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Should You Outsource Payroll or Bring it In-House with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Companies today are faced with a very tough decision, do they use an in-house payroll system or choose to outsource. Many companies quickly decide to outsource payroll, without really performing a detailed comparison to determine what would be a more cost effective way to handle their payroll. They believe that outsourcing payroll will save time and be more economical as well as unburdening themselves with the angst attached to quarterly and yearly tax filings. These expectations are not always correct.

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How the NOW FREE Professional Services Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP Can Help Your Business

The Professional Services Tools Library (PSTL) for Microsoft Dynamics® GP is now free for customers! This powerful suite of 51 tools can help you consolidate and change your critical data quickly and accurately. Have you ever wished you had named your customer numbers or item numbers differently and now you’re stuck with them? These tools can help you quickly clean up how your core records are named in Microsoft Dynamics GP and help your employees work more productively and efficiently.

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Reset the Dynamics GP System Password

Forgot your Dynamics GP system password? They system password is stored in the SY02400 table located in the Dynamics database. It is not recommended to remove or reinsert a record in this table. Here is a simple script to reset the system password allowing the user to redefine it.

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Management Reporter 2012: Now Improving Offices Everywhere

Management Reporter 2012 released late March 2012 and is available for those utilizing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, AX 2009, AX 2012, NAV 2009 R2, and SL 2011. This new release of Management Reporter aims to enhance the real-time financial reporting experience across the organization. This Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tool allows users to design, distribute, view, collaborate and make better, faster business decisions based on real-time financial data coming from the Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions.

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Intelligent Technology: Connecting Systems in Education Institutions

Educational institutions have varied system needs and often require the integration of multiple systems that handle student information, course registrations, busing, requisitioning, food service, concession point of sale, governmental reporting, accounting management, and payroll and human resources. One such educational institution is a successful, fast-growing online university that was seriously challenged with managing several systems to get the information needed to continue their rapid expansion plans.

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Picture This: Creating Conditional Formatting in CRM

One of the primary usability wins for Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the seamless integration with Microsoft Office and more specifically, Microsoft Outlook—an application utilized all day long. By now, users are accustomed to commonalities like the Ribbon Bar for application navigation along with similar menus and views within applications. All in all, common features like the Ribbon Bar provide a consistent look and feel across all Microsoft software products, whether it is Outlook, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, or other Microsoft applications. In the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, the Outlook Client provides tools to apply ‘Conditional Formatting’ to data views within Outlook (recall ‘Conditional Formatting’ from Microsoft Excel).

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Revolution 2013: A Sneak Peek at Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Microsoft has announced the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, the next version of Microsoft Dynamics’ most popular ERP system. This release is currently scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2012. Convergence 2012 was a great event and had the first public previews of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. At best, there had been just a few brief public glimpses previously, at Convergence Microsoft took the wraps off and really gave Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 a great kick-off.

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Following the Trail: Improved Auditing of CRM 2011

System auditing is a much requested and previously difficult feature to implement in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 system auditing could be achieved, but in a limited fashion, through the use of an audit plug-in available from CodePlex or by the use of custom audit entities to hold the logs and a set of workflows to capture the events to be audited for a record. Since the release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Auditing is much simpler and much more functional than ever before through the use of the audit tools included in the core Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. It is now very simple to enable auditing, define how auditing should function for the organization, and view the audit activity in the application.

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Hook, Line, and Sinker: Bringing SQL Server 2012 On Board

With the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012, many organizations are considering an upgrade to take advantage of the new features within Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010. But first, it is important to know which new features are compatible with the Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation in an organization in order to be prepared in advance and plan accordingly.

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Get Lync’d

Perhaps one of the most useful integrations in the Microsoft Dynamics world is between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Outlook. For a long time, Outlook has been the most prevalent communication tool used by most organizations. However, the communications horizon is much broader now with the availability of Microsoft Lync. And as with Outlook, the integration capabilities between Lync and Microsoft Dynamics are also remarkable!

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