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Dynamics GP Events

The Clients and Partners Who Made GPUG Summit 2017 a Success

GPUG Summit 2017 in Nashville, TN was the largest event yet! Nearly 6,000 attended the whole event, with several thousand of those just on the Dynamics GP side. Nine of our Dynamics GP clients, from five companies, attended the event with us this year. The CAL team and clients were together for the opening keynote […]

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Will We See You at GPUG Summit 2017 in Nashville?

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Review of The First Connecticut GPUG Chapter Meeting

I have wondered for a long time why we didn’t have an active GPUG chapter in Connecticut. We have so many great Microsoft Dynamics GP users in Connecticut. And let’s face it, very few of us want to drive into New York or Boston to get our GPUG fix. After an enlightening visit to the […]

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Why You Should Attend the First GPUG Connecticut Chapter Meeting

Local Microsoft Dynamics GP user groups (GPUG) are all the rage and now Connecticut companies can get involved. There are 54 GPUG chapters in the United States and the average meeting attendance increased 14% in 2016. Eight new chapters were added in 2016, including the Connecticut GPUG chapter, which will have its very first meeting on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at the Hartford, CT Microsoft office.

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14 Numbers You Should Know To Plan for GPUG Summit 2016

Dynamics GP professionals love numbers. Here are some important numbers you should know about the upcoming GPUG Summit 2016 event taking place October 11-14th in Tampa, Florida. 170+ Total GP Sessions 85 Speakers 10 GP Session Tracks 158 CPE Eligible Sessions 7,050 Anticipated Academy CPE Credits Awarded *Includes AXUG, GPUG, NAVUG 15 Hours Dedicated Networking […]

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Now Playing: CAL Connect Event Video and Photo Highlights

Some of our Dynamics GP clients are movie stars. Well, stars of our movie that is. We just released our CAL Connect2016 Event Highlights video and photos and invite you to take a look. You just may see some familiar faces. Watch: CAL Connect Event Video A big thank you to all our clients who […]

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A Personal Invitation to Connecticut CAL Connect2016 for Dynamics GP

CAL Connect is an event that we run for our Microsoft Dynamics GP customers, as well as other Dynamics GP users (and prospective users), to give them a full day of education and training and networking, as well as an opportunity to meet the entire CAL Business Solutions team.

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Invitation to New England SalesPad User Group May 18

If you have invested in SalesPad for your Microsoft Dynamics GP system you want to make sure you get the most out of the tool. At the SalesPad User Group session on May 18

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What Happened to Convergence?

Microsoft announced that they have ended the Convergence event and replaced it with “Envision”. Envision is promoted as the new flagship Microsoft event for business leaders.

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SalesPad Panels Report: A Review of Web Portal in SalesPad for Dynamics GP

The SalesPad web portal is not very widely used right now, but I think that is going to change. A great session at the SalesPad Panels event had to do with SalesPad’s web portal. This tool is still pretty new, I think they started talk about it about a year ago. Although not too many clients used it now, SalesPad is working on development and I think as it becomes a more mature product, it will be more viable for additional clients.

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SalesPad Panels Report: Security Script Manager in SalesPad for Microsoft Dynamics GP

One of my favorite sessions at the SalesPad Panels 2015 event was about scripting in SalesPad. We have talked before about SalesPad’s flexibility and what you can do with SalesPad scripts but this session was geared towards the people who are writing the scripts and helping us to write them better. And the things SalesPad is doing to make writing scripts better and easier within the software. In the latest version of SalesPad 4.4.1.0, which was just released a couple of days ago, they have cool new functionality called Security Script Manager.

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10 Reasons You Should Attend GPUG Summit 2015

GPUG Summit is the largest national Dynamics GP user group event. This year it will be held on October 13-17 in Reno, Nevada. Here are 10 reasons we think you should attend.

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Attention All SalesPad Users: Don’t Miss PANELS 2015 Sept 14-16

Are you registered for PANELS 2015? The biggest SalesPad user event of the year. As a Dynamics GP with SalesPad user, PANELS 2015 is your opportunity to interact, learn and experience with the SalesPad Community. At PANELS 2015 you can interact with partners, developers, and other users to maximize your SalesPad experience. Get the training […]

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Amber Bell Chosen as GPUG Summit 2015 Speaker – Come Cheer Her On

One of our most popular Dynamics GP trainers, Amber Bell, is going to be presenting on the big stage in October at GPUG Summit 2015 in Reno, Nevada. This will be Amber’s first time presenting at such a large national event, and the CAL team is very proud she was chosen to represent the Dynamics […]

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Five GPUG Summit Statistics Every Dynamics GP User Needs To See

I know Financial people love charts and statistics. So here are 5 great charts with GPUG Summit statistics that should make every Dynamics GP ready to book a ticket to Reno for GPUG Summit 2015. GPUG Summit in Reno, Nevada is October 13-15. They predict 1100 attendees this year. In 2014, attendance at GPUG Summit […]

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Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2015 Highlights – Atlanta, GA

Thousands of Microsoft Dynamics GP Partners, users and employees converged in Atlanta, GA for the annual Microsoft Dynamics GP Convergence Trade Show. There were hundreds of sessions to appeal to all in attendance.

