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Microsoft Dynamics is an integrated suite of business management services, all built upon familiar Microsoft interfaces. With powerful capabilities for CRM, business intelligence, operations, and supply chain management, Microsoft Dynamics are experiencing significant marketplace growth - and that means opportunity for you.
  • Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Logo
    The Certified for Microsoft Dynamics program helps you to differentiate your innovative software solutions in the marketplace with a distinctive logo and a portfolio of marketing benefits. Certified solutions can inspire more confidence with new customers by their status of having met Microsoft's most demanding standards for partner software solutions. Click here to learn more about the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics program.
  • Free tools for developing your solution
    We've compiled the resources you need to build, test, and market your solution into one resource: the Innovate On website.
  • Substantial sales and marketing support
    Receive prominent placement in Microsoft directories, discounts on search advertising, inclusion in product launch activities, and more.
  • Profile your solution on the Microsoft Solution Profiler*
    Your name, your solution, and your distinguishing logo are exposed to a vast Microsoft audience of decision-makers. This is a valuable source for leads and an important market differentiator in today's hypercompetitive marketplace.


*Microsoft Partner Program enrollment is required. Click here to learn more about the benefits of joining the Microsoft Partner Program.

Dynamics CRM

Learn Build Test Market
Use these resources to help speed your development and testing processes for earning the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics logo.
The Microsoft CRM ISV SaaS Readiness Program

The ISV SaaS Readiness Program is designed to help you to successfully plan, execute and launch a best-of-breed software + services solution using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform. Wherever you are in the process of planning, building, testing and launching your Dynamics CRM based application, this program will get you to market faster, accelerate your revenue growth, and enable you to achieve success in the rapidly changing and competitive on-demand services market landscape. Visit crm.dynamics.com now to learn more about:
  • This unique program and what it can do for you.
  • The innovative ISV SaaS Readiness Self Assessment tool that will enable you to continuously keep track of your progress from inception, through concept, to market and beyond.
  • Resources for building your knowledge base about Dynamics CRM and SaaS.
Visit the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Center
Find links to the latest documentation, join newsgroup discussions, and download customization tools.

Read the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog
Visit the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team blog and talk directly with the people who know the product inside and out.

Visit the Microsoft Dynamics Technical Forums
Visit the MSDN developer forums to join the discussion within the Dynamics developer community.

Tune into Microsoft Dynamics Live or On-Demand Webcasts
Presented by Microsoft Dynamics technology specialists who work with customers every day, these on-demand webcasts offer real examples of the ways people in various businesses have benefited from Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

Get Advanced Training on Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Download the Dynamics CRM 4.0 SDK
This complete software kit contains system requirements, downloads, instructions, related resources—and a special link to what other developers are downloading.

View On-Demand Dynamics CRM Webcasts: Focus on the Customer
Tune in and learn how you can help increase sales success, deliver superior customer service, and make informed, agile business decisions with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Download Sure Step Tools
The Sure Step Methodology points to the product-specific tools that can help you in implementation, configuration and upgrading of projects. You can use these tools along with the Sure Step Methodology, or on their own. Start streamlining processes today with Sure Step Tools! Get Updates on Microsoft Dynamics Developer Conferences and Events
Join together with your business community to learn more about technology solutions and business processes that work best for your people.

The Microsoft CRM ISV SaaS Readiness Program

The ISV SaaS Readiness Program is designed to help you to successfully plan, execute and launch a best-of-breed software + services solution using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform. Wherever you are in the process of planning, building, testing and launching your Dynamics CRM based application, this program will get you to market faster, accelerate your revenue growth, and enable you to achieve success in the rapidly changing and competitive on-demand services market landscape. Visit crm.dynamics.com now to learn more about:
  • This unique program and what it can do for you.
  • The innovative ISV SaaS Readiness Self Assessment tool that will enable you to continuously keep track of your progress from inception, through concept, to market and beyond.
  • Resources for building your knowledge base about Dynamics CRM and SaaS.

As a critical step for certification, your Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution will be tested for compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics platform upon which it runs.
You will also need 10 recommendations from customers who are currently using your application built on Microsoft Dynamics platform.

Our testing vendor, VeriTest, will guide you through the process, answer questions, and provide support. There is a basic testing fee of $3,500 payable to VeriTest. Pretesting is also available for an additional cost of $1800.

Visit VeriTest to learn more about the testing process, prices, and testing support.

