Best Microsoft Software & Tools for 2022

Best Microsoft Software & Tools for 2022

Take the right steps to future-proof your business in 2022 with Microsoft Business Solutions.

Microsoft offers a market-leading set of business solutions that suits such a wide range of sizes and types that it can be challenging to understand which software works best for your requirements.

Join this exclusive webinar to learn about different Microsoft apps and different markets that they are suited to so that you can get an idea of which software suits your business.

In this webinar, we’ll talk about all the top Microsoft solutions of 2022:

  • Sales: Your sales team needs more than traditional sales force automation to respond to today’s unpredictable selling environment.  We will cover the 5 screens each sales rep uses every day, sales management tools and forecasting, supported by marketing and social.
  • Accounting: Redefine your traditional bookkeeping & accounting operations. Automate processes to increase efficiency. Decrease operational expenses and financial complexities, and get the reporting you need to improve your business.
  • Manufacturing: Quote, cost, and track your work.  Advanced production scheduling, full traceability, supply chain optimization, all standard with Microsoft for manufacturing.
  • Distribution: Track inventory movements and transactions in real-time. Optimize day-to-day warehouse operations by optimizing order processing to procurement, inventory tracking, shipping, logistics and financial management. This way, you gain control, with a 360-degree view of all areas of your business, on your dashboard or phone.
  • Management reporting & analytics: There are 4 levels or methods of getting reports/analytics with Microsoft: (1.  550 configurable standard reports, 2. Management dashboards by department, 3. Power BI for analytics, 4. Artificial intelligence suggestions, then how about a quick look at Jet Reports (Excel Based Reporting).
  • Microsoft TEAMS for communications and coordination: Teamwork and collaboration are fundamental to build resilience for your people, teams, and organization. Empower people to be productive and secure as they adapt to working in new ways with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.
  • Microsoft Software Pricing, and software implementation timelines

If you can’t make it, register now, and we’ll send you a link to the webinar recording once it’s ready.

Details

Date:
January 13, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
Event Category:

This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Top Cybersecurity Trends to Adopt in 2022

Top Cybersecurity Trends to Adopt in 2022

As people increasingly shift to remote work, protecting your organization’s information and managing risk should be a top priority. Cybercrime shot up by 600% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to cyber threats isn’t easy, but it’s essential. Companies can experience cyberattacks at any time, which can cost them significant damages. 

In our exclusive webinar, we’ll show the latest security trends for 2022 and teach you how to take advantage of Microsoft technologies that identify and remediate threats that arise from creating, storing, sharing, and using sensitive data.

We will also give you all the essential tools and materials that will help you to train your staff on data security, cyber hygiene and compliance. Properly preparing the team on security protocols promotes a security-conscious staff that works together to avoid internal and external risks in fraud, data breaches, and losses for the company.

This webinar will cover:

Top Cybersecurity Trends to Adopt in 2022

    • What does the future hold?
    • The Dark Web – What you should know about what’s really out there

Overview of Microsoft Security and Compliance

    • Understand and identify the possible threats
    • The “Dark Web” – what you should know about what’s really out there

Security Awareness Training

      • Using the Tools you May Already have (Anti-PhishingSpam2fa in O365)
      • Creating an Acceptable Use Policy for the staff
      • Providing Strong Password Training
      • Teach Employees to Identify Threats and Report Problems
      • Use Proper Device Management
      • Remote Access and Wi-Fi Best Practices
    • Organizational Security Awareness and Preparedness (DRPs, exit protocols)

What’s next

    • Security changes that are coming this year (double authentication, etc.)

VOX ISM Security Package

    • A comprehensive collection of security capabilities for the modern organization.

Details

Date:
January 12, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
Event Categories:
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Microsoft Business Suite (Dynamics 365, Power Platform & Office 365 Apps)

Microsoft Business Suite (Dynamics 365, Power Platform & Office 365 Apps)

Take the right steps to future-proof your business with Microsoft Business Solutions.

Microsoft offers a market-leading set of business solutions that suits such a wide range of sizes and types that it can be challenging to understand which software works best for your requirements.

Join this exclusive webinar to learn about different Microsoft apps and different markets that they are suited to so that you can get an idea of which software suits your business.

