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ABS Update |  October 2019

Contents

  • ABS Update

  • Meet the Team: Carrie Wiles

  • Blog Update

  • Webinars

  • Business Central Demos

  • ISV Spotlight

  • Summit 2019 Discount Code

ABS Update

The leaves have begun to show their fall splendor and your ABS team has been completing preparations for the BCUG/NAVUG Summit conference. We are a Platinum sponsor again this year and it's not too late to sign up and attend, so please consider it. Summit will take place in Orlando, October 15th through 18th, and you can find your team at booth #523. If you haven’t registered already, scroll to the end of this newsletter for details (and a 10 percent discount code!). Let us know if you're attending so we can ensure you have everything you need to reap maximum benefits from the conference, including an invitation to a special event we're hosting.

 

This year at Summit we're unveiling our GP2365 solution, which is a combination of software tools, extensions, and Business Central expertise designed to enable easy and stress-free migrations from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Please pass this information on to any of your colleagues that are currently running Dynamics GP.

 

For our legacy NAV customers, it is important that you start contemplating your move to Business Central. There are many aspects to consider in this decision including licensing, the method of hosting, how to handle your modifications, what version of Business Central you should upgrade to, etc. We're here and ready to assist you with expert advice on this topic so please reach out to us if you haven’t already and let’s get this planned out for your organization.


We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Carrie Wiles. Carrie is Director of Customer Care here at ABS. Carrie has a significant background in NAV and now Business Central. If you haven’t spoken with Carrie yet, she'd be delighted if you reached out to introduce yourself.


This newsletter is designed specifically for our customers, associates, and fellow NAV and Business Central travelers. If you wish to subscribe, you can do so above.

 

All the best,

 

​Chris Carrigee, PE, CPA

 

  Meet Carrie Wiles, Director of Customer Care

Carrie joined Advanced Business Systems in 2019 to manage the Support team and enhance the existing customer base experience.  Carrie holds a degree in Finance and Management Information Systems (IT for business). 

 

She has over 20 years of experience in the ERP Industry as both a partner and an end user. She began working specifically with Navision/Dynamics NAV in 2001 and has extensive knowledge implementing all areas of NAV functionality. 

 

Carrie has worked in the role of Strategic Management Planning, Sales support, Implementation Lead, Account Management, Business Analysis, and Support.  She has worked with clients in distribution, manufacturing, service and job costing/job management industries.  


Carrie lives in Buffalo, NY currently and enjoys traveling the world and participating in yoga retreats. You can reach Carrie at carrie@adv-usa.com or (716) 228-0037.

Join the Microsoft Dynamics® NAV and Business Central community in Orlando, Florida this October for BCUG/NAVUG Summit 2019! The largest annual gathering of Dynamics Business Central & NAV users, Summit is designed, led, and attended by Dynamics Business Central and NAV users, partners and other experts from around the globe.

You'll meet and learn from others who walk in your shoes, discover new ways to use Dynamics Business Central and NAV and its supporting solutions, and go home with fresh ideas that you can implement right away.

Visit www.navugsummit.com for full event details!

Use our code PRPABS (case sensitive) to receive a 10 percent discount on registration. Again, please inform us that you will be attending so we can ensure you have what you need to make this conference successful. We'll also make sure you receive an invitation to a special event we are having. Here is the registration link.

Blog Update

Our latest blog will catch you up with what’s coming in the fall release of Business Central. Here are our most recent posts to help you catch up:

 

Webinars

We are pleased to provide an ongoing series of webinars for our clients. Our upcoming webinars are full of ideas to help you save time, money, and sometimes even both! 

Get FREE Tax Services in 24 states – Find Out How

Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) has never been more important for remote sellers than it is today. With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of South Dakota (South Dakota vs. Wayfair Inc.) and giving states more authority to impose sales tax obligation on remote sellers, you may be wondering how you’ll comply with the new laws. Let us help, attend our presentation with our partner, Avalara to learn:

 

  • What SST is and how it works

  • How to decrease the cost of sales tax calculation, returns, and filing

  • How to reduce audit risk

  • How to determine if your business qualifies for SST cost savings

 

End-to-End Business Central Solutions for Manufacturing and Distribution

The manufacturing and distribution industries have many moving parts. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides a good basis for managing and connecting the different components of a business. However, many businesses will realize significant benefits by fine-tuning Business Central using add-on solutions.

 

ABS customers will be joined by Mark Hamblin of DMS/Insight Works as he highlights the end-to-end add-ons Insight Works offers. From procurement to inventory management, tracking production time to shipping, and everything in between, discover how businesses are streamlining their operations. In addition to the general overview, Mark will dive into the WMS, shipping, and time collection modules for a little deeper view.

 

 

Zetadocs Document and Expense Management Designed for Business Central and NAV

Do you spend valuable time searching for information in paper file cabinets or unstructured network folders? Are tools in place notifying managers and finance when employee expenses exceed corporate policies? 

 

In this session, we will discuss tips for how a document and expense management system can streamline everyday tasks within your organization. See how you can automate the emailing of documents such as invoices or statements and enable full document visibility by allowing quick and easy document capture, storage and retrieval. Zetadocs has increased productivity within organizations worldwide, resulting in an immediate ROI for customers running Business Central and NAV.

 

 

Top Ten Things You Should Know About Business Central

Join Chris Carrigee and George Delp of Advanced Business Systems, who have a combined 40 plus years of Microsoft Dynamics experience, as they share the top ten things you should know about Business Central. Topics include innovative capabilities, the cloud experience, the best ways to implement and more! This webinar is suitable for those both new to Business Central and those who already have some degree of familiarity.

 

Business Central Demos

If you are curious as to what Business Central looks like and how it might differ from your existing NAV installation, we have uploaded a series of quick live demo videos to our website. Some of our favorites include:

 

  • The Owner - This video is on the business manager role in reviewing the health of their business, identifying trends and opportunities, review customer history and managing the business.

  • Quote to Cash using Outlook - Using the Outlook client we will show you how to quote a customer without ever leaving Outlook.   

  • Entering a Sales Order on a Mobile Device – Entering a processing a sales order from a mobile device.

ISV Spotlight

 

Jet Global has long been one of our favorite Independent Software Vendors (ISV) providing Excel based budgeting and financial reporting tools for NAV and Business Central.  Jet has recently posted several interesting blogs we would like to share with our community:

 

 

Jet has come a long way over the years and now offers full blown data warehouse solutions in addition to their Excel based reporting and budgeting tools. If you would like to learn more about what Jet has to offer they have their own series of webinars.