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  March/April 2010     The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
   
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Amber's Tips & Tricks
ISV Spotlight: Flaum Technologies
Upgrades Win over New Implementations
Current Promotions
CAL Blog Posts
Upcoming Events


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The CAL Zone e-newsletter is focused on our family of Microsoft Dynamics GP users. Stay up to date with current promotions to save you money plus tips & tricks and new tools to save you time. To view archived copies of previous newsletters click here.


All of us are looking forward to spring and the changes it brings! This spring is full of opportunities with the upcoming May 1st release of GP2010 (version 11). It has been 3 years since the last release and many are wondering “What is New in GP2010?” We invite you to get a preview of the new functionality along with learning about new licensing that will go into effect on May 1st by attending a special free webcast presented by Microsoft on March 23 at 1:30 PM EST – “Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Is Here – Get Ready Now”.

The changes coming with GP 2010 will affect each of our clients differently. We will be sending a special letter in early April that will highlight the changes and provide recommendations to help you save money and increase your functionality at the same time. Note: Some of you can save money by taking action prior to May 1st so please be on the lookout for my letter and take the time to review this important information. And, as always, we welcome your thoughts and questions so please contact us to discuss your specific needs. We are all looking forward to 2010 and everyone here at CAL wants to help you grow and prosper this season and well into the future!
Happy spring!
Nancy Bergen, Customer Relationship Manager


Amber's Tips & Tricks
Dynamics GP Tip:  Assigning Function Keys to Shortcuts

The tip for this newsletter is something that I highlight when I do training. It will work with older versions of GP as well as the latest versions. Open this link to learn how you can assign one of your keyboard’s Function Keys (those “F” keys along the top of the keyboard) to a shortcut. Let me know what you think of the shortcut or if you have a shortcut you would like to share in our next newsletter.


ISV Spotlight:  Flaum Technologies
Microsoft Silver Enterprise Resource Planning Partner
CommissionCalc Software

Do you spend 8 hours or more computing sales commissions each month? Then you need CommissionCalc from Flaum Techn%gies Inc. CommissionCalc makes it practical to automate plans that seem impossibly complex. Does your plan have unique rules based on many factors, with lots of exceptions? Do you have quotas and tiers? Split commissions? Data errors to override? Royalties or rebates? Multiple commission recipients on a single invoice? CommissionCalc can do all of this, and much more. It will create commission reports exactly as you want them, no matter what your rules are. Download a fact-filled white paper, ” The Best Commission Calculator for You”, for a comparison of the four types of commission software; or read why one of Flaum Technologies’ clients said, “we couldn’t afford not to get CommissionCalc.”


Report Shows that Upgrades Win over New Implementations in 2010

An interesting article was found this month from a study done by Forrester Research. They are an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. Read more about why they predict "2010 Software Spending Devoted To Existing Systems More Than Emerging Technologies".


Existing Customer Promotions

Reenrollment Award for Microsoft Dynamics Customers
Renew your service plan and receive up to 20% off your next qualifying license purchase, add users, purchase new modules or transition to Business Ready Licensing. Discount is based on tenure of customer..
Expires: June 25, 2010.

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics ERP License Offer
A promotion for existing customers of Microsoft Small Business Financials, Great Plains Accounting (GPA) and Real World. The promotion is comprised of up to a 75% discount on all user licenses and limited A La Carte functionality for up to 10 users in the first acquisition of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft Dynamics SL.
Expires: June 25, 2010.

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Upcoming Events

Microsoft Dynamics Decisions Spring 2010 Presented by MS Dynamics World
When: May 19-20, 2010
Where: LIVE from your desktop
The Dynamics GP track at Decisions 2010 brings together expert speakers on the development, deployment, adoption, and maintenance of Microsoft Dynamics GP solutions. Including a session by our own CAL Business Solutions expert, Amber Bell.

Microsoft Convergence 2010 Atlanta, GA
When: April 24-27, 2010
Convergence is the premier Microsoft Dynamics event where you can experience the Microsoft Dynamics community in action. This event offers you a unique opportunity to network with your peers, partners, Microsoft team members, and industry experts together to share ideas and knowledge-all in one place. You’ll experience first-hand how you can use the power of Microsoft Dynamics and the full range of Microsoft products to optimize your business and improve your bottom line-now and in the future. Register Now!

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