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Micro Force -Velosio Newsletter July 2020 - Dynamics GP, COVID-19 and Working From Home


As we navigate the changing world the Covid-19 virus pandemic has brought about, we hope that you have still had a chance to enjoy the summer! We look forward to continuing to provide you with various offerings and tips to help you and your team get the most from your Microsoft Dynamics GP business software system.


New “Free Software” Offer From Microsoft for All Dynamics GP Customers

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced a new offer for all Dynamics GP customers. Starting July 1, when a Dynamics GP customer renews their Microsoft annual maintenance plan, they can opt to also get additional software at no additional charge. This additional software is named Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (hereinafter named Business Central) is a robust cloud-based business management solution that would permit your employees secure access from anywhere they are, at any time, and from any web-based device. It is Microsoft’s newest Dynamics offering, which was created from Navision, another Dynamics product like Great Plains that is feature rich due to being on the market for 20+ years. But Microsoft created a new user interface for Business Central that permits seamless integration to their other products such as Office 365. Microsoft Dynamics GP customers can continue to use their system but use enhanced reporting that has been built into Business Central. This reporting includes dashboards that can be created from your GP data, due to synchronization functionality that can be deployed between both systems. Jim McCann or one of our customer service reps who handle licensing will be reaching out to you prior to your renewal to help you understanding the offering and assist you in taking advantage of this promotion. And as noted above, this is being offered as part of your 2020 Microsoft annual renewal fee for your Dynamics GP system. Starting in August, we will begin to offer monthly Lunch N Learn webinars to introduce you to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central program. The first one will be held on Tuesday, August 18th, starting a noon. To register for this presentation, please click here.


Word Integration for Dynamics GP Users

Most Dynamics GP users send data to Excel either from SmartList or Management Reporter on a regular basis. But you may not have used the feature to integrate GP data to Microsoft Word.

There are many business cases that can benefit from this functionality. Here are examples of a few.

Due to the pandemic, we have helped many users pay their vendors electronically versus via computer checks. There is a form letter named EFT Authorization that can be used to send to your vendors to get their banking info as well as authorize this method of payment.

Another typical task is to get updated W-9 forms from your vendors.