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recent episodeof the podcast looked at changing
trends in the Dynamics 365 Business Central community, including
some of the risks customers face when deploying the software in a
fixed fee model.
For another perspective on the topic of fixed fee and the
broader outlook on Business Central deployments, we spoke with
Robert Jolliffe, founder of Microsoft partner
Limited, to discuss his firm's evolution in delivering ERP
projects. Jolliffe explains that while fixed fee ERP projects can
be fraught with danger for both the consulting firm and the
customer, they can also work well when designed to play to a
partners' expertise and matched to the right type of customers.
In the Microsoft channel, partners with strong industry
expertise can make the best case for fixed fee, Jolliffe believes,
by relying on their knowledge and experience to shape projects that
avoid typical pitfalls. Fixed fee does not have to mean low cost,
and it doesn't necessarily mean a rapid deployment. But new
engagement models could help more Microsoft partners differentiate
themselves, and Jolliffe talks about how this approach informs not
only deployment of an ERP solution like Dynamics 365 Business
Central, but also the support, training, and other services.
Jolliffe also discusses how his firm arrived at its current
model, including the importance of learning from other VARs in the
Microsoft channel and leaning on his pre-Microsoft ERP experiences.
We also talk about the technology that is shaping his firm's work,
the challenges of re-branding, and still feeling like a relative
newcomer in the BC and NAV channel after nearly a decade.
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