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Make every interaction count with customer journey orchestration 

Since the onset of the digital age, customer behaviors have radically evolved. As new technology emerges, customers’ expectations for brands continually align with digital evolution. However, the pandemic has brought along a significant, unexpected shift in both customer behavior and expectations. With lives upended and livelihoods being affected around the world, consumers have been forced...Read more

4 post-pandemic retail trends 

The last few decades have seen monumental change in the retail industry. Specifically, technology has untethered the shopper from the store and allowed retail to take place anywhere, at any time. When viewed through hindsight, these changes occurred just in time, for without the e-commerce revolution during the past two decades, retailers would have faced...Read more

5 trends transforming B2B buying and e-commerce 

Many of the forces driving rapid change in B2C commerce are now propelling transformation in the B2B space. Buyers of all types demand an easy, convenient online shopping experience, a requirement that has been accelerated by the pandemic and as Millennials take the decision-making reins. Over time, the demand for an omnichannel, user-centric e-commerce experience...Read more

Why Simple’s CEO thinks exciting times are ahead in 2021 

As we enter 2021, we reached out to a few Microsoft partners and asked if they could share with us about their experiences from 2020—how they and their customers faired amidst the challenges presented by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what trends they’re seeing, what lessons they had learned, and what...Read more

Top 3 customer data platform trends for 2021 

Despite significant headwinds in 2020—a global pandemic, economic downturn, and technology budgets clipped—customer data platform (CDP) growth is booming. Businesses are charging full steam ahead on digital transformation efforts as their customers have dramatically moved toward online channels. According to a McKinsey Global Survey of executives, organizations across sectors and geographies are likely to report...Read more

Fraud trends part 3: fraud in the food service industry 

In this blog series we are exploring the latest fraud related events and issues on the rise in our digitized world. The first installment in the series explored account takeovers (ATO) and the $7 billion yearly loss affecting even the largest organizations. The second installment explored the ways fraudsters are capitalizing on the rise of...Read more

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