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Why educators should be looking at marketing automation 

When people hear the words education and automation in the same sentence, many automatically presume the topic is online education. But automation crosses disciplines. As the population and social circumstances change, post-secondary education institutions face a shifting array of challenges, including attracting and retaining enrollment as well as reaching the segment that has left without...Read more

Improve the leave and absence experience across the organization 

In the complex world of human resources, organizations often find it challenging to manage and administer employee leave and absence plans in a competitive and compliant way. Each country and company have unique needs and programs to effectively manage employees’ time away from work. With leave and absence impacting every employee in an organization, streamlining...Read more

Using AI to build a modern field service organization 

Field service organizations have traditionally operated under the break-fix model, responding to device failure after the customer reports an issue. This operating model has grown costly and inefficient and has proven less than effective in satisfying the customer’s rising needs. As the field service industry rapidly evolves toward a proactive and predictive model, cutting edge...Read more

Preview new benefits capabilities for Dynamics 365 Human Resources 

As the war for talent intensifies, companies are offering a broader and richer set of benefits to attract and retain their best employees. We understand that this can be a complex and time-consuming process. Our new benefits capabilities in Dynamics 365 Human Resources will help with benefits administration by providing more flexible plan configurations, as...Read more

Deliver smarter, connected retail experiences with Dynamics 365 Commerce 

Today we’re announcing the official release of Dynamics 365 Commerce, an evolution of Dynamics 365 Retail that is generally available today across the globe. Dynamics 365 Commerce delivers a complete omnichannel solution that unifies back-office, in-store, and call center experiences, as well as introduces new e-commerce functionality to support seamless customer shopping experiences across physical...Read more

Create an amazing e-commerce customer experience with fraud protection 

Fraud is a huge barrier for everyone involved in an e-commerce transaction. From the bank, to the merchant, and the customers themselves, fraud prevention can add friction to the customer experience and cause inaccurate approvals or wrongful rejections that result in increased operational costs and, ultimately, decreased revenue. There is a new approach to fraud...Read more

What’s in store for retail with the customer data platform 

According to industry analysts, 2020 will bring exciting innovations that promise to reshape the retail industry. Let’s take a look at the opportunities and explore the data challenges resulting from these trends. Augmented reality (AR) takes the stage Technology is catching up with expectations, with second generation augmented reality tools that make the technology more...Read more

How your growing businesses can compete and win on the customer experience 

Can you imagine losing customers everyday? That’s what could happen after a bad experience with your organization. According to a recent report by PWC, 32 percent of customers will walk away after just one bad experience. As digital native companies continue to elevate customer expectations for personalized sales and always-on support, growing organizations need to...Read more

2020 release wave 1 plans for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform now available 

Today, we published the 2020 release wave 1 plans for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform, a compilation of new capabilities that will be released between April and September 2020. The new features and enhancements demonstrate our continued investment to power digital transformation for our customers and partners. Dynamics 365 The first release wave of the...Read more

Enhancements to Dynamics 365 Higher Education Accelerator now available 

In October 2018, we announced the Microsoft Higher Education Accelerator, enabling ISVs and other solution providers to quickly build industry vertical solutions tailored for higher education. Since then, we have updated the accelerator with new scenarios to help institutions transform how they engage with students and their constituents and improve student outcomes. Our latest version,...Read more

Five ways nonprofits can benefit from marketing automation 

Nonprofits (or not-for-profits) exist in a highly competitive world. According to a report from Giving USA, the sector is large and with one crucial exception, growing: Donations. American organizations and individuals provided record-breaking levels of support in 2017. Strong support continued in 2018, with total giving from individuals, foundations, and corporations exceeding $427 billion. That’s...Read more

Introducing Dynamics 365 account protection and loss prevention 

Process efficiency is key to growing an e-commerce business. To meet this goal, retailers need better intelligence to better monitor discount, return, and account fraud, helping to protect and improve revenue, reputation, and customer service. As a premium solution partner, Microsoft has deeply invested in artificial intelligence (AI) based systems to help retailers increase process...Read more