irections emea 2023 lyon
1-3 November 2023

Directions EMEA 2023

Directions EMEA is the "Go To" place where Dynamics partners share the future. It's the preferred global community for collaborating and learning from Microsoft, MVPs, ISVs, VARs and their peers. The focus is on helping the SMB market unlock its full potential in technical, business development and strategy with ERP, CRM, and Cloud solutions, including the Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Azure.


Xenatus | Multisource Data Management and Hyper-Automation – Maritime Case Study

16:15 - 17:00 Bellecour 2&3 Back to event schedule

Any company using multiple systems along with Dynamics 365 BC, faces master data management challenges. In complex industries such as Maritime, these challenges can become crippling. Mayia, is a cloud-based service that helps you manage your customers’ data effectively and efficiently across their entire organization. Not just in Business Central. Mayia Features: • Create: Define your master data entities, rules, and workflows • Maintain: Update your master data with automated processes and validations • Manage: Monitor your master data quality and compliance with dashboards and alerts • Share: Distribute your master data to different systems and stakeholders Business Central has proven to be an excellent ERP for Maritime service providers, which is a large, yet underserviced industry. With the addition of Maritime 365 to BC, many success stories have been achieved. Maritime 365 helps customers: • Automate complex processes • Maritime centric sales management • Track and optimize costs and revenues • Complete Vessel Operations Financials and analytics • Complete Purchasing cycle We will show you how we managed to use Mayia along with Maritime 365 to enable efficiencies and data accuracy across one of the most complex industries an ERP integrator can take on.


Fotos Georgiadis

Combining the Power Platform with Business Central opens up capabilities we never had before!

A seasoned Dynamics NAV professional with 17 years of experience in the field. He began his Dynamics journey as an IT Manager for an automotive company that used Microsoft Business Solutions version 2.7 at the time. He then transitioned to the implementation side, working for Microsoft Partners and taking part in all stages of project delivery. He has done Presales, Project Analysis, Product Design and Development, Training and Technical Support. He has delivered projects in various industries and regions, including Cyprus, Europe and the Middle East, using all NAV and BC versions. He has also created and developed various NAV and Business Central modules. Moreover, he has spent the last 5 years working extensively with the Power Platform. He is also an MCT for Business Central and the Power Platform. He is currently an Engagement Manager at Xenatus Global, where he oversees all ISV products and their roadmap, as well as implementing Business Central and the Power Platform solutions.

Fouad Chaarani

Managing Partner

Experienced leader with more than 20 years of proven expertise in strategic planning, management and execution, coupled with deep industry and technology expertise, including financial services, maritime, construction, retail, media and entertainment, and software. Led highly effective multinational organizations and Fortune 100 customer projects with onshore and offshore divisions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Designed, developed, built and profitably operated Microsoft ISV companies based on Microsoft Dynamics ERP and cloud automation platforms. Member of the Board of Directors of several multinational software companies.

Hazem Chaarani

Director of Professional Services at Xenatus Global

Seasoned project management expert with a rich history in the technology consulting sector. With a diverse background, led numerous collaborative endeavours, orchestrating multi-functional and cross-departmental ERP and Cloud initiatives to enhance operational efficiencies across multiple indutries. Currently holds the position of Director of Professional Services at Xenatus Global Ltd., a distinguished technology consulting firm operating across the NA, EU, MENA, and GCC regions from its headquarters in Cyprus. SUMMARY · Extensive experience in full D365 / O365 Suite (OnPrem and SaaS) Implementations & Deployments · Strategic Technology Solution Consultancy, Implementation & Support for multiple platforms including ERP / CRM / DAM / EAI / POS · Varied background encompassing Engagement, Project Management, Tech Consulting, Quality Assurance, and more · Tech-savvy expertise honed over 18 Years, implementing tailored solutions