In this webinar, we’ll talk about all the top Microsoft solutions of 2022:

  • Sales: Your sales team needs more than traditional sales force automation to respond to today’s unpredictable selling environment.  We will cover the 5 screens each sales rep uses every day, sales management tools and forecasting, supported by marketing and social.
  • Accounting: Redefine your traditional bookkeeping & accounting operations. Automate processes to increase efficiency. Decrease operational expenses and financial complexities, and get the reporting you need to improve your business.
  • Manufacturing: Quote, cost, and track your work.  Advanced production scheduling, full traceability, supply chain optimization, all standard with Microsoft for manufacturing.
  • Distribution: Track inventory movements and transactions in real-time. Optimize day-to-day warehouse operations by optimizing order processing to procurement, inventory tracking, shipping, logistics and financial management. This way, you gain control, with a 360-degree view of all areas of your business, on your dashboard or phone.
  • Management reporting & analytics: There are 4 levels or methods of getting reports/analytics with Microsoft: (1.  550 configurable standard reports, 2. Management dashboards by department, 3. Power BI for analytics, 4. Artificial intelligence suggestions, then how about a quick look at Jet Reports (Excel Based Reporting).
  • Microsoft TEAMS for communications and coordination: Teamwork and collaboration are fundamental to build resilience for your people, teams, and organization. Empower people to be productive and secure as they adapt to working in new ways with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.
  • Microsoft Software Pricing, and software implementation timelines

If you can’t make it, register now, and we’ll send you a link to the webinar recording once it’s ready.

Details

Date:
December 14, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
Event Category:

This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Microsoft Human Capital Management: HR on steroids - Webinar - VOX ISM

Microsoft Human Capital Management: HR on steroids

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Human Capital Management (Talent) makes it easier to hire the right people, engage employees, and optimize your HR programs.

Talent integrates seamlessly with LinkedIn so you can build more qualified candidate pipelines. The hiring experience is streamlined with automatic interview scheduling and simplified feedback. It’s designed to keep hiring managers in the loop at every stage and helps them make smarter hiring decisions. Drive engagement from the start with personalized onboarding plans. These plans outline important tasks and provide employee training. The on-boarding plans also contain helpful resources and help new hires make the right connections. Talent delivers a complete view of employees and their experience by centralizing your HR programs, from benefits and compensation to absence reporting and compliance. To find the right people and keep them engaged, productive, and working for you, all you need is Talent, Microsoft’s Human Capital Management solution.

Agenda

  • Prospecting and hiring new employees
  • Employees
  • Payroll
  • integration with LinkedIn

To learn more about Microsoft’s latest product sign up for our free webinar.

Details

Date:
December 1, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
Event Category:

This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Microsoft Security Online Training Camp

Microsoft Security Online Training Camp

As people increasingly shift to remote work, protecting your organization’s information and managing risk should be a top priority. Microsoft Security Online Training Camp teaches you how to take advantage of Microsoft technologies that identify and remediate threats that arise from creating, storing, sharing, and using sensitive data.

In this online training camp, we will give you all the essential tools and materials that will help you to train your staff on data security, cyber hygiene and compliance. Properly preparing the team on security protocols promotes a security-conscious staff that works together to avoid internal risk and external risk in fraud, breaches of data and losses for the company.

How necessary is this Microsoft Security Online Training?

Studies have shown almost 34% of businesses do not consider training employees the first line of defence, leaving them vulnerable and open to cyber attacks. Sadly, if staff don’t know how to protect the company from cybercriminals, who will?

Join Microsoft Solutions Expert – Mike Fontaine and Senior Technology Advisor and Information Systems Expert – Trevor Reid for this one-hour training camp that will leave you confident in your ability to protect your organization’s most valuable asset: its data.

Microsoft Security Online Training Camp will cover:

Overview of Microsoft Security and Compliance

    • Understand and identify the possible threats
    • The “Dark Web” – what you should know about what’s really out there

Security Awareness Training

      • Using the Tools you May Already have (Anti-PhishingSpam2fa in O365)
      • Creating an Acceptable Use Policy for the staff
      • Providing Strong Password Training
      • Teach Employees to Identify Threats and Report Problems
      • Use Proper Device Management
      • Remote Access and Wi-Fi Best Practices
      • Organizational Security Awareness and Preparedness (DRPs, exit protocols)

What’s next

      • Security changes that are coming this year (double authentication, etc.)

VOX ISM Security Package

      • A comprehensive collection of security capabilities for the modern organization.

Details

Date:
November 24, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
Event Categories:
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


5 ways to get the most out of your Microsoft CRM software

5 ways to get the most out of your Microsoft CRM software

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions add value to almost every business. They enable you to track customer information and interactions in one central database that all of your employees have access to. This means that everyone from Customer Service, to Sales, Marketing and Accounting can all refer to one single view to gain accurate and reliable customer insight. The question is – are you using the software effectively and what could you do to improve and optimize its usage and adoption in your company.

