Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
DEMO for the Marketing Manager V2

Dynamics 365 Business Central Demo for the Marketing Manager V2

Hello and welcome to TMC’s role-based demo series for Dynamics 365 Business Central, where we explore the usage of the business central features for specific roles within your organization. If you can’t find a demo for your work position, let us know in the comments below and we’ll try to make it happen. Today, we’re going over dynamics 365 business central for the marketing manager. In this video you’ll find out a few ways your dynamics 365 business central system can be used by your marketing manager. My name is John white and I’m the solution consultant for Technology Management Concepts. Let’s get started! 

Marketing managers have their own unique concerns, and Dynamics 365 Business Central provides the depth and clarity of vision that they need. In this video, I’ll show you how to create a campaign,  select your target audience, initiate the campaign and track that campaign. 

Research on Dynamics 365 Business Central

Let’s assume the marketing team begins any campaign or product launch through research and investigation of the business, company personnel and company’s success and failures. This is essential before investing in any campaign or promo or the launch of a new product. Using integrated tools from Dynamics 365 plus teams and SharePoint provides the marketing manager with a wealth of information to make good decisions for the business. When logged into Dynamics 365 Business Central, the marketing manager leverages other Microsoft Cloud apps to complete their job. With a single click, the manager can toggle between those applications. 

Recently the organization has begun leveraging Microsoft Teams to collaborate and share, ideas, files etc. Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork: all your content tools, people, conversations are available in the team’s workspace. With teams dedicated for the corporation for marketing operations sales each team or department can better collaborate with internal and external team members. The documents and files embedded in conversations are a natural part of the organization. This file, the “campaign details” was uploaded to the file library by way of Dynamics 365 Business Central. This is a current detailed view of the campaign. Close the viewer. We can see any additional files associated with this campaign; just click to open those additional files. Additional reports from Dynamics 365 Business Central have been shared in Microsoft Teams.(click the link! We have a special offer going on right now!) This removes any of the traditional barriers of sharing information to team members who can use the information to make better decisions. In this top 20 inventory list, the top 20 inventory items sold so far are displayed. Intrigued by the trends shown here, the marketing manager can begin a conversation with the other team members. It began typing into the message box and then posted their comment. Collaboration has now begun, if you click the ellipsis you can select the library of SharePoint and see the files that are also available there.  Embedded OneNote notebooks provide additional avenues to collaborate and conduct additional research. With those conversations documents and notes all completed we can return to Dynamics 365 Business Central. With the security credentials, the marketing manager does not need to login to their other Microsoft Cloud app, just click Dynamics 365 we’re now back in Business Central. 

Creating a new campaign on Dynamics 365 BC

Let’s create our new campaign! From the marketing managers homepage, a new campaign is just a click away. Enter a description for your new campaign. The next campaign number is automatically assigned. Next, we’ll define the status code for the campaign. While not a required field, tracking the status of any all campaigns helps the marketing manager remain organized and productive with which campaigns are planned, started or completed. Enter start and end dates for the campaign.  Initiating a campaign is simple and requires just a few clicks. We’re all done here! 

Identifying the target audience with Dynamics 365 BC

Now we need to identify the target audience for this campaign. The marketing manager creates a segment to select the contacts that he wants to interact with for the upcoming campaign. We’re going to add a new segment, of course, the marketing manager could also use an existing segment if desired. Type a description to name the segment; we’ll select from a list of customers by adding our contacts. You can use a variety of criteria to select contacts or refine our targets. You can see more when I scroll down. For this segment, the campaign will include all of our existing customers, we’ll select ‘customer’ and select ‘ok.’ The customers selected based on the filters chosen are now imported into the lines. We’re now ready for our next step. 

Activating the Campaign on D365 BC

Next up in the campaign is to initiate the campaign and send out collateral to the customers who visited the booth at last month’s trade show. We’ll select campaigns, with the campaign highlighted,  select ‘active sale prices line discounts.’ We’ll select ‘process’ and then the ‘activate sales price line discounts.’ Since we did not associate any special pricing, the system provides a notification to ensure we still want to activate the campaign. In this scenario, we’re only interested in tracking the follow-up from customers who attended a recent trade show and no special or promo pricing has been applied. The campaign has now been activated! 

We’ll open the ‘segments’ on our target list, it opens segment SM00001 (the visitors at our trade show last month). The campaign we created was designed as an email campaign, it includes: an e-book or an electronic book as an attachment once the campaign is active the marketing manager can begin to log activities and interactions with the targeted segment. We’ll click ‘OK.’ Before initiating the email campaign, the marketing manager will preview the attachment before it’s delivered to the target customers. This opens the PDF attachment our ebook is being sent to all the target customers.  Marketing manager is now ready to hit the send button. The campaign is active and the emails have been sent. 

Tracking the campaign on D365BC

Marketing managers are also interested in tracking the success of the campaign; key statistics, such as email has delivered the costs, the time etc are all tracked. Click on the ‘active campaigns tile’ on the marketing managers homepage. With the campaign highlighted, select ‘statistics’ we’ll select ‘process’ and then the ‘statistics’ link. The statistics page tracks key data points, such as opportunities, number of targets, costs, etc. I will now open the report on our campaign. Here’s the updated details in process for the campaign. Full circle I will be back at the marketing manager’s homepage. 

The goal of this scenario has to demonstrate how the marketing manager would benefit from Microsoft Dynamics 365. The results show how we can reduce the number of clicks, limit errors and ensure data accuracy while we track our campaign profitability. 

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