Seminole Case Study Image
Wendy Zumpano
Wendy Zumpano

The Pockets Behind Green Energy – Seminole Financial Services gets Recharged with Business Central

Seminole Financial Services is a pension/investment fund management firm based in Belleair Bluffs, Florida. While the name has only been around since 2009, the company itself has been operating (with most of the same investors) for over 30 years. SFS has a range of different funds, but what they’re most known for are their renewable … Read more

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Quick Tips
Kayla Radics
Kayla Radics

Adding Default Dimensions to Vendor in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central was designed with simplifying processes and saving time in mind. The ability to add “Dimensions” to anything from a customer to project to vendor is just one great feature that helps speed up your processes. Dimensions are used to filter out certain data, and track any metric you choose. Instead … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Copy Journal Entries
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

How to Copy General Journals in Business Central (2020 Wave 2 New Feature)

By popular demand, in the Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2020 Wave 2 release (v.17), General journals can now be copied after they are posted! They can easily be re-used or reversed out. Here’s how! First, search for general journal templates. Then create a new template or update an existing one. Enable the checkbox “Copy to … Read more

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Accounts Payable Strategy
Amber
Amber Tselios

How Do You Know if Your Accounts Payable Strategy is Working?

[This is a guest blog post, reposted from our good friends at Artsyl Technologies. Artsyl Technologies specializes in business process automation, and integrates seamlessly with all the ERP systems we provide. Join us for a live webinar demo and see it in action!] Often, employees are asked to set up a few performance metrics or … Read more

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Tips for Selling Virtually
Trisha LaVeck
Trisha LaVeck

Tips for Selling Virtually

You may already have been accustomed to selling virtually. However, there are many people who became instant virtual sellers when the pandemic hit. Today’s blog post is for those searching for some tips on virtual selling. Tip: Do your Research and be Prepared To start, you have to get the correct decision maker on the … Read more

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LEARN Dynamics 365 Business Central
Wendy Zumpano
Wendy Zumpano

Training and Documentation for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the newest guy on the block – but that doesn’t mean that it’s difficult to learn and use. Quite the opposite, in fact. Microsoft has outdone themselves on training and ensuring that users have everything they need at their fingertips. Any problem you may encounter has been addressed here … Read more

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video
Amber
Amber Tselios

Using Microsoft Stream for In-House Video

Video is a powerful tool, and an increasingly necessary one for businesses of all sizes. From the marketing department to the sales team, human resources to consultants, video can be used to automate processes, set yourself apart from competitors, and tell stories that would be difficult (or worse – boring) with just text. If you … Read more

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General Ledger in Acumatica
Melissa Chang
Melissa Chang

Posting Recurring General Journal Entries Excluding the $0 Lines in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Getting through your list of recurring journal entries can be rough to set up, especially if you have a lengthy list, but once you have gotten through that, all you should need to think about is posting.  If some of your recurring entries don’t need to get posted every frequency, you may run into a … Read more

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D365 BC SMTP Setup
Melissa Chang
Melissa Chang

Dynamics 365 Business Central: SMTP Setup with Azure MFA App Passwords

Setting the SMTP Email Setup in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is pretty simple, however if you have an account with Authentication requirements, then you will need to take a few extra steps for setup.  (You’ll need to able to create App Passwords via aka.ms/mfasetup) To begin, use the magnifying glass icon to search SMTP … Read more

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General Ledger in Dynamics 365 Business Central
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Purchase Order Processing and the Various General Ledger Entries in Dynamics 365 Business Central

There are two options in the Inventory Setup window that need to be considered when defining the various posting accounts in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. We will go through how these options create different GL entries during the purchase order process so you can make the selection that is best for your procedures. The … Read more

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New Features in Dynamics GP 2018 R2
Jen
Jen

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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Power BI
William Schroeder
William Schroeder

Power BI Report Server or Power BI SaaS: which is right for me?

Recently, Crestwood was asked three questions that pertain to Power BI in the cloud (the Microsoft SaaS offering) and how it compares to the on-premise (or cloud-hosted) Power BI Report Server solution.  Both solutions enable Power BI reports and visualization construction by leveraging the power of Microsoft’s Power BI services, but there are notable differences … Read more

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Prepayments in Dynamics 365
Melissa Chang
Melissa Chang

Initial Setup for Prepayment Percentage – Sales Orders in Dynamics 365 Business Central

If you require your customers to submit payment or if a vendor requires you to submit payment before shipment, you can use a prepayment. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central makes it easy to invoice with prepayment percentages. We learned that with just a bit of initial setup, you can design a very smooth processing experience. … Read more

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Default Vendor Expense
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Assign Default Expense Accounts for Vendors Using Purchasing Codes in Dynamics 365 Business Central

There is a feature in other accounting systems such as Microsoft Dynamics GP to assign a default expense/purchasing account to a vendor. This account then defaults as the debit when invoices are entered for that vendor. Good news! The same solution exists in Business Central using Recurring Purchase Lines to speed up data entry. The … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Coping Invoices
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Copy Purchase Invoices to Speed Up Data Entry in Dynamics 365 Business Central

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, when creating a new Purchase invoice, you can easily copy a previous posted or unposted invoice from any vendor. This is especially helpful if the same G/L accounts or amounts will be re-used. To create a New Purchase Invoice, enter the Vendor Name then go to the Actions>Functions and … Read more

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Default Expense Account
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

How to Define a Default Expense Account for Vendors in Dynamics 365 Business Central

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, in order to define a default G/L expense account for different vendors, the vendor will need to have a specific General Business Posting Group assigned to it. [This is the next blog in a series of tips for using Dynamics 365 Business Central. For the previous Business Central tip … Read more

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