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Microsoft's Nadella Appointment Offers a Bright Prospect for Dynamics

by Nick Sprau
Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Metafile Information Systems,
February 14 2014

Any executive who understands the importance of the cloud in today's business should thank heaven for the appointment of Satya Nadella as chief executive officer of Microsoft. Only the third person ever to head the corporation, Nadella most recently served as executive vice president of cloud and enterprise for Microsoft, a company where he has spearheaded major strategy and technical shifts since 1992.

Until 2013, Nadella led Microsoft's server and tools division. Combine that experience with his successful work in advancing cloud and enterprise engineering and it's clear that the 107 percent growth of Microsoft commercial cloud services in the last quarter can largely be attributed to Nadella's leadership.

The man most responsible for transporting Microsoft to the cloud is a great proponent of Microsoft Dynamics. He was involved in the growth of the Dynamics business from 2001 to 2007 and therefore knows Dynamics from top to bottom, from host to desktop. He has been one of Microsoft's primary resources for analysts seeking to understand the future of Dynamics and the Microsoft Azure cloud service.

Of equal importance, Nadella understands Microsoft Dynamics customers and embraces their needs. Customer reaction to his appointment has been nearly universally enthusiastic, because he has been a strong supporter of the Dynamics community, recognizing the value of users coming together to share ideas that allow them to do more with their Dynamics ERP and CRM products.

A principal target for the growth of the Dynamics business over the next few years will be large enterprises, and that sector is where Nadella has built unrivaled expertise in the technology marketplace. He is certain to continue to expand the corporation's capabilities for offering global services while at the same time working closely with partners who are innovating ways to configure Dynamics functions for ...

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About Nick Sprau

Nick Sprau is vice president of marketing with Metafile Information Systems Inc., an independent provider of paperless document management applications serving middle-market and large businesses. Sprau is responsible for developing and implementing Metafile's international marketing strategy to support the organization's wide array of document imaging, workflow and management products and services.

Visit Metafile's Paperless AP Resource Center to read more on how companies have benefited from AP/AR technology and to connect with someone from the Metafile team. Chief among Metafile's solutions is its signature MetaViewer document management solution, which automates workflow and boosts transparency, accountability and visibility in accounts payable, accounts receivable and human resources departments.

Sprau has served the financial systems automation industry during his more than 20 years at Metafile and has been personally involved in helping hundreds of organizations improve their business processes by utilizing document imaging, workflow and electronic document management technology. Sprau has seen great changes in the way information and, specifically, information found on paper or destined to be printed on paper is handled.

Sprau's previous roles within Metafile include regional sales manager and marketing coordinator. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse with bachelor's degrees in business administration, marketing and psychology.

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