacturing, sales, purchases, storage, and financial management.

          “Recently, the ability to efficiently adapt to the market situation determines whether the company will develop and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Recomedic is a modern organization and people who impress with their care for customers and the highest quality of products. I am very pleased that The RamBase solution we provide will become a tool supporting the further development of Recomedic.”  
          – Paweł Prymakowski, CEO, IT Vision

          At IT Vision, we believe that the success of our customers is our success! Therefore, for over 20 years we have been implementing the highest quality solutions supporting the daily work of companies. We specialize in installing and adapting ERP systems and B2B platforms. Innovation, efficiency and high quality are the values that accompany us in cooperation with our customers.

          RamBase system

          The RamBase system is a solution that is ideal for improving the daily work of production companies and hi-tech industry. Because it was created as a solution for a production company, it perfectly meets the needs related to this industry. Additionally, its undoubted advantage is the quick implementation time. You can start working with the system after 8 weeks!

          “We are proud that Recomedic has become another RamBase Cloud ERP customer in Poland. We believe that thanks to our solution, Recomedic’s production will become even more effective, which will bring tangible financial results for the company”.
          – Jakub Polkowski, RamBase Partner Channel Executive Poland RamBase Cloud ERP

          We are glad that another company will use the RamBase system. We believe that the combination of the functionality of the system and the knowledge of IT Vision specialists will make Recomedic an even more innovative and competitive company!

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            New Microsoft Dynamics functionalities in 2021!

            Microsoft has announced new Microsoft Dynamics functionalities that will be available in 2021. During the first release this year, Microsoft is implementing functionalities that will enable companies to transform. As part of the update, many new features will be released in Dynamics 365 applications. Including: Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Commerce, and many more.

            The next release of the functionalities by Microsoft confirms again that the producer is trying to make its system adjusted to the expectations of customers and to the changing reality.

            New Microsoft Dynamics Business Central functionalities

            New Microsoft Dynamics functionalities in 2021!

            New funtionalities in Business Central are largely focused on making the user’s work easier. In addition, Microsoft improves the performance, usability and functions of the prints. Among others, it also supports user productivity through changes made to the General Ledger. Microsoft also improves the cooperation between Business Central and Microsoft Teams and improves additions to Excel and Outlook.

            Editing Dimensions in Posted Entries in GL

            Microsoft will provide a tool that allows you to correct dimensions for general ledger entries. As a result, the financial report provides an accurate insight into the data. No need to note down temporary input errors. For one or more entries in the general ledger, you can change dimension values, add dimensions, or delete them.

            Universal Print Support – Print from any device

            Universal Print is a Microsoft 365 service that modernizes, and streamlines print management and provides simple and uncomplicated printing. It allows, in the cloud version, to easily print documents from a tablet or smartphone. You can send documents and reports to any printer defined in the Universal Print management page.

            View contact details from Microsoft Teams

            Now in Business Central you can manage contacts and their sharing even more efficiently. The solution, among others, facilitates the work of sales and operational departments. Through seamless connections with vendors, customers and others in Microsoft Teams. With quick access to business contacts from Microsoft Teams, users don’t have to switch applications for simple searches and can view details entirely in Microsoft Teams.

            Information about inventory from Dynamics 356 Sales

            Dynamics 365 Sales supports you in your customer relations. However, sales orders are processed in the Business Central system. This is where the stock availability is recorded. From the point of view of sales, this is extremely important information. It is the inventory level, among others, that suggests if the order can be fulfilled.

            New Microsoft Dynamics functionalities in 2021!

            Thanks to Business Central synchronization, you get a preview of inventory availability in Dynamics 365 Sales. Importantly, every stock change is also visible. When users enter sales order lines in Dynamics 365 Sales, the available quantity on the sales order will contain information on available inventory from Business Central.

            Local versions available – Greece, Romania, Turkey, India

            Microsoft is constantly increasing the range of its solutions by offering new local versions of the system. In 2021, he announced the availability of new national versions for Greece, Romania, Turkey and India.

            Improvements in the user interface

            In Business Central, the user interface is also being improved all the time. This makes it even more accessible and legible for the user.

            Summary – New Microsoft Dynamics functionalities

            Above, we have listed only the most interesting and important new functionalities of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central. The current release is, however, many more changes not only in the Business Central system itself, but in all Microsoft solutions.

            The next release of improvements in Microsoft Dynamics solutions, including Business Central, shows how important for Microsoft is user comfort and system development. This is good news for people using Microsoft solutions or those who are just planning to implement this system. This proves that the system is and will be developed in the future and will not require changing to another solution.

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              ERP and CRM systems – distributed and platform approach

              In a traditional approach, many installed solutions meet IT needs. They often operate independently, and support given areas by performing specific functions. The company has various solutions, including ERP and CRM systems. This approach to systems works well only in a situation where the employee uses only one of the subsystems in his work. However, the reality is usually different. One person uses several solutions. This approach causes problems not only for employees. It also has a negative impact on contact with the client.

              In recent years, many companies have decided to install ERP and CRM systems. Some larger companies have even installed multiple ERP and CRM systems – by department, country or industry. Some systems were taken over as a result of mergers or acquisitions.

              ERP and CRM systems should communicate with each other

              ERP and CRM systems - distributed and platform approach

              ERP systems support back-end processes. On the other hand, CRM solutions are dedicated to front-end processes focusing on building relationships with customers. Often, the compatibility between these processes and systems is insufficient and negatively affects the quality of work. Not only your employees (who have to work with different solutions, interfaces, logics). The lack of cooperation between the systems also affects relations with customers, current and the future ones. Your two systems are like two hands and one has no idea what the other is doing! Your customers will notice it!

              The described situation doesn’t only apply to ERP and CRM systems. It is important to integrate not only these two solutions. But also, all office tools, point-of-sale systems, document management and an online store. These are just a few examples of solutions that should be integrated with each other.

              What might concern you is that customers are becoming more and more cautious about data processing these days. However, we can assure you that they don’t pay attention to whether you are processing data in a CRM or ERP system. They care about the security of this data. And that you provide them with the highest quality product or service, with excellent support and “hassle-free experience”.

              The platform approach supports the company’s success – ERP and CRM systems

              If you want to achieve success in digital transformation, and you want your business to become a customer-oriented enterprise, you should move away from distributed systems. The platform approach to management systems will be much better. This approach is possible with the installation of Microsoft solutions. All systems, tools and extensions communicate perfectly with each other. Thanks to this, you will not only improve the quality of customer service. You will also improve the daily work of employees. It will take your business to a new, higher level.  

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                Company success with RamBase system

                Did you know that in Norway awards the smart industrial companies? The award is granted by representatives of the industry and the Siemens company. Why are we writing about it? Because Aarbakke AS, which uses the RamBase system, was in the final of the competition. One of the systems we offer to our customers. See the company success with RamBase system.

                Difficult road to success

                Company success with  RamBase system

                The history of Aarbakke AS is special. First, the company has traveled a long way in changing industries. Aarbakke started out as a horseshoe maker. However, the market was changing, the demand was falling. So, the company started producing equipment for the maritime industry. The company’s main products in recent years have been offshore drilling equipment and equipment that helps pump hydrocarbons from wells to land or ships.

                Restructuring and digitization guarantee success

                But the necessity to change things was not the end of Aarbakke’s difficult journey. A few years ago, the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. This situation required bold steps. The company decided to restructure and digitize. The change, which lasted 3 years, was a success. Today, the company aims to become the greenest producer of the oil industry in the world within 5 years.

                Today, the company is achieving amazing results. The turnover in 2017 was 420 million Norwegian crowns, and in 2020 it was almost 1.1 billion.

                The RamBase system, which Aarbakke chose, definitely helped in its digitization. We believe that it was also thanks to RamBase that the company could reach for the nomination for the award. The CEO of Aarbakke, Inge-Brigt Aarbakke, explains that the RamBase architecture facilitates the use of all the needed functionalities from the very first day. He also emphasizes RamBase’s ability to easily connect with other systems, via the platform’s open APIs.

                Company success with RamBase Your company’s success is possible too!

                Aarbakke AS is a great example of success. Success requires change, sacrifice and support. However, with the right mindset and the support of proven tools such as RamBase, success and growth are possible.

                Would you also like your company to record changes and be successful? Contact us and arrange a free system presentation.

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                  Data security in the cloud

                  The world is getting more and more digital. In addition, the pandemic generates the questions of moving systems to the cloud and concerns about data security in the cloud.  It is obvious that companies want to fill the highest standards of data security.

                  Cloud-based solutions are gaining their supporters every year. And the number of cloud installations is growing. However, many people still wonder if the data in the cloud is safe.

                  Are cloud solutions safer than on-premise?

                  During the expert panel organized by 1ClickFactory, all speakers agreed that cloud solutions are safer than local system installations (on-premise). Below we present a few arguments proving data security in the cloud.

                  Data security in the cloud

                  Why cloud is safer than on-premise?

