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Join us in October at GPUG/CRMUG Summit 2014 in St. Louis, MO

As we put together our schedule of events this fall, we want to make sure you know about one of the most beneficial events for users. Join us and hundreds of GP & CRM users at GPUG & CRMUG Summits,
October 14-17, in St. Louis, MO. 

Here are the reasons we love the Summit events: 

There are literally HUNDREDS of breakout sessions available on nearly every GP/CRM subject you can dream up. 

Join us in October at GPUG/CRMUG Summit 2014 in St. Louis, MO

July 17, 2014 · Abbey · No Comments
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CRMUG Regional Sessions in Dallas and Minneapolis

Join us for the CRMUG Regional
Conferences to connect, learn, and share with over 100 Dynamics CRM
professionals representing some of the largest chapters in the region. The
conference is designed for end users, administrators/IT, and
developers/technical…an opportunity to broaden your knowledge of Dynamics

While we’re there, we’ll be sharing SmartConnect – our CRM

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What’s behind this software anyway? Webinar 06/05/2014

If you want to become a better problem solver by knowing the behind-the-scenes actions of Dynamics GP, attend this webinar brought to you by GPUG.


The webinar starts at 1:00 Eastern time and lasts for an hour. Sign up at the GPUG Events site:

This session will show you what happens when you double-click that GP icon or post a batch. You’ll learn how transactions flow through the Work, Open and History tables, what those terms really mean and how to find those specific data tables.

You will be more prepared to resolve issues by being able to interpret error messages and hone-in on where the problem might exist. You will no longer be in a panic when a posting crashes or mystery data shows up in an inquiry window. Take command of your system and reduce reliability on your Partner to get your software back up and running.

After the webinar, you can download the slide deck as well as several other documents I’ve prepared for the event. Come fill your toolbox!

Hope to ‘see’ you there!


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June 4, 2014 · Leslie Vail · No Comments
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SQL script for comparing voids between RM and SOP in Dynamics GP

How do we find transactions that were voided in the Receivables Management (RM) module, but not in Sales Order Processing (SOP)? This question has come up few a times on newsgroups and also with our customers. Most recently there was a question on the Dynamics GP Community Forum about this. The script below is a slightly cleaned …

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April 28, 2014 · Victoria Yudin · No Comments
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Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Atlanta 2014 – Day 4 and Wrap Up

Friday, March 7, 2014 – Day 4

Convergence is almost over. After a busy Day 3, I simply decided I had enough and camped out at home for most of the morning. I decided to head down to the Convention Center at around 11:00 AM to take advantage of the USD $100 store certificate to get some goodies at the Microsoft onsite store. I picked up a couple mouses, a Microsoft Dynamics carrying bag, and some apparel to go along.

The place was almost deserted with quite a bit of folks having flights out early in the morning. Convergence has come to an end.


I want to thank the Microsoft team for trusting both Mark and I with delivering the MVP section of the General Session. While a lot of time and prep work goes into making it happen, I certainly have quite a bit of appreciation for the team’s effort. Also, thanks for letting me present the various breakout sessions presented. Filling in for Kelly Youells is not an easy task.

I also want to thank the GP User Group (GPUG) team for inviting me to conduct the interactive discussion sessions. I have some ideas on how we can get this promoted and will be reaching out soon to you.

Thanks to Tom Manfre, Greg Frick, and Todd Schultz for signing up for the Interactive Discussion sessions. I really have quite some fun listening to your experiences and how you are currently taking advantage of cloud and Microsoft Dynamics GP in general.

Presentation Materials

You can now download the presentation materials to my sessions here.

CSGP008 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013: Upgrading and Deploying the fun way – click here.
CSGP014 Microsoft Dynamics GP Customization for Beginners – click here.
Visual Studio Tools Customization Sample: SOP Amounts in Words – click here.

If you missed any of my presentations, you can catch them on the Virtual Convergence website. Just use the email address you registered with to gain access to the site. I believe a combination of both the downloaded material and the Virtual Convergence presentation will make up for attendance.

