Archive for September, 2015

Dynamics CRM and FantasySalesTeam

September 28th, 2015

Microsoft is trailblazing in customer relationship management (CRM) software with a foray into gamification.

Microsoft has acquired FantasySalesTeam, a sales gamification platform that allows sales teams to run engaging and productive competitions.

It incentivizes sales teams to hit milestones via a game-like achievement tracking system that is similar to that of many fantasy sports platforms.

FantasySalesTeam has helped hundreds of companies increase revenue and improve adoption of CRM software. Its collaborative and team-based approach discourages old-school “lone wolf” sales attitudes and it will now become part of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM offering

Dynamics Ax and Windows 10

September 28th, 2015

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 8 (and above) is now compatible with Windows 10.
The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements are updated to reflect this change.
Support for Windows 10 with Dynamics AX 2012 R3 will be announced within next 1-2 weeks.

Updated SQL and dot net framework compatibility for Microsoft Dynamics Ax -September 2015

September 26th, 2015

Updated SQL and dot net framework compatibility for Microsoft Dynamics Ax :

SQL Server 2014 SP1 and .NET 4.6 both now support:

– Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative update 8

– Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Cumulative update 9

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 CU9

September 26th, 2015

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 CU9 is now available for download on Lifecycle Services, CustomerSource and PartnerSource.

Cumulative Update 9 build number is 6.2.3000.110. For installation instructions, download the Installation guide for cumulative update 9 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

For detailed information on the Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2012 R2 CU9 release, please refer to the release notes official KB document KB3092626.

To learn about known issues in cumulative update 9, log into Lifecycle Services by using CustomerSource or PartnerSource account. Then, in the Issue search box, enter “CU9 known issue” as the query for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

Haj stampede – 220 dead earlier today

September 24th, 2015

At least 220 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Makkah, where some two million people are performing the annual haj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence authority said.

At least 450 others were injured in the crush, which took place on Street 204 of the camp city at Mina, a few kilometres east of Makkah, where pilgrims stay for several days during the climax of the haj.

The pilgrimage, the world’s largest annual gathering of people, has inevitably been the scene of deadly disasters in the past, including stampedes, tent fires and riots but still remains a tragedy that will blight the memory of such an important event in the life of those faithful attending.

Massive infrastructure upgrades and extensive spending on crowd control technology over the past two decades had made such events far less common.

Photographs published on the civil defence Twitter feed showed pilgrims lying on stretchers while emergency workers in high-visibility jackets lifted them into an ambulance. More than 220 ambulances and 4,000 rescue workers had been sent to the stampede’s location to help the wounded. Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television channel showed a convoy of ambulances driving through the Mina camp.

Thursday is Eid al-Adha, when Muslims slaughter a sheep. It has traditionally been the most dangerous day of the haj when vast numbers of pilgrims attempt to perform rituals at the same time in a single location.

Whatever your faith remember them in you prayers.

Microsoft Dynamics Ax – holistic retailing

September 20th, 2015

These days retailers have to compete in a multi-channel environment where the online customer and in-store customer and even catalog customer are all important to a successful retail strategy.

This demo video on Microsoft POS for retail with Dynamics AX demonstrates the importance of having a holistic approach to retail technology

Shaikh Rashid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Tragic early death

September 19th, 2015

It was a great shock to learn that Shaikh Rashid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum died of heart attack today and at the early age of 34.

A three-day mourning period is declared in Dubai.
UAE flags will be flown at half mast during the mourning period.

“We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return,” the Dubai Ruler Court said as it mourned Shaikh Rashid’s death on Saturday.

Shaikh Rashid was the eldest son of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and we are sorry to learn of their loss both to the family and to the country.

Like his father, Sheikh Rashid was a keen equestrian and was the owner of Zabeel Stables and had his horses in Dubai trained by Satish Seemar

Funeral prayers of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum are to be held after Maghrib prayers at Zabeel Mosque in Dubai. Following the funeral prayer the burial of late Sheikh Rashid will take place at Umm Hurair cemetery in Bur Dubai this evening.

A Work in government departments and institutions in Dubai will continue as usual, it was announced by Dubai Media Office.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 On-line

September 15th, 2015

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is one of the most popular applications in the business world.
Microsoft regularly releases enhanced versions of the software Online CRM application

1.Online CRM: System Administrators can self-provision Microsoft Dynamics CRM instances from Office 365 and can choose from 60 different markets,

2.Business Processes on the go: Build branching logic into your Business Process Flow. Business processes typically consist of stages and within those stages there are several steps. In Dynamics CRM 2015, use business process flows to model and to guide users through even more complex processes with user friendly ‘directed workflow’.
Different business process can be available for the same record type and can be utilized depending on the user’s access privileges. Dynamics CRM 2015 allows users to create branching business process rules which provides them with the ability to both connect and to combine multiple conditions within a rule.

3.Enhanced Mobile Sales: Dynamics CRM 2015 allows users to access their data while offline, for example field sales personnel can create sales quotes on their mobile device even while they’re not in network coverage. These records are automatically synchronized with the Dynamics CRM 2015 server when the user is back in network coverage. All dashboards in Dynamics CRM 2015 are optimized for mobile access.

4.Consistency everywhere: Dynamics CRM 2015 provides a consistent view on every device, be it phone, tablet or even PCs so you can view and update your activities, contacts, opportunities, etc. any time, any where, As such it provides users with real time access to critical data on demand.

5.Quick services: Dynamics CRM 2015 lets users add custom data directly from the field, for example a field salesman can save a customer’s contact and account details in the CRM from their mobile device, while they are conversing with the customer. Dynamics CRM 2015 also lets users create a quick database of customers which is automatically updated when needed. It can also be used to schedule meetings with customers and track their activities for a better view of customer dimension.

Eid Al Adha 2015 -Synergy Software Systems

September 15th, 2015

Holidays for employees of ministries and federal government departments will be from Wednesday September 23 to Saturday September 26 with work resuming on Sunday, according to a circular issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and published by news agency WAM.

The Ministry of Labour announced a three-day official paid holiday for private sector workers from Wednesday September 23 to Friday September 25.

Eid Al Adha, the latter of the two Eid holidays, normally starts on the 10th of Dhu Al Hijjah, when millions of Muslims converge on Makkah for the annual pilgrimage.

Synergy Software Systems Offices will be closed 23-25 September

SANA ecommerce Web shop – ask Synergy Software Systems, Dubai

September 15th, 2015

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