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The Resource Newsletter
For Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers
What is the Future Direction of Microsoft Dynamics GP?

Whenever a product like Microsoft Dynamics® GP 2010 has been on the market for a while it is common to wonder what are the plans for a new release or how long is the current version going to be supported so that we don’t get stuck with outdated software. Microsoft has been regularly releasing Statements of Direction for its Microsoft Dynamics products.
The most recent statement for Microsoft Dynamics GP has been revised and published to CustomerSource. In the latest release you will find:
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 features and target release date
  • The intentions for integrating “the Cloud” into the Microsoft Dynamics GP experience
  • The benefits of a web client
  • Existing features that will be enhanced
  • And more
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Scheduled for Release in October

While ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software may not be the most exciting topic to discuss, it’s hard not to be interested in the improvements that are being worked into the final product before its release later this year. With ‘behind the scene’ improvements like the ability to run multiple instances (companies) on one server, the IT administration job just became a little bit easier. On the other side of that coin, you have the integration of Office 365 with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 which will allow users to access the information they need from virtually anywhere. There will also be a new web client offered for the first time, allowing users to access the information in the way that is most convenient for them.

For those of you who are interested in hearing what other features have been added or improved, you can register for a free, on-demand webcast recording from the Decisions Spring 2012 GP Day Virtual conference. Errol Schoenfish, Director Product Management at Microsoft, presenting what you need to know to make plans for implementation

Feature of the Day!
Stay up to date on the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. Visit the blog sites from Microsoft that are posting daily features.

View the weekly digests of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

The Resource Group Hosts 12th Annual Customer Conference in Seattle

October 11, 2012 | 8 AM - 5 PM
Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle
Cost: $150 per person

Register now

RG Connect 2012 will be The Resource Group's 12th Annual Microsoft Dynamics Customer Conference in Seattle. Each year approximately 125 Microsoft Dynamics customers in the Northwest attend this day-long event to network with peers, see the latest technology from Microsoft and its Partners, and most importantly learn how to use their system better. This year, our conference will focus on Partnering to Drive Productivity. We want to help you gain the business insight you need, which will lead to better management and increased growth. View the RG Connect 2012 agenda.

RG Connect 2012 Highlights
  • Leadership track with 2 professional speakers focusing on innovating and responsibility
  • 20 concurrent sessions including the famous tips and tricks for Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • See Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013
  • Earn 7 CPE credits if you are a CPA
  • Network and learn from peers, The Resource Group and Microsoft team
  • RG Connect Expo to visit with our closes Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Partners
RG Connect 2012 Executive Leadership Conference

This year RG Connect 2012 Customer Conference will include a leadership track specifically designed for executives and senior management. Two nationally recognized speakers will challenge you to be more innovative in thinking and drive results. Our guest speakers are
Holly G. Green, CEO and Managing Director of San Diego-based The Human Factor Inc., and Dr. Gerry Faust, Founder of San Diego-based Faust Management Corporation.

Our leadership track is designed for CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CTOs and senior management folks. Register at Cost is $150 per person by September 21st.
Holly Green presenting "Innovating Everyday - Keeping Up in a Hyper Paced World"

As CEO and Managing Director of San Diego-based The Human Factor Inc., Green uses her expertise as a business leader and behavioral scientist to help companies achieve strategic agility, alignment and engagement. Green has consulted for Microsoft, Expedia and Hilton Worldwide to help them compete more effectively in today’s market. Green is also the author of the best-selling book,
More Than A Minute.
Dr. Gerry Faust presenting "Responsible Managers Get Results"

Dr. Faust is Founder of San Diego-based Faust Management Corporation. He works with a broad range of business, professional and government organizations to provide methods and tools that help create the insights and environments that allow businesses, and their leader, to succeed. Faust is the author of
Responsible Managers Get Results, focusing on being responsible enough to do what it takes to produce necessary results.
Attention Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 10.0 Customers
The End is Near for Mainstream Support

October 9, 2012, marks the end of Microsoft's Mainstream Support coverage for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0. Microsoft will provide a 2012 Year-End Update to all U.S and Canadian Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 customers. Microsoft also will provide Round 1 U.S. tax tables for the 2013 Payroll reporting. However, no additional code updates will be released for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0.

