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Bring Your Appointment Book into the Future: Office 365’s Bookings Service Comes to Facebook
No one likes to play communication tag with their contacts when they’re trying to get things done. That’s why Microsoft developed Bookings, an appointment scheduling service that allows clients to schedule appointments with you, even when you’re not around to answer that email or phone call. What is Bookings? Bookings, a service in the Office 365 suite, provides businesses with customized self-service scheduling. A client is given visibility over the times you’re available to meet with them and they can easily book an appointment via the web page on any device. All bookings can be viewed on a centralized booking calendar that provides visibility across your whole team. Bookings can be easily managed, reassigned, or rescheduled within the calendar, and it even works on mobile. Microsoft even took into account the “schedule and forget” mentality that can happen to us all when we get busy. After an appointment or meeting […]
Summit16 Day 3: Knowledge is Power
FMT has learned a lot at Summit16 this year, but we’re not done! We spent Day 3 attending many different educational sessions. In today’s update, we’ll give you a quick overview of what we learned. Project Service: Lifecycle from Sales to Service Deployment Microsoft now offers a solution to manage the entire lifecycle of their client-facing services projects within its CRM platform. CRM Project Service extends the Dynamics CRM platform to enable it to function as a single system of engagement for sales, project delivery, resourcing, and billing activities. Project service capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides an end-to-end solution that helps sales and delivery teams engage customers and deliver billable projects on time and within budget. Additionally, Project Service facilitates collaboration on projects across the entire enterprise. Customer Insights Powered by Dynamics 365 and Cortana Intelligence Dynamics 365 and Cortana Intelligence bring together all interactions that a customer has […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Happy Fiscal New Year! Sales Tax Changes Are Here Again!
Managing sales tax compliance is no easy feat. The tax rates you need to apply can change radically from one state to the next, and even from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Your products or services may even be taxable for one customer and not for another customer in a different state. Then, you’ve got sales tax holidays, which mean you also have to consider when you’re selling in certain states. As if that’s not complex enough, why not shake things up every now and then as states decide which rates and rules to change? For 46 states, the fiscal new year comes on July 1st each year. That’s also a time when many of them make changes to their sales tax laws. In 2016 – per usual – a long list of new changes has been put in place. For most businesses, it can be hard to find time to research […]
6 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss Our Online Conference—nVerge in the Cloud!
Here at FMT we’re busy getting ready for our free online technology conference nVerge In the Cloud! nVerge in the Cloud is where we share the latest technology trends and insights into the future direction for NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP Business ByDesign, BI solutions, Office 365, and more! This year, our agenda is packed with some great sessions that will help you get the most out of your current or future technology investments. Still not convinced that you need to attend? Here are 6 compelling reasons why you should hurry and sign up. 1. Experience the Latest and Greatest in Business Solutions At nVerge this year we’ll show you all the latest and greatest solutions that will help you take your business to the next level. This year we’ve even got a special sneak peek at Microsoft Dynamics 365, formerly known as Project Madeira. You won’t want to miss this exclusive […]
FMT Consultants Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in San Diego in 2016
San Diego based technology provider, FMT Consultants, recognized for its strong organizational culture, high level of employee engagement, excellent HR practices, and organizational culture. San Diego, CA, August 17, 2016 – FMT Consultants, a leading Southern California provider of integrated business management solutions and information technology services, was recently named one of the San Diego Business Journal’s 2016 Best Places to Work in San Diego. The annual list was created by The San Diego Business Journal, Best Companies Group, and official event sponsor Kaiser Permanente. The selection process consisted of a two-part process, which evaluated company policies, philosophy, practices, systems, demographics, and employee experience. The score received at the end of this rigorous evaluation determined the top companies and rankings. Since 1995, FMT Consultants’ experienced team of experts has been partnering with clients to integrate, configure and customize innovative technology solutions to help them improve and streamline their business operations. […]
FMT Consultants Recognized as NetSuite’s June VAR of the month
FMT Consultants recognized for the success of its NetSuite practice and continued commitment to delivering the robust cloud ERP platform to businesses across the country. San Diego, CA, June 29, 2016 – FMT Consultants, a Southern California-based business technology solution provider, was named as NetSuite’s June VAR of the Month, FMT announced today. NetSuite’s VAR of the Month program was launched in May 2016 and nationally recognizes the company’s top performing cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) resellers in a spotlight on Accounting Today. FMT Consultants is the second partner to be recognized by NetSuite in their VAR of the Month program. “FMT Consultants has been a standout partner from the beginning,” says Karen Hazelton, Associate Channel Manager at NetSuite, and adds “We’re happy to have a partner like FMT that recognizes the growing demand for cloud ERP solutions and is committed to investing in their practice to ensure that they’re delivering […]
FMT Consultants Helps Customers Embrace the Cloud Through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program allows FMT Consultants to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage and support Microsoft Cloud offerings. San Diego, CA, November 16, 2015 – FMT Consultants, a leading Southern California provider of Microsoft Cloud solutions, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program as a Tier One Provider. The program is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities by enabling partners to sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage and support products and services. As a Tier One Cloud Solutions Provider, FMT Consultants owns the complete customer lifecycle, allowing it to easily sell Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, Azure and other cloud subscriptions and helping customers take advantage of cloud services by owning the entire billing process and directly managing support. Since 1995, FMT Consultants’ experienced team of […]
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