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Topics: Business Transformation, CRM, ERP

August 12, 2019

Best Practices to Ensure Successful Change Management

Since the mid-2000s, organizational change management has become a permanent feature of the business landscape. As vast new innovative technologies come up, once-powerful business models are on the ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 29, 2019

Why Your Project Go-Live is Not the End, But the Beginning

After what may seem like a long, but hopefully successful journey, you can finally start to see the light as your go-live date approaches. But we’ve got news. That light is the beginning of a whole ...

Topics: CRM, ERP, Manufacturing, Field Service, Energy

April 25, 2019

Top 10 Reasons Why an S&OP Project Can Fail

The implementation of a successful Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) project can provide a game changing foundation to drive enterprise excellence for years to come in an organization and working ...

Topics: IoT & Analytics, CRM, Manufacturing, Field Service, Energy

April 01, 2019

Connected Field Service: 6 Reasons Manufacturers Transition from “Regular” Field Service Software

What’s the difference between Connected Field Service and “regular” Field Service Software? The simple answer is Internet-connected (IoT) devices. These devices allow manufacturers to remotely ...

Topics: IoT & Analytics, CRM, ERP

March 06, 2019

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Using the Microsoft Power Platform to increase innovation How can you use Dynamics 365 and Office 365 together for greater efficiency?

Topics: CRM, ERP

February 22, 2019

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Support: Selecting the Right Application Management Partner

Looking for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Support? After a Dynamics implementation, many customers decide to move to another Dynamics partner for ongoing support and maintenance. Even when the ...

Topics: CRM, Field Service

February 21, 2019

Why Field Service Automation Software is Essential

Field service automation software used to be a ‘nice to have’ option for manufacturing companies and professional service providers. Field service workers routinely showed up at job sites with a ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

February 12, 2019

Is Dynamics In-House More Expensive Than Outsourcing?

How much does it cost? MCA Connect is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner that sells Microsoft Dynamics 365 Managed Services, as well as break-fix support, and ongoing technology consulting services.

Topics: CRM, Consultant Tips & Tricks

February 11, 2019

Steps to create your first Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement v9.1 APP

Assumption: You have already have a solution and we are going to create the app in a solution. The creation and management of a solution is for another day and another post. The solution you plan to ...

Topics: CRM

February 06, 2019

Why Sales Executives Love Dynamics 365 as their CRM

CRM systems are incredibly useful for organizations. Unfortunately, they haven’t always been so well received by Sales Executives.

Topics: CRM

February 04, 2019

Dynamics CRM Customers: Reasons to Upgrade to Dynamics 365 using a Microsoft CRM Partner

Over 40,000 organizations are running Microsoft Dynamics CRM today. Although these Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers can continue to renew and add users to their original CRM application today, ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

January 31, 2019

Gartner Pace Layering: How MCA Offerings Adapt the Approach for Dynamics 365

What is Gartner Pace Layering? Gartner Pace Layering is a business application strategy that emphasizes the need to create differentiation and innovation rather than just invest in transactional ...

Topics: Business Transformation, CRM, ERP

January 29, 2019

Business in the Cloud: Is it Really Easier?

Sharing and saving files has seen a significant evolution. From big floppy disks to CDs to flash drives, the devices being used to share files are smaller and more capable. This modern shift ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

January 24, 2019

Dynamics 365 Managed Services Support: Internal vs External

Why would you use an outsourced Microsoft Dynamics consulting firm to manage your Microsoft Dynamics applications, rather than hire IT staff to do the work internally? Isn’t outsourcing support going ...

Topics: CRM

January 16, 2019

How to Know When it is Time to Evaluate a New CRM Solution

Think about when you first implemented your current CRM system. It was probably top-of-the-line, or close to. Your organization was hopefully excited, and it most likely brought specific benefits to ...

Topics: CRM

December 28, 2018

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your CRM?

Using a CRM system has many benefits, including streamlining your business, increasing sales, and helping employees be more efficient. But, many companies utilizing CRM systems aren’t using the ...