Technical support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 will be provided during the Extended Support phase, which is scheduled to end on October 10, 2017. This means that Microsoft and The Resource Group will continue to support customers on Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 throughout this extended period, but no code changes (e.g. Hot Fixes, Service Packs) will be made for that version.

To continue to receive regulatory and/or code updates following the January 2013 Round 1 Tax Update, you must upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 or Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (due for release in December 2012).

Information on Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics GP

Please contact your Customer Account Manager at The Resource Group ( or for more information regarding the time and cost commitment of a software upgrade.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Tip & Trick

SmartList Options in Microsoft Dynamics GP
SmartList defaults can be defined in the SmartList Options window. On the Administrative Pane, go to Setup-System-SmartList Options. Choose the Category you wish to set defaults for (this is the SmartList object name). Ability to edit defaults for:
  • Go To
  • Maximum Records
  • Columns Displayed
  • Match Case

Microsoft Dynamics GP Tips and Tricks Web Page
The Resource Group now has a new Tips & Tricks web page that will be updated regularly with new Microsoft Dynamics Tips, How-Tos and Videos. Add this page to your Internet Favorites.
Accounting Today Recognizes The Resource Group to its VAR 100 List in 2012

Accounting Today has named The Resource Group to its top 100 Value Added Resources (VAR) report for 2012. The Accounting Today VAR 100 report recognizes the top accounting and ERP software resellers throughout the county. Launched more than a decade ago, the list is comprised annually and ranks accounting software resellers based on revenue. The report also supplies information on number of employees, main contact and product offerings. Read entire story.
The Resource Group
ERP Focused Blogs

How to Gain Meaningful Insight from Your Budgeting Process

Make Reconciling Effortless with the Reconcile to GL Utility for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Bundling Support and Services for Your ERP Software Really Can Save Your Customers Time and Money

Read more great ERP related blogs at:
Training Class Highlights for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Payables Management
August 21

Receivables Management
August 22

SmartList Builder with Excel Report Builder
August 30

Management Reporter
September 17 - 18

Fixed Assets Management
September 25

Using SQL Reporting Services
September 28

Get registered for a training class here.

Need help registering?
Email or call 425.277.4760.

Download our Microsoft Dynamics GP Training Schedule Brochure
Microsoft Dynamics GP Webcast Events

August 23 Webcast at 9 AM:
Multi-Entity Management: Willamette Dental Saves $70,000/year in Maintenance and Labor Costs
with Multi-Entity Management from Binary Stream.
Join Binary Stream with our customer Willamette Dental Group to learn how Multi-Entity Management (MEM) and Microsoft Dynamics GP replaced Oracle as Willamette's ERP of choice - at a fraction of the cost!

September 13 Webcast 10 AM:
Workflow Virtually Anytime, Anywhere for Microsoft Dynamics GP
that virtually all of your business processes are automated so your business rules are always consistently enforced. Imagine your system having the ability to notify you of business transactions across your organization that you really need to know about. Now, imagine doing this by leveraging technologies and systems you already own.
Get more out of your existing Microsoft Dynamics GP system with notifications and workflows tailored to your existing business processes. U-LINC from Integrity Data has made workflow virtually anytime and anywhere a reality. It works seamlessly within and across your existing Microsoft Dynamics system without changing the way the organization does business.

September 20
Webcast at 10 AM:
Operational Reviews are the Key Ingredient to Fully Utilizing Your Microsoft Dynamics GP System
Operational reviews of your Microsoft Dynamics GP system help your organization increase efficiency, make better business decisions as well as help improve your employee satisfaction. Learn why you should take the time to do an operational review for your Microsoft Dynamics GP system and the success other customers have experienced.

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