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Dashboards—One Stop Shopping

I love shopping. Ok, that is a lie, but I do love the simplicity of one-stop shopping. Getting my groceries, cleaning supplies, paper products, and new 55” HDTV from one store makes life a little easier, if not a little more enjoyable.

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5 Ways to Use SRS Reports with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Have you heard that Microsoft Dynamics® GP 2010 R2 comes with a set of “out of the box” Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SRS) reports? Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 has been developed with a full set of methods to use these SRS Reports, Charts, and KPIs every day. Here are 5 of those options

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Microsoft Retail Products – the right fit?

For 26 years I worked for a wholesalerretailer who had proprietary systems developed because they were sure that there wasn’t any system (particularly a POS system) that would satisfy their needs. When I joined Cargas Systems as a consultant and

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The Power of the Mail Merge

Simply put, a mail merge is the process of producing a personalized document for each contact on a mailing list by combining a database of names and details with a document – typically a letter or email. Organizations frequently use

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Streamline Document Tracking

Streamline Document Tracking – With New Out-of-the-Box CRM 2011 Integration with SharePoint 2010 …A lead is turned into a sales opportunity, has an RFP response, a pricing chart specific to the client, and notes from the meeting… Documents are a

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Microsoft Word Templates Arrive for Spring Training

During implementation of a new ERP system, one training area that produces far more frustration than any other is report writing. As the implementation progresses, new users have multiple opportunities to see and touch the user interface and their comfort

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Recoverable Systems

There is a saying that has gone around IT circles for years – You’re only as good as your last backup. That phrase may be flawed. Actually, you’re only as good as your last recoverable backup! Reasons for Recovery Often

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R7

Tremendous numbers of enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics CRM have come in conjunction with major releases allowing for increased options to enhance user adoption and drive product intelligence. In 2011, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team announced a dramatic change in the

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Fundraising Software: A New Direction

In a recent conversation with a local think-tank that coaches effective fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations, a set of four simple yet thought-provoking questions surfaced specific to the effectiveness of Fundraising/Donor Management software. These four questions cut to the heart of

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Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage: Required Information

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (PPACA) was signed into law nearly two years ago in the United States. It has without doubt been a major campaign hot point through the past two elections and continues to stay front

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