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Monday, October 21
 

8:00am

Optional Training: Introduction to Management Reporter
If you haven't started thinking about migrating to Microsoft Management Reporter, it's time! This course will focus on introducing and demonstrating the concepts of Management Reporter to users who are new to the product. The class will start with a brief demonstration, and then move on to an overview of building blocks and navigation. We will step through creating a trial balance and detailed income statement. Next, take the design process a step further and see how Reporting Trees add power and flexibility to your reporting process. Last, use the skills you have learned to do Side by Side Reporting. For the full class description and details, please sign into the registration system here: http://gpugsummit.com/pre-conference-training/

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: Reporting 201 in Dynamics GP - SmartList Builder and Excel Report Builder
SmartList Builder takes the highly popular, easy-to-use SmartList tool in Microsoft Dynamics GP and dramatically increases its power and range. We’ll review how you can query more data in more ways with SmartList Builder, which gives you access to all the information that you capture and enables you to create your own custom SmartLists. You’ll see how useful it is when SmartList Builder and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 work together, add to your Business Intelligence capabilities, and provide your users with valuable insight with an overview of Navigation List Builder.

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: Make Dynamics GP Sing - Become an Extender Guru
Extender works by "extending" the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics GP. It is useful for extending the application to manage additional data relative to Microsoft Dynamics GP transactions or master records. Extender allows you to add windows and forms that record the data that isn’t otherwise captured by Dynamics GP. If you have Extender Enterprise, you can also add logic to Windows and Form to perform tasks set criteria. Come see what Extender can do for you.

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: SSRS 101
This introductory class to SQL Reporting Services will familiarize you with how SQL Reporting Services can be used with Microsoft Dynamics GP. There will be an overview of the integration between SSRS and Dynamics GP as well as with the security model. Our focus will be on the core concepts involved in creating SQL reports, including creating data sources, data sets, and queries. We will also explore the functionality of filters, report layout, grouping, and parameters. Finally, we will then spend time creating custom reports for Dynamics GP in both Business Intelligence Development Studio and SQL Report Builder 3.0.

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Advanced A/R Topics in Dynamics GP
Learn how to save time and increase your effectiveness in managing Accounts Receivable. This class will cover quick tips and tricks; some reporting options you may not know exist; how to more effectively use various tools; and yes, even new functionality in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.


Monday October 21, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Advanced Management Reporter
Maximize your Microsoft Management Reporter product knowledge! Take your MR knowledge to the next level and learn to create advanced financial reports like balance sheets, statements of cash flows, and multi-company consolidations. In this deep dive session, we'll also cover spreadsheet linking, and learn about report distribution and analysis tools available in Management Reporter. This course is perfect for those who have already been using FRx or Management Reporter and want to take their Management Reporter skills to the next level. To see the full class description and details, please sign into the registration system here: http://gpugsummit.com/pre-conference-training/

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Dynamics GP Smorgasbord - Tips and Tricks for the Newer User
In this exciting course, geared to users with 3 years or less Microsoft Dynamics GP experience, review some of the underutilized areas and become generally more familiar with your back office environment. This course will visit numerous sections within the core and distribution modules, as well as newer areas like Navigation Lists and the scores of refreshable Excel files. Find out how to use & navigate Dynamics GP more efficiently and receive many valuable tips you can make use of immediately, making you even more efficient in your role!

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: SharePoint 101
Do you have SharePoint at your organization and are not sure how to use it? Are you struggling with the site you are already using? Join this class to solidify your understanding of the basics of SharePoint. We’ll explore all the basic features (document management, list management, etc.) of SharePoint through the use of hands-on lab work. To see the full class description and details, please sign into the registration system here: http://gpugsummit.com/pre-conference-training/

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA
 
Tuesday, October 22
 

8:00am

Optional Training: Advanced A/P Topics in Dynamics GP
Learn how to set up the module and enter purchase orders, enter shipment receipts and returns, and how the shipment invoicing process automatically updates the Payables Management module to pay your vendors. Basic Reporting, Inquiries and SmartLists will be covered to help you manage your purchasing to accounts payable process. Participate in the hands-on exercises for a greater understanding of the Purchase Order Processing lifecycle.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: Introduction to Forecaster
Want to do away with the pains of budgeting spreadsheets? Learn how to set up and configure Microsoft Forecaster for basic budget input in less than one day! This training will include populating budget segments, creating rollups for summarized reporting, and creating a budget input set for data entry including the flexible line, column and calculation set architecture of Forecaster. This class is perfect for those considering or beginning a Forecaster implementation. We will start from scratch with this excellent out-of-the-box application to share with you the setup steps needed to begin budgeting. To see the full class description and details, please sign into the registration system here: http://gpugsummit.com/pre-conference-training/

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: Introduction to Management Reporter (repeat)
If you haven't started thinking about migrating to Microsoft Management Reporter, it's time! This course will focus on introducing and demonstrating the concepts of Management Reporter to users who are new to the product. The class will start with a brief demonstration, and then move on to an overview of building blocks and navigation. We will step through creating a trial balance and detailed income statement. Next, take the design process a step further and see how Reporting Trees add power and flexibility to your reporting process. Last, use the skills you have learned to do Side by Side Reporting. For the full class description and details, please sign into the registration system here: http://gpugsummit.com/pre-conference-training/

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: Managing Fixed Assets in Dynamics GP
Learn how to set up the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fixed Asset module to make it work for you. Understand how to perform daily and periodic routines that ensure accuracy. Appreciate the fully-integrated nature of the module with Purchasing and Purchase Order Processing. Within the four hours we will discuss the Best Practices associated with Fixed Assets, including the importance of Asset Classes, Account Groups and the Fixed Asset Clearing Account (Purchase Posting Account). We will discuss the tricks associated with importing asset information.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: Reconcile Payroll: How It's Done!
The Microsoft Dynamics GP US Payroll module is a powerful system you can rely on to keep your company in compliance with Federal, State, and Local Agencies. After this class, you will be able to configure and use the Dynamics GP Payroll module and correct issues to maintain compliance and reporting requirements.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: Reporting 201 in Dynamics GP - SmartList Builder and Excel Report Builder (repeat)
SmartList Builder takes the highly popular, easy-to-use SmartList tool in Microsoft Dynamics GP and dramatically increases its power and range. We’ll review how you can query more data in more ways with SmartList Builder, which gives you access to all the information that you capture and enables you to create your own custom SmartLists. You’ll see how useful it is when SmartList Builder and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 work together, add to your Business Intelligence capabilities, and provide your users with valuable insight with an overview of Navigation List Builder.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: Understanding Transactions in Dynamics GP - Where Does My Information Go?
We could easily call this class, CSI: Microsoft Dynamics GP. Where and how your data moves throughout the Dynamics GP tables is quite specific.  Curious about what happens when you press that SAVE or POST button on your Dynamics GP screen? Uncover the facts of where your Dynamics GP data goes and how to get it back out. Understand how your posting and posting setups affect how and when the data moves within Dynamics GP. 

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
CC-TBA

8:00am

Optional Training: SSRS 201
Have you been using SQL Server Reporting Services but want to do more with it? With this class, you will learn additional functionality to help you take your report writing to the next level. SSRS 101 taught you what SSRS is and how to build some basic reports. This class takes that basic knowledge and helps you add to it. This course is for Microsoft Dynamics GP users who want to write more complex reports and will focus on hands-on use of the tools in a virtual environment.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Advanced Forecaster
Want to do away with the pains of budgeting spreadsheets? Learn how to design, maintain and use advanced features within Microsoft Forecaster. This training will include detailed report building concepts for line item data details, human resource data details, capital data details and revenue data details, as well as revenue detail setup and other variance reporting options. This class is perfect for those responsible for the administration of a Forecaster installation and budgeting process. To see the full class description and details, please sign into the registration system here: http://gpugsummit.com/pre-conference-training/

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Advanced Management Reporter (repeat)
Maximize your Microsoft Management Reporter product knowledge! Take your MR knowledge to the next level and learn to create advanced financial reports like balance sheets, statements of cash flows, and multi-company consolidations. In this deep dive session, we'll also cover spreadsheet linking, and learn about report distribution and analysis tools available in Management Reporter. This course is perfect for those who have already been using FRx or Management Reporter and want to take their Management Reporter skills to the next level. To see the full class description and details, please sign into the registration system here: http://gpugsummit.com/pre-conference-training/