Agenda:

  • Integrate account data
  • Enable collaboration
  • Classify accounts
  • Predict customer preferences, needs and behaviour
  • Establish KPI’s and dashboards to measure the effectiveness

Details

Date:
November 17, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
Event Category:

Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


New Sales features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 | Wave 2 Update

New Sales features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 | Wave 2 Update

The 2021 release wave 2 for Dynamics 365 brings innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business. The release contains hundreds of new features across Dynamics 365 applications, including Business Central, CRM sales & marketing, Office (TEAMS, Power BI, and Flow).

Dynamics 365 Sales Dynamics 365 Sales is the market-leading sales application that empowers every organization to sell more by understanding their customers and the way they want to buy—powered by data, intelligence, and experiences that people love. Dynamics 365 Sales is centred on the customer relationship. It helps organizations understand customer needs and drives more relevant and authentic engagements, enabling sellers to sell more efficiently.

Dynamics 365 Business Central For 2021 release wave 2, Business Central investments center on helping users get to productive usage faster, whether they are new or existing customers. We expand the built-in tours to cover more standard entities for better onboarding of additional business roles. We continue our Better with Microsoft 365 investment by bringing further capabilities to the Business Central and Teams experience. Finally, and not least, we continue our rapid expansion to more countries and regions

Power BI is investing in three key areas that drive a data culture: unique data experiences, modern enterprise BI, and insights where decisions are made. Power BI Desktop includes many new capabilities for users to create content quickly and easily, enabling authors to empower their users, enterprise-grade content creation, and AI-infused authoring experiences. Power BI Mobile adds split-view support for iPad. Power BI Service integrates with Azure Synapse to automatically create and manage materialized views on larger Power BI models and enhanced integration with SharePoint lists to build additional custom reports. We continue to enhance our data protection capabilities enabling customers to classify and label sensitive data.

What’s new in Microsoft Teams has added 50 new features for the fall

VOX ISM is uniquely able to present a fully integrated solution, as we are Canada’s only triple gold Microsoft Dynamics Partner. Please join Manufacturing Mike and the entire VOX ISM team online on Nov 10.

Details

Date:
November 10, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
Event Category:

Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Marketing Automation in the new normal with Dynamics 365

Marketing Automation in the “New Normal” with Dynamics 365

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  1. Marketing with Dynamics 365 (Campaign Management, Email Marketing, etc.)
  2. Marketing Automation
  3. Integrations
  4. Lead Management with Dynamics 365

If you can’t make it, register now, and we’ll send you a link to the webinar recording once it’s ready.

Details

Date:
November 3, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EDT
Event Category:

Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Backing up, Restoring and Securing your Cloud and Azure systems

Backing up, Restoring and Securing your Cloud and Azure systems

Protect the critical communications and data in your Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, and other Office 365 applications, whilst delivering the best of Microsoft 365 to your organization.

Join security experts from Microsoft and Vox ISM for all the latest details and best practices on Microsoft 365 productivity tools and backing up your Microsoft 365 applications. See for yourself how the data created in your environment can be protected and secured. Register for this webinar to discover:

– The impact of the growing use of Microsoft 365 Productivity tools
– The need for a third-party backup solution
– An answer to these concerns: Co-Development of a Fit for Purpose Backup
– Insights into Cloud Backup

Details

Date:
October 20, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
Event Categories:
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Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Power BI 201 - advanced Level Training

Power BI 201 - Advanced Level Online Training Workshop

This session will cover:

– Visualizations, Linking Tables and Dashboards – an Overview

– Drill through functionality aka ‘taking your users through a data journey across many tabs’

– Using images as slicers

– MTD, YTD vs previous year

– Fiscal Year and Fiscal Period

– AI Decomposition Tree

– Scatter Charts/Correlation

– Modelling or ‘What-If’ inputs/variables

Why this training?

You can learn at your desk with our sample datasets, with an easy to follow instructions using the free version of Power BI desktop.

Participants will receive the recorded version of the webinar in addition to the training PowerPoint.  

How will it benefit me?

  • Understanding the trends and outliers in your business can aid in making informed decisions that can result in success. 
  • Turning data into knowledge that can help drive your business, providing insights for better business decisions.
  • Time Analysis is significantly easier when using a tool like Power BI.

What are the objectives of the training series?

Upon completion, learners will be ready to model data and build amazing analytics in real-world scenarios, such as analytics on sales data, financial data, or manufacturing or distribution data.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone who has attended one of our previous training session on Power BI 101 and wants to step up their skills. 

This course is not for beginners.

Users will be expected to know the fundamentals of getting data, creating visuals and working with basic Dax formulas.

Prerequisites:

  1. You should have a laptop.
  2. Download Power BI to your desktop/laptop
  3. Download sales data into Excel from your ERP system (we will provide if you forget)
  • Invoice #, Amount, Customer, Date are the minimum fields
  • Country, City, Sales Rep, Part, Product Types are recommended if available

Details

Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - ET EDT
Event Categories:
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Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.