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The Resource Newsletter -  February 2013
For Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers
The Resource Group Celebrates 25 Years of Success
We've Come A Long Way!
The year 2013 brings so much excitement, a new release of Microsoft Dynamics® GP as well as The Resource Group's 25th anniversary. We feel truly blessed to have a successful business, a strong partnership with Microsoft, and most importantly, awesome clients who trust us to assist them with their business needs.

In 1988, Marty Schillaci (CEO) and Denise Schillaci (President) of The Resource Group had a vision to start their own company to assist businesses in moving from physical ledger and spreadsheet accounting to fully-automated, financial software solutions. The business thrived immediately due to the demand and shortly thereafter, a partnership was formed with Great Plains Software (now owned by Microsoft).

"When we started in 1988, only large corporations benefited from computer technology.  Then the world of PCs arrived (yes, a Personal Computer was a big deal). Having degrees in Electrical Engineering, we saw an opportunity to help small- and medium-sized businesses become productive using the computers and software they purchased.  Continue to read The Resource Group's 25th Anniversary story.

The Resource Group's 25th Anniversary Celebration

This summer, The Resource Group team will be celebrating 25 years of business success. We will be inviting all of our clients and partners to the celebration. Please watch for more details to come on the date and location.
Get Quick & Easy Training for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Release

Existing clients of Microsoft Dynamics GP can learn about the new enhancements and functionalities offered in the most recent release by watching “
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 System Wide New Features,” a video posted on YouTube by the application support team at Microsoft. In this video, you will learn about nine new features that include security enhancements, customizing home and area pages, data-sharing and printing, and other application-wide features.

Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Learning Resources
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Launch Webcast - February 13 10 AM PT
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Users Guide (PDF) - Download Now
Portland Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Launch Event - April 25 1-4 PM PT

Plan Your Upgrade
Start planning your upgrade now with The Resource Group.  Contact your customer account manager at 425.277.4760 or
email us.
Already Registered for Convergence?  Please Let Us Know.  
We want to help you plan your Convergence trip and invite you to our hosted customer appreciation dinner on Tuesday, March 19th at the Red Fish Grille.   Please email if you are already registered for Convergence.  
Upcoming Events for Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Launch Webinar
February 13th | 10-11 AM

Microsoft Convergence in New Orleans
March 18-21st

Portland - Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Launch Event
At the Portland Microsoft Office
April 25th | 1-4 PM

Should I Jump on the Cloud Webinar
April 23rd | 10-11 AM

These events are hosted by The Resource Group unless otherwise stated. Click on the date to register. If you have questions or need assistance registering, please email 
Microsoft Dynamics GP Class Schedule

View all upcoming classes online at

Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics GP
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
General Ledger
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Management Reporter
Thursday, March 21-22, 2013
Thursday, May 16-17, 2013

SmartList Builder with Excel Report Builder

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fixed Assets Management
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Download our training schedule to see all the classes offered.
The Resource Group Launches New Tips and Trick Website Page

In early January, The Resource Group launched
a new Tips and Trick page for Microsoft Dynamics GP. This is a part of our commitment to put information at your fingertips to help you use your system in the best possible way. We will be posting new tips and tricks to the page on a regular basis so bookmark the page and check back from time to time.

Are You Bold?
by Holly Green, Director of the Human Factor

Get Data Faster from Microsoft Dynamics GP
by Mike Smith, The Resource Group

Successful Software Implementations Require a Dose of Reality
by Denise Hawes, The Resource Group

10 Tips to Help you Use Microsoft Dynamics GP More Efficiently

Our goal as your Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner is to provide you with information for your system to use it more efficiently and effectively in your day-to-day tasks. Download this short guide for 10 tips and tricks in Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Should You Jump on the Cloud?

The Cloud is one of the most popular technology topics right now.  It should have you asking questions like "Could the Cloud help my business reduce costs in one area to allow growth in another?"

The Resource Group is helping clients answer those types of questions and discover how moving to the Cloud could save you money, provide more security, keep your employees more efficient and allow you to become more flexible for growth. 

There are many benefits to the Cloud, but here are a few we feel impact our clients most:
  • You are stuck with outdated, poor performance hardware and increased system downtime, but costs of upgrading IT infrastructure are prohibitive

  • You want to strategically use your IT team to drive business value and insight rather than managing breaks and fixes 

  • You are a business with multiple locations and/or multi-national  
What types of systems can you move to the Cloud?
Basically any windows-based or integrated application such as Microsoft Dynamics GP on-premise license, Microsoft Exchange (Outlook), CRM systems and SharePoint.
Register for the Cloud webcast on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 AM PT.  You will learn more about moving to the Cloud and most importantly, is it the right direction for your business. 
The Resource Newsletter is brought to you by The Resource Group, a Microsoft Dynamics Gold partner. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at 425.277.4760 or email us at
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