Test Your Solution for Interoperability
Regardless of whether you choose to enroll your solution in the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics initiative, Microsoft recommends testing your solution for interoperability with the Microsoft Dynamics platform. VeriTest will provide support for you throughout the testing process.

Raising the Bar
At Microsoft, we recognize that the testing process is rigorous, built upon recommendations from both ISV partners and customers. Benefits, however, are significant: First, your customers can deploy your new application with confidence. You gain a market differentiator that demonstrates your technical excellence. Equally important, you communicate your willingness to go the extra mile to earn customer satisfaction.

We want to hear from you
Help drive the Microsoft Dynamics certification process forward by sharing your ideas and suggestions. The current standards for testing are based upon recommendations from both customers and ISVs. If you have questions or comments, we'd like to hear them. Send an email to mscwinfo@microsoft.com.

The Microsoft CRM ISV SaaS Readiness Program

The ISV SaaS Readiness Program is designed to help you to successfully plan, execute and launch a best-of-breed software + services solution using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform. Wherever you are in the process of planning, building, testing and launching your Dynamics CRM based application, this program will get you to market faster, accelerate your revenue growth, and enable you to achieve success in the rapidly changing and competitive on-demand services market landscape. Visit crm.dynamics.com now to learn more about:
  • This unique program and what it can do for you.
  • The innovative ISV SaaS Readiness Self Assessment tool that will enable you to continuously keep track of your progress from inception, through concept, to market and beyond.
  • Resources for building your knowledge base about Dynamics CRM and SaaS.

Microsoft provides extensive support as you move into each phase of marketing and selling your CRM solution built on Microsoft Dynamics software. Find below tools, templates, independent market research studies, links to discounted advertising, and other support.

Take advantage of the following resources to position your solution effectively and close more sales:
  • Join the Microsoft Partner Program
    The Microsoft Partner Program (MSPP) delivers tools and resources to help your business become profitable regardless of its size or focus. Three levels of membership—with increasing benefits at each successive level—mean you can join at a level that aligns with your business strategies. Please note: MSPP registration is required to access the marketing resources below.
  • Showcase Your Solution in the Microsoft Solution Profiler
    Profile your solution just once—a template is provided—and your solution will be listed on global Microsoft sites. This large and growing audience consists of business and technical decision makers from multiple industries, a valuable source of leads.
  • Join Dynamics PartnerSource
    Microsoft PartnerSource is a secure extranet for partners working with Microsoft business solutions. You'll find additional sales, marketing, support, downloads, and implementation information exclusively for Microsoft partners.
  • Access Independent Industry Analyst Reports
    These analyses provide valuable insights on industry trends that can help you determine your market positioning and close more effectively. These non-sponsored reports, published by respected research firms, normally require a subscription or substantial fee, but they're available at no charge to partners in the Microsoft Partner Program.
  • Make Full Use of the Microsoft Dynamics Selling Site
    Get the information you need to effectively compete in today's marketplace, while enhancing your role as a trusted business advisor. You can share these roadmaps and Microsoft Business Solution strategies with your customers and prospects, or use them purely to enhance your own business effectiveness (Note: you must be enrolled in PartnerSource to access this resource).
  • Use Sure Step to Help You Win More Business
    Sure Step is designed to help drive your productivity by providing you with a standard set of tools and templates which help ensure your customers' projects are completed efficiently (Note: you must be enrolled in PartnerSource to access this resource).

The Microsoft CRM ISV SaaS Readiness Program

The ISV SaaS Readiness Program is designed to help you to successfully plan, execute and launch a best-of-breed software + services solution using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform. Wherever you are in the process of planning, building, testing and launching your Dynamics CRM based application, this program will get you to market faster, accelerate your revenue growth, and enable you to achieve success in the rapidly changing and competitive on-demand services market landscape. Visit crm.dynamics.com now to learn more about:
  • This unique program and what it can do for you.
  • The innovative ISV SaaS Readiness Self Assessment tool that will enable you to continuously keep track of your progress from inception, through concept, to market and beyond.
  • Resources for building your knowledge base about Dynamics CRM and SaaS.

Dynamics ERP

Learn Build Test Market
Use these resources to help speed your development and testing processes for earning the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics logo.

Learn About the Microsoft Dynamics Product Lines
Microsoft Dynamics software includes the following product lines to provide one solution that is familiar to your people, fits with your systems, and fuels your business productivity. Visit the Microsoft Download Center
Visit the Microsoft Download Center to find and download Microsoft Dynamics software, SDKs, white papers, and more. Learn About High Technical Standards Set for Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Partner Software Solutions
This customer-focused article provides a good overview of the rigorous testing standards required of all Microsoft Dynamics-based solutions.

