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

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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

Microsoft Dynamics GP Combined with Microsoft Office and SharePoint: A New Way to Do Business

Errol Schoenfish

We have a huge base of Microsoft Dynamics GP customers already taking advantage of the power of Dynamics GP combined with Microsoft Office and SharePoint. With the announcement that Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 are now available to business customers, it’s a great time to talk about the potential of leveraging these new releases.

People: Microsoft Excel 2010 has a number of new features that make information more visual, helping to interpret data easier to avoid overload. When connected to Dynamics GP, Excel empowers people by delivering new insight into business information making it easier to share and act.

New Excel 2010 features such as Slicers and Sparklines bring numbers to life
PowerPivot for Excel 2010 is super cool and has a huge value to Dynamics GP customers. Mash data together from Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM, and other data sources and create graphs and charts against your key business metrics in one place. This is a must do. Check it out.

Processes: Businesses are complex and so the processes a business has are equally complex. Exceptions, missing information, multiple teams and locations make it difficult to have a repeatable process that’s followed. New Workflows with Dynamics GP that leverage SharePoint help define your processes for more than just approvals, but steps in your specific business before approval is needed.

Being able to view information outside of Dynamics GP gives people a huge benefit, but being able to write data back to Dynamics GP without a full user is awesome. Using SharePoint 2010 External Lists, Dynamics GP customers can now view information, update it and have it update Dynamics GP. No development needed. No customizations. Right out of the box, built into our portal.
Ecosystem: Connections. Connections are vital and using technology to make it easier to connect and collaborate gives a business leverage, leverage to grow and compete.

In Dynamics GP 2010 you can now email professional looking Word forms to suppliers and customers, making it easier to communicate. Being able to email groups of documents from a batch or a filtered list not only helps people to connect, it helps them communicate steps in a business process. For example, you can email all orders that were shipped to customers, so they have an advanced ship notice.

These are just a few of the things you can take advantage of with Dynamics GP, Office, and SharePoint. Feel free to share your favorite features of the new release.

New Microsoft Dynamics ERP Resources Save Customers Time and Money

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 23, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) today announced new resources to help improve productivity and save Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers time and money through new interoperable Microsoft technologies. The new resources include an out-of-the-box connector between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics AX and a Data Migration Assistant for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers moving from an Oracle database to Microsoft SQL Server.

“These offerings help enable Microsoft Dynamics ERP customers to take full advantage of the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SQL Server in an easy and cost- effective way,” said Guy Weismantel, director, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Product Marketing. “By offering out-of-the-box interoperability with these Microsoft technologies, as well as Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, we’re further supporting our customers’ path to becoming dynamic businesses.”

Following the recent global launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, the new connector release facilitates out-of-the-box interoperability between either version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM — online or on-premises — and Microsoft Dynamics AX. This connection helps improve productivity by eliminating redundant data entry and provides organizationwide insight across the applications through an easy-to-use and familiar Microsoft interface. Customers can focus their efforts on the work that furthers their business objectives.

“The availability of a connector between the Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM applications allows us to focus on our key areas of expertise,” said Russell Smith, senior vice president, Edgewater Fullscope, a Microsoft Dynamics partner. “Being able to easily and affordably implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM along with or into an existing ERP implementation provides new opportunities for us to grow our business.”

Connectors between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP, as well as Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, are also available. A connector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics SL is planned for the second half of 2011. Working with their partners, customers can receive the connector software as a benefit of their enhancement plan.

Future versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, including the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release, will exclusively use Microsoft SQL Server, allowing customers to take advantage of enhanced business intelligence (BI), security, reporting and analysis capabilities, as well as interoperability with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint, all at a low total cost of ownership. To help customers make the transition and take advantage of the benefits of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft is offering a new Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server Data Migration Assistant for Microsoft Dynamics AX. The Data Migration Assistant uses an interactive wizard for each step of the process, making it quick, easy and cost-effective to use.

“The Data Migration Assistant made the process of moving our database simple and efficient,” said Franz Coester, chief information officer, Bächli Bergsport AG, the leading mountain sports retailer in Switzerland. “With Microsoft SQL Server, we have been able to accomplish our objective of a unified database environment, both for our ERP solution and for our BI solution. This will make our life much easier in the future.”

More information about the benefits of switching from an Oracle database to Microsoft SQL Server is available at http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/compare-oracle-calc.aspx.

About Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of simple to learn and use ERP and CRM solutions that work with your existing technology and scale as you grow to give you long-term value. By using software and online services that work the way people and organizations work, businesses are better able to make informed decisions and adapt to rapid change. Microsoft Dynamics helps your people be more productive and your investments in existing systems last longer, while enabling your business to derive the insights necessary to respond quickly and have a competitive edge in an ever-changing world of business.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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Convergence 2011 is here!

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This annual gathering of business professionals is where new product releases are encountered and understood, where best practices are shared and learned, and where business relationships and partnerships are forged and renewed. You’ll walk away from Convergence with knowledge and contacts that can make an impact on your bottom line over the months to come. We hopeyou join us at Convergence 2011 Atlanta.

Register here.

GL entries via Excel? You bet.

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