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It's been a few weeks since User Group Summit and like many of you who attended, I always experience a "blue time" when returning back to work and home. It's like planning for a vacation or a big party for months and the adrenaline is incredibly high leading up to and during the event but eventually there's a course correction when it's all over. But the connections you made and the training you enjoyed doesn't have to end in Orlando. The excitement and learning can continue even after you turn ...
COMPANY: CGB ENTERPRISES, INC. CGB Enterprises has been an innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970,  when it began modestly in a small office in St. Louis, Missouri with three employees. Today, CGB operates a global  enterprise with more than 2,000 employees overseeing a diverse family of businesses and divisions, including loan  processing, crop insurance, distribution, logistics, grain trading, wholesale fertilizer, retail fertilizer, ...
The Dynamics GP User Group (GPUG) is the world’s most influential user group community of Microsoft Dynamics GP users and partners. Across the globe, our members share a common goal of maximizing and advancing the performance of Dynamics GP so that individuals and companies can improve operations, overcome obstacles and exceed goals. Utilizing GPUG for Company-wide Success Mr. Beer is the world’s largest supplier of do-it-yourself (DIY) homebrewing kits. In 2012, the company was purchased ...
Explorer Pipeline Company With 36 GPUG Members, Explorer Pipeline Company is definitely leveraging their GPUG membership. Among those members is Rhonda Runde, Controller for Explorer  Pipeline Company. She has been a GPUG member since 2013 and actively serves on multiple committees, has attended multiple conferences, has earned two GPUG  Professional Certifications, and is very active on GPUG’s open forums. She finds that these tools help her to be more efficient in her job role. ...
Meet the Company Berger Transfer & Storage has nationwide locations to help people relocate. Whether the move is local, long distance or international, Berger Transfer & Storage offers moving and warehousing services for residential customers, businesses and government agencies. With offices in 17 cities across the United States, Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited member Berger Transfer & Storage works tirelessly to simply the moving process. Introducing Bert ...
The whole idea of a user group is fundamentally simple: Find people who do what you do and share knowledge to better your workday. Thank you for building an incredible commonwealth of shared Microsoft Dynamics GP experience and connections. Our Story The value of our user group communities is based on the official founding in 2004, when a small group of CIOs discovered great benefit in sharing knowledge and experiences about their ongoing system and business strategies. Over the last ...
eXtreme365 is an unparalleled Partner opportunity On October 13 th , over 300 Partners of all types will attend eXtreme365 to build relationships, learn from real-world experiences, and dive into technology so they can stay a step ahead of the competition. Consultants, developers, executives and sales and marketing from partner organizations attend for sessions led by Microsoft and industry experts and to connect in a partner only environment. This year, eXtreme365 will have a special ...
It’s that time of year again, and now that school is officially back in session we encourage you to get in on all the Back to School fun with GPUG Academy ! With webinars, virtual training courses, and certificate programs we know that we have the education you’re looking for. The best part? You can do it all from your own desk. That means no worries about missing the bus for you! We See Your Hand Raise What is GPUG Academy, you ask? Great question. GPUG Academy offers an abundance of virtual ...
MSDynamicsWorld.com is collaborating with Dynamic Communities to explore the upcoming  User Group Summit North America  conference, October 15-18 in Orlando, FL, in a series of preview articles. We’ve compiled all the expert interviews that cover Microsoft Dynamics GP into one place.  Happy reading! Building a Microsoft Dynamics GP manufacturing program Aleiha Hanson, IT Manager This will be Aleiha Hanson’s fourth time attending Summit. Read about ...
Plan, Prepare and be Proactive for a Positive User Group Summit Experience I can't help it, I'm a planner. On vacations, I like to map out the itinerary (much to the chagrin of my kids) and uncover hidden gems in a new location. Every year, at this glorious back-to-school time, I absolutely love walking into an office supply store and breathing in the smell of new planners, calendars and small notebooks perfect for list making (who can relate?). If I could get an air freshener for my car, ...
