COVID-19 and the Microsoft Dynamics Community


The word we’ve all heard a hundred times in the last few weeks: unprecedented. And yet here we are about to use it again, because there really is no other word more suited to what’s currently happening in the world.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is unquantifiable at present. These are challenging times, and the resulting economic climate is one of uncertainty and change. No industry is immune to the effects, and our own Microsoft Dynamics community is no exception. We’ve been sad to see some changes to our channel over the last few weeks, including the tough decision taken by K3 Consulting to file for administration.

Here to help everyone

Whilst ensuring that our staff are staying home and staying safe, it’s very much business as usual for us. As our customers adapt their day-to-day business practices, we’re quietly working away behind the scenes not only to keep their ERP solutions running, but to proactively find new and innovative ways to help them get more value from their existing investments.

We hope Ocean Dynamics can be seen as a reassuringly stable industry presence, both by our own customers, and also by other Dynamics users who may now find themselves unsupported. Whether you’ve got a question about your solution, or if you now need to find a new partner, we’re here. There’s no query too small. Whether you need us now, or in 6 months’ time, we’ll be happy to help.

Going online

One positive occurrence to have come from this pandemic is the groundswell of public support for those smaller, independent businesses who have, in some cases, had to rethink their entire business model. With physical stores/ services inaccessible, many have wisely moved their business focus online so that they can keep serving their customers. This shift towards e-commerce has thrown up challenges for organisations of every size, regardless of whether they’re experienced with e-commerce solutions or not. We’ve been supporting our customers by making sure that their ERP systems are best set-up to facilitate this uptake in online activity.

Microsoft Dynamics in all its guises

We’re proud to be one of a very small number of UK partners for LS Retail, and we’ve been working with them to deliver unified software solutions to the retail and hospitality sectors. Their technology seamlessly joins up e-commerce and inventory to help businesses run more effectively and efficiently.

Ocean Dynamics also have vast experience in supporting fashion, retail and wholesale distribution clients, so any K3 customers who are operating Pebblestone can sleep easy knowing that we will be supporting the product from this point forward, and are ready to help with any questions. Having worked with every Microsoft Dynamics product from the very first version, to legacy NAV solutions, to today’s cloud-based Dynamics 365 Business Central, we know there’s no problem we can’t solve.

Reduced support charges

We’re doing everything we can to make sure support is accessible to everyone. We’re working hard to reduce support charges for new customers who may already be part-way through their existing support contract elsewhere, with a reduced fee up until the expiry of any existing arrangement. By getting to know your ERP and all its individual distinctions, we can carry over your Dynamics enhancements and tailor a support rate reduction that means you won’t go unsupported, and you won’t be taken for a ride either. Our relationship with our customers is our priority. We take pride in being big enough to facilitate enterprise grade projects, and small enough that every customer gets the care and attention they deserve.

What now?

Our door is open for customers who are looking to find a new Microsoft Dynamics support partner. Talk to us about your solution, no matter how complex or bespoke it may be, and we’ll help to determine a smooth path forward. Our experienced team of friendly and knowledgeable experts will guide you through a switching process that takes less than 48 hours. We’ll do all the hard work for you, so that you can stay focussed on your business at this pressing time. To find out more, or just to ask us a question, get in touch.

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