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 March 2011  The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
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Maintain Your GP Database
ISV Spotlight: Reporting Central
Convergence 2011 ISV Expo
Current Promotions
CAL Blog Posts
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Simple Tips for Maintaining Your GP Database

If we can sum up in one word how to maintain your database it would be “backup”. We would hate to think what would happen to a company that had a catastrophic equipment failure and lost all of their financial information. That is why it is so important to have an effective plan for maintaining your database. Some plans are very time consuming and difficult which means that they end up being skipped until later or worse yet, completely abandoned.

Maintenance is the critical key to make sure you avert any catastrophes. We recommend you read this whitepaper by Eugene Kogan of the US Fund for UNICEF “5 Simple Tips for Microsoft Dynamics-GP Maintenance”. Do not wait – safeguard your company today.

ISV Spotlight:  Reporting Central
Microsoft Silver Enterprise Resource Planning Partner
The Closer reconciles and balances Dynamics GP to the penny. In less than 1 minute, Dynamics GP customers can reconcile their General Ledger with the following sub-ledgers: AR, AP, Cash, Inventory, Accrued Purchases, Sales, COGS and more.

Imagine eliminating the manual process of “ticking and tying” between multiple reports. Imagine eliminating the need to take a “write-off” to bring balance Dynamics GP.

The Closer is an award winning (2009 & 2010 Top Add-On for Dynamics GP) solution that has helped over 150 Dynamics GP Customers save 1000’s of hours by significantly reducing the time it takes to reconcile Dynamics GP.

See 126 Dynamics GP ISV’s at the Convergence 2011 Expo

In the past, many of our clients have found real value in the ISV Expo area of Convergence 2011. There are hundreds of vendors, and 126 focused directly on Dynamics GP. If there are any specific products/features you are looking for, this is the place to be to learn more about the possible solutions.

A few comments from last year’s attendees:

“The ISV Expo hall is the best part of Convergence. You can have an interactive dialog with the product developers and decide what tools will fit your needs, there is no better way to get this information.”
Jen, 2010 Convergence Attendee

“We realized how much more we can do with Dynamics GP now that we have seen what is out there.”
Andrew, 2010 Convergence Attendee

“If you are looking for a particular solution to work with Dynamics GP, like document management for example, you can go to the expo and see several options, from $1k to $100k. You can see them all at once, instead of spending days researching online.”
George Mackiewicz, CAL Business Solutions

Existing Customer Promotions

Human Resource Management Module Offer
Microsoft Dynamics GP customers on a current Enhancement Plan can purchase any of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource Management a la carte modules for up to 20% off of Microsoft’s standard list price.
Offer Valid: March 1, 2011-June 24, 2011

SmartList Builder and Extender Module Offer
Microsoft Dynamics GP customers on a current Enhancement Plan can purchase any of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource Management a la carte modules for up to 20% off of Microsoft’s standard list price.
Offer Valid: March 1, 2011-June 24, 2011

Click here for a complete list of Microsoft Dynamics GP promotions

Recently Published CAL Blog Posts

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Check out some of CAL’s Previous Posts

Upcoming GP Add-On Webinars

4/6/11-Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Work Faster and Smarter with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Level 100)

4/19/11-Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Get More Out of Your Data with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Level 100)

4/20/11-Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Transitioning from Module Based Licensing to Business Ready Licensing (Level 100)

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