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What to expect if you’re attending Directions North America 2019

What to expect if you’re attending Directions North America 2019

Dynamics 365 Business Central, NAV, Zetadocs and more

Graeme Farquhar

Directions North America takes place between May 5 and May 8, at the Red Rock Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV.

Usually, this event takes place in the fall. However, Microsoft has brought it forward to align with their 6-month cadence of Dynamics 365 Business Central (Directions EMEA will continue to be held in October – to align with the next release of Business Central).

It’s billed as the Dynamics 365 Business Central event “driven by partners – for partners” – offering the opportunity to share and discuss challenges, opportunities and predicted developments in the world of Microsoft Dynamics.

The Equisys team will be there to exhibit, present at our ISV session and network with the best Dynamics partners in the business.

In this post, we provide our view of the current Dynamics 365 landscape and how Zetadocs fits into this. Our plans for Directions will also be revealed.

Exciting times ahead for Dynamics customers

Microsoft is investing heavily in Dynamics 365, specifically in all first party business apps and their Power Platform. This is highlighted by Microsoft’s April ’19 release notes, which contain a whopping 443 pages.

The goal of this investment is to ensure your customers can run their entire business within Dynamics. In addition to Dynamics 365 for various departments (Marketing, Sales, Talent etc), Microsoft adds significant business value to users thanks to the availability of Flow, PowerApps, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and more.

In other words, if you have placed your faith in Dynamics, you’ve made a good choice.

Zetadocs builds on this by delivering the functionality that Business Central users require to streamline their document management and expense management processes; freeing them from paper and improving the way their business operates. While Microsoft’s enhanced modules and PowerPlatform does allow customers to build out their own solutions in these areas, choosing a fit for purpose document management and expense management solution from a specialist in these areas will save significant time and effort.

Zetadocs also helps connect Business Central to Office 365, to provide document management for all of your customers’ employees, regardless of whether they have access to Business Central or NAV.

All of this demonstrates that there is plenty to entice NAV customers to upgrade to Business Central now, with more to come in the future.

We’ve got your customers’ backs

We have worked hard recently to ensure that your customers who wish to upgrade from NAV to Business Central, can also upgrade their Zetadocs systems smoothly.

Zetadocs Capture, Zetadocs Delivery and Zetadocs Expenses can be installed on Business Central on premises right now as code-customised C/AL add-ins, as in all previous versions. As a result, there no immediate urgency for partners to migrate their Zetadocs customisations to per tenant AL extensions for Business Central on premises customers. This makes Business Central upgrades essentially the same as previous NAV upgrades and removes any risk from your upgrade planning.

We are also committed to supporting Microsoft’s 6-month cadence for Business Central on premises. Our support for April’s release of Business Central on premises BC14.0 is due shortly; however, given that we now know from announcements at Directions Asia and Waldo’s blog post that this October’s release of Business Central on premises will follow cloud rules, this support will be our last C/AL release for Business Central.

Keeping pace with this, cloud versions of Zetadocs Capture and Zetadocs Delivery will be made available in AppSource during the summer. This will ensure that Zetadocs is #ReadyToGo for your customers, no matter how they consume Business Central.

See how Zetadocs makes your customers want to celebrate

As you would expect from a leading provider of document management and expense management add ons for Business Central and NAV, we will be both exhibiting at Directions and presenting an ISV session.

Whether you are an established Zetadocs partner, have worked with us in the past or never even spoken about Zetadocs to your customers, we would love to see you in Las Vegas. Visit us at stand D2 or come along to our session: Discover the suite that will make your customers want to celebrate! on Tuesday, May 7 at 2.30pm in Charleston F.

We will show you how Zetadocs helps your customers overcome their finance workflow challenges while driving down costs, and can be customized to match their unique document capture, delivery and expense management requirements. It’s all enough to make your customers want to celebrate.

If you are unable to attend but want to chat about how Zetadocs can help your customers, get in touch now on 770 772 7201 or email us.

Hope to see you in Las Vegas.

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