Where is the limit in Business Central CRM capability when integrating it with D365 Sales? (part 2)
Nov28

Where is the limit in Business Central CRM capability when integrating it with D365 Sales? (part 2)

So, after introduction to this topic, it is time to continue with it and say when you would need to consider extending your Business Central with a license for Sales Professional. First, what I would like to introduce you to is a small dictionary. The reason is that we have a few of the same, but they have different names. The reason is that Business Central is a financial-focused system,… Continue Reading Marko Totovic’s...

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Dynamics 365 Sales Professional Infographic
Nov19

Dynamics 365 Sales Professional Infographic

Recently I finished my session about using Dynamics 365 Sales professional with Business Central at Directions EMEA. But there were many questions about D365 Sales Professional capabilities… what is possible, where are limitations… First, Sales Professional is a CRM solution for SMB companies targeting businesses with more straightforward sales needs with basic sales force automation and… Continue Reading Marko...

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Business Central Free of Charge
Nov12

Business Central Free of Charge

Directions EMEA has just been finished, and there was a lot of good news. One is access to the Business Central environment with the Microsoft 365 license. Now statement ‘free of charge” is partially correct. What does it mean? You cannot get the Business Central environment free of charge as you must buy a minimum of one full user to get access (the whole article is about the cloud… Continue Reading Marko...

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Reminder about D365 Sales Professional
Oct31

Reminder about D365 Sales Professional

As I started to write about Dynamics 365 Business Central with Sales Professional series, you will probably need a few directions on how to test it and about limitations (when to accept them or to go to the Sales Enterprise). As I already wrote about it two years ago, I just wanted to remind you as this is something you will need if you want to track what I’m writing or more about my session… Continue Reading Marko...

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Dynamics 365 SMB Ecosystem Map – October 2022
Oct27

Dynamics 365 SMB Ecosystem Map – October 2022

You already know Microsoft publishes new releases two times per year (wave 1 in April and wave 2 in October). You can find all news in Microsoft’s release plans. There is also an amazing ecosystem map by Vadim Korepin about all solutions in Dynamics 365 family. But as I’m most connected with SMB solutions inside Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, I wanted to share more details on what is… Continue Reading Marko...

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Business Central and D365 Sales
Oct26

Business Central and D365 Sales

I know it has passed since I wrote the first part of this topic, ‘Where is a limit in Business Central CRM capability and when integrating it with D365 Sales (part 1),’ and people expect the second part. But as I’ll speak about this topic on Directions EMEA this year, I decided to postpone the following parts after this event. I would like to keep it interesting and show many of these topics… Continue Reading...

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Where is the limit in Business Central CRM capability and when integrating it with D365 Sales? (part 1)
Aug08

Where is the limit in Business Central CRM capability and when integrating it with D365 Sales? (part 1)

We know that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (previously NAV) is primarily an ERP solution. But even so, this product has some customer relationship management capabilities. And name ‘Business Central’ probably comes because this solution can provide all business activities in one solution. But as this is primarily an ERP solution, the biggest strength comes in ERP, and in other… Continue Reading Marko Totovic’s...

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I’m logging out
Jul18

I’m logging out

I haven’t written s single blog post for some time and I definitely decided it will be my the last one. I’ve been writing on this blog for 8 years, but I started with another domain even a couple years earlier. In this period I’ve got some really valuable feedbacks with the huge impact on me and I want to thank all of you who read these articles or eventually post some… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 Ecosystem Map – November 2021
Nov17

Dynamics 365 Ecosystem Map – November 2021

Tounca Blog Microsoft publishes its Dynamics and other business applications’ updates and new solutions/features two times per year. Near a month ago Microsoft announced as they call it – 2021 Wave 2 update. Thanks to Vadim Korepim who prepared and posted this great poster with Dynamics 365 ecosystem, we can have insight in an overview of Microsoft business applications portfolio…. Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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BizApps Wiki – a great place for ERP, CRM and other experts
Jul26

BizApps Wiki – a great place for ERP, CRM and other experts

New platform BizApps.Wiki has just started. On the first sight it looks like as well know Wikipedia, but there is ‘but’… In comparison with Wikipedia there is highly focused content only with business applications (solutions/software) and other related topics. By the business application topics you can find information about almost all possible business application solutions as well as

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What MB-800 exam can guarantee?
Jan14

What MB-800 exam can guarantee?