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Best Practices for Your Month-end and Year-end Close
Would you like to bypass the typical confusion and stress by creating a smooth end of year closing plan? We'll review the process and best practices for your year-end close in Microsoft Dynamics GP, whether it’s a calendar or fiscal year-end and whether it’s June or December. Since you only complete year-end closing once a year, the processes are easily forgotten. We’ll get you primed with a full checklist of steps to follow, along with a great list of tips and tricks to help you close faster and easier.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Beyond the Basics: Financials
Financials will cover a variety of tips to enhance your use of General Ledger, Payables Management and Receivables Management. Take your Microsoft Dynamics GP knowledge of the Financial Series to the next level with this fast-paced session where you’ll see some lesser-known and under-utilized features of the financial modules.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Dynamics GP Administration Made Easy - Life Support for the GP Administrator
Checklinks, backups, and maintenance – oh my! This is a critical class for any Microsoft Dynamics GP administrator or support team member to ensure your system is set up to run smoothly, your data integrity is confirmed, and your downtime is minimized.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: HR Basics and Beyond
The Microsoft Dynamics GP HR module contains a powerful set of features and functions, which means proper setup and maintenance are essential. We'll review recruiting and requisitions, attendance and PTO tracking, benefit enrollment, HR integration with US Payroll, and using SmartLists and reminders to streamline the HR process while maximizing HR reporting functionality. The format will be process-oriented and will cover the entire hire-to-fire process with tips and tricks throughout.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Introduction to Dynamics GP Modification and Customization Tools
As a Microsoft Dynamics GP administrator or super-user, you have a variety of tools at your disposal to help your organization use Dynamics GP more effectively.  In this fast-paced class, we’ll review these common tools to make sure you know what they are, how to leverage them, and how to get a jump start in putting them to use.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

1:00pm

Optional Training: Inventory Setup, Management, and Reconciliation
This class will launch with a brief demonstration of new Inventory Control features of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, then move on to the math of how inventory is valued using each method. This is crucial to understanding how your inventory should be reconciled to the General Ledger. Next, we’ll perform stock counts and share best practices of stock counts with each other. We’ll discuss how damaged goods affect inventory and values, experiment with various options for dealing with damaged goods (including In-transit Transfers and Purchase Order Processing Returns). Then it’s time for the main event, comparing our inventory value to the values in the General Ledger. Finally, we’ll review available reporting and inquiries to help make this process easier.

Speakers

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-TBA

5:00pm

Expo Welcome Reception
Welcome to Tampa! Let's kick things off with a reception and networking opportunity in the Expo Hall. Enjoy light fare and refreshments while you visit with fellow attendees and our great sponsors and exhibitors.

Tuesday October 22, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm
CC-West Hall
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All
 
Wednesday, October 23
 

7:00am

Breakfast: Your Daily Kick-Start
Enjoy a light breakfast to start your day.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 7:00am - 8:00am
CC-Ballroom A-D

8:00am

Opening General Session with Keynote Tony Dungy
Falling in line with this year's GPUG Summit theme, this session is sure to inspire you - to elevate you - to reach new heights! We're pleased to welcome Tony Dungy - former Super Bowl-winning NFL Head Coach and New York Times best-selling author - as our keynote speaker. Coach Dungy's leadership philosophy of quiet strength, respect, and solidarity helped elevate the teams he coached to the pinnacle of success, time and time again. Be inspired as you listen to Coach Dungy share his views on the importance of goals, integrity, discipline and overcoming adversity, and walk away with ideas for putting these principles to work in your personal and professional life.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
CC-Ballroom A-D
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

10:00am

Management Reporter Crash Course: Make Building Financial Reports a Breeze in 60 Minutes
This crash course will teach you the basics of Management Reporter and also how to create key financial reports, start to finish: Trial Balance Detail & Summary, Income Statement by Company & Department.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
CC-22

10:00am

Unlock the Magic of Refreshable Excel Dashboards
Join Mark Polino, Microsoft MVP, as he teaches how to build a refreshable Excel dashboard using information in Dynamics GP. We'll even show you how to build one from scratch, live on stage!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Polino

Mark Polino

Senior Consultant, Integrated Business Group
I'm a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and a consultant with IBG in Orlando. I run the DynamicAccounting.net website dedicated to all things GP. I'm also the author/coauthor of 5 Dynamics GP books and 1 novel.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
CC-20

10:00am

You Can Do It! Build Your Own BI with SQL Report Builder
Learn how easy it is to utilize the free download from Microsoft that allows users to create maps, charts, dashboard objects, and reports against any kind of data without having to use Visual Studio. With SQL Report Builder, discover how making executive dashboards has never been easier.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
CC-21

10:00am

What are the Builders? SmartList, Excel, Navigation List and Drill Down
You may have heard of SmartList Builder and maybe even own it, but are you leveraging everything that is included in the SmartList Builder module?  This session will overview the four products that are bundled with SmartList Builder, including Excel Report Builder, Navigation List Builder, and Drill Down Builder, and when to use each to extend your Dynamics GP environment.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
CC-23

10:00am

Take Your A/P to the Next Level
Enhancements to your A/P processes are waiting for you with the standard functions in Dynamics GP. We'll explore some of the little used, yet highly valuable A/P functions that will take your A/P processing to the next level.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
CC-25

10:00am

Why Upgrade? Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Overview
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 has over new 150 features - we bet your organization will benefit! We'll review the top new features so you can identify how your organization can advance and build your business case for upgrading.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
CC-24

10:00am

Benefits and Deductions:  Tracking and Managing Enrollment and Offers
Today’s environment is requiring employers to not only measure deductions from an employee’s paycheck but also the total value of the benefits provided. Employers are now being asked to report on the number of employees receiving benefits and those not receiving benefits. During this session we will discuss what is available in Dynamics GP to track this information and how to put that information to use in your organization.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
ES-Gandy 1

10:00am

Take Stock in Inventory Management
Do you handle inventory at your organization and want to find new ways to have tighter control? Then don’t miss this session, where you’ll hear industry best practices. If you haven't heard, inventory is king, and managing it is a make or break decision for you and your company, so be ready to go with the right tools.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
ES-Skyway 2

10:00am

Maximizing SQL Server Performance with Microsoft Dynamics GP
Increase your confidence and knowledge as we explore how to maximize the performance of a SQL Server running Microsoft Dynamics GP databases. We'll also review the settings and maintenance items you should be using, along with other important things you can do to increase performance, including off-load reporting and data warehousing.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
ES-Bayside 2

10:00am

Wait! Don't Check that Box
There are 237 options in the setup of General Ledger, Account Receivables, Account Payables and Bank Rec. How do you know the right choices were made for your company? Don’t accept the defaults, come learn what to do and not do from Leslie Vail, Microsoft MVP.  You’ll walk away with a clear picture of how important setup is and what all of those checkboxes really mean!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
ES-Gandy 2

10:00am

Stay Alert with Business Alerts!
Learn how to set up and use business alerts to stay on top of the critical data points in your Microsoft Dynamics GP system.  Business Alerts can notify you and others in your organization about important metrics in real-time, including monitoring checkbook balances and knowing when a critical Item quantity is about to drop to a dangerous level. Note: a basic understanding of Microsoft Dynamics GP table structure is helpful in setting up Business Alerts.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
ES-Bayside 1

10:00am

50 Tips in 50 Minutes: Upgrading
Upgrading can be painful or painless (relatively). Every year, you are presented with an opportunity to improve your processes with upgrades.  Come and hear 50 tips on how to make these transitions smoother and cleaner so you can stay up to date with the newest functions and features.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
ES-Skyway 1

11:15am

25 Ways to Amp Up Your Dynamics GP! By Rock & Rave Group
Do you know how to get the most out of your Dynamics GP system? In this session you will learn 25 quick tips to enhance and amplify your Dynamics GP system. Presenters will include eleven Rock-n-Rave hosts who just happen to be industry and solution experts! No snoozing allowed - get ready for this fast paced and full of energy session – you will not want to miss it! Bonus - You’ll also be entered to win a tablet and amplifier at the end of our presentation. Get ready to amp it up!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
CC-36
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Accounts Reconciliation Best Practice via Automation by Adra Match
When Finance professionals have so many sophisticated tools available to them – such as their GP System – it remains an odd fact that most of the vital account reconciliations are performed with a mix of home-grown, largely excel based templates. A growing number of organizations are deploying the new breed of systems designed specifically to automate, streamline and strengthen reconciliations. The results are startling – savings in deployed staff time are achieved very quickly alongside operational benefits to cash-flows and month end governance. Our session explores these new systems using case studies from our extensive client base.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
ES-Skyway 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Are You Getting the Financial Intelligence Needed to Run Your Business? Don’t Compromise, Consider deFacto.
deFacto Performance Management is Microsoft Dynamics’ ONLY ‘no compromise financial Intelligence’ tool. We’ve taken all of the budgeting, forecasting, consolidation, analysis and reporting capabilities mid-to-large sized Dynamics customers need and put them into a single, enterprise-quality yet affordable product. deFacto offers a 100% native Excel interface and pre-built capabilities including budgeting and reporting, financial models, a data warehouse and Dynamics ETL connectors. Microsoft, our customers, partners, and MVPs all recommend deFacto. Even DynamicsWorld named us as the only Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tool to the Dynamics Top 50 Add-Ons. 


