What does the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Accreditation Really Mean for You?

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On this blog you will find contributions from Microsoft ISV partners, such as IPM Global and others who have developed add on products to further enhance the features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. As Microsoft CRM has been designed in such a way, it enables independent software companies to build their own products on top of the CRM framework.

 However, the important thing to know about these add on products is that although anyone can develop them, only some carry the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) accreditation. So what does CfMD mean for you, the end user, and why should you only buy Microsoft Dynamics add on products that carry this logo?

 Microsoft is one of the most reputable software companies in the world and in order to keep this reputation, they ensure strict quality controls and product testing for any product they associate their name with. This means that products built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM framework must follow stringent guidelines and pass vigorous testing by independent software testers in order to obtain the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics accreditation.

 For you, this means when you invest in CRM add ons that carry the CfMD accreditation,you can be sure the add on product has been developed in line with Microsoft’s strict quality standards. It will not be ‘flaky’ or full of hidden bugs and coding issues, and it has the backing of Microsoft behind it.

 Sometimes CRM add on products that don’t carry the CfMD accreditation may look like a cheaper or easier alternative, but in the long run they can end up costing companies time and money in rework and can encounter problems when it’s time to upgrade to new versions of CRM. So if you are considering purchasing an ISV add on product for any of the Microsoft Dynamics suite, always ensure you are getting the best quality products by only considering those that carry the CfMD logo. This will ensure you have a solid product that won’t cost you time, money and effort in the long run.


As such, we are very proud that our IPM project management software suite is fully certified for Microsoft Dynamics, so if you would like to find out more about our please do not hesitate to contact Scott Drushella at IPM Global USA.


By Reef Fielding, IPM Global: the creators of IPM – a Project Management Solution Certified for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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