I wanted to write this article as I recently passed this exam and I wrote about how to prepare yourself. I already mentioned in this article that if you have an experience in BC or NAV, you generally don’t need to prepare for this exam (but it implies you know and understand BC on the cloud). Now I’m not planning to continue in this direction how to prepare for the exam, but I want to discuss… Continue Reading...

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Business Central & Power Platform Exams Experiences
Jan05

Business Central & Power Platform Exams Experiences

Recently I’ve passed these two new exams: Business Central Functional Consultant Associate and Power Platform App Maker Associate and I would like to share some my experience about them. I’ll try to be brief and just to give you some basic directions. First I need to admit that I’m not big fan of this kind of certification. Based on my previous experience 10+ year ago, it was more about… Continue Reading...

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Some blog statistic and feedbacks
Jan01

Some blog statistic and feedbacks

It is the first day in 2021 and I just want to put some numbers on the paper. If you don’t agree with my conclusions, please send me some feedback and I will appreciate it. Looking back I analyzed some numbers in my blog and found interesting that the most read articles were not related with technical topics and I was surprised with this. Because of that I want to share what topics was the… Continue Reading...

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Adding External Accountant to Your Business Central
Dec17

Adding External Accountant to Your Business Central

If you use Business Central online, I’m sure that you need to connect your external accountant or your reseller partner to your tenant without buying new license. This is something you have included in your license. Never mind how many user you bought or if you have Essential or Premium users, you can invite up to 3 external users (External Accountants). These 3 licenses have the same use… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Dynamics Events in 2021
Dec16

Dynamics Events in 2021

We are at the end of this year. I could hardly say – good year as we have global pandemic and people dye. But new year is coming and there are some lights at the end of tunnel; vaccine appears and probably we will have better year as I think it is not possible to have worse one. Let’s see what events await us in 2021. I (and probably nobody) don’t know if these events will go virtually as… Continue Reading...

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Directions EMEA 2020 – Day 1
Nov03

Directions EMEA 2020 – Day 1

Directions EMEA and Asia has just started today. This is the first-time virtual Directions ever and I can just imagine how challenged it was to prepare everything in very short time. But based on what I saw today, everything is well organized. OK, this is not the same as live event and I would like to have an opportunity to meet all of you in person, but it is still the great option with not… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Dynamics 365 Ecosystem Map October 2020
Oct19

Dynamics 365 Ecosystem Map October 2020

Recently I published a blog post about Dynamics 365 Ecosystem for April 2020 release. As I see many of you downloaded these images, but I also got a comments that this was outdated as a few days ago Microsoft announced October 2020 release (2020 Wave 2 release). Because of that I started with updating these graphics and I’ve just finished with all news. Again, I want to mention and to say… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Dynamics 365 Ecosystem Map April 2020
Oct13

Dynamics 365 Ecosystem Map April 2020

Last months I see a lot of interests for completely Dynamics 365 ecosystem map. Even if we now what is part of Dynamics 365 ecosystem, visualization is much better. Because of that I want to share with you one global ecosystem map and more detailed maps per each solution. This is the last one made for April 2020 release and thanks to Vadim Korepin who made it. Keep in mind that resolution in… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Extensibility and Collaboration in Business Central
Oct08

Extensibility and Collaboration in Business Central

Recently I published an article about the functional areas covered with standard clean implementation of Business Central. But this is not the end as you can add much more features using built-in extend and integration features in Business Central. This picture is not a part of some official presentation, but this is my view on visualization and conceptual architecture of Business Central… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Business Central Localizations
Oct06

Business Central Localizations

As I’m from area where official Business Central localizations (made by Microsoft) don’t exist (CEE), it is not so strange that this topic is very important for me personally as well as for all partners I cooperate with and their existing and potential clients. Of course we have some partner based localizations as we had for NAV earlier, but this topic is important… no localization – no… Continue Reading...

