Microsoft Dynamics 365 Blog

Dynamics 365 Sales release wave 1: Simplifying the things that matter 

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Selling isn’t easy. If you were to take five minutes to ask a salesperson what makes selling so challenging, you’d quickly find that you don’t have nearly enough time to cover it all. One thing is constant for sellers—time is in short supply. In a day, sellers are managing leads, tracking performance metrics, and collaborating…Read more

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Microsoft AI-assisted bracket exceeds 99.9997% of others in basketball tournament 

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Every year, millions of basketball fans fill out brackets for the Division I Men’s College Basketball Tournament hoping to predict the team that will win it all. The Microsoft Business Applications Applied AI group has joined in on the fun, leveraging AI to help guide our bracket picks. So far, we’ve had a pretty good…Read more

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4 ways to accelerate revenue with Dynamics 365 Sales and AI 

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If sales were simple, then every seller and every sales organization would be successful. But there’s more to it, especially in the current landscape. We’re seeing a fundamental shift in the way customers want to engage—instead of relying only on direct contact with sellers, customers more frequently use digital channels to get answers to questions…Read more

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Redefining what it means to understand customer sentiment 

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According to a recent survey by Gartner, companies that have seen a positive revenue growth collect more customer experience data than non-growth companies. However, collecting direct feedback from customers is only half the story of customer sentiment, especially with increased opportunities for the customer’s voice to be heard through multiple channels. Unsolicited feedback, such as online reviews on e-commerce platforms,…Read more

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5 insights on how to connect experiences with customer data platforms 

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If you’re familiar with customer data platforms (CDPs), you may know that they provide a unified view of individual customer records. It’s a tool every marketer needs, but what role should your CDP play in helping to improve customer experiences? We sat down with Sheryl Kingstone of 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market…Read more

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2020 release wave 2 plans for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform now available 

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Today, we published the 2020 release wave 2 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform, a compilation of new capabilities that will be released between October 2020 and March 2021. This second release wave of the year offers hundreds of new features and enhancements, demonstrating our continued investment to power digital transformation for our…Read more

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How Microsoft and American Express help merchants battle fraud 

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Many of us have experienced a rejected credit card transaction when shopping online. Questions flood the mind such as “Did I pay my bill?” “Have I exceeded my credit limit?” “Was my card stolen?” Too often, fraudulent activity alerts triggered for card-not-present transactions (those conducted online or over the phone) result not from customer actions,…Read more

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Derive actionable insights from your customer service data 

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We’re introducing a new homepage within Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights that deciphers data into a more consumable view. By surfacing key topics discovered and generated by AI, customer service managers can more easily discover issues and monitor progress. Organizations today are often faced with the challenge of information overload that might hinder their path…Read more

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Dynamics 365 Customer Service general availability roundup 

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By listening to our customers and keeping a focus on the horizon, Dynamics 365 Customer Service continues to provide you with the ability to differentiate your brand by consistently delivering exceptional customer service. Our vision is clear: to help you earn customers for life. Each new feature helps solve business challenges, empowering every manager and…Read more

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Improve efficiency and quality with AI-infused finance processes 

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AI is going to transform the finance function. This common platitude is typically backed with little or no substance. However, when addressing common finance challenges, the opportunities for transformation become abundant. Workstreams are often hindered by legacy technology and traditional processes. Employees are expected to work quickly and accurately, but have a huge workload of…Read more

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Introducing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Operations 

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Services success = superior project experiences + accelerated project delivery + empowered employees + maximized profitability Today’s project-based services businesses operate in a highly competitive market, where winning new deals, accelerating project delivery, and increasing profit margins are significant challenges. Teams within these organizations are using disconnected systems for sales, project management, collaboration, and financials…Read more

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New AI features connect and extend insights across the organization 

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Today we’re unveiling new and enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities across Dynamics 365 applications, as well as a new solution to help project-centric services organizations transform their operations. Joining more than 400 new and updated features in the 2020 wave 1 release, these new capabilities expand a fast-growing set of applications powered by AI-driven insights, and further propel our vision to empower every organization…Read more

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