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
CC-21
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Best Practices for Managing Documents and Workflow Automation by Metafile
Companies today are benefitting from document management. To maintain a competitive advantage, organizations need to work as efficiently as possible. Document management systems can integrate tightly with Microsoft Dynamics solutions to allow enterprise-wide visibility and fluidity. Implementing a Document Management Solution can reduce operating costs, while increasing cash flow and productivity. Participants will learn about Document Management – realizing ROI, Capture Options – Paper vs. Electronic, Data Extraction Techniques – streamlining data entry, Workflow – effects on company-wide productivity and management, Reporting – high-level visibility for key decision makers, System Integration – seamless communication between existing systems, and Document Retention – adhering to defined policies for compliance.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
CC-25
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

BOOST the POWER of Your Microsoft Dynamics GP System with U-LINC® Workflow and Notifications Anytime, Anywhere!
Do you wish you had real-time awareness of important information in your business, such as significant customer activities, changes to vendor records, activities that could result in fraud? Do you wish it were possible to easily automate your specific business processes within Microsoft Dynamics® GP so they are followed correctly – every time? U-LINC makes your wishes come true. Do more to reduce risk, avoid fraudulent transactions, maintain compliance, and provide better customer service. Add U-LINC to your Dynamics GP system to BOOST its power, provide real-time insight and accountability into your business processes, and leverage your existing Dynamics investment.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
ES-Bayside 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Go Paperless with doc-link – The Key to Enterprise Efficiency!
Unlock ways for your company to work smarter by going paperless with doc-link Integrated Document Management for Microsoft Dynamics. Attend our session and learn how this scalable and configurable solution increases efficiencies in any department and any process by seamlessly integrating to your current ERP solution. PLUS! Get an opportunity to hear from fellow Dynamics customers who have benefited from doc-link.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
ES-Gandy 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Improve your Financial Reporting and Forecasting process, knowledge and use of Microsoft FRx and SO MUCH MORE (really)!
Microsoft has excellent user-friendly and cost-effective solutions for Corporate Performance Management (CPM), including Microsoft FRx and Microsoft Management Reporter for Reporting, and Microsoft Forecaster for budgeting/planning. Come learn about and see these products in action while asking the experts questions on how to best implement these tools within your organization.   

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
CC-22
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Integrated Ecommerce Engine for Microsoft Dynamics GP by i95Dev
Did you know that you could sell online using Microsoft Dynamics GP? Come find out how our integrated ecommerce engine can help you sell online through multiple channels such as Web, Mobile, Social Media, and Third party marketplaces including eBay/Amazon using your current Microsoft Dynamics GP. Join us for this session to see this solution in action and learn how it can help you gain more business and improve your buyers’ experiences.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
ES-Bayside 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Is Your Customer Service Still Stuck in the 1980’s? Learn How to Enhance Your Software to Serve 24/7 by Website Pipeline
Wholesale Distributors and manufacturers have customer service staff that are constantly keying in orders, answering questions, and processing requests from customers via phone, fax, and email all day long. What if a large portion of those transactions and requests could be automated, allowing your customers to self-service in regards to placing orders, researching products, tracking shipments, RMA requests, viewing and paying invoices, and much more? We invite you to join us during this session to learn how customer service automation can make your company more efficient and improve your customer’s experience.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
ES-Gandy 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Making Microsoft Dynamics GP Work Simpler & Easier by Rockton Software
Are you getting the most out of your Microsoft Dynamics GP? Do you have deadbeats hogging your Microsoft Dynamics GP licenses? Did you know you can reduce your transaction lookup speed in Microsoft Dynamics GP from 17 seconds to 2 seconds? Do you want to track data changes in Microsoft Dynamics GP, including at the SQL level? Are your pricing updates ugly?  Do you want access to any report, any time, any where, on any device? If you answered YES or NO to any of these questions, then don’t miss out on this session!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
CC-24
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Managing Multiple Checkbooks Made Easy with Mekorma MICR and Multi-Batch Print & Post
Mekorma, creators of Mekorma MICR - the most popular payment processing add-on for Microsoft Dynamics GP – will host an informative webinar to show you the newest productivity and security features that have been added to Mekorma MICR as well as show you Multi-Batch Print & Post. If you have multiple checkbooks or companies, Multi-Batch Print & Post can cut your check printing time by 75% or more.
In addition, since 2010 Mekorma MICR has added several new features, including: Secure Approval Workflow (available for GP 2010 or later), User-based Signatures, Encrypted Signature Storage, Check Image Archive, Automatic Check Copy PDFs, Print Sales Information on Refund checks, Create Audit Log of Check Approvers. Ora Goldman, founder of Mekorma, will show you the new tools and answer any questions you have about payment processing in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
CC-23
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Pushing Your Supply Chain Costs Downstream by Data Masons
Do you know why customers require EDI as a condition to doing business with them? They have the ability to push supply chain costs down to you. In this session, you will learn how Vantage Point EDI enables you to push costs back down through your supply chain by transacting electronically with Suppliers, Carriers and Public Warehouses. Also hear a customer’s perspective on how they successfully implemented our cost-effective integrated EDI solution for Dynamics GP.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
ES-Skyway 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:15am

Security Audit Compliance Solutions – Make Your Audits Easier by Fastpath, Inc
Do you know where your risks are in Microsoft Dynamics GP? How do you know who can print checks? Who has your ‘sa’ password? How do you monitor changes to critical data? Featuring segregation of duties analysis tools, audit trails and our innovative link between Microsoft Dynamics GP security and Active Directory, learn how Fastpath can make your annual visits from the auditor much easier.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
CC-20

12:00pm

Lunch and Expo
Use this opportunity to network with fellow attendees over lunch, and then visit the Expo to learn about the valuable solutions and services available from our sponsors and exhibitors.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
CC-West Hall
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

2:00pm

Excel Report Builder - Your Miracle Tool
In this session, we'll dig into Excel Report Builder and build reports from scratch – step by step. Discover how to use "sexy" formatting in Excel without breaking your data connections, and deliver everything SmartList Builder does but without a Microsoft Dynamics GP license.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CC-20

2:00pm

The ABCs of BI for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Are you at a loss on how to get started with Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics GP? Don't worry, you're not alone. Whether you have heard of BI, you're ready to start but not sure how, or just getting your hands dirty, this session is for you. Leave this session with ideas of what KPIs to start with in your own quest for BI.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CC-21

2:00pm

Transitioning from Microsoft FRx to Management Reporter
Are you ready to move from Microsoft FRx to Management Reporter? Not sure where to start? Learn how to leverage the migration wizard included with Management Reporter to migrate your FRx building blocks. We’ll discuss what you need to do to prepare and we’ll also reveal how Microsoft FRx features have been enhanced in Management Reporter.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CC-22

2:00pm

Leveraging SmartList Builder for Your Accounts Payable
Discover how to build SmartLists - specifically for your Accounts Payable function!. We'll cover how Purchasing and Purchase Order tables link to create comprehensive and insightful SmartLists, and we'll review useful SmartLists for Payables that can be immediately beneficial in your organization.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CC-23

2:00pm

Ask the Experts: Financial Modules
Come and hear about the victories and defeats of users who have learned along the way the best way to manage their financial modules. This open forum is where you can ask questions and walk out with answers from folks who have been there and done that!


