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A day in the life: The AI enabled field service organization 

Field service organizations have historically run under a reactive, break-fix operating model, only able to respond to device failures after customers report a problem. Modern field service organizations need new ways to make sense of available information to enable their people and take early action to address customer needs. Intelligent, predictive systems driven by artificial...

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Moving businesses forward with Microsoft Business Applications in Australia 

Today we’re in Melbourne, Australia for our Microsoft Business Forward event where we’re sharing how leading Australian organizations are accelerating their digital transformation together with Microsoft. I’m excited to see how organizations across industries, including healthcare services groups to technology and communications providers to snack food companies, are all building systems of intelligence and digitizing...

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The new business model: Relationship Selling 

Relationship selling is all about empowering sellers to drive customer engagement. In the digital age, engagement isn’t just about in-person interactions. It’s about delivering the type of touch a buyer expects, at the time it is expected in the buying process, in the context of what the buyer needs with a measurable impact (conversion, trust,...

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Relationship sales isn’t just for selling—How marketing can make an impact 

Adapting to the ever-evolving behaviors of modern-day B2B buyers is impacting sales teams within B2B companies. It’s also impacting marketing teams that are aligning their sales and marketing strategies are setting themselves up for success. The basis of relationship sales is engaging the right type of touchpoint the buyer expects, at the time it is...

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Customer 2.0: Understanding the Modern buyer through Relationship Selling 

When B2B organizations originally implemented a CRM, sales management focused on sales productivity—visibility into forecast, pipeline and activity tracking. This ended up driving a sales management agenda that manages our sellers versus empowering them to deliver value to buyers. From our buyer’s perspective, the focus on productivity and lack of understanding of their journey magnifies...

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Conversations about Business Applications: Momentum and progress 

Over the past several weeks, I’ve had an opportunity to spend quality time with several customers, partners, and industry analysts. It’s been incredibly insightful to learn more about their experiences and perspectives on our business and to share with them my optimism and excitement about Microsoft Business Applications. On the recent Microsoft Q2 earnings webcast,...

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A modern sellers success depends on customer obsession [webinar] 

It’s well known that B2B buyers have access to information at their fingertips, and even prefer not to engage with sellers at the beginning of their buying journey. Unfortunately, if you are practicing conventional sales tactics and not engaging with your buyers you might be approaching your buyers the wrong way or with the wrong...

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Empowering Intelligent Retailers with Data and Insights 

As with other industries today, we believe that business data is at the center of a retail transformation. Organizations that leverage their data to delight consumers, empower employees and optimize operations will be at an advantage in today’s competitive environment....

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Five reasons we’re celebrating Dynamics 365 this year 

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on the past several months. This year has been tremendously exciting and rewarding for all of us on the Dynamics 365 team. Together with our partners, we’ve achieved a lot and have much to be proud of – most importantly, working together to...

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