                  1. It is hard for companies to build by them owns built database with the same (or highest) safety level as they are offered in cloud solutions from large vendors.
                  2. For independent data security it is necessary to have a well-developed security strategy. In Poland, only 37% of companies have such a strategy.
                  3. For SMP sector cloud solution is better and safer, because it does not require assets and resources to create security strategy.
                  4. Customers don’t need to take any additional steps to ensure security. All functions are built into the system.

                  Data security in the cloud– what you have to remember

                  Some people are concerned that third parties will have access to company data. It is about both the system supplier, and other companies using the system. However, this is an unnecessary concern. Even Coca-Cola uses cloud solutions offered by Microsoft.

                  It’s worth to emphasized that security accidents will always happen. Regardless of having a security strategy. It is all about how we will react to those attacks. Can we track them and have adequate security? Our system and security should lead to a fall of the attacks.

                  Very often we gain trust in a solution if we see that others are using it. And when it works for them. 1ClickFactory, which is an IT Vision partner, has over 1,300 customers who use the cloud version. This is great proof that cloud solutions are desirable and secure.

                  If you still have doubts about the quality of security and real data security, arrange a free consultation with an IT Vision specialist.

                  The most important information about Microsoft

                  All the most important information about Microsoft system was presented at the Directions 4 Partners conference. New functionalities, improvements, support for the mobility of management systems from Microsoft. The organizers also showed that despite the virtual times it is possible to conduct a large, international conference at a very high level.

                  Participants from all over the world could also learn the most important information about the Microsoft system. They also included representatives of IT Vision, our partners, and friends from the industry.

                  In a series of interviews and interviews we present the most important information about the Microsoft system.

                  Paweł Prymakowski and Tomasz Woch talked about the new solutions in Microsoft Dynamics 365:

                  We talked with Sylwia Wójcik and Piotr Podgórni about cloud-based systems. We asked them about the changes that await them and Microsoft’s support in the organization of remote work:

                  We asked Nelson Tavares da Silva (QBS Group) if and how coronavirus changed the way of running business. We also talked about the changes in the digitization process and the advantages of the Microsoft system:

                  We talked about the Microsoft system and new functions with experts from the IBSC company:

                  We talked to Inga Sartauskaite (1ClickFactory) about the impressions from the conference, how the way of running the company has changed and about the importance of remote work:

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                    Costs in ERP system selection – what we mostly overlook

                    During ERP system selection, the various costs and possible benefits are analyzed in considerable detail and then assessed for each vendor. But it’s worth to emphasize that one important factor is often completely missed during this process. Which one? The cost of the next system!

                    The selection of a new system is never done as a back-of-an-envelope exercise. We know very well that companies want to use their solution for many years. A lot of potential customers says:

                    “From a bookkeeping standpoint, the investment’s
                    term of depreciation is 5 years. But ideally, we want
                    to work with the new solution for 10 years or more”

                    Costs in ERP system selection – look into the future

                    Costs in ERP system selection

                    Anyone who wants to work with a system for that long must have a fortuneteller in the team. Because in 10 years’ time, a lot can change! What will the world look like in the year 2030? Which devices will we be working with then? How far, and how much will the technology be developed and changed? And which parts of our future have yet even to be invented, developed, and marketed? So there are plenty of questions, and from today’s vantage point we can only guess at the answers.

                    Recall the past

                    One of the ways you can work with this challenge can be recalling the time 10 years ago. Do you remember what technology looked like? Can you remember the exact state of technology in 2010? Nobody heard or used tablets in those times. Let alone the verb ‘swiping’! Those are times when WhatsApp didn’t exist and Google still was a really small company. Cloud solutions was on the beginning of development.

                    Costs in ERP system selection – focus on development and vision

                    Costs in ERP system selection - focus on development and vision

                    Perhaps this comparison provides you a bit of perspective into what we can expect in terms of new developments in the coming 10 years. But far more importantly – can you comprehend what all this means for your potential suppliers? Consider the required competencies, for example, or the required R&D budgets, the availability of international sales channels or the necessary entrepreneurship and decisiveness, of course.

                    If you think about the future of ERP technology, you conclude that you are selecting more of an ERP concept these days than an exact ERP solution. A concept you choose will be developing at a furious pace. And you should choose the concept which must develop! Because vendors that are left behind or loses the direction at any time are quickly lost in this market. And the most painful bit: their customers are lost, too!

                    Bet on development partners

                    Companies that are considering new solutions would do well to test their vendors’ degree of futureproofing rigorously. Do the vendors on your shortlist have any chance at all surviving this rat race until 2030? Are they (sufficiently) profitable these days, for example? Do they have sufficient international scale? What is the size of their R&D budget? How innovative are they? And is a formal product roadmap available for the solution on offer?

                    By getting a good understanding of the prospective vendors’ commercial legitimacy during the selection process, you can prevent many unpleasant surprises in the future. However, if you fail to look to the future, then just make sure you include a huge sum in your budget for your next ERP system!

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                      The choice of your implementation partner

                      A traditional vendor or a real sparring partner?

                      The choice of implementation partner

                      Are you’re considering the implementation of a new ERP software solution? So the choice of implementation partner awaits you. Then you have the choice between two kinds of implementation partners. On the one hand, there are the traditional vendors who – in a nutshell – activate the software just the way you work today, train your end-users and leave. On the other hand, there are those partners who see the new software solution as a catalyst for initiating and supporting organizational change. And for putting your customers in the center of everything you do. They seek mainly to improve and modernize your current processes and to ease the current bottlenecks.

                      Categorize your potential implementation partners

                      It is of course interesting to consider which sort of partner your organisation requires. And to categorize your potential implementation partners in this way too. Clearly, this second category of partners needs to possess different qualities and knowledge from the first. The courage to discuss nettlesome issues for sure is one of those qualities. And it’s good to know that, on the average, these partners are also more experienced and charge higher fees.

                      The choice of implementation partner

                      Despite COVID-19, the new buying behavior and the successes of disruptive business models, most software buyers today still tend to re-automate their existing processes and ideas. Sometimes as a conscious choice, but often unconsciously. As a result, they are not seldom guiding their organisations based on out-of-date principles.

                      The choice of implementation partner – benefit from the possibilities

                      To really benefit from the possibilities of new technology, you must be prepared to change. Even when it hurts on the inside. In this situation, an implementation partner who is a competent sparring partner is indispensable!

                      So you really want to get the most out of your next ERP system or digital transformation initiative? Don’t choose your implementation partner based on the lowest cost. You will be much better off when you are looking for the best sparring partner. That choice creates a stable foundation for a successful project with a positive return on your investment.

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                        Better support for company management

                        You use a system that supports company management. However, you can see that the solution is not what you expected? It’s not modern? Would you like it to efficiently handle Polish tax obligations? So that the solution is simple, intuitive to use and reliable? Better support for company management is possible!

                        If you answered YES to any of the questions, it is high time to think about changing the system. Talk to an IT Vision specialist and find out what solutions can better support the company’s daily work.

                        Support for company management with IT Vision

                        We offer modern solutions that are constantly developed and improved. Our systems integrate seamlessly with the Office 365. In addition, they also integrate with the Microsoft Teams application – so much needed and often used in the era of remote work. Importantly, you can use the system on any device (computer, laptop, tablet, or phone), just turn on the browser.

                        Expert support

                        We offer modern solutions and support for company management

                        With IT Vision, you will not only gain access to an efficient system that will meet your requirements. We will provide you with a solution that supports Polish tax functionality – JPK, split payment and postponed VAT. We can assure you that these solutions will improve your work – we have prepared these functionalities ourselves. The implementations of our solutions are carried out by experts who have several years of experience in the implementation of management systems.

                        IT Vision is a team of professionals who will be at your disposal all the time. We also offer a helpdesk, where our consultants can help with any doubts regarding the use of our solutions.

                        We care about our customers. That is why we provide the necessary updates and adjustments to changes in regulations. We offer several solutions, so we can match the system that best suits your company’s requirements. By working with us, you will receive support for company management at every stage.

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                          New solutions in Microsoft Dynamics

                          We are after Microsoft Directions 4 Partners conference. The purpose of this meeting is to share knowledge, development guidelines and best practices. It also focuses on supporting new solutions, cooperation or finding new partners to achieve goals and implement projects. This year’s Microsoft Directions conference is also about announcing new solutions in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central. The company carries out investments in 5 main areas.

                          New solutions in Microsoft Dynamics – investments areas

                          Deliver seamless service and performance

                          Microsoft continues to invest in a world-class cloud service that is easy to adopt, delivers high performance, and meets business, partners, and customers goals.

                          Design for compliance and security

                          Microsoft runs on trust and is committed to continuous improvements in mobility, security, data privacy, accessibility, and meeting compliance standards.

                          Develop ISVs and globalization

                          Microsoft will help its customers and partners to move to the cloud with confidence, knowing their unique needs will be met through geo-availability and AppSource simplifying integration, extensions, and application development.

                          Delight customers by exceeding expectations

                          Microsoft’s investments I user experience and rich capabilities ensure they go beyond meeting customer expectations to deliver unexpected results.

                          Drive better together Microsoft experiences

                          Microsoft ensures its customers can benefit from using Office 365, Teams, Power Platform, and Business Central together to improve collaboration, productivity, workflow, insights, and results.

