Creating a Connected Company: Real World Stories


May 25th, 2021


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Hosted By:

microsoft, Digital, business, executives, IT, technology

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In this interactive discussion, facilitated by a Microsoft Business Application Expert and Avanade’s Professional Services Practice Leaders, you’ll have the opportunity to provide input and hear about current trends, tactics on how service companies are meeting this challenge head-on to remove silos, share information and connect to and motivate workers in creative ways.

This event is part of a special Café Series, which, in addition to delivering an engaging discussion on hard-hitting topics, also provides a complementary metal coffee tumbler, artesian coffee, and virtual entertainment.

Creating a Connected Company: Real World Stories

In today’s technology-driven world, it’s critical that service companies have a truly connected company. From sales to project closure – the right project management tools are essential in creating data views that facilitate a successful project from start to finish. It starts with CRM and the project management solution that then integrates with the ERP foundation. Integrating the workforce, project insights, and mobility to thrive in the digital era is critical.

Join Avanade and Microsoft to follow the journey of several clients as they connect their companies from sales all the way to finance.

Case 1 – Professional service firm implements a total business process transformation
Case 2 – Services company empowers their workers to enter time and approve it
Case 3 – Industrial sales and service company integrating end-to-end sales to install to service
Case 4 – Services and software company creating integrations with their back-office systems to seamlessly manage the project, optimize resources and forecast revenue for management reporting.

Modern services companies are solving these problems and more by integrating their solutions and Business Intelligence tools while also considering AI and IOT solutions to extend their view even further.

The Professional Services Café Series is tailored to senior leaders responsible for operations, human resources, and manufacturing services.

Job titles include but are not limited to: CIO, CFO, COO, VPs, Heads, and Directors of Consulting, PMO, Business Processes, Business Applications, etc.

Attendance is by invitation only and is of course, complimentary for those invited.


Barr Snyderwine
North America Industry Lead

Avanade Professional Services Industry Lead, 2018 – Present Functional subject matter expertise Professional Services Industry. Project Management and Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain, Business Process Flow, System Development Design and Management Hargrove, Inc., Sr IT Executive ePartners, Inc., Director Northeast Offices – Boston, Washington DC, New York Information Resource Associates, Director Services, ERP Consultant, ERP Project Manager 10 years of ERP Consulting Systems Experience, 9 Years ERP System Buyer and User 10 Years, VP Finance Public Company, CFO Group of Companies.

Karen McAteer
Director of Microsoft Business Applications

Industry Solution Architect and Business Development leader with 25 years of sales and delivery experience in the Service Industry. Proven track record in complex solution selling and delivery of Enterprise projects with a focus on project centric organizations including AEC, Professional Services, Financial Services and Not for Profit.

Amer Dalain
Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Lead

Worldwide Workload Lead for Dynamics 365 Finance, Project Operations. 20 years of international experience in Enterprise Business Applications.


12:45 PM: Live Music

1:00 PM: Check-in and Welcome

1:05 PM: Trends in the Industry

1:10 PM: Interactive Session

1:40 PM: Presentation from Avanade, Real-world Examples

1:50 PM: Live Music

Hosted by:

                                 microsoft, Digital, business, executives, IT, technology.

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