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Queue Associates (a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner) is re-publishing, in entirety, our Managing Director, Jeffrey Goldstein‘s, first letter from the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP US), following his election last month to the role of U.S. Board President. The letter follows.
Hello IAMCP-US Community –
I am honored beyond words to have been elected to serve as your President of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners, United States (IAMCP US), and I’m filled with enthusiasm following our February Board of Directors meetings in Washington, DC.
Our code of ethics is a subject that is very important to me. It is as follows: “Members of the IAMCP Partner Community are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence. These principles apply to all activities wherever they occur. They address responsibilities to the public, which the professional serves, to the clients and users of the computer technology industry who help to shape and build the industry environment and to professional colleagues within the industry.”
In keeping with these standards of professionalism and the presence of such a strong community, I would like to let everyone know how supportive all of the leaders and members of the IAMCP have been during the Board of Directors transition. In particular, this includes the still-active President Emeritus, Randy Steinle, and Ro Kolakowski, Jon Sastre and Rudy Rodriguez. David Gersten, IAMCP US Vice President, and Debra Pfundstein, Secretary, have been awesome and endlessly helpful to our efforts! Tom Major will continue to lead the Finance Committee, and has done such a terrific job with our US operations that he has been asked to help the International Finance committee.
I am extremely excited about our senior level regional leaders:
- West: Ro Kolakowski, who will be heading up the Western Region
- Central: Ken Meyer, who will be managing the Central Region
- East: Keith Keeler, who will be taking over the Eastern Region
I’m also thrilled to announce the following leaders:
- US Vice President: David Gersten will manage the Regional Chairs. David’s focus will be on P3 which is Partnering, Process and Participation and establishing 51 Chapters in the US!
- US Secretary: Debra Pfundstein, who is the first-ever woman elected to the IAMCP US Executive Board, will serve as both the US Secretary and the International Inspire Chairperson. Debra did a fantastic job last year delivering the Inspire event for the IAMCP in 2017 and will continue in her role for 2018.
- Membership: Sharan Hildebrand will continue to lead the Membership committee and has a very aggressive calendar year-end goal of 1,000 paid members. Sharan will require everyone’s support to attain this attainable, but aggressive, objective.
- Sponsorship: Erik Frantzen, our very own Sponsorship Chair, has done a spectacular job with his professionalism and drive for sponsorship on behalf of IAMCP US. We will challenge him this year with a goal of delivering $200,000 in funding over the calendar year.
- Marketing & Communications: Jon Rivers, our Marketing and Communications guru, will continue to lead the Marcom committee. Jon has a very aggressive goal of 4,000 IAMCP US followers! Please follow us @iamcpus and share our story!
- Women in Technology: Beth Burrell is leading our Special Interest Group (SIG) Community, Women in Technology. Beth has a very aggressive goal of growing 38 active WIT chapters in the US and will work closely with Christine Bongard, the International WIT Chairperson. Supporting Beth in her efforts are:
- Advocacy: Our Advocacy Committee will continue to be led by Ryan Risley. Ryan has a goal of 38 active Advocacy ambassadors, one in each of our 38 US chapters. Ryan is truly a role model for Advocacy Ambassadors across the US.
- MIST (Microsoft IAMCP Strategy Team): Lastly, but perhaps the most important committee, is MIST, which is led by Randy Steinle. Randy will lead our Microsoft Liaison Team to foster the positive working relationship with the Microsoft Team.
Two other initiatives that we are researching include the IAMCP University and the development of a Project Management Organization (PMO). Stay tuned for additional details on these special projects and potential committees.
In conclusion, I am extremely excited to be working with Jon Sastre, our International IAMCP President and former US President. Jon is a great leader and I am confident he will make the International Worldwide IAMCP the best Microsoft Partner Organization on the planet!
On Friday, February 23, 2018, the IAMCP-US announced “a new slate of leaders for 2018.”According to a press release from the IAMCP Marketing Communications team, “The new IAMCP-US board of directors has a combined 90+ years of Microsoft experience spanning Dynamics, Office 365 and Azure.”
Among these newly-appointed leaders, is Queue Associates‘ Managing Director, Jeffrey Goldstein, who has been named IAMCP US President. Jeff stated, as indicated in a pull quote from the release, ” ‘…There is a significant opportunity for partners in the Microsoft partner ecosystem. I look forward to helping IAMCP members understand the opportunities and to working together in partner-to-partner efforts.’ – Jeffrey Goldstein, incoming president.”
