Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Thank you for a good collaboration in 2022
2022 is about to sing its last verse and we would like to take this opportunity to wish our customers and business partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
First of all, a big thank you to all our customers. It has been a year full of exciting projects and we thank you for the good cooperation. Also a big thank you to business partners and business contacts, it has been a pleasure working with you.
The year that went
The past year has been an eventful year, for better and for worse. Just as it seemed that the corona would finally release its grip on our lives and everyday life, an inflation and energy crisis arose, which was, and still is, largely supported and exacerbated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The war has dampened growth in the international economy, and it seems that the economic downturn will unfortunately continue into the new year.
New Business Central versions
As expected, Microsoft released two updates to Dynamics 365 Business Central during the year, BC20 and BC21. The upgrades were released as part of the major Dynamics 365 upgrade waves in April and October. Something that was characteristic of both upgrades was that we see a clear tendency for the integration to other Microsoft business apps, i.e. the apps that make up Dynamics 365 (Sales, Service, Marketing etc.), Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Teams, Excel etc.) and Power Platform (Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate etc.), becomes even closer. It is also a high priority at Microsoft that it must be easy to get started with Business Central and that the solution must be easily accessible and usable by everyone.
During the year, our consultants have been busy implementing new solutions and solving tasks that will contribute to our customers being able to run their businesses more smoothly and efficiently. It is an important task, as the companies' ability to optimize the operation of their business is often linked to their ability to compete and win market shares, and we are proud that it is a task we are allowed to carry out. We look forward to continuing the good cooperation in the new year.
Innovative investments despite challenges
As everyone knows, it is difficult to predict the future, but if the predictions from a number of economists are to be believed, there are many indications that in 2023 we are facing significant challenges in global economy. The setback is driven, among other things, by falling private consumption, which has a background in high inflation, rising interest rates, falling real wages and weakened consumer confidence.
For many companies, however, times of crisis can be a good opportunity to invest in new technology and new solutions, because a company's competitiveness can consist of many elements, not least new technology and business optimization. The companies that best manage to exploit new technologies and constantly optimize their business are also the ones that stand the strongest when it comes to fighting for market shares and new customers on the global market. Therefore, it is important that you as a company manager think innovatively, this will often result in good results, valuable solutions and a strengthened competitiveness.
It is said that Christmas celebrations is for the children, which fortunately is also the case for the vast majority of children, but unfortunately not for all. And in the rush of Christmas, it can be easy to overlook the children for whom Christmas is not a time of joy and excess.
That’s why Active Business Solutions supports charitable causes that help make a difference for the vulnerable children and young people, who we believe can easily be overlooked at Christmas.
Below you can read more about the charitable causes we have chosen to contribute to this year.
The Hospital Clowns in Denmark and Norway
The two organizations strengthen the joy of life and courage of hospitalized children, so that they can better cope with the course of their illness. The hospital clowns meet and recognize the children where they are, in their anxiety, in their joy and in their boredom.
The Association of Greenlandic Children
The Association of Greenlandic Children implements a number of projects in Greenland which help to support the positive resources of vulnerable children and young people and contribute to strengthening their personal, social and professional competences.
Red Cross / Asylum Center Holmegaard
Many asylum children have experienced war, flight and loss, and their everyday life is often characterized by chaos and unpredictability. The employees of the Red Cross work purposefully to create structure and security in the asylum children’s everyday life.
We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers and employees who make a difference for disadvantaged and vulnerable children all year round. We appreciate your hard work and dedication
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Despite the pessimistic predictions for 2023, we look forward to an exciting year, with all that it will bring in terms of activities and challenges - and hopefully new customers.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Active Business Solutions!