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Summit16 Day 2: CRM Smack Talk Comes to the Workplace
FMT is at Summit16 this year and Day 2 showcased just as many exciting developments as Day 1. If you missed our first news roundup of Summit16 don’t worry, you can find it here. Education It’s no surprise that Microsoft is continuing its vision to bring technology to the education experience. After all, they’ve been championing students and teachers everywhere for a while now. Day 2 saw the promise of continuing this effort with new tools and features that simplify and enhance the teaching and learning experience. Gamification Fostering “Smack Talk” at Work CRM will now have a “gamer’s view” where managers can create teams and allow them to compete while CRM tracks and shows their progress. These contests come with sports and game like templates such as a basketball court, customizable uniforms for team members, and more. Generation gap bridged! CRM Marketing CRM is in the process of refreshing […]
Summit16 Day 1 News Round Up: Dynamics 365, Intelligence, and More!
Yesterday was the opening day of Summit16 in Tampa, Florida and we’re lucky enough to be a part of this great experience! We thought we would pass some of this information on to you. So without further ado, here’s what we learned during Day 1! The Keynote Day 1 featured an amazing keynote which gave us our first look at many parts of Dynamics 365. Not only did we get a look at Dynamics 365, but we also learned about several technologies and products that have been rumored for a while. We also learned that, as part of Microsoft’s change in approach, the Dynamics suite of products can now be bought/activated by individual products or, as they are now referred to, lines of service. Intelligence The Dynamics 365 native integration has officially brought the mobility space, enhanced by Cortana AI capabilities, across the Suite for the first time. There is […]
Don’t Fall Behind! Get Ready for Dynamics 365!
Here at FMT, we’ve been eagerly awaiting Dynamics 365 for months. Today, Microsoft added to our excitement by making some major announcements about their newest business solution! In this blog post, we’d like to share with you everything we’ve learned about Dynamics 365 and how it’s going to change the way that you do business. What is Dynamics 365? Dynamics 365, formerly known as Project Madeira, is Microsoft’s new way of bringing together the best from their Dynamics ERP and CRM cloud services. Along with the many apps available on Microsoft’s AppSource, your business will be able to build the perfect, custom tailored system. This software as a service model makes it easy to start small and add functionalities as you need them, freeing your business to grow at its own pace. Intelligence for Your Entire Business One of the most exciting features of Dynamics 365 is the way it […]
3 Applications That Boost Business Productivity and Collaboration
Efficient collaboration and communication are key components in the success of every business. If your company is still sending attachments back and forth, reserving the conference room to review and update documents, or married to email, you could be missing out on new business. This blog post reviews 3 cloud-based software applications that integrate people and processes to help maximize productivity. Skype Mobile computing continues to evolve and redefine the way we work and live. It is now standard practice for businesses to have remote employees, customers, and partners. Skype helps connect people near and far through audio, video, and web conferencing. It also helps increase productivity by offering the ability to send instant messages instead of playing email tag for issues that could be resolved quickly. Skype integrates with SharePoint and Office Online, so you can collaborate, work on documents together, and get things done faster. SharePoint If there […]
The AHA Heart Walk was a Success!
On September 17, FMT participated in the American Heart Association’s San Diego Heart and Stroke Walk. The Annual Heart Walk is a fundraiser to promote healthy lifestyles while simultaneously raising funds for research and education of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer of men and women in the entire world! At FMT we believe that something largely preventable should not have such an impact on our community. That’s why we gathered a team to raise money to make San Diego, and the world, a healthier place. We all had a great time at the event and we raised almost $10,000 for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases! Highlights from the Heart Walk We had a great turnout this year! Here’s a look at few of our favorite moments. FMT’s CEO, Eric Casazza, and Sr. Practice Director, Paul Clayton, were up bright and early and ready to walk. […]
Office 365 or Google Apps? What’s the Best Cloud Productivity Suite?