                          Better availability of Business Central localizations

                          Microsoft is also launching new localizations in Europe. Among others, in Romania, Greece and Turkey.

                          Companies choose Business Central system based on the cloud

                          Business Central is used by companies from various industries and sizes. From small companies with a few users to large ones, with even several thousand users. Some of them are new customers, some users have switched from old Microsoft solutions to the latest cloud solution.

                          New solutions in Microsoft Dynamics – new security functionalities

                          This year Microsoft added new functionalities that support security. The changes help to protect, for example, bank account numbers or customer data such as e-mail. Thanks to additional notifications, it allows you to avoid accidental changes of customer data.

                          More advanced managing of e-mail accounts

                          New capability E-mail Accounts helps to manage e-mail accounts. It allows you to give access to e-mail account to several people. In this solution it is easy to set up a mailbox. Including if its individual one shared one. Thanks to this it is easier to maintain contact with customers and run e-mail systems and massages sending. The capability also allows to create mailing scenarios. For every address you can create different scenario.

                          Better user experience

                          As part of the new wave of solutions, Microsoft is also simplifying system printouts and reporting.

                          Microsoft pays great attention to the development of Teams. One of the changes is easier exchange of data from Business Central using the Teams platform. The content of the link from Business Central shows in Teams. Thanks to this, there is no need to open the link and enter the system to check what our interlocutor sent us. This solution makes it much easier to talk about orders or inventory.

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                            How to carry out digital transformation effectively?

                            How to carry out digital transformation effectively? There are some tips for CEO and managers which will help you to end your digital transformation with success.

                            How to carry out digital transformation

                            The market is changing

                            The market is changing with or without you. Regardless of whether your company is part of this change or not. If you want to fit to the changes, trends, and customer expectations you should bring your company into the digital era and bring changes to your company.

                            Essential points for successful digital transformation

                            During this year Microsoft Directions conference Guus Krabbenborg CEO of Dynamics and More presented the five most important lessons about digital transformation that every CEO needs to learn. Guss pointed out the most important points that are necessary to successfully complete the digital transformation of the company.

                            The transformation affects all employees

                            When conducting digital transformation, it should be remembered that it will affect all employees. Both the lowest and the highest level. Therefore, it is important for everyone to know why the company is changing. Everyone must understand them. If employees know the answer to the question “why”, it will be easier for them to actively participate in the transformation and be positive towards it.

                            Select a responsible person

                            It’s worth to select one responsible person to supervise the transformation. Thanks to this one person is responsible for the project – its success or failure. This arrangement makes success more likely.

                            It is a customer market

                            How to carry out digital transformation

                            The market has changed and it’s customer market. He has the power and rules. This is because the markets are transparent, company data and offers are easily accessible and it is the customer who decides what to do. And with whom to make a deal. Plus, in a digital, shrunken world, it’s easy for customers to switch partners. That’s why you need to put the customer and his satisfaction first. You also need to offer added value to your customers. This is very important.

                            How to carry out digital transformation - processes

                            Streamline your processes and change the way you think

                            When carrying out a transformation, it is worth paying attention to the processes in the company. They are often confusing and complicated. They need to be streamlined and more agile. Often employees do not think about changing processes because they are used to them. However, if we want to implement a new system, we need to create new habits and processes. Importantly, first you need to improve the processes and then change the system. Don’t forget to start change with yourself!

                            Changes aren’t simple but are important

                            How to carry out digital transformation

                            Changes aren’t simple but are important. The whole transformation is really relevant. You should know if the project will bring value to the company, employees and customers. Value is more important than system functionalities or customization.

                            How to carry out digital transformation?

                            Here are the top 5 lessons every CEO should remember when doing digitization:

                            1. Digital transformation is not an IT project
                            2. Explain the „why” behind the project
                            3. Everything revolves around the customer
                            4. Change the company and mindset
                            5. Show that you are a leader.

                            Now you know the key to successfully completing a key transformation. All that’s left for you to do is choose the right system and start the transformation!

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                              Microsoft 365 & Teams – new feature of work

                              From the beginning of the year, the working environment has changed beyond recognition. The new work organization, hybrid model or remote meetings will probably become a permanent feature of the work culture. Microsoft tries to understand all the trends that are changing the future of work. The company is trying to meet the current and future changes. New solutions introduced in Microsoft 365 and Teams, among others, are to reduce risk, support the productivity of companies and ensure a good feeling of employees. Jared Spataro, CVP of Modern Work, showed the latest research and framework for the success of every IT specialist and business leader. Jared showcased the latest innovations on Microsoft 365 and Teams.

                              CEO of Fortune 50 company emphasizes how important employees are in changing the style of work

                              „What keeps me up at night isn’t supply chain Logistics or sales. It’s well-being of my workforce – because I know our company lives and dies by them”

                              The company’s value is created by employees

                              Jared also emphasizes that the value of enterprises is created by employees. Therefore, it is very important to take care of their well-being. Not just their results. For this reason, new technologies should support employees in their well-being more than ever before, instead of focusing solely on increasing productivity.

                              7 keys to success

                              Microsoft shows 7 keys to success for companies and IT leaders to support employees in a new way of working.

                              1. Reimagine teamwork, culture, and social capital – digitally.
                              2. Prioritize individual wellbeing to help people focus and be their best.
                              3. Help people learn, reinvent, and grow with the pace of change.
                              4. Unlock the data, knowledge, and expertise of the entire organization.
                              5. Automate process and workflow to increase discontinuous innovation.
                              6. Include everyone in digital transformation.
                              7. Ensure a trusted, secure, modern experience for every employee.

                              Microsoft Graph

                              During his presentation, Jared focused on teamwork and the well-being of employees. At the heart of these assumptions is a technology that Microsoft believes is critical to the future of work. This is Microsoft Graph that highlights everything that is created in Microsoft 365.

                              Capturing and reading

                              In today’s digitized world, capturing and reading signals is very important. They help to support employees, be innovative and create value. Microsoft Graph allows for the easy exchange of values and signals between individual employees and the entire company.

                              Capture and process data

                              Graph captures and processes data. The more you work with the solution, the more data it collects, processes and becomes more intelligent. Thanks to this, it can support employees individually better and better. Analyzes data, presents insights and suggests actions. With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), Graph supports the individual capabilities of employees (not substitutes them). In combination with data from entire departments, e.g. HR, finance, sales, customer support, you can support the performance of all employees by finding the best solutions. Ultimately, Graph helps create added value for the entire company.

                              Integrated suite of applications and environments

                              Microsoft 365 is an integrated suite of applications and Graph environments connected with productivity. Teams, Outlook, Office. Microsoft’s tools help you be productive anywhere, anytime, every day.

                              Solutions supported by Azure cloud

                              All Microsoft solutions are supported by the Azure cloud. Using Microsoft Graph, they not only connect seamlessly with each other, but also support the transfer, collection and analysis of data. Importantly, the solutions are built on a safe and trusted basis that takes care of privacy and compliance in the project. In terms of data security and protection, they are also adapted to the GDPR Act. Importantly, at Microsoft, you have control over your data and you can decide how to use it.

                              Microsoft 365 and Teams

                              Microsoft 365 and Teams app help you reimagine teamwork. As we work more and more remotly, it is important to create and strengthen a sense of community and bonding between people. Working together is not only about videoconferencing. It is also everything that happens before and after the meeting. Microsoft Teams is the perfect collaboration platform. It’s a platform that supports all types of remote collaboration. It combines meetings, chats, conversations, joint work on content and automation of business processes. It’s a unified platform supporting the entire range of remote collaboration. From meetings to the telephone system.

                              Better quality of on-line meetings

                              Importantly, Teams facilitates not only meetings between company employees. It allows employees to connect with customers in a number of different ways. It can be, for example, a video conference, webinar, remote sale or any other meeting scenario.

                              Together mode

                              During the Ignite conference, Microsoft presented a new online meeting environment. Additionally, the solution treats each meeting participant as a “first class citizen”. To make this possible and to make the meeting experience more personal, Microsoft introduced Together Mode. Thanks to this, all participants of online meetings can meet (digitally) in one place. As a conference participant, we can see other people in the office or other environment.

                              Surface Hub

                              In addition, the Surface Hub device, designed for meeting management, significantly facilitates on-line conversations. You don’t even have to touch the device to start a conference or connect with anyone using Microsoft Teams.

                              Live chat transcription

                              What is more, the conversation transcription has been launched in Teams. It happens “live”. Thanks to this, you will not lose anything that was said in the meeting. The recording of the conversation is available during and after the meeting. Now you can also easily set a view of what is most important in the application. Both when it comes to the presented content and people. To facilitate communication, you do not need to leave the videoconference window now to see what is happening in parallel in the written conversation.

                              Microsoft 365 & Teams support for hybrid meetings

                              Microsoft also supports hybrid work. Thanks to the solutions, you can easily connect online conferences with people who are physically in the room. This is largely facilitated by Microsoft Teams Room and Surface Hub. Solutions designed to manage meetings significantly facilitate on-line conversations. You don’t even have to touch the device to start a conference or connect with anyone using Microsoft Teams. In addition, Surface Hub allows you to share the board with other conference users to jointly note, change or create projects.

