The release is almost here! Business is growing and so is technology so look no further! Microsoft Dynamics GP is committed to helping you do this by delivering a widespread vision and solution for your business. In part 1 of this blog I will be talking about 3 features that you can look forward to in the upcoming release.
Take command of your business
Have access to Dynamics GP virtually everywhere. There will be a new web client so you can use and contribute to Dynamics GP anywhere, anytime. The business analyzer dashboard helps you gain access to key performance indicators, reports and important information.
What’s new about business intelligence is it now offers both full service and self-service users have more of an “out-of-the-box” Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft Excel Reports.
Drive efficiency up while you drive costs down.
The new Dynamics GP will decrease operating expenses and improve cash flow more than ever. The sub-ledger reconciliation identifies discrepancies between your general ledger and sub-ledgers, eliminating time-intensive, manual inventory and bank reconciliation processes. Microsoft has improved on their purchasing module because it’s now able to enter quantity overages and automatically close purchase orders left open due to quantity shortages.
Position your business on a platform for growth.
This new version will have the security and flexibility to adapt and grow while saving you on IT costs.
You can now integrate your enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and productivity solutions on one platform to connect your business.
By: Natalie Williams, Marketing Coordinator, WebSan Solutions Inc., a Canadian Certified Microsoft Partner
WebSan Solutions Inc. announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the ERP Partner of the Year category for the 2012 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. The tenth annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada.
“This year, we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the IMPACT Awards, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of Canadian Technology Partners, such as WebSan Solutions Inc.,” said Mark Dodds, Vice-President of Small Business, Midmarket Solutions & Partners, Microsoft Canada Inc. “Microsoft depends on our Partners now more than ever before as we enter a new era of cloud-based computing. Our partnership is pivotal to growth and success and we look forward to celebrating the commitments of our Partners this year at the IMPACT Awards gala.”
WebSan was chosen as a finalist in the ERP Partner of the Year for its Dynamics GP implementation of an Electronic Bank Reconciliation solution for Cash 4 You, a Canadian Retail Financial Services provider.
“We are pleased to receive this recognition for our efforts. We always focus on delivering tremendous value to our Clients through the implementation of the Microsoft suite of products, including Cloud and On-Premise Dynamics GP, CRM and Office”, states Andrew King, Managing Director.
WebSan, along with other technology partner winners and finalists in each of the award categories, will be honored at an awards ceremony at the new Four Seasons Hotel located in Yorkville, Toronto on November 13, 2012.
About the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards
In 2003, Microsoft Canada Inc. launched the IMPACT Awards, a program to recognize the numerous achievements within its technology Partner community. This year, Microsoft celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the program with 25 award categories designed to recognize innovation across Microsoft Partner Network Competencies, Emerging Technologies, and Marketing, Relationships & Partnering Excellence.
The IMPACT Awards are open to Active Canadian members of the Microsoft Partner Network.
For a list of all 2012 finalists, and more information on the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards, please visit http://www.microsoft.ca/IMPACT.
Management Reporter 2012 for Microsoft Dynamics has been released & is now available for use. Management Reporter is a robust financial reporting tool that provides companies visibility into organizational health. Management Reporter is available for the following Microsoft Dynamics products:
- AX 2009 & 2012
- GP 2010
- NAV 2009
- SL 2011
Upgrades include greater design flexibility, the ability to collaborates with co-workers, enhanced drill-down capabilities & a more interactive viewing experience.
Last week I met with a new client, we began with our normal introductions, etc. They were curious as to my expertise with the Dynamics product line. After discussing the seven different certifications I personally have from Microsoft, the conversation quickly moved onto other topics. However, this reminded me of the rigorous screening process Microsoft employs for its partner network.
Any partner wishing to sell Microsoft Dynamics GP must have employees certified in its core financial management system. Further certifications are required in database management among others. Recently all Microsoft Partners were asked to complete formal training & certification in Sure Step, the Microsoft Project Management System. I am glad to say all WebSan staff that were tested passed with flying colours!
Congratulations Team WebSan!
Many companies have started to embraced enterprise resource planning (ERP) in order to maintain their competitiveness. They have quickly learned a fundamental truth: technology can move a company forward only as far as its business processes will allow.
Amongst most organizations, paper or hard copies is the principal format for sharing invoices and associated documents for approval. Paper processes generates uncertainty and blind spots in a business. An example could be your Accounting department. Accounting has no way of knowing where a paper invoice resides on someone’s draw or desk after it is sent around for approval, nor how long it will sit there. Executives are unable to make accurate financial predictions because they see only completed transactions—not those in process, floating somewhere in the company’s structure.
With paper processes restraining the real value of a paperless ERP for companies large and small, the need for a way to automate the transformation of paper documents into digital data and to manage the resulting documents has prompted technology developers to innovate a new generation of devices and services. This is where Hosted Microsoft Dynamics GP comes in.
The next technological move from paper format is for companies and their accounting departments to consider is the cloud—online services that can dramatically reduce the costs of technology. Instead of a company’s investing more in its own infrastructure—additional servers, software, networking and maintenance—it can turn to the cloud for the applications it needs. By integrating your company with the Microsoft Dynamics cloud platform, it easily scales with your company’s needs and automatically upgrades as innovations evolve.
To help your company get away from paper and into the clouds, contact us here.
The rise of cloud computing has led to a strong push from many companies to adopt security and data portability in a cloud environment. Cloud computing, otherwise known as SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), allows you to have your data and applications available to you virtually anywhere via the Internet.
Companies large and small are looking to the cloud as their future. All of this sounds good right? The only problem is that these companies cannot carefully self-manage their own IT projects to fulfill their future needs; projects grow in size and costs eventually run over budget.
There is a solution. When partnering with an experienced vendor such as WebSan Solutions Inc., your company will experience distinguished service and support when moving to the cloud. WebSan Solutions Inc. will strive to use our leading solutions to your company’s benefit in order to make the transition smooth and help your company move forward.
Cloud Dynamics GP is crucial for companies looking to propel forward but don’t get lost while you’re in the transition.
Contact us here to learn how we can help.
Recent Microsoft acquisition of Skype has landed a partnership with US cable giant Comcast Corporation. The ideal partnership will bring Comcast’s television service to be partnered with Skype’s video conferencing service. There will no longer be a need for conferencing through pixelated video on laptops at the boardroom now that businesses will be able to conference in high definition video calls through their projectors.
The forecast of the partnership are still in talks and planning, however, one can only anticipate when “smell-o-vision” will exist.