You are involved only in Business Central business and now you have Enterprise Resource Planning competency. But this competency is not in the cloud and if you want to get Cloud Business Application competency you can choose one of the options as a two different paths in achieving competencies:
- Customer Engagements options
- Unified Operations option
The first one is for CRM partners and the second one is in ERP. But when you read details, this is for Finance, Supply Chain Management, Retail and Talent (F&O) and all required exams are from F&O. If you want to continue only in Business Central and want cloud competency as Business Central is cloud product, you probably don’t know how you can fit with these requirements.
OK before I continue, I need to mention that this is my private text and it doesn’t represent Microsoft official statement, and this is not an announcement. Everything I’m writing here is based on Cecilia Flombaum presentation on the Microsoft Inspire a few days ago. If you want to see whole presentation, session is still available here (first part of presentation is mostly about Partner Contribution Indicator, but you can find BC details from cca 13:30).
She mentioned that we can expect a Business Central differentiation as well as Power Platform differentiation if you are focused only on one of these solutions. That will allow Business Central partner to achieve their silver and/or gold statuses in Cloud Business Application competency.
Currently we don’t know what will be required to achieve competency and statuses and if it will be connected with recently announced BC exam (probably yes).
But Business Central implementers will have one more opportunity – to achieve Small and Midsize Cloud Solutions competency through a Business Central differentiation opportunity. Probably there will be some differences i.e. slightly different threshold.
OK, this is everything we know for now. As sook as we have more information, you can find it on the Microsoft Partner Network.
3 thoughts on “Cloud Partner Competencies and Business Central”
I was at the same session at MS INSPIRE and I was wondering how a Dynamics NAV Partner can get the competences according to their expertise. I hope we can have a beeter guideline for theses king of partners- Greetings from Colombia
I think that path is pretty clear now. OK we need to have announced required details, but this will come soon. Of course only for BC, not for NAV 🙂
Yes, you are right! All our knowledge from NAV and experience from the last years has been migrated to Business Central. In terms of Development & funtional consultants, they have had a clear perspective about ho to work in Business Central. A cloud competence is a must go to Microsoft, reason why we have cloud platform competency. Now, we have a clear path in Business Apllications! Keeping an eye on the latest Microsoft updates.