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Fastpath complements security of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations with Fastpath Security Designer


July 20, 2020 Fastpath, a Microsoft Gold certified partner, delivers Fastpath Security Designer to give companies a strong and reliable security access controls solution.

The Challenge

As companies continue to see benefits with digital transformation and utilize all the capabilities inside Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, the area of security is more important than ever. As business processes change and users are introduced to the benefits of digital transformation in their daily tasks and department functions, security around these tasks and functions continues to be critically important to ensure these benefits are realized.

Many times, security is one of the last pieces of a software implementation project to be completed and consequently does not receive the proper amount of time or resources to effectively set up proper controls over company records and assets. Without the right tool and procedures in place for managing user access, controls can be compromised. Errors, intentional or not, can occur, and data privacy and financial risks are elevated.

The Solution

Security Designer by Fastpath provides a Microsoft Azure-based solution to manage user access and administration efficiently inside Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. It gives security and IT administrators functional tools that they require as well as a framework designed around the industry. The solution ensures security is easy to set up during a company’s digital transformation journey with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

With Fastpath Security Designer, company IT teams can easily edit and create roles with an automatic risk review. Starting with the ability to model security changes, they can simulate edits and view where conflicts exist versus where they would exist if changes went into effect. Administrators can also create multiple security models, and, in turn, be able to decide which model best fits the company’s needs with the lowest possible risk level. Finally, if the implementation of changes is approved, these can be written directly to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, requiring no repeat work, from security analysis to provisioning.

The Fastpath Security Designer is complementary to Dyanmics 365 Finance and Operation’s native security configuration.

Now, teams can:

  • Make changes to security quickly and easily
  • Utilize an easier setup than through the user interface in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Push security changes from Security Designer directly into Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Run a risk analysis against security changes to see the possible segregation of duties (SoD) implications of those changes
  • Turn on/off workflow approval functionality
  • Upload Task Recordings from Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations business processes to set the security required for those processes as well as other security that is and is not provisioned already
  • See objects impacted by proposed security changes

That being said, Fastpath Security Designer provides a robust toolkit for security administrators as they build and manage Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations access for their users. It’s proven to make the task of implementing security easier during digital transformation projects with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

“Fastpath offers a comprehensive governance, risk, and compliance solution that complements Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Security Designer allows customers to be confident their security and control expectations are not only met, but exceeded,” says Andy Snook, CEO, Fastpath.

Muhammad Alam, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics 365 said, “We’re pleased about the Security Designer announcement which further extends the Fastpath Assure Platform and deepens the security, risk and compliance capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365.”  

To learn more about the efficiencies gained compared to the native security tools in D365 F&O view this video: https://www.gofastpath.com/blog/compare-d365fo-vs-fastpath-security-designer-with-these-demo

About Fastpath

At Fastpath, our mission is to deliver software solutions that seamlessly empower our clients to take control of their security, compliance, and risk management initiatives

If you are spending countless hours preparing for your audits, struggling to comply with legislative requirements like Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, FDA, or just need help reviewing who has access to what within your ERP, Fastpath can help. Fastpath’ s suite of tools can help your company with risk analysis, access certification, role management, compliant user provisioning, emergency access management, and continuous monitoring

Our tools work across many platforms including SAP, Oracle EBS, Oracle Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics (365, AX, GP, NAV, SL and CRM), NetSuite, Sage Intacct, Workday, Workiva, SailPoint, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Coupa, and Acumatica. Contact us to learn more about our solutions or to request a customized product demonstration at www.gofastpath.com

 

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YakChat Launches World’s First Fully Integrated SMS Application for Microsoft Teams


Text from one platform, using one number, and manage contacts in one place

YakChat, the global leader in delivering integrated SMS functionality for Microsoft 365, has launched the world’s first fully integrated SMS texting application for Microsoft’s flagship UC&C platform, Microsoft Teams.

The only natively integrated SMS application for Microsoft Teams on the market today, YakChat enables users to text directly from their Microsoft Teams desktop and continue SMS conversations on the move with YakChat’s mobile app. Now, for the first time, Microsoft Teams’ users will be able to connect via SMS with their individual and group contacts in Outlook, Active Directory, and SharePoint, as well as with members of their Microsoft Teams channels to improve communication and speed business execution.

