GP Distribution

Five Underutilized Features in Distribution

In previous issues, we have highlighted existing features from different areas of Microsoft Dynamics GP that are often underutilized.  The last series we will discuss for the year is Distribution, which, as we all know, has hundreds of different features.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Enhancement Plans – Which Level is Right for You?

When it comes time to renew your annual Microsoft Dynamics GP Enhancement Plan, you have the option to choose between three plans:

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GP Miscellaneous – did you know?

Did you know – you can rename SmartList fields in the regular SmartList – click on the columns name and type over the names in the display names portion of the window. With the information populated under the new name – drag the column heading to fit the data and save as a favorite. The Smartlist will fit across the window better

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Consolidating Your Databases with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Binary Stream

Many companies today must decide if they can benefit from consolidating multiple company databases that have been added through growth or acquisitions. A client of ours, a flourishing medical and healthcare company, really needed to consolidate all their databases.

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An insurance company was experiencing severe issues with their existing ERP software. They are a public, self-insurance pool providing liability and property coverage to municipal governmental entities. They needed a comprehensive accounting package to support their growing and emergent needs and selected the powerful accounting platform that only Microsoft Dynamics GP provides for their complex financial reporting.

They had been using an old mainframe system handling their claims and billing before implementing an industry specific software for insurance companies called Finys. This insurance software product suite is built to provide an operating platform for the carriers of property and casualty insurance. It also easily integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP and met their needs for GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles) compliant by providing:
• Strong Financial Reporting
• Budgeting Capabilities
• Traceability for Audits, Security and Financial
• Ability to import Finys summary data into Microsoft Dynamics GP

Through the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and its included robust, financial analysis tool, Management Reporter, the company’s reports for their 180+ members which formerly took all day to generate, now takes just minutes. The company is now enjoying many benefits by utilizing GP’s Reporting Tools, along with Microsoft Dynamics SmartList. They are now also able to eliminate manually entering ten key adding machine tapes which was very labor intensive. Standard GP edit reports allowed the users to stop using these ten key adding machine tapes in order to check totals. Now they spend less time keying and more time analyzing!

We would be very pleased to discuss an innovative solution for your growing business. With the year just beginning it is important to start it off right. The TM Group is here to help simplify and streamline your needs for 2013. Please contact The TM Group today at 888.482.2864, visit our website at or email

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The Regional Detroit GPUG Discover What’s New for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

The Regional Detroit GPUG (GP User Group) met Tuesday, December 18th at The Microsoft Office in Southfield, MI. The agenda was very exciting as we opened the meeting with an overview presented by The TM Group’s own Consulting Manager, Perry Kountouriotis. The presentation was extremely beneficial and included an actual demonstration of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. A few of the featured demo highlights consisted of:

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Top 5 Reasons To Like the New Perpetual License Model for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft recently announced a major new licensing model for Microsoft Dynamics GP that brings welcome changes. The new model is called Perpetual Licensing and will go into effect with the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. Here are the Top 5 reasons why I like Perpetual Licensing:

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Microsoft Support Response Times – Mysteries Revealed

How long will it be until Microsoft responds to a support request for Microsoft Dynamics® GP? When we need a solution by “yesterday,” it may seem like the answer to this question is enigmatic. Truth be told, there is actually a method to the madness! The key to knowing when to expect a response to a query lies within the Microsoft Dynamics GP Enhancement Plan you’re currently on.

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GP2013 – Over 100 new features!

At the recently concluded Microsoft Convergence conference in Houston there was lots of buzz around the next release of Dynamics GP, GP2013, scheduled for December 2012.

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