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Business Central Functional Areas
Oct02

Business Central Functional Areas

Usually when I talk with people with a small (or without) experience in NAV or Business Central but with ERP knowledge, they don’t know what functional areas are covered with Business Central. Mostly, they find something on internet that it is for SMB and they assume it cannot be used for complex business processes. Yes, Business Central is on the first place for SMB, but it can be found in… Continue Reading...

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15 Microsoft Ignite not-to-miss non-Dynamics Session
Sep13

15 Microsoft Ignite not-to-miss non-Dynamics Session

A few years ago, and earlier, every time when I attended some conference, I’ve chose topic I’m familiar with. For example, probably in 95% of my time I attended Dynamics NAV sessions or something very close with it. But in last few years I changed my attention to very different sessions. In this time, everything is different, and everything is changed. Now if you want to survive in your… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article...

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All Dynamics events in 2020 are going virtually
Aug24

All Dynamics events in 2020 are going virtually

All Dynamics events until the end of 2020 will go virtually… or they are cancelled. I don’t know what to say… if it is a good or bad. Definitely virtual event cannot replace live one and I’ll try to explain why. But with given circumstances, I think that going virtual is the best possible option… on the first place because of our health and not losing community work. Right now, we… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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How to Build Power Portal connected with Business Central
Aug01

How to Build Power Portal connected with Business Central

Introduction When I think about new Dynamics 365 Business Central (in the future, I’ll use only ‘Business Central’ or just ‘BC’) features, the first things in my mind are openness and integrations. Then one of the most common limits in Business Central (and in Dynamics NAV before) was lack of portal connected with the database. Of course, you could develop portal from the scratch… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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Cloud Partner Competencies and Business Central
Jul27

Cloud Partner Competencies and Business Central

You are involved only in Business Central business and now you have Enterprise Resource Planning competency. But this competency is not in the cloud and if you want to get Cloud Business Application competency you can choose one of the options as a two different paths in achieving competencies: Customer Engagements optionsUnified Operations option The first one is for CRM partners… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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What happened with CDS and what’s the hell is Dataflex?
Jul23

What happened with CDS and what’s the hell is Dataflex?

Two days ago when we started with Microsoft Inspire, Charles Lamanna published new blog post about Introducing Microsoft Dataflex, a new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams. But he also announced that Common Data Service has now been renamed to Microsoft Dataflex Pro… and everybody were confused. What happened with CDS, what is Microsoft Dataflex and what is difference in… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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Business Central Certification Exam and more…
Jul22

Business Central Certification Exam and more…

Yesterday on the first day of Microsoft Inspire (this year in digital format), we had an opportunity to see some long time waited news. We will finally have certification exam for Business Central. It will be MB-800 exam – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant and this exam will be available from October 2020. It will cover the following processes of implementation: set… Continue Reading...

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Business Central API’s and Available Methods
Jul07

Business Central API’s and Available Methods

If you use API’s in Business Central, probably you found some limitations in methods, depending on API to API. Sometimes you can do more, sometime less. For example, with Accounts you can use only GET method (I still don’t understand why?), and so on… You can find details about all of them here, but I prefer to have everything on one place as it will be easier to decide if I would use… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article...

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Business Central OnPrem vs Azure vs SaaS
Jul06

Business Central OnPrem vs Azure vs SaaS

A few last months constantly I see misunderstanding what Business Central SaaS offering is. To be honest I thought it is all well known, but often it is not a case. Because of that, I’ve readjusted standard IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS chart and made it applicable to Business Central. I think this chart speaks for itself, but if someone needs additional info, you can send a question and I’ll add… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Business Central Virtual Event – 2020 Wave 1
Jun11

Business Central Virtual Event – 2020 Wave 1

A couple days ago, we had an opportunity to participate first Business Central Virtual Event. This was good opportunity to see what is new in Business Central and the team during these times when we don’t have in person events (Directions Asia and Directions US are postponed to the end of this year). With all existing and new features Business Central confirms that this solution is an… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 Sales Professional vs Sales Enterprise
May27

Dynamics 365 Sales Professional vs Sales Enterprise

In my previous post (video), you could learn how to create Dynamics 365 Sales Professional demo environment. If you are experienced with Dynamics CRM solutions you can recognize differences between this solution and enterprise version, but if you are newbie I would like to introduce you with all differences you can find there. On the first place, we can split them to the two types of… Continue Reading markototovic’s...

