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Closing Financial Periods in Acumatica

Posted by Melissa Blassingame on February 17, 2017

To prevent transactions from being posted to the wrong period, it is important to remember to close financial periods during your month-end process in Acumatica.  If transactions gets posted to the wrong period, it can affect your financial reports, and that can be disastrous.  We've created a…

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Dynamics GP Web Services Not Working

Posted by Brandon Richards, Implementation Manager on February 16, 2017

Recently, we received a call from a client that their Microsoft Dynamics GP web services stopped working.  Additionally, they weren’t able to get into the Dynamics Security console either.   The Problem: When clicking “Select Applications” the message would appear in the lower left corner …

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Acumatica Version 6.0 AR Parent/Child Enhancements

Posted by Melissa Blassingame on February 13, 2017

If you already have Acumatica, you need to check these out!  If not, send us an email at and see Acumatica for yourself – it’s an amazing system.   In the latest release, Acumatica Version 6.0 there are three enhancements I am excited about. …

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Entering Microsoft Dynamics GP Registration Keys

Posted by Misty Galbreth, Support Analyst on February 13, 2017

Entering your Microsoft Dynamics GP registration keys is an easy task to accomplish, as long as you know where to go and what to do.  Sometimes your Dynamics GP Registration Keys may need updating.  For example, because you have increased your number of licensed users.  Here&rsquo…

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM Online) Portal Functionality

Posted by Christian Hurley on February 9, 2017

Create a 24/7 communication experience for your customers easily and without any development costs - the Dynamics 365 portal. Now available for Dynamics CRM online clients, you can quickly create portals for: Customers Employees Communities Partners Why create a customer portal? Everyone is doing it now days.  You visit any big…

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Dexterity Developer Tip of the Day

Posted by William Schroeder, Director of Development, IT on February 9, 2017

Which dictionary do I use if I have multiple versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP? If you are a Dexterity developer with many alternate Dynamics GP forms in your development dictionary, e.g., your development dictionary is Dynamics GP2013 RTM and the Dynamics GP client application dictionary is GP2013 SP1, which…

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How to Increase the Account Number Length in Dynamics GP

Posted by Georgia Stewart on February 8, 2017

Every year, our support team comes across this question:  How do I change the Account Number Length in Microsoft Dynamics GP? It might be that your chart of accounts no longer fits your company's reporting objectives or suites your needs.  Whatever the reason, here's a handy…

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Setting up a Custom Email Signature in Dynamics CRM 2016

Posted by Brenda Senger on February 2, 2017

We’ve been waiting for this feature.  It’s a customer request.  Microsoft finally added a way to set up your own custom email signature in the newest version of Dynamics CRM.  Yeah! Here’s step-by-step instructions: Navigate to the Options area under settings …

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Sink or Swim: Surviving Sales Tax in 2017

Posted by Jen Bieker on February 2, 2017

Businesses may feel out of their depth as states look to test the waters on tax compliance in the coming year Sales and use tax compliance can be a complex problem for many businesses. It almost feels like you need a bowie knife to cut through the regulatory red tape,…

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Dynamics SL Tip: How to Resolve Month-end Warnings

Posted by Kami Armes on January 30, 2017

Does this sound familiar?  You are about to close the period or the year in Microsoft Dynamics SL (screen 01.560.00) and you get a warning that there are unreleased batches. This message essentially says caution -- you started a batch in module xxx but never released it and the period…

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