How Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 can add value

Microsoft Dynamics GP offers a complete platform for delivering mobility and remote access solutions to companies, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Here are some system-wide changes with GP 2016:

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Web Client enhancements

The user interface for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client has been refreshed to provide a more updated appearance. The banner in space now enables users to log in and log out, as well as indicating what company they’re logged into number of enhancements to the user experience. [Read more…]

Accountnet Inc Receives 2015 Best of Manhattan Award And Accounting Today Magazine Top 100 VAR

Accountnet Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Best of Manhattan Award in the Computer Software category by the Manhattan Award Program. Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Manhattan Award Program

The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

Accounting Today Magazine Top 100 VAR

Accountnet, Inc., an ERP provider and ERP consulting and development company announced today that it has been named to Accounting Today’s 2015 VAR 100 List for excellence and growth in the ERP industry. Each year, Accounting Today Magazine develops a special report featuring an exclusive list of companies from the extensive network of ERP VARS. The companies listed are recognized for their expertise in aiding customers through the ERP selection and ERP implementation process.

“We’re honored to be named to Accounting Today’s VAR 100 list again this year,” said John C Peace, COO. “We’re thrilled to consistently appear on the list due to our team’s hard work and customer-centric attitude continue to set Accountnet apart as an industry leader.”

Each year, the prestigious report not only ranks the top ERP VARs, but also examines the current trends and topics in the industry. This year, the report covered the challenges and opportunities faced by companies in the industry and discussed the increasing emergence and growing popularity of cloud ERP systems.

Complying with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting Requirements

kaiser-infographicIt’s been five years since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and if your company hasn’t been thinking about how to report employee payroll and health benefits to meet ACA requirements, you’re going to be unpleasantly surprised.  For organizations with 100 or more full-time employees or equivalents, ACA-mandated reports that track employee data for 2015 will need to be filed with the IRS in January 2016. Companies with 50 to 99 full-time employees may get some relief from the mandated 2016 reporting deadline if they can meet certain criteria, but all employers with 50 or more full-time employees will have to report to the IRS starting in 2017.  ACA reporting to the IRS must be broken down by month detailing both employees’ access and contributions to employer-provided healthcare (hours and dollars).

If your company doesn’t produce the proper documentation, you are still going to pay a penalty. Neglecting to file the very basic forms in January 2016 will incur a penalty of $100 per form per employee, to a maximum of $1.5 million. But there are a broad range of penalties a company could face.  Click on this infographic from the Kaiser Family Foundation for an explanation of these new potential penalties for non-compliance under the Affordable Care Act.

Fortunately for our Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) clients, the groundwork for the mandatory ACA reporting has already been laid. Microsoft implemented ACA tracking mechanisms in the 2014 Year-End Tax Update and will soon release another update that will allows users to report on the recorded data. With this next update, users will have the ability to review the new ACA forms in advance of their 2015 year-end close.

The format for the two new forms, 1094-C (Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, which is similar to a W2) in terms of what data is required to be reported has not yet been finalized by the government, but Microsoft continues to follow ACA news in order to provide updated code accordingly.

If you need help complying with the reporting requirements of the ACA, or are just looking for better ways to manage your payroll and HR data, contact us at Accountnet to learn more about how we can help.

ERP Systems: What to Expect in 2015

Time to say goodbye to 2014 — the perfect time to look back on the year’s accomplishments and set goals for the upcoming year. At Accountnet, it’s been our pleasure to assist our Microsoft Dynamics clients with getting the most out of your ERP systems. The New Year won’t change that, and we expect to do much more in the coming months as the ERP industry continues to mature.

A growing number of organizations managed successful ERP implementations last year, and there were a number of other positive trends, such as impressive software updates, the introduction of better business intelligence reporting tools, and exciting new advancements in mobility and cloud computing.

