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Today’s Youth in Technology on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

We’ve invited school students to lend their perspectives on one of our hottest topics; Artificial Intelligence (AI). Paul Twigg from Sierra Systems and Virginia Ashley from Microsoft facilitate a panel discussion to gain an understanding of how this technology is being used by today’s youth, and how it will help shape their future. Topics discussed: How today’s youth are already learning about AI and Machine Learning in their day to day lives and classrooms. How [...]

Task Recording in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

The Task recorder has been a feature in Dynamics for years, but it has been revamped from the ground up in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. What is Task Recorder? Quite simply, Task recorder is a tool that allows users to create, maintain and publish recordings of business processes within D365 F&O. Integration with Microsoft’s Lifecycle Services (LCS) Business process modeler (BPM) tool can convert these recordings into business process diagrams for analysis. Features [...]

How Government Departments are Fast-tracking Digital Transformation

The factors that have pressured the private sector to move rapidly to digital workplaces are also pressing on public sector agencies. In less than a decade, the cloud has gone from being a valuable functional and economical tool to the underpinning of the “modern digital employee”.  In Canada, the effect has been that the current workforce is almost fully digitally literate, and citizens are not far behind. The effect has been that both civil servants [...]

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Microsoft Solutions|Tags: , , , |

How Insurers Can Be Ready for IFRS 17

IFRS 17, an International Financial Reporting Standard issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in May 2017, represents the biggest change to insurance accounting in two decades. It is complicated and the costs and risks associated with compliance can be significant. Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company, proudly supports our clients as they address these challenges. We have over 25 years of experience helping insurance companies solve their most pressing business problems. Our comprehensive solution helps [...]

June 6th, 2019|Categories: Oracle Solutions|Tags: , , |

Deep Dive in to Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Talent HCM Solution

What differentiates Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent from the rest? One size fits all is no longer applicable in the digital workplace. There are several HCM solutions on the market but what differentiates Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent from the rest of them is its extensibility framework which allows you to tailor the application to fit your organization’s business needs. Learn the latest and greatest features of Talent and to see a showcase of extensibility [...]

June 5th, 2019|Categories: Microsoft Solutions|

Transform End-of-Life into Life-in-the-Cloud

Mitigate Cost by Migrating to Windows 10 Ten years ago, Microsoft changed the IT marketplace by releasing Windows 7, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, and followed that success with the re-casting of Skype for Business. These products all quickly became mainstays, deployed across entire organizations - Windows 7 is still the OS for ~40% of the globe*. With new versions of these products recently released, the year 2020 will be a year of reckoning for many [...]

May 27th, 2019|Categories: Microsoft Solutions|Tags: , , |

The Seamless Integration between Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

With the launch of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent (Talent) in 2017, organizations using or implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) had questions around the difference between Talent and the HR module in D365FO. Some of those organizations are already using the HR module in FO but are interested in investing in a more holistic Human Capital Management (HCM) System. Others are in the process of implementing Talent and need to [...]

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Microsoft Solutions|Tags: , , |

Sierra Systems named finalist in Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year Awards

Sierra Systems has been nominated as a finalist for the Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year Awards, in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service Rock Star of the Year category. The awards will be hosted during the annual 2019 Ingram Micro Cloud Summit in San Diego, California on March 11-13, 2019. The announcement of award winners will be named at the exclusive Canadian Partner Reception. In 2019, Cloud Summit X promises to bring deeper insights and more aha moments [...]

February 8th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Events, In Our Community|Tags: , |

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