“How Partners can Leverage Advanced Projects to Meet the Professional Services Industry and Project-based Prospect Requirements to Win more Business”
The professional services industry is changing. Buyer behavior has shifted dramatically and there is a greater commoditization of traditional services. Due to these market pressures, business decision-makers are looking for ways to increase revenue, improve operational efficiency, provide scalability to support growth and new business models, and dial capacity up and down as resource needs change. Introducing Advanced Projects by Progressus, distributed exclusively through Stratos Cloud Alliance (SCA), a leading Microsoft Indirect CSP Provider with over 33 years’ experience in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner ecosystem.
Advanced Projects by Progressus and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central deliver an integrated solution to the professional services industry, addressing industry requirements with project management, billing, and inventory management functionalities. Advanced Projects is a single, cloud-based solution that provides what professional services companies need, including robust business management functionality such as financial management and customer relationship management (CRM) functionality. Professional Services companies now get the advanced tools and insights they need to beat the competition, drive excellence in strategic planning, sales and marketing, operations, and finance, leveraging Microsoft’s cloud platform.
So how can partners leverage Advanced Projects by Progressus to meet prospect requirements?
With this solution, Stratos Cloud Alliance Partners can meet the requirements of the professional services industry, which previously was not possible with only Business Central. Now partners can reach new customers with an end-to-end solution offering for the Professional Services industry with confidence, supported by Stratos Cloud Alliance’s comprehensive partner services catalog across Microsoft Cloud Business and Productivity Solutions, ISV Products and Tools, and Support Services.
Additional features of Advanced Projects, not available in Business Central, include inventory enhancements that allow companies the ability to track inventory against existing projects, AIA Billing capability, and a Jira and Dev Ops Integration that makes data entry easier by updating automatically once entered. The SCA team is supporting partners build strong go-to-market initiatives to grow their business.
Dynamics SL Overlay
Additionally, if your customers are existing Dynamics SL customers, our SL Overlay connects seamlessly into the Advanced Projects solution. The overlay adds new, high value features to cloud-based Business Central based on feedback from the Dynamics SL and Business Central user communities. The spring release of the SL Overlay includes features such as:
- Created by User enhancements: Track the creator of an entry
- List Page view enhancements: See only the entries a user makes by default
- Release multiple batches at one time
- Control totals enhancements: Enter a control total to track against actual line items; view Customer and Vendor Totals during data entry
- Budgeting enhancements: Adds support for dimensions 3-6
- New Graphic Menu Layout
- Changing terminology
- 10 new SL based reports: Financial reports, Permission comparison report
- Period field enhancements: View and report based on periods
- Warning Messages
- Shortcut Dimensions 3-8: Adds Shortcut Dimensions to setup and data entry screens and adds initialization process to populate previous entries
While the “SL Overlay”, build in collaboration with Microsoft, carries that name, this no cost application benefits BOTH existing Dynamics SL customers – AND – net new Business Central users. Our team has found both new to Dynamics and former Dynamics GP users find extreme value in the SL Overlay.
Stratos Cloud Alliance helps your business stay relevant and modern by providing a clear path from Dynamics SL to cloud-based Dynamics 365 Business Central with Advanced Projects by Progressus. Our expertise enables your customers to adapt quickly to the platform and accelerate time to market; drive innovation in your organization to transform customer interactions; and invest with confidence in the reliability, flexibility, and affordability of the Microsoft Cloud. Contact Stratos Cloud Alliance today to get started with Advanced Projects by Progressus or the SL Overlay.