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Micro Force-Velosio Newsletter July 2021 - Get the Most from Your Dynamics GP Software System


With temperatures rising and in the midst of our summer season, our Microsoft Dynamics GP articles this month are both educational as well as strategic. Download a document to see what are the new features that are available in the latest version of GP. We invite you to learn more about your roadmap to a cloud solution. And if you do not know much about Microsoft Power Apps, we are offering a Lunch N Learn to help you understand how this low code technology can be the answer to permitting you to do your job easier and more efficiently.


What Is the Free Software That I am Entitled to Named Dynamics 365 Business Central?

As we announced a year ago, Microsoft offered all Dynamics GP customers an option to acquire free software when they renewed their Microsoft annual maintenance plan. We are glad to share that the majority of you accepted this offer. So you are entitled to using this cloud based software that 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.

This provides a roadmap for all clients who are looking to eventually migrate to a cloud solution. We are in the midst of creating Business Central solutions that can provide value to our Microsoft Dynamics GP customers. In the meantime, we are beginning to schedule free online sessions that will compare how users can process transactions in Business Central versus Great Plains.

To register for these Lunch N Learn 45 minute presentations, which will start at noon on Tuesday, August 17 for Financials (click here to register), or Tuesday, August 24th for Purchasing/Accounts Payable (click here to register).


Great Plains Newest Enhancements

The latest version of Dynamics GP is 18.3. This is a quick overview of the enhancements that Microsoft added to this new version.

One of the features that we think all GP users can benefit from are the additional two user defined fields in the general ledger transaction entry window. When this feature is turned on, users can enter additional data for any of your general ledger journal entries.

To learn more about this feature, please read more starting on page of the new features guide, which you can access by clicking below:

Download PDF • 3.62MB

What Is Microsoft Power Apps?

Power Apps is one of Microsoft’s newest offerings that permits business users to create applications that formally was only possible by hiring a developer. It is called a low code-no code programming language, that business users can learn to use to extend their business software such as Dynamics GP. At prices as low as $10 per user per month, this is technology that can be used to create a custom program in days versus what formally took months.

Here is a video that provides a brief description of what this is:

If this is of interest to you, David and I will be presenting more about Power Apps during a Lunch N Learn on Thursday, August 12th, starting at noon. To register, please click here.


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Thank you once again for choosing Micro Force, we truly value our partnership together and the opportunity to serve your business solution needs! Sincerely, Jim McCann Partner, Senior Sales Analyst and Software Consultant Micro Force, A Velosio Affiliate Phone: (631) 421-1030 x 302 / (212) 777-7029 x 302 Email:


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