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Acumatica Payroll
Lauren Christoff

New Payroll Features:  Acumatica 2021 R1 & 2022 R2

Acumatica Summit 2021 in Las Vegas did not disappoint.  Advanced functionality, improved performance, and superior support were some of the payroll highlights our Crestwood clients are excited about. Day one, we heard from Jon Roskill, CEO at Acumatica. “We innovate our business and industry functionality at remarkable speeds, enabling us to deliver a future-proof platform … Read more

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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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Recurring Accounts Payables in Business Central
Juliet Constantino

Use Recurring General Journals to Record Monthly Payable Invoices in Business Central

Something you may not know in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: monthly payables invoices can be set up in the Recurring General Journals window. The amounts can remain fixed or variable based on your needs. They will need to be posted each month and then they will remain out there for the next month with … Read more

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Dynamics Community Summit
Lauren Christoff

Save Hundreds of $$$ – Register by July 31st

Hurry, early bird pricing ends July 31st so register today. Register Here   Get all your questions answered by Dynamics experts in every field.  Spend 3 1/2 days immersing yourself in real world training, problem solving with like-minded peers and learning from hundreds of industry experts. This Summit will be packed with over 300 informative … Read more

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Import Data using Macros
Georgia Stewart

The Free, Quick, & Easy Way to Import Data into Dynamics

I won’t keep you in suspense – MACROS!  Yes, you can use the Macros tool in Microsoft Word to record any repetitive action and save yourself time and money! Even though Microsoft offers a number of import tools for Dynamics GP including Integration Manager, Table Imports, and eConnect and there are third-party tools available to purchase, such as Scribe … Read more

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Shortcuts
Juliet Constantino

A Faster Way to Enter Payables Invoices in Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central always aims to make our lives easier. Did you know that in addition to the Purchase Invoice window, you can also enter payables invoices directly into the General Journal window? Even if the expenses need to be distributed across multiple G/L accounts, this method can be used. Another great feature … Read more

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Scribe connection failure
Jamie Montgomery

Scribe Stopped Working for Dynamics 365

Updating Scribe Insight for Dynamics 365 Regional Discovery Service Deprecation Microsoft is deprecating the WS-Trust security protocol and regional discovery service, which is used to authenticate connections in Scribe Insight.  What does this mean?  It means that when Microsoft runs this update on your D365 CE tenant your current Scribe D365 connection will not work.  … Read more

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Ransomware
Ben Borger

Again, What IS Ransomware? A History Lesson in the Midst of Another Major Industry Attack

According to the Justice Department, ransomware attacks are now elevated to the same priority level of terrorism. Dealing with cybersecurity right now is as important to the US government as dealing with global terrorism after 9/11. So what gives? JBS, a Brazil-based company responsible for 1/5 of the United States’ cattle supply, was hit by … 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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Dynamics Community Summit
Lauren Christoff

LIVE EVENT: Dynamics Community Summit 2021 – October 12-14, 2021 in Houston, TX

Dynamics Community Summit 2021 When: October 12-14, 2021 Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX Register Here   Put your computer away and come face-to-face for the first time in over a year to experience the Reunion of Magic at Dynamics Community Summit in Houston, TX this October! One of the most important events for … Read more

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Learn Power BI
Amber Tselios

But WHY Power BI?

THE most powerful tool for business insights on the market right now is a big part of Microsoft’s Power Platform: Power BI. With Power BI (which stands for “Business Insights”), you can leverage your data to easily build reports and dashboards with interactive visualizations. And, not just Dynamics data either – even Acumatica, QuickBooks, or … Read more

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Ransomware Colonial Pipeline
Ben Borger

First-Hand Evidence of the Dangers of Ransomware: The Colonial Pipeline Story

If you live on the East coast, you likely had some early pandemic flashbacks recently; stories of a gas shortage threw people into a gas-buying frenzy (indeed making that gas shortage narrative a true one). Social media was filled with photos of people in pickup trucks filling barrels with gasoline and videos of motorists physically … Read more

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Acumatica eCommerce
Amber Tselios

Meet Our Experts: Freddy the eCommerce Specialist

As we discussed in our last ecommerce blog, online shopping is bigger than ever, which means online selling is bigger than ever. Many of our customers are making the turn to digital sales, if it is applicable to their business. Online stores allow business owners to reach more potential customers, get more data and insight … Read more

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Backups in Dynamics 365 BC
Ben Borger

The Rundown on Backups in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy.  Using cloud products like Microsoft Business Central includes disaster recovery services such as backups and storage.  Here is the overview of backups and restores for Business Central. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online service uses Azure SQL Database as the underlying … Read more

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SRS codes
William Schroeder

Passing Multi-Value Parameters in SRS/SSRS Reports to Sub-reports

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (“SRS” or “SSRS”) have been around for the better part of two decades, first hitting the streets in early 2004.  Over the past 16+ years, many articles and blog posts have been written about passing multi-value parameters between reports using a combination of the JOIN and SPLIT functions.  These work … Read more

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Custom URLs in Business Central
Wendy Zumpano

A Simple Way to View Tables with a URL in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Here is a really interesting tip! A customer of ours was looking to add the Vendor Order Number field to their Posted Invoices list. After researching, we found that it potentially involved connecting a separate table. We thought a customization was in order, but then I learned about an interesting workaround – editing the URL to … Read more

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