                              Microsoft solutions ensure the well-being of your employees

                              Re-creating the work environment must not only focus on continuously improving employee efficiency. This barriers to rapid burnout of your people. Microsoft tries to create solutions that focus on supporting the creativity of employees. This is important because only people can be innovators. Computers or artificial intelligence cannot do it for us. That’s why Microsoft puts users’ well-being at first. Because of that the Headspace meditation app has been integrated with Teams.

                              Integrated Microsoft Insights application

                              Another Teams extension is the added and integrated Microsoft Insights app. It supports the well-being of employees and their productivity at every level. For Insights, it doesn’t matter if they are managers, directors or sellers. It facilitates the management of tasks, time and allows you to turn off after work. At the end of the day, you can mark your tasks as done, in progress, or postponed. Employees can also mark how they feel during the day.

                              Are your employees satisfied?

                              This solution allows you to see if people are satisfied with their work. Managers will be able to control overall job satisfaction, the status of project implementation and the time spent on work. These solutions will allow you to better manage the team and check whether employees need support or rest.

                              Thanks to the integrated Insights application, after finishing work, users have a moment to calm down, focus on themselves and return to their tasks only the next day.

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                                Customer Service & Field Service

                                During the Ignite conference, Microsoft showed new solutions and product innovations in Dynamics 365 Customer Service and Field Service. They support customer service actions and management. Solutions enable businesses to provide seamless, end-to-end technical support. Moreover, they allow you to discover the benefits of a streamlined organization of services. This is possible thanks to the installation on one platform.

                                Customer experience

                                Customer experience is the sum of all interactions between the customer and the supplier over the lifetime of their relationship. It’s very important to remember this. If we want to provide high-quality customer service, we need to care for the customer’s experience from the first contact to maintaining the after-sales actions.

                                Customer approach. How to get it right?

                                • Select the appropriate channels
                                • Offer proactive services
                                • Work with the customer according to the principle “get to know me, serve me”
                                • Provide transparency in the process and build trust

                                Microsoft provides a range of solutions to enable you to provide world-class customer service. Among the supporting tools are:

                                • Customer Service
                                • Customer Voice
                                • Field Service
                                • Customer Service Insights
                                • Remote Assist
                                • Virtual Agents

                                With Microsoft, you can ensure end-to-end customer engagement. The solutions support two main areas of activity.

                                Customer Service

                                • Self-service. This is hassle-free, large-scale customer service across multiple channels. It is based on the Natural Language Understanding (NLA) that customers use.
                                • Omnichannel engagement. This gives you a connected and personalized customer view across all channels and interactions.
                                • Agent productivity. The system allows for a standardized service and agent assistance in many channels.

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                                  Field Service

                                  • Proactive service. It allows you to identify potential problems, as well as diagnose and solve them remotely. The system also communicates the service results.
                                  • Resource Planning. You can easily plan requirements, single or multiple resources. The system also helps to optimize resources and conduct self-service activities
                                  • Technician success. Advanced mobile solutions, mixed reality and intelligent operation help technicians and field workers to best serve their customers

                                  Dynamics 365 enables the crossing of the above channels, ensuring the best quality of service.

                                  Microsoft has, supports, and integrates a number of applications that improve contact with the customer. These are among others:

                                  This year, Microsoft also introduced a new Voice Channel.

                                  Native Voice in Dynamics 365 is primarily a comprehensive (all-in-one) solution for customer service. It is entirely made by Microsoft and based on the cloud. Provides hassle-free customer support in every channel. In addition, it provides real omnichannel analyzes and insights.

                                  Facilitated contact with the customer is also possible thanks to the function that allows you to make calls directly from the browser. What’s more, it saves live conversation transcripts. It shows live suggestions for answers, analyzes customer needs live and proposes the best solutions.

                                  Dynamics 365 analyzes data from all contact channels, including voice. Among other, thanks to this, it increasingly improves the virtual agent.

                                  All-in-one customer service

                                  Microsoft Customer Service is a comprehensive support for your company. But what does that actually mean? The solution is primarily:

                                  • Easy setup and configuration and management
                                  • Unmatched security and compliance
                                  • Seamless customer journey
                                  • Real omnichannel results

                                  Dynamics 365 Remote Assist

                                  Remote Assist supports your company’s employees in their field tasks. It allows you to capture resources and automate processes using the Power Platform. The solution stores mixed reality photos and videos, and then integrates the data with business processes using Power Automate. Additionally, it offers a calls dashboards. Dashboards allow you to use data about your company for remote support and improvement of operations. Remote Assist also offers a one-time call solution that allows an employee in the field to get assistance with one click.

                                  Dynamics 365 Field Service

                                  Field Service supports your company in three areas.

                                  • Proactive service delivery. It allows you to create a hierarchy of resources, functional locations and properties. The solution also offers productivity improvements for complex units such as work orders. Moreover, it allows for extended integration with Dynamics Supply Chain Management.
                                    • Resource Planning. Microsoft offers an optimizer built into the next-generation schedule board. Your technicians can predict travel times based on traffic patterns. You also get upgrades for matching skills, out-of-hours travel, and working hours calendar as required.
                                    • Technicians success. Microsoft is releasing new mobile app enhancements (based on Power Apps). It also offers access to a technician locator “where’s my technician” for end customers. Moreover, you get the opportunity to conduct on-site inspections.

                                  All these areas are supported by Microsoft Insights and artificial intelligence.

                                  Microsoft is constantly developing

                                  Microsoft is constantly developing tools to support customer service. Nowadays, it is particularly important that your company can contact the customer using multiple channels. Also, the non-contact ones. Microsoft and its solutions facilitate such interactions.

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                                    Commerce – what’s new in Dynamics 365

                                    This year Microsoft presented the Dynamics 365 Commerce 2020 wave 2 investments. Brendan Sullivan, Principal Product Manager for Dynamics 365 Commerce showed where Microsoft is going and presented some of the new features and capabilities that they’re releasing as part of this wave.

                                    Brendan briefly showed the most important improvements, capabilities and features in Commerce. They are:

                                    • omnichannel improvements,
                                    • modern store in frontline workers improvements,
                                    • new additions to intelligence, insights, and analytics,
                                    • new digital commerce capabilities.

                                    Commerce and products in Dynamics 365

                                    Dynamics 365 Commerce

                                    Microsoft offers a core system which provides a headless commerce engine capable of interacting with either the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations or working with third party ERP through a connector. The system can serve them through a headquarters solution that gives you the ability that interact with your products, prices, promotions, discounts, and customers to be served that headless commerce engine across a range of different retail channels.

                                    Serve your customers

                                    You can serve your customers in number of channels. E.g. in-store retail channels, point of sale, and mobile point of sale solutions.

                                    • Call center solution gives you the ability to work with our call center operator over the phone.
                                    • Digital commerce solution, gives you the ability to have rich and immersive websites and be able to expose your products, get people to discover and learn about them and purchase them.
                                    • Marketplaces, as well as social platform channels allow you to not only broadcast your products. They allow to broadcast your information, so that you can drive market share and get customers to come to your products, as well as purchase those products on those social platforms.
                                    • Conversational enables you to work in real-time with a customer, to have AI chatbots, and to work with the customer. All those solutions give customers the possibility to find the product they want. And they enable you help them discover products and learn about it.

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                                      Microsoft gives you chance to work in many channels by different, individual roles:

                                      • store clerk in the retail stores,
                                      • consumer and shopper who works with the e-commerce systems that are driven by marketers and merchandisers,
                                      • customer service reps who man the call centers,
                                      • bots and virtual agents which power call center capabilities as well as conversational capabilities.
                                      Dynamics 365 Commerce

                                      Microsoft also offers emerging business to business solution that allows you to bring up B2B solution connected into our headless commerce engine and be able to power purchasing scenarios.  

                                      If you look at all solutions together you will see that Microsoft actually powers a large number of traditional and emerging channels. Microsoft also supports a number of customers and business facing customers across all these different retail channels.

                                      What gives you the headless commerce engine?

                                      First of all you can manage your products and master them in one centralized place. You also gain the ability to serve customers across different retail channels. You can use different prices, promotions or discounts.

                                      Secondly, it gives you the ability to capture all that customer information, whether it be orders, customer information, account information, addresses, and clickstream data or other. It gives you the ability to have one golden customer record across all of your different retail channels.

                                      It also gives you the ability to holistically view your retail solution across all your different retail channels. You can see what products are selling best in a given channel. What is more, with Microsoft Commerce you will know:

                                      • how best to strategically place your products for shipping and for sales based on information.
                                      • What types of customers are interacting with a given channel, and how best to sell to those customers in those given channels.

                                      Commerce – new features released in 2020 wave 2

                                      Digital commerce capabilities

                                      Dynamics 365 Commerce

                                      Visual page builder was changed. Microsoft integrated drag and drop page design. Now you can easily drag modules onto the canvas. Also making changes in the canvas is much easier.

                                      Microsoft also gives you the ability to do color and style modifications on your page. Without CSS extensions for that. Now you can also do preview by device types, see what is your page is going to look like in reference to a particular responsive breakpoint.

