Give Me 5+ Promotion is Back!

Effective November 1, 2016, through June 26, 2017, new customers meeting eligibility criteria can take advantage of the Give Me 5+ promotion.

Promotion eligibility only applies to new* customers who buy Microsoft Dynamics GP or Microsoft Dynamics NAV using the Perpetual Licensing Model.

This promotion only is available in the U.S. and Canada for new Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers when licensing the Starter Pack, which includes:

Discounts for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV when new customers purchase the Starter Pack include:

Also, new customers qualify for a 10 percent discount on the license SLP for additional users beyond the first five users—provided they’re included on the same initial order (no limit on additional users).

For more information or to take advantage of this offer, contact BKD Technologies.

* For the purpose of these promotions, new customers are customers who have not previously licensed any version of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics SL (Microsoft Dynamics ERP products).

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How to Decrease the Number of Report Writers in Your Company

How many of us use five or more report writers across our business systems? I know it sounds absurd, but most organizations do use that many reporting tools across their ERP system and other databases. When looking to invest in a reporting tool, how you integrate and present your data is very important. It is the backbone when it comes to making wise business decisions. In this article, I will focus on various options for consolidating multiple reporting tools to navigate your organization-specific issues in managing and analyzing your data.

To learn more, read the rest of the article here.

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How VOC & Microsoft Dynamics CRM Interact

BKD, LLP and Kent Business Solutions invite you to join us for a webinar discussing how organizations can make the most of Voice of the Customer (VOC) campaigns using Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

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How to Treat a Bad Budget Software Implementation

This article focuses on a solution for a bad budget software implementation.

We all want a successful software implementation, but information system projects typically fall short or even fail. Many software implementations can be challenging, and only a few companies today achieve highly successful software implementations on their first try. In this article, we will explore how to fix a bad budget software implementation.

Let me introduce two scenarios you could most likely find yourself in. You are either a new budgeting manager who has inherited an old budget software that is sitting around and that doesn’t help you reach your budgeting goals, or you invested in a new budget software but the implementation fell short of your expectations. What do you do? Here are three steps.

Consider what your organizations needs and ask yourself if your company is capable of experiencing and surviving the software implementation that your company has chosen. I suggest you communicate clear goals to your consultant or provider before you start any implementation. capabilities.

To continue learning more about fixing a bad budget software implementation, read the rest of the article here.

 

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Understanding the Difference Between Forecasting & Budgeting

I thought forecasting was a synonym for budgeting when I first heard the term. It’s an easy mistake to make. Some organizations apply the terms incorrectly, but budgeting is distinctly different from forecasting. Here’s an example of a professional sports organization budget.

Budgets are predictions of how a business will perform for a designated time and are ordinarily updated once per period. Budgets specifically relate to the projected performance, cash flow and results of the business, causing them to vary in detail. If there are variances between the projected budget results and actuals, it will come up with the next year’s budget. Many companies use the budget to determine performance-based compensation for employees.

Budgets are a macro-level view of projections, while forecasting is a micro-view estimate usually focused on revenue and expense line items. Budgets are updated once a period, while forecasts are typically updated at month-end or quarter-end. Forecasting isn’t used in performance-based pay for employees, as it’s meant to provide feedback on the company’s direction. Budgeting, on the other hand, is the road map for getting to a destination.

Microsoft hasn’t provided a solution for forecasting, but currently offers Forecaster with Management Reporter. Both products will continue to be supported—but not improved or enhanced. Many Microsoft customers are looking to third-party solutions for answers. BI360’s Budgeting and Forecasting module operates collaboratively, allowing your organization to access, review and share new insights into your budgeting activities and discuss and define strategic plans and related targets. In addition, during the budgeting process, the collaboration feature provides the workflow and discussion forum to drive participation and an understanding of corporate goals and objectives.

Contact Tim Sparks or your BKD advisor for more information about a budgeting and forecasting solution.

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Integrating Power BI with Dynamics GP 2016

The Dynamics GP 2016 release has brought about many changes by introducing new features and modifications. OData Services and Power BI integration are particularly interesting topics for Dynamics GP consumers interested in Business Intelligence and reporting in and off Dynamics ERP data.

