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 September 2012  The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
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Save Money before GP 2013 Upgrade
Amber's Tips & Tricks
ISV Spotlight: Altec, Inc.
10 Tricks for a Fabulous Workday
Current Promotions
CAL Blog Posts
Microsoft Webinars


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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.

How CAL Clients Can Save Money Before GP 2013 Upgrade

Dynamics 2013 is coming soon, along with an entirely new Microsoft licensing model. Even though the product is not set to be released until December 2012 we have figured out that if you are interested in any of the following modules you could save money if you purchase them on the old price lists before your GP 2013 upgrade (as long as that is by November 2013).

  • Additional Dynamics GP Users
  • SmartList Builder
  • Integration Manager
  • Extended Human Resources (HR) and Payroll
  • Returns Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Business Portal and Management Reporter

I encourage you to read our blog post for complete details and “before and after” pricing scenarios: 7 Ways Existing Customers Can Save Money Before New Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Pricing Begins and then contact CAL Business Solutions at 860-485-0910 to review your current licensing.

Amber's Tips & Tricks
Historical Inventory Trial Balance Report

Microsoft introduced a new report called the “Historical Inventory Trial Balance Report”. It is used for balancing Inventory to the General Ledger. Find out more about Microsoft Dynamics GP Tip: Security to “Historical Inventory Trial Balance Reports”

ISV Spotlight:  Altec, Inc.
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doc-link™for Microsoft Dynamics GP allows companies to go paperless to work more effectively. Eliminate costs associated with storing, printing and sending paper documents and save time that is normally spent waiting for approvals or searching for documents. Documents are stored electronically in doc-link’s repository where they can be easily retrieved, routed for approval and automatically outputted in the preferred format. And with the new Smart Form Toolkit, you can customize your own “Smart Forms” to minimize data and streamline processes like Expense Reporting, HR Onboarding, Credit Card Processing, and New Vendor Requests – just to name a few!

Learn more at or visit Altec on our ISV Marketplace.

10 Tricks for a Fabulous Workday

It takes just as much effort to have a great day as it does to have a miserable one. Why not enjoy yourself? Check out these 10 tricks to help us achieve a fabulous workday!

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. Discount is based on tenure of customer and consecutive years of being current on Microsoft Dynamics Service Plan. Offer can be applied to any license purchase at the time of renewal through your partner (Minimum purchase of $2500 needed).
Valid to each customer through their renewal date or June 28, 2013 (whichever comes first).

Tenure Discount Eligibility Period:

  • 1 Year- 10% Off ( First Registration dates between 7/01/12 to 6/30/13)
  • 2 Years- 15% Off ( First Registration dates between 7/01/11 to 6/30/12)
  • 3+ Years- 20% ( First Registration dates before 6/30/11)

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

Microsoft Upcoming Webinars

  • GP Introduction – Overview and Basic Elements (GP 2010)
  • Receivables Management – Maintaining Records (GP 2010)
  • Payables Management – Daily Procedures (GP 2010)
  • General Ledger – Daily Procedures (GP 2010)
  • Sales Order Processing – Entering Quotes, Orders, Back Orders, and Returns (GP 2010)
  • Get Answers with Microsoft Dynamics GP Reporting
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