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How Can You Save 92% on a Dynamics 365 License?!

How Can You Save 92% on a Dynamics 365 License?!

No way… 92%?!

You’re not dreaming, as this is actually true! Steve Mordue recently wrote a blog about how he discovered a way tor reduce your costs potentially by 92%.

If you have ever used TextEdit instead of Word because you don’t need the extra options, then this may be an option for you. Mordue explains clearly that you must meet some requirements in order to fully capitalize on 92% savings.

Restrictions..?

Here are the restrictions Mordue listed in blog:

IF, you are paying $115/user/month for the Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan Licenses.

  • IF, you are only using the basic out-of-the-box features.

  • IF, the advanced capabilities you are using were all custom built.

  • IF, any third-party solutions are compatible, or you can do without them.

  • IF, your users primarily work in a single application, ie. “Sales” or “Service” but not both.

  • IF, you are not using things like “Relationship Insights,” or any of the A.I., or other advanced features.

    (Mordue, 2019)

Depending on your answers to the above “Ifs”, you may well be able to move to the upcoming PowerApps Per App Plan model for $10/user/month. My math says that from $115, down to $10, is a 92% savings.
— Steve Mordue

Where can I find more information?

https://stevemordue.com/reduce-your-dynamics-365-license-costs-by-92-percent/

Happy Tuesday!

Gurkirat Athwal

Purely CRM

What Will Replace Voice of the Customer?!

What Will Replace Voice of the Customer?!

Hmmm.. What will Microsoft do now that voice of the customer has been deprecated?!

Have no fear because Forms Pro is here! Forms Pro is now available to capture your customer feedback by using surveys. If you are worried about if you can still use the old voice of the customer, you have till July 1, 2020 to create and distribute new surveys and collect responses from live surveys.

As expected, with the release of Forms Pro that Microsoft have announced that Voice of the Customer is being deprecated.
— Microsoft Dynamics Community

Here is a link showing you the ins and outs of Forms Pro: https://formspro.microsoft.com/en-ca/

Happy Tuesday

Ron DeGiusti

Purely CRM

Purely CRM's trip to Microsoft Inspire

Purely CRM's trip to Microsoft Inspire

This week Purely CRM had the privilege of joining our fellow Microsoft Partners at the Inspire event in Las Vegas. With over 50,000 people in attendance, we got to see some old faces and many new ones. We are truly honoured to be apart of such a diverse and inclusive group.

Looking forward to continuing our new relationships!

Next stop: Microsoft Ignite.

See you soon!

Purely CRM

First hand witnessing the changing nature of work through CRM

First hand witnessing the changing nature of work through CRM

It starts with a simple task:  Codify a business process

Most companies realize they have a business process that is probably not as efficient as it could be.  Perhaps it is an Excel spreadsheet or an MS-Word document that is being passed around the organization in an inefficient manner.  There is often the realization that if they take the disconnected spreadsheets and forms and back-ended them into a database, they can easily eliminate wasted time, rekeying of data, and eliminating some simple review processes and calculations.

You end up codifying the entire department

What starts out as a task to eliminate inefficiencies in one business process inevitably sprawls into another department.  The touch-point of information with other departments or with customers and suppliers will definitely be inputs or outputs into the business process that you are making more efficient.  Why not modify those processes too while you are at it?  Before you know it, you have modified the business processes of an entire department.

Job roles will change

Changing business processes will also inevitably lead to changing job duties.  The mundane error checking of paper forms or re-keying of information into various spreadsheets or miscellaneous forms is going away.  What is left behind in a business process is the essence of what the job truly is and what only the human can accomplish.  The human element in business processes is not going away with the current changing nature of business processes through electronic efficiencies but is now focusing employees on the higher value evaluations that are needed in business processes.

We are removing the mundane work with technology and opening up our eyes to the true value employees (i.e., humans) play in a business process.

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Rainy day Lunch n' Learn

Rainy day Lunch n' Learn

What better way to spend a rainy day inside with a team Lunch n' Learn about teamwork?

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