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Will your business still exist in 5 years’ time?

We are living in a fast moving environment, where not only the success of a business is measured in revenue and profit, but also on the quality of products and services, the impact on social networks, the number of publications, the (positive) appearances in the press, the compliance with sector ruling and last but not least the environmental sustainability.

It is a lot to cope with! That is why you need a middle-term strategy. A strategy that you can transform into clear messages for all the actors involved in your business. That is how you can bet on your continued success!

Curious how we would tackle this question?

Come and listen to one of our key notes at the Digital Transformation Conference on April 18 (Mechelen). Both Marga Van Laere and Marc Crauwels will be sharing their knowledge and experience. You could also pop over to our booth. We’re delighted to provide you with our insights so that you can start working at your strategy!

Of course we can also assist you with achieving your sustainable growth. Make sure to contact us, either at the conference or through our website. Be ready for your digital transformation!

Order your ticket for the Digital Transformation Conference

As a privileged partner of the Digital Transformation Conference, we can offer you a huge reduction on your entrance. For the discount ticket, you will only pay €45 (instead of €75) for a whole day (including lunch and coffee breaks).

Don’t hesitate and make sure to buy your entrance ticket through our website. We’d love to meet you at the conference on April 18!

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

April 2: Dynamics NAV in Dynamics 365 cloud

The Dynamics 365 Cloud Platform is evolving at light speed! As of April 2, full ERP capabilities of Dynamics NAV will be offered in the cloud.

Being introduced as Dynamics 365 Business Central, it will bring the full power of Dynamics NAV to the cloud. As such, Business Central has at its foundation a set of trusted, proven technologies that have served 160,000 customers and millions of users worldwide.

As a single, end-to-end application, Business Central offers (quoting Microsoft’s announcement):

  • Business without silos
    Unify your business and boost efficiency with automated tasks and workflows, all integrated within familiar Office tools like Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Actionable insights
    Achieve greater outcomes and gain a complete view of your business with connected data, business analytics and guidance delivered by Microsoft’s leading intelligent technologies.
  • Solutions built to evolve
    Start quickly, grow at your own pace and adapt in real time with a flexible platform that makes it easy to extend Business Central based on your changing business needs.

Dynamics 365 Business Central will be generally available on April 2 in 14 countries, including Belgium, and will be sold only through Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners like we are. You can read the extended Microsoft announcement on their blog.

Get in touch if you would like to know more about this release or any other Dynamics 365 related question.

 

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Admiral Dynamics @ Digital Transformation Conference

Partner of the Digital Transformation Conference

We’re proud to be the first platinum sponsor of the Digital Transformation Conference organised on April 18 in Mechelen (Lamot Congres Centre). This one-day event is being organised for the second time already. The Digital Transformation Conference gives visitors the unique opportunity to get updated on the latest evolutions in digital transformation. It’s the perfect event to be immersed with inspiring keynotes, workshops, experiences, live demos and much more.

Admiral Dynamics is a prime partner of the Digital Transformation Conference. Both Marga Van Laere and Marc Crauwels are sharing their knowledge with you during their speaker slots. They will be talking about their experiences regarding business and customer innovation. You could also meet us at our booth in the exhibition area.

As a partner of the Digital Transformation Conference, we can offer you a discount on your entrance ticket. For the discount ticket, you will only pay €45 (instead of €75) for a whole day (including lunch and coffee breaks). So don’t hesitate and make sure to buy your entrance ticket via this link or the button below!

Sign up for the event and don’t forget to meet us at our booth on April 18! We are happy to welcome you.

ClickDimensions will be GDPR compliant by the May 25 deadline

ClickDimensions will be GDPR compliant by the May 25 deadline

Now the deadline of the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is coming closer we are happy to read that our partner ClickDimensions is also taking the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the GDPR. ClickDimensions is the marketing automation solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365, which lots of our clients and ourselves are already using for all their email marketing and marketing automation practices.

GDPR and ClickDimensions

The General Data Protection Regulation (in short: GDPR) is a new regulation imposed by the European Union to ensure data protection and privacy of EU residents. Any organisation collecting or processing personal data of EU citizens has to be compliant with the GDPR. ClickDimensions being a data processor will meet all requirements imposed on data processors. Companies using the ClickDimensions software are considered data collectors and are accountable for their compliance.

Luckily, ClickDimensions will work on features within their tool to make it easier and more efficient for their clients like ourselves to manage GDPR-compliance. More concrete details about these changes will become clear in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned on this blog for more related info!

About ClickDimensions

For the ones who are not that familiar with ClickDimensions yet, it’s an easy-to-use marketing solution fully embedded in Dynamics 365. This means that its features are accessed through the Dynamics interface and that all the data is stored within your CRM database (and not in a separate marketing tool). As we are working with ClickDimensions for our own marketing activities, we can assure you that it’s very straight-forward and intuitive to use.

You can read more about ClickDimensions and their readiness plans for being GDPR compliant by May 25 on their blog.

If you still have a question about ClickDimensions, GDPR or marketing automation software, do not hesitate and contact us through our contact form.

