Dynamics GP Lifecycle update
Jen Jerzak

No, Microsoft Dynamics GP is NOT Going Away

Microsoft released the updated lifecycle roadmap for Dynamics GP.  The dates show active development and support well into the future, 2028 and further, which indicates GP is here to stay.  Since the October 2019 release of GP, Microsoft follows the Modern Lifecycle policy, which offers you continuous support and servicing, including fixes, new features, and … Read more

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Dynamics GP vs Dynamics 365
Jen Jerzak

Top Ten Reasons Businesses are Switching from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central

A comparison of Dynamics GP and Dynamics 365 Business Central No cost to upgrade: Business Central is Free vs. GP $3,200 per upgrade Dynamics GP upgrades average $3,200 plus user time to verify and check features, balances, and reports; whereas, Business Central automatically upgrades your system to the current version for free. Built for remote … Read more

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Tax Time
Jen Jerzak

Simplify Tax Preparations with Deluxe Checks

Save time by ordering pre-formatted tax forms and checks for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL. Crestwood Associates has partnered with Deluxe Checks offering you a Priority Service Code on all orders of IRS-approved tax forms, checks, invoices, and more.  With this Priority code, you’ll receive special offers, discounts, and ease of ordering Dynamics related … Read more

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New features
Jen Jerzak

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2020 New Features

Microsoft has outdone themselves again with all the customer requested and new features in the latest 2020 version of Dynamics GP.  Along with all the enhancements, they have screenshots, detailed information, and user comments with each and every feature.  Below, are the links to the individual pages. Financial Enhancements Non-Employee Compensation (NEC) for 1099 form … Read more

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Acumatic 2021 R1
Jen Jerzak

What’s Coming:  Acumatica 2021 R1

Save Time with Superior Usability Acumatica continues to enhance the user interface and flexible workflows. In 2021 R1, there is new mobile image recognition capabilities, better side panels, improved notifications and dashboards. Create CRM contacts from business cards using mobile image recognition AP Document recognition inventory ID search Navigate to external URLs from generic inquiry … Read more

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Intelligent Cloud
Jen Jerzak

Using the Intelligent Cloud to Migrate Dynamics GP Data

The Intelligent Cloud is a wide term, used within the cloud services, but many of us with small- to medium-sized businesses (and ERP systems to match) wonder why or how we would use it? What is the Intelligent Cloud? First, the general idea of Intelligent Cloud is that the cloud technologies and applications that we … Read more

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Quick Acumatica Tip
Jen Jerzak

How to Create Sections in Acumatica Attributes

Attributes are pre-defined custom fields that you can easily set up and use to capture data, validate or store information for many different data entry screens in Acumatica; such as, Customers, Vendors, Inventory, Leads, Opportunities, Projects, AP, AR etc. We use quite a few attributes in our own internal Acumatica system.  However, it’s become a … Read more

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New Features in Dynamics GP 2018 R2
Jen Jerzak

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Updates

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is expanding rapidly.  Customers are quickly making the switch to this cloud-based ERP solution, especially due to the work-from-home benefits and security.  Microsoft is investing a ton of resources to make sure Business Central is the best-in-breed to meet the demands of growing businesses. Recently, Microsoft released an update, and … Read more

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Dynamics GP 2020 Update
Jen Jerzak

Microsoft Dynamics GP Summer Update

Please note:  Dynamics GP 2015 will have no more updates.  Now is the time to talk to your Crestwood Account Manager about an upgrade. Contact us today!    Round 4 US payroll tax update changes The Round 4 US tax update has been released with changes for Idaho and Connecticut.  Once installed the new date … Read more

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Drive growth in Acumatica
Jen Jerzak

How Acumatica is Forging Ahead in the ERP World

One of the biggest dangers is failing to keep up with the expectations of current and prospective customers. In 2000, the Fortune 500 top 30 featured major players of the day such as Sears, Enron, Compaq, Lucent, MCI WorldCom, and Kmart Holdings. Being great at a point in time doesn’t mean perpetual greatness. Steve Jobs … Read more

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Working from home
Jen Jerzak

Working From Home (WFH)… The New Normal

Crestwood employees have been working from home for quite some time now, but it’s an adjustment for us too.  For me, I’m not used to having kids around 24 x 7.  Therefore, that adds an interesting challenge to the day.  No matter your situation, we want to help make things easier for you. We have … Read more

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Improve your Business with Dynamics 365
Jen Jerzak

Should You Consider Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Your Business?

Microsoft has long been a leader in business solutions.  Their Dynamics solutions; such as, Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, and Dynamics CRM, have gone through many changes over the years to continue to bring you improved technology. Many customers have been wondering if their current Dynamics solution will be supported in the future as Microsoft has … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Learning Resources
Jen Jerzak

2020 – The New Year Brings Lots of Training Options for Dynamics 365 Business Central

I have noticed a ton of new videos, tutorials, documentation, and overall training materials coming out lately for Dynamics 365.  Seems that the New Year is going to be booming for Dynamics 365!  Here are a couple of recommended and free training places. Crestwood First, don’t forget, Crestwood has a YouTube channel with a playlist … Read more

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Jen Jerzak

Can the Risk of Ransomware be Eliminated with Cloud ERP?

There are many good reasons to switch your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions to the cloud: cost, convenience, versatility, security, etc. But one especially good reason is the amount and types of risk that can be mitigated with Cloud ERP. What Risks are On-Premise Systems Vulnerable to? One of the major risks that organizations face … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Invoice Modification
Jen Jerzak

Get Paid Faster by Creating the Best Invoice Possible in Dynamics 365 Business Central

You probably already know that you can email invoices directly from Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with its seamless integration with Outlook. But the integrations don’t stop there. Did you know that you can take it a step further by accepting electronic payments using Microsoft Pay or PayPal? Do you know how easy it is … Read more

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