If you attended any of the sessions, please fill out your evaluations. It’s the only way I get invited to these things. See you all next year at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2015.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC

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March 9, 2014 · Mariano Gomez · No Comments
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Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Atlanta 2014 – Day 1

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Day 1

Convergence Atlanta 2014 Day 1 is marked by keynotes and product General Sessions. At the keynote session and in the best of Convergence traditions, we had a chance to see the volunteering work by attendees who signed up to make the lives of the least fortunate among us a bit better.

Convergence Community Outreach

The entertainment was provided by the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps nonprofit organization. The Spirit of Atlanta is been around since the mid 70s and has traveled the world delivering numerous presentations.

The Keynote session highlighted a number of Microsoft accomplishments and how the company has been delivering innovation through its various platforms and applications.

Delivering Innovation

It was time to present the Customer Excellence Awards and was good to see that Chobani and Weight Watchers were brought in a year later to talk about their implementations and the benefits they are currently getting from them.

Maureen Hurley (Chobani) and Mark Olsen  (Weight Watchers)

Wayne Morris then addressed the various Dynamics Innovation Roadmap objectives along with numerous investments in features and integration with Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service and when new product updates can be expected.

Wayne Morris on Dynamics Innovation Roadmap

Kirill Tatarinov, Executive VP of Microsoft Business Solutions, then came on stage to talk about the Interconnected World and the role of Microsoft played during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia and the future of Microsoft in enabling and expanding interconnection.

Continuing with the Customer Excellence award, Microsoft brought on stage Lotus F1 Team‘s CEO Matthew Carter to talk about the importance of up to the second cost control and analytics for the team and how the Microsoft Dynamics platform has helped in measuring those costs.

Lotus F1 Team’s CEO Matthew Carter being interviewed by Kirill Tatarinov

After Matthew left the stage, Microsoft demonstrated how they are using some of the tools and technologies within the organization to get immediate access to information to make decisions. Some of the scenarios involved marketing, demonstrated by Wayne Morris; sales, demonstrated by Judson Althoff, president Microsoft North America, and customer service, demonstrated by Fred Studer.

We were once reminded how real customers use Microsoft platforms and applications to run their business with the introduction of Customer Excellence Award winner New Belgium Brewery. While it was still a little early for beers, it was still good to see how diverse industries use Microsoft Dynamics products to solve very complex and challenging business requirements.

Travis Morrison and Kaitlyn Peot with New Belgium Brewery

Kirill then recognized the full list of 2014 Excellence Award winners.

Customer Excellence Award winners

Next up was Delta Airlines talking about the adoption of mobile technology in the air to maximize revenue and deliver quality customer service.

Theresa Wise, SVP & CIO and Meleia Jordan, Flight Attendant with Delta Airlines

Following the opening keynote session, it was time for the Microsoft Dynamics GP General Session, where I would be partaking with MVP Mark Polino on stage. This time, Mark and I would be presenting 14 upcoming features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2. We had quite a bit of fun and thought that at next year’s Convergence we would just do the whole General Session instead.

Mark and I on stage presenting at the General Session

It was now time for lunch and you could tell that Microsoft was very conscious of the 12,000 in attendance at the event: what was once 3 years ago and area dedicated to Expo and Meals was now a single massive restaurant that could hold just about everyone there.

The Meals Hall

I have to say, I was impressed with the meals this time around. With a full stomach, I went up to room A314 to check in as a speaker at the event. It is customary to be greeted year after year by Ace Martin and Tracy Stenhjam who are always coordinating and making sure that us speakers get all the support we need in a comfortable environment. Ace and Tracy are also quick to kick us out if we are running close to our presentation time.

Ace Martin and Tracey Stenhjem

After catching up with emails and working on some final details for tomorrow’s presentations, I went to the Expo Hall to see how things were progressing with the ISV community. The first day of Expo is always a bit slow to catch on, but you could sense that this would be different.

