Archives for March 2017

How Does Dynamics GP Make the Most of Business Technology?

Technology and business expectations have evolved, but your accounting and business management systems aren’t able to keep pace with increasing demands. Information silos, disconnected systems, and manual processes hinder your business growth and ultimately can put your business at risk. More than ever before, businesses need to give their people tools that put information at their fingertips so they can make better decisions and increase their performance. You need a technology platform that improves productivity and supports your growth ambitions. But what kind of solution is right for your business needs today and your goals for future growth?

 

Replacing your accounting software is easier and more affordable than you may think. With Microsoft Dynamics GP and the Microsoft Cloud, you’re free to work anywhere, anytime, across your devices. With Microsoft Dynamics GP you can gain better control of your business with:

 

  • Financial management and accounting. Manage cash, assets, and banking.
  • Business intelligence. Get real-time visibility and analytics to track performance and to act with insight.
  • Spot trends and avoid issues with data that’s up-to-date.
  • Multi-currency. Compete globally with multi-currency and language capabilities.

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Microsoft Dynamics SL Reporting Enhancements

Microsoft Dynamics SL continues to focus on enhancing reporting for the everyday accounting user while expanding the secure availability of reports to the non-accounting user. A more comprehensive approach improves the accuracy and integrity of insight that you can gain with actuarial, financial, and operational risk. Let’s look at a few examples of how Dynamics SL’s reporting tools can help your business:

Reports – Emailing

Reports can be previewed and now emailed as attachments with the click of a button. New email capabilities have been added to the SAP Crystal Reports and Microsoft SQL Server Report Services (SSRS) preview interfaces. Users can select the report format and email address, allowing them to share report information.

Report – Report Formats

Support has been added to allow for unlimited report formats. To assist in choosing one of these unlimited report formats is a new feature that defines the most commonly used report format for a report, by company. Now when a report is opened, it will default to the defined format.

Report – Meta data

Newly added metadata for reporting means there is no longer a need to guess what a field means when trying to select specific data to display on a report. For instance, the field name“vr_01610A.acct” will be shown with the description, “Account”. In addition it will also display a status indicating if the field is currently on the report (Yes or No) and whether it came from another table.

Quick Query – Refreshable Excel files

Quick Query provides end users the ability to find data to answer questions, drill back into the product or to share the data by exporting it to Microsoft Excel. With Dynamics SL 2015, the Grid to Excel feature in Quick Query has been enhanced to support the creation of refreshable excel table documents as well as pivot tables. Now data can be exported once and then opened and refreshed over and over again.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Accountnet helps companies get up and running with Microsoft Dynamics. We don’t just install and configure the software – we train your accounting staff to use it to create the reports they need, so they can analyze data as needed. Our solutions give both technical and non-technical employees the information they need to do their jobs well — wherever they are, in whatever application they choose to use. Take the next step towards growth with Microsoft Dynamics SL. Contact us at Accountnet to learn more.

What are the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Hosting?

Microsoft Dynamics GP in the cloud helps you gain deeper business and risk insight from internal and external data. A more comprehensive approach improves the accuracy and integrity of insight that you can gain with actuarial, financial, and operational risk. Are you looking for a Microsoft Dynamics cloud hosting solution to enjoy better performance, scalability, and cost savings? Microsoft Dynamics GP delivers flexible cloud deployment options, with each option offering different benefits to fit your business’s custom needs.

 

Accountnet provides SaaS pricing and hosting options for Microsoft Dynamics by working closely with Data Resolution, a SaaS and web hosting site. Private Cloud hosting ensures a seamless, secure portal combining the most effective features of onsite hosting with Cloud functionality. Dedicated hosting is truly the most robust and flexible option for any business requiring a fully managed, highly available, and disaster recovery-backed solution. This is a highly secured, highly accessible solution managed across five worldwide data centers.

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Some specific benefits include:

  • Outsourced data center: No need to find the space for a dedicated data center inside your business or worry about managing it
  • Better performance: Infrastructure is dedicated to your business — not shared with other users
  • Flexible payment: Pay for what you use — a reduction in the number of users is handled with no questions asked
  • More secure: Data Resolution’s own security protocols let you rest assured your data is always protected
  • Emergency planning: Get offsite data storage to support business recovery and emergency contingency plans
  • Data backups: Backups are managed and automatic
  • Interoperability: Easily integrated with all Microsoft tools
  • Automatic upgrades: Don’t lose any customized features as new updates are released
  • Hybrid options: Combine with lower-cost solutions to add even more flexibility and redundancy to your infrastructure

 

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Accountnet helps companies get up and running with Microsoft Dynamics. We don’t just install and configure the software – we train your accounting staff to use it to create the reports they need, so they can analyze data as needed. Accountnet also provides SaaS pricing and hosting options for Microsoft Dynamics GP. If you want to know more about cloud deployment options, discuss your own managed backup and replication plan, or learn more about Microsoft Dynamics GP in general, you can Contact us at Accountnet and speak to our consultants.

