Georgia Stewart

How to Quickly Create a Custom SmartList Using SmartList Designer in Dynamics GP

Accurate reporting is paramount to making effective decisions in any business. In Microsoft Dynamics GP, SmartLists are a fantastic tool for organizing your data exactly how you need it. In Dynamics GP, there are out-of-the-box SmartLists already loaded in your system. Those are great places to start, but when is anything ever perfect right out … Read more

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Crestwood Video Library
Lauren Christoff

Crestwood Library of Recorded Webinars

Missed a webinar? Want to watch it again? Need a refresher? Or just looking for information? Visit our library of Crestwood webinar recordings.  We have saved them all in one easy access location for you.  Here is a list of categories and featured videos all in one place for your viewing pleasure. Go to the … Read more

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Microsoft Bridge to Cloud
Amber Tselios

Bridge to the Cloud: Microsoft’s Latest Promotion for On-Premises Users

Dynamics 365 Business Central is better than Dynamics GP or Dynamics SL. You must try it out. Just as we love classic cars, vinyl records, and drive-in theatres, we love Great Plains, Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL too! But sometimes nostalgia needs to take a backseat to efficiency. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is simply … Read more

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Crestwood Case Study
Amber Tselios

A Business Central RE-Implementation (Why Choosing the Right Partner is Important)

Often our success stories highlight a customer’s journey through choosing a new ERP system (Acumatica or Dynamics 365 Business Central) and the ins and outs of their implementation with our team here at Crestwood Associates. This one will be a little different; this is a story of a company who had gone through the process … 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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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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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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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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Microsoft Power Automate
William Schroeder

Automate Repetitive Desktop Tasks With Power Automate Desktop

Good news! If you are an existing Windows 10 user, you can now download Microsoft Power Automate Desktop for free! Microsoft made this download available on March 2nd, 2021. Why Power Automate Desktop? Power Automate Desktop (formerly Microsoft Flow) will allow you to automate repetitive tasks such as mouse clicks and keyboard taps in much … Read more

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Lauren Christoff

Accelerate Your Journey to AP Automation with KwikTag (Webinar Recording)

This live event has passed, but you can still View the recording here!   In a world working everywhere, KwikTag has made your digital transformation easier than ever. KwikPayables Accelerate for Dynamics GP is a cloud-based (SaaS) accounts payable automation solution that provides a totally digital automated process from invoice capture to payment processing. KwikPayables … Read more

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Power BI
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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Wendy Zumpano

Goodbye Dynamics User Groups – Hello Dynamic Acceleration Cloud

As an old-school Great Plains accounting veteran (my father was one of the very first partners in the late 70s), I’m a fan of user groups. GPUG, DSLUG, and even the three D365UGs (if I can figure out which one is which). In particular, the discussion threads are especially helpful. I trust feedback provided in … Read more

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GP Bug Fix Black Boxes
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 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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