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CC-25
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

2:00pm

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client: Overview
With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, a new option for accessing the system is available through the web. This session provides an overview of the web client including how it works, options to deploy, and important factors to consider when thinking about implementing.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CC-24

2:00pm

What’s All the Buzz About HR?
Have you heard the buzz around Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resources?! Yes, it is included with GP2013! Come and see what it’s all about! We will give you an overview of the entire product, highlighting the most commonly used areas, including hiring an applicant to termination of employment. We will also give you suggestions of how to enhance the system to meet the demands of the Human Resources department in your organization.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ES-Gandy 1

2:00pm

Field Service – Want Better Control on Your Outside Staff?
In today’s mobile market, managing field services has become increasingly easier. Attend this session and learn about the Field Service modules and what they offer you and your field staff. You’ll walk away with an understanding on how you can get up-to-minute activities, which only improves your accounts receivables.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ES-Skyway 2

2:00pm

'Fun' with Microsoft Dynamics GP Administration Tools
Microsoft Dynamics GP administration can be a challenge. Microsoft MVP Mariano Gomez will walk through some of the tools he uses to help customers, partners, and consultants facilitate the daily application administrative tasks. In particular, he will zoom in on the Support Debugging Tool, demonstrating some of the advanced capabilities that have made this a customer favorite. Come learn about the Advanced Debugger Mode, enabling SQL Server traces, and some of the programmability aspects of the Support Debugging Tool through practical, hands-on examples - while having fun doing so!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ES-Bayside 2

2:00pm

Dynamics Idol - Customers Share Their Favorite Tips!
Come to this fast-paced session where fellow GPUG members compete for your votes for the favorite tip, trick, or shortcut they have learned through the years. Topics may cover anything within the Financials, Reporting, and Distribution modules of Microsoft Dynamics GP. At the end of the session attendees will vote for their favorite NEW tip and the contestants will receive prizes for their award winning presentations and participation.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ES-Gandy 2

2:00pm

Discover a New World with Microsoft SharePoint
Everyone is talking about Microsoft SharePoint, but what can it really do for you? This session will discuss and show some real world examples of how SharePoint can be used. Collaboration? Right here! Dashboards? Unlimited! Come armed with your questions and ideas because you already own it! Let's start using it!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ES-Bayside 1

2:00pm

Upgrades: What's In It for Finance?
As a member of the finance team, should you care about upgrading? Well yes of course! In this session we will take a look at the upgrade from a finance perspective: why go through it and what benefits you should expect.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ES-Skyway 1

2:00pm

Expo Open (By Appointment Only)
These are bonus Expo Hall hours, available by appointment only. If you have specific exhibitors you’d like to meet with, please schedule an appointment during these hours to meet one-on-one with them in the Expo Hall. Note that some exhibitors may not be available, as breakout sessions are also happening at this time.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CC-West Hall
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

3:30pm

All in One: Creating Consolidated Financial Statements
Join us to learn how to design those tricky consolidated financial statements - across companies with the same chart of accounts and periods, different chart of accounts and periods, from different Microsoft Dynamics ERPs, and with data outside of Microsoft Dynamics - and how to include columns for your eliminations.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-22

3:30pm

Create Invoices and Other Form-style Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
This session will demonstrate how you can take SQL Server Reporting Services to the next level and utilize more advanced functionality to create form-based reports for Microsoft Dynamics GP. We'll uncover how to incorporate Dynamics GP data and Extender data into reports. Don't pound your head with Report Writer and Word Templates! Use the power of SSRS to create robust reports for your customers and vendors.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-21

3:30pm

SmartList Builder 101
Discover how every Microsoft Dynamics GP user can build SmartList reports on any data to do their job better. Go beyond simple look ups and reminders – learn how to tailor them to your specific needs and discover a new world!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-23

3:30pm

Impactful Leadership Through Understanding Influencing Styles
What separates the most effective communicators from their less successful counterparts? The ability to influence others. Influence is the art of getting others to take your lead and adopt an idea, practice or action that you believe is best for them. Effective influencing is about adjusting your influencing style to the preferred style of others. Join this workshop to become more aware of your influencing style, and learn about 10 positive influencing tactics that will help you be a more effective communicator and leader.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-09
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

3:30pm

Keeping Your Customer's Data Safe
As IT functions continue their march toward service-oriented delivery models, the responsibility for data protection is becoming blurred. As evident from recent news stories, there are clear financial and reputational impacts when data is compromised or stolen. Industry and regulatory standards, such as HIPAA and PCI DSS, seek to force service organizations to protect customer data. But, to be successful with protecting the customer data entrusted to your organization, you must go further and integrate a holistic approach into your organization. Join us to understand the current issues, risks, and approaches in this rapidly evolving field.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-30B
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

3:30pm

Multicurrency Mysteries!
When not working correctly, Multicurrency is a behind the scenes module that can cause confusion and havoc; when it's working, Multicurrency can be an accountant's best friend. Come listen to tips, tricks & traps to help make your global reporting more reliable and your new best friend.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-25

3:30pm

Better Reporting with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013
Overwhelmed by the number of reporting options available or just feel like you are not taking full advantage of the tools you use? This session will provide an overview of the reporting tools available for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 as well as showcase how to make the most of the reporting tools you use.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-24

3:30pm

Hiring a GREAT Microsoft Dynamics GP Employee
Have you ever hired an “experienced” Microsoft Dynamics GP employee, only to find out they really didn’t know much about Dynamics GP? Or accounting for that matter? How would you like to hire someone and KNOW you are getting an experienced employee with Dynamics GP skills and expertise? Come to this session to find out best practices for finding and hiring the right employees. We will provide you with tools, resources, and guidance to help you build your knowledgeable, experienced Dynamics GP team!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Gandy 1

3:30pm

Manufacturing Inside View of Cost Accounting
Keeping track of the dollars and how they move through the software while parts are moving through the shop is a detailed experience. Not only the costs of parts but the cost of labor and the overhead of running the shop can and often are absorbed into the cost of creating new items for sale. And then Variances occur! MS Dynamics GP does an excellent job of tracking manufacturing costs, if it is set up properly. In this session, we will introduce you to the concepts used in GP manufacturing for cost management and show you a bit on how to determine the reasons for those variances.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Skyway 2

3:30pm

Dynamics GP Administration: The Ins and Outs of Your Role
Do you know the key items you should to be an effective Microsoft Dynamics GP Administrator? Gain confidence and insight as we review what to do as a Dynamics GP Administrator and when to do it. In addition, we will cover what not to do as the Microsoft Dynamics GP Administrator and why. Come and learn how to succeed in your role.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Bayside 2

3:30pm

Microsoft Dynamics GP Module and Pricing Review
Are you sure you know what you already own? Do you know how to look up your account? Do you know how to go to Microsoft Dynamics GP when you are ready? Do you know all of the modules available with Microsoft Dynamics GP? If you said no to any of these questions, this is the session for you!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Gandy 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

3:30pm

Life with ISVs - How to Make it a Marriage Made in Heaven
A typical user has 5 ISV solutions incorporated within your Dynamics GP solution. Attend this hour and you'll walk away learning about how to select, maintain, and grow with your ISVs.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Bayside 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

3:30pm

50 Tips in 50 Minutes: Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft MVP Mark Polino delivers a fast, fun and all new version of 50 Tips for Microsoft Dynamics GP in 50 Minutes. Often just one tip is enough to make the entire conference worthwhile - don't miss out!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Polino

Mark Polino

Senior Consultant, Integrated Business Group
I'm a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and a consultant with IBG in Orlando. I run the DynamicAccounting.net website dedicated to all things GP. I'm also the author/coauthor of 5 Dynamics GP books and 1 novel.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-20

3:30pm

Ask the Experts: Upgrade Best Practices
Upgrades can be fun and easy, especially when you can learn from others!  Join your GP peers in an interactive discussion about best practices when approaching an upgrade. Share your top tips and compare notes with people just like you to improve your upgrade project. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pugh

Jennifer Pugh

Director of Finance & Controller, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Skyway 1

5:00pm

Networking Huddles
Networking Huddles are an invaluable opportunity to find and have candid discussion with peers in the Dynamics GP community who share common interests. You'll be able to choose from the following topics - come in, sit down, and start chatting:

Industries: Education, Enterprise & International Installations, Healthcare, Hospitality/Restaurant, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Public Sector

Roles: Analyst/Project Managers, AP Professionals, AR Professionals, Business Analysts, CFO / Controllers, Cost Accountants, Developers, Human Resources, Internal Auditors, Inventory Management, IT Professionals, Operations/Warehouse, Payroll, Project Managers, Shipping / Transportation, Sys Admin

Topics: Analysis Cubes, BI (Business Intelligence), Budgeting, Business Portal, Canadian Payroll, Collections Management, CRM, Disaster Recovery, Document Management / Workflow, E-Commerce, Excel - PowerPivot, Expense Reporting, Extender, Field Service, Forecaster, GP in the Cloud, Job Cost, Management Reporter, Multi-Currency, Pricing /What Modules Do I Own, Professional Services Tool Library, Project Accounting (software), Recently Implemented, Security, SharePoint, SmartList Builder, SSRS, Tax Management, Tools & Integration, Transitioning from FRx, Upgrading, Workflows

Speakers
avatar for Kim Peterson

Kim Peterson

Director, GPUG
GPUG Members! | Kim Peterson has over 33 years’ experience in building and supporting the Microsoft Dynamics GP community by working with Microsoft, Partners and Customers. For the first 21 years of her career she was employed by Great Plains Software and then Microsoft Dynamics after the acquisition of Great Plains Software by Microsoft in 2001. During her tenure at Microsoft and Great Plains Software, Kim held roles covering different... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CC-Ballroom C-D
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

6:00pm

Expo Reception
Enjoy light fare and refreshments in the Expo Hall while you visit with fellow attendees and our great sponsors and exhibitors.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CC-West Hall
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All
 
Thursday, October 24
 

7:00am

Breakfast: Your Daily Kick-Start
Enjoy a light breakfast to start your day.