Power BI is a Microsoft cloud-based business analytics service that enables you to leverage your organization’s data assets, providing insight and a live, 360-degree view of your business and pre-build Dynamics Content packs allowing a “plug-and-play” rollout for Dynamics consumers. Dynamics GP 2016 launched a new key performance indicator and chart analysis solution that interfaces directly with Office 365 accounts and Power BI-streaming service sites. Microsoft also announced changes to its roadmap for budgeting and reporting with Dynamics GP and SL products.

Watch this video to see how Power BI interacts with the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016.

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Become a Part of Something Bigger: Microsoft Dynamics Is More than Just ERP Software

In this video series, we’ve demonstrated that Microsoft Dynamics integrates well with other software, gets you up and running quickly and helps simplify your business processes. But Microsoft Dynamics isn’t just a business management solution—it’s an induction into a larger community of business owners and employees who share a common bond of finding ways to run a better business and save time for more important things in life like family or hobbies outside of work.

This installment of our whiteboard video series showcases the unique community and world-class support available to Microsoft Dynamics customers. Users have a variety of resources available when they need them, plus a network of blogs, user groups and community forums for 24/7 support. Convergence, our annual customer conference, gives you a chance to extend your business connections to thousands of Microsoft Dynamics users and learn from the experiences of the real experts—other customers.

Microsoft Dynamics helps connect you with other small and midsize businesses around the world. Businesses grow by sharing ideas and experiences, and it’s our goal to foster these connections and help our community thrive.

Want to see Microsoft Dynamics in action? Take a test-drive today or register for an upcoming webinar to learn more.

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Become a Part of Something Bigger: Microsoft Dynamics Is More than Just ERP Software

In this video series, we’ve demonstrated that Microsoft Dynamics integrates well with other software, gets you up and running quickly and helps simplify your business processes. But Microsoft Dynamics isn’t just a business management solution—it’s an induction into a larger community of business owners and employees who share a common bond of finding ways to run a better business and save time for more important things in life like family or hobbies outside of work.

This installment of our whiteboard video series showcases the unique community and world-class support available to Microsoft Dynamics customers. Users have a variety of resources available when they need them, plus a network of blogs, user groups and community forums for 24/7 support. Convergence, our annual customer conference, gives you a chance to extend your business connections to thousands of Microsoft Dynamics users and learn from the experiences of the real experts—other customers.

Microsoft Dynamics helps connect you with other small and midsize businesses around the world. Businesses grow by sharing ideas and experiences, and it’s our goal to foster these connections and help our community thrive.

Want to see Microsoft Dynamics in action? Take a test-drive today or register for an upcoming webinar to learn more.

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One of Life’s Greatest Mysteries Doesn’t Have to Be ERP Software Licensing

Rent or own? That seems to be a burning question on the minds of customers evaluating new business management software. Not all licensing is created equal, but with Microsoft Dynamics you can rest assured you’ll have options that won’t overwhelm you with complexity or confuse you with fine print.

As part of our whiteboard video series, we answer the common questions asked by people evaluating ERP software. In this installment, we’re tackling the topic, “What licensing options are available to Microsoft Dynamics customers?” Microsoft Dynamics comes with simple yet flexible licensing and packaging options so you can find the combination that works for your business.

Businesses grow and change with time and so do their needs. Start with what you need today and add what you need later—whether it’s in the cloud or on your servers. Microsoft Dynamics certified partners are available to help you make an informed decision—down to whether you should pay for your licensing upfront or through a monthly subscription.

Want to find out more about Microsoft Dynamics? Head over to our website to take a test-drive.

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One of Life’s Greatest Mysteries Doesn’t Have to Be ERP Software Licensing

Rent or own? That seems to be a burning question on the minds of customers evaluating new business management software. Not all licensing is created equal, but with Microsoft Dynamics you can rest assured you’ll have options that won’t overwhelm you with complexity or confuse you with fine print.

As part of our whiteboard video series, we answer the common questions asked by people evaluating ERP software. In this installment, we’re tackling the topic, “What licensing options are available to Microsoft Dynamics customers?” Microsoft Dynamics comes with simple yet flexible licensing and packaging options so you can find the combination that works for your business.

Businesses grow and change with time and so do their needs. Start with what you need today and add what you need later—whether it’s in the cloud or on your servers. Microsoft Dynamics certified partners are available to help you make an informed decision—down to whether you should pay for your licensing upfront or through a monthly subscription.

Want to find out more about Microsoft Dynamics? Head over to our website to take a test-drive.

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