building dynamics 365 practice

Which comes first Utilization or Growth?

Many of our Stratos Cloud Alliance (SCA) partners have shared horror stories of their initial experiences of building a Microsoft Dynamics 365 practice. Before coming to SCA they had plans for aggressive growth, but after one too many uncomfortable experiences trying to solve their customer’s business challenge, unsuccessfully, they pulled back on their growth efforts.…
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Attention Microsoft CSP Direct Bill Partners: We’ve Got Your Back!

Microsoft announced last week that CSP Direct Bill Partners, in addition to all the other program prerequisites, will be on the hook for $300K in annual revenue in 2021. This new requirement is shaking up the CSP community, as many Direct CSPs have come to the realization that their current business model does not support…
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Is Azure the Right Fit for Small Businesses?

A conversation that I often have with Microsoft partners is how to evolve their go to market strategy to be broader. The power of the Microsoft stack is often overlooked. According to a recent survey of senior leaders polled by CCS Insight, Microsoft Azure is the “most used and trusted” public cloud. The Tech Intensity…
Microsoft Dynamics 365 reseller program

What is Tech Intensity?

Recently at Microsoft Inspire, Satya Nadella spoke about tech intensity. He described it as a fusion of cultural mindset and business processes that rewards the development and propagation of digital capabilities that create end-to-end digital feedback loops, tear down data silos and unleash information flows to trigger insights and  predictions, automated workflows and intelligent services. He spoke…

How to Build a Profitable Dynamics 365 Practice

It’s clear that the demand for Microsoft Cloud Solutions is rapidly increasing. Whether you are a Dynamics VAR, Managed Service/IT Provider, an accountant, or sell other ERP or CRM systems, did you know you can capitalize on the opportunities Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers without adding internal resources? Are customers clamoring for cloud services that you…
indirect CSP 2020 guide

Profiting from the Cloud in 2020: A Guide for Partners

Cloud-based business management systems are being pursued by businesses of all sizes and encompassing many different industry sectors. As highlighted in 6 Ways Partners Build Sustainable Profitability with Microsoft Dynamics 365, Gartner predicts growth in the cloud services industry to be nearly three times greater than the growth of overall IT services. The Microsoft Dynamics…
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6 Ways Partners Build Sustainable Profits with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Your customers are clamoring for more cloud-based solutions beyond Office 365. This growing demand opens new doors for partners to offer Microsoft Dynamics 365. Are you ready to take advantage of these new opportunities? Get started on your journey by downloading our eBook 6 Ways Partners Build Sustainable Profitability with Microsoft Dynamics 365. How to…
QuickBooks advisors expand your practice

5 Considerations for Expanding Your QuickBooks Advisory Practice

Years of relationship building and hands-on problem-solving have resulted in trusted client relationships and served as the industry cornerstone. But here we are — right in the middle of a digital transformation so profound — it has a name — the 4th industrial revolution. As a result, QuickBooks advisors find themselves at the crossroads of…

What Can You Do with Microsoft’s Power Platform?

Have you ever been in a meeting and someone asks a really great question about why a process functions in a particular way; wondering if it could be more efficient, and the end response was: “Because – that’s how it is.” You might be short on budget, resources and/or internal programmers, so the conversation is over. Or…
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3 Ways to Create YOUR Microsoft Cloud Superstore

In our last blog, Meet Customer Demand: Create YOUR Microsoft Cloud Superstore, we described how you can add value to your customer base by extending your cloud solution offerings and: Increasing customer stickiness and create a customer for life Expanding revenue opportunity with existing and new customers Introducing higher value services Next up is determining…