Save up to 20% on Additional Microsoft Dynamics User Licenses

From May 1, 2012, through the end of the business day June 22, 2012, you can purchase additional user licenses for up to 20% off the Microsoft standard price list. A minimum purchase of only two (2) licenses is needed to be eligible for the discount.*

Microsoft Dynamics® GP, Microsoft Dynamics® SL, Microsoft Dynamics® NAV, and Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009 customers can receive up to a 20% discount off the Microsoft standard list price for additional user license purchases.

Unprecedented Promotion on Dynamics end June 22, 2012

In October of last year, Microsoft announced a surprising, massive and unprecedented discount on Dynamics—get 5 users for $3,000, until June 22, 2012. 

The normal price for Dynamics’ lower-end offering is $11,250, so this is a 72% discount ($8,250 off).

The normal price for Dynamics’ higher-end offering is $19,900, so this is a 93% discount ($16,900 off).

If you have been seriously considering GP but have been putting it off, now is the time. 

You can save $8,250 or $16,900  if you purchase by June 22. 

After that, prices revert back to normal ($2,250 or $3,980 per user).

Please let me know at your earliest convenience if you’d like to take advantage of this offer now.

Convergence 2012 Takeaways and Announcements

http://www.erpsoftwareblog.com/2012/04/convergence-top-takeaways-announcements-for-management-reporter-2012-and-microsoft-dynamics-gp-2013-3/

Microsoft Dynamics WW Convergence 2012 Attendee Sales Offer

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Microsoft Dynamics WW Convergence 2012 Attendee Sales Offer

For a limited time Microsoft Dynamics GP (GP), Microsoft Dynamics NAV (NAV), and Microsoft Dynamics SL (SL) existing customers who attend Convergence 2012 to be held in Houston, TX March 18-21, 2012, are eligible to receive a 20% discount on additional GP, NAV and SL users and/or modules meeting in aggregate a minimum System Price List value of USD $2,500. The discount may be applied across certain product line, edition or Licensing Model (LMT) transition fees.Please visit the following website to obtain further information about Convergence 2012 http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/convergence/houston12/

Local availability is subject to confirmation by the corresponding Microsoft Business Solution subsidiary. Please check with your Microsoft Business Solution subsidiary for local availability of the offer.

2011 U.S. Payroll Tax Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and GP 2010

Round 6 Tax Update has been released.

**Important**
-When you create your Electronic W2 filing and you have a combination of Hire Act employees and multiple companies you will need to create the Electronic W2 File separately for each company. If you create one file including all companies the Hire Act employees will not include the RO record indicating that they are a Hire Act Employee for subsequent companies. Resolved in Round 4 code Tax Update.

– The FICA/Social Security withholding changed for employees from 6.2% to 4.2% in 2011. Round 1 included the change to both the Employee and Employer portion due to Microsoft Dynamics GP calculation being based from one amount. Due to this, General Ledger posting, inquiries and reports that show FICA amounts for employers will be calculated using 4.2% for payruns that are processed with Round 1. Round 2 Tax Update includes changes to the employer portion to bring back to 6.2%. We understand the challenges you face with this: however, it was important to release with accurate employee paychecks starting January 1, 2011.

– Check Register Report – If you are finding that your Employer FICA Owed and Total Tax Liability are not correct on your Check Register reports verify that you are on Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 10.00.1701. If you are running on this version next step is to verify if you have modified the Check Register Report. If you are printing a modified Check Register you will need to either print the original canned report or delete the Modified Check Register and make your changes again.

ATTENTION: LAST WEEK TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MICROSOFT’S YEAR END PROMOTIONS.

As most of you know by now it is year- end for Microsoft and Friday June 24th, 2011 will be the last day to take advantage of the offers below (exception forDynamics SL customers). Please let us know if you need additional information on any of the products listed below or are interested in adding functionality to your current ERP solution.

1). Microsoft Dynamics ERP Spring Season Offer:

