2015
CLEAR Annual Educational Conference Peopleworks

Having just returned from CLEAR’s 2015 Annual Educational Conference at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share my findings from the event. It was my first year attending CLEAR’s Annual Educational Conference,

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Best Managed Services Channel Elite Awards

Navantis, a North American systems integrator and Microsoft Gold Partner is thrilled to be recognized yet again as a Canadian IT leader at the prestigious Channel Elite Awards. Navantis was awarded Gold in two categories: Best Managed Services Solution and,

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women reviewing a case

Five years ago, faced with more complaints and open investigation files than could be reasonably managed, the Real Estate Council of Alberta began the process of change… Through complaints, investigations, outcomes, organizational structure and corporate culture, traditional approaches were reshaped

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Women Testing Application Performance

Applications are the heart and soul of every business. They’re often the first level of contact your customers have with you. You could call them the front man for your business. When a user first interacts with you, in most

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Legacy Contracts in Contract Repository

We may not realize it, but contracts help drive and shape every business. Gartner estimates that between 60% – 80% of all business transactions are governed by contracts or agreements in one form or another. So, whether we are aware

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Running Reports with IT service management solution

Imagine being in the midst of delivering exceptional IT service to your organization when suddenly an advertisement for cut rate vacations to Cuba pops up on your screen. That’d be quite distracting, wouldn’t you agree? That’s exactly what was happening

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office 365 implementation training

When we talk about Office 365 and the move to the cloud with our clients we’re often surprised to hear how disparate their opinions are. They usually know of the business agility and potential cost savings that come with moving

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Computer with Manage 360 OnCloud

The IT environment has become more complicated as organizations begin hosting vital applications in cloud environments. There has never been a more critical time for businesses to gain a holistic view and complete control of their IT infrastructure. However, for

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Girl with headset Navantis Case Study Financial Services Commission of Ontario logo

In one of the largest and most complex CRM challenges we have undertaken to date, Navantis helped this public sector organization consolidate three agencies, streamline hundreds of workflows, enable governance for strict compliance requirements, process over 3,000 license applications and

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Hybrid Exchange 2013 Server Configuration Validation

There have been reports of an issue in which the error “Subtask CheckPrereqs execution failed: Check Tenant Prerequisites” is received when running Hybrid Configuration Wizard. Microsoft recently released a fix to remediate impact. Symptoms: When you use the Hybrid Configuration wizard

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Windows Azure Pack

Navantis Manage 360 OnCloud, our unique, one-of-a-kind management tool is layered on top of Windows Azure Pack and provides visibility, manageability and control for workloads on premise, in the Navantis OnCloud Data Center and in Azure. Built to run on

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Peopleworks Member Management Solution

For the IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council) ensuring courses are current and compliant to IDCEC standards and managing member information was a rigorous and complex process that involved multiple systems and people. Completely paper-based processes meant educators were often

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Why Multi-tenant architecture

While in the early stages of a large Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment for a nationwide non-profit organization, our team of Dynamics CRM consultants were asked to clarify deployment options to help the organization make more informed decisions. One of their

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Windows Server 2003 End of Support

If you’re still running Windows Server 2003 (WS03), I’m sure you are starting to get a sense of impending doom. On July 14, 2015 support for Windows Server 2003 will cease, leaving the 61% of customers, according to Microsoft data, who

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Use of social media by professional regulators

Last week I attended CLEAR’s Regional Seminar in Toronto, where a number of regulators from across North America came together to discuss issues surrounding transparency and openness. During the session an interesting topic sparked a bit of a debate among

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Sale Collaboration Panel

The Sales Collaboration Panel is the next feature of Dynamics CRM 2015 I’ll discuss in my series. Imagine a world where your marketing team was able to tailor every engagement with a lead or client by gaining input from the

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February 6, 2015

How to Create Product Families in Dynamics CRM 2015

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How to create product families

Microsoft has introduced a new product structure with its release of Dynamics CRM 2015. The introduction of Product families is the first feature I will discuss in my Dynamics CRM 2015 series. This feature promises to improve selling effectiveness and

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Still contemplating the upgrade to Dynamics CRM 2015? There has been a slew of new features and updates released with this latest version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. The growing buzz around the new capabilities have diluted the true business

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Dynamite

It’s undeniable, big data is everywhere and is being generated by everything around us at all times. It’s changing the way organizations operate and changing how people work. Now more than ever business and IT leaders are forced to work

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Dynamics CRM 2015 Guidebook

Nicolae Tarla, Senior Consultant at Navantis and one of five Canadian Dynamics CRM MVPs, announces the release of his second CRM guide book, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization Essentials. Released by Packt Publishing, the book provides new and seasoned users who

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