February 18th, 2015

Best Convergence Sessions for a New Attendee

Convergence is not only a good way to meet others in the Dynamics community, but it’s also a great time to take advantage of a multitude of learning opportunities. From sessions on best practices, tips & tricks, and what’s coming up next in the Dynamics world, you’ll learn not just about Dynamics products but also…

February 11th, 2015

How to Stay Up-to-Date with Convergence 2015

Looking to keep up with Convergence 2015 news and announcements? We’ve got you covered in this blog post! We’ve compiled a list pf the ways that you can join in on the pre-conference conversation. Convergence Community The Convergence Community is a great user site for blog posts, videos and a forum chat with other attendees….

February 3rd, 2015

San Fran’s Retail Workers Bill of Rights & the Role of Technology

Late in 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an unprecedented city ordinance dubbed the “retail workers bill of rights”. It requires the city’s large chain retailers to post workers’ schedules at least two weeks ahead of time, and that workers will be owed additional pay if unexpected changes are made to their posted…

January 21st, 2015

3 Things You Need to Know About an Integration vs Interface

When searching for a software solution, you have probably come across the words “integration” and “interface”. You might be asking yourself, “What do they mean? Are they interchangeable?” Both terms describe how a software solution will share data with other software. There are big differences between the two and that distinction introduces different risks and…

January 8th, 2015

How Different is the Employee Contractor Relationship in Canada vs. the US?

The biggest reason to define the difference between employee and a contractor is for tax purposes, to ensure contributions and income withholding comply with employment standards. The definition of employee or contractor can make a big difference tax-wise so it’s important to not only know the differences, but classify the relationship correctly. It can get…

April 1st, 2016

This year, Microsoft is changing it up with the introduction of Envision, a new conference tailored for business leaders in operations, finance, sales, marketing and IT. Envision will replace Convergence as the go-to conference for business leaders and will provide emphasis on 8 industries: Manufacturing and resources Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) Financial services…

January 14th, 2016

Compensation can be challenging and time-consuming to administer. There are so many different ways to calculate a person’s compensation whether it’s fixed, variable, a mix of both, involves pay grids, salary bands, or involves stock options. That’s still before taxes, benefits, deductions, allowances and overtime are applied. There is so much that goes into coming…

December 3rd, 2015

Using position management to manage your workforce is not just for organizations with employees working multiple positions, but can be applicable and beneficial to any organization. Position management is a type of relationship between positions, jobs, employees and the organizational structure. A position is seen as an empty chair that inherits and maintains job information…