Expo Hall getting ready for the crowd

On the way out of the Expo Hall, I had a chance to catch up with the Lotus F1 Team’s 2013 car. I was made aware that $30M goes into R&D for each of these vehicles and this is before they even hit the tracks.

Last Years Lotus F1 car (no engine)

Well, while today I had no sessions, it sure feels like it was time to drive home to get some rest. Just wished I could take this baby out for a ride.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Atlanta 2014 – Day 1

March 8, 2014 · Mariano Gomez · No Comments
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March 3, 2014 – GPPC PreGAME

PreGAME is an event hosted by GP Partner Connections (GPPC) focused on the partner community and preceding the Microsoft Convergence 2014 Atlanta event.

This year, I have the fortune of having Microsoft Convergence 2014 Atlanta being hosted in my home town. I got up this morning to go to the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) where I would meet up with Mark Polino (twitter: @mpolino) and the Microsoft team for the General Session rehearsal. Except for the episode where I literally passed out, everything went fairly well. After my incident, I got back on stage and went on with the show. A dosage of cough medicine on an empty stomach proved to be a very bad decision to kick-off the morning.

After rehearsal and still feeling a bit weak, it was time to go grab some lunch. My good friend and customer Mike Lupro had the presence of mind to head over to Taco Mac Sports Grill, considered an institution here in Atlanta by many. A good combination of burgers and sandwiches, along with some of the best fries around always go a long way.

Gianmarco Salzano (Reporting Central), Mike Lupro, Tom Goodspeed (Olympic System), Zubin Gidwani (Dynamic Budgets)

 After lunch, we went over to the Omni Hotel at the CNN Center for the kickoff of the PreGAME sessions. First up was the PreGAME General Session with Microsoft Product Management team on “Microsoft Dynamics GP Next”. It was interesting to see Pam Misialek talking about the upcoming “Stampede to Fargo”, though the name will probably not stick. Please mark your calendars for the week of November 10 as this event will be comprehensive of both sales and technical presentations.

Pam Misialek on the upcoming “Stampede to Fargo” event

After Pam’s presentation, we had Chad Sogge and Kevin Racer demo some of the Microsoft Dynamics GP future vision, in what’s now known as Microsoft Dynamics GP Next. The NEXT platform is the next evolutionary step following a chain of platform enhancements and aims at exposing more of the Microsoft Dynamics GP application business logic in the form of REST-based and services. In order to accomplish this, the Microsoft Dexterity development platform is being enhanced at all levels, to allow for more .NET interoperability. I will expand on this in a future article.

At the end of the PreGAME General Session and on the way out, I had a chance to catch up with my friend Craig Klapman over at Mekorma, who happened to be wearing the colors of his company… ON HIS HEAD!! I have to say that for those of us who have known Craig for quite some time, we have really come to expect something new from him at each and every event.

Craig Klapman (Mekorma)

Next up, I attended fellow MVPs Mark Polino and Belinda Allen‘s session, “Getting Excited About Power BI”. In it, Mark and Belinda demonstrated the capabilities of Power Query, Power View, Power Map, and Power Pivot, to create stunning data visualizations and analytics on the fly. The good news is all these tools are available for free from the Microsoft Power BI site. All you need is Excel 2013 or 2010 to get going.

Finally, it was time for my GPPC session, “Experience Sharing on Web Client”. My session provided a series of recollections on the deployment work we’ve done here at IntellPartners around Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 web client, both internally and for our customers. This session was well received and had numerous follow up questions.

It was now time for the partner reception. Trying to hold a Surface steady to take a picture while standing can be a challenge, so please take these for what they are.

Partner Reception meeting

Leslie Vail, Pam Misialek (Microsoft), Mark Polino, John Louther, Belinda Allen, Gianmarco Salzano (Reporting Central)

It’s time to get some rest now, so off I went to home to get some rest. My body was sore from my early incident and I had to give the General Session material one more pass just to make sure the timing was adequate.

Sorry Mark, about missing the #MVPMingle — yes, this is a new hash tag on Twitter.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC

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March 4, 2014 · Mariano Gomez · No Comments
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