Crestwood Cloud
Ben

Are You Sure that You’re Really in the Cloud? A Gray Market Cloud Horror Story

You are a savvy business owner; your business processes and ERP are backed up in the cloud. You’ve seen the statistics, heard the horror stories, and you’ve made the necessary steps to feel secure. But what does “in the cloud” really mean? How secure is your data really? Gray Market Cloud Spells Doom for One … Read more

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Electronic Funds Transfer
Juliet

How to setup EFT for payables and generate the ACH file using Dynamics 365 Business Central

Both payees and accounting professionals love electronic funds transfer (EFT), and for good reason. It drastically reduces the time required to process payments, eliminates paper, and helps avoid fraud. There are three windows that must first be set up properly to be able to use the EFT/ACH feature in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: Company … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Invoice Modification
Lauren

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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Bank Reconciliation in Dynamics 365
Juliet

Dynamics 365 Business Central:  How to Complete a Simple Bank Reconciliation

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central offers automatic methods to reconcile your bank statement; such as importing a file with your bank statement information. However, I often find clients need to reconcile things manually in their system. In this blog, I am going to review the manual method for bank account reconciliation. The Payment Reconciliation journal … Read more

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Modifying Invoices in Dynamics 365
Juliet

Modifying the Sales Invoice Format in Dynamics 365 Business Central Using Microsoft Word

Most businesses require some customization to their reports and documentation; such as invoices, sales orders, etc.  With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you don’t need a developer to help with this.  You get the options and flexibility needed using the well known interface, Microsoft Word. Modifying the Sales Invoice format: In the following example, I … Read more

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Dynamics General Ledger
Juliet

Import General Journals into Dynamics 365 Business Central with a Configuration Package

A simple configuration package can be created and used to import General Ledger Entries into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This can be very helpful and save time when importing historical balances. Here’s How To set this up, start by using the global search for “configuration package”: Create a New package and provide the following … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Personalization
Juliet

Two Great Ways to Personalize Dynamics 365 Business Central Using Dimensions

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, a dimension can be created by a user to help perform analysis on various documents. According to Microsoft, “dimensions are attributes and values that categorize entries so you can track and analyze them.” This helps organize data for sorting and analysis, without creating a bunch of separate GL accounts. … Read more

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Cash Payment in Dynamics GP
Juliet

How the “Cash” Payment Method Affects Invoices in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central functions like every double-entry accounting system: its base modules provide all you need for accounts payable and accounts receivable. One helpful tip when entering invoices is to be aware of how the payment method that you select will ultimately affect how the invoice gets processed within the system. You can … Read more

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Microsoft Dynamics Changes
Mary

New Tech Support Portal: Big Change Coming for Microsoft Dynamics Users

Life would be so boring without change, don’t you think? We know that Microsoft agrees with that! One big change is coming that we wanted to make you aware of: the new, modern portal for submitting support requests for all Dynamics products (like Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, and Dynamics 365 Business Central). Microsoft is working … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Fixed Assets
Juliet

Quickly Create and Depreciate a New Asset in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Managing fixed assets is a cornerstone of any good accounting software. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is no different. Here’s how to create and depreciate a new asset in a flash. Create a New Fixed Asset Go to Finance>Fixed Assets>New. Then enter the basic information (the fields in boxes below are required). Note: the subclass … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Portal
Lauren

How to Set Up a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Portal

What is a portal? A portal is a website you can customize for your customers, partners, or employees. It is connected to your Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment so users are able to externally: Submit and review cases or knowledge articles Create and review sales opportunities Utilize forums for discussions, questions, or suggestions Can you envision … Read more

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Quickbooks
Lauren

Another Sign That You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks? Managing the Books and Cash Flow Isn’t As Easy As It Used to Be

A QuickBooks History Lesson It wasn’t too long ago that general ledgers and other financial data were kept by hand in notebooks or in rudimentary spreadsheets on the computer. Basic accounting software like QuickBooks soon followed (much to the pleasure of accounting departments everywhere), and it remains a great entry-level tool. But it hasn’t evolved … Read more

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Dynamics 365 BC Training
Lauren

Video Series: Dynamics 365 Business Central

Over the course of seven weeks, Crestwood’s Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central experts presented a series of webinars, ranging from a high-level overview to deep dives into each individual module. What Is Dynamics 365 Business Central? Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based, all-in-one ERP solution for every department from accounting to sales. It looks … Read more

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