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GoingGreen GP is Better, Right out of the Box!

Today, many companies are looking for ways to “Go Green” with positive incentives like being earth-friendly, saving costs on paper, storage space, postage, and staffing. Whatever the motivation may be, Microsoft Dynamics GP offers many ‘out of the box’ possibilities. Here are a few ways to begin taking your organization to a greener place!

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Microsoft Retail Management –Forget the Cash Register

More and more retail merchants are switching from cash registers to PC-based solutions. It gives them better reporting, better inventory tracking, better marketing information, and is user friendly.

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To Email or to Task? That is the Question

There is a debate brewing about whether to use activities such as tasks and phone calls or use emails to enable business processes within the organization. It really is a question of workflow and dialog design and what is most effective. Microsoft Dynamics CRM workflow makes it easy to create and send emails to users and non-users of Microsoft Dynamics CRM based on updates of data such as an opportunity closing. Also, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook Add-on makes it really easy to track emails by simply clicking the Track in CRM button in the Office Ribbon.

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Change May Be Necessary: But it Doesn’t Have to be a Nuisance

The French writer, François de la Rochefoucauld wrote, “The only thing constant in life is change.” This is also true with business systems. Usually, an organization’s Microsoft Dynamics GP business system works great when it is first set up. However, as the company evolves, some of its business data fails to keep up.

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Power Up

Power View is a new tool available through Microsoft SQL Server 2012 that provides an additional tool in the area of ad-hoc reporting for data analysts, decision makers, and -driven users. The tool allows creation and interaction with data based upon a data model designed in a PowerPivot workbook or even Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services. The Power View report designer and viewer leverages Silverlight and is a browser based application that is launched from within Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

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Bolstering Business: a Few Down-to-Earth Reasons to Use the Cloud

An August survey – conducted by Wakefield Research and commissioned by Citrix – illuminates what many cloud service providers have long suspected: Most people are still struggling to understand what, exactly, the cloud is. Thanks to recent appearances in the well-known business cartoon Dilbert, it’s safe to say that the concept of cloud computing has gone mainstream. Nonetheless, many respondents of the Citrix study seemed a little uncertain on the fine print—and the benefits— of doing business in the cloud.

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Developing with HTML

There have been many changes and advancements in the web development arena over the last few years, but none more important than the advent of HTML5.

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What’s a customer worth? The Real ROI on CRM

“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.” ~Colin Powell

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A Few Quick Ideas to Improve Efficiencies in Dynamics GP

As an end user of many software packages, it is exciting to find a faster way to do something. Saving a couple of steps on a process repeated multiple times per day, adds up!

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Saving Paper

Everyone is interested in saving paper and/or keystrokes. There is nothing more annoying than clicking cancel on six reports after posting a batch or having to recycle stacks of reports that are not needed.

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