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How to create trial environment for D365 Sales Professional
May05

How to create trial environment for D365 Sales Professional

Here I am after a while. I’ve just started new video series about great new product Dynamics 365 Sales Professional. I’ll create probably dozens of different videos about functionalities and configuration, but in this first one I’ll start with how to create a trial environment. If you didn’t already hear for this solution, just to know this is the great Microsoft CRM solution especially for… Continue...

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How to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent – part 3 (inserting data with LogicApps)
Jan10

How to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent – part 3 (inserting data with LogicApps)

The last days of the previous year, I’ve started with blog series how to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent (now Dynamic 365 Human Resources). I wanted to show how to integrate these two solutions without code, using only available services. I’ve started with the first post, with an overview and then continue with the second one where I explained how to configure both… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article...

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How to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent – part 2 (configure BC & Talent)
Dec12

How to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent – part 2 (configure BC & Talent)

If you’ve already read my previous article about introduction in BC and Talent integration, then you probably expect the next part. I cannot put everything in one blogpost as it will be a huge one and it can be confused to track all details, so I decided to write it in parts. Today, I’ll write how to prepare Business Central and Talent and how to locate data/entities you will handle… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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How to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent – part 1
Dec10

How to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent – part 1

When I think about new Business Central features, the first thing in my mind is openness for integrations. As a part of Dynamics 365 family, the main power of this solution is when it can work simultaneously with other. Because of that, I showed these capabilities in a few conferences. As I got lot of requirement to explain it in more details, I’ll write about good example of BC integrations… Continue Reading...

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Sessions from NAV TechDays – day 2
Nov29

Sessions from NAV TechDays – day 2

As I’ve promised a few days ago in my previous post, I’m completing the collection of all session from NAV TechDays 2019. Let’s see what we had in the second day of this amazing NAV/BC event: Leveraging the power of the cloud Build, test, deploy and deliver your app by one file NAV/BC for high demanding environments {Connect app}² Business Central… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on their blog...

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Sessions from NAV TechDays – day 1
Nov27

Sessions from NAV TechDays – day 1

NAV TechDays 2019 has just finished a few days ago and I can say this was amazing event and again the biggest one – with 1452 attendees. As I promised the last year, I prepared session this time and made it together with an MVP Renato Fajdiga. I hope to see you next year again. In a meantime, all sessions from the first day are already published and I want to have all of them on the… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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New Dynamics 365 Logos
Nov01

New Dynamics 365 Logos

Recently Microsoft announced new rebranded BusinessApps icons. I wanted to show you all those new logos on one place. There are all 28 Microsoft BusinessApps icons… YES, we have 28 apps in Microsoft BusinessApps family. Few of the are still in a preview mode, but this is really amazing number of different apps. Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on their blog New Dynamics 365 Logos Recently Microsoft announced new...

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Why Attend BCUG/NAVUG Summit 2019 in Orlando
Sep14

Why Attend BCUG/NAVUG Summit 2019 in Orlando

In a month, BCUG/NAVUG Summit in Orlando will start. There will be dozens of amazing lectures and if you are NAV or Business Central user, this event is probably something you must attend, especially if you want to continue with improving your knowledge. I like to come back to this event every year as this is probably only one opportunity where you can get directly feedback from thousands… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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My Sessions during Fall 2019 Conference Season
Aug22

My Sessions during Fall 2019 Conference Season

This fall I’ll be active and attend to four conferences as lecturer. If you want to see some of my lectures or to meet me, register for some of these events: BCEE People, Prague – Business Central Roadmap in CEE countries Directions EMEA, Vienna – Demystifying Posting Groups in Business Central (for partners) BCUG Summit NA, Orlando – Demystifying Posting Groups in… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Directions NA 2020 and what we heard
May09

Directions NA 2020 and what we heard

Directions NA 2019 has just finished and I’m writing this article in a plane on my way to home. It was great opportunity to meet 925 Dynamics professionals and not only from North America. It was amazing event and I’m happy because I had opportunity to speak here. We got a lot interesting information regarding Business Central Spring Release and to listen about experience of… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on their...

