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 November/December 2010  The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
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Amber's Tips & Tricks
ISV Spotlight: Binary Stream
CAL Connect2010
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Hello Everyone

We know you are all gearing up for a GREAT 2011…we cannot believe that 2010 is almost over. It has been an exciting year at CAL. We were named the Microsoft Northeast Area Dynamics Partner of the Year Award 2010 as well as achieving Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club for the 7th time. We have also been focusing on getting our team certified for GP and are proud to announce that Brenda Willey is now a Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist having passed 4 Dynamics GP certifications. Sue Conrad has also passed several of the certification tests as well as Jo Ann Flaum, our newest employee! We realize that many of you are still trying to recover from all of the economic upheavals from the last few years. We hope that 2010 is ending on a high note for you and that you are healthy, strong and successful both professionally and personally.

We look forward to working with you next year and for the many years to come.

Thank You,
George Mackiewicz

Amber's Tips & Tricks
Using Budget Templates in GP (Exporting & Importing)

This month, the tip was written by Sue Conrad. With the new and improved Budgeting functionality of GP2010, we are excited about what is possible for you to accomplish. Sue’s tip actually will work if you are using an older version (9 or 10), however, there are some very exciting changes in Budgeting that we love in GP2010. These include: Combining Budgets, and Budget Transactions (these track changes to your finalized budget). Take a look at this tip, hope you like it.

ISV Spotlight:  Binary Stream

Simplifying Your Multi-Entity Management in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Multi-Facility processing brings you the ability to process transactions from different corporate entities within a single company database.

With a comprehensive security layer, you can have your company securely work from one consolidated database. By allowing entities to share items, vendors, customers and GL accounts all in one place, Multi-Facility Processing enables you to streamline multi-entity transaction processing, minimize database administration costs, and attain a proactive account management approach.

Download the Microsoft White Paper “Strategies for Multi-Entity Environments- Approaches used to deploy Microsoft Dynamics GP for multi-entity clients” to learn more.

Highlights of CAL Connect2010

We want to thank all of our clients and Sponsors that attended and contributed to our most successful event in our history. If you were not able to attend, you can still take a look at the presentations and documentation that was used at our training sessions. We were able to present 17 sessions covering subjects like: What’s New in GP2010, GP Tips and Tricks, SQL Reporting Services, SmartList Builder, Payroll and more. This year we had 20 sponsors and an even bigger and better expo than last year. We are looking forward to our next event and we hope you can come. Click here to see photos, highlights and download information from our event.

Have you checked out our Website?

We have added a ton of new content.

Are you still trying to decide if it is time to upgrade to GP2010?

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Existing Customer Promotions

“The Sky is The Limit”
Lapsed Customer Re-enrollment Offer Microsoft Dynamics GP customers with a Microsoft Dynamics Business Ready Enhancement Plan that lapsed prior to, November 8, 2010, can get back on plan with all lapse and re-enrollment fees waived. Must commit to 3 years of Enhancement before the lapse and re-enrollment fees will be waived.
Expires: April 22, 2011

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Holiday Season User Offer
Current Microsoft Dynamics GP customers can receive up to a 20% discount off cost of additional user licenses. Discount applies to minimum of 2 users and maximum of 20 new users. Customers must be licensed under Module Based Licensing or Business Ready Licensing for minimum of 120 days and current on Enhancement Plan.
Expires: December 23, 2010

Move Now – Legacy Customer Offer
A promotion for existing customers of Microsoft Small Business Financials. The promotion is comprised of up to a 100% discount on your first 5 full system users and a 50% discount on users 6-10. In addition, limited A La Carte functionality is available at up to 100% discount.
Offer valid: Through December 23, 2010

For the complete list of promotions, click here.

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