Topics: CRM, ERP, Field Service

December 13, 2018

Integrated CRM and ERP Systems Made Possible

Many organizations have business applications which they use to help drive efficiencies and run their business. However, many also struggle to realize the value of integrating traditional Sales (or ...

Topics: IoT & Analytics, CRM

December 11, 2018

Business Analytics for Field Service: How to Gain Actionable Insight

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service comes with some great tools for measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) like:

Topics: CRM, ERP

December 04, 2018

5 Keys to Maximizing your ERP Post-Implementation

After months of hard work, your team is finally ready to go-live on your new ERP system. The official launch is an exciting milestone, but it’s really the beginning of your ERP journey.

Topics: CRM, Energy

November 29, 2018

Is a Tailored CRM Better?

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Tailored CRM Solution for Oil & Gas Implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) solution is a great way of making the most of your business assets and ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

November 26, 2018

5 Pitfalls of Self-Managing Your Microsoft Dynamics Application

How hard could it be to manage Microsoft Dynamics internally?

Topics: CRM, Field Service

November 14, 2018

Why Field Service Projects Fail

Why Field Service Projects Fail: 5 Common Causes & Prevention Tips

Topics: CRM, ERP

November 08, 2018

Pros & Cons of Managed Services

Microsoft Dynamics Support: Pros & Cons of Managed Services After you’ve gone live with Microsoft Dynamics, you’re faced with several choices about how to manage the ongoing upgrade and support. The ...

Topics: CRM, Field Service

October 24, 2018

Best Practices for a Successful Field Service Implementation

Although every field service organization has its own unique needs and processes, reviewing field service industry best practices can help create more effective operations and productive personnel. ...

Topics: CRM, Field Service

October 10, 2018

Zero Touch Dispatch

Job scheduling is often an ongoing challenge for field service organizations, trying to balance between maximizing technician performance while also providing excellent customer satisfaction. ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

October 02, 2018

A New Approach to Microsoft D365 Implementation

MCA Connect Launches New Approach to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Implementation, MCA Spectrum [DENVER, CO — OCTOBER 2, 2018] — MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner, ...

Topics: CRM, Manufacturing

September 25, 2018

How to Ensure a Successful CRM Implementation for Manufacturers

We’ve seen some smooth and easy CRM implementations in the manufacturing industry, so we feel confident about what must take place for the implementation to be successful. Here are 4 quick ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

September 25, 2018

MCA Connect Launches Strategic Microsoft Dynamics Support Offering

MCA Connect is honored by Microsoft for achieving outstanding sales achievement and innovation. [DENVER, CO — SEPTEMBER 25, 2018] — MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 25, 2018

MCA Connect Achieves 2018/2019 Inner Circle Award

MCA Connect is honored by Microsoft for achieving outstanding sales achievement and innovation. [DENVER, CO — JULY 25, 2018] — MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold ...

Topics: CRM

July 09, 2018

Using SAP ERP with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Companies running SAP as their back office system can still easily use Dynamics 365 for Customer Service for their marketing, sales and service functions – and get the best of both worlds.

Topics: CRM, Energy

July 09, 2018

Advantages & Disadvantages of D365 for CRM in Oil and Gas

Out of all the industries, I’ve spent many years of my career in IT for the oil and gas industry. The complex industry has complex needs, especially when it comes to technology. Often, the IT ...

Topics: CRM, Manufacturing

July 06, 2018

How D365 CRM is Transforming the Chemicals & Plastics Industry

The chemicals & plastics industry is mature with big-named companies that have been around for many decades, including Dow, Shell, ExxonMobil and more. It is a unique industry that has continuously ...

Topics: CRM, Field Service

June 06, 2018

Beyond Break-Fix Field Service…

When the services you provide are unavailable, or the products you sell break down, your customers suffer terrible costs, lose valuable time, disappoint their customers, and experience great ...

Topics: CRM, Field Service

May 18, 2018

How Field Service Companies Can Truly Differentiate

Does your company get caught up in optimizing operational efficiency, increasing profitability, and keeping up with the competition? It’s easy to get caught up in the number and work toward making ...