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My Sessions on Directions North America 2019
Apr11

My Sessions on Directions North America 2019

Directions Asia has just finished, and we will continue with spring conference season in Dynamics. The next Directions will be in North America in Las Vegas in period May 5-8 in Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. Registration is still available. This year I want to show you about benefits of integration with different Dynamics 365 solutions. Why? Generally, I think we have great features in… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Business Central – Spring & Fall ’19 Release
Apr02

Business Central – Spring & Fall ’19 Release

In my previous post, I’ve introduced you with the news from Directions ASIA and Business Central spring release. As I said in this previous post, there are a lot of improvements. Some of them are on this slide, and as very important improvements in performance, reliability and scalability, we can find that now we have 50% faster Role Center load time40% faster in Lead to Cash… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on their...

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Directions ASIA 2019 – After Keynote
Apr01

Directions ASIA 2019 – After Keynote

Directions ASIA has just started a few hour ago. On a first day keynote, we could hear a lot of interesting information. I’ll start with some numbers. As this is third Directions in Asia, number of attendees still increase every year. This year we have the following statistic: Number of attendees: 453Attendees from 157 companies and from 32 countriesNumber of sessions: 70Number of… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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eXtreme 365 in Amsterdam | Totovic Dynamics Blog
Mar19

eXtreme 365 in Amsterdam | Totovic Dynamics Blog

eXtreme 365 conference is one of very important partner oriented conferences. After eXtreme 365 in Austin Texas in December last year, now it is a time for European eXtreme 365, this time in Amsterdam. If you still didn’t register, and if you are available in period March 25-27, you can do it here. For sure, you can find a lot of interesting sessions there. But I want to announce my… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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Dynamics 365 April ’19 Release Notes
Jan21

Dynamics 365 April ’19 Release Notes

Today, the newest release notes for April 2019 has just been published. You can find details regarding all Dynamics 365 solutions, Power Platform and even more. If you want to read all details, you can do it using the following link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/April19/. You can navigate there very easy and find what you are interesting… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on their...

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My 2018 in Infographic | Totovic Dynamics Blog
Dec31

My 2018 in Infographic | Totovic Dynamics Blog

This year was good for me, but my the best achievement this year was something personal… I’ve lost almost 30 kg and now I run 10 km everyday (on the begining of year, I could run less than 1 km). But on my business plan, again lot of trips, conferences, sessions, trainings… Again successful… Happy New Year to all of you. Like this:Like Loading… Related Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on their...

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Microsoft Social Engagement – part 2
Dec10

Microsoft Social Engagement – part 2

As is promised in the previous blog, I’m continuing with writing about Microsoft Social Engagement. In this blog I will show you how to setup Microsoft Social Engagement. After that you will see how to connect it with your social networks, how to track posts, how to post on it, as well as you will see results of all those activities. If you want to start with Setup in Microsoft Social… Continue Reading markototovic’s...

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Microsoft Social Engagement – Introduction
Nov29

Microsoft Social Engagement – Introduction

Imagine you have a production business and global presence… or you have global or regional services offering. Probably the most important information you need is a feedback from your clients… and this is necessary as soon as it is possible. Why? If you get a late feedback, there is a big chance you will lose a huge amount of money. Sometime it is important to get a small information… Continue Reading markototovic’s Article...

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All sessions from NAV TechDays 2018
Nov28

All sessions from NAV TechDays 2018

NAV TechDays 2018 has just finished a few days ago and I can say this was the best NAV TechDays ever. I don’t know what name will be the next year NAV or BC TechDays (or something different), but I’ll be there for sure and I’m promising I’ll prepare session for next year. Now, all sessions are already published and I want to have all of them on the one place. There are all of… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on their...

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