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Three Reasons Your Business Needs DocuSign for Dynamics 365

Signed documents are a must-have for any business transaction. But the actual ink-on-paper signature for contracts and vendor documents has long been a burden. When Amaxra started 10 years ago we used to send our consultants a physical document to sign which rarely came back, we even tried sending them a pre-stamped envelope but still we didn’t re...

The Role of AI in Recruiting and Onboarding

Twenty-five years ago, using robots to hire employees seemed like a dream that only the Jetsons could imagine. Ten years ago, it was a distant possibility. Today, artificial intelligence in HR, especially recruiting and onboarding is a reality, if not a necessity. By eliminating these tasks, artificial intelligence in the workplace is saving you tim...

Map Charts: The best feature in Excel you're not using

A recent update to Microsoft Office 365 subscribers added 3D models and boosted the overall performance of Excel 2016. If you're like me and work in complex workbooks with multiple sheets, you noticed that everything from crunching formulae with large ranges to simple copy-and-paste functions is quicker after the update. But while experimenting w...

The 3 things businesses get wrong with their digital marketing—and how to fix them

For all the pronouncements that “email is dead” over the past couple of years, we all still get a lot of it. Email is not going away, it is not a bad thing, and it can be an effective marketing tool for businesses— when done properly. But just in the past few days, I’ve seen some examples of what I call the three most shameful things that bu...

What the new sign-in page for Office 365 means for your business

Last month, users of Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365 were given the option to try a new sign-in experience. At Amaxra we opted into this new sign-in on our own Office 365 deployment since the new sign-in is planned to go live as the default experience for all users the last week of September. We wanted to be able to advise our customer...

Having issues with OneDrive? These three easy steps will fix it

If you recently had trouble updating OneDrive on your Windows 10 computer, you’re not the only one. More than a few users of Microsoft’s Office 365 have reported issues accessing their files on OneDrive that previously were working just fine. Some proposed solutions included creating a new user account, copying a profile from another PC and more. ...

How the cloud makes scheduling meetings outside your organization simple

Everyone who uses Microsoft Outlook at their company knows scheduling a meeting is simple. You click the calendar icon, add the names of your co-workers, and you can pick the best time and room for your meeting or even get Outlook to automatically choose. While most people think it is difficult scheduling meetings with those outside of your organi...

Use Gamification to take your Business to a New Level

Gamification is a solution available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 that enables employees to participate in individual and team-based competitions. The idea behind Dynamics 365 – Gamification is to transform employees into game players who earn points by achieving your company's most important metrics. It's a fun way to motivate your team to achieve ...

How Cloud CRM Helps Manage Your Growing Business

Small business owners have a lot to juggle every day. The ability to balance essential daily operational tasks with the activities that grow the business is a must. One of the keys to a successful business is attracting new customers while retaining your current clientele—because happy/existing customers are also a great source of new busine...

How Better Mobile Apps Make You More Productive

More than ever, the modern workforce is unshackled from desks in an office. Thanks to smartphones, nearly-ubiquitous Internet access in most populated areas, and the cloud, the "work from anywhere" dream is basically now a reality. Mobile working is quickly becoming the new normal, with analysts predicting that 72 percent of the United States' total ...