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NORTH52 EARNS CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT DYNAMICS ACCREDITATION

d365-certified-badge-navyNorth52 Business Process Activities Has Met Microsoft’s Highest Standard for Partner-Developed Software Solutions

Cork, IRELAND — 22 February, 2017 North52 announced today that its product North52 Business Process Activities, the leading advanced business rules solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM, is now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics, which signifies that the solution has met Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software. By successfully meeting all certification requirements, North52 Business Process Activities can now carry the distinct Certified for Microsoft Dynamics logo.

Solutions that are Certified for Microsoft Dynamics have demonstrated development quality and compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics product on which it runs by passing rigorous VeriTest software solution testing for Microsoft Dynamics and are profiled in the Microsoft Partner Solution Profiler tool. In addition, the Microsoft Dynamics partner must have customers who are successfully using the certified solution and are willing to recommend it, be enrolled in a Partner Service Plan with Microsoft, and be a Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program.

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For customers, Certified for Microsoft Dynamics helps identify Microsoft Dynamics solutions that have been tested for compatibility, meet high quality standards, and are successfully used by existing customers. This certification represents a significant step in elevating the standard for partner-developed software solutions for industry-specific business applications. By highlighting these solutions, Microsoft also creates new opportunities for partners to expand their reseller channel and to better promote their packaged Microsoft Dynamics solution for customers.

By requiring both the software solution and the partner to meet our highest standards, Microsoft is assuring customers that these certified solutions work with their investments in Microsoft Dynamics. Microsoft congratulates North52 on achieving the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics status for North52 Business Process Activities by demonstrating its success and commitment in delivering a leading Microsoft Dynamics solution.

North52 Business Process Activities helps companies build simple or complex business rules using a point and click editor. It eliminates the need for C# and JavaScript coding and saves times and money when implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM.

North52 provides add-on solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM.  Our solutions help leading global companies across all industries achieve success.

“North52 has always been committed to software excellence, and achieving the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics designation for North52 Business Process Activities is a reflection of that commitment,” said John Grace, CEO, North52.

 

About Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer-relationship and supply-chain management solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

About North52

North52 is a leader in the creation of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics platform. As a Microsoft partner, North52 has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from its products. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, North52’s core values of the right Technology, the right People and the right Partnerships ensures delivery of great products for their customers.

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North52 2017 Pricing Update

We have been reviewing a  very successful year where North52 has significantly increased partners, customers and the capabilities of North52 Business Process Activities (BPA).

As part of that review we have considered feedback on our pricing – particularly in response to our number one query ‘can I use Decision Tables with the Professional Edition?’  Up until today this feature was only available on the Enterprise and Ultimate Editions.

We have been overwhelmed by the positive response for Decision Tables and impressed by the business use cases it is being used for.  We continue to enhance the capabilities and have a new version currently in testing which adds even more capability and value.

Ideally, we would like all of our customers to take advantage of the full product capabilities and today we are making this possible. From 17 January 2017 we are changing our licensing for North52 BPA so that all features are included at pricing tiers defined by the number of active CRM users.

 

What are the new Pricing Tiers?

  • Professional Edition – Up to 50 Active CRM Users
    • Now with all 350+ current functions
    • $1,990 annual subscription
  • Enterprise Edition – Up to 500 Active CRM Users
    • Now with all 350+ current functions
    • $5,990 annual subscription
  • Ultimate Edition – 500+ Active CRM Users
    • Pricing on application

 

How does this affect existing customers or quotes that have been provided?

We provide two options:

  • Stay on the previous pricing with the feature limitations – no changes will be made to the prices already being paid
  • Take advantage of the additional features in the new pricing – only pay the difference between existing pricing and the new pricing

 

Why upgrade – what advantages does the new pricing provide for existing Enterprise Edition customers?

  • Access to Multi-Sheet Decision Tables
  • Access to advanced xCache functions
  • Access to advanced CPQ functions
  • Support ticket allocation is now annual and not a fixed amount

 

Why upgrade – what advantages does the new pricing provide for existing Professional Edition customers?

  • Same advantages of Enterprise Edition above, and:
  • Access to all features previously reserved for Enterprise and above: Decision Tables, xCache, SharePoint, SDK Access
  • No restrictions on the number of formulas or schedules

 

This change makes pricing vs feature discussions much simpler going forward and means you will have access to the features you need regardless of the CRM system size.

