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Dynamics 365 education accelerator update supports K-12 application development 

First, a heartfelt thank you to educators around the world. Many schools are now out for the summer, marking the end of a school year in the most uncertain of times. This spring, schools gave more to students than an education—they provided a sense of purpose, consistency, and normalcy. Teachers and school administrators worked relentlessly....Read more

Dynamics 365 Financial Services Accelerator now includes a preview for insurance 

The Dynamics 365 Financial Services Accelerator now includes a preview designed for the insurance industry. When you sign up for the preview, you’ll be able to check out an insurance data model, sample app, and dashboard that covers both property and casualty insurance, as well as life insurance. With the Insurance component, insurance companies, agencies,...Read more

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Banking Accelerator adds BIAN API implementation 

Following the general availability release of the Microsoft Banking Accelerator in July, today we are releasing additional API sample implementations to provide interoperability with Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) API service domains for consumer loans and collateral. BIAN is a not-for-profit association to establish and promote a common architectural framework to enable banking interoperability. Microsoft...Read more

How to organize successful modern events with ease 

In an era of increasingly sophisticated digital tactics, one question that is often raised is, “Are events still relevant?” Clearly the answer is yes for many companies. According to research by SiriusDecisions, B2B companies with revenues ranging from $100M to $1B devote between 30-40 percent of their marketing program budgets to in-person events. Their challenge...Read more

The number one barrier to better patient care and how to break through it 

What’s the number one problem healthcare executives need to solve in order to improve care delivery and reduce operational costs? In a word: Interoperability. There’s a lot of buzz these days around the idea of interoperability in healthcare. But what does the term actually mean? Here’s a snippet from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems...Read more

9 ways to use EHR data to improve home health care outcomes 

Delivering care outside the hospital offers providers an exceptional opportunity to improve patient outcomes and enhance the patient experience. Hospitals that expand into home healthcare, for example, can reach more patients with better care while tapping into a profitable new revenue stream. For many providers, however, home health services are not producing the outcomes they...Read more

Financial services: How to leverage data to strengthen customer loyalty 

The landscape of modern banking has changed dramatically in the past decade. Financial institutions are facing intense competition not only from traditional competitors, but new cloud-based virtual banks that have appeared with recent technology advancements. Financial Service Institution (FSI) customers expect their institutions to deliver digital-forward, frictionless, and highly relevant experiences across multiple channels. With...Read more

Trends report: Unlock the secrets to a winning strategy for sales teams 

In a time of relentless business change, how are successful sales teams delivering predictable, scalable results? We surveyed over 200 B2B sales leaders and medium to large enterprise level companies to find out. The new report, available today, is a must-read for sales leaders. The research, conducted by Heinz Marketing and Microsoft, provides a snapshot...Read more

Introducing the Savvy Business Leaders podcast series 

Savvy Business Leaders is a five-episode thought leadership podcast series featuring industry-leading influencers and some of the leading brands tackling emerging business challenges facing leadership teams today. Host Bill Detwiler, Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research, interviews leading experts to dive into key areas of business transformation, from relationship selling to connected field...Read more

Five revenue killers and how to defeat them 

Growing a business is no easy feat. When revenue growth doesn’t meet projections, deducing what’s killing your revenue can be like cracking the case on a Whodunit mystery case. Where should you start searching for the first clues? A new e-book explores the top five culprits that can derail revenue and stop growth dead in...Read more

Microsoft Business Applications for Healthcare: Empowering teams for exceptional patient experiences 

This week at the HIMSS 2019 conference, the healthcare IT community will explore solutions to the most urgent challenges facing modern health. Microsoft will share new innovations to help health organizations navigate the complex technology transformations needed to deliver modern patient experiences that promote successful treatments and well-being. The Microsoft Healthcare team will showcase intelligent...Read more

Relationship selling in action: 3 takeaways from our customers 

The tide has turned on the traditional funnel-based sales model. In today’s digital marketplace, buyers expect sellers to earn their trust by connecting to specific pain points and needs with personalized, relevant content and human interactions at every step. That’s why many organizations are turning to relationship selling—and Microsoft Dynamics 365—to empower sellers to drive...Read more