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We reached out to the user group community on what they thought about Summit over Skype interviews. We had interviews with MVPs, speakers of Summit, board members, members that are in the blogs daily and more – we asked and listened….and recorded! If anyone should be telling you about why attending Summit is a must, it’s YOUR community. So, hit play and check out what they said! -->  https://youtu.be/TrV3g8TN3DI <--  We hope to see you in Phoenix – mixing and mingling with all your peers. Learn more about Summit Phoenix after you watch the video. https://www.gpugsummit.com/home   Cheers
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Microsoft has come a decent ways to allow each user to customize their home login page.  For a long time there has been the feature for the first time that a user connects, they are prompted to select their "Role" that determines how their out of the box homepage will look & feel.  With later versions of GP, there also came the ability to copy a user's homepage settings from 1 user to another (along with every other setting from the original user). However, Microsoft still hasn't made it simple just to take an existing user's quick links and apply them to another user.  From using the interface, you'd have to copy ALL user settings from one user to another ...
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June was a very active month with challengers posting multiple pictures.   Here are some of my favorite posts throughout the month of June. Remember to use the hashtags #LunchTimePhoto and #GPUG and you just may be featured in next month’s recap. GPUG users that have accepted the challenge:   Brianne van Reenen - @B_vanReenen   David Gersten - @dsgersten Jon Rivers - @jon_rivers Chris Hadden - @HaddecsHadden Steve Endow - @steveendow Rod O’Connor - @Briware_Rod Bob McAdam - @4mcadam ...
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Shake up your routine this fall at GPUG Summit Phoenix . GPUG Summit,  October 15-18 in Phoenix, AZ,  is the ONLY place you can get answers to your burning questions—without Googling—through:   Dynamic content.   Lively networking.   Authentic community.   Learn from peers, industry, and technical experts in 650+ sessions across the user groups. Make lasting connections over food, cocktails, and software, to fuel your conversations for months.    GPUG  Summit is an unparalleled experience. Why? Because it’s created for users, by users. An UnGoogleable ...
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One of the highlights of the year for me as the GPUG Program Manager is when the GPUG All-Star process begins! Seeing the GPUG community recognize and reward individuals who consistently go above and beyond in their volunteerism is amazing. Submit your All-Star nominations here. For those of you not familiar with the process, every year around July the community nominates their peers for a GPUG All-Star Award (see criteria below). Once the nomination process concludes the community votes on those nominated. The winners are recognized at GPUG Summit every October. Be sure to join us October 15-18 in Phoenix, AZ to help celebrate the accomplishments of your ...
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There's no doubt about it, today's workplace allows us to connect with others virtually anytime and anywhere/24-7. In the span of one day - you may have "talked" to 20, 30 , 40 or maybe even more colleagues through email, phone, social media outlets, Skype, etc. and it's pretty cool that you didn't even have to leave your office to do so.  But while technology indeed creates efficiencies in the workplace across the board, there's nothing quite like meaningful conversations and expansive, hands-on learning that can only take place face-to-face. Move Away from the Monitor and Engage in Real Face Time at GPUG Summit Phoenix I had the wonderful opportunity ...
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Summer is the perfect time to get up to speed on what the ACA means for US employers! Whether you’re brand new to the rules of the Affordable Care Act or just in need of a refresher, join us for an information-packed Affordable Care Act 201 educational webinar series  in July and August.  We’ll fill you in on all the basics, plus a big handful of ACA compliance issues that many employers are struggling with. Here’s a sneak peek. What’s Old, What’s New: The Concepts behind the ACA’s Employer Mandate The employer mandate comes with many concepts. Some are new, such as “shared responsibility” and “pay-or-play rules.” While some different than what we are ...
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​ Huge news this week about the Supreme Court handing down their decision in favor of South Dakota, which overturns Quill and the longstanding physical presence requirements for sales and use tax collection for online sellers, out-of-state merchants, and global companies selling to US-based customers. The court laid out why South Dakota’s law, which requires remote sellers that has over 200 annual transactions or $100,000 in annual sales in South Dakota to collect the State’s sales tax is not a burden on interstate commerce.  Many retailers are wondering what this means for them. The existing compliance burden will likely escalate significantly.  Many companies ...
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There’s only  one week left to save $400 on your GPUG Summit Phoenix registration . Don’t wait to register and miss the  lowest price offered  - the price increases after Thursday, June 28.  Register Now. Why attend GPUG Summit, October 15 -18?  GPUG Summit is an unbeatable way to get answers to your burning questions that will boost your ability to succeed in your job every day. What you learn at GPUG Summit will fuel your company for years to come. Content line-up released At GPUG Summit, “content is king and networking is queen!” With over  650 sessions to choose from  across all user groups, you can geek out with your peers ...
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Hi All: Microsoft released and then "took back" the  Canadian Payroll Tax mid-year hotfix versions for GP 2015 and GP 2016 and is delaying the release of the GP 2018 hotfix until next week due to the fact that Canada reversed itself on the taxes they were going to implement. Once the hotfix is re-released next week, these are the issues that will be resolved in GP 2018, GP 2016 and GP 2015 (I am not listing any Canadian Tax items as at the time I am unsure of what they will be) Yes, you can install and use this hotfix even if you do not use Canadian Payroll - all of the other issue resolutions will be put into place. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Fixed ...
