Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Dynamics on AWS; Azure portal; D365 doc management; Live Assist; ISV’s new director

By:  Linda Rosencrance

Data Resolution Launches Microsoft Dynamics Suite in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace

Data Resolution has launched Microsoft Dynamics GP, NAV, SL and AX on the Amazon Web Services public cloud to make enterprise apps more accessible and user-friendly for businesses of all sizes. Data Resolution has designed and pre-optimized these Dynamics packages for simplicity and ease of use.

“With its second major release to the AWS Marketplace, Data Resolution has made frictionless enterprise purchase and deployment of Microsoft business applications like Dynamics – including taking advantage of Clusters and AWS Resources and allowing clustered deployments – possible for organizations of all sizes,” said Jim Pathman, CEO, Data Resolution, in a statement.

Additionally, Data Resolution’s round-the-clock support across multiple AWS regions makes it easier for AWS customers around the world to buy and run any of the four Dynamics apps, he said.

WatServ Unveils New Azure Hosting Portal for Microsoft Dynamics

WatServ (Waterloo Managed Software Services USA Inc.) has launched a new hosting portal for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV, named Rapid Azure Deployments.

WatServ said it has been working with Microsoft to address the complexities that partners face when they deploy and manage Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV on the Azure cloud.

With the automated Rapid Azure Deployments portal partners can easily manage multiple clients’ solutions in one place, according to WatServ. The portal coordinates and provisions customized hosting environments using Azure API and PowerShell scripts.

Microsoft partners looking to expand their services and move their clients’ on-premise solutions to the Azure cloud will use less manpower and shorten the implementation time from days to hours, officials said.

“Partners leveraging the portal will see a dramatic increase in profits from cloud revenue,” said JB Overstreet, cloud services manager, WatServ, in a statement. “The portal makes deploying on Azure extremely simple and the user-friendly interface decreases implementation efforts and time to ‘go-live.'”

A New A-Team: MetaViewer Document Management Integrates with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

Metafile Information Systems, a provider of paperless document management software, has announced that its MetaViewer Document Management/AP Automation solution is now integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations.

The integrated with Dynamics 365 for Operations lets MetaViewer users retrieve accounts payable-related information and approve, code and export vendor invoice and purchase order information directly to Dynamics 365 for Operations, according to Metafile.

“The integration of MetaViewer Paperless Automation with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations was a natural progression in the development of our software,” said Mike Joachim, software developer at Metafile Information Systems, in a statement. “It increases control over business information and processes, automates document capture, provides improved visibility from end-to-end – all things that our customers need to improve the overall effectiveness of their financial and human resources departments.”

CafeX Launches Partner Program for Live Assist for Microsoft Dynamics 365

CafeX Communications has rolled out a new program for Microsoft Dynamics 365 partners to speed the market growth of omnichannel customer experience solutions.

This program offers Microsoft partners the comprehensive tools and support to address strong interest among businesses for live chat, co-browsing and other personalized customer assistance solutions from within the Dynamics 365 platform, according to CafeX.

CafeX Live Assist is Microsoft’s preferred omnichannel solution for Dynamics 365 and was co-developed by the two companies. The new CafeX program, which is aimed specifically at qualifying Dynamics 365 partners, offers sales support, marketing resources, and financial incentives to help them sell Live Assist for Dynamics 365 with accompanying services.

“Demand for omnichannel capabilities is on a tremendous upswing for organizations intent on providing best-in-class customer service. This program enables Microsoft Dynamics partners to take full advantage of these opportunities,” said Sajeel Hussain, executive vice president OF strategic alliances and CMO for CafeX, in a statement. “Participating partners can expect to enjoy a number of benefits, including net new revenue from custom design, consulting and implementation services for both greenfield and existing accounts.”

Gravity Software Welcomes Tim Sokoloski as Director of Channel Relationships

Gravity Software, a mid-market accounting and process automation solution written Microsoft Dynamics 365, has appointed Tim Sokoloski as director of channel relationships.

Sokoloski brings over 25 years of technology consulting and sales experience and an in-depth understanding of how to drive incremental revenue within sales, channel and customer organizations, according to company officials. Additionally, Sokoloski has worked as a channel partner for Microsoft, HP, Quest, Dell and Nintex, among others.

At Gravity, Sokoloski will be responsible for creating and implementing partnerships to help the company grow.

“Tim’s extensive sales and business operations experience has made him a natural fit for this position,” said Valerie Silvani, VP of sales & marketing at Gravity Software, in a statement. “His understanding of creating, communicating and executing programs for revenue generation and sales effectiveness will help Gravity scale its partner channel in the coming years.”


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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.