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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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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Trump in December of 2017 eliminated the penalty associated with the “individual mandate” beginning in January of 2019. At about the same time, the IRS ramped up ACA enforcement of the “employer mandate”. The result was a mixed message in the ear of employers. However, as employers begin indicating receipt of “Employer Shared Responsibility Payment” (ESRP) letters from the IRS (Form 226J), many employers began waking up to the realities that they need to comply with the requirements of the ACA. The changes to the individual mandate allows the president and republicans in support of repeal of the ACA to ...
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Suppliers and vendors that have been working with smaller retail partners have probably settled into a nice, easy groove that works well for them. The retailer probably emails a purchase order, which is entered into the inventory system. The order is packed and shipped, it’s sent off to where it needs to go, followed by an invoice shortly thereafter. It's a simple system, that maybe gets a bit clunky and labor-intensive, but everything works smoothly and all the steps in the process are easily accomplished.   Working your first big new retail partner, though, may bring on a shock to the system when they require you to have an EDI system before they'll ...
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We have always received requests from clients about historical inventory aging report, unfortunately, this report is not available in the system as a standard report, and thus requires customizations. We've illustrated in a previous post on GPUG how to calculate the inventory turn over analysis as part of the inventory reporting. On this article, we will dig deeper into the aging report. Such as receivables and payables, aging buckets should be predefined for the inventory aging report, for this one, we will consider the following aging buckets:          - Date Difference < 0  Then (Current)          - Date Difference > 0 and < 30   Then   (0- ...
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As part of the Microsoft Dynamics GP community, you rely on your network to keep your business current. This October 15-18, step away from your screens, pack up your big ideas, and head to Phoenix, AZ for Summit -   THE   place to be to power up your network and mingle with experts in a lively, super-engaging environment. Save up to $400 before June 28 with Early Bird pricing.  Learn more. Content, Networking and Finding Solutions are consistently rated the top three reasons to attend Summit by attendees. Don’t just take our word for it! Hear from your peers who attended last year. Content provided for users, by users:   There’s no better instructor ...
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Since #LunchTimePhoto was featured in the GPUG magazine I’ve seen more activity and also many new challengers join in on the fun.  Enjoy the fun little recap from April.     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 Kristen Hosman - @KristenHosman ...
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At GPUG Amplify South Africa, 21-22 May 2018 in Johannesburg, you’ll have direct access to Microsoft Dynamics GP content and networking not found anywhere else. With over 40 sessions for all skill levels, industries and roles across 6 tracks, you’ll learn  how to best maximize your Microsoft Dynamics® GP performance to achieve business success.  In addition, take advantage of Academy, instructor-led classroom training, 23-24 May, immediately after the conference.   Spend up to 2 days with GP experts diving deep into topics to help you master more within your Microsoft Dynamics GP product. One of the expert session presenters and Academy instructors is  Alicia ...
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GPUG Amplify South Africa, taking place in Johannesburg, 21-22 May 2018, will be the premiere conference of the year in South Africa for Dynamics GP end users. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to hear about the latest trends and developments within the industry and attend technical and functional training for Microsoft Dynamics GP. In addition, take advantage of Academy, instructor-led classroom training, 23-24 May, immediately after the conference. Maximize your ROI by joining these cost-effective, hands-on training courses. Content sessions are led by sought-after expert presenters, including GPUG All Star  David Musgrave .  David is the ...
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GPUG Amplify South Africa, 21-22 May 2018 in Johannesburg, offers attendees the opportunity to hear about the latest trends and developments within the industry and attend technical and functional training for Microsoft Dynamics GP. In addition, take advantage of Academy, instructor-led classroom training, 23-24 May, immediately after the conference. Maximize your ROI by joining these cost-effective, hands-on training courses. GPUG Amplify South Africa 2018 Post-Conference Academy training will include a full-day course led by  Sven Vosse .   Sven is the MD and Co-Founder of mavenBI (Pty) Ltd, a Business Intelligence consulting and training business providing ...
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GPUG Amplify South Africa, taking place in Johannesburg, 21-22 May 2018, will be the premiere conference of the year in South Africa for Dynamics GP end users. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to hear about the latest trends and developments within the industry and attend technical and functional training for Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Content sessions are led by subject matter experts, including David Joosten, Consulting Manager at Premier Foods. David is an enterprise architect that has spent 26 years focused largely in the enterprise resources South African business market. David has a passion for delivering unique, focused solutions that ...