Here are five things we expect to see for ERP software in 2015:

  1. Growing adoption of business intelligence tools and mobile computing.  Companies that have already made an investment and want to make the most out of their ERP software will look to mobile tools and business intelligence software. Our clients understand that an ERP system doesn’t necessarily help them make better use of business data; they need robust, real-time reporting tools that support better decision-making among employees, managers and executives. The best business intelligence tools combine the familiarity of Excel with web and mobile capabilities, ensuring seamless back-and-forth flexibility from wherever your employees are, in whatever application they choose to use.
  1. An increase in the number of ERP systems on the market. Along with that will come a host of new ERP consultants and vendors, not all of whom will have the capabilities necessary for a successful ERP implementation for your company. Having more options is terrific, but it can make the ERP software and vendor selection process seem daunting. Accountnet has a great track record when it comes to finding the right fit for your business. Our clients benefit from our year’s of experience planning, deploying, integrating, customizing and training that’s required for to get a company up and running with ERP.
  1. More cloud/on-premises hybrid ERP implementations. For years companies had to choose between SaaS — or “cloud” — model) versus an on-premises software installation for their ERP initiatives. Microsoft Dynamics is offered in both flavors, and increasingly organizations are adopting both. Find out more by contacting us at Accountnet!

The Case for the Cloud

By the end of the year, more than 80% of medium-sized business in the U.S. are expected to adopt some form of cloud computing system, which signals that cloud technologies are being adopted faster than the IT industry overall.

Case for Microsoft Cloud Most of the companies that Accountnet moves to the cloud have chosen Microsoft as their provider. The Microsoft Cloud gives businesses a connected platform that helps automate their core processes and lets them grow their operations efficiently by easily scaling up or down as their business needs change.  Since the introduction of Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics ERP becomes one piece of a total business solution that helps SMBs focus less on their infrastructure and more on their strategic needs.

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 in the cloud can have your team sharing, connecting, and collaborating regardless of where they need to work with security-enhanced access via web browser.

Pairing Dynamics ERP with Office 365 allows you to bring your email, calendar, and files together with your data, reports, and business management software, giving you the ability to see the big picture with one-click access to the details.  You can also simplify your workday with a single sign-on user experience – no need to remember separate passwords for separate functions.

The Microsoft Cloud provides a connected cloud 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. Click on the image above to see the full “Case for Cloud” infographic and contact Accountnet when you are ready to make the move. We can help you determine the best solution for your unique business needs.

Is Your Financial Accounting System Compliant?

Over the last 15 years, changes to legislation have altered the healthcare and financial sector’s IT requirements. Legislation like HIPAA and HITECH introduced the need for more secure management of patients’ electronic records and increased documentation for any practices that involve electronic patient records.  These changes impacted IT system requirements for the financial services industries in similar ways.

complianceStricter regulation of the financial services sector was enacted as the electronic transfer and storage of information permeated the industry and the wider world in the early 2000s. While retail customers have always had an expectation that businesses accepting credit cards would keep their data secure, corporate accounting departments and financial services companies never really had to tangle with data security IT issues. But economic crises and scandals over the past 15 years have pushed lawmakers to require better records management standards of financial services companies and have called for more transparent disclosure and reporting, and more oversight of the auditing process.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed in response to corporate scandals like Enron, WorldCom and Tyco.  SOX, as it is known familiarly, was meant to discourage auditing malfeasance and to make it more difficult for businesses to misrepresent their financial health to the public. Under SOX, companies must preserve five years’ worth of financial records and maintain a stable records management system.  They must also restrict access of financial data to designated employees or contractors.

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, known as Dodd-Frank for its two sponsoring legislators, extended the reporting and disclosures requirements of formerly unregulated financial institutions. Like SOX, Dodd-Frank didn’t address financial services IT directly. However, it did require that these institutions satisfy the new reporting requirements around compensation, investments, sources of funding, etc. That meant that many IT system needed to be adjusted to make sure the way they create, store, and transfer company documents is in compliance.

Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank require that companies provide more access to regulators, more honest communication with the public, and increased financial transparency. Many small and medium sized financial services companies lack sufficient IT resources and knowledge to build and maintain an IT infrastructure with the right combination of security and openness.  Accountnet works with SMBs in the health and financial industries to ensure their financial accounting systems’ compliance with all government regulations.  Contact us for a free Needs Assessment – let us help you determine the right solution for your unique business needs.

Accountnet, Inc. Named a Top 100 VAR for 2013

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Accountnet, Inc. has been named a Top 100 VAR for 2013 by Bob Scott’s Insights. The Top 100 are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. The selection is based on annual revenue generated by each reseller. A special report that includes names of the organizations selected for this year’s Top 100 list, ranked by revenue, is downloadable at


“We want to congratulate this year’s class of Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs,” said Bob Scott, executive editor of Bob Scott’s Insights. Bob has covered this market for 22 years through print and electronic publications, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time, and has continued to address that market as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant since 2009. He has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community via his email newsletters for 14 years, and has published this information via the Bob Scott’s Insights newsletter and website since 2009.


Acccountnet, Inc. reached the Top 100 by building customer relationships and customizing software solutions to meet the needs of  each client. To quote COO John C. Peace, “We have always stressed a consultative approach versus a ‘quick sales’ approach for existing customers as well as new clients. Instead of pushing a hard-sell approach, we get to know prospects and customers first so we can map out a solution customized to each business. The sales process takes longer, but we believe in the long run it leads to more relationships, mutual satisfaction between our firm and our clients, and trust.”





Microsoft Dynamics GP Satisfies More Customers

Become a Dynamic Business with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 features many out-of-the-box modules to improve business efficiency. It delivers functionality, performance, and ease of use to diverse businesses around the world. From financials and human resource management to manufacturing and operations, Microsoft Dynamics GP brings people and systems together to help you run your entire business more efficiently and effectively. Whether you are an existing customer evaluating options to expand your solution with additional modules or a prospective customer considering making Microsoft Dynamics GP your company’s new business solution, this guide will provide a valuable overview of the product modules available within Microsoft Dynamics GP – grouped by business functionality – and the various packaging options available.


How to Buy Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Microsoft sells Dynamics GP through a network of both Silver and Gold Authorized Partners who provide planning, implementation, customization, and support services specifically to optimize the solution to each customer’s unique needs.


Easier Licensing

Licensing for Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to help both small and midsize businesses jump-start their value with an affordable starting price, rapid implementation tools, and functionality. Perpetual Licensing simplifies how you purchase an ERP solution. The entire solution can be licensed “on the back of a napkin” with just a few components. Access to the functionality is through user licenses on a concurrent user basis and through two main components, the Starter Pack and the Extended Pack.


Integration Suite

Use the tools in this suite to import data from other applications. Each tool has a specific functionality for an individual task, such as Integration Manager–Distribution, Integration Manager–Financials, eConnect, and Web Services.


Modifier with Visual Basic for Applications

Modify the appearance and functionality of any Microsoft Dynamics GP or Dexterity-based third-party window, add new fields, change global resources to affect the entire application, and attach VBA code for less complex business logic.


When companies want value-added services from a Metro New York–based firm, they go to Accountnet. We are experts in the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and can provide training and CPE credits. Because it is more flexible than Oracle and much more comprehensive than QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP is a solution you can grow with.  And because it comes with all the modules you’ll need, it is the obvious choice for your business management needs.  Your organization deserves the best – make it Microsoft Dynamics GP.


Call 212.244.9009 or visit to view the latest demo or to schedule an extended relationship analysis.

A Business Solution from Microsoft—Helps You Work Better, Faster, and Smarter

Here are the “Top Reasons to Purchase a Business Solution from Microsoft”.  Last week, we kicked off the release of GP 2013  and the new look and feel of how complete Microsoft business solutions go beyond what stand-alone ERP or accounting software can do. Just a reminder, over the next month we will be providing an overview of why Microsoft Dynamics is a great choice to help you gain greater insight into your business. Organizations can now see how GP 2013 , can provide people with new options for analyzing information in formats built on Microsoft SQL Server.

