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Resco.next 2019 Rome: business mobility for Dynamics 365

Admiral Dynamics was present at resco.next 2019 in Rome on October 24-25. That’s the annual enterprise mobility event of our partner Resco we didn’t want to miss out on. Our managing partners Marga Van Laere and Jure Jesenovec participated in this educational and inspirational conference to learn about new features including the product roadmap firsthand, to discover Resco’s strategic business mobility insights and to network and get technical support.

With IT and business professionals from 75 companies and 23 countries in the audience, it’s definitely the perfect occasion to get in-depth product knowledge about Resco Cloud in all its flavours like Mobile Sales, Field Service, Routes and Inspections for Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM.

Our team kicked off the day with a 5k run just before the conference started. “Mens sana in corpore sano” like the Romans would say. After Resco’s CEO Miro Pomsar inspiring keynote, you could follow 2 different session tracks (technical or business oriented). That’s also the reason why Admiral Dynamics was there with two persons.

CEO Admiral Dynamics aka Marga running at resco.next 2019
The early bird catches the worm: a 5k run before resco.next 2019 kicked off!

Curious how Jure, CRM strategy and implementation expert, experienced the Resco event:

Resco.next opened my eyes into a field of advanced mobility. It provided an overview of what is already available today and a sneak peek into the future of mobility.

Jure Jesenovec about resco.next 2019 Rome
A smartwatch for every attendee of resco.next 2019 Rome.

Most interesting highlights for Jure were:

  • Routes: because of its intelligent overview and ability to check where your employees are likely going to be in the next few hours.
  • Inspections: it offers so much more than the name would suggest – it’s an advanced mobile platform for automated business processes.
Resco Routes as shown at resco.next 2019 Rome.

Sharing experiences with other partners worldwide, being able to talk to Resco professionals and spending time at an extremely nice venue made it definitely the mobility event of the year.”

Jure Jesenovec about resco.next 2019 Rome
Networking at resco.next 2019 Rome.

As always, the resco.next conference was truly enlightening and inspiring. Definitely worth participating! The next European edition will be in Budapest: we are already looking forward to it.

Would you like to know more about resco.next 2019? Get in touch, we’ll tell you all about it.

Image source: Resco / own pictures

Last day of our marketing intern Ilham

How Admiral Dynamics empowered my transformation as a digital marketing intern

Have you enjoyed our latest updates on social media, our website and our mailing? Chances are I had a significant part in creating the content!

When my internship at Admiral Dynamics started on 16 September, I had my mind set on one goal. My goal for this internship was to learn hands-on what it takes to be a digital marketer. Having studied Cross Media Management at KdG, made me eager to find out if I could take on the challenge of improving myself.

And I did, all thanks to the guidance of my mentor aka marketing manager Carole Vincke and the helpfulness of the Admiral Dynamics team! At Admiral Dynamics, I had the opportunity to get acquainted with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and ClickDimensions. Additionally, I further developed my marketing and communication skills through creating and publishing content for all our platforms.

My biggest achievement is the advertisement I was tasked with creating for Digital First 2019. The ad got published in Digimedia Magazine and was distributed at the annual event. To this day, I do look back with a lot of glee and pride.

Advert inside Digimedia Digital First 2019

Over the course of these two months, I have gotten a lot more confident in my skills and possible future career path. I absolutely loved seeing the results

Advice I would like to give to future interns of Admiral Dynamics, you will be welcomed with open arms and guided with a lot of patience. You’re here to learn and that’s exactly why I highly recommend this internship to you all.

Interested in starting your professional adventure as a marketing intern at Admiral Dynamics? Apply for an internship: just send us your motivation and cv!

It was my greatest pleasure to intern at Admiral Dynamics. Again, big thanks to Carole and Admiral Dynamics for empowering my transformation!

Simply curious about what I’m up to next? Connect with me on LinkedIn!

All the best!
Ilham

My internship in numbers

  • 31 social media posts on 4 social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Generated 37 extra followers on LinkedIn
  • 18 marketing email campaigns
  • 3 blogitems (including this one)
Admiral Dynamics @ Digital First 2019

Admiral Dynamics takes over Digital First

On 16 and 17 October Admiral Dynamics will participate in Belgium’s leading digital event, Digital First.

DIGITAL FIRST

Digital First is where you want to be to discover the digital world at its peak and to connect with top brands, agencies, experts, leaders and innovators of the digital revolution. During this 2-day event, over 150 conferences will be held and over 100 exhibitors will be attending. Including team Admiral!

