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 September 2011  The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
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Amber's Tips & Tricks
ISV Spotlight: Professional Advantage
CAL ISV Marketplace
ERP Software on iPad
CAL Connect2012
Current Promotions
CAL Blog Posts
Partner Add-On Webinars


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Amber's Tips & Tricks
Excluding Inactive Customers or Vendors from Lookup Screen

Take a look at Amber’s tip on how to hide inactivated customer or vendors, from the Default lookup screen.

ISV Spotlight:  Professional Advantage
Company Data Archive (CDA) provides an easy way to move historical information from your ‘live’ company to an ‘archive’ company. Archiving your Microsoft Dynamics GP data will reduce the size of your live company database and improve system performance while posting, running reports, performing file maintenance, and day-to-day use of Dynamics GP. CDA will archive data from your General Ledger, Bank Reconciliation, Inventory, Purchase Order Processing, Sales Order Processing, Payables and Receivables Management, U.S. Payroll and specific user defined tables from Dynamics GP.

For more information, click here. Request a Demo.

Introducing the New CAL Marketplace Online!

Where can you go to find recommendations of our favorite ISV/Add on products, all in one place?

Introducing the brand new online CAL Marketplace. This is a new section of our website to help you easily find solutions and services recommended by the CAL Business Solutions team to enhance your Microsoft Dynamics GP system.

On the CAL Marketplace you can browse by ISV companies, by products, by industries, and by business categories. Each product page includes details of the product plus links for resources, demos, current offers and even customer reviews. All the info you need, all in one place you can refer to often. Want to know more about the CAL Marketplace? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Visit today and explore the new site.

Is Your ERP Software Data Safe On An iPad?

Check out our blog article talking about how the business world remains skeptical about the iPad’s readiness for enterprise-level environments and applications such as ERP.

Coming this Spring: CAL Connect2012!

This year, we decided to try something different and hold our annual Dynamics GP User event CAL Connect2012 in the Spring. Please watch out for our Save the Date’s, and we hope you all can attend this year!

If you have suggestions on the best month or day of the week to hold the event please email

Existing Customer Promotions

Reenrollment Award for Microsoft Dynamics GP
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. Note: a minimum purchase of $2500 required. Purchase must be made at the same time as your Service Plan renewal.  Discount is based on tenure of customer and consecutive years of being current on Microsoft Dynamics Service Plan.

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Business Ready Licensing Module Offer
Expand your investment into your Microsoft Dynamics solution by receiving up to 15% off the list price of a la carte user license modules. By adding these advanced modules to your solution you can tailor your system to meet your specific business needs. This offer is available to existing Dynamics GP users that are licensed under Business Ready Licensing ( BE or AM edition). For details on how you can take advantage of this great offer please give us a call at 860.485.0910 x102 or send an email to to discuss your options.
Offer Expires: December 22, 2011

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Recently Published CAL Blog Posts

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Check out some of CAL’s Previous Posts

Microsoft Launches New ERP Focused Website

Microsoft launched a newly refreshed website dedicated to the Microsoft Dynamics ERP product lines. When you visit the new site with a section dedicated to customers, you will find a new layout that has all of the resources that you are familiar with. There are also many great links to information that you may not have been aware of. Here are a few of the highlights:

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