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Monthly Digest: Business Applications

As your ANZ Partner Marketing team for Business Applications, each month we curate this update on the key programs, offers and updates you need to know.




New Bus Apps Incentives and changes from 1 October

Thanks to everyone who joined us recently on our ANZ Office Hours session on all the partner incentives for Bus Apps across the customer journey. We talked about what’s changed for the new OSA and OSU payouts for FY22 plus the Bus Apps pre and post sales offers If you missed it – we highly recommend you watch the recording to get across all the incentives available to you. For a deeper dive, there are detailed packs for each of the incentives too.


Bus Apps Post Sales Partner Offers are here

Speaking of incentives, the Bus Apps partner POST sales offers are now available – in addition to the pre-sales offers. These offers are designed to drive post-sales customer outcomes through greater usage of D365 and Power paid licenses. We covered these offer during the above incentive session too. For all the details,as always, find them on the Bus Apps partner hub.




Last chance to join our Power Platform partner programs

Microsoft has been recognised again for the third time as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms for Microsoft Power Apps- and we continue to see huge demand from customers.

  • Just starting out with Power Platform and want to know more about the market opportunity, how to skill your team' licencing and more? Getting started with Power Platform is the program for you
  • Already selling a bit of Power Apps but want to scale your go to market with advice on how to differentiate your offering, package and price scalable offers, and sell them with Microsoft? Join our Power Apps GTM Acceleration program kicking off on October 21. Limited to 15 partners we only have a handful of places left.

You can find out more and register for both these programs here


Addressing the skills gap – new onboarding dates available

A reminder we are running seven of our 4 week onboarding programs for your new hires this FY to help you address the skills gap and meet surging demand in Bus Apps. The program covers technical skills including certifications, customer engagement and Q&A with  Microsoft Bus Apps experts. All dates have now been added to the program page including two more before Christmas. Our first session booked out in just a week and is getting great feedback - so make sure you get in early.




Business Central certification bootcamp

Want to expand your knowledge of Business Central to deliver valuable services to growing small and medium businesses? Designed for functional consultants who are responsible for implementing core application set-up, this bootcamp will help you learn everything from managing financials to optimising your operations. And it includes a voucher to sit your MB800 certification exam. Starting on November 30 for 3 hours over 5 days, you can register here.





New look Partner Center is coming

As you know, Partner Center facilitates your business transactions with us, and provides robust analytics. Having made incremental adjustments over the last several years, we are unveiling a reimagined user experience with intuitive navigation, a more consistent experience, and a guided path to finding the most relevant information and completing the actions you need to take in Partner Center. Rolled out in phases, you may have already noticed a few change. Read more about these here.


New FY22 Partner Sales Play Assets

We know customers want to talk about business outcomes rather than get a straight product pitch, and that’s where our 9 x Bus Apps sales plays come in. We’ve just launched our FY22 sales play assets specifically for partners with materials to help you map the opportunity, pitch to customers, create co-marketing content, and more. Learn more about how sales plays can help – or dive right into the content on the Partner Hub.


Dynamics + Teams promo offer – now 100 seats, down from 300

For a limited time, your customers can add six months of Dynamics 365 Marketing to their Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscription at no charge. and continue the conversation with your Microsoft Teams webinar participants. The criteria has recently been reduced from 300 seats to 100 seat minimum. More details on the D365 Marketing page on the Partner Hub.


Questions? Feedback? Just let us know by replying to this post.


Kind Regards,

Cass Smith, Partner Marketing Manager, Business Applications ANZ

Christoph Blettgen, Partner Strategy Lead, Business Applications ANZ