Here you will find a little review on Convergence 2015 conference, Microsoft’s marquee event for Dynamics-related announcements.
Two weeks have passed since Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, and we still are very impressed. The conference was highly productive: a colossal number of new contacts, clients, opportunities and partners. Follow-up calls are still incoming and our managers are scheduled for the following next weeks, so if you are planning to contact us - NOW is the high time!
Coming back to normal working pace (categorizing business cards, responding to all invitations, adding new friends on Facebook…) we are ready to offer you a little review on Convergence 2015 in figures.
Let us begin:
A gift from Microsoft to all good music lovers – OneBelievable performance of OneRepublic band. One night, one band, OneRepublic.
Double growth rate
CRM Online sales performance reportedly remaining strong in the past year with more
"double digit growth", including a doubling of revenue year over year and 2.5x seat growth.
Together with our partners from C4CRM WaveAccess team represented 3 bestseller products at Convergence conference:
WaveAccess CRM Gamification Tool which allows to measure and increase CRM user engagement dramatically, introducing game mechanics into MS CRM.
C4CRM Relationship Charts is the only, fully configurable charting tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The charts, showing relationships, are automatically generated for main entities out of the box.
Asterisk & Elastix & Microsoft Dynamics CRM - telephony integration for Microsoft Dynamics CRM that covers all TAPI systems, Lync as well as provides enhanced features for Free PBX, Asterisk, Elastix private branch exchanges.
The fourth time in Atlanta
Convergence has called Atlanta home 4 out of the past 5 years! Next year it takes place in Orlean. We loved the 2013 event in New Orleans and we're excited to be heading back there from April 47 next year.
Five themes for CRM spring 2015 wave
Productivity, mobility, social, knowledge & engagement, platform
Six keys to marketing transformation from Convergence 2015 from Chris Capossela:
- Freemium innovation
- Build marketing into products
- Modern storytelling
- World’s best data platform
- Ad platforms not campaigns
- Microsoft brand plays a bigger role
Seven Microsoft Dynamics CRM releases in the last one year
Is the number of reasons for visiting Convergence 2015 suggested by Microsoft Community – and we totally agree with all of them:
- With the launch of CRM 2015, this years’ Convergence will be particularly exciting! (yep, it was)
- A wide range of sessions to fit every user
- Speakers that know Microsoft, well, pretty darn good
- 33+ hours of ‘expo time’ with hundreds of vendor product experts
- Grow your network in a mass of 12,000
- Meet one-on-one with Microsoft Executives
- Give back with the Community Outreach Project
- Make your friends jealous by rocking to OneRepublic
Is for the biggest spectators group who were watching CRM Gamification demo on WaveAccess stand
On ten-point scale. That’s what Convergence deserves!
Great job Microsoft Team! Thank you all for productive week! See you on Convergence 2016 in Orlean!
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