Expand your ERP solution with this special “Microsoft Dynamics ERP Spring Season Offer.” From May 1, 2011 through the end of the business day June 24, 2011 you can purchase additional user licenses for up to 20% off of Microsoft’s standard price list for your current Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics AX solution.
What’s more, you only have to purchase a minimum of 2 licenses to be eligible for the discount and the discount can be applied on up to 20 additional user license purchases.
OFFER CONDITIONS
• Offer available to existing Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX customers in the United States and Canada who: (i) are licensed under Module Based Licensing or Business Ready Licensing; (ii) are on a current Enhancement Plan; and (iii) have purchased their solution more than 120 days prior to their purchase of additional user licenses.
• Offer valid from May 1, 2011 through the end of the business day June 24, 2011.
• Discount applicable on a minimum of two licenses and up to a maximum of 20 licenses. License purchases in excess of the 20 license maximum will be charged at the standard list price.
• Customers can only take advantage of the offer once during the offer period.
• This offer cannot be combined with any other offer with the exception of the following: Microsoft Dynamics ERP License Model Transition (LMT) Offer, Microsoft Dynamics GP HR, List Builder and GP Extender Module Offers and the Microsoft Dynamics SL “Extend the Reach” Light User Promotion.
• Discount does not apply to Microsoft Dynamics Light User Licenses and Enhancement Plan fees – standard Enhancement Plan fees apply.
• Offer available only through participating Microsoft Dynamics resellers. Reseller prices may vary.
• Customers using SQL Server Database and on the Client Access Licensing Model need to contact their reseller to purchase additional SQL user licenses (not included in offer).
• This offer is not redeemable for cash.
• Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
• This offer is non-transferable.
• Promotion code: NA-H2-11-36.

2). Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource Management Module Offer:

Expand the capability of your Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP solution with this special offer. Effective March 1, 2011 through the end of the business day June 24, 2011 Microsoft Dynamics GP customers can receive up to a 20% discount off of Microsoft’s standard list price for the following Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource Management a la Carte module licenses.
Human Resources
Benefit Self Service Suite
Federal Magnetic Media
Human Resources – Advance
Payroll – Advanced
Payroll – United States
Payroll Connect
Payroll Direct Deposit
Position Control
PTO Manager
There’s never been a better time to build on your Microsoft Dynamics GP investment. Expanding your solution with these advanced modules is a fast and easy way to deploy a complete solution to help you:
Efficiently manage your organization and workforce.
Streamline the recruitment process.
Don’t wait—call your partner now to schedule a personalized HR and payroll assessment for your business—and take advantage of this savings offer while it lasts!
OFFER CONDITIONS
Offer available to all existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers who are on a current Enhancement Plan and have purchased their solution more than 120 days prior. Offer valid from March 1, 2011 through the end of the business day June 24, 2011 .
Offer available only in the U.S. and Canada
This offer cannot be combined with any other offer with the exception of the following: Microsoft Dynamics ERP License Model Transition (LMT) Offer, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Smartlist Builder and GP Extender Module Offer and any other offer if it is specified.
Discount does not apply to Enhancement Plan fees – standard Enhancement Plan fees apply.
Offer available only through participating Microsoft Dynamics resellers. Reseller prices may vary.
This offer is not redeemable for cash.
Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
This offer is non-transferable.
To take advantage of this offer and for additional details please talk to your Microsoft Dynamics partner. Mention Promo code: NA-H2-11-31

3). Microsoft Dynamics GP Smartlist Builder & GP Extender Module Offer:

Expand the capability of your Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP solution with this special offer. Effective March 1, 2011 through the end of the business day June 24, 2011 Microsoft Dynamics GP customers can purchase two of ourour most popular a la carte modules; Smartlist Builder & GP Extender for up to 20% off of Microsoft’s standard list price.
There’s never been a better time to build on your Microsoft Dynamics GP investment. Expanding your solution with these advanced modules is a fast and easy way to deploy a complete solution to help you:
1. SMARTLIST BUILDER -Create personalized SmartLists and Microsoft Excel Reports.
2. MICROSOFT DYNAMICS GP EXTENDER – Personalize your system without a developer’s expertise by easily creating additional windows, notes, macros, and more for storing and displaying additional information.
Don’t wait—call your partner now to schedule a personalized Business Intelligence and Reporting business needs assessment for your business—and take advantage of this savings offer while it lasts!
OFFER CONDITIONS
Offer available to all existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers who are on a current Enhancement Plan and have purchased their solution more than 120 days prior.
Offer valid from March 1, 2011 through the end of the business day June 24, 2011 .
Offer available only in the U.S. and Canada.
This offer cannot be combined with any other offer with the exception of the following: Microsoft Dynamics ERP License Model Transition (LMT) Offer, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource Management Module Offer and any other offer if it is specificed.
Discount does not apply to Enhancement Plan fees – standard Enhancement Plan fees apply.
Offer available only through participating Microsoft Dynamics resellers. Reseller prices may vary.
This offer is not redeemable for cash.
Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
This offer is non-transferable.
To take advantage of this offer and for additional details please talk to your Microsoft Dynamics partner. Mention Promo code: NA-H2-11-30 

4). Extending the Reach for Existing Microsoft Dynamics SL Customers:

OFFER EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Microsoft is excited to announce “Extend the Reach for Existing Customers” – a Microsoft Dynamics U.S. promotion for growing and medium-sized businesses that wish to take advantage of the rich functionality afforded by Microsoft Dynamics Light Users or Microsoft Dynamics Business Portal for Microsoft Dynamics SL. This offer applies to customers who purchased their Microsoft Dynamics SL solution on or before 3/31/2011 and that make qualifying purchases, as defined by the rules of the offer, before 12/22/2011.
OFFER DETAILS
Offer Period: April 1, 2011 through the end of the business day on December 22, 2011.
For all customers who purchased their Microsoft Dynamics SL solution on or before March 31, 2011.
MBL Customers (both Standard and Professional): Receive up to a 100% discount on license fees for purchases of Microsoft Business Portal User licenses. Standard customers also can receive up to a 100% discount on the $1,500 Business Portal Module.
Customers must also purchase a enhancement/support plan for all new Portal User licenses purchased based on a price of $195 per named user. As long as the customer maintains an active enhancement/support plan, their Protected List Price for calculating enhancement plan fees will be fixed at $195 per named user. At the end of the offer period, the price for new Business Portal users will revert to the then current System List Price (SLP) which at the time of this offer is $195 per named user. This will also be the basis for calculating enhancement plan fees. Please see the example below.
Through 12/22/2011 – 20 users of Business Portal with maintenance at 16%. 20*$195*.16 = $624.
Starting 12/23/2011 – 20 users of Business Portal with maintenance at 16%. 20*$195 = $3900 + 20*$195*.16 = $624. Total of $4524.
BRL Customers (both Business Essentials and Advanced Management): Receive up to a 100% discount on license fees for purchases of Microsoft Dynamics Light User licenses.
Customers must also purchase a enhancement/support plan for all new Light User licenses purchased based on a price of $195 per named user. Volume discounts are available. As long as the customer maintains an active enhancement/support plan, their Protected List Price for calculating enhancement plan fees will be fixed at $195 per named user. At the end of the offer period, the price for new Light User Licenses will revert to the System List Price (SLP) of $195 per named user which will also be the basis for calculating enhancement plan fees.
There is no limit to the number of Microsoft Business Portal or Light User licenses that can be purchased during the offer period.

If you are interested in taking advantage of any of these offers please call us today. As always we value your business and look forward to working with you.

2011 U.S. Payroll Tax Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

The April 2011 Round 5 U.S. Payroll Tax Update has released.

**Important**
-When you create your Electronic W2 filing and you have a combination of Hire Act employees and multiple companies you will need to create the Electronic W2 File separately for each company. If you create one file including all companies the Hire Act employees will not include the RO record indicating that they are a Hire Act Employee for subsequent companies. Resolved in Round 4 code Tax Update.

– The FICA/Social Security withholding changed for employees from 6.2% to 4.2% in 2011. Round 1 included the change to both the Employee and Employer portion due to Microsoft Dynamics GP calculation being based from one amount. Due to this, General Ledger posting, inquiries and reports that show FICA amounts for employers will be calculated using 4.2% for payruns that are processed with Round 1. Round 2 Tax Update includes changes to the employer portion to bring back to 6.2%. We understand the challenges you face with this: however, it was important to release with accurate employee paychecks starting January 1, 2011.

– Check Register Report – If you are finding that your Employer FICA Owed and Total Tax Liability are not correct on your Check Register reports verify that you are on Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 10.00.1701. If you are running on this version next step is to verify if you have modified the Check Register Report. If you are printing a modified Check Register you will need to either print the original canned report or delete the Modified Check Register and make your changes again.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 is Now Available

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Last Modified 4/28/2011

Posted 4/28/2011

The Dynamics GP team is proud to announce the availability of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2! Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 builds on the great foundation we shipped just under one year ago in the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 release with key themes of Enhancing Insight, Making It Easier and Extending Connections.

We’d like to thank everyone who took part in this process; from Development to Operations to CSS to Marketing to Sales. They’ve all spent a tremendous amount of time and effort taking this vision and making it a reality for our Customers and Partners.

Overall Highlights:
• Shipping on time and less than one year from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 RTM*
• Over 50 feature adds for R2
• Industry leading Business Intelligence with enhancements to SQL Reports, Word Templates, and Email
• Release of Business Analyzer that adds value to Light Users and extends the reach of ERP to everyone in the organization
– Actually, our development team was so excited about this release they got it out sooner than planned and couldn’t help but “leak” the release for download before we could catch up

Professional Services Tools Library Promotion

This powerful suite of service tools can help you change your critical data quickly and accurately! The Professional Services Tools Library provides greater flexibility with your solution, ensures data integrity, and increases the productivity and efficiency of your solution.

The entire library of Professional Services Tools offers a full range of data customization and control utilities. From April 4, 2011 until June 24th, 2011, Microsoft Dynamics GP customers will be eligible for a special purchase offer on the Professional Services Tools Library.

25% off when purchasing the entire suite of tools.

