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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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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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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Acumatica CRM
Melissa Blassingame

The Latest in Acumatica CRM 

We don’t need to tell you the importance of a good CRM system. Customer Relationship Management is a fairly new module in Acumatica, and each release comes with a set of new features. We’re going to look at the latest updates below. Business Accounts New Layout of Business Accounts Form The Details tab has been … 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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Bank Reconciliation
Kayla Radics

How to Reprint a Previously-Posted Bank Reconciliation (Business Central Quick Tip)

“Help! I’ve previously posted and printed a batch in Dynamics 365 Business Central but I need to reprint some of the reports from my bank reconciliation!” No fear! Crestwood is here. Below are the steps to reprint a previously-posted bank reconciliation. First, navigate to the top ribbon and select Cash Management > Bank Accounts. Highlight … 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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William Schroeder

How to Connect Business Central to External Systems (API Set Up)

The icing on the cake of a great ERP system lies in its customizability. APIs allow users to connect Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to external services, eliminating the need for constant back-and-forth between systems. With Dynamics 365 Business Central, users are able to connect Web Services using a point-to-point connection between their ERP and … 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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Customer Source
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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Tabri Tandy

Warehousing Levels in Business Central (a Deep Dive into the Various Location Tiers)

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, there are various tiers to the Warehouse or Distribution management. This blog post can be used to get a general understanding of the different tiers as Microsoft defines them. Something to keep in mind: “locations” in Business Central (synonymous with “warehouse” in the common vernacular) can be set up … Read more

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Bug
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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