Recently, one of our Directors, Andrew King, has been featured at www.techrepublic.com, a website for IT professionals.
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For a limited time, take advantage of the rich functionality of one of the top Enterprise Accounting systems on the market today!
From now until June 24, 2011, buy 1 Dynamics GP user (either AM or BE) and get 3!
“Microsoft is excited to announce the “Buy 1, Get 3” offer – a Microsoft Dynamics promotion for small and medium sized businesses that wish to take advantage of the rich functionality offered by Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2. The promotion allows a customer purchasing either the Advanced Management (AM) or Business Essential (BE) Foundation Pack (which both includes 1 user as standard) to then get two (2) additional user licenses. This offer applies to new customers making their initial purchase of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010″
By : Andrew King, Managing Partner, WebSan Solutions Inc.
Congratulations Team WebSan! The final tally of the fundraiser is in at a respectable total of $1,260 in the Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart. It has been a proud moment for all the employees here at the office. Dressed in bright orange shirts, the team could be visibly seen from miles away - way to represent! (Pictures soon to follow)
PHP is one of the most versatile programming languages for building web applications. However, one of the problems with PHP is that there is more than one way to do the same thing. This might not sound like a problem, but PHP's ease of use is also its downfall. Because there are less restrictions on the structure of the code you write, it's much easier to write bad code. The solution to this problem is to use a framework and design pattern such as Model, View, and Controller (MVC).
There are many PHP frameworks out there. Here, at WebSan, one of the PHP frameworks we use regularly is Codeigniter. The reason is that it is well documented, small footprint, exceptional performance and has a large user community.
Here are some resources to get started with Codeigniter:
CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 1, Nettuts.com - Getting Started With the Framework
CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 2, Nettuts.com - Database Selecting Methods
CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 3, Nettuts.com - Sending Emails
CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 4, Nettuts.com - Newsletter Signup
One of the lesser known setup features of Microsoft Dynamics GP2010 is the ability to have the system pop-up a predefined message box on login advising to the status of an environment.
If anyone has used the fabrikam company, you know what I'm referring to, the modal dialog box that appears advising that this is a demonstration company, etc etc.
There are actually two other message boxes that you can trigger for your own company.
If you navigate to your company setup screen (Tools--> Setup --> Company --> Company)
You can add two different reserved tags to the end of the Company Name.
The first is <TEST>, (make sure you include the angle brackets and enter all UPPERCASE letters). This will trigger the following popup for all users to this company on login:
Alternatively, if you change the company name and a "<HISTORICAL>" tag to the end of the company name you will trigger this pop-up:
These are both handy messages to advise users that this is a Test or Archive instance.
This works in both GP10 and Gp2010, however, as of build 1752, there is a small known glitch in which the Dynamics Connect home-screen widget will not work when using these tags. See this blog for details...
A word of caution, don't modify any other parts of the company name, and always put the tag at the end, as some modules require exact spelling of the company name for their registration keys to operate (for example Canadian Payroll).
In my next post I'll discuss the various methods to have different colours by company, in both GP10 and GP2010.
Stay tuned until next time...
I don’t have anything against a mouse – a computer mouse that is – but sometimes I find I can be more efficient using the keyboard. Over the years, you have probably gotten so familiar with some keyboard shortcuts that you find yourself even using the shortcut keys when you speak instead of the actual function it is used for – “Just Control+V that in the email.”
Sound like you? If it does, you may find some of these Microsoft Dynamics GP Keyboard Shortcuts to be quite handy:
- ALT+F: Activates the File menu in a GP window
- ALT+E: Activates the Edit menu in a GP window
- ALT+M: Activates the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu on the main toolbar
- ALT+R: Activates the Reports menu on the main toolbar
- ALT+A: Activates the Transactions menu on the main toolbar
- ALT+I: Activates the Inquiry menu on the main toolbar
- ALT+C: Activates the Cards menu on the main toolbar
- ALT+H: Activates the Help menu
- CTRL+L: Opens a Lookup Window
By: Rahim Jiwani, Application Specialist,WebSan Solutions Inc.
Professional services organizations (PSO's)– management consulting, marketing agencies, law firms, legal and financial firms – are some of the most difficult businesses to manage. This ever-changing industry relies heavily on the skills and services their people provide. Clients base their decision on the knowledge, expertise and advice given to them and as a result, it makes it hard for a PSO to sell and quantify their product. Accounting for invoices, tracking hours for each resource, overseeing projects and managing client relations can be a little overwhelming and for a budding PSO, challenges can become even more complex. Using a robust software solution such as WebSan’s Microsoft Dynamics GP solution for professional services can relieve companies in this industry from their financial and project management challenges by:
- Shortening deployment times with the use of tools which install the system within minutes, set up core functionality, and quickly transfer and update data.
- Providing more visibility in projects and their status – increasing customer satisfaction by improving collaboration with clients and employees.
- Connecting and streamlining business processes - billing, tracking hours, or invoicing.
- Optimizing efficiency and communication with customizable add-ons and solutions.
By: Mabelle Gonzales, Marketing Coordinator at WebSan Solutions Inc, a Canadian Certified Microsoft Dynamics Partner.