Ronda Kilian from DexPros is one of the consulting firms in The List and we sat down with her to learn more about her and her company…
The Partner Channel (TPC): How did DexPros start out?
Ronda Kilian (RK): The company began 12 years ago. I had worked for Great Plains and Microsoft for six years and then when they eliminated my group, I left but continued the same work because I saw such a need for it in the Partner channel. I wanted to continue offering those services and that’s when I formed my own consulting company.
In those early years, I had associates from Microsoft come work for me. Some have gone on to other things and some come back. At one time, I had six different people. We’ve never been huge, but our focus has always been custom development and integrations for Microsoft Dynamics GP.
TPC: Tell us more about the services you do for Microsoft Dynamics GP Partners and do you work solely for Partners?
RK: I do work directly with some users, but the majority of my work is contracting out to Partners. I have been all over the place in terms of customization in Microsoft Dynamics GP. More so in the Sales Order Processing (SOP) and Purchase Order Processing (POP) modules dealing with inventory management. I’ve done more integration and customization there than other areas of business.
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March 10, 2017: Komiko’s recent achievements were recognized by Constellation Research, when they added them to their ShortList for Sales Productivity Tools. Komiko is honored to share that distinction with four well established companies and to be the youngest company on the list. For more information on how Komiko can make your sales, customer success, or account management team more productive, visit www.komiko.com.
March 7, 2017: A newly released Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Marketplace Website App from goERPcloud makes it easy for Dynamics Partners to digitally enhance their sales and marketing efforts with a centrally managed on demand ERP cloud trial and a catalogue of 180+ Independent Software Vendor (ISV) solutions. “We’re very proud of the goERPcloud Marketplace App,” said Jeffrey DeMaria, Product Manager for RoseASP, the organization powering goERPcloud. “Our goal has always been to help customers succeed by paring them with the right solution and the right partner, and the new app allows us to do that in a way that is unmatched.” For more information about goERPcloud, visit www.goERPcloud.com or for more information about RoseASP, visit www.RoseASP.com.
March 6, 2017: DynamicPoint releases SharePoint Customer & Vendor Portals built exclusively for Dynamics GP & NAV that deliver a flexible, seamlessly integrated and highly secure extranet solution for 24/7 self-service access. Out of the box integration includes:
- Ensure user authentication and administration
- Automate customer and vendor communication
- Integration of key data such as inventory, sales or purchase orders, customer or vendor profile information and payment status in real-time from Dynamics
Provide your customers or vendors a 24/7 portal site in which they can review reports, access and edit certain information in Dynamics, perform tasks, document management and workflow. Watch our online videos and tutorials for more information!
March 2, 2017: JobPack Production Scheduling Systems, a leader in providing MES solutions to small and medium sized manufacturing companies, announces the release of JobFacts™. JobFacts™, a Web based analytics program designed to integrate with your JobPack scheduler production data and can be further configured to integrate with your Microsoft Dynamics ERP system to provide additional information across all key performance indicators. View JobFacts™ on any mobile device at any time with your up to date shop floor information.
February 24, 2017: Ludwig Reinhard has released a new comprehensive guide to the Project Management and Accounting module in Microsoft Dynamics AX which provides the overview you need to harness the software’s power to grow your business. This Dynamics AX module is ideal for tracking time and costs within an organization, providing invaluable information for financial and project management. It is crucial that you thoroughly plan your setup to take advantage of the module’s integration with other software features, such as Payables, Receivables, Inventory, General Ledger, and more. For more information, please visit https://www.createspace.com/6725618.
February 21, 2017: As a testament to continued growth in technology offerings and commitment to long-term client relationships, Stoneridge Software has earned the Microsoft Silver Customer Relationship Management (CRM) competency. A Microsoft designation like Silver Cloud CRM partner demonstrates a specific, proven skill set and is earned by undergoing rigorous requirements. Only companies demonstrating exceptional performance are able to qualify in a variety of pre-set criteria, such as: certifications to prove technology expertise, ensuring a level of staffing capacity, positive project references, and a yearly customer satisfaction study. “A complete business solution today incorporates functionality from sales to service to operations. Earning the silver CRM competency illustrates our commitment to providing clients with the breadth of capability provided by Microsoft Dynamics 365. We’ve enjoyed partnering with our clients to create some amazing customer-centric solutions that help drive revenue and profitability,” said Stoneridge CEO Eric Newell. “Most of our projects now include both ERP and CRM functionality and we’ve got a great track record of delivering on both.” For more information, please visit stoneridgesoftware.com.