Beyond doubt an outstanding opportunity to get on top of the digital revolution through discovering trends in the digital sector and exploring future opportunities for your business. That’s exactly what we – at Admiral Dynamics in synergy with Innito – want to achieve.

Our driving force is to help empower our clients through the creation of real customer value for their business by leveraging the digital transformation.

GET INSPIRED

Representing Admiral Dynamics at Digital First, our speaker Laurent Van Aert will be holding a powerful keynote on Wednesday 16 October. During our session, you will discover everything about the used strategy, the impact and positive results of the Campaign to Lead Process at our customer Derbigum.

Want to be empowered?
Listen to Laurent’s inspiring keynote at the Digital Transformation room on 16 October starting at 2.10 PM.

MEET US AT THE NETWORK DRINK

Digital First is such a great event with a large number of participants. It’s only a matter of taking the opportunity to explore the digital sector. Admiral Dynamics will be hosting the Network Drink, granting everyone the chance to connect while enjoying a drink. The ideal occasion for an informal chat and to get to know each other!

We believe that through networking you can accomplish a lot more than you would think. Opening up your future business to new potentials for instance.

We hope to meet you at the Networking Zone on Wednesday 16 October as from 4.30 PM.

LIVE DEMOS AT OUR BOOTH

Yesterday was the past, today is the future. Revolutionise the way you do things today to drive your business to its fullest capacity. Experience live demos at booth 8Q and discover new exciting ways to achieve your own digital transformation!

Don’t miss out: meet us at Digital First to make the digital revolution yours.

Admiral Dynamics celebrates its 10th anniversary in style

On Saturday 18 May, Admiral Dynamics celebrated its 10th anniversary together with customers, partners and employees in the stylish venue KAS (Kunst Aan de Stroom) in Antwerp. The actual anniversary of the IT consultancy company was earlier this year, on 27 January 2019.

Jubilee

Admiral’s management team wouldn’t let the tin anniversary go unnoticed. Employees, customers and partners were invited to celebrate at the unique party location KAS on the left bank in the city of Antwerp. The weather gods were favourably disposed towards the festivities, which resulted in beautiful sightings upon the Scheldt and its surroundings.

Such a milestone offers the perfect opportunity to look back at how it all started and the evolutions that the software company has gone through over the past 10 years, complemented with the indispensable words of gratitude towards customers, partners and employees. Culinary dishes, musical interludes and live entertainment provided the guests an unforgettable evening in an exceptional setting. It was undoubtedly an event that will be talked about for a long time.

Have a look at some of the pictures taken by Steven Colin (CS Pictures).

Superplan

Neither flowers nor gifts for the company’s birthday, but a contribution to Admiral Dynamics’ Superplan was more than welcome. Superplan is the crowdfunding platform of Plan International Belgium, a Belgian NGO that strives for more equality between girls and boys. As a member of the General Assembly of Plan International Belgium, CEO Marga Van Laere has a warm heart for this organisation. Moreover, Admiral Dynamics has been led by a female entrepreneur for 10 years, which is quite remarkable in the rather male IT sector. The decision to set up a Superplan at the non-profit organisation Plan International therefore fits in perfectly with the vision of the IT company to make the IT sector more feminine.

 

Selfie of Carole and Martijn at a Job fair

Martijn’s internship experiences

Two months ago, on 28 January, I started my internship at Admiral Dynamics. My activities would focus primarily on marketing and because of this, I would work closely with Carole. From start to finish I felt at ease in the office. There was free fruit, coffee and other drinks. Everyone was very welcoming and more than happy to help me with questions.

During my time at the office, I had the opportunity to experiment a little bit. Among other things, I was responsible for social media and email marketing. This was something I only saw briefly during my studies and I was happy with the opportunity to further deepen my skills. Because I started to work with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM and ClickDimensions, I got more insights in the responses we generated. I learned the value of all these data and I used it to reflect on what did or did not work.

I also was pleasantly surprised with the amount of time I could spend using InDesign and Photoshop. These software programs came in quite handy when I needed to make enticing visuals for the company. The more I used it, the more comfortable I became so that I’m not afraid anymore to open these tools.

As Carole was responsible for HR & recruitment as well, I got to accompany her on interviews, went to a VDAB speed date and represented Admiral Dynamics on the job fair of Thomas More. I definitely had the feeling that my opinion in these matters was very much appreciated. During interviews, I focused primarily on soft skills because I did not have enough knowledge on the technical part. I even got a more active role in the preparation of the job fair at Thomas More. We created an engaging concept, fun activities and cool gadgets to share amongst the students.