                                      Microsoft also simplifies the list management. Whether it’s a manual generated list, an algorithmic list or an AI powered personalized list, you can modify and control that list more easily within the interface.

                                      Lastly, you are able to introduce page item variations. It gives you the ability to quickly and easily build variations for simple tasks like localization and marketization. You also gain the ability to have those variations for A/B testing and server-side experimentation, as well as setting the stage for the ability to do that later with targeting and personalization.

                                      Intelligent content experimentation

                                      What is more, Microsoft is going to release in this wave intelligent content experimentation. They have a range of server-side experimentation capabilities that has partnered closely with Optimizely to be able to deliver. These capabilities will give you the ability to do true server-side AB testing.  (Optimizely is a market leader in both server side and client-side AB testing.)

                                      Dynamics 365 Page designer

                                      All of these are giving you the ability to exploit those variations as experiment control A and B variance and being able to split your traffic across them. Pages, slots, modules, lists, content items, and images. You can select any of those items and change them out with an experiment as a variation.

                                      You can really control any granular part of the page or the entire page to be able to run an experiment and see what resonates with your customer. Once you understand what resonates, you can easily promote that page so that all customers will see that content.

                                      New e-commerce modules

                                      You’re geting the ability to purchase gift cards. You can purchase those with customer amounts, support for kits, support for pop-up cart. You can easily present a new pop-up cart to the customer, instead of using the traditional cart flow, if you so choose. You also gain the ability to have a color picker in the PDP, so you could use visual identifiers versus textual identifier.

                                      Microsoft is also improving module extensibility and simplifying the overall component architecture and extensions and extensibility. You will be able to extend data actions, and define new extensions within those data actions. Thanks to this you can work more intelligently across modules as well as be able to work with third party data services.

                                      New module abilities

                                      With new modules you will gain the ability to pass contexts to modules within slots, so you can actually pass data between modules. The ability to pass module configs to components, so you can easily control the content flowing to components in terms of configuration settings.

                                      Microsoft is also announcing preview of the social commerce capabilities. They will give you the ability to syndicate content out to a range of different social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, WeChat. You will also have the ability to both sell content through as well as sell content in the social commerce

                                      Intelligence, insights and analytics capabilities

                                      Microsoft provides intelligence and insights to your products.  With recommendations from AI and machine learning you gain the ability to create store of the future.

                                      Omni-channel capabilities.

                                      First of all, you gain the ability to sell across modern payment methods that don’t have been ranges associated with them. It gives you the ability to capture, cancel, and refund orders through the system, and being able to support these payment methods across all the different retail channels.

                                      Microsoft is going to provide a PayPal connector out of the box. It’ll be very similar to add-in connector. You’ll be able to use the connector for free and maintain it in perpetuity. But will also give you the ability to simply enter into your account details and start transacting. It’ll also bubble up in store starter kit, so that you can easily integrate PayPal into your e-commerce site. It facilitates start taking transactions online.

                                      The ability to influence relevance and rankings.

                                      You can make sure that the right products are appeared to the customer. You also gain the ability to personalize for a customer. You also can drive just what product results are shown to any given customer based on a range of factors such as products that they purchased, looked at in the past, or external factors. Thanks to this you can present the right type of products to a customer given their particular situation. It’s also gives you the ability to do sponsored products if you want to do advertising your products on your system. As well as the ability to do insights and analytics based on searches.

                                      Customer service solutions

                                      Integration with the Dynamics 365 Customer Service solution gives you the ability to drive customer service chats and virtual agents using the Microsoft Virtual Agent Architecture. You be can present those directly within an e-commerce site so that customers can easily ask questions, can interact with the virtual agent to be able to get support, make modifications to their orders, and work directly with any of the information that’s in the headless commerce engine. You are also able to surface this information within the call center so that customers can easily interact with their orders in details.

                                      Marketing

                                      Microsoft gives you the ability to opt in and out of marketing. So if you have a direct marketing solution, you can enable this at the customer level to say whether or not they want to receive e-mail. So that when you’re at the point of sale system or when you’re in e-commerce, and you can sign up or sign out of getting marketing e-mails.

                                      Customers behavior

                                      You are also able to look at the duration since the customer signed up, so you can actually see how long a customer has been with your solution, as well as the ability to capture additional addresses and being able to have multiple addresses and select those for shipping. The Store System Health Check gives you the ability to view all the different systems running within your retail store.

                                      As you can see Microsoft put a lot of effort to improve its commerce solution. We believe you and your company can gain a lot from these changes.

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                                        Cloud migration – how to do it right?

                                        Cloud migration is getting more and more popular. Almost everywhere you can hear about pros of cloud solutions. Paweł Prymakowski, CEO of IT Vision was a speaker at the meeting 1ClickToExpand: 10 creative ways to overcome the obstacles of system upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Paweł and other panelists were looking for the best way to overcome the limitations of upgrades.

                                        As main obstacles of migration to the cloud speakers listed users’ attitude, competences, technical limitations (data size, warehouse) and business issues (mainly financial issues).

                                        Two ways of cloud migration

                                        Paweł emphasized that as an implementation partner, we offer our customers two ways of implementation. The standard SaaS (software as a service) cloud implementation is an excellent choice for smaller customers. It’s a cheaper solution that offers standard Business Central functions. The second solution that we propose to our customers is hybrid implementation (on Azure). This type of deployment is an appropriate path for larger customers. The hybrid approach allows to run individual functions, transfer large amounts of data or effectively integrate Business Central with other (external) customer systems.

                                        Database

                                        For large companies using Dynamics NAV or Business Central solutions, the database limit can be a big obstacle in moving to the cloud in the SaaS model (software as a service). The solution is to use the PowerPlatform technology to store some data (e.g. scans) outside the ERP system itself

                                        The participants of the meeting also noted the problem with localization, the need to learn new solutions, competency shortages or the reluctance of users to migrate to the cloud.

                                        How to improve cloud migration

                                        However, the panellists did not stop at listing the limitations. They proposed their own ideas that can improve migration to the cloud.

                                        1. A clear set of procedures on how the partner can maintain control of the BC SaaS installation.
                                        2. Clear list of differences / benefits, moving to the cloud.
                                        3. Finding 5% of partners as pioneers and supporting them on their way.
                                        4. Migration of customers at every noticed opportunity (even if they are small projects or it’s just a clean start) to Dynamics 365 SaaS now to gain additional visibility from the market and Microsoft.
                                        5. Review the solutions and consider whether the company can run smoothly with the standard features of Business Central.
                                        6. Using a different technology to store information outside the Dynamics 365 Business Central warehouse
                                        7. Microsoft should introduce a different data storage configuration according to the standard functionality
                                        8. CEE market partners should be proactive and suggest / vote for the functionality they need in Microsoft
                                        9. Training is needed in building the competencies of solution architects

                                        We believe that the move to the cloud is the future. Therefore, we encourage all companies that want to be pioneers and be the first to use cloud solutions that bring competitive advantages to full migration. However, we do not leave other customers without a solution. We are happy to offer them a hybrid migration to the Azure cloud.

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                                          Dynamics 365 & Power Platform at Microsoft Ignite

                                          The Microsoft Ignite conference is behind us. During this year’s meeting, we dicovered a lot of news from the world of Microsoft. Alysa Taylor (Corporate Vice President, Business Applications & Global Industry) and Muhammad Alam (Corporate Vice President, Dynamics 365 at Microsoft) during the Ignite conference focused on a new approach to work and preparing Microsoft users for the challenges that the future may bring.

                                          The Microsoft ecosystem is a range of different applications for all types of business.

                                          Dynamics 365 and Power Platform at Microsoft Ignite

                                          Each application or solution can be adapted to the individual needs of the company. Thanks to that Microsoft products are a good choice to support the daily work of enterprises. They can be easily scaled or extended with new functionalities.

                                          Microsoft offers solutions that support building the resilience of enterprises at every business level and help meet today’s challenges. What’s more, they allow you to proactively stay ahead of future opportunities – to reimagine the future. At the Microsoft Ignite conference, new Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 features were announced to help make this vision a reality.

                                          News from Ignite – Microsoft Power Platform:

                                          • Low code updates for professional developers with an integrated Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft Power Virtual Agents, and Microsoft Azure API Management experience to scale solutions through Power Apps with low-code and distribute through Microsoft Teams.
                                          • Power Platform SDLC (software development lifecycle) workflows and templates with GitHub Actions.
                                          • Power Virtual Agents and Microsoft Azure Bot Framework integration to build bots with no code, plus a simpler, one-click publishing experience on Teams.
                                          • Deeper Power Apps and Teams integration, including Power Apps authoring app within Teams, Project Oakdale for a free low code data platform, and Teams visual style support.
                                          • The preview of the Microsoft Power BI app for Teams which provides a central, personalized home for data in Teams will help customers scale insights across the organization by ensuring that insights are just a click away from where conversations are happening and where decisions are made.
                                          • Power BI is now natively integrated with Excel and is easier than ever to discover and work with trusted Power BI datasets that are refreshed, governed, and secured directly in Excel.
                                          • Two new Power BI offerings: Power BI Premium Per User as an entry point to Premium and a new on-demand capacity scale option for Premium customers.
                                          • The preview of Microsoft Power Automate Desktop, bringing robotic process automation (RPA) to every desktop.