Review FAQ's About the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Program

Visit the VeriTest Website
Get details about testing your software solution and learn about how to achieve the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics logo.

Visit the Microsoft Developer Center
Find links to the latest documentation, join newsgroup discussions, and download customization tools.

Get Updates on Microsoft Dynamics Developer Conferences and Events
Join together with your business community to learn more about technology solutions and business processes that work best for your people.

Tune into Microsoft Dynamics Live or On-Demand Webcasts
Presented by Microsoft Dynamics technology specialists who work with customers every day, these on-demand webcasts offer real examples of the ways people in various businesses have benefited from Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

Register for Free Live Webcasts
Make an investment in your career—get advanced training on features and capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Microsoft Dynamics GP Microsoft Dynamics NAV Microsoft Dynamics SL
As a critical step for certification, your Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution will be tested for compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics platform upon which it runs. The Certified for Microsoft Dynamics testing process is rigorous, built upon recommendations from both ISV partners and customers. Benefits, however, are significant: First, your customers can deploy your new application with confidence. You gain a market differentiator that demonstrates your technical excellence. Equally important, you communicate your willingness to go the extra mile to earn customer satisfaction.

Our testing vendor, VeriTest, will guide you through the process, answer questions, and provide support. There is a basic testing fee of $3,500 payable to VeriTest. Pretesting is also available for an additional cost of $1,800. You have the opportunity to earn 30 Partner Points in the Microsoft Partner Program for testing your solution. Please refer to the Microsoft Partner Program Guide for the detailed rules.

Get Your Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Logo
Visit VeriTest to learn more about the testing process, prices, and testing support.

Test Your Solution for Compatibility
Regardless of whether you choose to enroll your solution in the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics initiative, Microsoft recommends testing your solution for compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics platform. VeriTest will provide support for you throughout the testing process.

We Want to Hear From You
Help drive the Microsoft Dynamics certification process forward by sharing your ideas and suggestions. The current standards for testing are based upon recommendations from both customers and ISVs. If you have questions or comments, we'd like to hear them. Send an email to mscwinfo@microsoft.com.

Market Your Solution
Microsoft provides extensive support as you move into each phase of marketing and selling your solution built on Microsoft Dynamics software. Below you can find tools, templates, independent market research studies, links to discounted advertising, and other support.

Take advantage of the following resources to position your solution effectively and close more sales:
  • Join the Microsoft Partner Program
    The Microsoft Partner Program (MSPP) delivers tools and resources to help your business become profitable regardless of its size or focus. Three levels of membership—with increasing benefits at each successive level—mean you can join at a level that aligns with your business strategies. Please note: MSPP registration is required to access the marketing resources below.
  • Profile Your Solution in the Microsoft Solution Profiler
    Profile your solution just once—a template is provided—and your solution will be listed on global Microsoft sites. This large and growing audience consists of business and technical decision makers from multiple industries, a valuable source of leads.
  • Showcase Your Solution in the Microsoft Dynamics Solution Finder
    Once your solution has been profiled as a solution for Microsoft Dynamics you can make it visible to customers and prospects in Microsoft Dynamics Solution Finder. All solutions matching the search criteria of the customer will be displayed. Certified for Microsoft Dynamics solutions will have priority in the search results.
  • Access Independent Industry Analyst Reports
    These analyses provide valuable insights on industry trends that can help you determine your market positioning and close more effectively. These non-sponsored reports, published by respected research firms, normally require a subscription or substantial fee, but they're available at no charge to partners in the Microsoft Partner Program.
  • Make Full Use of the Microsoft Dynamics Selling Site
    Get the information you need to effectively compete in today's marketplace, while enhancing your role as a trusted business advisor. You can share these roadmaps and Microsoft Business Solution strategies with your customers and prospects, or use them purely to enhance your own business effectiveness.
  • Join Dynamics PartnerSource
    Microsoft PartnerSource is a secure extranet for partners working with Microsoft business solutions. You'll find additional sales, marketing, support, downloads, and implementation information exclusively for Microsoft partners.
  • Use Sure Step to Help You Win More Business
    Sure Step is designed to help drive your productivity by providing you with a standard set of tools and templates which help ensure your customers' projects are completed efficiently.