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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 run if I know there are people waiting for me - otherwise I may hit that snooze button and tell myself I'll find time to work out by myself later in the day (never ...
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We are currently adding vendors to pay via EFT.  We had a power outage recently and since then we cannot generate the EFT files.  I have gone through and check the path of the EFT files and I have processed the "check links" and "reconciliation" for all modules.  Unfortunately, I am getting the same error. I would appreciate any input you may have. Thank you
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We all likely remember the changes that were to apply to the income limits for identifying salary-exempt employees and the impact these were going to have on wages paid to some salaried employees. These changes were finalized by the Obama administration back in 2016 and would have raised the minimum salary for exemption from $23,600 to almost $48,000 per year. However, there were questions as to the appropriateness of the final changes and whether or not the administration had the authority to make these changes, especially to the level implemented by the executive branch. A federal court in Texas invalidated this rule nationwide. Employers potentially hard-hit ...
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Human resources departments are becoming strategic partners within today’s organizations. No longer do they exist only to hire, fire, and pay employees. HR professionals are critical to an organization's long-term growth and development. As HR departments undergo a massive transformation, so is the HR outsourcing industry. By 2020, the HR outsourcing industry is expected to generate $53.9 billion in business , up from $42.6 billion in 2015. Why is this? Why Consider Outsourcing for HR? With HR departments shifting from basic functions to strategic objectives, HR and management professionals are outsourcing specific tasks so they can focus on strategy, ...
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If your business is struggling to find and retain talented employees, focusing on Employee Experience might be the new key to success. I recently read an article from Forbes called “ 2018 Will Be The Year of Employee Experience ,” by Denise Lee Yohn, which defines Employee Experience (EX) and emphasizes why it’s so important. The article was published in January of 2018, and as we reflect on this last year at Integrity Data, I think Yohn’s prediction has certainly come true. I also think EX will continue to be critical in 2019 and for years beyond. What is Employee Experience and Why Does It Matter? As CEO of Integrity Data, it’s critical for me to stay ...
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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 a preview per educational track: Administrators Keep Captured Mobile Images SAFE With Microsoft Power Platform by James Whelan, Microsoft Tips, ...
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​Good Morning! This is my first year doing W-2's with GP.  We have two separate companies set up.  I registered with the SSA for a User ID and linked the information to the company I receive wages from.  Can I electronically file both companies using the same User ID/EIN # for both companies?  We asked our partner and they said best practice was to submit two different files (doing separately within the individual companies) but I could not find a link on the SSA site to link multiple companies to the same User ID. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Terri Strobel Payroll Supervisor teresa.strobel@tidewater.com
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) - passed in December of 2017 - still has payroll professionals on edge as they continue to wait for the IRS to finalize the calculation for withholding federal tax from employees. The TCJA made significant changes to how federal tax is calculated for individual taxpayers. In addition, many of the long-time exemptions no longer apply for tax year 2018 and beyond. These changes make it difficult to estimate the correct amount of tax to withhold from employees’ paychecks. Historically, sensitive information, such as income from sources other than that particular job, wouldn’t be shared with employers. The TCJA Effects on W-4 ...
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Did you know we offer a full schedule of training courses for these products? Year-round we hold Academy training classes either virtually, on-site, or both. We’re bringing in the experts to deliver the knowledge and skills you need to leverage these products to their highest potential. Sign up for one of these spotlight classes or view the schedule of upcoming Power Academy classes here .   Academy - Design, build, test and implement your very own PowerApp! – Daniel Christian Academy - Getting Started with Power BI | 2 Day Workshop March 2019 – Christina Wheeler   Power UP! Event: Intro to PowerApps and Flow – unique, 2-day offering ...
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​I closed both the calendar and fiscal 2018 year in the Purchasing Module (AP).   As instructed after closing, I went in and checked the Vendor Yearly Totals since the last close, and the last year column did not populate, only the life-to-date column posted.  Consequently, I went out and randomly checked vendor's 1099 amounts for 2018, to their invoices and they matched to the penny.   Does anyone know why the last year column would not be populating with the amounts paid to vendors.   The vendors which I checked on their 1099 amounts is the same vendors I checked on the yearly totals since last close. Thank you, Jolaine Bowman
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Hi GPUGer’s!   I’m not quite sure where 2018 went however it did fly by in my opinion.   Personally, I found the 4 th quarter of the year to be super busy with work and my personal life that I admit I put the #LunchTimePhoto recaps on the back burner.   The 4 th quarter of the year proved to be exciting after looking at all the posts on Twitter.   At Summit there was a #LunchTimePhoto ribbon that I saw GPUGer’s added to their conference badge as well as several #LunchTimePhoto posts on social media. T his will be my last #LunchTimePhoto recap of the year, however for 2019 let me challenge you to #NoLimits2019!     ...