                                          News from Ignite – Microsoft Dynamics 365

                                          • A new first-party voice channel for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service, built on Microsoft Azure Communication Services.
                                          • New add-ins for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management: Cloud and Edge Scale Unit and Inventory Visibility.
                                          • General availability of Microsoft Dynamics 365 ​Project Operations.

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                                            Easy application development

                                            This year’s Microsoft Ignite conference also focused on accelerated application development. To meet the growing trend of “fusion”, low-code or code first projects, Microsoft has made many improvements and investments. Thanks to them, it can ensure trouble-free cooperation between Power Platform, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Visual Studio.

                                            Power Platform

                                            Power Platform is becoming more and more important product. The platform is constantly evolving to shape and scale the work with low code applications and new features. Changes in the Power Platform are intended to help professional developers quickly transform their business from scratch. All this using tools and languages that developers are already familiar with.

                                            Apps from Power group

                                            Microsoft has also made changes to Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents and Azure API Management. Thanks to the changes, all of these applications will now work together seamlessly. They will allow developers to scale low-code solutions with Power Apps and distribute via Microsoft Teams. Moreover, developers can create custom connectors and seamlessly upload them to dedicated Power Platform environments for easy discovery in Power Apps. In addition, Microsoft Azure Functions and Azure API Management can be used to enable individual developers to distribute Power Apps in Teams.

                                            GitHub improves programming

                                            To improve programming, Microsoft announced the introduction of the Power Platform to the platform where development teams collaborate on projects – GitHub. Professional developers can create their own SDLC workflows in the marketplace (software lifecycle) using GitHub Actions for Power Platform. They can also use preconfigured SDLC workflow templates.

                                            Power Virtual Agents & Azure Bot Framework

                                            In addition, Power Virtual Agents and Azure Bot Framework will now run seamlessly, allowing developers to build bots without code. Power Virtual Agents has also been improved to make it even easier for developers and users to publish to Teams with a single click.

                                            Collaborative work extended with team insight into data. Allow everyone to make better decisions.

                                            Microsoft Teams is a platform that has become an integral part of our lives. Both professional and private. It is also used for remote learning. Interactions in Teams are not only between people, but also between data. Now, Power BI in Teams is evolving to help everyone find and work on insights.

                                            Power BI app for teams

                                            Microsoft has introduced a new Power BI app for teams that provides a more streamlined experience for accessing Power BI reports in Teams, making it easier to collaborate with data and combine action insight with sample reports, automation, and easy sharing.

                                            A preview of the new Power BI app for teams has been announced on Ignite. The app will enable users to quickly find, search and discuss data without leaving Teams. It’s a central, personalized storage in Teams, ensuring that information is always one click away from where conversations are taking place and decisions are being made.

                                            For example, PayPal moved to Teams and added a tab for Power BI visualizations to Teams meetings, providing an easy way to easily share a project’s current status and goals as people join.

                                            Power BI Premium

                                            In addition to upgrading the Power BI service, Microsoft also provides broader analytics choices and scalability with two new Power BI offerings: User Power BI Premium as the entry point to Premium, and a new on-demand capacity scaling option for Premium customers. All this to enable flexible scaling of Premium nodes.

                                            Automation for everyone

                                            Microsoft constantly invests in robotic process automation (RPA). The acquisition of Softomotive opened doors to pare Power Automate with WinAutomation, enabling anyone to automate manual business processes across both legacy and modern applications.

                                            Microsoft has introduced a preview of Power Automate Desktop. The service enables the automation of local processes and tasks, from simple data transfers between systems or image search to more complex business processes and workflows. Everything is available from the computer.

                                            Faster results at Toyota thanks to Microsoft

                                            These updates show what Microsoft solutions can do when everyone (from professional developers to non-technical users) across the company has access to code-less or low-code tools.

                                            Microsoft showed three ways Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) enables everyone in the enterprise to troubleshoot problems using the Power Platform.

                                            Power BI, Teams & Microsoft Azure Synapse

                                            For example, the team is using Power BI, Teams, and Microsoft Azure Synapse to monitor their network and analyze the immense amounts of data that is created as part of that process, including surveys performed by their field travelers that are responsible for different regions. Toyota harnessed the full suite of Power Platform features plus Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services to rapidly build and deploy a Vehicle Delivery Quality app that improved accuracy and efficiency for field travelers collecting information. Plus, it gave them 100 percent coverage across their dealers enabling Toyota to better understand what dealers are doing right and improve the quality and safety of vehicles delivered to their customers.

                                            Dynamics 365 updates. Company resistant to change

                                            It goes without saying that every business must prioritize meeting customer expectations, even in times of change and uncertainty, in order to remain resilient and relevant to the marketplace. It now also needs to protect itself from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. To make it possible, Microsoft introduced new additions and updates to Dynamics 365 focused on the most critical customer satisfaction centers. The most important business areas today: services and supply chain, are specifically addressed in the appendices. These enhanced solutions are ready to use, yet quickly scale and adapt to create unique digital functions.

                                            The first omnichannel solution, including native voice

                                            Customer service is not just about building loyalty and customer retention. This is an essential way to understand how to better serve customers who rely on the company’s products and services. Nowadays, it is especially important to offer multiple ways of continuous communication. Dynamics 365 provides optimal customer service solutions for everyone in the company – from frontline employees and customer service management to solution implementers and administrators.

                                            First-party voice channel

                                            At Ignite, Microsoft announced the addition of a new first-party voice channel for Dynamics 365 Customer Service based on Azure Communication Services (available in preview). By integrating voice with existing multi-channel capabilities, the voice channel provides smooth, end-to-end customer service in a single cloud-based solution. The solution enables teams to deliver consistent, connected help across all channels. Features based on artificial intelligence help you solve problems faster, including offering real-time suggestions for employees and carrying out a sentiment analysis that starts working immediately (out-of-the-box feature). Moreover, with the Common Data Model, voice channel data natively integrates with pre-existing datasets – without data manipulation or reformatting.

                                            Supply chain risk management and maintaining continuity of supply

                                            This year, companies have had to deal with rapidly changing customer demand and severe disruptions in their supply chains. Most of them found it difficult to change quickly. In order to meet new requirements, companies are trying to increase flexibility and resilience in the way they operate by digitizing the entire supply chain.

                                            New additions to Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

                                            Therefore, during the Ignite conference, Microsoft announced two new additions to Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management that will improve visibility and enable users to react quickly to changing demand and supply. They are: Cloud and Edge Scale Unit and Inventory Visibility.

                                            Companies often struggle with latency and connectivity when running operations in remote facilities. Parallel, resource-intensive processes can lead to network latency and reduced productivity. New Cloud and Edge Scale Unit add-ons for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management bring the power of the intelligent cloud to the edge. Add-ins allow companies to run critical storage and production workloads at the edge using Azure devices. As a result, they increase resilience and ensure 24/7 operation, even in the event of a temporary disconnection from the cloud.

                                            Inventory Visibility

                                            The new Inventory Visibility add-in for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management enables high-volume retailers and manufacturers to easily handle millions of transactions every minute. It also allows for accurate, real-time multi-channel inventory determination. Enterprises can scale easily to fulfill orders from multiple channels on time and reduce shortages and excess inventory. The new feature is hyper-scalable and can also work with third-party systems.

                                            Transform project-based services

                                            The solutions Microsoft announced at Ignite share a common theme: they enable enterprises the speed and flexibility to adapt to change, build resilience in any industry, and exceed customer expectations. If your business has a project-based organization structure, it’s especially important to be able to adapt to the types of changes we’ve seen over the past few months.

                                            Dynamics 365 Project Operations

                                            Dynamics 365 Project Operations brings together and gives teams (Sales, Resource, Project Management, and Accounting) the visibility they need to deliver services to customers on time and on budget. Dynamics 365 Project Operations integrates with other enterprise systems. Thanks to this, it helps to drive business development in sales and delivery processes, without the need to integrate and replace existing systems. You can also easily scale Dynamics 365 Project Operations with Power Platform and other Dynamics 365 applications such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service.

                                            Soon Microsoft will announce more news and solutions to better support companies in their daily challenges!

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                                              New RamBase features and solutions!

                                              However, the year 2020 also brought a lot of positive changes and news. Among them are undoubtedly New RamBase features and solutions. An ERP system perfectly suited to production and distribution companies.

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                                              New RamBase features
                                              • A modernized interface of the mobile application
                                              • Access to invoices approval from the mobile app. Thanks to this, you can manage invoices on the go, all you need is access to the phone.
                                              • New cost method in the finance section. The FIFO method gives more management options to international companies
                                              • Open supplier and customer portal. Any company using RamBase can offer access to the supplier and customer portal. By giving them access to the basic self-service options of the RamBase system. The portal facilitates the support of suppliers and customers, and also allows them to help themselves.
                                              • Single sign-on feature. The solution simplifies access to all system functionalities. It requires only one username and password, thanks to which you have access to all solutions.

                                              Users appreciate the RamBase system!

