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Many employers are hanging their hat on the employer reporting requirements (i.e. Form 1095-C) going away under the changes proposed by the Trump administration. The current legislative proposal in the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) repeals the employer mandate to offer coverage. So under this proposal, the employer doesn't need to report information to the IRS anymore right? Well, unfortunately, likely not. In the AHCA, there are tax credits proposed for individuals if they are not offered coverage through an employer-sponsored plan. To that end, the IRS will need to know whether or not an individual was offered coverage through an employer-sponsored ...
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Bringing two worlds together | Enhancing the core application and platform | One Microsoft The only end-user conference in spring 2017 GPUG Amplify , hosted by Dynamic Communities in cooperation with Microsoft, is happening right now in Anaheim, CA. GPUG General Manager Bob McAdam kicked off the conference with an Opening Session on Monday, March 20. Microsoft team members Pam Misialek, Chad Sogge, Errol Shoenfish, Theresa Nistler and Jodi Christiansen were also onstage to demo new features of GP 2016 and GP 2016 R2 and never before seen features of GP 2018. The never before seen GP 2018 features include: Workflow ...
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While there are many financial management software solutions available, thousands of nonprofit organizations continue to embrace Microsoft Dynamics GP as the solution of choice. For more than 10 years, the Ariett team has worked closely with this sector on Purchase to Payment automation. In fact, while examining our own customer base, we found that approximately 39% of our GP customers are nonprofit organizations read more on the Ariett blog - and account for about 42,000 users on our application today! Here are the reasons why customers continue to gravitate to GP as the best nonprofit accounting software for their organization: 1. Microsoft Dynamics ...
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Your GPUG membership includes free member access to the Dynamics Power BI User Group ( PBIUG ). Learn more. As such, I wanted to make sure you were aware of an upcoming face-to-face Power BI learning opportunity: PBIUG Focus 2017 . A challenge for many companies is understanding your business data and how you can use Power BI to transform, analyze, and visualize this data. To help you learn how to work smarter, not harder, attend our PBIUG Focus conference , held May 10-11, 2017 in St. Louis, MO, for in-person training delivered by industry experts who have 'been there, solved that'. Don't just take our word for it! Hear from ...
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Savvy businesses of all types and sizes often rely on modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to manage key operations from across their organization. Microsoft Dynamics GP is comprehensive and powerful in many ways, and offers payroll functionality. Its actually the only Dynamics ERP solution to do so! However, businesses may have unique payroll processes that fall outside the capabilities of the Dynamics GP Payroll system. Instead of creating workarounds, deploy the add-on solutions that streamline complex payroll activities. Solve Complex Payroll With the Right Technology Processing payroll is rarely as straight forward as it should ...
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We understand that one of the biggest challenges with Dynamics GP is reporting. You are tasked with understanding the complexity of the system and building reports to help make informed strategic decisions, optimize business operations and improve financial performance. But GP reporting comes with plenty of challenges that can slow your momentum. Advance your Dynamics GP reporting knowledge & skills with the Dynamics GP User Group (GPUG)! GPUG is offering exclusive training opportunities on Dynamics GP Reporting. Join GPUG with a paid membership to take part in any of these member-only training opportunities: Academy ...
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Many employers offer a variety of benefit programs in an effort to attract and retain skilled employees who will contribute to business success and growth. There are many different types of benefit programs and each one comes with a very specific set of regulations or rules. Managing employee benefits doesnt have to be complicated or a distraction from core business operations. Take the pressure off benefits management by deploying the right technology. There are many parts of your business that are best managed by technology instead of paper-based or manual processes, including benefits management. An increase in headcount or changing legislation ...
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RSM US LLP Partner Showcase An interview with Steve Ems, Principal National Business Applications Leader at RSM US LLP (RSM) How is your company involved Dynamic Communities? RSM has been a Partner Member since 2010 and is active in AXUG, CRMUG, GPUG, NAVUG, DSLUG, PBIUG with 360 RSM consultants volunteering in user groups across North America and EMEA. We encourage our consultants to share their subject matter expertise at conferences, webinars and local chapter meetings. We also participate in special interest groups and user group advisory committees. We encourage our clients to join the user groups and to attend events, and we are a major ...
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On that first full day of Convergence 2007 out in beautiful San Diego, I was in my session seat ready to learn. Suddenly, my partner came up to me and insisted I head next door for a user group event. I had no idea what that was but they insisted I go with them (I value my partner and the relationship we have, so I went). We found a relatively small crowd, perhaps 25 or 30 people, and up front behind the podium was my local friend Andy Hafer rolling out a worldwide User Group for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Hed mentioned to me once or twice previously that he had interest in a GP User Group, but I always presumed it would be Tampa-based, and I didnt know ...
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Hello Y'all !!! Everyone in Nashville, TN is excited about you being here in October for Summit 2017! We are so excited about everyone coming to Nashville and seeing things and places that you have probably only heard about, or seen on television or in movies. Here are some websites that you should visit to see exciting places to visit while you are here. www.visitmusiccity.com www.nashville.com www.nashvilledowntown.com www.thedistrictnashville.org www.bridgestonearena.com www.nashville.gov/parks-and-recreation/parthenon www.thehermitage.com www.lanemotormuseum.org www.bellemeadeplantation.com www.cheekwood.org www.natcheztracetravel.com Here are some places ...
