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 May/June 2010   The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
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Amber's Tips & Tricks
ISV Spotlight: Corporate Renaissance Group
Save the Date
What’s New in GP: Feature of the Day
Current Promotions
CAL Blog Posts


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   May brings lots of changes – the release of GP 2010 and the release of the new CAL website. This issue is full of GP2010 resources and be sure to visit the new Client Center tab on our new site – including support, training, upgrade resources, event and promos specifically for our clients. The Client Center also includes a GP2010 section to inform you of highlights of the new version, pricing and licensing changes, FRx to Management Reporter news and events related to the release. And don’t miss the most talked about new feature of our site – the “life saver” icon for online support. Can you find it?

Amber's Tips & Tricks
What’s New in GP 2010

I am finally coming up for a quick breath of air after Convergence, Atlanta “What’s New in GP2010” event for existing customers, and my special presentation at “Decisions 2010” the MS Dynamics World virtual conference (check out more information) Everyone I talk to has been really busy lately, but I hope you can take the time to enjoy the new flowers and spend some time outside as it warms up. If you did not get a chance to attend our “What’s New in GP2010” event. We are planning to go more in depth into these exciting changes at our CAL Connect2010 event in September. Last year was great…but this year is going to be bigger and better!! I am working on my sessions and if you have any ideas for topics, please send me a quick email: I wish I could write more, but I have to get back to work!! See you in September!

Nancy Bergen
Customer Relationship Manager

ISV Spotlight:  Company

CRG emPerform: The Complete Performance Management Solution

Now is the time start thinking about implementing an automated employee performance system, before the year-end, employee performance appraisal rush.

emPerform is an all-in-one performance management solution which includes online appraisals, 360 multi-rater reviews, compensation management, goal cascading, succession planning, off-line synchronization, competencies management, employee surveys, and comprehensive reporting. emPerform integrates with Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resources.

Why Automate with emPerform? To Measure and report on employee and corporate performance; Identify employee potential; Plan for future growth; Align goals and activities; Ensure consistency; Establish and manage employee compensation programs; Allow employees to focus on their jobs…not completing paperwork.

Learn more! In addition to the 6 minute, on-demand product tour, CRG will be hosting a series of live, one hour webinars: register today Questions about emPerform or any other CRG product? Contact Carol Stewart at 506.529.2029 or visit

Save the Date

CAL CONNECT2010 – The CAL Business Solutions 2010 MS Dynamics GP User Event (formally CAL Connecticut Convergence)Connect with CAL, GP and Each Other… When: Tuesday, September 21st Where: The Crowne Plaza, Cromwell CT Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for CAL CONNECT2010! Enjoy a full day of training, learning how to get more from your GP solution and networking with peers. Sessions will include: Upgrading to GP2010, SQL Report Writing, Getting up Speed: FRx to Management Reporter, Prepare Now for Year End and many more!

Register early and save!!
Earlybird Price before August 1st: $79
After August 1st Price: $99
3 or more from the same company just: $69
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What’s New in GP: Feature of the Day

Curious about new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP2010?
We found an exciting way to explore some of the new features, including an Email Capabilities feature, in a series of posts called “Feature of the Day” taken from the Official Blog Microsoft Dynamics GP..
The new Email feature allows users to quickly and easily e-mail single documents, batches of documents, and/or multiple documents from a list within the system. The user can select which documents they would like to send and also select which customers/vendors should receive their documents in e-mail.

Existing Customer Promotions

Microsoft Dynamics ERP LMT Sales Offer-North America For a limited time, Microsoft Dynamics ERP customers can receive a special discount on the License Model Transition fee when transitioning to Business Ready Licensing. Expires: June 25, 2010ERP User Offer for Microsoft Dynamics GP

For a very limited time, Microsoft Dynamics GP customers can receive up to 15% off when purchasing additional user licenses or add-on module licenses. Expires: June 25,2010

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
To see all of the Current Promotions, click here.
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