Choosing between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 for your productivity suite can be one of the most difficult decisions you make for your company. After all, with the emotion that goes into the Google versus Microsoft debate, something as simple as choosing a cloud-based productivity suite can quickly cause rifts between co-workers the size of the Grand Canyon. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of these products to help uncover the answer to the question, "Office 365 or Google Apps?" 1. Pricing Both Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps have pretty straightforward pricing plans. However, the two products begin to differentiate themselves when you look closer at what you’ll get for your money. Office 365 offers several different business and enterprise plans, but we’ll look at the 3 most standard options: Business Essentials for $5 per month, Business for $10 per month, and […]
The Future of Technology: Recapping Days 1 and 2 of Microsoft Ignite
Here at FMT we’ve been eagerly awaiting the week of Microsoft Ignite and it’s finally here! A lot has happened during the opening days of Ignite this year, but don’t worry we’ve got a whole team of folks at the event gathering up information. All this week they’ll be learning about the latest technologies that are helping businesses achieve greatness and we’ll be sharing that knowledge with you here. Let’s do a quick roundup of some of our favorite things we learned during days one and two. Day One Microsoft Wants You to be Secure During day one of the event, many announcements focused on how Microsoft is going to improve security across its applications. Based on what we learned, it’s clear that Microsoft values its customer’s data and is constantly working to help ensure it is kept safe. Some of the developments we’re most excited about include: Office 365 […]
FMT Consultants Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity and Gold Collaboration and Content Competencies
FMT Consultants continues to demonstrate market leadership and expertise by achieving Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity competency as well as Gold Collaboration and Content competency. September 26, 2016 - San Diego, CA FMT Consultants, a seasoned San Diego and Los Angeles based provider of integrated business management solutions and information technology services, today announced it has attained the Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity competency and Gold Collaboration and Content competency. Attaining the Microsoft Gold Collaboration and Content competency demonstrates FMT’s ability to assist customers in maximizing their efficiency and developing more profitable businesses using Microsoft SharePoint technology-based solutions. The Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity competency recognizes FMT’s best-of-breed Office 365 deployment capabilities, as well as their commitment to helping customers gain the full benefits of Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity solutions. With these new additions, FMT now boasts four Microsoft Gold Competencies and two Silver Competencies. Previously, FMT had obtained a Gold Enterprise Resource Planning […]
Simplify Dynamics GP Mobility and Eliminate VPN Costs with Awingu
Would you like to access Microsoft Dynamics GP applications from any browser using any device? Are you tired of the headache and cost of traditional VPN and managing client devices? With Awingu, you can leverage the power of web technology to access all your GP applications from any HTML5-capable device without having to install software on the end user’s device. Why Awingu? Awingu is a web-based interface that simplifies enterprise mobility, remote access, real-time collaboration and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Today, your business likely combines SaaS, Web, Windows Server, Windows Desktop and legacy applications. Analyst firm Gartner categorizes Awingu software as a “Workspace Aggregator” because Awingu software aggregates all these applications -- whether on-premise or in the cloud – into a single, online workspace that can be accessed from any browser, device or OS. All you need is an internet connection. What Are the Benefits of the Switch? Some […]
5 Steps for Using Drag and Drop Capabilities in NetSuite
There are many instances where having the ability to simply drag and drop a file onto a record or transaction can be of great benefit. For example, let’s say there is a business that requires a signed customer agreement for every new customer. Every time they receive a signed agreement, the company will have to save a file on their server, browse to locate the corresponding customer file, and re-save the file within that customer file. In a case such as this, it would be a huge time saver if they had the ability to simply drag and drop that file onto the customer record. In this blog, we’ll show you how you can set up drag and drop capabilities for your NetSuite records. Step 1: Install the Bundle File Drag and Drop is available as a SuiteApp and can be located by following these steps: Navigate to Customization > […]
7 Ways to Save Money on Microsoft Dynamics GP
When Microsoft Dynamics GP pricing goes up, that doesn’t mean your cost has to go up with it. Did you know that opting to use your Microsoft Dynamics GP in a cloud environment can often help you keep the cost of using GP lower than if you were to operate it in your own offices? Whether you’re new to Microsoft Dynamics GP, or looking to migrate your existing GP environment to the cloud in the coming year, there are plenty of ways that you can cut the cost of operating your Dynamic GP system. Start by considering the following options: 1. Eliminate Your Hardware Costs By migrating your Microsoft Dynamics GP to a cloud environment, you can eliminate the cost of having to purchase hardware. That’s because cloud-based Dynamics GP means everything will be provisioned directly to your web browser. You’ll also save space in your office, as you won’t […]
4 Dynamics 365 Features That Make Managing Your Business a Breeze
Here at FMT we’re excited about the upcoming release of Dynamics 365 for Financials this fall, and want to share a sneak peek of some of the features that are going to make managing your business a breeze! Dynamics 365, formerly Project Madeira, is Microsoft’s newest line of Dynamics business solutions. Customizable, mobile, and affordable, Dynamics 365 will help you do more without breaking your budget. In this blog, we’ll cover four of our favorite features from the public preview of Dynamics 365 that are sure to help make managing your business simple. 1. Simple Navigation One of our favorite things about Dynamics 365 is how simple it is to navigate to the information you need. From the home screen, you can easily access common tasks like creating quotes, orders, and invoices by simply clicking a tile. The home screen also provides real-time performance metrics for your business—so you can […]