Scrum Dynamics 33 - Migrating to Business Central with NAB Solutions

In Scrum Dynamics episode 33, I catch up with Johan Adenmark and Carolina Edvinsson from NAB Solutions in Sweden.

NAB Solutions is a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards for their innovative work migrating nearly thirty Dynamics NAV customers to Dynamics 365 Business Central in just three months.

Johan and Carolina share their experience undertaking so many cloud migrations and how they've had to transform how NAB Solutions works in order to migrate or deploy one customer every couple of days.

Their experience included providing clear guidance to their customers (sometimes verging closer to giving instruction rather than asking for permission), educating customers on the benefits of the new version and its new features, building tools to automate the migration process, and bringing your own consulting team along on the journey too. Some people — even some Dynamics professionals — don’t always jump on the opportunity to upgrade.

We also hear their advice for nominating your organisation for the PotY awards. This was the first time that NAB Solutions had entered and they've achieved a finalist position in their first attempt. Impressive stuff.

Johan’s advice was:

  • Make it fun to read. Microsoft PotY judges have to read dozens of submissions. Make their job easier and make your submission stand out by making it fun to read.

  • Work with a Microsoft champion. If you have a champion inside Microsoft encouraging you, take up their offer to help.

  • Be specific. Provide relevant details about the project such as the number of users, the outcomes and the return on investment.

  • Include your customer. Naming your customer is essential. Including a testimonial from your customer will help your submission stand out.

  • Brag! The purpose of your submission is to showcase your organisation’s achievement. This is not a time for modesty.

  • Download the PotY documentation. The award rules, guidelines, judges' advice and FAQs are available on the Microsoft Partner awards site.