Topics: CRM, ERP, Energy

April 17, 2018

Your Go-To Oil & Gas Technology Partner

How can you embrace digital transformation trends without spending hundreds of thousands – or even millions - of dollars on the big consulting firms? By seeing if a Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution ...

Topics: CRM, Field Service

April 05, 2018

Your Go-To Field Service Software Partner

One of the great things about Microsoft is the robust Microsoft Partner Channel. For most Microsoft Solutions, you literally have thousands of options available to you. With Field Service, your ...

Topics: CRM, Manufacturing, Field Service, Energy

March 16, 2018

Why is Connected Field Service becoming so popular?

Field service without an onsite technician? Yes! It’s possible. Imagine how much time and money you could save and how much value you could add for customers, if you were able to resolve most ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

February 13, 2018

Your CRM or ERP Implementation Might Be in Big Trouble

When CRM and ERP projects fail, it’s not usually that the project team fails to get the software implemented. It’s that the project fails to help the business achieve its goals. Experienced project ...

Topics: CRM

January 09, 2018

Don’t Screw up your CRM Initiative – 7 Steps to Success

Customer relationship management projects (CRM) have a higher failure rate than other types of software implementation projects for several reasons:

Topics: CRM, Field Service

December 19, 2017

Which Field Service Software is Right for You?

Dynamics 365 for Field Service is surging in popularity – and for good reason.  It has proven to be an effective way to cut costs and create new revenue opportunities, increasing overall ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

December 15, 2017

What happens after Dynamics 365 goes live?

The day you “go live” with your Dynamics 365 ERP or CRM system is a major milestone achievement, but it doesn’t mean your work is done. Companies have to choose how the system will be supported after ...

Topics: CRM, Field Service

December 06, 2017

How Companies Use Field Service Automation to Get Ahead

Companies who’ve been around for decades are starting to see how field service automation can give them a big advantage over the standard work order and clipboard approach. Here are the top benefits ...

Topics: CRM

November 14, 2017

Auto Manufacturers Sell with Better Bid Response System

Do you want to win more bids?

Topics: CRM

October 10, 2017

Is a CRM Upgrade Right for You?

If you’re still running CRM on-premise, Microsoft has made a Dynamics 365 on-premise version available that might better fit your business needs.

Topics: CRM, ERP, Manufacturing

September 11, 2017

CFOs are demanding modern manufacturing technology

“How do you achieve better profit margins?” That’s the bottom line question for every CFO. Your job is to make sure there’s enough money in the bank to keep operations running smoothly, and to decide ...

Topics: CRM, ERP, Manufacturing

September 01, 2017

5 Secrets to Improving Bid Responses for Auto Suppliers

Automotive supplier sales reps and engineers spend a lot of time responding to RFPs (Requests for Proposals). With so much time and energy going into formulating each response, what can you do to ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 25, 2017

MCA Connect 2017 US Microsoft Dynamics Partner

Microsoft recognizes MCA Connect for outstanding performance July 25, 2017 (Denver, Colo.) –MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold ERP, CRM and Cloud Partner, proudly ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 18, 2017

Do Microsoft Dynamics CRM & ERP go together like PB&J?

If you are already running a Microsoft ERP solution, like Microsoft Dynamics AX or Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, wouldn’t it make sense to add customer relationship management ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 13, 2017

Why ERP and CRM Projects Fail to Meet Expectations

Companies invest in ERP and CRM projects to improve their business processes and performance. With so much time, effort and money put into these projects, why don’t they succeed 100% of the time?

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 13, 2017

The 5 “AHA” Moments for Managed Services Customers

When customers first begin using MCA Connect Managed Services to get Microsoft Dynamics application support, they don’t always fully understand how managed services really works.

Topics: CRM, ERP

June 06, 2017

ERP and CRM Systems Work Better Together

As a Microsoft Partner who has been selling both Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM systems for quite some time, it’s interesting that more of our customers don’t integrate their ERP and CRM ...
  

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