Full details of the pricing can be found on our website: http://www.north52.com/business-process-activities/pricing/

If you have any questions or feedback, please email sales@north52.com

North52 – Webinar – Nov 2015

Please enter your details to register for our exciting webinar on the 25 November.

http://www.north52.com/webinar-registration/

We’ll be talking about:

  • A brief introduction to North52
  • Showcasing the exciting new features of our latest release, including the HUGE new Decision Tables capability
  • Showing how North52 can benefit your CRM projects
  • Providing the opportunity for you to ask questions

North52 Release – WebFusion & xCache

Cork, Ireland – January 20th, 2015 – North52,  today made available its latest release for its flagship product North52 BPA.

“Hot on the heals of our recent December update we are very excited to announce a big new release for North52 Business Process Activities. Including two fantastic new features that will provide significant value are now available: WebFusion and xCache.” said John Grace,  CEO of North52.

 

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WebFusion brings web services to CRM! It has been our Number 1 requested feature and we are pleased to be able to provide this powerful capability. Virtually any REST based web service will now be able to be easily integrated with CRM giving you unprecedented flexibility. WebFusion opens up the opportunity to connect with many services like SMS, PDF generation, and data cleansing to name but a few.

Over the next few months we will be publishing many examples and releasing some ‘accelerator apps’ to showcase WebFusion’s power.

Learn more about WebFusion here

 

 

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xCache makes working with reference data effortless. xCache provides a built-in configuration data repository that can be used in your North52 BPA formulas for efficient lookups of data. Store data items like key/value pairs and web service credentials (securely). Each item can be assigned multiple attributes like valid from/to dates, time zone, business unit, currency, language, workday start/stop time, and CRM OrgName (great for storing information specific to Dev/Test/Production).

xCache transports your configuration data as part of a solution making the deployment process for your data very easy.

Learn more about xCache here

But wait there’s more! 

Of course there are a number of other new functions and fixes that make North52 BPA keep getting better – read more in the release notes.

 

Finally, with the addition of these two new features we have made some pricing updates which you can review at the link below,

North52 Pricing Updates

 

About North52
North52 is a leader in the creation of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. As a Microsoft partner, North52 has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from its products. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland , North52’s core values of the right Technology, the right People and the right Partnerships ensures delivery of great products for their customers.

For more information, visit www.north52.com or contact info@north52.com

North52 eBook – Turbocharge Dynamics CRM

Cork, Ireland – December 3rd, 2014 – North52,  today announced & made available for download its eBook ‘Turbocharge Dynamics CRM’.

“We are delighted to release this eBook and we hope it educates users of Dynamics CRM as to how North52 BPA can Turbocharge their CRM organization.” said John Grace, CEO at North52.

 

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About North52
North52 is a leader in the creation of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. As a Microsoft partner, North52 has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from its products. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland , North52’s core values of the right Technology, the right People and the right Partnerships ensures delivery of great products for their customers.

For more information, visit www.north52.com or contact info@north52.com

State of Play for Dynamics CRM ISV Add-Ons

Over the past 12 months the Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Azure teams have been on a rapid release cadence of their respective software. It has meant that the space occupied by some Microsoft ISV partners is now being infringed. This has thrown up many questions as to the future of these Microsoft partners. And it’s not just happening in the Microsoft CRM world – just think about the Surface line of products and Microsoft’s traditional hardware partners.

 

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Resco/CWR CRM MoCa
ClickDimensions Microsoft Dynamics Marketing
Akvelon Global Search CRM Multi-Entity Search
TKDialogs CRM Dialogs & Guided Business Processes
Scribe Azure Data Factory Service
Zap Business Intelligence Power BI
North52 CRM Rollups, Calculations and Business Rules

 

Who survives and who dies really depends on how much depth there is within an add-on and how much thought leadership the ISV can bring to that business area. When Microsoft brings out a new feature or product that competes with an ISV you might think the game is over but it’s not as simple as you might think.

Just take a look at ClickDimensions. It’s very easy to arrive at the conclusion that Microsoft Dynamics Marketing will blow them out of the water. But far from it they have a feature rich product that is deeper than MDM in certain areas, is native to Dynamics CRM and I believe their ace in the hole is the quality of the training content they provide. It literally gives potential customers a proven plan of attack that they can tweak and deploy quickly.

We at North52 are drawing up our plans of attack as well by launching the first set of 50 xRM Samples which gives step by step guidance on how to solve real world CRM business requirements with North52 BPA.

You could be forgiven for thinking that large companies like Microsoft always hold the advantage but one significant advantage that ISVs have over Microsoft is their flexibility to add little but significant features. As a recent example we had a partner implementing CRM for a customer and they needed us to enhance one of our functions called CountCharacters. As you can guess it takes a string and counts the number of characters in that string. However, to meet the customer’s business requirement, our partner needed some extra functionality to count the number of times that a certain character appeared in a string. This made sense to add to the product so we provided the partner with a new release including this functionality in less than two weeks. We now have a fantastic relationship with that partner and they totally trust us to deliver for them and their customers.