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SEATTLE (PRWEB) February 23, 2018 — The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners US Team, the IAMCP-US, is announcing an update to the board with the installation of a new slate of leaders for 2018 with a new president, vice president, and secretary. As the organization continues to transform to meet the needs of the members and to adapt to the Microsoft Partner community, several leaders are taking on new roles. We congratulate them and thank them for their service and commitment to the partner community.
The duties and responsibilities for these roles on the board will continue to serve IAMCP members and Microsoft partners in the United States.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Goldstein and David Gersten. They have been appointed to the roles of president and vice president, respectively. Additionally, congratulations to Tom Major and Debra Pfundstein. They have been appointed to the roles of treasurer and secretary, respectively. We also recognize and thank outgoing president Randy Steinle for his commitment to the partner community.
Mr. Goldstein is the managing director at Queue Associates, Inc., a privately held Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics. Goldstein has been a longtime supporter of the IAMCP and has served in several roles on the US and International IAMCP board of directors.
As part of his role, Mr. Goldstein will be leading the 38 chapters across the United States to help ensure Microsoft partners get the information they need to connect, learn and grow their businesses.
“As the incoming president, I am looking forward to continuing the great momentum the board has begun. I look forward to taking on this responsibility and to meeting IAMCP members and growing the member base,” said Goldstein. “With the changes Microsoft has made in the One Commercial Partner (OCP) organization, there is a significant opportunity for partners in the Microsoft partner ecosystem. I look forward to helping IAMCP members understand the opportunities and to working together in partner-to-partner efforts. I encourage current and potential Microsoft partners to join us and become part of the global IAMCP community.”
“As the outgoing president, I want to congratulate the incoming president, Jeffrey Goldstein, and wish him well in carrying on this incredibly rewarding role,” said Randy Steinle. “I was honored and privileged to meet with and help numerous partners and Microsoft contacts in my tenure. The future is bright for Microsoft partners and the IAMCP.”
David Gersten will be taking on the role of vice president. In this role he will take on some of the duties and responsibilities of the president during absences. He will also take on the responsibility of ensuring the rest of the board and the 38 chapters have the support they need to operate efficiently while serving the IAMCP members.
Tom Major will be continuing in the role of treasurer, a role he has held for several years. The IAMCP thanks Mr. Major for his time and commitment to ensure continuity with the operational and financial elements of the organization.
Debra Pfundstein will be taking on the role of secretary. We look forward to her energy, commitment to partners, and ability to take charge and get things done.
Welcome to the new slate of leaders.
If you are a Microsoft partner, or thinking of becoming one, we want to talk with you. Our goal at the IAMCP is to help partners to maximize their engagement with Microsoft and with other partners. We encourage you to attend a local chapter meeting in your area. You can find more about chapter meetings on the IAMCP-US.org Calendar.
From experience we know that a strong local IAMCP chapter leads to a lot of partner and customer success. We look forward to helping a lot of new and existing Microsoft partners in 2018 and we encourage them to join the IAMCP so that we can Connect, Learn, and Grow their businesses.
About the IAMCP
The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) represents Microsoft’s best of breed partners from around the globe. Our organization was formed in 1994 and provides Microsoft Partners a voice into Microsoft programs, to the IT community at large, as well as a vehicle to facilitate mutual growth and business development among partners. The non-profit organization is operated by an annually elected board of directors and is funded through membership fees and sponsor grants. For more details.
The IAMCP – United States has over 38 chapters throughout the continental United States. Through membership meetings, social networking events and local websites, IAMCP – United States chapters link members with each other and with industry news from Microsoft. When you join an IAMCP – US chapter, you’re on your way to accessing networking capabilities and skill sets normally limited to only big-name consultancies. For information about joining the IAMCP, see the Join Us page – https://iamcp.site-ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp?
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For questions, contact the IAMCP Marketing Communications Team – us.marcom(at)iamcp(dot)org
On May 21, Muhammad Alam, General Manager, Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations at Microsoft, published an article entitled, “Happy 2nd Anniversary to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.” In Alam’s post, he indicated that, on the same day, “James Philip, CVP of Business Applications, shared details of our Spring 2018 release, including version 8.0 of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.” He continued: “With the Spring release, we have reached the two-year mark of the Finance and Operations initial availability to the market. As I thought about the work that has gone into this release, I wanted to take a moment to thank our customers and highlight what we have accomplished in these first two years.”
