Power BI
William Schroeder
William Schroeder

Moving from Crystal Reports and SSRS to Power BI

We have been asked by many clients about moving their existing business intelligence solutions to the modern Microsoft Power BI platform, and most of those inquiries involve some combination of Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports.  One question we are often asked in those discussions is, “how do we migrate our existing … Read more

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GP Bug Fix Black Boxes
Georgia Stewart
Georgia Stewart

Black Boxes Update (Bug Fix for Dynamics GP Report Writer)

As we mentioned in a previous blog, users printing from Report Writer (including checks!) were experiencing an error: black boxes instead of images. This problem spanned across a number of Microsoft products. (Photo credit: Justin Sutton, Dynamics GP Support Team) The Solution The fix is here! The latest update (released March 18th, 2021) includes the … Read more

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Tax Time
Jen
Jen

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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Customer Source
Mary Lenehan
Mary Lenehan

So Long, CustomerSource: What’s New for Microsoft Help Documentation

As we stroll through the tech graveyard, fondly remembering obsolete systems and tools (we hardly knew you, Skype for Business!), we notice that a fresh plot of land has been tilled, and the tombstone reads “Microsoft CustomerSource.” Here’s what happens when you click on your old CustomerSource bookmarks: Yes, that’s right – CustomerSource is now … Read more

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Bug
Georgia Stewart
Georgia Stewart

Important GP Bug Report: Black Boxes and Dynamics GP Report Writer

What Happened? Many users are reporting a problem with Microsoft Dynamics GP after the latest update: when you attempt print using Report Writer reports, black boxes instead of images appear on the reports. The following Windows updates (all from March) were affected: “KB5000808” “KB5000809” “KB5000802” “KB5000803” “KB5000812” “KB5000822” This only affects Report Writer reports (Word … Read more

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Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Employee Retention Credits: Extended and Expanded Opportunities (Webinar Recording)

This event has passed, but you can still view the recording! View the Recording   The Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) is a refundable payroll tax credit for wages paid and health coverage provided by employers whose operations were either fully or partially suspended due to a COVID-19-related governmental order, or that experienced a significant reduction … Read more

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New features
Jen
Jen

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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William Schroeder
William Schroeder

Webinar (5/5): You NEED Power Platform… and Here’s Why!

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT   If you have a computer (and I suspect you do!) you may have heard about Power Platform. Then you may have scrolled by, thinking you don’t have a use for it. But you probably do! Microsoft Power Platform is a group of products offered … Read more

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Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Processing AP Invoices Using Office 365 and Microsoft Teams (Webinar Recording)

This event has passed, but you can still view the recording! View the Recording   Come join us to learn how Microsoft Office 365 and Teams together with DynamicPoint’s Invoice Automation app, EasyAP365, can be used to automate each step in your organization’s AP Invoice process. The agenda will include: Invoice Submission OCR Review and … Read more

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Crestwood Announcements
Amber
Amber Tselios

Crestwood Associates (a Top Acumatica/Dynamics Reseller) Changes Leadership

Crestwood Associates (a leading Microsoft Dynamics and Acumatica partner) is shaking up their leadership, leaving them poised for growth. SCHAUMBURG, Ill. February 12, 2021 — Among a flurry of new hires, the top of the organizational chart of Crestwood Associates is getting a makeover, as well. Most notably, a new CRO and COO. John Gabrys … Read more

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Building your business from the ground up
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

White Paper: 19 Brilliant Ways to Promote ERP & CRM User Adoption

Getting your entire team on board when introducing new software is always a challenge.  User adoption can make or break a new system, no matter how good it is. Like ERP or CRM, no two systems are alike, so finding the best solution that will fit your business needs plus the needs of your team … Read more

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Crestwood Recap 2020
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

A Look Back at 2020 for Crestwood  

Everyone will remember the year 2020 for the pandemic, but it wasn’t all bad.  Crestwood has a lot to be thankful for in 2020.  First, we moved to a great new office in Schaumburg, IL.  Everyone is settled in and enjoying our new space. We also helped many of our clients get set up to … Read more

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Amber
Amber Tselios

Crestwood Makes Bob Scott’s VAR Stars List for a 7th Year

Crestwood Associates has again been named to Bob Scott’s list of VAR Stars for 2020, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. This is Crestwood’s seventh consecutive year appearing on the list. The VAR Stars are chosen from organizations that sell and implement various types of … Read more

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Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Sales and Use Tax Changes for 2021 [Recorded Webinar]

This event is over, but you can still watch it by clicking below! Watch the recording A must-attend event for anyone who deals with sales and use tax, from Dynamics to Acumatica! COVID-19 greatly impacted sales and use tax in 2020, from temporary relief efforts to long-term changes, including a crackdown on remote seller tax … Read more

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1099 NEC
Amber
Amber Tselios

1099-MISC and -NEC Changes: Immediate Action Steps for GP Users

As we’ve been hammering home, the IRS made changes to the ways that non-employee compensation is filed, depending on the nature of the income. It moved non-employee compensation from Box 7 on the 1099-MISC to its own form: the 1099-NEC. This would include all independent contractors, gig workers, or self-employed individuals who previously had their … Read more

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