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Greetings everyone! I'm trying a new thing today: my first GPUG blog post. This one is a recap of all of the #TipTuesday posts I wrote in 2018, in one spot instead of a recurring update to a discussion post. I'll do the same with 2019 and then update that blog as the tips continue throughout the year. Dates in GP: https://jenkuntz.ca/2018/01/tips-for-dates-in-dynamics-gp/ Writing off small customer balances: https://jenkuntz.ca/2018/01/write-off-small-customer-balances/ Clearing recurring batch amounts: https://jenkuntz.ca/2018/01/clear-recurring-batch-amounts/ Reversing a Fiscal Year-End Close: https://jenkuntz.ca/2018/02/reverse-fiscal-year-end-close/ ...
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Growing companies need to invent themselves to stay ahead of the competition and exceed client’s expectations.  Management also needs an open ear to employees’ ideas to make a difference in client's satisfaction.  A great way to kick off the year is “idea swapping” internally and with clients and prospects. Idea Swapping offers a voice to those who may not be a part of decision making.  This article shares how you gather ideas easily and capitalize on improvements you never thought of in the past. Rules for Idea Swaps: Quantity of ideas is more important than quality (at first) Defer judgement on any ideas until all ideas are raised. Word your ...
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​We are looking at purchasing additional licenses.  Can someone tell me if we purchase limited user licenses for our A/P group, will they be able to perform all A/P duties?  What will they not be able to do (on the G/L side) that they can do with a full user license?  If they still would have read only capability on the G/L side, that may be enough access to justify the savings in the difference of prices of the licenses.
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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) end users as well as partners, we promise! This particular User Group World Tour stop in South Africa’s largest city will remain true to its original purpose, ...
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I spent a significant chunk of my day today trying to put out a fire. I'd like to share what I found because I've seen people looking for solutions to this, but not a lot of good answers. This week is payroll week for our organization, so check printing was on the schedule today. Not a good day for GP to start throwing up error messages and booting our accounting personnel. I started receiving emails around mid-morning complaining of error messages and freezing/locked out sessions. My initial assessment was to clean up sessions. I had the users log out of the system, backed up the DB and ran scripts to clean DYNAMICS SY00800, SY00801 and clear out DEXSESSIONS ...
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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things "The Sound of Music" – who doesn't know that movie? I love that movie and especially the songs – a perfect winter weekend, curled up in a blanket with hot chocolate in hand. Granted, GP Payroll may not be the first thing you think of when thinking of YOUR favorite things, yet there is a lot of functionality to be excited about! Let’s take a look at some of my favorite things in GP Payroll, staring with GP Payroll Freebies! As a GP user, you have access to GP Payroll in the ...
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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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