GPUG Wisconsin (Green Bay) Chapter Meeting - Q2 2019

When:  Jun 19, 2019 from 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)

BIG 2nd Quarter GPUG  Titletown, USA  Chapter Meeting June 19th!

Mark Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, from 8:45 to 1:00 on your calendar for the second GPUG Green Bay Chapter meeting of 2019 at Lakeland University in Green Bay. Click on the  Register Now  button on the right side of this page!

Our meeting is going to follow the two-track, four educational presentation format we pioneered in March...and our focus is going to be on Reporting in Dynamics GP. Here's the lineup of presentations, Partners, and presenters for our June 19th meeting:

Alicia Weigel - Rockton Software

For the first time we're going to host a GPUG national sponsor: Rockton Software's Alicia Weigel will present the full slate of Rockton utility add-ons for GP:

  • Smartfill - Imagine Google Search inside Dynamics GP! Simply type what you know – a few letters of a name, part of an item number, etc. – and in seconds you'll see all the matches.
  • Dynamics GP Toolbox - 27(!) tools to enhance system security, accelerate IT administration, simplify business processes, and improve the GP user experience.
  • Auditor - A robust data-change management tool. Whether you want the added insurance to protect your data integrity, or you face compliance audits due to industry regulations or SOX legislation, Auditor has you covered.
  • Omni Price - Works with GP's standard pricing, but adds all kinds of extra capabilities to extend your pricing choices; including 11 variable pricing calculations, and date ranges for valid pricing to accommodate special promotions.
  • Dynamics Report Manager - Manage all of your reports (SRS, Management Reporter, Report Writer, Word, Excel... even Crystal Reports and FRx) in one spot. Schedule and distribute reports on your terms.

Then we'll split our presentations into two tracks. Three of our GP Partners – Wipfli, Heartland Business Systems, and DXC Technology – as well as eOne Solutions will each present a topic:

Glen Strebel, Heartland
Glen Strebel of Heartland Business Systems will present “Are Your Reports Inaccurate?” With many great reporting and BI tools available, we can generate a lot of information in very pretty formats. But is the information accurate? Let’s talk about problems you’ve experienced with SmartLists, common gotchas and suggested testing disciplines. A practical presentation to help you make sure you're giving your decision makers the right stuff!

Glen is an ERP Consultant with Heartland Business Systems. Glen focuses on providing training services and consulting on ERP best practices. He has a deep understanding of the payroll and human resources module of Dynamics GP, as well as financial general ledger, sales order processing, purchasing order process, and inventory.
Michelle Harmon
Michelle Harmon of DXC Technology will do a remote presentation on Jet Reports, the heir apparent to Management Reporter (M-R). Admit it! You've been looking for something to replace M-R! There's a whole crop of M-R replacements based on everybody's favorite program, Excel. Jet Reports has been getting the most attention.

Michelle is a versatile functional consultant with skills in Dynamics ERP and procurement implementations, reporting and data analytics. She has experience in health care, operations, manufacturing buy/sell and financial business process areas. Michelle will be presenting remotely.

John Kirsch - Wipfli
From Wipfli in Green Bay, John Kirsch will present on Excel Refreshable Reports.

John has either taught or presented on every single GP-related reporting topic during his extensive consulting career. This time he'll focus on how to get data out of GP. John will include tips on how to get to the data and how to find and select the fields you are looking for on reports. He'll review using Excel, MS Query and eOne Excel Report Builder.

Chris Dew
Chris Dew of eOne Solutions, the makers of SmartList Builder, will give a remote presentation of PopDock_160px.jpg eOne calls it “SmartLists for the rest of your apps.”

Straight from the mean streets of Horace, North Dakota, Chris is a Data Integration Architect specializing in CRM, ERP and REST of the world integrations. As a connoisseur of integration over the last 20+ years, there is no data that Chris can't "have his way with". When he isn't busy driving forward SmartConnect to make integration easier you can probably find him hanging out with his family or building Blue Man Group instruments. Whatever you do, don’t ask him about frisbee (disc) golf.

That's four educational sessions throughout the morning, spread over two tracks in addition to the GPUG Sponsor presentation by Rockton Software. Lots o' content!

So click on the  Register Now  button on the right side of this page, already, and make sure to bring a co-worker so you can split up and catch all of the presentations!

Here's the agenda:

Time Event
8:45-9:00 Sign-in and networking
9:00-9:15 Meeting begins: Announcements & GPUG business
9:15-10:15 Rockton Software GPUG Sponsor presentation by Alicia Weigel
10:15-10:25 Networking break
10:25-11:25 1st Educational session:
  Track 1: Are Your Reports Inaccurate? by Glen Strebel of Heartland Business Systems
  Track 2: Jet Reports, remote presentation by Michelle Harmon of DXC Technology
11:25-11:35 Networking break
11:35-12:35 2nd educational session:
  Track 1: GP Reporting by John Kirsch of Wipfli
  Track 2: PopDock by Chris Dew of eOne Solutions
12:35 - 1:00 Lunch

All of the PowerPoint presentations will be uploaded to the GPUG Green Bay library after the meeting.

Please click on the  Register Now  button on the right side of this page to register. We need to plan our catering and the caterers need to know how much food to bring!

As always, there is no charge for the meeting. Your company's GPUG membership covers everyone in your company. The more the merrier, and the more networking and knowledge sharing you can have!

We'll meet again at the excellent Lakeland University site in Green Bay, at the intersection of Hwy 172 and Cty GV. Very easy to get to, wherever you're coming from! (Right-click on this map and choose "View Image" or "Open Image in New Tab" to see a larger version of the map.)

So, go ahead and click on the  Register Now  button over on the right side of this page...and we'll see you on June 19th!


Lakeland University
2601 Development Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
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