Business Central Migration Assessment

Complimentary Dynamics GP to Business Central Migration Assessment Available for Microsoft Partners

Stratos Cloud Alliance members can now take advantage of a free Business Central Migration Assessment to help analyze client’s Dynamics GP environment, identify migration barriers, and begin to build your plan to move them to Dynamics 365 Business Central. The Dynamics GP users you work with have relied on Dynamics to manage their business, but…
Microsoft Partners Business Central in the Cloud

Microsoft Partners: Time to Take Advantage of Business Central Momentum

Since 2019, Microsoft partners selling Dynamics 365 Business Central have increased more than 170% as the AppSource add-on solutions jumped almost 5X. These numbers are the result of the growth of the Business Central customer base—60% year-over-year since 2019. Many of these customers are new to Microsoft Dynamics 365 which means there are still a…
What you need to know about Microsoft Cloud Program Partner Changes

What you need to know about Microsoft Cloud Partner Program Changes

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced sweeping changes to the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN). Starting October 2022, the MPN will become Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, or MCPP. In this blog, we’ll provide a high-level look at what’s new, what’s to come, and what it means for partners. Here’s What’s Changing with Microsoft Cloud Partner Programs The…
Helping customer with power pages

Microsoft Power Pages: Another Customer Touchpoint Opportunity for Solution Providers

The preview announcement earlier this year of Power Pages, the newest addition to the Power Platform, syncs with Microsoft’s mission to enable customers to “do more with less.” The introduction of new solutions like this, which add to the clout of the Microsoft Cloud, also represents a customer touchpoint opportunity for Microsoft partners. Expected to…

Signs it’s Time to Upgrade your On-Prem Customers to Dynamics 365

Legacy systems have become a barrier to digital transformation. Lacking the integration capabilities available in the cloud, legacy systems create silos between teams add make it difficult to align around a unified strategy and deliver a consistent experience. On-prem ERPs make it hard to automate manual tasks and crumble under the weight of massive, ever-expanding…
Benefits of Migration On Premises Customers to Dynamics 365 Cloud

Benefits of Migrating On-Premises Customers to Dynamics 365 in the Cloud

Migrating from on-premises hosting to the cloud is no longer disruptive in an era dominated by AI and big data. Today, migrating to the cloud is the first step for most businesses in any digital transformation journey – and since the pandemic remote and hybrid-work environments have only further solidified cloud’s place in the IT…
Top 10 Factors for Selecting an Indirect Provider

Top 10 Factors to Consider When Selecting an Indirect Provider

If you’re a Microsoft solution provider running into challenges growing your business, it might just be a matter of missing one or two key components that go into building a high-functioning machine. Maybe your team is strong in marketing but isn’t closing as many deals as you want. Or you’ve got a great sales team…

Microsoft Partner Network Evolves to Focus On Customer Demands

Microsoft is making big changes to its partner program that will impact partners who work with our Stratos Cloud Alliance team. Effective October 2022, Microsoft is changing the name of its partner program from the Microsoft Partner Network to the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. As part of this change to focus on solutions customers are…

Build New Revenue Streams Faster While Decreasing the Investment Risk of Expanding your Dynamics 365 Practice

Microsoft Partners face many challenges trying to grow their business. The necessary resources to market, sell, design, implement and support solutions are scarce. Whether it’s expanding an existing solution practice or delving into a new one, the endeavor requires a major capital investment, and there’s always the risk the effort will fail. But given the…

Microsoft Directions NA 2022 Recap: 6 Key Announcements for D365 Business Central Partners

Each year hundreds of Dynamics 365 Business Central partners come together for annual Directions conference where Microsoft and other technology experts provide important partner and product updates. In this blog, we recap six key announcements that will have a big impact on how partners engage with their customers to close on more business and streamline…