It was a pleasure working at Admiral Dynamics. I am already putting the practices and insights I learned during my internship to good use. The experience I now had with Dynamics 365 is definitely a nice to have. I’m pretty sure that I will come in contact with a CRM tool again during my professional career.

Thanks for having me, team Admiral!

My internship in numbers

  • 71 social media posts on 4 social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Generated 30 extra followers on LinkedIn
  • 6 marketing email campaigns
  • 3 blogitems (including this one)
Internship Martin @ Admiral Dynamics

Martin’s internship experiences

The past weeks, Martin Vloeberghs (student Intercultural Relations Management at Thomas More) did his internship at Admiral Dynamics. Curious how he experienced working at our company? Read his experiences below!

My 6-week internship started on November 12. At first, I was a little hesitant because I didn’t know what to expect of being an intern at an IT consultancy company. Already during my first interview, I had a good connection with Carole Vincke, Marketing & HR manager at Admiral Dynamics. As I don’t have a background in IT at all, I felt this would be a very difficult but educational period. Of course I did some research about the company before the start.

On my first day at the office, the entire Admiral crew was present. I instantly felt very welcome and part of the team. My first day was also the longest one! After office hours, all consultants and myself followed a training about marketing automation with ClickDimensions during the bi-monthly Competence Center. This very interesting presentation was given by Laurent Van Aert, Business Unit Manager of the company.

During the following weeks, I have been demonstrating myself by doing all sorts of tasks. According to me, one of the most important aspects of working life is having a structured and clear communication style. I’m very glad to have had an open way of communicating which certainly helped me to achieve my goals. I never noticed a form of misunderstanding or miscommunication because everything has been explained clearly.

My coach Carole did her best to involve me as much as possible. I have been assisting her while she was presenting to a group of IT students. This visit was certainly one of my highlights. End of November, we joined a round table discussion about employer branding, diversity and workable work being organised by Voka Antwerpen-Waasland. Voka is an employers’ organisation, so I was the only student at this event. Obviously I learnt a lot about the aforementioned topics and from other participants’ experiences.

This 6-week internship has been a short, but extremely educational and exciting time. Meeting new people and gaining experience in the workplace are a definite plus for my education, personal development and professionalism. I’ve done a variety of assignments which made my internship a great experience. I’ll leave the office with a positive feeling, seeking for new adventures.

Thank you for having me!
Martin

We would like to thank Martin for his dedication, support and enthusiasm. All the best, Martin!

Are you also interested in doing an internship at Admiral Dynamics? Apply for an internship: just send us your motivation and cv!

Butterflies and Lotus flowers for Team Admiral

On Wednesday 12 December the entire Admiral Dynamics crew gathered for an early Christmas event. As Christmas is a very special and warm time, we decided to visit the colourful China Light spectacle @ Zoo Antwerpen. During our one hour walk, we experienced a stunning Chinese lights festival including an Asian love story, beautiful Lotus flowers and (Admiral) butterflies! It was a chilly night, so a warm aperitif like mulled wine and genever was more than welcome.

The Chinese lightshow was only the first part of our team evening. Of course, we couldn’t go home with empty stomachs. So, we ended up at Brutal, a local restaurant near the Zoo. It was pleasant to have dinner all together in a cosy and warm setting with delicious foods, while chatting about our holiday plans, families and lives besides Admiral Dynamics.

As 2018 is almost over, this was definitely a blissful end of year team activity! Again an evening well-spent with the Admiral family. Curious about our after work event? Have a look at the photos below.

PS: We’re always looking for great people to join our team. Check out the vacancies on our career page. Or send your CV if you think we would be a perfect match!

 

Admiral Dynamics in front of the class at Thomas More

Admiral Dynamics in front of the class at Thomas More

On Wednesday November 21, Admiral Dynamics was invited at a CVO TSM college on the Thomas More De Nayer campus to present our company and to help this group of IT graduate students by giving them some hands-on tips and tricks for LinkedIn. We were warmly welcomed by student coach Heidi Wulff and her class of 15 motivated IT students.

First, Carole Vincke kicked off the afternoon by presenting ourselves and giving some detailed information about our company, its activity, and our tooling such as Dynamics CRM. As this group is approaching the final stage of their curriculum, it might be an opportunity to do an internship at Admiral Dynamics. The young students were passionately listening to our presentation as they had little knowledge of our day-to-day operations.

Afterwards we were asked to give some guidelines in order to attain a professional LinkedIn profile. We helped each student individually by giving advise on how they should complete their personal profile page.

