Summit 2016: Supercharge Your Dynamics Skills

Summit 2016 is the top Dynamics user group conference for GP (GPUG) and CRM (CRMUG).  With Dynamics Convergence now retired, the Summit attendance is expected to jump from 4,100 last year to 6,000 this year.  The focus is on end user education, making this event the perfect opportunity to increase your knowledge of Dynamics GP and/or CRM.

Summit is designed to give users access to Microsoft leadership and credible peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, and to broaden attendee knowledge horizons through keynotes, product roadmaps, focused learning and networking.  The goal is for attendees to gain solutions for everyday challenges and to better plan for larger organizational goals.

Summit 2016 is set for October 11th to October 14th in Tampa, Florida.  Joesoftware is attending the event, so if you plan to be there, please let us know so that we can meet with you.  For more information or to register, please go to GPUG Summit 2016 or CRMUG Summit 2016.  We hope to see you down in sunny Tampa next month.


Marshal at MFOA in Niagara Falls ON

As a result of terrific response to our Marshal solution at the GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) last May, Joesoftware will be attending the MFOA (Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario) September 21-23rd in Niagara Falls.

Marshal is an occupational health and safety (OH&S) solution designed for integration to Microsoft environments including Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics GP, and SQL server databases.  Municipalities have a high priority on improved OH&S management and a need to better comply with regulations. Joesoftware’s Marshal is a cost effective solution that is easy to use for all personnel with OH&S management responsibilities.

With the MFOA theme for this year being “Big Data: Turning Insight Into Action”, Marshal is a highly relevant solution for the event.  We invite you to come and visit us at our booth (#9) and we can share with you some of Marshal features and more importantly, how Marshal can help you meet challenging OH&S requirements.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Don’t Rely on Canada Post: Go Forward with Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT’s)

If your company is still relying on Canada Post to make and receive payments, you should be considering a better way to handle this, especially given Canada Post’s possible strike in 2 DAYS!

Enabling EFT’s to work with Dynamics GP requires some setup, but once it’s done you will have the benefits that will make reliance on Canada Post, a quickly fading memory.

Here are a few reasons to consider setting up EFT’s and minimizing cheque usage:

  1. Reduced clearing fees resulting in lower bank charges
  2. Improved accounting processes by posting directly into Dynamics GP
  3. Set up auto-remittances for a better customer/vendor experiences
  4. Reduced administrative handling and costs
  5. And reduced cost and reliance on Canada Post!

Don’t let the strike line red-line your business.  Contact us today so that we can help you get more from Dynamics GP through highly efficient EFT usage.

Dynamics GP 2016 Release

As of May 1, 2016, the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 is now available and hosts some tremendous new features.  One of the most distinct benefits of this release is the new Web Client which has eliminated Silverlight to power the GP interface and have moved to HTML 5.  This move greatly improves the web client user experience and now allows it to operate in multi-browsers (IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge) and across most devices (iPad, Android, Windows). The other rationale for this significant shift is that cloud performance is greatly improved, which continues to clear strategy for Microsoft across all their business lines.  And for benefit of Canadian clients, it was confirmed that Canadian Azure was opened on May 10th.


Dynamics GP 2016 Whats New

Some of the feature improvements for Dynamics GP 2016 are significant and for some users, a long time coming.  Take for instance the scanning feature, which previously only allowed single pages, can now scan multiple pages. Another one specific to Canadians, is that Scotia Bank EFT format has been added as a default EFT file format. Workflow continues to be an important area of improvement with more options for condition management and reassignment notifications. The other area of significant development is with Business Intelligence (BI), as they have enabled Power BI reports to be added to home pages and as well, have made it possible to use Open Data (OData) protocol.


These are of course just a few of the highlights of the Dynamics GP 2016.  To find a more complete list, just click on the white paper What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016.


The question our clients should be considering is whether you should be upgrading to 2015, moving to 2016 now or waiting for next version of 2016 which we expect in the fall.  These are great questions and we at Joesoftware are here to help you navigate that decision, so just contact us.

Mid-Year Tax Update

Dynamics GP mid-year tax update for Canadian Payroll is now available for versions 2013 and higher. The tax tables have updates for British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.  If you have any employees paid through Dynamics GP payroll and reside in one of these provinces, you should be installing the update as soon as possible. For more information, download the full 2016 Tax Update document.

If you are a Penny user, this Dynamics GP update does not have any affect to your Penny system. Contact us if you are in need of implementing your mid-year tax update, and we will schedule it immediately.

Mid-Year Tax Update Canadian Payroll for Dynamics GP

Mid-Year Tax Update for Canadian Payroll Document by Dynamics GP