MAKING TOMORROW’S PROFESSIONALS FUTURE-READY Lee Stott Microsoft
The Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance ® • Assists member institutions with incorporating real-world business software into their curriculum, increasing classroom relevance and improving student preparation for their careers. • Provides no-cost software, support, and resources to member institutions. • Creates potential career opportunities between students of member institutions and Microsoft Dynamics partners.
The value of Microsoft Dynamicsin the classroom: Relevant education, enhanced by hands-on experience with real business tools. Business insight, through modeling business concepts with business software and scenarios. Connected community, through peer networking and interest groups. Effective partnerships, which support technology use and help prepare students for business.
Where does Microsoft Dynamics softwareadd value? Supply Chain Customer Financial Relationship Management Management Management (Accounting Curriculum) (Operations Curriculum) (Marketing Curriculum)Business Invoicing Manufacturing processes Improved customer-centricdecision Forecasting Product distribution activitiessupport and Sales supportanalysis Bank reporting Inventory and order management Cash flow Controlled and integrated Customer servicePlanning andcontrol activities management manufacturing environment Customer valuation analysisPurchasing General ledger Reduced inventory holding costs Marketing analysis activities Improved purchasing Gross margin and ROI analysisBudgeting Internal controls Increased flexibility in reporting Increased ability to improve accuracy in forecasts Technology Stack (Management, Business, or Computer Information Systems Curriculum) Business analysis, system design, data maintenance, linking disparate systems, system installation and setup, business intelligence
The Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance (DynAA)provides Microsoft Dynamics software, support, andcommunity-building opportunities to: • Academic institutions and faculty, to strengthen the value and effectiveness of technology and business courses by using Microsoft Dynamics software tools and input from local Microsoft Dynamics partners. • Business and technology students, to gain deeper understanding of business processes so they can launch their careers in organizations where they can make a difference. • Microsoft Dynamics partners, to connect with schools and faculty for new opportunities and gain access to students and graduates with Microsoft Dynamics experience who can become valuable employees.
Academic institutions and faculty:Demonstrate leadership, relevance, and innovation. • Boost the realism of concepts and processes with real-world tools. • Help students gain confidence with globally used business technology. • Empower tomorrow’s professionals with practical midmarket insight. • Make the most of provided software, support, and personas. • Streamline curriculum development with materials shared by alliance peers. • Draw on the expertise of Microsoft Dynamics partners in the classroom and lab. • Gain a competitive edge with your education leadership and business connections.
Business and technology students:Accelerate along the path to your goals. • Model education concepts with real-world business technology. • Develop practical, relevant business tools experience. • Deepen your understanding of the huge midmarket sector. • Access Microsoft e-learning tools to gain certification and demonstrate proficiency. • Build a network with professional peers and Microsoft partners. • Prepare for a professional role where you can make a positive difference.
Microsoft Dynamics partners:Support the schools preparing skilled recruits. • Demonstrate your future-oriented mindset to schools and students. • Increase your visibility as a trusted technology partner through participation. • Gain access to a rich talent pool of future employees by offering internships. • Hire highly motivated graduates with experience using Microsoft Dynamics. • Demonstrate excellent customer service with experienced, energetic hires. • Mentor well-prepared graduate hires to be the people you want on your team. • Develop relationships with researchers who may influence future buying decisions.
Academic institution membership levelsFoundation Level Members Associate Level MembersHave gone through the application Have gone above and beyond theprocess of becoming a DynAA member. Foundation level by deepening their relationship with the DynAA program. How to become an Associate level institution: • Connect with a Microsoft Dynamics partner organization • Use Microsoft Dynamics in multiple disciplines • Promote internships for students and posting student resumes to Microsoft Students to Business (S2B) • Develop course materials to share on Faculty Connection • Attend Convergence, the Microsoft Dynamics annual customer conference Program membership levels—Foundation and Associate—depend on the depth of engagement each member institution has with the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance.
Benefits: Foundation levelNo-cost licenses Curriculum resources • DynAA donates country-specific • Faculty Connection access Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, • Microsoft course materials and CRM product downloads • Datasets for selected productsNo-cost service and support Newsletter • 50 support incidents • Sent multiple times a year by • Access to CustomerSource corporate team • Ability to download Microsoft Microsoft events course materials and participate in e-learning • Academic preconference at both Convergence events • Product upgrades • Networking with faculty peers, DynAA team, partners, and customers
Benefits: Associate level• Foundation +• Associate level - E-Learning for students - Vouchers for students or faculty to take certificate exams at reduced or no-cost rates when campaigns are available - Fully subsidized registration for faculty and students to attend select DynAA seminars or events - Invitations to serve on Americas or Europe, Middle East, and Africa DynAA advisory councils - Case study invitations for an innovative program
Program materials for institutions and faculty • Quick reference card outlining the program and resources • Certificate of completion for students passing Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance courses • Members-only email signature • Web buttons for your institution website to lead to your program information page • Best practice guide ADDITIONAL RESOURCES • Copy usage guidelines with ready-to-print descriptions of your alliance membership • Reference guides • Networking, educational, and advisory opportunities • Curriculum aids from Microsoft and education peers • Newsletter with the latest information about the program and more
Call to action – how to become a member1. Familiarize yourself with the DynAA program • Identify a potential relationship with a Microsoft Dynamics Partner and set up a meeting • DynAA offers to assist in making the connection and participates in initial and subsequent calls/meetings, if desired2. Familiarize yourself with • The Microsoft Dynamics product(s), the appropriate course(s) and how the software can be integrated • System requirements • Installation and system set-up • How to identify and train appropriate faculty, administration, or staff members • Curriculum and material for the course(s) (i.e. theory, hands-on labs, manuals, cases, etc)3. Request the Software Request Form, the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance License Agreement and the Program Guide from email@example.com and follow the application process • As soon as the application is approved and signed agreements are received the order can be sent through Order Management via Microsoft Dynamic Academic Alliance
Resources and Contact InformationWEB:www.microsoft.com/education/academic_alliance.mspxSUCCESS STORIES:www.microsoft.com/education/dynamicsaa_stories.mspxFACULTY CONNECTION:www.microsoft.com/education/facultyconnection/CB/Default.aspxLINKEDIN:http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3000704EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org