Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales

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Description

This course provides students with a detailed hands-on experience of the Sales features and components of Microsoft Dynamics 365.�

�Attendees of this course will gain an in-depth understanding into the management of the Sales Pipeline in Dynamics 365, including Lead and Opportunity management, working with the Sales Order Process, the Product Catalog, Quotes, Orders and Invoices. The Sales Analysis features such as the Sales Reports, Sales Goal Management, Sales Charts and Dashboards are also presented in this course.

�The course applies to both Business and Enterprise Editions of Dynamics 365 as well as Online and On-premise deployments.

Audience

This course is intended for Sales Representatives (SR), Sales Managers and End-users who have an interest in the Sales components of Dynamics 365. Students should have an existing working knowledge of either Microsoft Dynamics 365 or Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Prerequisites

Students should have an existing working knowledge of either Microsoft Dynamics 365 or Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the features and tools that exist in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for SR�s and Sales Managers
  • Be familiar with the stages of the Sales Order Process in Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Understand the fundamentals of Lead and Opportunity Management. Be able to track, manage, qualify Leads and convert to Opportunities and related customer records in Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Know how to disqualify and cancel Leads, and convert Activity records to Leads and Opportunities
  • Understand how to collaborate on Opportunities with other SR�s and close Opportunity records as Won and Lost
  • Be able to track Competitors and Stakeholders
  • Understand how to view Resolution Activities
  • Add Products and Write-In Products to Opportunities
  • Build and maintain a repository of Products, Product Bundles and Product Families in the Product Catalogue
  • Configure Unit Groups, Price Lists and Discount Lists
  • Work with Product Properties and view a Product Hierarchy
  • Create Quotes and add Products
  • Work with the Sales Order Process to convert Quotes to Orders and Invoices
  • Fulfil Orders and manage Invoice payments
  • Explore the Sales Reports and create a custom Sales Report using the Reporting Wizard in Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Understand the significance of Sales Goal Management and Metrics in Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Explore the Sales Charts and Dashboards and create a custom Sales Dashboard in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Module 1: Introduction

This module provides the attendee with an introduction to the concept of Sales in Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Lessons

  • Sales Order Process Scenarios
  • An Introduction to Sales in Dynamics 365
  • The Dynamics 365 Platform
  • Dynamics 365 Sales Fundamentals
  • Security Considerations
  • Where to get Help
  • Further Reading and Resources

Module 2: Lead Management

This module presents the Lead Management Process in Dynamics 365. We examine the process to create and assign Lead records, how to create Leads from Activities and how to qualify and disqualify Leads. We also look at the various stages of the Lead to Opportunity Sales Process in Dynamics 365.

Lessons

  • The Lead Management Process
  • Working with Lead Records
  • Working with the Lead Form
  • Lead Assignment
  • Leads and Activities
  • Qualifying a Lead
  • Disqualifying a Lead

Module 3: Opportunities Management

This module presents the concepts of Opportunities in Dynamics 365. We examine the Opportunity Views and Forms, and the Opportunity Sales Process when closing an Opportunity record. We also look at Resolution Activities and how they influence the Sales Order Process.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Opportunities
  • The Opportunity Views
  • The Opportunity Form
  • Opportunity Sales Process
  • Closing an Opportunity
  • Resolution Activities

Module 4: Products

In this module we will start to look at the Product Catalogue in Dynamics 365. We look at how to create Products and configure Unit Groups and Price Lists. Finally, we look at Product Properties, Product Bundles and Product Families.

Lessons

  • Introduction to the Product Catalogue
  • Adding Products
  • Configuring Unit Groups
  • Price Lists and Price List Items
  • Product Properties, Bundles and Families

Module 5: Quotes, Orders and Invoices

This module presents Quotes, Orders and Invoices in Microsoft Dynamics 365. We look at how to add Products from the Product Catalogue to Opportunities and Quotes, and when to use �write-in� Products. This module also steps through the process to convert Quotes to Orders, Order fulfillment and the procedure of Invoice management.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Order Processing
  • Adding Products to an Opportunity
  • Working with Quotes
  • Working with Orders
  • Working with Invoices

Module 6: Sales Analysis

This module looks at the different methods available to analyze sales information that is stored in Dynamics 365. We look at the out of the box sales reports and the process to create a custom report using the Dynamics 365 Report Wizard. This module also demonstrates the Chart and Dashboard designer, as well as reviewing the out of the box sales dashboards to analyze service data.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Sales Analysis in Dynamics 365
  • The Sales Reports
  • The Reporting Wizard
  • Working with Sales Charts
  • Working with Sales Dashboards
  • Working with Sales Goals and Metrics