                                              New RamBase features

                                              During this year’s conference, we also got to know the new story of the RamBase customer. Seagarden used multiple distributed management systems. The company wanted to change this by looking for an ERP system from other suppliers, but they were not able to meet the company’s requirements and expectations. Only the implementation of the RamBase system allowed Seagarden to improve the functioning of the company. And the organization obtained a solution perfectly suited to their needs.

                                              In Poland, companies also appreciate the system. IT Vision implements RamBase at a new customer. More information coming soon!

                                              Continuous development and improvement of the system

                                              The RamBase system is developing and better and better adapted to the expectations of customers. We also make sure that the system is friendly to the Polish user. Seeing the new changes and directions set by RamBase, we are glad that we can offer a solution on the Polish market.

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                                                Microsoft Endpoint Manager

                                                Microsoft Endpoint Manager – productivity from any device, anywhere

                                                Brad Anderson (Corporate Vice President of the Commercial Management Experiences) at Microsoft Inspire talked about the importance of Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft 365, the move to the cloud and the importance of cloud solutions

                                                Anderson began by recalling what the pandemic has taught us as entrepreneurs.

                                                1. You have to be in the cloud for agility and access.
                                                2. The importance of conditional access and zero trust.
                                                3. Keep your remote users just as productive, secure and efficient (or more).
                                                Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Microsoft 365

                                                Changed spending priorities

                                                Undoubtedly, the new situation has changed the priorities of spending. COVID-19 will have a major impact on the finances devoted to IT. 33% of companies predict that total IT spending in the coming years will be lower than forecast. By contrast, 41% believe they will stay the same.

                                                Greater importance of safety and mobility

                                                Brad Anderson predicts that due to the current situation, companies will increase and strengthen areas such as cybersecurity, remote work, infrastructure services, mobile end devices and company management mobility. All these areas can be built and extended around Microsoft 365. Productivity, management, identity, but also security can be built around Microsoft’s platforms(including Microsoft Endpoint Manager). Importantly, the solutions are appreciated by IT and users. They are also distinguished by high trust among everyone.

                                                Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Microsoft 365

                                                Anderson encourages you to move your work and solutions to the cloud. It is important to modernize solutions also among your customers. Moving to the cloud and becoming more and more digital companies is an opportunity for success in the current situation. The trend of migration to the cloud is already visible. Companies that fail to do so in time will have less chance of doing well in an age where more and more activities are carried out online.

                                                Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Endpoint Manager undoubtedly increases work efficiency and user satisfaction.

                                                In support of this thesis, Anderson cites some data on the use of Microsoft 365:

                                                • 85% reduction in boot time
                                                • Instant resume
                                                • 2x battery life
                                                • 85% reduction in crashes

                                                Importantly, the improvements are noticed by users.

                                                Microsoft 365 also affects employes:

                                                • 38% more likely to feel that their PC experience helps them best serve customers/stakeholders
                                                • 75-point increase in net promoter score.
                                                • 121% more likely to feel valued by their company.  
                                                Endpoint Manager, Microsoft 365

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                                                  Dynamics 365 and Power Platform – intelligent business cloud

                                                  Dynamics 365 and Power platforms are intelligent business cloud tools. This year working in the cloud has become even more desirable. That is why many companies have decided to migrate their solutions to the cloud.

                                                  The best developing companies around the world are using cloud solutions. 97% of Fortune 500 companies use the Power Platform, and 57% of Dynamics 365. These results show not only the huge role of mobile solutions. They are also a proof of great trust in Microsoft products.

                                                  Dynamics 365 in cloud and power platform

                                                  Alysa Taylor, corporate vice president for the Cloud Marketing Business Applications and Global in Microsoft emphasizes that customers want to see the value of implemented solutions as soon as possible. Not in years or months, but in a week or even days. Microsoft makes sure that this need can be met.

                                                  What are the advantages of Microsoft’s business applications:

                                                  1. Fast time to get value.
                                                  2. Intelligent solutions.
                                                  3. Data driven business outcomes.
                                                  4. Integrated and extensible solution.
                                                  Dynamics 365, business cloud, power platform

                                                  Intelligent business cloud and Power Platform

                                                  Intelligent business cloud from Microsoft is a series of applications that improve the work of the entire business. It supports areas such as sales and marketing, services, finance and operations, and trade.

                                                  On the other hand, the Power Platform solutions include:

                                                  • Power BI,
                                                  • Power Apps,
                                                  • Power Automate,
                                                  • Power Virtual Agent.
                                                  Dynamics 365 in cloud and power platform

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                                                    New business era with Azure IoT solutions

                                                    Customers are looking for devices, insights and actions to help them meet their most pressing challenges. Azure IoT makes it possible.

                                                    Microsoft’s solutions help simplify the development of safe and reliable IoT solutions. It’s all thanks to managed apps and a flexible app platform that enable the complete IoT ecosystem to achieve business goals faster. Achieving goals is possible through connectivity, constant invitation, trust, and scaling.

                                                    IoT, or the Internet of Things, drives transformation everywhere. Moreover, the use of IoT opens the way to return to the workplace. It can be concluded that IoT is an endless list of advantages.

                                                    Azure IoT is everything

                                                    The Vice President of Microsoft’s Worldwide Internet of Things and Mixed Reality Sales said, “IoT is everything.” Especially in the context of returning to the workplace. But what does that actually mean?

                                                    • Prevent – Deploy technologies to monitor and detect unsafe condition and activities.
                                                    • Respond – Collaborate with medical communities and providers to support health directives.
                                                    • Recover – Confidently reopen with technologies and workflows to protect workers and the public.
                                                    • Rebuild – Invest in transformative solutions that increase efficiencies and maximize capabilities.
                                                    Azure IoT, Azure Security

                                                    Data security, also in the field of IoT, is crucial both for application users and their customers. As many as 97% of people have security concerns when implementing IoT.

                                                    Azure IoT, Azure Security

                                                    Rodney Clark, however, dispels concerns about Microsoft’s IoT security. Azure Security Center for IoT is unified security management and enables end-to-end threat detection and analytics.

                                                    Azure Security Center for IoT simplifies hybrid protection with unified visibility and control, adaptive threat prevention, and intelligent threat detection and response across edge, on-premises, Azure and other cloud workloads.

                                                    Azure IoT, Azure Security

                                                    Azure Security Center is:

                                                    • Unified visibility and control.
                                                    • Adaptive Threat Prevention.

                                                    Importantly, Rodney Clark points out that 85% of IoT decision makers believe IoT solutions are critical to the continued success of their business.

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                                                      Microsoft Inspire – news and the of 2020.

                                                      Microsoft Inspire is 3 days of conferences devoted to Microsoft solutions. This year’s conference was unlike any other. First, it was entirely organized online. Of course, virtual meetings will never replace impressions from real meetings. However, thanks to the new formula, this year’s conference attracted more participants than any previous edition.

                                                      For years, Microsoft has been developing solutions supporting remote work and migration of systems and applications to the cloud. In a difficult year, in which we all work remotely, much more than ever before, the speakers naturally focused on remote work and work mobility.

                                                      Nick Parker, CVP in Microsoft, has summarized the most important numbers.

                                                      The year 2020 is among others:

                                                      • 4,1 billion Teams meeting minutes per day.
                                                      • 75 million of daily active Teams users
                                                      • 1 billion Windows monthly active devices
                                                      • 134 million of enterprise mobility installed seats
                                                      • 30% server products and cloud services revenue growth
                                                      Microsoft Inspire

                                                      All of this data shows that we are becoming more and more mobile. We are investing more to be able to work remotely – from any place, at any time.

                                                      Microsoft Teams

                                                      It is also worth to emphasize the great importance of Teams in remote work. Without this tool, it is difficult to imagine on-line meetings and mobile work. Microsoft Teams offers many opportunities for work, meetings, document sharing or presentations.

                                                      Some companies may need additional Teams solutions. During Inspire, Microsoft announced that it will meet such needs. Microsoft announced the release of a new solution, which is Microsoft Dataflex. The platform allows anyone to easily create and implement applications and intelligent chatbots. Everything in Teams using Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Power Virtual Agent.

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                                                      Cloud solutions

                                                      Microsoft Inspire also puts a lot of weight on cloud solutions. Microsoft’s systems and applications are based on three main clouds – Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365. All to offer intelligent solutions.

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                                                      The speakers did not forget about Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, IoT, Power Platform and Power Apps solutions.

                                                      Microsoft cares about its customers in these difficult times. It offers them solutions that help them meet the challenges of 2020 and develop their companies despite changes.

                                                      “The new normal is now our normal.” Microsoft is doing everything possible to make it digital, cloud-based and customer-oriented and his customer-oriented.

                                                      More about news from Microsoft Inspire soon on www.itvision.pl/en and LinkedIn

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                                                        Microsoft extends AI offer with computer vision!

                                                        The role of image detection and recognition is constantly increasing. The use of computer vision improves the functioning of enterprises and helps them increase profits. With this technology, retailers can better manage their physical spaces, gaining a better understanding of customer behavior.

