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                            Dynamics GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter
December 2015
Happy Holidays!
Amber's Tips & Tricks
Year End Closing Resources
Payroll Year End Update
Productivity During the Holidays
CAL Blog Posts
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Did You Know?
7.5 million barrels of cranberries are produced annually.

It takes an average of seven years to grow a Christmas tree.

Household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. In the United States, trash from wrapping paper and shopping bags totals 4 million tons.

Happy Holidays from CAL Business Solutions!

*In observation of the holiday, our office will be closed 12/24, 12/25, 12/31 after 12:00 noon and 1/1

Amber's Tips & Tricks

Many Dynamics GP users don’t take advantage of the now free Professional Service Tools library, or PSTL.

Check out some of Amber’s favorite tools:

Dynamics GP Video Tip – Professional Services Tools Library: How to Enable ‘Doc Date Verify’

Dynamics GP Video Tip: Professional Services Tools Library: Receivables Transaction Unapply

Dynamics GP Year End Closing Procedures

As the calendar year draws to a close, your business is no doubt preparing for a rush of year-end activities. Did you know CAL has a webpage dedicated to Year End resources?

Use these resources to help you with your Microsoft Dynamics GP Year End Close. If you need assistance from CAL please contact Support at or (860) 485-0910 x3 to schedule a time with one of our financial consultants.

Important Updates for GP Payroll Users

Recently, Microsoft released the 2015 US Payroll Year End update for customers using GP Payroll.


  • The 2015 Payroll Year End Update (ie Service Pack) is available for immediate installation. (GP2013 and GP2015 ONLY)
  • It MUST be installed on all workstations prior to running any Payroll year end procedures, including the process that builds the year end wage files.
  • The 2016 US Payroll Round 1 Tax Update is expected to be released by Microsoft in mid-December. (we will let you know when it is released)
  • Before installing 2016 taxes on the server, all 2015 pay runs must be completed and the 2015 Year End Wage

GP Payroll YE Update for GP 2013
GP Payroll YE Update for GP 2015

As always, customers are able to perform these Year End updates without assistance from CAL but if you prefer to utilize CAL services, please call our support line at (860) 485-0910 x3 to schedule a time to apply this update.

7 Ways Super Productive People Use the Holiday Season to Get Ahead

The holidays are such a crazy time for many, with people “checking’ out a bit after thanksgiving. Check out some best practices on how to use this time to steam ahead and take advantage of everyone else’s distraction.

Recently Published CAL Blog Posts

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