10% off when purchasing a three-pack bundle of tools.

Save money by purchasing this library at the low promotional price of $3,750 USD (standard price $5,000) rather than purchasing each tool separately. You can also select any three Tools that are most important to your business needs, and purchase them as a Three-Tool Pack for $1,800 USD (standard price $2,000).

Each of the tools are listed by series, which includes:

Finance Series Tools
Purchase Series Tools
Sales Series Tools
Payroll Series Tools
Inventory Tools
System Tools

Each tool may be purchased individually at the amount shown. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are available at no charge to customers enrolled in the Enhancement Plan. All prices are in U.S. dollars.

Effective October 1, 2008, the Professional Services Tools Library will no longer be listed on the N.A. Price List. The reason for this update is as follows: Professional Services Tools Library does not follow the traditional Microsoft Dynamics licensing model. The library of tools are created by Microsoft Dynamics Support and the sales are managed by MBS Professional Services. If you wish to order a tool from the Professional Services Tools Library, call Cheryl Irons at 866-794-1275 X301

How to Add a Custom Screen to an Existing Module in Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011

This article describes how to add a custom screen to the menu for an existing module in Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011.

More Information

Note: Before you follow the instructions in this article, make sure that you have a complete backup copy of the database that you can restore if a problem occurs.

To add a custom screen to the menu for an existing module in Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011, follow these steps:

1. Add the screen to Screen Maintenance. To do this, follow these steps:

A. In the Navigation pane, click Administration.
B. In the Administration details pane, click Screen Maintenance under Maintenance.
C. To create a new row, click New on the Actions menu.
D. In the new row, specify the following settings:

Number : Type the screen number of the new screen. If the file name of the report is 0101200.Exe, type 0101200.
Note: The first two letters or numbers in the screen name must match the first two letters or numbers for other screens in the module to which you want to add the new screen.
Name : Type the descriptive name of the screen.
Module : Type the two character module code. Press F3 to see a list of the available choices.
Type : Select the type of screen.
Menu Item : Select Yes if you want the screen to appear in the All Modules group.
E. Click Save, and then close the Screen Maintenance (98.330.00) screen.

2. Associate the new menu command together with a user group. To do this, follow these steps:

A. In the Administration details pane, click Group Maintenance under Security.
B. In the Group ID box, type the group ID that you want to modify, or type a new group ID to create a new group.
Note: Do not modify the EVERYONE group.
C. In the User ID box, select the user ID that you want to include in the group. Repeat this step for each user who you want to include.
D. Click Save, and then close the Group Maintenance (95.280.00) screen.

3. Assign permissions to the group that you created in step 2. To do this, follow these steps:

A. In the Administration details pane, click Access Rights Maintenance under Security.
B. In the Type box, select Group.
C. In the Group / User ID box, type the group ID created or modified in step 2.
D. Click to select the All Companies check box, or type a company ID in the Company ID box.
E. In the Screen/Report Number box, type the screen number. For example, type 0101200.
F. Verify that the View check box is selected.
G. Click Save, and then close the Access Rights Maintenance (95.270.00) screen.

4. Create a new item on the menu. To do this, follow these steps:

A. In the Administration details pane, click Menu Maintenance under Maintenance.
B. In the Menu for Group box, type the group ID that you used in step 2.
C. Create a navigation button to give users access to the new menu. To do this, follow these steps:

1. On the Menus tab, right-click the module group to which you want to add the report, and then click Add Copy. For example, right-click Financial.
Note: A copy of all menu commands for the Financial module group will be added to the Navigation Pane work area.
2. Remove all nodes that you do not want to keep. To do this, use the pointer device to put the focus on the node, and then press DELETE. For example, if you are adding a custom screen to the General Ledger module, you delete the Accounts Receivable node, the Bank Reconciliation node, the Cash Manager node, the Accounts Payable node, the Payroll node, and the Advanced Payroll node.
3. In the Navigation Pane work area, expand the module to which you want to add the screen.
4. Remove all nodes and all screens that you do not want to keep. To do this, use the pointer device to put the focus on the node, and then press DELETE. For example, delete the Reports node, the Input node, the Processes node, the Inquiries node, and the Setup node. In the Maintenance node, delete all the screens.
5. Right-click the Maintenance node, and then click New Link.
6. In the Name box, type the name of the new screen.
7. In the Screen ID box, type the screen number. For example, type 0101200.

D. Click Save, and then close the Menu Maintenance (98.350.00) screen.

5. Exit and then restart Microsoft Dynamics SL.
6. Log on to Microsoft Dynamics SL.

Note If the new screen does not appear after you follow these steps, log in to SQL Server Management Studio, and then run the following statement against the system database.
exec rebuildaccessdetrights