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Delivering five star experiences with a customer data platform 

For the hospitality industry, founded upon the very premise of providing welcoming and delightful experiences to guests and patrons, the need to continue evolving to meet today’s changing customer demands is vital. While advancements in technology have led to more automated and self-service functions across hospitality organizations like online booking and reservations, it has also...

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Customer Data Platform (CDP): It’s not just for B2Cs anymore 

The CDP Institute’s latest research indicates that 34 percent of B2B companies plan to start deploying a customer data platform (CDP) in the next year, compared with just 19 percent of B2C companies. B2Bs have significantly longer and more complex sales cycles that create huge volumes of data, and the relationship-driven nature of B2B business...

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4 essential capabilities to make the most of AI in the workplace 

To realize the benefits of AI, your business needs more than great technology and great data. That’s a given. You need tools and applications your employees will actually use that empower them to quickly develop solutions that drive efficiencies. Then, as they become more familiar with AI, that help them confidently reach for bigger outcomes....

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Protect your e-commerce business with Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection 

Big data AI is no longer a fantasy, but a reality. The AI marketspace is delivering real solutions for real world problems. Currently, e-commerce retailers are faced with fraud losses daily; reduced revenue, increased operational expenses, and wrongful rejections are just some of the impacts fraud creates on a local and global scale, all of...

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Announcing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Product Insights – Now in preview 

I’m thrilled to introduce a new analytics application in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 portfolio which gives organizations real-time visibility into how customers use their products or services. Called Microsoft Dynamics 365 Product Insights, the application is for enterprises that design, build, manage, or service connected products and services with intermediated software. Dynamics 365 Product Insights...

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Release wave 2 launches with over 400 updates, new apps, and industry solutions 

2019 release wave 2 launches with new applications and hundreds of capabilities across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. Today marks the general availability of more than 400 new feature updates and capabilities across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. This release wave—one of our largest to date—showcases our continued investment in artificial intelligence to...

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Boost your ecommerce revenue with Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection 

With the booming growth of online technologies and marketplaces comes the burgeoning rise of a variety of cybersecurity challenges for businesses that conduct any aspect of their operations through online software and the Internet. Fraud is one of the most pervasive trends of the modern online marketplace, and continues to be a consistent, invasive issue...

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3 common roadblocks to maximizing AI and how to bypass them 

If AI is so transformative, why haven’t more enterprises embraced it already? Perhaps we’ve been trying to force a square peg into a round hole by asking people to adapt to AI, instead of the other way around. At Microsoft, we’re striving to change that. We believe business users closest to specific problems have the...

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4 ways sales teams can close deals faster with AI-powered insights 

In this two-part series, we’ll explore how AI capabilities in Dynamics 365 Sales Insights helps sales teams sell proactively and managers lead proactively. If you’re attending the Gartner  CSO & Sales Leader Conference 2019, be sure to attend our session, How Microsoft Unlocks Success with Insight-Drive Selling this Wednesday, September 18th, from 3-3:45 PM. The...

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Bring non-Dynamics 365 data to Customer Service Insights 

Did you know that even if you’re using Salesforce, Zendesk, ServiceNow, or any other case management applications, you can also use Customer Service Insights from Dynamics 365 with those apps? Customer Service Insights uses natural language understanding to automatically group your case data into support topics, without any manual tagging, which enable you to quickly...

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Weekly Webinars for the Business Applications Community for September 2019! 

Didn’t you wish there was some expert that would just explain how to use Dynamics 365 and Power Platform technologies? Purvin Patel brings his firehose of information to the community every Monday at 10am (Pacific) as part of a weekly webinar series.  You should expect deep dives, special guests, MVPs talking about cool things they...

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Customer centricity: A key priority across lines of business 

In today’s content and product-saturated marketplace, personalization is the key to standing apart from the competition. According to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan, by 2020 customer experience is expected to overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator, and companies globally lose over $300 billion each year due to poor customer experience....

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