What is a Microsoft Partner?
Microsoft is a large global software company with an international partner programme. Where many software vendors provide off-the-shelf end user solutions, Microsoft provides a wide range of tools that allows businesses to work in an individual manner. To deliver solutions, Microsoft relies on a large network of partners, specialising in providing licenses, individual products, off-the-shelf-solutions, fully integrated solutions and a wide range of services.
How do you determine what is a good partner?
There are a lot of partners in the world; in 2017 Microsoft stated that there were 64,000 partners and that it was growing by thousands per month. Of course, it is important to find a partner that provides the products and services that you require – an Office 365 only partner is no good for someone looking for an ERP solution, for example. This will either be from companies offering a wide range of products and services, or from product specialists who focus on one product. Microsoft also encourages partners working together to provide a range of solutions.
However, it is also worth looking at the quality of the partner. Part of being a partner is certification from Microsoft, for which they award Silver and Gold competencies for the partners that meet a wide range of criteria. Typically, this is based on the skills (based on exams), customer satisfaction (via case studies) and the size (based on the number of licenses sold).
It is also worth finding out where a company covers – if they work locally, nationally or globally.
In summary, there are four key factors to consider when looking for a partner:
- Do they provide the products that match your business needs?
- Do they provide the services that you require?
- Do they have Microsoft accreditation?
- Do they have happy customers?
Why choose Dynamics Consultants as your Microsoft Partner?
Dynamics Consultants are a Microsoft Certified Gold partner for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), with over 300 years combined experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly NAV/Navision). Our company centers around a partnership ethos – we are not just a supplier, but a valuable member of your team.
They have embraced a partnership message, not just through working with Microsoft, but also with their customers. I am impressed by their understanding of how organisations operate and using their technical ability to support their customers transformation journey. This new certification cements Dynamics Consultants’ position as key player in the UK market for Microsoft Dynamics business applications.Robert Pope, Microsoft UK Dynamics (SMB)
What DC Do for You
Focused on providing a fully integrated business software solutions, we do not provide just Business Central ERP, but a wide range of products, such as Dynamics CRM, Office 365, Azure hosting, e-Commerce integration, etc. through either in-house capability or through close partnerships with other experts.Based on the South Coast of the UK, Dynamics Consultants has customers based across the UK, often with global operations. With consultants based around the UK and a support team at our Southampton Offices, we provide a wide range of services:
Dynamics Consultants have delivered us faultless support since we asked for their assistance with a significant financial system fault in 2008. I find their approach to our relationship very professional whilst being refreshingly realistic. We now consider them to be part of our team.Operations Director & CIO at Bainbridge International Limited
I find their approach to our relationship very professional whilst being refreshingly realistic. We now consider them to be part of our teamTechnical Director