We believe the depth of our product Business Process Activities (BPA) along with its strong roadmap will continue to delight customers and consultants for many years to come.  If you would like to know more or have any questions please drop us an email at info@north52.com

 

About North52
North52 is a leader in the creation of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. As a Microsoft partner, North52 has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from its products. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland , North52’s core values of the right Technology, the right People and the right Partnerships ensures delivery of great products for their customers.

For more information, visit www.north52.com or contact info@north52.com

Metro Bank Case Study

Cork, Ireland – December 1st, 2014 – North52,  today released their Metro Bank case study.

“We started working with Metro Bank over 18 months ago before they were the first retail bank to go live on Dynamics CRM Online. This was a big coup for Microsoft to get a retail bank on their CRM online platform & it was great for North52 to work with Metro Bank during this implementation”. said John Grace, CEO at North52.

The Metro Bank CRM team are full of extremely talented people including two current CRM MVP’s and one former CRM MVP. And so we are very proud to have them choose North52 BPA as it shows even when you have a top notch team at your disposal who could code everything themselves they still chose to go with North52 BPA.

Further details of the case study can be read here: http://www.north52.com/business-process-activities/customers/metro-bank-case-study/

 

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About North52
North52 is a leader in the creation of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. As a Microsoft partner, North52 has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from its products. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland , North52’s core values of the right Technology, the right People and the right Partnerships ensures delivery of great products for their customers.

For more information, visit www.north52.com or contact info@north52.com

North52 BPA – Winter 2014 Release

Cork, Ireland – November 30th, 2014 – North52,  today announced its Winter 14 release of their flagship product North52 Business Process Activities for Dynamics CRM.

“This is a huge release for us where we have overhauled the user interface with the use of HTML 5, added support for SmartFlows and made BPA compliant with CRM 2015. Now that we have got this latest release publicly available we look forward to feedback from our users and exciting new developments to come.” said John Grace, CEO at North52.

All details of the Winter 14 release can be found at the North52 BPA – Release History knowledge base article with new xRM samples demonstrating the new features & functions also now being available.

 

Major  Features 

  • Support for CRM 2015
  • Formula Editor re-written in HTML5
  • Ability to create SmartFlows
  • First class support for XML document generation

 

About North52
North52 is a leader in the creation of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. As a Microsoft partner, North52 has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from its products. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland , North52’s core values of the right Technology, the right People and the right Partnerships ensures delivery of great products for their customers.

For more information, visit www.north52.com or contact info@north52.com

N52 Formula Manager – CRM 2013 Release

Cork, Ireland – October 13th, 2013 – North52, a leading provider of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, announced today general availability of their flagship product N52 Formula Manager which is now compatible with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.

“We are thrilled to release N52 Formula Manager for Dynamics CRM 2013,” said John Grace, Founder & CEO of North52. “Microsoft have made some great improvements in CRM 2013 & we aim to take full advantage.”

Full details of our CRM 2013 compatibility release can be found on our knowledge base at N52 Formula Manager – Release History.

N52 Formula Manager allows for the creation & execution of Excel like dynamic custom formulae within CRM 2011 & CRM 2013, enabling:

  • Dynamics CRM consultants to deliver solutions up to 10 times faster
  • Reduced need for in depth coding (C#, Javascript) by simply writing formulae
  • Consultants focus on adding business value instead of troubleshooting bugs
  • Sales & project managers to commit to deadlines with confidence

About North52
North52 is a leader in the creation of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. As a Microsoft partner, North52 has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from its products. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland with a further office in London, United Kingdom, North52’s core values of the right Technology, the right People and the right Partnerships ensures delivery of great products for their customers.

For more information, visit www.north52.com or contact info@north52.com

N52 Formula Manager – Update 1.0.0.418

Cork, Ireland – July 15th, 2013 – North52,  today announced its latest release of their flagship product N52 Formula Manager for Dynamics CRM.

This release is in response to a Microsoft Windows Security Update released last week.

MS13-052: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2840628

An updated version of N52 Formula Manager is now available to download from the website.

About North52
North52 is a leader in the creation of software products for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. As a Microsoft partner, North52 has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from its products. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland with a further office in London, United Kingdom, North52’s core values of the right Technology, the right People and the right Partnerships ensures delivery of great products for their customers.

For more information, visit www.north52.com or contact info@north52.com

Updated: 15/07/2013 Updated Url to Security Patch