Top 100 Nomination Process
It is that time of year again, and we are now announcing the nomination process for The Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics for 2014. You can nominate here One big change this year is that we have a sponsor ITHR Group - The Global Microsoft Dynamics Recruitment Partner Firstly we should define what makes someone influential, for us it is simply: “Those that make the final list will be those that significantly shape the Microsoft Dynamics Community and those that shape the decisions of others within the Microsoft Dynamics Community.” In order to achieve this we ask those in the Microsoft Dynamics Community to nominate those that they feel should make the list. There will then be a voting element, as well as DynamicsWorld assessing those nominated in line with our criteria to establish the final list. We are always looking to increase the relevance of the criteria that we use and whilst we use a simple algorithm to compare those from the community based on their weighted score from the criteria, we would also like you to suggest new criteria that we can utilise. Nominations this is a mix of the number of nominations that each person receives as well as the persuasiveness of the nomination Votes simply put the more votes a nominee receives the more they score Experience the longer that somebody has been involved in the Microsoft Community the better their influence will be, an element of this also draws on the number of roles and clients people have worked with. Achievements most people are drawn to those that excel or have achieved these achievements also allow for awards such as MVP status. Social Media Influence the expansion of social media allows bloggers, tweeters, linkedin, and forums to have a great deal of influence over a lot of people in a very short space of time, so we assess those in terms of the contributions they make and the number of followers they have. Direct Influence we compare those who directly influence others, in terms of employing others, selling Microsoft Dynamics, and conveying the Microsoft message. Decision Makers the more that you are able to control decisions that are made the deeper your influence will be and the higher your score will be within this element Cause and Effect this is the most ephemeral of our criteria but possibly the most important, if as a developer you develop a new Add-On that becomes best practice in GP, or you sell Microsoft Dynamics to End Users or you are responsible for delivery of the Microsoft Dynamics Language packs allowing those who do not work in English the chance to work with the products your influence will be huge, but not necessarily obvious. Panel The Top 100 Panel, is one of a number of criteria that we use to assess who should be on the finalised list and in which order the list is put together to achieve this we use the expertise of different people around the world. …
2014 Top 100 Nominations
This is your chance to nominate those that have influenced you for The Top 100 Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics List for 2014 You can nominate by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through Twitter using the #dwtop100 tag or through the Facebook and LinkedIn pages. More on the nomination process can be found here: http://www.dynamicsworld.co.uk/top100nominationprocess/ Please also take time to look at our Top 100 sponsor ITHR Group
Satya Nadella Microsofts new CEO
Satya Nadella has been named the new CEO of Microsoft taking over from Steve Ballmer. It appears that the meteoric rise from CEO of DynamicsWorld to CEO of Microsoft was not to be for myself and given the many quotes flying around regarding Satya Nadella it would suggest that he will be both a big picture and details guy. This has to be great news for the Microsoft Dynamics community. He has already proven himself in running Microsoft’s cloud computing team, and was able to help in creating Windows Azure a power within the business cloud computing battleground. This coupled with previous roles based around web and enterprise focuses, Satya could well finally push Microsoft Dynamics into the cloud as a serious player. His Microsoft Dynamics history is also established. He built out Dynamics, online services, including Bing; and cloud services. This coupled with his wanting to take on Google in the battle to harness the power of big data and ambient intelligence, means that we should see some interesting and I am hoping game changing advances in Microsoft Dynamics. We look forward to what could be his first keynote speech at Convergence in a few weeks time Authored by: Chris Merchant
ITHR Dynamics Candidates
