ISV Journey and Experience with Nathan Vanblaere

ISV Journey and Experience with Nathan Vanblaere

Nathan Vanblaere


FULL SHOW NOTES
https://podcast.nz365guy.com/248

  • A discussion about What Nathan Vanblaere enjoy doing when not working 
  • Nathan’s journey to becoming an ISV 
  • How long has Nathan been creating an ISV solution? 
  • What lead Nathan to create an ISV solution? 
  • A discussion about having their own licensing engine for their ISV solutions. 
  • How do they handle Licensing from a global perspective? 
  • How do they protect their IP with the use of available tools? 
  • Who their target or focus market? 
  • The ISV type products they offer, and who are their target audience and markets? 
  • Describes how unique the product they offer from others? 
  • The number of countries they have been serving. 
  • Explains how they handle 24-7 support 
  • How do they handle global transactions? 
  • How they go to Market and work on Sales and Marketing 
  • Nathan’s AppSource experience 
  • The challenges they encounter and how they work around these challenges 
  • Describes their relationship with Microsoft 
  • Talk’s about their organization’s involvement with the Power Platform Community and events. 
  • Nathan’s thoughts on the Microsoft ISV program  
  • The impact of the COVID19 pandemic on their business 

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Nathan Vanblaere

Nathan Vanblaere is the founder of Thrives, a Dynamics 365 ISV and Consulting Company. Active in the Dynamics 365 field since 2010, combining various roles from technical consulting to functional consulting and sales. In his current role, he talks with a lot of business owners and what never fails to intrigue him is their strategic vision of how their businesses should work. He gains a lot of insights into how business processes should look according to these business owners, and how they can leverage the Power Platform to optimize their way of working. Their consulting customers are their greatest source of inspiration for their ISV branch.

At the office, he is known as the guy that puts a lot of focus on User Experience and the last 2%, as he strongly believes they make all the difference between a solution being accepted and adopted by the customer for their day-to-day use. Nathan lives in Leuven, Belgium happily married to his wife for two years. They have a dog, an oversized bulldog. In his spare time, he is passionate about sports, fitness and football – it’s football, not soccer! – in particular. He likes dining out and fine whiskey.