Microsoft Cloud Partner Program - Business Applications
I just joined the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program Discussion and am shocked about the change of competencies/specialisations (ok, read about it already so the shock was just confirmed).
We are coming from the ERP/Cloud Business Applications (AX/D365 Finance &SCM) competency and will be struggeling hardly to reach the new goals. Besides the fact that the PCI score in the Partner Dashboard still shows wrong figures, I highly doubt that "smaller" partners (<200 employees) will be able to reach the 70 point mark.
And it does not really help to give us a grace period to extend the existing benefits/competencies for another year if the requirements are going to be the same.
Anyone else in the same boat?
I'm in the same position with 4 support requests open for different measures that are wrong. The oldest is from April.
Some progress but it is slow, and no resolutions yet. Part of the issue being it's taking so long the data and points are different each month.
I have to re-validate to see if the measures are still wrong.
Realisation, I hope, from Microsoft that the data used is inaccurate and incomplete.
I have the same problem about the customer from NCE is not be calculated as MCPP score. I have opened a case in Partner Center around 2 months ago, but still not be solved yet.
I did get some insight into this from Microsoft reference the support request I raised.
They are aware of an issue related to NCE subscriptions, probably across all solution areas, not just Business Aps.
I also determined and pointed out to Microsoft that none of the Dynamics 365 cloud transition promotions are being included in our metrics.
Resulting in negative deployments, and lower than expected MAU growth.
One of the Inspire sessions mentioned there may be a set of lower thresholds or revised points system for SMB focussed partners in this solution area.
No indication as I recall, when this would be communicated.
Having similar issues with different solution area metrics. Three separate support requests, and no resolutions yet.
Differences between the Insights reports vs the solution are reports, and inconsistencies with no easy way to validate the numbers.
We have more customers, supplied more licenses (D365, M365, O365 etc), have more MAU, yet our Modern Work SMB MAU growth is negative, D365 net new, and deployment are low too.
My impression is Microsoft are not collecting all relevant data, and missing NCE would certainly explain some of that.
We have been having the same issues. I've raised several support tickets to look into this issue. It seemed to be fixed at one point and we seemed close to attaining a solutions designation, but then the next month we were down to 0 points again. The latest response was that some offers, like the Dynamics 365 cloud migration promotions, aren't part of the "paid usage" list. I've never seen this list and not aware that there was such a list. I've asked for some clarification and waiting to hear back, but it took months of going back and forth with support to get this one rather vital piece of information.
Microsoft finally acknowledged there are problems with the data being collected and how they measure it.
One issue is they see the subscription for Product A started 12 months ago, then try to match the exact same subscription today.
Of course, this does not work when this original subscription has been migrated to either NCE, or a new D365 promo. It gets classed as a lost subscription with negative deployment/MAU. The new subscription is missed completely.
This makes a lot of sense, because we've seen a huge amount of "churned" customers and subscriptions in the past month with no real understanding of why...hopefully it's resolved quickly because the data is a mess right now.
I have been fighting with MS for 2 months now about the wrong calculation for each category. MS did not include the customer from NCE. Therefore our score will always be 0 for the customer growth and the success rate category.