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 February 2013  The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
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Convergence 2013
Amber's Tips & Tricks
ISV Spotlight: Company
Dynamics GP 2013
Dynamics GP 2013 Upgrade
Enhance Delegation Skills
Current Promotions
CAL Blog Posts
Partner Add-On Webinars


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Will We See You in New Orleans at Convergence 2013?

Convergence is the premier Microsoft Dynamics event, bringing customers, partners, team members and industry experts together, and a great chance for our clients to benefit from training, Expo of 150+ GP ISV’s, Networking and of course have tons of fun!!

Please email if you register so we know you are coming and can keep you updated with information about our CAL Dinner and other activities!

* If you are registered and haven’t sent already, please Email your travel & contact information so we can keep in touch with you during the conference with any news/plans. If there are specific ISV partners you want to research/meet with during the event, please let us know.

Amber's Tips & Tricks
A Faster Way to Enter Inventory Items Into Microsoft Dynamics GP

You have just been given a huge list of inventory items to enter into your Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting system. You could be here for a long time. But wait, there is a better way. CAL created an Item Quick Add window to automate this process. The Item Quick Add feature is designed to read data from a spreadsheet and allows Item Setup from one window. See how this feature can help you enter large lists of items into Microsoft Dynamics GP in minutes instead of hours. If interested in this custom feature, please contact us at 860.485.0910.

ISV Spotlight:  eOne Solutions
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If you use GP you are more than likely a SmartList user. You may assume the features you have available through SmartList are as good as they are going to get. Wrong!

SmartView, by eOne Solutions, is a tool that makes working with your SmartLists easy. Now you can see your lists in fractions of a second (why wait minutes?), add an unlimited number of filters (instead of only four), export to Excel in seconds, and, with SmartView Stand Alone, even see your lists outside of GP.

Take time today to see a demo of SmartView on the eOne website:

GP 2013 Launch Event

Date: Friday May 10, 2013
Location: Microsoft Office, Farmington CT
Cost: FREE
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is packed full of new features. Plus, the new pricing model means that every Microsoft Dynamics GP user is getting access to additional modules and functionality. Which features will make you more productive? Which modules will you decide to use? Join us to see an overview of what's new for you in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. We also will be having a deep dive into Management Reporter & benefits of bringing Payroll in-house.  . 

8 Things to Confirm Before Your Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Upgrade

Once you place your order for GP 2013 registration keys, there is no going back. Check out our blog article to learn about 8 things you should confirm before you upgrade to GP 2013!

5 Tips To Enhance Your Delegation Skills

Delegating tasks efficiently is the most effective way to get the most out of your team’s performance. Check out these tips to enhance your delegation skills.

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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Upcoming GP Add-On Webinars

Recurring Contract Billing by Encore 3/13/13 11:30 EST Register, 4/10/13 11:30 EST Register

Project Tracking with Advanced Analytics by Encore 3/14/13 11:30 EST Register, 4/11/13 11:30 EST Register

Take Dynamics GP Paperless by Managing your Process, not the Paper by PaperSave Multiple dates available Register

Secure Credit Card Processing in Dynamics GP by Azox 2/20/13 12:00pm EST Register

Integrated E-Commerce in Dynamics GP by Azox 2/26/13 12:00pm EST Register

Beyond Fraud: Why Auditing is So Important by Rockton Software presenting Auditor and Smartfill 2/26/13 1:00 EST Register

Benefits Management by Greenshades Software – Benefits Self Service Portal 3/4/13 2:00 EST Register

Quick & Easy Spend Management | Gain Visibility, Control & Insight by Ariett Business Solutions 2/21/13 4:00 pm EST Register

Streamline Business Processes and Go Paperless with doc-link for Dynamics by Altec 3/13/13 2:00 EST Register

SmartConnect Demo by eOne Solutions 2/20/13 4:00pm EST Register, 2/27/13 4:00pm EST Register

Extender Transition Webinar by eOne Solutions 2/28/13 4:00pm EST Register

Company Data Archive – Archive Solution for Dynamics GP by Professional Advantage Register: 2/21 2:30pm EST, 3/7 2:30pm EST , 3/27 2:30pm EST

Reseller Certificates Best Practices by Avalara AvaTax Certs 3/14/13 1:00pm EST Register

12 Sales Tax Survival Tips by Avalara 2/21/13 1:00 pm EST Register

Confessions of a (Former) Auditor: Everything You Wanted To Know… But Were Too Afraid To Ask. by Avalara Sales Tax Automation Solutions 2/21/13 1:00pm EST Register

Zip Codes & Sales Tax Management – The Five-Digit Code That Could Cost You by Avalara AvaTax Calc 2/26/13 12:00pm EST Register

Recurring Revenue Management made easy…by Binary Stream Advanced Recurring Contract Billing 2/21/13 12:00pm EST Register

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