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“The need to “speak data” is key for a successful digital transformation”, stresses John Doyle, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft during his keynote at Data & BI Summit, which is happening in Dublin, Ireland this week. During the keynote “The Next Era of Analytics” John presented Microsoft’s plans with Power BI for the upcoming months. Here’s what you need to know in case you missed it: Data Culture The importance of Power BI is shaping the future of data and analytics. “The impact of disruption on companies is undeniable, they need to expect change and plan for it. Although data is intuitive, it’s extremely important for companies ...
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Business Intelligence (BI) is more than a buzz-word. It provides the intelligence you need to make informed business decisions.  By now you've heard of Focus 2018.  Did you realize that by attending you will grow professionally, network with other Power BI users, experts, and Microsoft team members and most importantly, learn how to optimize your use of Power BI through Hands on Labs and deep-dive education?  Don't miss out - Register now. Power BI User Group (PUG) Member Jennifer McGuire is a Business Analyst at Strada Education Network and the Indianapolis User Group Leader. Read her welcome message below: Hello, As a local to the area, ...
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Data & BI Summit is about to happen, but we don’t have you on the list of attendees yet! Join Business Analysts, Data Professionals & Power BI users at the Convention Centre in Dublin from 24-26 April. At the moment there are still some seats left, claim yours today before they run out! Register Now Some Fast Facts Here are some fast facts that will show why Data & BI Summit is a can’t miss event. Did you know that…. ….Data & BI Summit offers 68 sessions across 4 tracks ….the sessions at Data & BI Summit are hosted by more than 100 speakers ….4 Academy classes are offered within Data & BI Summit’s Pre-Conference ...
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Understand a little more about Sunshine Act from Amanda Mendoza of DataBasics! The Sunshine Act (otherwise known as the Open Payments Program) has some complex regulations for how life sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotech organizations report on gifts and spending. These companies are responsible for managing a new set of data in order to report all payments and gifts to healthcare providers, which can be a challenge in any system. But, it doesn’t have to be that complex for MS Dynamics GP users and admins.   Here are three reasons why Sunshine Act compliance doesn’t have to be challenging in GP:   Third-party tools can do all the heavy lifting ...
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Learn about geo-fencing in your GP system from Amanda Mendoza from DataBasics: You may not know much about geo-fencing since its connection to MS Dynamics is relatively new. A geo-fence is a virtual perimeter or “fence” in a real-world geographic area. Geo-fences can allow administrators to plug in a set of real-world coordinates corresponding to their worksite and a specified radius around that worksite. Then, admins can use third-party timesheet add-on software with Clock In & Out to create rules for employees to only have clock-in access within the parameters specified.   Here are three problems solved by geo-fencing:   Time theft: Employees ...
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Time is ticking. Don’t miss out on your last chance to register for Data & BI Summit. From April 24-26, the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland, will be taken over by Business Analysts, Data Professionals & Power BI users from all over Europe. Register Now. Get Inspired by 80+ Sessions Data & BI Summit is packed with opportunities to help you learn and be your best through the digital transformation by gaining new understandings of your data and deepening your knowledge of the Microsoft Business Intelligence tools. At the moment, 81 Data & BI sessions have been announced within the conference schedule. A Closer Look at the ...
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Are you, or your teammates, still finding new windows in GP? Or are you looking to improve how you function in GP? Maybe you want to learn a new trick? Check out all the "New to GP" sessions available! www.gpug.com/engage/webinars Yours truly will also be presenting, stay tuned for details! Webinars give you free, on-demand and live training on everything from inventory, SOP, reporting, admin and more. Be sure to also share ideas on topics you're most interested in
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'Tis the season for planning our flagship event - the 12th annual GPUG Summit!  Honestly, it's amazing to think we have done this a dozen times, but the excitement of getting prepared never runs out... This blog is relatively brief so as to point out some quick items you need to know about as we prepare for GPUG Summit out west this October in #PhabulousPhoenix : We're collecting session ideas & suggestions thru Friday April 20th , so submit YOUR proposals for YOUR event here: http://www.gpugsummit.com/cfp I'm seeking new end users to assist with the GPUG Summit Planning Committee this year.  I have plenty of partners who have already ...
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