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GPUG Academy training opportunities have been designed to provide in-depth product education in an interactive, hands-on setting. These classes explore beyond core concepts in a classroom setting or an online environment! In-person Training At GPUG Summit Phoenix! GPUG Summit Phoenix is the one places this year where you’ll take part in electrifying general sessions, essential peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, product insight forums, and authentic networking opportunities. Make the most of your trip to Phoenix by taking advantage of instructor-led classroom training before the conference officially kicks off. Pre-Conference Academy ...
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Get away from your desk to connect in-person with peers, friends, and experts in a lively, engaged environment at   GPUG Summit Phoenix, October 15-18 . Power Summit is   your place   to share product insights, trouble-shoot your toughest challenges, and walk away with lifelong friends and more new knowledge than you thought possible.  Early Bird Pricing Ends June 28   You’re running out of time to save big on your GPUG Summit registration. There’s only  14 days left to SAVE $400  before the price increases after June 28. Don’t miss this discount:  Register Now! Hear From Peers in Summit 2017 Video Learn why Summit attendees keep coming ...
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I must admit that I do enjoy writing these recaps monthly.   Reviewing the pictures each month makes me laugh for sure.   May is nothing short of a disappointment; as temps get warmer more and more posts are being posted.   Remember to use the hashtags #LunchTimePhoto and #GPUG and you just may be featured in next month’s recap.   Here are some of my favorite posts throughout the month of May. @Shawn Dorward brought up a very good question during the month of May.  Shawn it's never to late for a #LunchTimePhoto especially when you're too busy during the day to leave your desk.   There is nothing better than getting some fresh mountain ...
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By now, you know the 12th annual #GPUGSummit is coming to America's 5th largest city, Phoenix.  If you've attended before, you also know this annual event is a TON of fun, too. You likely know there will wall-to-wall learning each day, covering any and all areas Dynamics GP.  You won't leave the desert southwest 'parched' for knowledge, let's just say... You also know that this event is famous for its "Advanced Networking Opportunities" each day & evening.  Our membership epitomizes FUN and you'll meet some great people along the way! What you probably didn't know (until now) is that our educational tracks have been expanded for the first ...
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Add Pre-Conference Academy to your registration for extra training! It’s already time to start planning your trip to GPUG   Summit Phoenix happening October 15 – 18 . Whether you’re a technology user or partner, Summit has something for you with dynamic sessions, a robust exhibitor community, and the opportunity to network with professionals in similar careers. Early Bird Pricing – Don’t MISS OUT on Savings Don’t delay your registration and  save $400 today with Early Bird pricing ! The  price increases on June 28 , so don’t miss this limited time offer: Register for GPUG Summit Pre-Conference Academy – Become a Super ...
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Do you guys ever have to make payments on the fly in Dynamics GP? For instance, you have a vendor come into the office and “Need a check right away?”.  Maybe you feel you don’t have time to batch a transaction, post it, batch a payment and print it? Dynamics GP Payables Transaction Invoices can be paid “On the Fly”. Let’s go through the process.  But before we do, this functionality is also great if you are paying invoices by Credit Card or Check and want to integrate the entire transaction from invoice to payment from another operating system or through an Excel spreadsheet. Oh, My God, How? Right?? You can enter or integrate the transaction ...
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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” ~Elizabeth Andrew As a community built by users for users, GPUG relies on Members' volunteer efforts to grow and flourish. Each of us has valuable knowledge and experiences to share. To further support and recognize your involvement as a User Group volunteer, we are pleased to share these exciting resources supporting the entire community of current and prospective GPUG volunteers! Have you joined the incredible network of GPUG volunteers? GPUG's vibrant community of volunteers help their peers by sharing their knowledge and experiences. Through volunteering, you’ll gain ...
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One of the MANY things that sets Dynamics GP apart from other ERP solutions… SMARTLISTS BABY!!! Smartlists are a linear list of your data.  You can customize them easily but out of the box, there are lists for all transactions, vendors, customers, and TONS of other things. With the SmartList tool (free/included with Microsoft Dynamics GP) you have the ability to do some valuable filtering of your data… this filtering is made available through data ‘Search’ options. A simple search example would be, show me all the transactions for Vendor XYZ… and BOOM, there they are… but what if your search is a little more complex that that?  Let’s take a look at the ...
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GPUG’s Credentialing Program Improvements! To continue the importance of GPUG’s Credentialing Program, exams essentially need to be refreshed therefore users know the certificate has great value. The Credentialing Council and Exam Committee is requesting questions you think would make a great addition to a exam. Propose questions you feel are adequate to a well-versed Dynamics GP professional and understand it’s features and how the system works. Update Exams The purpose of the credentialing exams is to insure it meets professional standards and is updated; just as the product continues to improve. It’s time that we seek questions to ...
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A few weeks ago, a new colleague reached out to me and explained she was crafting a message geared towards subscribers that would provide insight into the GPUG Community.  "I heard GPUG was THE fun group, but that's all I know," she said. Of course, given the bandwidth I can talk for hours on end about our fabulous community so I opened the floodgates and started describing examples, relaying stories, sharing conference highlights and walking her through the dynamics at play in this powerful community. There was a bit of silence on the other end. "That sounds incredible and could fill a few pages of the GPUG Magazine - but I was kind of looking for just ...
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