Getting to Know AX and AlfaPeople Sparked my Interest
Between 2010 and 2014 I worked with one of AlfaPeople Colombia’s most important clients. I got the chance to meet, interact and work shoulder-to-shoulder with outstanding professionals: my coworkers and the AlfaPeople Colombia consulting, development and support team.
During those four years, I initially participated in the implementation and live roll-out of the 2009 version of Dynamics AX and then moved on to customization and ongoing improvement processes. It was at that moment that I got to experience how AlfaPeople faced and solved critical implementation issues with top-notch professionalism and how all of the interfaces with other applications we owned – such as POS and WMS, among others – were completely integrated.
After constant interaction with AlfaPeople’s developers, I noticed that they were open, collaborative and were willing to teach us how to define requirements and construct developments within the Dynamics AX environment to the highest possible standard. This collaboration allowed me to grow, broaden my knowledge and make significant progress within the company.
First Steps in the AX World
Once I had finished my work cycle with the client I mentioned earlier, I got great support from one of AlfaPeople Colombia’s most experienced developers, who showed me how and where I could access the world of Microsoft Dynamics AX, starting with certifications. Thanks to Colciencias and Microsoft, I got the chance to earn my first certification in Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 at the end of 2015. This developer also showed me that the AlfaPeople family was not just in Colombia, but something much greater, opening up many opportunities all over the world. This is how I came to join AlfaPeople Chile, my new and current family.
Changing your life is tough, but I’ve had some great, fulfilling experiences
In February 2016, I moved to Chile. I arrived with more concern than comfort, feeling alone on the plane as I left my beloved homeland behind. On my first day, I was welcomed with joy and shows of support. The entire human resources team and my new colleagues from the development area guided me through the process and helped out at all times. Even though I didn’t have my wife or family with me, they never let me feel like a stranger in a strange land. During my first couple of months settling in, AlfaPeople helped me reunite with my wife. I faced major changes on this new journey, with many new, yet very interesting things along the way, like learning new customs, adjusting to a new culture, even learning a whole new way of speaking.
Growing and Meeting your Personal and Professional Potential
I embarked on this adventure over a year-and-a-half ago, smiling every day, waking up feeling good and energetic, with all of the disposition and commitment I have to give to support the growth of this great family. Today, I have a second certification in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Every day is a challenge, with something new to improve, create, learn and grow, both personally and professionally. We are the architects of our own future, and, who knows? Perhaps one day I’ll join the team at AlfaPeople’s headquarters in Europe.