Why you need to see Microsoft Dynamics 365

Technology is quickly transforming our daily work routines with useful apps and services that are easy to work with and deliver helpful assistance improving our lives. Business systems are rapidly undergoing a transformation as a result of this technology. These changes will impact business users for the foreseeable future.

November 2016 saw the combination and rebranding of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics AX as Microsoft Dynamics 365, unifying the CRM and ERP capabilities of these two applications into one, working together seamlessly.

This webinar series will focus on Microsoft’s set of solutions as examples of how these technology trends are affecting business systems. We will highlight the recent capabilities that are forthcoming so you can better plan your staffing, training and budgeting for the future of your organization.

Register only once, to add all of these webinars to your calendar. We welcome you to attend select or all episodes.

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Episode 1: Modernize your ERP

What can a modern ERP do for us? We have so many different systems that we need to work with such as financials, budgeting, asset maintenance, property taxes and they all look and function differently.

  • What will Dynamics 365 do for me?
  • What are the implications of a cloud solution?
  • Integration with MS Office 365
  • What areas of my enterprise does it cover?
  • Will it connect to other systems?
  • Organize my Personal Task area

Episode 2: Budget planning and coordination

Budgets can be a daunting task with either complex business models, or simple with multiple spreadsheets and various versions.

  • How to simplify your budget process
  • How to set up Excel templates that can be used by any manager
  • How to use workflow to monitor and control the budget process
  • How to manage revisions
  • How do I monitor the status and report on it?
  • What types of metrics and reporting are available?
  • View of the outstanding POs and other committed costs

Episode 3: Capital projects and grants – Wednesday, April 19 (11 am – 12 pm PDT)

Organizations will often have to manage capital projects and grants, typically using spreadsheets, updated manually. ERP applications can assist.

  • How do I set up a capital project with its own budget?
  • How do I update the expenditures?
  • How do I monitor the status and report on it?
  • What types of metrics and reporting are available?
  • View of the outstanding POs and other committed costs

Episode 4: Streamline tasks – Wednesday, May 17 (11 am – 12 pm PDT)

Every organization must process expense reports, requisitions and other tasks that require documents and data be reviewed by more than one person. It is a mundane and time-consuming exercises prone to mistakes.

  • Complete expense reports and attach receipts during travel
  • How can I get a better-controlled process for requisitions and approvals in this tight economy?
  • Ensure company policies are documented and adhered to

Episode 5: Month End/Reporting – Wednesday, June 21 (11 am – 12 pm PDT)

Develop efficiency in accomplishing many tasks in a very short period.

  • How to document and standardize your month end tasks
  • How to customize financial reporting
  • How to automate/provide on demand real time financial statements

Join us for a special event

Join Sierra Systems’ lead technology experts in a live and interactive event, Building Connected Systems with the Microsoft Cloud, as they showcase how you too can utilize Dynamics 365, Power BI, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Azure, and Office 365 to power up your business and support your growth as your business needs change. This event offers attendees the opportunity to explore the complete cloud functionality from Microsoft with eight separate breakout sessions.

Who should attend

  • You are part of a company or public sector organization with at least 50 employees
  • VPs and Directors of Finance, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Operations and IT