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I am trying to delete a purchase order, however when I hit the delete button noting happens. Any suggestions?
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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 better connect you with upcoming local user group meetings, you’ll see a listing of the chapter communities which you belong and their upcoming meetings on the site’s ...
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How GP Users Get Rid of Their Timesheet Problems Once and For All GP users are accustomed to using top-of-the-line software because of the many features of MS Dynamics Great Plains. However, timesheets can still be a burden that GP users don’t know how to lighten. If any of the following are problems you’re facing, read on for a solution: Timesheets aren’t sent in on time. The timesheet process isn’t integrated with other existing systems. Mistakes cost time and effort to correct.   The reality is that time tracking is essential, and yet, it’s not fun. Encouraging employees to submit on time and then encouraging approvers to approve ...
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We are excited to announce three new community features on the www.gpug.com website: new reply notifications, inline replies, and save a post as a draft. New Reply Notifications Participants will now receive a real-time email notification when there is a new reply on a discussion thread that you started or when there is a new post to which you’ve replied. You will see a star icon next to the title of the post that will be automatically filled in when you create or participate in a discussion. When the star is filled in, that means you will receive email notifications.  Interested in following getting a notification on a thread that you did not create ...
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Year-end is a busy time of year for HR and payroll professionals: along with their “normal” everyday duties, they have to deal with added challenges of open enrollment for benefits, getting W-2s distributed on time, and ACA 1095-C reporting. Fortunately, the IRS gave us an extension for providing 1095-Cs to employees so we get some breathing room on that one at least. We’ve put together some pertinent payroll year-end information for you – all in one spot! Some important IRS deadlines: January 31, 2019: W-2s to employees and the SSA 1099s to vendors and the IRS March 4, 2019: 1095-Cs to employees (extended from 1/31/2019) April 1, 2019: ...
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Before another year wraps up (days are often long, but years are frequently short), I've compiled this brief blog post to update our fabulous #GPUG membership on a couple of important items we've made decisions on so as to keep everyone up-to-date on where we're at with your favorite User Group. We've decided to shelve our spring event, ' GPUG Amplify ', going forward.  There simply isn't enough development coming from our friends in #FabulousFargo pertaining to Dynamics GP each year to support having two separate events on the North American continent.  That stated, GPUG Summit is now THE annual Dynamics GP event in North America and everyone ...
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On November 29, 2018, the IRS released Notice 2018-94: US employers get lucky again! The due date for providing Forms 1095-C to employees is extended to March 4, 2019 The ACA employer mandate – which remains business as usual after the midterm elections – requires all US employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer their full-time workers ACA-compliant health coverage. These employers must also provide proof of that offer of coverage to the IRS with year-end forms 1095-C and 1094-C.  The deadline to provide 1095-Cs to employees has been extended by the IRS to March 4, 2019 . The IRS filing deadline of forms 1094-C and copies of the 1095-Cs ...
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Users Helping Users! Join your local PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Communities today – it’s FREE! PowerAppsUG and FlowUG offer online and in-person communities where you can share best practices, take part in exclusive training opportunities, and connect with other passionate PowerApps users from various professions and industries. You’re already part of the GPUG community and your sign in credentials will give you access to PowerAppsUG.com and FlowUG.com for FREE – just take the following steps to update your profile: Sign in at gpug.com  Click on the down arrow located next to your profile picture in the top right corner  Click on the blue box ...
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Admittedly, the best job in the world is "caretaker of the Islands," "house-sit[ting]' the islands of the Great Barrier Reef for half a year" ( The Best Job in the World (advertising) ). The best job in your company, however, can be yours. And that's due to the power of automation. "It makes my job easier and more efficient," says an accountant at Stellar Solutions. What is it? Automated timesheets and expense reports. What does that have to do with your job? The first word, "automated," is the key here. Input your data. Output: Budgeting insights Freed up time & resources Happier employees Here's the catch--and this is true of anything ...
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