 

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20171206 - Gear up for GDPR - Breakfast seminar

Gear up for GDPR

Everyone is talking about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) these days, mainly focusing on the enormous sanctions when violating the new data protection rules. Instead of spreading more panic, we invited GDPR expert Hans Demeyer to present the European regulation and tell us more about the opportunities and even profit one could generate thanks to GDPR.

On December 6 (the same day as Saint-Nicholas) we organised the morning seminar “Gear up for GDPR”. Presenter of the day, Hans Demeyer, started with a clear explanation on what GDPR actually stands for. After the more theoretical part, he told the story of Sophie and her privacy to make it more concrete. As it was an interactive seminar, our participants also worked together in small groups to brainstorm about diverse questions.

Looking at some of the feedback we received after the event, we believe the event was definitely worth attending!

Such a heavy subject explained in a simple and clear way. Hands-on training.

The presenter was great!

I learned that there’s no reason to panic. You just have to be transparent in what you do with all the data.

Tangible tips. Very inspiring and interactive.

Nice to know: more than 92% of the participants of the “Gear up for GDPR” seminar would recommend others to attend this seminar.

Therefore we are arranging a second session on February 7, 2018. You can register for this event on our website. Don’t hesitate and have yourself immersed in this hot subject! If you can’t make it on that date, contact us for more information about this matter. We are happy to help you to become GDPR compliant.

Teambuilding Admiral Dynamics Cooking workshop Kook Klasse

Team Admiral Dynamics cooks to impress

On Wednesday November 22 the Admiral Dynamics team surpassed all expectations and made the most delicious dishes during a cooking workshop @ Kook Klasse. Instead of going to a normal restaurant, order food and have your meals served, we went to a cooking class where we had to prepare our own meals. And that went surprisingly well!

Our team was divided in small groups and each of them was responsible for one or two dishes. In less than 1 hour we could start our 6-course dinner. Curious what we made? Certainly check out the culinary result of our team cooking on our Instagram page. We were quite impressed of the outcome ourselves! 😉

Conclusion of the evening: we had an excellent evening with yummy food, delicious wines in an informal and cosy setting. Last but not least we spent some informal time together with our TOP team. Definitely worth repeating!

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“What’s new in Dynamics 365?” breakfast seminar

On Wednesday November 8 we organised a breakfast seminar about the newest features in Dynamics 365 (version 9.0). Place to be was Mediahuis in Antwerp, where also the offices of Admiral Dynamics are located. A dozen of participants were present at our morning session. We kicked off the day with a delicious breakfast and a cup of coffee.

Then, Marga Van Laere, CEO of Admiral Dynamics started her speech with a short summary on the basics of Microsoft Dynamics 365. After this introduction she informed our audience about the coolest features, since the latest upgrade of Dynamics 365 beginning of October:

  • Unified interface across apps
  • View hierarchy for products, accounts and users
  • Pin your favourite records and views
  • Editable grid features
  • Quick vs. advanced find
  • Dashboards & charts
  • Marketing automation with ClickDimensions
  • Social selling and LinkedIn Sales Navigator
  • And much more…

Are you interested in automating your sales, marketing and/or service processes? Would you like to introduce CRM in your company but you don’t know where to start? Give us a shout! We are happy to help you out. Also, if you would like to join one of our upcoming breakfast seminars, have a look at our events page.

Present at the ClickDimensions Advanced Training

On Wednesday October 25 Laurent Van Aert attended the ClickDimensions Advanced Training hosted at the Microsoft Headquarters in Amsterdam. Presenter of the day was Matt Witteman, Director of Technical Solutions at ClickDimensions. After a short introduction he provided the attendees a bunch of interesting insights throughout the day:

  • How to pimp your emails with Freemarker markup code
  • How to create appealing email templates
  • How to prepopulate forms from emails
  • How to automate bulk emails
  • How to measure email engagement
  • How to manage social posts and measure social engagement
  • And many more…

Are you interested in one of these topics? Would you like to improve your ClickDimensions knowledge? Give us a shout! We are happy to help you around by demonstrating the power and possibilities of the ClickDimensions tooling to support your marketing efforts.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 partnership renewal

For the 8th time in a row Admiral Dynamics has renewed her strategic partnership with Microsoft. We are proud to be called an official partner for Dynamics 365 Cloud Customer Relationship Management.

Of course, this is something we could only attain with the help of and together with our loyal clients and dedicated team. THANK YOU!

Trends Top and Dynamics 365, a perfect combination

TTrends Top integration with Dynamics 365hanks to the integration with Trends Top, you can easily import actual company data within your Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment. Working with the Trends Top database provides you the most recent known company details like financial data, contacts, segmentation, etc. of more than 1.3 million active organisations.

With only a few clicks, your CRM will be updated and readily accessible to anyone within your organisation.

Would you like to find out more about the Trends Top integration with Dynamics 365? Contact us for a Trends Top demo and we’ll be pleased to show you how it exactly works!

Request a Trends Top demo