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Dynamics Day ’11 in review

Last week we held our third Dynamics Day at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland. A user-focused and one-of-a-kind event dedicated to covering the latest developments in the world of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, this year’s event was bigger than ever.

Simon Bright speaking at Dynamics Day '11


We had more than 245 registered attendees spanning New Zealand and Australia and ran 17 sessions across three concurrent streams, with 35 Intergenites, 10 Microsoft staff and three customers contributing to the success of the annual event. 

The theme for the day was Connect, Discover, Extend connecting with other users and the Intergen and Microsoft teams, discovering more about the Microsoft Dynamics suite and extending on your investment and the potential of Dynamics by integrating your Dynamics product with the wider Microsoft stack. And there was plenty of connecting, discovering and extending going on, that’s for sure.

As our Chief Operating Officer, Simon Bright, pointed out in his morning keynote address, there’s plenty happening in the world of Dynamics (perhaps one reason for the unprecedented scale of this year’s event). We already have six customers online with CRM 2011, and although AX 2012 only reached general availability earlier this month, we have two projects well underway. And if that’s not enough excitement, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 7 is due for release in Q1 next year.

Simon also took the time to look into Intergen’s crystal ball at the year ahead and predicted a handful of scenarios, which included:

  • High uptake rates for CRM 2011. It’s interesting to note that in the last year, for the first time in history, Intergen sold more CRM than ERP licences.
  • AX 2012 release will drive tier 1 compete, challenging the likes of SAP and Oracle. To use Simon’s words: “It’s a game changer and a real step up.”
  • Our clients will continue to evaluate the cloud.
  • The release of NAV 7 will aid companies wanting to drive a full cloud solution.
  • Office 365 will also guide customers towards the cloud – it’s a natural, easy step to getting for organisations of all sizes to get their operations in the cloud.

17 sessions’ worth of content is a lot of information to distil right here, so we will be making all presentation material available here over the coming week. If you have any questions about any of the material or would like someone to elucidate on anything that was covered, just let us know and email us here at dynamicsday@intergen.co.nz.

Posted by: James Page, Practice Director Partners, Alliances & Channels | 16 August 2011

Tags: Dynamics, NAV, Cloud, Dynamics CRM, Microsoft, Dynamics Day, Dynamics Day 2011, Office 365, AX2012

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