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Fuel your field service with mixed reality 

Technology is transforming quickly and evolving at an accelerated pace. That evolution is significantly impacting how we work, what we work on, and how we serve our customers. As technology is speeding forward, creating greater efficiencies, it’s also pushing bleeding edge technologies into the mainstream. Mixed reality is a combination of realities—augmented, virtual, and real...

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6 tips for global versus local changes – Universal Resource Scheduling 

In global CRM implementations, there is a fine line between changes that must be global versus changes that can be managed locally without affecting the entire organization. There are unique requirements for local implementations, and autonomy is essential to enable local branches to swiftly adapt to their unique requirements without jeopardizing the global implementation. I...

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9 tips to maximize your screen real estate on the schedule board 

The schedule board is the primary work space for dispatchers, and every pixel of real estate is essential for maximum productivity. Depending on your monitor, opening the schedule board may initially only let you see a handful of resources and a few unscheduled requirements, and that’s before expanding the filter panel or the details panel!...

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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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Building smart cities of the future with Microsoft 

The term smart city usually focuses on infrastructure and how big data and information technology can be used to better manage urban assets such as waterworks, roads, and public transit. Smart denotes physical assets connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) via sensor technology streaming data such as smart parking meters or smart streetlights. Smart...

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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...

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Video series: Transform field service with Dynamics 365 

Field Technologies Online reported that 53 percent of field service organizations cite ensuring mobile workers are operating at optimal efficiency and productivity as their number one challenge. This pain point bleeds into other challenges, including the respondents second largest concern of meeting growing customer demands and expectations at 46 percent. These two challenges make sense...

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How Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service impacts the bottom line 

A new study by Forrester Consulting calculates the potential return on investment (ROI) for implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service can help organizations realize benefits of $1.8M over three years, adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $1.4M and an  ROI of 363 percent. The Microsoft-commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) is based on...

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Unlock your EHR data to accelerate sales cycles and drive more revenue 

In any industry, business development is a tough job. But in healthcare, business development is especially challenging because of its uniqueness. It’s dependent on patient-focused channels like wellness programs, physician referrals, and community events. Upon closer look, the Affordable Care Act has significantly changed the equation when it comes to the way healthcare is delivered....

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Transition from a product to service model with connected field service 

Many manufacturing organizations are transitioning from a traditional product business model to an “as-a-service” business model—including flexible consumption models (FCMs) and “Anything-as-a-service (XaaS)—that lets them pay for what they use. “As-a-service” models provide compelling benefits, such as: Predictable and renewable revenue streams Greater value to the customer, as they only pay for what they consume...

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Unlock next at Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019 

Get ready to flex your business application skills and pick up some new ones at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit. Coming to Atlanta, Georgia June 10 – 11, 2019, this is the place to dive deep with the tools you use every day, get a sneak peek at what’s new and next, and connect with...

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