In a few short weeks, we’ll join Microsoft Partners at the Directions North America conference in San Diego. Directions is the go-to conference for partners who want to learn about all things Dynamics 365 Business Central and for existing NAV partners looking for a deep-dive into NAV.

We’ll be at Directions ready to share our take on integrations with both D365 and NAV and will be presenting these can’t-miss sessions:

“Webservices for People that Don’t Code, but Do Other Things Good”
Date: Sunday, September 30th
Time: 3:15 to 4:15 pm
Room: Nautilus 4
Speaker: Chris Dew
Description: API’s have taken the world by storm – but what does it really mean for you as an implementation consultant. How can you use the NAV web services, the common data web service, ODATA and other API’s to deliver a better ERP experience. Your customers have critical business information in multiple places, but are they using the available API’s to consolidate data points together in the right way to foster new insights and good decision making for their company? In this session we will walk through the process of access API’s and getting data from disparate sources. Do you really need to be a developer? What are the things you need to consider when working with web services. What about Security? What about working with Excel, Jet Reports and other reporting tools? We’ll feature practical examples of the power of Web Services and how to make your data useful so you can take action and be a hero for your customers.

“eOne Solutions: Building Successful Integrations – From the Consultant and Developer Point of View”
Date: Monday, October 1st
Time: 2:45 to 3:15 pm
Room: Harbor Island 2
Speaker: Alicia Bement & Chris Dew
Description: In this session you’ll learn how to build successful integrations. You’ll see limitless data mapping capabilities, including what fields are mapped and how you transform them. Utilize better error handling, easier upgrades, and the ability to run real-time or schedule out your integrations. Learn how the SmartConnect interface requires less customization and provides accelerated implementations.

“Toughen up Buttercup: Sell more Business Central by Leading with Integration”
Monday, October 1st
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Room: Nautilus 5
Speaker: Martin Olsen
Description: You cannot just sell ERP any longer. You cannot just sell the Microsoft stack any longer. The Mid Market has changed and are buying software differently in 2018 than in any time in history. There has never been a better time for you to make your ERP practice more profitable by embracing Cloud Apps, APIs and a variety of Business Productivity Apps. Make your deals bigger and stickier through leading with integration. You can differentiate your offering from other Microsoft Resellers and other ERP vendors by leading with the integration of your choice. Learn how to leverage integration to deliver a full solution that showcases Business Central working with other applications. Your customers use more than just an ERP on a day-to-day basis. Identify the apps they are using and bring them together with an integration solution that will knock their socks off. With multiple ERP offerings available to customers today, you need to have a competitive advantage that’ll make your customers say “Wow.”

“eOne Solutions: SmartList Builder for Business Central”
 Tuesday, October 2nd
Time: 2:30 to 3:00 pm
Room: Harbor Island 2
Speaker: Martin Olsen, Andrew Brown
Description: SmartList is the list based reporting solution for people who have real jobs and multiple things to complete every day. This is the worlds simplest interface to access every piece of data that is stored in your D365 Business Central system. Come and learn how SmartList for Business Central will help you sell more D365 Business Central and NAV customer deals, by blowing your competition away.

D365 Business Central + D365 Customer Engagement = A Strategic Weapon
 Wednesday, October 3rd
Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Room: Nautilus 3
Speaker: Alicia Bement, Chris Dew
Description:  A CRM is not a CRM unless it is integrated to your ERP. Period. Every company wants to look to increase sales and keep their customers happy. This is a great starting topic to discuss selling ERP and CRM together. Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, Business Central Relationship Management, or another CRM system is only half baked unless it is integrated, to fit your business, with Business Central. We’ll first take a look at the value and opportunity available through integration, with specific examples of the benefits your finance and sales teams can glean with the full picture of your customers. We’ll discuss how you can push their data throughout their organization for enhanced service and insights from a single view. Then we’ll take a look at approaches for integrating their systems and how to sell this vision to the rest of their organization

Meet With Us at Directions
If you’re planning to attend Directions, we’d love to connect and discuss how we can work together. Let’s connect over a coffee or beer. Shoot me a message! (Email me at