Work with Dynamics 365 Sales

Functional Consultant
Dynamics 365

Generate leads, create opportunities, and utilize embedded intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales. This learning path covers the key elements of the Sales app.


A basic understanding of how to navigate the Dynamics 365 application. Familiarity with creating and managing lead and opportunities, as well as the Dynamics 365 product catalog is also helpful.

Modules in this learning path

Dynamics 365 Sales helps salespeople build strong relationships with their customers, act based on insights, and close sales faster. It also helps to track accounts and contacts, nurture sales from lead to order, and create sales collateral. This module introduces the Dynamics 365 Sales application and explains how to set up the application.

The lead management capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics 365 let you connect with your customers in a whole new way. This module provides an overview of what leads are, and describes the different options for creating leads, managing them, and working with them throughout their lifecycle. It also provides information about qualifying and disqualifying leads. The more leads you have, the greater your chances of getting opportunities and successfully closing deals.

The opportunity management capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics 365 make it easy to manage opportunities and convert more leads. In this module, you'll learn how and when opportunities are used and managed in Dynamics 365. You'll also learn about the options for creating opportunities, their relationships with other records, and how to manage them throughout their lifecycle. By providing a complete view of the customer, Dynamics 365 helps you win more deals.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 helps organize and manage even the most complex product catalog to support your customers in customer engagement scenarios (for example, sales and column service). In this module, you'll learn how to define products, families, and bundles, take advantage of product properties, and define price lists. You'll also learn about pricing options for increased consistency and efficiency.

You might sell different items using different processes. However, you must set up at least one sales process in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales. But you can set up other processes to match how your business works. Use sales order processing to automate your organization. Create and manage orders and support different sales processes such as creating and managing quotes, and working with orders, and invoices.

Selling today is about building long-standing relationships with customers. Customers should see you as a trusted advisor to whom they can turn when they need guidance. Building relationships is about knowing who your customers are, what they need, and when to engage with them. Microsoft Social Engagement and LinkedIn Sales Navigator are examples of applications that you can integrate with Dynamics 365 to build these relationships. Additionally, knowing which sales play to execute based on specific situations and understanding the overall health of a customer's relationship with your organization can help to increase your volume and quantity of sales.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 has multiple analytical options to help organizations drive business decisions that are based on past sales numbers and trends. For example, organizations can define custom views that show specific types of data, use charts to drill into more details about different sales-related records, or even analyze data by using external tools like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power BI.