We will be adding a list of our available Microsoft Dynamics Candidates here on a weekly basis, if you would like more information on any of them please contact email@example.com Candidate I064 – Functional AX Consultant One of the most experienced and dedicated Functional AX consultants in the UK with more than 15 years’ experience. Having worked with 2 VARs before starting a freelance career with a number of end users, this candidate has been able to work on rescue projects and greenfield sites. With experience of Finance, Projects and Trade and Logistics and solid AX3 through AX 2012 experience, and available immediately for any functional role across Europe or the Middle East. Rate: £600 per day Available: Immediately Candidate I097 – AX Developer 10 years or development and now architecture experience, this hands on developer has previously worked with a number of VARs and End Users who have all given him excellent references. His development skills include X++ SSRS and AX. Working with every version from 3.0 to AX 2012 he has just concluded a successful install for an End User and is now looking for his next challenge. He is available to work anywhere in Europe. Rate: £600 per day Available: Immediately Candidate I645 – Business Development Director One of the UK’s leading Business Development Directors, a strong sales background with SAP, Dynamics and CRM. Responsible for the growth of the services business by more 200% in the last three years and increasing licence revenue by more than 75% in the same period. Responsible for increasing the growth of the UK based Dynamics AX team from a minor player in the UK to a major player. This candidate is now moving on after more than 5 years. He will significantly increase your AX revenue every quarter. Salary Expectation: £200 000 OTE Available: 3 months Candidate I519 – CRM Business Leader A CRM & ERP business executive with a broad commercial acumen in change and profit generation from technology. The candidate is the bridge between business and IT, working with CEO’s and directors to design and deliver impotent across the business. With 15 + years’ experience of aligning technology change with organizational strategy. A clear focus on desired business outcomes and the proven ability to deliver cost effectively through teams in different situations. Subject matter expert in CRM, X-RM & ERP, skilled in driving value from better supplier relationships. Currently working for a MS Gold partner as Head of CRM / Head of operations. Salary Expectation: £80 000 Available: 1 month Candidate I078 – NAV Developer/Consultant One of Europe’s leading and dedicated Techno-functional NAV consultants with more than 10 years’ experience. Having worked with Gold partners and a number of global end users, this candidate is also excellent at client facing and problem solving. With extensive experience of Sales and Purchasing, Finance, Manufacturing, LS Retail, web solutions and integration. Hands on experience of implementation, rollout and upgrade projects from NAV 4.0 …
Recruitment in the Dynamics Community
There are fewer divisive ancillary services within the Microsoft Dynamics Community than that of the recruitment company. In every walk of life there are those who are held up as the devil incarnate whether it is the bankers that have brought around the melt down of the global economy or used car sales men who will try and convince you that the rust bucket on their lot is in fact the car of your dreams and will make you a more complete person. The main problem is that most of will need the use of used car sales man at some point, and all companies need to learn how to utilise the skills of bankers, most consultancies sell Microsoft Dynamics on the back of Return of Investment but how many utilise the asset of cash in the back to create its own return on investment. So whilst there is a deal to be had with these “devils” the same has to be true of recruitment companies. There are two main reasons for the Microsoft Dynamics Community to reengage with recruitment companies, Gartner drew up the 10 largest costs within ERP Implementations and the second largest cost is staffing, in a different Gartner report the Top 10 ERP Project Management Headaches shows that again staffing is second. If something is the second largest cost and still gives the second biggest headache, which does mean it should be high on the agenda of any business review. This is where building a relationship with a recruiter has to be reviewed and has to be developed. For the sake of openness, it should be said that DynamicsWorld have entered into an agreement with a recruitment company ITHR Group Plc. Over the last 2 years DynamicsWorld have been speaking with large numbers of partners and end users who have had problems with recruiters and although there have been many different reasons there are a few issues which remain constant. One global Microsoft Dynamics VAR spent more than $500 000 in recruitment fees, during 2012, yet only managed to grow by a net 8 people. They employed 54 people and lost 46 people. This churn of staff has to stop and this is where the better recruitment companies can be exploited, they want your business, they are the experts, why not use the full extent of their services. It is tough to stop people leaving but if you can use an expert to work with your Human Resources team in order to increase staff retention then you do not lose as many staff, you do not pay as much in recruitment fees and you are able to plan for the future, in using ITHR this year due to their relationship with DynamicsWorld this VAR has so far in 2013 only lost 6 staff, and has only recruited 10 people. The merry-go-round of recruitment where one recruiter takes people from one partner to put them into a second just to create a hole in the first to gain …