Thursday October 24, 2013 7:00am - 8:00am
CC-Ballroom C-D

8:00am

General Session - The Future of Microsoft Dynamics GP: 'GP Next'
Be one of the first to see the next wave of the new product release, GP Next! GP Next will include features all existing customers will love, and will have new innovative functionality. We also will showcase what is coming in the next feature pack, so don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology in the Dynamics GP world.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
CC-Ballroom C-D
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Compliance Conundrum: Managing Complexities of Tax and Payment Compliance by ADP
The complexity of the employment-related tax and payment compliance landscape is increasing rapidly, often making it difficult for companies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and avoid penalties relating to non-compliance. In 2012, there were more than 17,000 tax rule changes across more than 10,000 tax jurisdiction types. With shrinking compliance budgets and shorter time frames to comply with regulations, an efficient compliance management solution is essential. This session will provide an overview of the current employment-related tax and payment compliance environment, including a demonstration of a streamlined compliance management approach with Microsoft Dynamics GP software integration. The session will also highlight research on strategies for helping companies manage employment-related tax and payment compliance activities.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
ES-Gandy 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Enterprise Security for Microsoft Dynamics GP by Fastpath, Inc.
Wish your Windows login and password worked for Microsoft Dynamics GP? Want to eliminate the use of ‘sa’? Want to prevent users from being locked out? Want to automatically log-off idle users? With Fastpath Config AD, Microsoft Dynamics GP customers can do just that. This session will describe how solutions from Fastpath can make security better, easier and increase the end user experience for ANY Microsoft Dynamics GP customer.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
CC-20
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Fast Benefits from Infinia Integrator: Copy-Paste-Import from Excel to Microsoft Dynamics GP
Save valuable time, reduce costly errors and increase your efficiency by using the power of the Infinia Integrator, an add-on solution for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Designed for accounting teams who rely on Microsoft Excel, the Infinia Integrator is the fastest and easiest way to go from Excel to GP. There are no complex integrations to define or maintain, no mapping, just an easy and simple Copy-Paste-Import and your Excel data is immediately ready for importing into Dynamics GP GL, AP, AR and Payroll. Join this session to see the newest version of Infinia Integrator and latest enhancements!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
ES-Skyway 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Go Paperless, Go Mobile, Go Easy with Ariett Purchasing & Expense Cloud Applications on Windows Azure
Move to Ariett’s Requisition & Purchasing Applications on the Windows Azure Platform and Save IT resources, Go Paperless with a new, easy to use document automation services and benefit from the seamless integration to Dynamics GP.  See Ariett’s responsive mobile application design that is ready for your smart phone, your tablet and your laptop. Learn about next generation document automation n the Cloud and how easy it is to view Contracts, Receipts, and AP Invoices from within your Dynamics GP Financial System. www.ariett.com

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
CC-36
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Lessons Learned & Practical Steps for Moving Dynamics to the Cloud by using Concerto
Join Greg Pierce, VP of Tribridge Concerto Cloud Services, who is considered one of the foremost experts on cloud computing trends, systems integration and deployment strategies as he moderates a panel of current cloud customers and discusses their experiences leading their organizations through the transition of moving their Dynamics solutions to the cloud. http://www.concertocloud.com/

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
ES-Bayside 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Making Dynamics GP your Super ERP By eOne
There are many ERP’s out there, but Dynamics GP is hands-down the most flexible. With the help of a few outside solutions, Dynamics GP can truly become a super ERP. Join eOne as they walk through their smart, configurable solutions SmartConnect, Extender, and SmartView which provide you with a way to really make Dynamics GP work for you. You’ll learn about the best solution for your integration & automation needs, what to use when Dynamics GP is not able to track what you need and how to make SmartList work for you. With 18,000 customers using eOne solutions globally, eOne makes Dynamics GP a super ERP, every single day.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
CC-23
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Making Microsoft Dynamics GP Work Simpler & Easier by Rockton Software (Repeat)
Are you getting the most out of your Microsoft Dynamics GP? Do you have deadbeats hogging your Microsoft Dynamics GP licenses? Did you know you can reduce your transaction lookup speed in Microsoft Dynamics GP from 17 seconds to 2 seconds? Do you want to track data changes in Microsoft Dynamics GP, including at the SQL level? Are your pricing updates ugly?  Do you want access to any report, any time, any where, on any device? If you answered YES or NO to any of these questions, then don’t miss out on this session!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
CC-24
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Managing Multiple Checkbooks Made Easy with Mekorma MICR and Multi-Batch Print & Post (REPEAT)
Mekorma, creators of Mekorma MICR - the most popular payment processing add-on for Microsoft Dynamics GP – will host an informative webinar to show you the newest productivity and security features that have been added to Mekorma MICR as well as show you Multi-Batch Print & Post. If you have multiple checkbooks or companies, Multi-Batch Print & Post can cut your check printing time by 75% or more.
In addition, since 2010 Mekorma MICR has added several new features, including: Secure Approval Workflow (available for GP 2010 or later), User-based Signatures, Encrypted Signature Storage, Check Image Archive, Automatic Check Copy PDFs, Print Sales Information on Refund checks, Create Audit Log of Check Approvers. Ora Goldman, founder of Mekorma, will show you the new tools and answer any questions you have about payment processing in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
ES-Gandy 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Pitch the Paper Clips and move to Paperless ERP by Metafile
Metafile invites you to go beyond the electronic file cabinet and experience the amazing efficiencies of Paperless ERP from MetaViewer. MetaViewer gives you paperless invoice and order capture with OCR, automated workflow, real-time visibility and full Microsoft Dynamics integration. In Paperless ERP, nothing compares to MetaViewer. MetaViewer can: Eliminate manual data entry by implementing paper and electronic invoice capture, utilize web-based workflow, offer real-time visibility to the entire AP process, retrieve associated documents without leaving your Microsoft Dynamics solution, provide vendor self-service with the MetaViewer Vendor Portal and easily expand to AR, HR, and payroll to achieve complete Paperless ERP.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
CC-25
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Real Time Excel Reporting & Analytics for Dynamics GP by BizNet
BizNet’s Excel Suite is the most innovative and intuitive reporting solution on the market, creating a user-friendly, drag & drop environment with real time connectivity to your GP data.  Spend more time analyzing vs. aggregating your information with our 3-step “Connect, Analyze, and Take Action” approach.  BizNet provides a pre-built integration to Dynamics GP allowing users to build their reports within minutes.   In this session, we’ll discuss the various methods of producing Dynamics GP reports within Microsoft Excel and best practices for converting your spreadsheets & FRx reports to interactive BizNet reports.  Join us for this valuable session and learn why over 15,000 users, 200 VARS, 10 software publishers, and leading industry analysts recommend BizNet as the top FRx replacement and reporting solution.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
CC-21
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Reporting & Analytics- Unlock the Power of Your GP Data by Armanino LLP
Armanino leveraged our experience as a Gold Certified Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner to create Dynamic Insights (SM), a reporting and analytics all-in-one solution created specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP users. You’ll hear case studies of ROI achieved by your peers and see the affordable tool in action: Recognize the speed to value an advanced logical data mart can bring within just one week. Explore the myriad of powerful reporting, budgeting and forecasting tools Dynamic InsightsSM provides


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
ES-Bayside 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

Revolutionize Your Reporting and Budgeting for Microsoft Dynamics GP with BI360
Build your Dynamics GP reports in BI360, the leading Excel report writer for Dynamics GP. Run reports through Excel or Web browser (including mobile). Attend and you'll see: how to create web-based dashboards, the first ever automated narrative reports for Dynamic GP (yes, it’s more exciting than numbers!). See how BI360 completely automates your budgeting and forecasting processes, and don’t settle for text comments on reports. See how BI360 gives you full Social Collaboration to drive performance and results.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
CC-22
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:30am

What is More Cost Effective - ERP in the Cloud or Premise? GoIWx
One of the top questions asked is will moving to the cloud be more cost effective than operating the software on the local company servers. Almost every time the question is asked, the return answer is do you know what your IT costs are per user per month? In this session you will be introduced to a Dynamics GP Cloud hosting expert who has been hosting since 1999. You will learn which cost categories will be used to do the comparison, plus the importance of comparing apples to apples when do the comparison of costs between ERP in the cloud or at the premise. During the session, a live comparison will be calculated using real world data so you can learn what option is most cost effective.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
ES-Skyway 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

10:15am

Expo
Take advantage of this final opportunity to browse some of the top solutions available through the Dynamics Partner community.