 

Does Dynamics GP in the Cloud Provide Security?

Microsoft Dynamics GP helps you gain deeper business and risk insight from internal and external data. A more comprehensive approach improves the accuracy and integrity of insight that you can gain with actuarial, financial, and operational risk. Microsoft Dynamics GP delivers breakthrough insight into business performance and profitability, improve combined and loss ratios, and provide an integrated view of enterprise-wide risk exposure.

New technologies such as cloud computing involve legitimate worries about placing sensitive data and company information in the hands of others. The recent advances in cloud computing now offer accounting software initiatives a wide range of opportunities to save time, resources and money all while keeping important and confidential information secure.

The idea of externalizing data to a third party or remote source brings with it a number of questions over privacy and ownership. However, many cloud hosting sites have built-in encryptions that provide increased data protec­tion and disaster recovery. Many companies have limited resources to dedicate to IT security and will benefit from a team of full-time IT professionals monitoring data and taking proactive measures any time there are security concerns – 24/7. So, a quality cloud provider will be contractually and monetarily obligated to security, privacy and uptime.

The move to the cloud is just part and parcel of the revolution happening in business today, with more flexible ways of sharing information and the ability to visualize and interact with data in real time from virtually anywhere. Microsoft meets the needs of businesses by uniquely bringing together the tools they need to manage operations, keep team members productive, and bring you closer to your customers. Microsoft Dynamics GP in the cloud can have your team sharing, connecting, and reporting regardless of where they need to work, with security-enhanced access via a web browser.

Since its introduction, Microsoft Dynamics GP has become one piece of a total business solution that helps organizations focus less on their infrastructure and more on their strategic needs. By deploying in the Microsoft cloud, you will gain a connected platform that helps automate core processes and grow operations efficiently by easily scaling up or down as business needs change.

Pairing Dynamics GP with Accountnet’s setup team integrates your data, reports, and business management software, giving you the ability to see the big picture, with one-click access to the details. We can enable your private cloud, which will provide a connected platform that gives you the freedom to deploy and use technology in the way that makes the most sense for your business. It also keeps your IT manageable so you get the most out of your investments. More and more people can move off QuickBooks to get the financial consolidations and currency tracking you deserve. Contact Accountnet when you are ready to make the move. We can help you determine the best solution for your unique business needs.

How Does Microsoft Dynamics GP Help You Better Control Your Accounts Payable?

Did you know that by using important finance information already in Dynamics GP and pushing the boundaries of process automation, you can increase productivity, efficiency, and control over your AP processes?

You can quantify the real business impact AP automation has throughout the invoice lifecycle due to:

  • Reduced error rates
  • Faster workflows and approvals
  • Improved visibility and tracking
  • Better deployment of working capital

Controllers have realized the detriments of paper-based accounts payable processes, and the benefits of document management to help curb these challenges. Document management/ AP automation solutions utilize optical character recognition (OCR) technology, which automates the capture of data from invoices and other documents. This means that paper does not need to be scanned and information entered manually. When this information is extracted, the solution matches all related documents to a transaction and links it to the information within Microsoft Dynamics GP. AP automation automatically routes documents to appropriate staff members for review and approval. This is based on your organization’s unique business rules and can be adjusted. As documents are being automatically routed, document management also allows for real-time visibility into the process. Managers and executives can see the status of invoices, identify bottlenecks and improve their decision making. This all comes together in the seamless integration of a document management solution with Microsoft Dynamics GP. It eliminates manual data entry and consolidates all financial documents into a streamlined paperless business process.

Microsoft Dynamics GP helps you gain deeper business and risk insight from internal and external data. A more comprehensive approach improves the accuracy and integrity of insight that you can gain with actuarial, financial, and operational risk. Microsoft Dynamics GP delivers breakthrough insight into business performance and profitability, improve combined and loss ratios, and provide an integrated view of enterprise-wide risk exposure.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Accountnet helps companies get up and running with Microsoft Dynamics. We don’t just install and configure the software – we train your accounting staff to use it to create the reports they need, so they can analyze data as needed. Our solutions give both technical and non-technical employees the information they need to do their jobs well — wherever they are, in whatever application they choose to use. Take the next step towards growth with Microsoft Dynamics GP. Contact us at Accountnet to learn more.