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  March 2013     The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
   
In This Issue
Dynamics GP 2013 Hardware & Infrastructure
Amber's Tips & Tricks
ISV Spotlight: Horizons International
GP 2013 Launch Event
Free Tool for Dynamics GP
Minimize Workplace Negativity
Current Promotions
CAL Blog Posts
Partner Add-On 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.


Budget for Dynamics GP 2013 Hardware and Infrastructure Requirements and Costs

The release of Dynamics GP 2013 includes some great new features, but be aware that you might need to upgrade your hardware infrastructure and operating systems in order to be compatible. So we want to make sure this is included in your budget. What is the cost? When talking about IT purchases there are many different options available to you but we have tried to provide a ballpark. Check out our blog article to learn more about budgeting for GP 2013 hardware & infrastructure upgrade costs.


Amber's Tips & Tricks
Supercharging the SOP Document Look Up Window in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Companies that do a large volume of Sales Order Processing know that the SOP Document Lookup window in Microsoft Dynamics GP does not always provide an easy way to locate a specific document. CAL Business Solutions has the answer. We created a custom SOP Document Lookup window that allows users to search for Transactions across different document types by adding a multi-select option. View a demonstration.

If interested in this custom, please contact sales@calszone.com or 860.485.0910 x4


ISV Spotlight:  Horizons International

Quality Essentials Suite offers a surprisingly affordable quality management software system supporting unlimited users who need to collect data, create charts, report on non-conformances, investigate root cause, qualify vendors and provide certificates of analysis. These tools, including tablet friendly interfaces, help organizations reduce the cost of quality while eliminating the risks inherent in spreadsheet based or manual systems. If your organization is seeking low cost, well secured tools to achieve your compliance goals with full participation of staff then please visit our web site for more information or read our blog to stay in touch with quality topics.


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, Fixed Assets & benefits of bringing Payroll in-house.


A Free Tool for Dynamics GP That Microsoft Excel Users Will Love

A new tool for Excel and Dynamics GP has just been announced that Amber has already checked out and thinks you will love. The best part is that it is FREE. Using Jet Express you can:

  • Create reports in minutes, with no advanced programming skills required.
  • Pull information directly into Excel from Dynamics GP.
  • Refresh reports with the click of a button, so you always have up-to-the-minute information.
  • Combine data from any table, view or field that you have access to in Dynamics GP and pull this directly into Excel. Then using standard Excel features like PivotTables, charting and custom styles, you can create smart and compelling reports.

Read more about Jet Express plus an overview video.


Tips for Minimizing Workplace Negativity

Nothing affects employee morale more insidiously than persistent workplace negativity. Check out About.com’s article for tips on managing and solving workplace negativity.


Existing Customer Promotions

Microsoft Dynamics GP User Offer
Existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers can purchase additional user licenses for up to 20% off of the standard price list; Available to existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers who: (i) are licensed under Module Based Licensing or Business Ready Licensing (ii) are on a current Enhancement Plan; and (iii) have purchased their solution more than 120 days prior to their purchase of the additional user licenses.
Valid: March 1, 2013 – March 29, 2013

Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers a la carte Module Offer
MS Dynamics GP customers can receive a 30% discount when they purchase two or more modules from a list of a la carte modules: See list & more information.
Valid: March 1, 2013 – March 29, 2013

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

  • 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


Upcoming GP Add-On Webinars

SalesPad & Inventory Control Training Sessions by SalesPad Various Dates and Sessions for March & April Event Calendar

Paperless AP and Approvals in the Cloud by Enliven Software3/26/13 12:00 OR 3/28/13 12:00 ( EST) Register

Optimizing Distribution and Manufacturing Inventories by Appolis 4/2/13 11:00am EST Register or 4/11/13 11:00am EST Register

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

Project Tracking with Advanced Analytics by Encore4/11/13 11:30 EST Register

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

Improve Business Productivity with U-LINC Workflows and Notifications anytime, anywhere in Dynamics GP by Integrity Data Multiple dates available Register

Taking Microsoft Dynamics GP Payroll from GOOD to GREAT by Integrity Data Multiple dates available Register

Payroll Tax Service by Greenshades Software 4/3/13 4:00pm EST Register

Benefits Enrollment module by Greenshades Software 4/17/13 4:00pm EST Register

Company Data Archive – Archive Solution for Dynamics GP by Professional Advantage 2:30pm EST on 3/27/13, 4/11/13 or 4/25/13

Paperless ERP for Dynamics GP by MetaViewer 4/9/13 2:00 pm EST Register

The Big, The Bad, & The Ugly: Sales Tax States You Can’t Afford To Ignore by Avalara 3/21/13 1:00 pm EST Register

12 Sales Tax Survival Tips by Avalara 3/26/13 1:00 pm EST Register

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