According to Alam: “With the introduction of Finance and Operations, we delivered a new, modern service that shifts from being just a system of record to a system of intelligence. We help customers share information within their organization and across their supply chain by delivering real-time intelligence and actionable, predictive insights to keep business’ competitive using embedded Power BI analytics, Cortana intelligence, and advanced IoT and machine learning technologies.”
He then cited the following highlights of the solutions over the past two years:
- Over 50 role-based insightful, customizable workspaces.
- Built 1,200 pre-defined business process flows.
- Offer over 20 Power BI content packs.
- Created task-based guided experience.
- Flexible and agile financial reporting.
- Flexible deployment options–Cloud, on-premises, and cloud + edge.
- Delivered localizations and regulatory updates across 34 countries and 41 languages.
- Move from over-layering to extensions.
- Increased our financially-backed Service Level Agreement (SLA) to 99.9%.
- Commitment to achieving and maintaining the industry certifications that our customers need to support their business needs.
- Launched, then expanded our FastTrack service for Finance and Operations.
- Rapidly growing Finance and Operations partner solutions.
- Enabled seamless, connected and configurable business processes.
- We are committed to Finance and Operations being ready for the May 25, 2018 enactment of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
“And,” according to Alam, “the momentum continues… we believe we are just getting started.” He wrote, “Our North Star is to drive continuous innovation that helps our customers achieve true digital transformation.”
Contact Queue Associates for More Information
Please contact Queue Associates (a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner) to learn more about our services surrounding Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Finance and Operations, and other complimentary Microsoft solutions (including upgrades to new Microsoft Dynamics services). You can reach us by completing the form on our CONTACT page, or by calling +44 020 7549 1606.
NEW YORK, February 26, 2018 — Jeffrey Goldstein, Managing Director of Queue Associates, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner has been elected president of the United States chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) .
After previously serving as president of the New Jersey Chapter of IAMCP, Goldstein assumed his new role effective February 1, 2018. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to serve as president of such a tremendous organization,” Jeffrey Goldstein said. As the leading networking organization in the Microsoft partner community, IAMCP offers members business opportunities through partner to partner networking, advocacy, community service, and education and growth.
Microsoft Partners who are members of IAMCP provide an array of Microsoft Technology options including: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Server Technology, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and more. Additionally, the IAMCP says, “Partners that are part of the IAMCP typically enjoy significantly higher revenues and higher margins than their counterparts.”
Mr. Goldstein added, “I look forward to working with so many of my innovative, business and technologically minded colleagues and to represent an organization that has been such a vocal member of the IT community.” Before 1992, Goldstein was a Senior Computer Consultant at Gotham Computer Services, ultimately co-founding Queue Associates, Inc. that same year. Goldstein would go on to serve as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, President and eventually Managing Director for Queue with offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. As a global leading specialist for Microsoft Technology, today Queue supports more than 400 clients worldwide and their award-winning team is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable business transformation solution consulting organizations in the industry.
ABOUT QUEUE ASSOCIATES
Queue Associates is a Microsoft Gold-Certified global information technology consulting firm with offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. Their primary focus is to support Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions, including accounting, finance, project accounting, financial reporting, Internet-enabled enterprise resource planning (ERP), sales force automation and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
To learn more about Queue Associates, or about Jeffrey Goldstein, Queue’s Managing Director and IAMCP US President, please complete the form on our CONTACT page, or call +44 020 7549 1606.
The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is the leading independent global organization for business networking in the Microsoft partner eco-system, with 100+ chapters in over 40 countries around the world. Its members represent the trusted, independent voice of the Microsoft partner community.
To learn more about IAMCP US, please visit this website.
Microsoft is happy to announce that the new Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018 is scheduled for release on MAY 1, 2018! Look for current information and updates in the coming months on CustomerSource, PartnerSource, and in future webinar offerings.
From the Microsoft Dynamics SL Users Group (MS DSLUG): We invite you to REGISTER and attend the Dynamics SL Users Group 2018 Conference (details under “Events”) for a sneak peek at the SL 2018 solution!
Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018 release will start a new quarterly release cycle
The goal is to be able to roll out new features even after the initial release of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018.
Contact Queue Associates for More Information
Please contact Queue Associates (a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner) for more information about upgrades to the new MS Dynamics SL 2018. You can reach us by completing the form on our CONTACT page, or call +44 020 7549 1606 for your local region (U.S. and Global locations).