At the end of our visit, we did a short role play which allowed our experienced HR manager to interview an IT student pretending to be a real candidate. Given the fact the students have little experience in this field, we are sure they made a step forward.

As expected, this turned out to be an educational, interactive and fun afternoon for both the company as the students.

Are you also interested in doing an internship at Admiral Dynamics? What are you waiting for? Apply for an internship: just send us your motivation and cv!

PS: This blog item was written by our current intern Martin Vloeberghs, student Intercultural Relations Management at Thomas More.

Admiral Dynamics @ Resco.next 2018 Prague

Resco.next 2018 Prague: our experiences

Admiral Dynamics was present at resco.next 2018 in Prague on November 15-16. Resco.next is an educational conference organised by Resco and designed for all IT and business professionals interested in the Resco Mobile CRM solutions. Both Marga Van Laere and Koen Van de Vyver participated at the business mobility event of the year to get in-depth product knowledge about Resco Mobile CRM for Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM.

Curious how they experienced the 2-day conference? Read Koen’s report of the resco.next 2018:

“Let’s kick off with some interesting stats. This background information will give you a better understanding of Resco Mobile CRM.

Currently, Resco has 2.200 company customers (51% Europe, 39% North-America, 8% New-Zealand, 2% other countries), 150.000 licensed mobile users, with an average daily usage of 11 sessions a day, 9 minutes and 42 seconds per session, which totals in a staggering 1 hour 42 minutes a day.

No wonder that Resco.next 2018 attracts more than 200 attendees from over 24 countries, representing 92 companies and enjoying 28 sessions in 2 days. These sessions are divided in 2 tracks: a sales-oriented business track and a more technical track. Of course, there’s plenty of time to network in order to get to know the team behind Resco, have one-on-one conversations with the Resco engineers and learn from partners and even competitors.

So what are my key take-aways from Resco.next 2018?

  • First of all, Resco is going to invest heavily in partnerships. The partner enablement program, allowing business partners to step up their game, is an example of their partner’s focus. However, from a partner perspective, the most interesting news came from Resco’s announcement that they will deliver a robust mobile solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service. Read the full press release at PRNewswire.
  • Secondly, Resco’s road map is looking both interesting and promising as Resco will be further developing their Route Planner and Inspections modules. Their functionalities are a great addition to the Dynamics 365/CRM stack, what makes me extremely happy as a Dynamics consultant. Moreover, Resco is pushing out the HTML version of the Woodford configuration tool. This truly brings them back to the present, as the old Silverlight version is being depreciated in 2020.
  • Last but not least, Resco confirmed its status as the leading mobile solution for Dynamics CRM and Salesforce. This was made clear with the numerous inspirational sessions hosted by several partners and with the Mobility Success Panel. Participants of the panel were Gustaf Westerlund, Jeremy Higgins, Ilya Naroditskiy, Daniel Buzatu, Nils Oltenau and myself (Koen Van de Vyver). These panelists did share some of their insights and gave sound advice on things you should (re)think of before implementing Resco as a mobile solution.”

As always, the resco.next conference was truly educational and inspirational. Definitely worth participating! The next European edition will be in Rome: Admiral Dynamics will be there for sure.

Would you like to know more about resco.next 2018? Get in touch, we’ll tell you all about it!

Indian Summer Family Event for Team Admiral Dynamics

Indian Summer for team Admiral Dynamics and family

On Saturday September 15, it was our long awaited Indian Summer Family Event. And yes, it felt a bit like summer again! We kicked off our family day with a tasty but light lunch at the Regatta Club in Antwerp (Linkeroever) because team Admiral Dynamics knew what would come afterwards.

After the lunch, the action got started: we kicked off the afternoon with a game of archery tag. Check out the picture of the winning team below. After a short break, it was time to put on our wet suits (which was also quite challenging 😉). Because now the water fun would begin!

First there’s a session of Stand Up Paddle in pairs. And last but not least, we tried to do some wakeboarding. That was the most difficult part for most of our team. We learned that wakeboarding or water skiing behind a cable requires more practicing, but we all had lots of fun and laughter watching our colleagues, their partners and kids crashing into the water. Watch the small video on our Instagram page to see what we mean!

After a well-deserved shower, we concluded this day sitting on the terrace at the lakeside, sipping from our drinks and delicious BBQ and enjoying the sunset.

What a great day it was, what a fantastic team and family we are! Plenty of memories and stories made. Have a look at the pictures below to get an impression of how it was.

PS: This teambuilding event was perfectly organised thanks to Jeppa Sport.