Top Reasons to Purchase a Business Solution from Microsoft:
·    It’s More Than Just ERP
·    Helps You Work Better, Faster, and Smarter
·    Looks Forward, Not Backward
·    Gets You Up and Running in Days, Not Weeks
·    Works the Way You Do
·    Transforms the Way You Work and Connect
·    Drives and Supports Your Business Growth
·    Provides a Flexible Deployment Model
·    Reduces Your Risk and Propels Your Business

Help You Work Better, Faster, and Smarter
When you think about the most successful businesses today, you’ll realize they all have something in common: passionate employees who are engaged, committed to their company’s success, and working at their maximum potential.

Microsoft Dynamics is an innovative, flexible, end-to-end solution that helps makes your people more proactive and productive by giving them personalized, agile tools based on the familiar, interoperable Microsoft technologies that they work with every day.

The solution also features a RoleTailored user interface, designed to help your employees uncover the information and tasks relevant to their specific job functions, right on their home page. This interface maps tasks to key roles in your business, so your employees can take advantage of a tool that matches their preferences and work styles. As a result, they can work smarter, faster, and more efficiently than ever.

Microsoft Dynamics has established a track record by meeting the needs of more than 350,000 customers and 5 million users worldwide. We’ve been serving small and midsize businesses, winning customer references across many industries including finance , healthcare, public sector, services, and more. In addition, users work  all over the world and can decide on deployment in the Cloud or on Premise. Accountnet, as a Gold Certified Partner gives you access to deep technical and industry expertise to help you address your specific needs.

Take the Next Steps to Learn More
Visit us at our to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics ERP for small and midsize businesses, chat with a representative, take a product tour or come to Microsoft in Midtown on January 31, 2013.  Call 212.244-9009. Best wishes in 2013.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013- A Business Solution from Microsoft

As part of Microsoft’s unprecedented period of product launches in 2012,  Microsoft Corp. today announced that significant updates  to Microsoft Dynamics business solutions are available in December, delivering new capabilities and value to help customers transform their businesses.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, expected to be available Dec. 19, introduces significant new features and capabilities designed to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) grow their businesses with powerful business solutions that are quick to implement and simple to use. This release introduces an innovative new Web client, more than 125 feature enhancements, streamlined management and rich interoperability with other Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Office 365.

Key enhancement areas for the new release include the following:

• Choice in how the product is deployed, as well as how people access and use it. Customers can access Microsoft Dynamics GP through a rich client and an innovative new Web client so they can get to the information they need when they need it and on the device of their choice. Improved “hostability” features include a new hosting management console for cloud deployments to streamline deploying and managing Microsoft Dynamics GP in the cloud.

• Faster, lower-risk deployment with new RapidStart tools that can significantly reduce the time and effort required to configure Microsoft Dynamics GP for each customer’s specific needs.

• Improved productivity through enhanced ease of use throughout the product, as well as deeper interoperability with Microsoft Office, Office 365 and other Microsoft technologies.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is a business management solution that provides growing and midsize organizations with complete and scalable financial and operational functionality. Several development tools are available that can be used to customize and create integrations for Microsoft Dynamics GP. The advances in business intelligence, reporting and user experience made in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on a course to be more competitive and accomplish its business goals.

Additionally, with Introduction to the new Management Reporter web viewer — Management Reporter we can  view a personalized financial report using a web browser without installing any applications. The report can be opened from an intranet site, a SharePoint document library or a network share.

Call today to receive a complimentary ERP evaluation.  An Extended Relationship Analysis (ERA) are first come, first serve and are enabled to discuss a new Business Solution from Microsoft..

For more information or to attend an Product Show at the nearest Microsoft office,  contact Accountnet, your local Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

212.Dynamics or 212.244-9009