                                                        Example

                                                        Retailers can better manage store space by gaining a better understanding of customer behavior. Most salespeople do not have the right data to track the real behavior and actions of customers. This leads to a loss of cost management options and increased revenues.
                                                        Microsoft Dynamics 365 Connected Store fills this gap. It uses computer vision, and IoT (Internet of Things) sensors to better understand space. Thanks to this, it optimizes business operations and helps meet customer expectations thanks to real-time observation data.

                                                        Image recognition features

                                                        computer vision

                                                        Image recognition features unlock the ability to better understand and manage e.g. store space. Microsoft is trying to simplify the process of customizing solutions for each unique space so as to optimize the company’s results. It also cares about the security and control of its own data. There is no need to share information with Microsoft or other providers.

                                                        To improve the quality of computer vision analysis, Microsoft took over Orions Systems. It is a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid, intelligent vision systems. The systems are focused on machine learning “in the loop” in conjunction with services that can be adapted to the operation of one device or to scale to support large-scale network topology.

                                                        Orions Systems has a good reputation and leading technology for companies that want to collect and analyze high-value data, especially in video content and images. The acquisition brings additional technologies to Microsoft solutions. Technologies will allow solutions such as Dynamics 365 Connected Store and Microsoft Power Platform to offer retailers and other entrepreneurs a new way to build and train their own artificial intelligence models to customize and optimize the way they learn from their physical space.

                                                        This additional set of tools will work well in scenarios that go beyond what is currently offered as standard in the system. It can adapt to the truly unique dimensions and needs of their physical spaces.

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                                                          Get to know the best rated ERP systems by users!

                                                          The ranking of the best ERP systems takes into account the level of user satisfaction with the entire system and its individual functional areas. Importantly, the review shows the level of satisfaction of real users from the use of systems. Thanks to this approach to the ranking, we can see which solutions work best in enterprises.

                                                          Microsoft Dynamics NetSuite ranking

                                                          Once again, we are pleased with the high results of ERP systems that we offer to our costomers. Among the leaders of the “magic quadrant” there were also Microsoft Dynamics solutions or the NetSuite system.

                                                          Microsoft solution collects major awards in almost all categories. Importantly, he also did not collect any negative feedback. The overall level of satisfaction is very high.

                                                          As many as 84% of users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations recommend their ERP system. It is also worth noting that in the ranking another solution offered by IT Vision – Oracle NetSuite is well placed.

                                                          Overall summary

                                                          In the overall summary of resource management systems, Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks 1st. Also on the top is the solution from Oracle, NetSuite, in 4th place. This category takes into account the result of satisfaction, which consists of: Net Emotional Footprint, supplier capabilities, product features and probability of recommendation. The net emotional footprint measures the user’s emotional response ratings (e.g., reliable, respectful, honest).

                                                          Microsoft Dynamics NetSuite ranking

                                                          Capabilities

                                                          In terms of capabilities of the Microsoft Dynamics system provider, it also ranks first. The table below shows the level of satisfaction of system users from various areas of system functionality. Importantly, the NetSuite system is also high on the list.

                                                          Microsoft Dynamics NetSuite ranking

                                                          What is more…

                                                          Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a leader in most rated categories. It is best rated in terms of the quality of required and standard system functions. It is also appreciated when it comes to:

                                                          • creating business value,
                                                          • range and quality of functions,
                                                          • product strategy and pace of improvement,
                                                          • usability and intuitiveness of use,
                                                          • ease of customization,
                                                          • ease of implementation.

                                                          Oracle’s NetSuite system also scores very well in these categories.

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                                                            Whitelist available in the RamBase system thanks to IT Vision.

                                                            RamBase is a Norwegian company management system. However, it is gaining popularity in other European countries. In Poland, it is offered by IT Vision. As a Polish partner, we undertook the task of preparing the Whitelist functionality for this ERP system. Thanks to the work of our programmers, the system is adapted to Polish law.

                                                            Whitelist RamBase

                                                            Thanks to the Whitelist solution in ERP, you don’t have to switch between the system and the list of taxpayers. The system will automatically check all required data.

                                                            RamBase provides assistance in checking whether a business partner is registered as an active VAT taxpayer on the day of the transaction. It also allows you to verify which bank accounts are assigned to it and whether its address details and name have been correctly completed on the invoice.

                                                            In addition, the Whitelist module in RamBase archives search and result data along with the necessary information.

                                                            Key benefits

                                                            • Facilitate control of your business partner data
                                                            • Gain more control over your payments and tax responsibilities
                                                            • Increase control with payables and receivables automatically matched to open invoices
                                                            • Save time with integrated checking
                                                            • Reduce risk of errors due to manual entry of business partner data
                                                            • Reduce the risk of financial penalties liability

                                                            Key capabilities

                                                            • Integrated payment checking in Whitelist for transactions over PLN 15,000
                                                            • The ability to check any transaction or counterparty from the system level
                                                            • The certainty of transferring payments to appropriate bank accounts
                                                            • Log of whitelist searches by users with results

                                                            Operations are made in Microsoft Azure (North Europe Region), managed by IT Vision Sp. z o.o.

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                                                              Tech Talks Summit 2020, the largest Technological Conference in Poland

                                                              The conference was focusing on 3 Microsoft clouds and project management:

                                                              • Microsoft Azure. The role of advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence. The path also focused on technology-based tools and how they support companies in their day-to-day operations.
                                                              • Microsoft Dynamics 365. Sessions concerned customer relationship management in times of social distance. Issues related to efficient digitization of management processes and quick response to changes were also raised. There were also discussed solutions based on the no-code / low-code platform – that is the environment for creating IT solutions that does not require specialized programming knowledge.
                                                              • Microsoft 365. In this block, Microsoft speakers focused on remote work, changes in enterprises and building business scenarios. All based on the Microsoft Teams solution.
                                                              • Projects. The fourth thematic path focused on projects and project portfolio management.

                                                              The speakers emphasized that in recent years Central and Eastern Europe has become a direction in which Microsoft invests more and more physical resources and knowledge. A great example is the largest technological investment in the history of Poland. Microsoft is investing billions of dollars in creating the Digital Poland Valley

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                                                              Polish Digital Valley is becoming a reality

                                                              One of the main speakers at the conference was Jean Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.

                                                              Microsoft remote work

                                                               „Poland is a remarkable country, with an opportunity to become the digital heart of Europe. The amount of IT talent, its thriving start-up community and the rapid transformation of established business are key indicators that the Polish Digital Valley is becoming a reality emphasizes J.P. Courtois

                                                              5 patterns for success

                                                              J.P. Courtois showed 5 patterns, which are crucial for the future of business. They are:

                                                              1. Remote everywhere
                                                              2. Digital everything
                                                              3. Empowering first line workforce
                                                              4. Accelerated digital transformation
                                                              5. National digital empowerment plan
                                                              Microsoft remote work

                                                              Adaptation to the new reality in the age of the COVID-19 epidemic is necessary to maintain an efficient company. However, it is necessary to make the essential changes to meet the challenges that have been set before us.

                                                              Remote work and digitization

                                                              One of the results of current situation is large increase of people working remotely. A great tool to support this kind of work is Microsoft Teams application. J. P. Courtois reports that even 74% of CFOs currently plan to have their employees maintain remote work opportunities even after a pandemic.

                                                              Remote work and process digitalization are crucial when it comes to enterprises development. As excellent examples of transformation and remote work, Courtois gave Żabka, who created an application supported by artificial intelligence (AI). As a result, the company can provide customers with better and more personalized access to services. The application also supports the enterprise by improving the planning and management of localized product offers. Courtois also mentioned the Telemedico company, which thanks to the digitization of processes and services tripled the number of online medical consultations reaching 100,000.

                                                              Process automation

                                                              J. P. Courtois also emphasized the essence of the Power Platform solution. Thanks to the platform, front-line employees can automate processes or workflows without knowing the code or coding rules. The result of their work can be easily transferred to company backends and improve the work of the entire company.

                                                              During his presentation, Courtois also pointed out that the “winners” of the current situation will be people and companies that will accelerate their digital transformation. National support programs are very important to meet this challenge. In Poland, thanks to the involvement of Microsoft, the Digital Valley was created, which is an excellent support for enterprises in their digitization.

                                                              If you know that you would like your company to take the next step towards digitization, please contact us

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                                                                Microsoft Dynamics in VISIONAPARTMENTS

                                                                A few years ago, we started cooperation with VISIONAPARTMENTS. As part of cooperation, we implemented the Microsoft Dynamics system in the company.

                                                                VISIONAPARTMENTS deals with the rental of high class, furnished apartments. Established in 1999, the company quickly developed from a startup into a leader on the Swiss market, with a strong international position. Currently, VISIONAPARTMENTS offers apartments tailored to the needs of clients in over 850 cities around the world.

                                                                Microsoft Dynamics in VISIONAPARTMENTS

                                                                The project we’ve been worked on was very complex and innovative. The implementation was carried out taking into account the specifics of the industry, the company and its international character.

                                                                Microsoft Dynamics has been implemented along with additional modules to improve the company’s work. However, taking into account the dynamic development of the company, the VISIONAPARTMENTS ERP system is constantly modernized.

                                                                We encourage you to read the entire case study – the customer story!

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