www.gpelementz.com Designed and developed with the user in mind, GP elementz applications enhance Dynamics GP to allow users be more productive and efficient. Add-ons include: Enhanced Notes ISC Software’s best-selling add-on; Enhanced Notes quickly and easily installs to Dynamics GP to provide users with the ability to retain multiple notes at transaction, record and window level. VAT Converter A change of a VAT rate no longer needs to be time consuming – this application enables you to automatically recalculate all Sales Order and Purchase Orders (in progress) replacing the current Tax Schedule with the new Tax Schedule (VAT Rate). It does this by changing every relevant Sales and Purchase Order Line which in turn recalculates the overall total of each document. Financial elementz A set tools that significantly improves productivity with easy to use windows and reports. Created based on customer requirements over the years, Financial elementz improve the daily tasks of a typical finance team. Distribution elementz This clever collection of windows and reports can be used in addition to, or in preference to, standard Dynamics GP equivalents. Provided is a clearer presentation of data, display of additional useful fields relevant to context, increased ability to filter information and appropriate zoom links to supporting windows. Security Informer A simple solution to aid auditing of user permissions by providing on-screen messages stating details of which window or report access is denied to. Invoice Transformation Produce Consolidated Invoices – Flexible control over individual item lines on Sales Order Processing invoices only. Enables invoice lines to be transferred and re-assigned to belong to different invoices. LOCATIONS & KEY CONTACTS Olaf Laos Implementing Dynamics GP since it was first released in the UK and Ireland in 1996; Olaf heads the Dynamics GP division and takes the lead role in key Dynamics GP projects in addition to his role a director of the company. He is recognised for his extensive experience and appetite to create and deliver smart business solutions that truly add value for his customers. Jean Gargan Smith As an experienced account manager, Jean ensures that ISC Software’s customers’ requirements are met. Her focus is always to work with customers to understand their business objectives and requirements. She is the trusted contact for many of ISC Software’s key customers. UK (Headquarters): ISC Software, Suite 3 Clare Hall, St Ives Business Park, Parsons Green, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4WY Tel: +44 (0)1480 802280 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.isc-software.com Ireland: ISC Software, 17 Corrig Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18 Tel: +353 (0)1 514 3686 Email: email@example.com Web: www.isc-software.ie
ITHR Dynamics Jobs
We will be adding a list of our new roles every week to this page, for more info on any of the roles please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Vacancy J0179 – Support Manager Leading Microsoft Dynamics AX VAR in the UK are currently looking for a new Dynamics AX Support Manager, based in the midlands this role will see you as the pivotal point of contact between existing clients and the VAR, managing the support of the ongoing projects, and the support staff Salary: £45 000 Location: Midlands UK Vacancy J6710 – CRM Developer Saudi Arabia 2 x Technical CRM Consultants work in Saudi Arabia for one of the leading IT companies, This is a permanent position looking to pay around 15k per month (SAR, Saudi Arabian Riyal). The company are currently growing and looking look experienced professionals to join the company Salary: 15 000 SAR per month Location: Saudi Arabia Vacancy J1915 – AX Consultants and Developers US based VAR My client based in the USA is seeking AX functional and technical consultants, the candidate can be based all over the States and Canada as most of it is remote work. The client is a worldwide provider of business consulting services specialising in Microsoft AX. The Client is open to taking on contractors and permanent staff to join their ever-growing business. Salary: $120 000 Location: US Wide Job J5290 – NAV Developer Leading Microsoft Gold partner seeks an experienced NAV developer to join their team Essential: 5 years’ experience of Dynamics NAV development Desirable: NAV2013 experience Salary: £40,000-55,000 + Excellent Benefits Location: Scotland Job 1326- LS Retail NAV Consultant Leading implementation partner seeks an experienced LS Retail Consultant to join their company for a 1 year contract Essential: 3 years’ experience of working with LS Retail Desirable: working with NAV Finance module Rate: $3,000-$4,000/month Location: KSA Job 2901 – Dynamics AX Project Manager Microsoft Dynamics AX Project Manager required for one of the most prestigious Dynamics Partners in Europe, you must be you must also be capable of working with multiple projects. Salary: £60 000+ Location: UK Wide work from home For more information please contact email@example.com
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