Each year we hold both a Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL client event, for free, at Microsoft’s offices. Our offices are not large enough to accommodate 60 or so people per session for these events. Clients thoroughly enjoy these sessions as it is a chance for them to discuss configuration options with the many Boyer & Associates Dynamics GP experts.
It is also a chance for Dynamics GP users to visit with other clients of ours that have better or different experiences they can learn from. The event is slightly less than a day, there is no airfare or hotel for most, and the ideas they leave with typically give them a sense that we are truly grateful for their business all year.
What is unique about this year’s event?
1.) This year we have invited PowerObjects, our Dynamics CRM partner to participate. PowerObjects is buying lunch for everyone and will be presenting how Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM can work seamlessly together while providing good examples of clients where these have been done in unison. PowerObjects grew by 100% last year due to the demand for Dynamics CRM and due to their excellence in this area; which has created their CRM dominance in the Minneapolis market.
2.) While last year we focused mainly on the Top 10 Tips with Dynamics GP, this year we will shorten up that session and offer more technical sessions showing off how Microsoft allows, with only a light client license, for users to use Excel Refreshable reports and .net based web entry screens to access the Dynamics GP SQL Server database.
3.) With even more and better people at Boyer, our Dynamics GP practice has grown this past year. We added an additional consultant, Paul James and we are thrilled to have Paul. Paul has an accounting degree, military experience, and a long history of working with clients that have used both Dynamics SL and Dynamics GP. Paul came to us as an expert in financial modules, financial reporting, and the transaction import module. We’ve also added a very strong Dynamics GP developer in Shawn Madsen. Shawn has over a decade of GP development experience and is a strong business analyst.
4.) Another staff member that we added this year for environments is Marc Klingerman. Marc will also be attending the events and has strong experience with Windows Server, SQL Server and Sharepoint Services. Marc loves to help clients and we are confident will contribute to our clients’ Dynamics ERP (Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL) success in the very near future.
Microsoft has always been very supportive of our events. The fact that this year will again be at the still very new and impressive Microsoft Technology Center in Edina, MN always helps to increase attendance. We have been blessed in the past with Microsoft Executives-Jim Westerman, Rita Strauss and David O’Bryan-speaking at events to our clients and this year we are sure to have one of those three individuals speaking to our clients as well.
Above is an example of a new GP 2013 Web Client window. Note that the web client will have a similar Ribbon with the same features rendered on its window.
The official agenda for the Dynamics GP Client Event on June 14th from 8:30 a.m.-2:00pm:
Welcome (9:00-9:15) Jack Boyer
Microsoft Dynamics GP More Than Just Accounting (9:15-11:15) Ron, Erik & Shawn
- Dashboard Reporting
- Forecasting, Budgeting
- Excel-based Journal Entry
- Project Accounting and Tracking
- Self-Support Options
- GP 2013 new features
Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM (11:15-11:35) PowerObjectsLunch (11:35)-(12:00)
Management Reporter (12:00-12:50) Ron
- Making the Switch from FRx
- What’s New in MR 2012
Tips & Tricks (1:00-1:50) Erik
Closing (1:50-2:00) Jack
So if you are a Dynamics GP user in the Upper Midwest and have interest in a free educational event, please attend. We would love to have you and we promise to teach you a lot of useful Dynamics GP tips. You can register at this link for our June 14th Dynamics GP client event : http://bit.ly/JWs95k