Innovia Newsletter, May 2016
Customer Conference 2016

Hello and welcome to the May Innovia newsletter.  What a great month!  The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming, and is so nice to get outside.  One way we got outside recently was at the Innovia Customer Conference.  It was a wonderful two days with customers, prospective customers, and our product partners.  As in past years, the reception was definitely a highlight.  The time to visit and catch up with customers and partners without worrying about getting to the next session made for an enjoyable evening.  To kick off the main event, Errol Schoenfish from Microsoft gave the keynote and provided some great insight as to the new technology that Microsoft is rolling into their product suite.  It was exciting to see all of these investments coming together for Dynamics customers.  Seeing how we can "ask Cortana" to show us our top customers or yesterday's sales and the system automagically provides answers was amazing.  Clearly Microsoft has put a lot of effort to incorporate all of their solutions into improving the experience for end users.  Breakout sessions provided both interesting product discussion and interaction between end users as to how to get more from their Dynamics NAV.  We hope that the seeds that were planted during this session bloom into improved use of your Dynamics NAV system!  We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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Tom Doran, Customer Engagement Director
Innovia Consulting

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3 Tips for Transportation Management with Dynamics NAV
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Shiny New Gadget of the Month
Knight Rider Charger

The Knight Rider KITT Car USB Charger has two USB ports, each capable of charging almost any USB-powered device (one puts out 2.1 Amp and one puts out 1.0 Amp). But it also has that signature light sequence from KITT's voicebox we all know and love, synced to respond to 11 different audio phrases from the TV show. And in case you ever need less 80s, there's a switch to turn the whole thing off or mute him.

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Quick Quiz
This Months Question
What are 3 things you should consider when when evaluating your logistics and transportation requirements?

a. Your business needs 
b. The solution's capabilities
c. The technology
d. All of the above

Submit your answer to [email protected] A winner will be drawn from the correct responses to win a Shiny New Gadget..

Last Months Answer
What is the date of the Innovia Customer Conference?

a. May 11 - 12, 2016
b. June 11 - 12, 2016
c. July 11 - 12, 2016
d. August 11 - 12, 2016

Answer: a. May 11 - 12, 2016

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