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
CC-West Hall
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Regional Chapter Networking Lunch
During Thursday's lunch, find your state table and meet other members within the neighborhood. If you have a regional chapter in your state, discuss what you'd like to do together in 2014. If you do not, talk about starting one together!

Thursday October 24, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
CC-Ballroom C-D
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:15pm

Experience the Power of Excel Refreshable Reports & the Excel Report Builder
In this How2 session, learn easy steps to leverage the Excel Refreshable Reports within Dynamics GP and take back an 'easy win' to your colleagues! Additionally, we'll discuss the high points around the accompanying Excel Report Builder so you can supplement these out-of-the-box reports. Utilizing these tools can help non-GP users in your office access the same real-time data as those who log in to Dynamics GP each day.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
CC-20

1:15pm

How is Everyone Else Setting up HR, Capital, and Revenue Detail in Forecaster?
Build upon your fundamental Forecaster knowledge! Don't miss this unique opportunity to see intermediate design techniques you may be able to leverage for your reporting and forecasting - we'll cover budget setup for US Payroll, Capital, and Revenue Detail Input.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
CC-22

1:15pm

Word Up! Learn How to Set Up and Use Word Templates and Email in Microsoft Dynamics GP
If you're on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 or above and are not getting the most out of this new functionality, you need to attend this session. Get the hot tips on setting up and customizing Word templates, and leveraging your templates in email to communicate with your customers and vendors more effectively. 

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
CC-21

1:15pm

Did You Know… You Probably Own Navigation List Builder?!
If you own the builders, then you own Navigation List Builders - so start leveraging it today! Learn directly from a fellow GP user why you should use this fantastic tool, tips and tricks he's learned along the way, and best practices so you get off to a great start. Easier navigation and a higher ROI is yours to be had!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
CC-23

1:15pm

Compliance and Dynamics GP - What You Need to Know Before the Auditors Ask
Don't be caught off-guard when your auditors show up and start asking internal control questions you can't answer. In this roundtable session, listen, learn, and share your experiences around managing your internal control system with Microsoft Dynamics GP and what to be prepared for BEFORE the auditors show up. There are always tips to learn from others in the compliance area and this session traditionally has lively dialogue, so don't miss this opportunity to prepare for your next audit.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
CC-25

1:15pm

What's New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013: Financials
If you use any of the modules in the Dynamics GP Financial Series, make you're at this session to hear all about the hot new features in financials - including General Ledger, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivable and Fixed Assets - that were added in the new release, and why you should consider leveraging them.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
CC-24

1:15pm

Benefits and Deductions:  Tracking and Managing Enrollment and Offers (repeat)
Today’s environment is requiring employers to not only measure deductions from an employee’s paycheck but also the total value of the benefits provided. Employers are now being asked to report on the number of employees receiving benefits and those not receiving benefits. During this session we will discuss what is available in Dynamics GP to track this information and how to put that information to use in your organization.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
ES-Gandy 1

1:15pm

50 Tips in 50 Minutes: Field Service
Can we really cover 50 tips in 50 minutes? Come see! We will cover equipment maintenance, service calls, contract administration, returns management, and depot management, and more!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
ES-Skyway 2

1:15pm

Minimizing the Use of ‘sa’ in Dynamics GP
Out of the box, Microsoft Dynamics GP creates the ‘sa’ user with full privileges to create, modify and delete any and all data within the SQL database and the Dynamics GP application. There is a common misconception that this approach is the best and/only way to manage administrative level security. We’ll explain the access rights and risks of the ‘sa’ user as well as the best practice approach for setting up administrative rights to create a more secure environment.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Dorward

Shawn Dorward

Shawn is a GPUG All Star and has been a Dynamics GP user since 1996. Shawn specializes in procedural enhancements for all core modules and has a very deep understanding of the data structure that provides Dynamics GP its robust capabilities. As a finance and technology professional, Shawn prides himself on being part of the ever-changing, fast-paced world of IT and Finance.


Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
ES-Bayside 2

1:15pm

FREE Modules for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Software, software everywhere, and all of it is FREE! Come see free modules in action. Change sorting order for lookups, get warned to change your password, add a 'go to' button to the customer card, spell check your invoices, color code your companies and more -  you can do it all for FREE!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
ES-Gandy 2

1:15pm

Web Client Deployment for IT Directors
With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client, IT administrators are at the cross-roads of continuing to support a traditional rich client environment and adopting the new Web Client interface. Come learn from Microsoft MVP, Mariano Gomez, on what it takes to deploy Web Client, upgrade your current rich client environment (whether you are on a Terminal Server or workstation-driven environment), and the challenges with this new deployment approach.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
ES-Bayside 1

1:15pm

Building Project Management Processes for Successful Upgrades and Projects
Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013? Have to install a new add-on tool? Managing projects of any scale in your organization – whether requests for enhancements, an upgrade, or implementing a new add-on tool for your Dynamics GP system – can be the key to happy users and a smooth-running system. This collaborative session will focus on how to build a methodology using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step to meet your needs, including testing processes, managing changes, and working effectively with outside resources. Come share your experiences and learn how to improve your project outcomes!


Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
ES-Skyway 1

2:30pm

Manipulating Dimensions in Advanced Reporting with Management Reporter
Learn intermediate design techniques to enhance your organization's reporting and forecasting. Go from a beginner Management Reporter user to understanding advanced report building, including balance sheet and cash flow statements.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CC-21

2:30pm

Using SQL Server Integration Services with Microsoft Dynamics GP
How can you leverage the powerful features of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) with Dynamics GP? Discover what SSIS is, how to use it, and how it can support your needs to import and export critical data.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CC-22

2:30pm

50 Tips in 50 Minutes: The Builders
Join us for a fast-paced session led by users and partners who work with all of the builders. You’ll pick up on features you didn’t know about, and tips on how to leverage the ones you do. You'll leave with a bunch of great ideas!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CC-23

2:30pm

Minimizing Risk with the IRS: 1099 Best Practices
Learn how to minimize the risk of receiving B-notices and fines from the IRS. We'll review three approaches to printing, mailing, correcting, e-filing, and enabling web presentment of your 1099s. We'll also discuss Dynamics GP's native 1099 generation process, third party products, and the IRS TIN Matching Program.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CC-25

2:30pm

What's New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013: Fixed Assets
We’ll shine a spotlight on Fixed Assets and you’ll soon see why you should consider taking advantage what Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 has to offer. Over a dozen of your most requested Fixed Asset features were added, such as historical reporting and multiple calendars. So if you are using Fixed Assets, this is a ‘must attend’ session.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CC-24

2:30pm

The Affordable Healthcare Act: Necessary Information to Avoid Disastrous Penalties in 2015
This session is not intended to address all aspects of the new law, but we will help you to identify your risks in 2015 and what you must have in place before the annual enrollment process. The ACA is a product of “H.R. 3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. The text alone for this document is over 2,400 pages. Reporting for the Affordable Healthcare Act will become much more burdensome for employers of 50 or more employees in 2014 (optional) and required in 2015. Learn what you need to know!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
ES-Gandy 1

2:30pm

What Project Accounting Has Done for Us
Join us as we discuss how Dynamics GP Project Accounting can be used in your organization. A current user will share experiences of how they use Project Accounting in their organization and insight into what benefits it has brought them.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
ES-Skyway 2