‘Microsoft Teams users have long demanded the ability to text – and for good reason,’ said David Ward, CEO of YakChat. ‘For reach, impact, speed, and universality, no other messaging medium comes close. So by harnessing the incredible power of SMS with, arguably, the most revolutionary collaboration tool out there, YakChat has made it even easier for organizations to text clients, co-workers, and partners from one platform, using one number, and to manage their contacts and conversations in just one place. And for our customers in the midst of COVID, that’s never been more important.’
Users of the service can text either by using a virtual phone number or by SMS-enabling their existing landline. YakChat has also combined forces with Direct Routing partners, such as CallTower, to unlock the full potential of Teams Voice for anyone seeking an all-in-one communication solution and phone system with full SMS integration.

About YakChat
Based in the UK, YakChat delivers the world’s only fully integrated SMS text application for Microsoft 365, to enhance and extend the communication and collaboration power of Microsoft’s UC&C platform and unleash maximum value for its users. Originally trading as Chatabox, YakChat services organizations of every type, size, and sector across the globe, and is unique in its ability to bring effortless messaging to existing business applications to keep contacts and conversations conveniently within a single platform.

To find out more about YakChat, visit www.YakChat.com, or contact info@yakchat.com

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Manchester tech firm doubles turnover and secures Microsoft Gold Accreditation

Manchester tech firm has the Midas touch, more than doubling turnover and securing Microsoft Gold Accreditation

Manchester-based technology growth firm Yobah is flying high after announcing record turnover and securing Microsoft Gold Managed Service partner status cementing its expertise and competencies in this area.

Originally set up in 2013 by Founder and CEO Paul Sanders, Yobah began life as a small consultancy firm but has grown to become a provider of cybersecurity and cloud-managed services to businesses including MoneySuperMarket.com and The Co-Op. With a core team of specialists which includes Sanders, CTO Ian Wright and COO Darren Jones the business has developed a unique network of associates with the ‘hard to meet, in-demand’ skills required by it’s growing fin-tech client base.

The accreditation means that Yobah has achieved the highest level of Microsoft’s widely recognised partnership programme and signifies a commitment from the business to work closely with Microsoft to remain at the forefront of the latest technology developments whilst financial growth for the business has allowed significant development, team growth and the opportunity to invest in systems and services to create first-class client experiences.

Speaking about the success, CEO Paul Sanders said “ We’re proud of the quality of our work and consider ourselves a trusted partner to all of our clients and we know when it comes to security and credentials, being recognised as the best provides extra confidence when clients need it. We were delighted to become a Microsoft Gold Managed Service Partner, it’s a real demonstration of our strength as a business in these areas and of our business growth journey as a whole”

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WildJar Releases Microsoft Search Advertising Integration to Enhance Call Attribution


SYDNEY, AU – WildJar, a leading global communications software as a service platform, announces that it has released an advanced integration with Microsoft Search Advertising which allows marketers to capture rich call attribution data from Microsoft Ads and use it to provide further insights into consumer purchasing behaviour.

WildJar now has the ability to send web and conversion data from phone calls directly into Microsoft Ads. This integration enhances campaign performance by automatically connecting conversions back to the specific search keywords, ads or campaigns that customers interacted with during their search, allowing for a detailed picture of a customer’s purchasing behaviour.

We are growth focused and always striving to deliver cutting edge voice and SMS solutions for our clients,” states James O’Neill, Co-Founder and CEO of WildJar. “Our new Microsoft Search Advertising integration is yet another example where we have listened to our clients’ requests and reinforces WildJar as one of the fastest growing global call intelligence platforms. It has been fantastic working with the Microsoft team and I am happy to say the integration is now live and available.”

Microsoft Search Advertising market share continues to grow globally, with over one third PC search market share in the US, 23% in the United Kingdom, 16% in France and nearly 16% in Australia. Microsoft’s careful selection of key partnerships such as The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, CBS Interactive and many more, helps marketers increase their digital footprint whilst bringing high-quality traffic and increased clicks to their marketing strategy.

“We are delighted to see that WildJar have completed an integration to our API. For Microsoft Advertising customers that rely on calls from a performance standpoint, this will enhance their ability to measure performance on our platform, and we are excited to see the positive impact that will result from this integration” said Paul Korber, Director of Partner Development AUNZ, Microsoft Advertising.

To learn more about the WildJar integration with Microsoft Search Advertising, visit WildJar.com or call 1300 317 533

About WildJar

WildJar helps businesses become wildly successful by providing cutting edge voice and SMS solutions. Founded in 2016, WildJar has helped more than 4,000 companies worldwide drive revenue and connect their customer’s journey online to their purchasing behaviour offline. Finally, businesses and marketers have complete attribution and analytics to measure call outcomes and ROI. With WildJar’s Voice Platform, businesses get granular campaign attribution to understand why customers are calling, real-time intelligence about who’s calling and analyse what’s being said during conversations to improve outcomes.

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