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How to avoid losing (lots of) money on your Dynamics 365 projects

This morning, while perusing the IT News, I came across an article about a $3.5M loss posted by one of the Australian System Integrators, who provide consulting on Microsoft technologies. The loss was said to be caused by poor project governance and controls, and perhaps more specifically professional service contract cost over-runs.

Is this massive financial loss what you want for your CRM project?

How can you prevent your project leading to this sort of financial disaster?

To me, this story raises a number of questions emanating from “how?”

While I cannot be sure of any of the causes, I would like to suggest that the professional service cost over-runs were caused by some (or all) of:

Gill Walker on avoiding information overload

How a successful implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 can help you (and your team) avoid information overload

Information overload is the excess of information available to you when aiming to complete a task or make a decision. This excessive information impedes the decision-making process, resulting in a poor (or even no) decision being made.  There are many ways that a successful implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE can help you avoid this horrible situation.

Quick and simple capture of client communications

Scope of Processes (Business Rules and Synchronous Classic Workflows) in Microsoft Dynamics 365

There are several different ways of automating your Microsoft Dynamics 365 - which save time and make life easier for your users.

A Comparison of Power Automate and Classic Workflow in Dynamics 365

PowerAutomate vs Workflow

Microsoft Dynamics 365  and Power Platform have several different ways to automate tasks for your users.  It is essential to know which is the best tool for a given requirement.  Each of these techniques (tools) has their role to play in a successful CRM project.  The majority of these techniques do not require coding skills, although they do still require a logical way of thinking. 

This blog is only looking at Power Automate and Classic Workflow.  It is one of a series of short blogs that I am developing as I write a flexible training course for Microsoft's PL-200 Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant exam.

Different search options in Microsoft Dynamics 365

How to search for data in Dynamics 365

This blog is a brief comparison of different search options in Dynamics 365 / Power Platform.  It is one of a series of short blogs that I am developing as I write a flexible training course for Microsoft's PL-200 Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant exam.

There are several different ways of searching for information in your Dynamics 365 applications. Each has their strengths. The search options and the differences between them are also popular questions in the PL-200 (and other) exams. The searches are

  • Quick Search
  • Categorised Search
  • Relevance Search
  • Advanced Find

Why Opsis?

Opsis is all about the clarity, security, and success of your Microsoft Dynamics 365. 

Gill Walker - Dynamics 365 trainer (MCT) and CRM Success Catalyst

Hello, I'm Gill Walker, the Principal of Opsis.  My commitment is your success with Microsoft Dynamics 365.

My knowledge and experience are available to you through education, consulting, training your team, and speaking at conferences and other events.  I speak and train in person and virtually / online. 

I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and the President of the NSW chapter of Professional Speakers Australia (PSA).  I have been a Professional Member of PSA for several years.  I am a Microsoft Certified Professional and I hold the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales Functional Consultant Associate, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service Functional Consultant Associate, and the Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Power Platform Solution Architect awards. I am also a ClickDimensions Certified Consultant.

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Opsis is an expert Microsoft Dynamics 365 consulting company. Our focus is your Microsoft Dynamics 365 success - not licence sales or billable hours. As Principal CRM Success Catalyst, Gill oversees all business operations, strategic planning and execution, yet she still believes in offering personal attention to each and every client, so as to understand their needs and offer tailored solutions.  We are based in Sydney, with clients in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and across Australia.  We offer Microsoft Dynamics 365 strategy, Microsoft Dynamics 365 scoping, Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation, Microsoft Dynamics 365 technical support, Microsoft Dynamics 365 advice and guidance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 training and mentoring for CIOs and other decision makers tasked with implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365.