General Sessions

Community for Dynamics NAV partners

General Sessions

Grande Ballroom

Sunday, September 30, 12:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Welcome to Directions North America 2018! 

Diamond Sponsor: eOne Solutions 
Intelligent Design - The Story of Integration 

Gold Sponsor: ClickLearn 
Deliver Superior e-Learning Inside D365 BC 

Gold Sponsor: ForNAV 
Reports Made Easy in Business Central 

Microsoft Keynote
Toby Bowers & Marko Perisic

Monday, October 1, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Diamond Sponsor: Jet Reports 
The Future is Bright - Data Access and Control Just Got Better 

Gold Sponsor: Sana Commerce 
Benefits of a Single Cloud-Based ERP and SaaS e-Commerce 

Gold Sponsor: ChargeLogic 
ChargeLogic Headline News 

Silver Sponsor: Cloud Ready Software 

Silver Sponsor: k-eCommerce 
Opportunities of Integrated e-Commerce 

Microsoft Keynote 
Toby Bowers & Marko Perisic

Wednesday, October 3, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Directions Excellence Awards 

Microsoft Closing Remarks 

Thank you from Directions!

Diamond Sponsor: eOne Solutions
Intelligent Design - The Story of Integration

Let's take a look at how integration needs have evolved over the years. With so many cloud applications and different systems customers are using, you need to be able to count on one solution to rule them all. Your customers are relying on a solution that doesn't require them to be locked into custom code and can easily be upgraded. Be competitive in the fast changing market and get your integrations completed on-time and on-budget. Don't miss this eye-opening general session! 

Gold Sponsor: ClickLearn
Deliver superior e-learning inside D365 BC

ClickLearn is the market leading authoring solution for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Deliver 7 different learning formats: Simply go through the processes with ClickLearn, and it will
produce written instructions in HTML, Word and PDF formats. A full-screen PowerPoint presentation, a digitally narrated presentation video, 2 interactive learning videos and a digital assistant that guides the user on-screen in the live system.

With automated written and narrated support in more than 40 languages, on-boarding and learning materials created with ClickLearn are always ready to take on the world stage.

Never suffer from product updates or rapid release cycles again! ClickLearn gives you the ability to auto-upgrade all your learning materials to newer or changed product versions, including navigation and changed screen layouts.

Gold Sponsor: ForNAV
Reports made easy in Business Central

Have you been wondering how to do reporting in Dynamics 365 Business Central? Let us show you how this can be done.

ForNAV Standard Reports makes life easy for customers and partners Get started quickly with a set of standard reports that are included with ForNAV. These reports are brand new, and designed and optimized for ForNAV. The set of standard reports includes sales and purchase documents, and financial reports and statistics. Even a US cheque report is included. Our goal is to make it easy for you to modify reports and to enhance the look-and-feel of the reports.

Easy access to watermarks
To further enhance the report design, you can choose from a set of included watermarks. These are PDF files, which mean that you get a high resolution regardless of how much you zoom in on the reports. If you want your own watermark on the documents, you simply create one in accordance with the layout (for instance in Microsoft Word) and save it as a PDF file.

Unique Master Section technology
The unique ForNAV Master Section technology enables you to use sections from other reports as a “template”. This significantly eases the maintenance of, for instance, your sales documents, because the parts that are the same across a number of reports (for example, invoices, credit notes, and order confirmations) only have to be maintained in one place.

ForNAV makes it really easy to work with reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Diamond Sponsor: Jet Reports
The Future is Bright - Data Access and Control Just Got Better 

Join Jet for a MAJOR product announcement that will not only change how you can deliver customer expectations quickly with NAV and Business Central, but also how you can increase customer loyalty in the evolving, cloud-forward partner business model. Be front and center as we introduce the ultimate, groundbreaking trifecta of total data access and control in Dynamics that changes the game for how customers can get visibility into their data, see and manage vital business processes, and automate report migration on current and future upgrades! See how Jet’s newest products clear the path of objections for implementing or enhancing Dynamics.  Report portability between versions and master data management opens the door to your success in repeatability, services and increasing customer’s value. Get ready for the next stage of the Microsoft Partner business evolution:  simpler, faster, and more profitable with the new Jet

Gold Sponsor: Sana Commerce
Benefits of a Single Cloud - Based ERP and SaaS E-Commerce

B2B businesses are all looking to dash ahead in the race to digital transformation. This shouldn't come as a surprise. Every company today, no matter their industry, understands how critical it is to embrace digitization in a seamless and scalable way.

Nonetheless, most are also challenged when it comes to executing the steps that will help them reach this goal. Data challenges, customer experience demands, and systems that are not integrated are major, and sometimes unsurpassable, roadblocks that threaten to keep businesses stagnant.

For Sana, partnering with Microsoft has allowed us to leverage Dynamics 365 Business Central and maximize the potential of our clients business operations and align that with their e-commerce strategies. Business Central lives at the core of Sana's integrated approach to e-commerce, and allows us to power and optimize online operations. We make it easier to build a scalable and efficient e-commerce engine that will drive sales and delight customers (without the back-end complications that come with duplicated or fragmented data).

Sana's tried-and-true approach to e-commerce can help you win more business.

Gold Sponsor: ChargeLogic
ChargeLogic Headline News

Join us for a live edition of ChargeLogic Headline News. We’ll deliver a comical spin on the daily lives of ChargeLogic customers—their struggles and triumphs—as they strive for Dynamics nirvana. We’ll take you live to Spotsmeyer Furnishings where the Commerce Guru is on a quest to provide omni-channel retail alignment. Investigative reporter, Tina Tipster, shares an exclusive interview with Neo, a hacker from the Internet Underworld, who’s turned over a new leaf. In our style segment, Brad Cast, discovers that hipsters may be rockin’ it old school with their style but are cutting edge in their technology.

These stories and more, exclusively at Directions North America. We can't wait to see you there!

Silver Sponsor: k-eCommerce
Opportunities of Integrated e-Commerce

Louis Mousseau, Chief Revenue Officer at k-eCommerce will present real customer success video stories! Today you will learn about the opportunities for business owners who have made successful e-commerce implementations with a Dynamics integration.  Find out how everyday online entrepreneurs have transformed their businesses with an integrated ecommerce approach, gain critical insight into avoiding the most common pitfalls while maximizing your ROI in record time, and discover key takeaways to consider for your client’s e-commerce projects.