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It’s The End of the (Convergence) World as We Know It

Every year I look forward to attending the Microsoft Convergence event with our Dynamics GP clients. Until now…. Before Convergence 2015, when I wrote the post “Has Convergence Expanded Too Far Beyond Microsoft Dynamics This Year?”,  I knew that change was coming. But I was not prepared for the level of change at Convergence 2015 and […]

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Mini Convergence 2015 Agenda at a Glance

It is time to start planning your time at Convergence 2015. The full official agenda can be found here. However, here is our “cheat sheet” version of the core events to help CAL clients schedule side meetings and appointments easily. For example, note that the concurrent sessions start later on Wednesday to give you time […]

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Convergence 2015 Dynamics GP Sessions at a Glance

What kind of session topics will be presented at Convergence 2015 for Dynamics GP users? Here is a full list of concurrent and interactive session titles related to Dynamics GP just to give you an idea of what to expect.

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My Complete List of HR, Payroll and Tax Vendors for Dynamics GP at Convergence 2015

Are you looking for a Human Resource, Payroll or Tax add on for Microsoft Dynamics GP at Convergence 2015? One of our clients has this goal. So we made our best effort to compile a list of the booths he should visit.

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Convergence 2015 Atlanta Transportation Options and Map

How will you get to Convergence 2015? No doubt you will arrive at ATL Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Did you know: ATL has been the world’s busiest airport every year since 2000 The terminal is the size of 45 football fields. More than 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight of […]

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Convergence 2015 Sponsor Theatre Sessions for Dynamics GP Users

The following companies are presenting short 15 minute educational sessions for Microsoft Dynamics GP users to give you a more detailed look at their solutions. These sponsor theater presentations will be located at the “Social Media Wall” area in the Convergence Expo Center.

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Has Convergence Expanded Too Far Beyond Microsoft Dynamics This Year?

The focus of Convergence is changing. We have all seen it coming but now the changes are becoming more obvious. The first Convergence held in 1997 in Orlando, FL with 164 attendees was focused on accounting software users only.  (A Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Timeline Event Statistics 1997 to 2014) Then Microsoft entered the picture and […]

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Dynamics GP Year End Closing Online Training

It is almost your favorite time of year again time of year again – time for year-end closing in Microsoft Dynamics GP. We want to help you make this a smooth process, so we invite you to join us for a series of special online training sessions on Thursday December 11, 2014. You will get […]

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Choate Rosemary Hall Featured in Official Microsoft Video

  At Convergence 2014 Microsoft representatives asked for volunteers to film short testimonial videos. Our client Heather Kneipfer, Financial Analyst and Dynamics GP user at Choate Rosemary Hall, graciously accepted. What we thought would be a quick recording was actually a full scale video production complete with “Lights, Camera, Action”. Heather was a great sport […]

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16 Dynamics GP Add On Products Featured At CAL Connect2014 Event

In addition to the training and networking opportunities available at the CAL Connect2014 event on May 15th, a key value is the ISV Expo.  We will feature 16 vendors who offer add-on tools and products to enhance Microsoft Dynamics GP. Instead of doing research online or via webinars, this is your chance to see the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CAL Business Solutions to Host Event for Over 100 Dynamics GP Users on May 15, 2014

CAL Business Solutions, a Connecticut based Microsoft Dynamics GP partner is hosting their CAL Connect2014 event on May 15, 2014. This is New England’s largest Dynamics GP only event and CAL Business Solutions anticipates a record attendance of 200 people at the new venue in Bristol, Connecticut. Some of the areas to be covered as part of the agenda include 15 breakout sessions on timely Dynamics GP topics, a sneak peek into Dynamics GP 2013 R2 and Dynamics GP 2015, and an in depth look at some of the add-on tools available to extend the capabilities of Dynamics GP.

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Microsoft Executive Errol Schoenfish Keynote Speaker for May 15th CAL Connect2014 Event

We are pleased to announce that Errol Schoenfish will be the Keynote speaker for our upcoming CAL Connect 2014 Event on May 15, 2014 in Bristol, Connecticut. Errol Schoenfish, currently Director of Product Management at Microsoft, has been with Great Plains and now Microsoft for twenty six years. This experience, from Support Technician to Director […]

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Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 Highlights – Atlanta, GA

The CAL Business Solutions team hosted 6 clients at Convergence 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year there were 12,200 in attendance. Keynotes were presented by Kirill Tatarinov as well as Adrianna Huffington (The Huffington Post) and Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter).

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CAL Client Dinner at Convergence 2014

One of the best parts about attending the Microsoft Convergence event is the chance to spend time with some of our clients and get to know them personally. A highlight is our annual CAL Client dinner. This year we chose a fun, informal sports bar in downtown Atlanta.

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