Don’t miss these FREE opportunities to get ahead before Summit, October 15-18, 2019 in Orlando, FL. Excited for User Group Summit this fall? We and 1200+ of your Microsoft Dynamics GP peers are! If you are interested in attending Summit or are already registered and starting to think about what sessions you want to go to, GPUG is excited to offer you a brand new resource. Check out our  Virtual Track Preview Sessions , providing an opportunity for Summit presenters to share ...
In today's’ business world, only the fittest survive. Standing still is a recipe for failure. That’s why Microsoft has evolved. The technology has evolved. And partner organizations have evolved. It’s, therefore, no wonder that the eXtreme365 event for Microsoft technology partners has evolved, too.  The eXtreme365 Evolution In the past, eXtreme was strictly a CRM event. But that’s no longer true. In the past, eXtreme was strictly a technical event. But that’s no longer true either. ...
As hard as it is to believe, we are already halfway through 2019. To keep from moving too fast and to celebrate all of the great content our User Group volunteers contribute every day, let’s rewind the clock and take time to appreciate the top performing virtual content from 2018. Did you know there are 121,000+ educational content session downloads annually across all User Groups? As a way to highlight some of the amazing success and incredible programs community members shared last ...
Big news – registration is open for User Group Summit North America. This one-of-a-kind event for learning, sharing and connecting, is happening again October 15-18, 2019! Registration is open – so register now and take advantage of our $400 early bird discount!   Summit is the premier annual conference for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Power Platform (Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow) users, partners and Microsoft experts. Connect with the community and gain vital knowledge to ...
How to Subscribe to GPUG Blogs via RSS Feed The GPUG Blog is filled with content from the Dynamics GP Community, including User Members, Partners, Industry Experts, and GPUG Staff.  All GPUG participants are invited to blog on the site – share Dynamics GP insights, helpful tips, or lessons learned through your use of the product (provided, of course, that your posts are educational, relevant, and free of promotional content).    Did you know that you can subscribe to the blog via RSS so you ...
In honor of National Volunteer Month, this April 2019 we are excited to have launched a special opportunity to shine a light on the people who inspire us and make a difference in the GPUG community. The  GPUG Champion  spotlight program celebrates exceptional User Group members who share their knowledge and passion for Dynamics GP, providing meaningful learning and experiences for their User Group peers. Tell us about a volunteer in your User Group community who has impacted your ...
March has arrived, and with it news on an exciting event we’re finally ready to announce… Dynamic Communities held its first GPUG event ever outside the North American continent in 2018 with GPUG Amplify South Africa , but we’ve made some significant changes since then and are now ready to announce a User Group World Tour stop in Johannesburg this June! We’ve never compiled an event like this one before, and it will be the technology event for small, mid-market, corporate (SMC) ...
According to a recent lifestyle article I came across,  80% of New Year's resolutions are kicked to the curb by the time Valentine's Day comes around. What's the main reason? The American Psychological Association points to the vast majority of people going it alone - they recommend using the buddy system. When you have the same goals you can keep each other motivated and share encouragement and accountability. I can personally attest that I am more likely to get up at the crack of dawn to ...
Did you know that 63% of professionals take time to learn new skills for their job each year? Take time to be part of this group. Tailored training customized for YOU At  User Group Focus,  learn how to  streamline your business processes  using the Power platform (Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow) through data visualization, creating apps for your internal and external teams, and automating workflows. Sessions were just released! Click here to view the full schedule  and here’s ...
The GPUG.COM website has fresh new look. Let’s take a tour of some of the new personalized features which will help you better see relevant discussions and upcoming events. New My Discussions Feed   On the homepage, you’ll see a ‘My Discussions’ feed of the latest discussions of the communities which you belong. You can click on the ‘Chapter Chatter’ tab to view only the discussions happening within your chapter.   New My Chapter & Upcoming Chapter Meetings Feed   To ...