February 16, 2017: HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that it has acquired RedTail Solution, Inc., a leading US provider of managed cloud service solutions for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and global data synchronization network (GDSN) to mid-size suppliers and manufacturers. With this acquisition, HighJump TrueCommerce further expands its Global footprint and extends its growing leadership position in the market for trading partner connectivity and omni-channel enablement. “This announcement demonstrates HighJump’s continued investment in providing the next generation of trading partner connectivity and collaboration within our global commerce network powered by TrueCommerce,” said Michael Cornell, CEO of HighJump. “We’re excited that RedTail is joining us on this journey and will play a significant role in helping us shape the future of digital commerce.” For more information link to the frequently asked questions (FAQ).
I knew there would come a time that social media would contribute to high referral web traffic, but I just didn’t realize it would be so drastic. In 2016, social media accounted for double the amount of traffic than in 2015.
What happened in the past year for our business to see such a major swing? You could say we’re posting more content, creating more value, and connecting with more like-minded people. All of that, I would say is true, but I think a few more things come into play.
Articles about re branding talk a lot about emotion and how people either love or hate the new company look, product direction, or bold commercials. As dramatic as Business to Consumer (B2C) marketing can be, it is easy to get caught up in the push and pull of it all.
Business to Business (B2B) marketing is not as concerned about making an impression with a rebrand; rather, they want it to more clearly convey who they are as a company.
Our world of technology is changing faster than ever. Who these companies are is evolving just as quickly to meet the demands of technology users and businesses.
Whether branching off into a new market or simply clarifying their value proposition with current customers, these Microsoft Dynamics Partners share their challenges and successes in this report.
As we analyze newsletter engagement metrics from 2016, we have concluded that newsletter sponsors that had the following traits in their message generated more click-throughs. While these traits may not come as a shock, they are a great affirmation of what you’ve read in marketing articles through the years. Turns out these things really do work!
Want to optimize your advertising in 2017? Read on!
January 18, 2017: QGate, experts in delivering software solutions for Customer Relationship Management (CRM), announced the launch of Paribus Interactive. The solution, a powerful ally in the prevention of duplicate data, is now generally available for all users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Dynamics CRM. Paribus Interactive is a subscription-based solution priced per user per month. QGate offers a 14-day free trial with no commitment required. To request it, please visit the product’s web page: www.paribuscloud.com and submit the free trial form.
January 12, 2017: TrinSoft believes all companies and individuals have a responsibility to improve their community. TrinSoft also believes every company can make a difference; whether we define that community as our local towns and neighborhoods or as our global economy. In 2016 TrinSoft continued its tradition of setting aside 10% of profits for donations. Team members submitted charitable organizations around Central Kentucky and throughout the world for which they had a passion for the cause or were personally involved. In addition to the financial contributions from the software company, the TrinSoft team participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree toy sort and also dedicated many hours of service to multiple organizations throughout Central Kentucky. TrinSoft’s unique program enables team members to serve in multiple roles for numerous organizations. For more information, visit trinsoft.com, trindocs.com or trinsoft-it.com.
What happens when The Partner Channel Magazine Winter 2017 goes live?? The Winter 2017 version of The List is available too.
So, after (or before :)) you read some stellar articles around how the more things change, the more things stay the same, download your copy of The List (pdf version) or browse new products and solutions at www.thelistmobile.com.
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In true holiday spirit, The Partner Channel is holding a limited-time offer for aspiring geniuses. If you sign up before January 13, 2017, you can save $300 on the price of registration.
The next installment of The Genius Series begins next fall, September of 2017, and offers marketers a chance to grow in their role, network with like-minded peers, and mingle with experts in the community.
So, before you mark ‘final’ on your 2017 budgets, make sure to commit some dollars to your professional development. Make 2017 a year to remember!
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