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Join the GPUG Academy to build your confidence and skill level! Whether you are a GP Newbie or more experienced, GPUG Academy has you covered! You are invited to join us for an upcoming class where you will: Learn from industry experts without the need for travel Study more than just core concepts and gain real-world best practices Many classes leverage hands-on and interactive virtual training environments Earn CPE credits Here are just a few of the Distance Learning Academy classes available: Academy- Introduction to Management Reporter March 2017 Friday, March 24, 2017 (10:45 AM) to Friday, March 24, 2017 (5:00 ...
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We all know by now that the current administration is very motivated to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was a campaign promise of our president and it has been a long standing wish of the Republican Party. The Executive Order signed in late January made the intent very clear. Changes are coming although its still unclear what those changes will be and what the impact will be for U.S. employers in the future. Lots of rhetoric has been flying around, some applauding and some opposing changes. The 2 draft bills that came out this past Monday and the reactions yesterday make clear yet again that repealing and replacing the ACA is ...
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Fargo Q1 Chapter Meeting

Another month has come and gone and now it is time to get ready for another Fargo Chapter meeting. Registration so far has been good but I would really like to see more end users sign up. The agenda has changed a little since it was originally posted. We were lucky to have lunch provided for our meeting so we changed the start time to 12:30. The remainder of the schedule has not been changed. I think we all can look forward to learning something during the meeting. We are lucky to have Kelsey Koep, Microsoft Support Engineer showing us The How To of Purchase Requisitions & Purchase Orders. We also have Jonathan Jacobson of 360 Solutions doing a Member Showcase ...
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Advancements in technology are changing the way we do business on so many levels. Many businesses are using more advanced management solutions to optimize operations throughout their organization. If you are among the many businesses in the midst of a digital transformation, dont overlook payroll and benefits management. Businesses of all sizes and in nearly every business sector are taking advantage of cutting-edge business technology. Comprehensive, integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions streamline common tasks from the front office to the back warehouse. Improving productivity across your organization, including the human resources ...
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Hi Dynamics GP Group, Happy March! If you are like me, theres something about the beginning of a new month that brings excitement and anticipation. A fresh new page in my planner ready to be inscribed with places to go, people to see and things to accomplish. Dont get me wrong, I have all this captured electronically as well but I can be old school when it comes to my infatuation with planners and writing in those tiny calendar squares. Speaking of my March calendar, I have March 20-22 circled and highlighted with two words stretched across the dates: GPUG AMPLIFY . I hope you do as well! Learn tips and tricks on how to use Dynamics GP ...
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The intent has been made clear that President Trump intends to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Executive Order signed in late January indicates that changes are coming, although its still unclear what those changes will mean for business in the future. What is clear is that ACA has not been repealed yet and with reporting deadlines quickly approaching, businesses must still show compliance, even if after the deadline. Making a good faith effort is better than no effort at all. Watch this short video titled Are ACA forms still required for 2016 reporting? Executive Order Video , and we will clear up common misconceptions surrounding ...
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GPUG Summit 2017 invades Nashville, TN this October, and with over 2000 attendees expected at the incredible Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort, the content planning must now begin. Content is king, as you know, and expectations are high, as they should be. All the advanced networking opportunities I frequently refer to will take care of themselves as we are a jubilant bunch, so lets focus on what it is we want to learn while in Nashville together this fall. We are now officially asking the Dynamics GP community for session proposals. The door to this special portal will be open for a full 6.5 weeks, closing for good on April 15, 2017 . Your ideas ...
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GPUG Amplify is the place to be this March 20-22 to exchange knowledge on how to best maximize product performance to achieve business success. Offering everything from a unique Keynote specializing in cybersecurity, to Industry Roundtables for industry-based, face-to-face conversations, to a Partner Sales and Marketing Pre-Day for Dynamics GP Partners, to Pre-Conference Academy training .. this is the can't miss Spring event for Dynamics GP users. Read on to learn about additional benefits to attending: EXPERT PRESENTERS We have a fantastic line-up of speakers presenting on Educational, Reporting, and Executive/Leadership ...
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As employers continue to work through the challenges of complying with the Affordable Care Act, professionals in the industry are reticent to accept anything less than perfection when dealing with IRS regulations. Why? To alleviate any concern about potential penalties due to non-compliance down the road. In Notice 2016-70 dated December 5, 2016, the IRS made clear some important information for employers. In addition to extending the deadline for supplying employees with the required ACA Information Returns (forms 1095-C and 1095-B) by March 2nd of 2017, the IRS also extended good-faith transition relief under I.R.C. Section 6721 and 6722 for required ...
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The 2016 ACA filing deadlines are approaching fast. I know you are busy, but I want to QUICKLY remind you of a few things! 1095-Cs must be distributed to your employees on or before March 2nd per the IRS mandate. PRIORITY: If you have not yet prepared your 1095-Cs, this should be your top priority in order to meet the IRS deadline. If you MISS the March 2nd deadline, you still have to produce the forms and get them to your employees. You should leverage Integrity Datas ACA software and 1095-C fulfillment services to get the forms to your employees as quickly and painlessly as possible, even if you have missed the March 2nd deadline. Next, ...
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