Microsoft Data Insights Summit is almost here!

Just a quick note to let my guests and regular readers know I will be at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit next week.?http://datainsightssummit.com/ I am really looking forward to the event and just dropped a blog post over at my?AKA home. Read more about why we are going and how you can still benefit even …

Green Beacon merges with AKA Enterprise Solutions

Hello All, Green Beacon and AKA Enterprise Solutions will be merging soon! Two highly distinguished Microsoft Dynamics partners globally, have signed a definitive merger agreement.? Green Beacon will continue servicing current and future customers while conducting business as AKA Enterprise Solutions. Both AKA Enterprise Solutions and Green Beacon are leading partners in the Microsoft Dynamics …

I am joining Green Beacon Solutions as Director of Customer Experience

Hello All, I have joined Green Beacon Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Dynamics CRM partner, as Director of Customer Experience. In my new role I will focus on the intertwined worlds of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Customer Experience Management (CEM). And yes, there will be a heavy dose of business intelligence and mobility as …

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2016

Microsoft in Leaders Quadrant…Again! As I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago?http://www.michaelhammons.com/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-bi-and-analytics-2015/ the latest?Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2016 has been officially released. If you didn?t catch last year?s MQ, here is a link: Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2015 And here is a link to the 2016 version: …

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2015

Microsoft in Leaders Quadrant It’s almost that time again and we shall soon see the Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2016. If you didn’t catch last year’s MQ, here is a link: Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2015 I will paraphrase the highlights of their assessment below. In Gartner’s view (and …

Power BI Is Going to be Huge

I just have to say, that Microsoft Power BI is completely awesome and amazing.? I?ll explain more in upcoming posts, but it just keeps getting better; almost on a daily basis. Quite simply:? Power BI, is going to be huge, just huge, and I’m mean enormously huge. For those of you who don’t know me, …

CRMUG Dynamic Duo Series: Power Up Your CRM with Power BI

Join Me for this CRMUG Webinar Thursday, November 19, 2015 (2:00 PM) to Thursday, November 19, 2015 (3:00 PM) (Eastern Time) CRMUG Virtual Event Sign up here:?http://bit.ly/1HP8Md9? Description Speakers In this CRMUG OneSource Dynamic Duo series webinar, you will learn about the powerful out of the box integration functionality available with Power BI and Dynamics …

Dynamics CRM User Group Summit 2015

CRMUGSummit 2015 Another important conference coming up is the Dynamics CRM User Group Summit 2015. This event just keeps getting bigger and better every year. LOTS of great learning content, networking and fun. Make plans to join us in Reno, Nevada, Oct. 13-16, 2015, for CRMUG Summit 2015, the ultimate Microsoft Dynamics? CRM learning and …

Resco.Next Mobile CRM Conference

Mobile is a hot topic these days. According to a recent Aberdeen study, Best in Class organizations that provide their sales teams with Mobile CRM, a whopping 65% meet or exceed?their sales quotas. In a similar study, Forrester found as high as 60% improvement in customer service. No wonder it?s a hot topic. To learn …

Dynamics CRM 2015 Online Update 1

Dynamics CRM Update 2 coming soon.   It?s almost time again for the next Dynamics CRM Update. Technically called the CRM 2015 Fall Release, it?s more formally called Update 2 and is due probably in November. No official release date yet but it will be here before you know it. This will also be the …