Item by Item (IBI) Releases Microsoft D365 Retail Training Courses and Learning Paths

 DALLAS, TX, March 12, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The new on-line training for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Retail introduces over 90 new micro-courses around 6 new learning paths servicing Point of Sales (POS) functions for store managers and associates, back office and headquarters functions for master data management, pricing, assortments and replenishments. 

"We are very excited to provide this new set of micro-courses in the retail area covering not only back office functions, but also the POS experience as well. Our company motto is "teaching tomorrow's skill today". We continue to focus on skill-based training that can support various roles in a company, from retail buyer who manages replenishments, to a store associate who performs POS transactions," said Elif Item, CEO of Item by Item.

The new micro courses and learning paths are available immediately within IBI Learning Platform to existing learners as well as new ones.

Item by Item (IBI) Releases Discrete Manufacturing Training Courses and Learning Paths on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations

IBI has announced today the release of 65 new micro-courses and 4 new learning paths for D365 Finance and Operations.

DALLAS, TX, November 21, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Item by Item (IBI) has announced today the release of 65 new micro-courses and 4 new learning paths for D365 Finance and Operations (F&O). The new micro courses will teach learners skills within discrete manufacturing functional area of D365 F&O. The courses are organized and presented to learners within four new learning paths: Manufactured Product Manager, Manufacturing Planner, Production Clerk/Analyst, and Manufacturing Cost Analyst."We are proud to offer these additional courses and learning paths to make our customer's learning experience more comprehensive. It is our goal to continuously improve our learning platform; not only the learning experience and monitoring capabilities, but also the depth of content for D365 Finance and Operations," said Elif Item, CEO of Item by Item.The new micro courses and learning paths will be available immediately within IBI Learning Platform to existing learners as well as new ones.Item by Item (IBI), provider of IBI Learning Platform, delivers quick, convenient, and cost-effective online and mobile training to Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance and Operations implementation teams and end users.

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MSDW Podcast: Meeting the training needs of Microsoft D365 FO users

MSDW Podcast: Meeting the training needs of Microsoft D365 FO users

MSDW Podcast: Meeting the training needs of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations users

Our guest on this episode, Elif Item, founder of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations training firm Item by Item,  has worked with AX and D365FO for more than a decade and recently took her years of consulting and project-based work and translated them into a new video-based training platform designed to offer smaller, digestible units of educational content for companies deploying D365FO.

We talk about Elif's history in the Dynamics channel, her new company, and D365FO customers' training needs.

How to create a Training Plan for a D365 F&O implementation

Creating a comprehensive training plan is key to a successful implementation of D365 F&O.

Recently we have put together these diary entries for MSDynamicsWorld to help their members to gain better understanding of the training plan creation process, considerations, and success factors.

I hope you find them helpful as well...

Diary 1 from Project Manager: What is our Project Manager planning to do to make sure all end users are trained?

Diary 2 from Training Coordinator: How is our Training Coordinator taking online training into consideration as a part of the training plan?

Diary 3 from Training Coordinator: It is time to focus on make-or-buy decision for the remaining of the D365 F&O training we need to deliver to our end users.

Guest Blog: The early bird gets the worm

We’ve all heard that expression that emphases that starting a task early will yield a better reward or result. I feel that this adage can be applied to ERP training as well. Item by Item (IBI) Learning Platform is an excellent tool that is going to allow employees to get high quality, online training for Dynamics 365 earlier than has been typically possible. Do you want your employees to get to be Early Birds?

 After having worked over the last 13 years on numerous Dynamics AX (now D365) projects of various sizes and in a multitude of industries, one common thread that has tied all these projects together is the need for employee training. Proper employee training on ERP projects can contribute to a successful rollout that quickly achieves the software’s desired outcomes. On the other hand, when employee training is left as an afterthought, projects often struggle to get off the ground, causing frustration, poor adoption, and sometimes even financial losses. Fortunately, there’s a product like IBI Learning Platform that can help employees get the necessary training they need, sooner.

I stress that word “sooner” because I’ve seen it happen, time and time again, where during a Dynamics project, training is given, but only right before go-live. To be fair, there are some good reasons for training employees just before a go-live, but this does not mean that employees shouldn’t be trained much earlier as well. Typically, classroom training is given to employees a few weeks or days before a go-live. However, this is often too late for employees to be able to dive deep into topics that affect their day-to-day jobs. As such, this classroom training skims over the surface of the software and leaves employees feeling frustrated as they neither learn the software basics comprehensively, nor learn how to do their specific job in the new software.

The way to combat this training conundrum is to get users into training much earlier. However, this is often hard to do in the traditional classroom training method as it takes too much time to create the learning materials and creating a schedule that works for everyone is quite difficult, especially when there isn’t a sense of urgency. As such, I see the perfect solution in IBI. Using this tool, a company can provide access to their employees to do tailored, comprehensive D365 training, in a flexible format – several months before a go-live. This will allow employees to get a very thorough understanding of the out-of-the box Dynamics 365 platform. Subsequently, when it is closer to go-live, traditional classroom training can be used to further enhance employees’ knowledge of D365 and at the same time, company business processes and/or customized functionality can be taught. In this dual approach to training, employees can benefit from self-paced, online training, as well as classroom training that is job specific. Using the IBI learning platform for the initial training will allow for the classroom training to be more in-depth and company specific. This is a recipe for success.

James Earles

Solution Architect, Dynamics, Microsoft EMEA