A Deeper Look into the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem with Stephen James

A Deeper Look into the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem with Stephen James

Stephen James


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  • Personal background – living in Brussels, family, hobbies, etc. 
  • Background of  SAGlobal – role, being chairman,  
  • Decision-making process at getting in and building a Dynamics based business 
  • Thoughts about Microsoft not pushing Dynamics GP to the market 
  • Thoughts on Dynamics 365 Business Central as a product vs Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Thoughts on recent big company acquisitions and the possible cycle of boutique startups coming to market 
  • Importance and the value of awards (Dynamics 365 Global ERP Partner of the Year for 2017, and Global Talent Partner of the Year for 2018 ) and is seen as world leaders in the Dynamics market space  
  • Key ingredients to growing a successful Dynamics practice 
  • Potential revenue streams for an SI 
  • Business opportunities around AI to market 
  • Activities within the ISV space, being one of 12 global ISVs 
  • Thoughts on the Microsoft 20% tax to ISVs 

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Stephen James

Stephen James is the CEO and founder of SAGlobal, which won the awards Dynamics 365 Global ERP Partner of the Year for 2017, and Global Talent Partner of the Year for 2018. SAGlobal provides Microsoft Dynamics implementation services and industry-specific solutions to customers in 76 countries worldwide, and helps over 76,000 users worldwide deliver operational excellence and financial performance for their organizations. Stephen is a guru of all things ERP, verticalization, and ISV. He previously worked as Group Marketing Manager for Eclipse Computing Group, handling operations in Japan, the UK, Singapore and the US.