2:30pm

Dynamics GP Security Methodologies
Managing your Microsoft Dynamics GP security matrix is a critically important and complex job. Discover how others are managing organization-wide security for Microsoft Dynamics GP. We'll entertain approaches for addressing Microsoft Dynamics GP security and discuss ways to make it easier and better for all, especially administrators.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
ES-Bayside 2

2:30pm

Microsoft Conduit: Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics GP v10
If you are a user still on Microsoft Dynamics GP v10, Microsoft would like to extend a special invitation to you to discuss your decision to remain on v10. This is unique opportunity to share your decision process and focused feedback on upgrading directly with Microsoft product team members.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
ES-Campbell
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

2:30pm

Navigation: There's More Than One Way to Get There
Great for the new user and experienced user alike, this workshop is designed to teach everyone tips and tricks of navigating Dynamics GP more efficiently.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
ES-Gandy 2

2:30pm

All That Web Access
If you're still looking for better reports, easy to implement portals, and more, when accessing information on the web, join us in this session. Fellow Microsoft Dynamics GP users will share what they have created and you'll walk away ready to leverage a variety of related features, including SSRS, Management Reporter and SharePoint. If you are responsible for any business analysis in your role, you don't want to miss this great overview of what is possible.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
ES-Skyway 1

2:30pm

OneNote Wonders
Who still uses pen and paper in the 21st Century? What about your trusty notepad? That’s for amateurs! This session will be a life-changing experience for you, when you learn of the fabulous features provided by a tool that has sat dormant on your PC for years. This session should not be missed!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
ES-Bayside 1

2:30pm

Extender and What it Means to You
How can you store additional information in Microsoft Dynamics GP if you've run out of space and you’re not a developer?  Get some ideas with Extender and learn how to extend your data storage quickly & easily without writing any code. If you’ve ever said “I wish we had a field for that,” this session is for you.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CC-20

4:00pm

Is Your Company Overdosing on BI?
As CFOs, we love business intelligence. Performance metrics are like happy pills for us - they trigger endorphins that make us happy when we start crunching and analyzing. But how much focus on business performance is too much? In a recent study of 2,300 companies only 10 were able to grow their net income by 5% each year for 10 years. The best way to achieve high performance today, and improve tomorrow, is by simultaneously concentrating on both performance and organizational health. Join us to hear what these companies are doing right, and how you can get the most from your BI by supplementing it with an organizational health regimen.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CC-30B
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

4:00pm

Security, Reducing Maintenance, and Report Distribution in Management Reporter
Discover intermediate design techniques to streamline your use of Management Reporter, including security setup, report distribution options, and ways to reduce maintenance of financial statements and reports.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CC-21

4:00pm

Unlock the Magic of Refreshable Excel Dashboards (repeat)
Join Mark Polino, Microsoft MVP, as he teaches how to build a refreshable Excel dashboard using information in Dynamics GP. We'll even show you how to build one from scratch, live on stage!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Polino

Mark Polino

Senior Consultant, Integrated Business Group
I'm a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and a consultant with IBG in Orlando. I run the DynamicAccounting.net website dedicated to all things GP. I'm also the author/coauthor of 5 Dynamics GP books and 1 novel.


Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CC-22

4:00pm

Going Deep With SmartList Builders
Take a deep dive with us into the SmartList Builder module to unpack its robust features. We'll also review how to create interactive reports utilizing Drill Down Builder, and then dig into Security for all of the builders, advanced calculations & restrictions.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Albertson

Nicole Albertson

Product Specialist, eOne Solutions
I am a product specialist working extensively with the products from eOne like SmartList Builder, Extender, and SmartView.


Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CC-23

4:00pm

Financials Best Practices
It's a plethora of best practices for batch controls/approvals, batch naming conventions, SmartList batch query, budget imports/exports, copying journal entries, recurring batches, expense deferrals, eliminating inactive accounts and much, much more.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CC-20

4:00pm

That's Right - Budgeting is Easier in Forecaster
All about Forecaster in 60 Minutes: Set up a basic P&L budget, and witness a new implementation of Forecaster where G/L segments are populated, summary rollups are created, and budget input templates are designed.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CC-25

4:00pm

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client: Deploying and Managing
Thinking about using the Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client for your company? Do you want to access the Web Client from anywhere in the world or just inside your company? Join us in this deep dive session and learn about the different deployment options and strategies to consider when planning for your Web Client deployment. In addition, we will demonstrate the available management tools to manage your Web Client deployment.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CC-24

4:00pm

911 - Payroll Reporting Emergency!
Where do I start to create a report? What table stores this employee data? How can I become the reporting expert in my company? Feel lost? Come to this deep dive session to drill into payroll specific reporting, common issues, what tools you can use, where to start to create a report, and how to find where the data is stored. We'll also demonstrate and work with new reporting capability released in GP 2013 Service Pack 2.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ES-Gandy 1

4:00pm

Get Trendy with Manufacturing and Distribution
An industry subject matter expert will share trends on what he sees with the manufacturers and distributors he works with. You’ll hear tips and tricks on how you can get a better handle on costs in manufacturing, in the warehouse, and the back office. We'll also have a roundtable discussion to share challenges and ideas.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ES-Skyway 2

4:00pm

Setting Up and Maintaining Test Systems & Why They're Important
Regardless of your organization's size or complexity, having at least one test environment makes good sense. Come and understand all the ins and outs of setting up and maintaining Test Systems (User Test Systems or Upgrade Test Systems) and explore the reasons why you should have multiple test systems, including Real Life Disaster Recovery on a budget.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ES-Bayside 2

4:00pm

What’s New in Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3?
Learn what new features and capabilities are included in the latest release of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics. If you have been using Connector for some time and are wondering why you should upgrade, this session is definitely for you. You will see first-hand what the re-designed service can do.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CC-10

4:00pm

Moving Ahead with SSRS – What You Need to Know
Are you considering implementing SSRS? Are you new to SSRS? Join us for a session focused on fundamentals, which will be pivotal tools in your toolbox as you move onto the next stage of experience. Here you will learn more about terminology, see demos of the tool and how to maximize for your business. Have questions already? Bring them! Together we will launch your use of SSRS into the next stage.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ES-Gandy 2

4:00pm

Extending SharePoint to Handle your Dynamics GP Documents
Are you frustrated by your SharePoint collaboration sites? Too many steps to create and edit your documents? Join this session to learn the secrets to making SharePoint as simple to work with as your local hard drive.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ES-Bayside 1

4:00pm

Upgrades: Everything You Need to Know
This workshop with cover the key best practices of planning an upgrade. We'll look at the who, what, when, where, why and how of upgrading your system in the most efficient way possible.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ES-Skyway 1
 
Friday, October 25
 

7:00am

Breakfast: Your Daily Kick-Start
Enjoy a light breakfast to start your day.

Friday October 25, 2013 7:00am - 8:00am
CC-Ballroom C-D

8:00am

General Session - Ask the GPUG All Stars
Do you have burning questions to ask some of the most knowledgeable folks in the industry? Join our GPUG All Stars for a town hall-style session; it'll be worth waking up early for!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Polino

Mark Polino

Senior Consultant, Integrated Business Group
I'm a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and a consultant with IBG in Orlando. I run the DynamicAccounting.net website dedicated to all things GP. I'm also the author/coauthor of 5 Dynamics GP books and 1 novel.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
CC-Ballroom C-D
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

9:45am

50 Tips in 50 Minutes: Management Reporter
Always a popular, fast-moving session, we'll pack in the ideas and shortcuts, around report design, distribution, and upkeep of your MR tool.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
CC-21

9:45am

Power Up Your BI Capabilities with Power View in SQL Server 2012
Familiar with Power View? Power View is a new tool in SQL Server 2012. We'll show you the what and how so you can quickly identify how you can leverage Power View as a fundamental BI tool at your organization.

Speakers
ML

Miguel Lozano

Director of Technology, AdvTrex


Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
CC-22

9:45am

Make Critically Important Matters Urgent! HRP SmartLists You Can Use and Build to Avoid Expensive Problems
How can you stay focused on the important and urgent Human Resources and US Payroll matters in your organization? The use of SmartLists and SmartList Builder will help you get there. In today’s environment, running reports and hoping you're able to sift through all the data to what requires your attention is not feasible. This session will show you how the use of SmartLists and SmartList Builder will keep you focused on the important and urgent Human Resources and Payroll matters in your organization.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
CC-23

9:45am

Support for Chicken Feed
As a new user, you are interested in alternatives for obtaining support and getting the most bang for the buck. There's a lot to it: understanding a VAR’s support policy, Microsoft’s support policy, ISV support, and reference manuals. There are also downloadable training manuals and online webinars. This is the time to develop your internal Guru; come to this session and learn about valuable resources along with open discussion.


Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
ES-Skyway 1

9:45am

Know Macros?
What is this macro "thing" how do I do them? You'll not only get the A to Z on how, but you'll hear of exciting stories on how peers have set up macros to save time and money, and to add a whole lot of accuracy to your data!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
CC-25

9:45am

What's New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013: Human Resources & US Payroll
Human Resources and Payroll takes center stage as we review all the new functionality that's been added in this new release and why you should consider using them.  This session will cover the core features as well as features in the extended HRP pack.  We will also review new features that were released with GP 2013 SP 2 around HRP, and the new feature release cycle that Dynamics GP has incorporated.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
CC-24

9:45am

25 Tips on How to Improve Ways to Enter Canadian Payroll
Find the functions that can be used to make your payroll easier, quicker and more efficient. Review the Transaction entry routines for fixing and adding payroll data, and learn how to automate transaction entry by generating regular entries, stat pay, overtime, etc. This session will cover everything payroll to help you breathe easier when it's time to run payroll.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
ES-Gandy 1

9:45am

Plan for Success with eCommerce and Microsoft Dynamics GP
Multichannel ecommerce success can be yours. Come hear the story of how a Dynamics GP user achieved it and what they did. You'll hear how they used a STEP methodology in developing the ecommerce solution, and how they found the approach addressed many issues that traditional RFP situations don't. This process ultimately lead to multichannel ecommerce success. Come and be a part of an experience to elevate your ecommerce to the next level.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
ES-Skyway 2

9:45am

Administering SQL for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Are you confident that you are managing your Microsoft SQL Server environment correctly? Increase your effectiveness as an IT administrator at your organization - we'll help you increase your self-reliance and skill set for monitoring and maintaining your SQL environment, and give you the tools and knowledge to help troubleshoot when the unexpected happens.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
ES-Bayside 2

9:45am

Navigation: Using Navigation Lists to Gain Efficiency
In this session, we will continue where Navigation: There's More Than One Way to Get There leaves off. See how you can use other shortcuts and lists to maneuver within Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
ES-Gandy 2

9:45am

What About These Workflows?
Come learn how a workflow can be used to automate business processes in your organization.  This session will show you how a business user utilizes workflows, and what some of the general system requirements are to implement workflow successfully in your organization.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
ES-Bayside 1

9:45am

Month- and Year-End Closing At Its Best
Dig into the important steps required to close out your month and fiscal year in Microsoft Dynamics GP. In this session, you'll pick up valuable time-saving tips and orderly tasks so that you can hammer through this journey easily, efficiently and without missing a step.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
CC-20

11:00am

How To: Copy Your FRx Reports Over to Management Reporter
We're going to save you time and frustration in your transition from FRx to Management Reporter by learning how to safely copy your financial reports from FRx over to Management Reporter.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
CC-22

11:00am

Incorporating Analysis Cubes into Your BI Strategy
Did you know, if you own Microsoft Dynamics GP you also own a fully functional set of OLAP Analysis Cubes built on Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services? Dynamics GP Analysis Cubes offer out-of-the-box BI in many modules, including A/R, A/P, Inventory, and the G/L. We'll through integrating these cubes into your BI strategy and how to build quick, refreshable BI Reports using Microsoft Excel and the Dynamics GP Analysis cubes.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
CC-21

11:00am

Excel Report Builder - Your Miracle Tool (repeat)
In this session, we'll dig into Excel Report Builder and build reports from scratch – step by step. Discover how to use "sexy" formatting in Excel without breaking your data connections, and deliver everything SmartList Builder does but without a Microsoft Dynamics GP license.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
CC-23

11:00am

Budgets – Start to Finish
Are you finding setting up, managing and updating budgets a struggle? This session is lead by one of the brightest budget experts in the Microsoft Dynamics GP market. Hear from Zubin about budget capabilities and pick up tips on what to do better in the future.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
CC-25

11:00am

What's New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013: Distribution
Powerful new features in distribution - Inventory, Sales Order, and Purchase Order - were added in the latest release. Make sure you know what they are and how they can enhance your inventory management and ordering processes.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
CC-24

11:00am

HRP Dynasty - Security in HR & Payroll That Will Keep Everyone 'Happy, Happy, Happy!'
Take a look at the security settings that create the divide between Human Resources & US Payroll, and gain the insight you need to advance your knowledge of security.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Dorward

Shawn Dorward

Shawn is a GPUG All Star and has been a Dynamics GP user since 1996. Shawn specializes in procedural enhancements for all core modules and has a very deep understanding of the data structure that provides Dynamics GP its robust capabilities. As a finance and technology professional, Shawn prides himself on being part of the ever-changing, fast-paced world of IT and Finance.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
ES-Gandy 1

11:00am

Non-Profit Meet-Up
Calling all Non-Profits! Time to get together for a roundtable discussion on your challenges and solutions with your industry brethren.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pugh

Jennifer Pugh

Director of Finance & Controller, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
ES-Skyway 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:00am

Enterprise Data Warehousing and Consolidated Business Intelligence
Explore when, why, and how you can set up an Enterprise Data Warehouse, join in a discussion of how it helps consolidated Business Intelligence.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
ES-Bayside 2

11:00am

Microsoft Dynamics GP User Adoption: Myth or Reality?
Struggling with user adoption at your organization? You’re far from alone – this is regularly one of the top three issues of discussion, and ultimately can make or break your long-term success with your Dynamics implementation. In what will surely be a dynamic (pun intended) hour, we’ll review the top elements that can drive or sink user adoption, and score them against two case studies to see why they are so important. We'll also share some time honored tools and templates that will help you, whether you’re going live soon or have been using Microsoft Dynamics GP for a while. We’ll reserve time so you can share your ideas, successes, and not-so-successful attempts – so be sure to bring your experiences and questions. 

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
ES-Gandy 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

11:00am

Business Portal is Alive and Kicking!
Business Portal has many features with the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, such as HR Self Service, Project Time and Expense, Order Entry, Requisition Management, and many more. And don’t forget you can also publish many reports to Business Portal from Dynamics GP, SSRS, Excel, and Management Reporter 2012.  Come see all of this functionality packed into 1 session!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
ES-Bayside 1

11:00am

50 Tips in 50 Minutes: Microsoft Dynamics GP (repeat)
Microsoft MVP Mark Polino delivers a fast, fun and all new version of 50 Tips for Microsoft Dynamics GP in 50 Minutes. Often just one tip is enough to make the entire conference worthwhile - don't miss out!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Polino

Mark Polino

Senior Consultant, Integrated Business Group
I'm a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and a consultant with IBG in Orlando. I run the DynamicAccounting.net website dedicated to all things GP. I'm also the author/coauthor of 5 Dynamics GP books and 1 novel.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
CC-20

11:00am

Where Do You Start in Upgrading?
The key to a successful upgrade is planning and communication. We'll approach an upgrade from a technical perspective, and discuss how to plan for one with respect to process, schedule, hardware, and software. You'll hear real-life stories, the successes and the gotchas. We'll get you on your way to a smooth upgrade to Dynamics GP 2013 so you can begin taking advantage of all that it has to offer.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
ES-Skyway 1

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: BI & Reporting
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CC-21
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: BI & Reporting (second room)
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CC-22
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: Builder Alley
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CC-23
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: Finance
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CC-25
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: GP Future!
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, and then as a small group you will have the opportunity to spend time with Microsoft to share what you'd like to see in future Dynamics GP releases. It's a tremendous opportunity you won't want to miss!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CC-24
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: HRP
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ES-Gandy 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: Industry
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ES-Skyway 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: IT Professional
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ES-Bayside 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: New to GP
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ES-Gandy 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: Software Strategy
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ES-Bayside 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

1:00pm

Wisdom While You Walk: Upgrades
During this hour we'll match you with others according to your role or industry, to form a small group to share tips, concerns, what you have learned this week. After 20 minutes of walking and talking, you'll come back and share what you learned during your talks. This way everyone will learn!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ES-Skyway 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

2:15pm

Step Outside the Pivot Table with PowerPivot
Explore how the free PowerPivot add-on for Microsoft Excel 2010 can combine with Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide even more depth and context to your organization’s data. This session looks at using PowerPivot to build advanced pivot tables with Dynamics GP data to provide additional perspective to the organization. This is an advanced session; attendees should understand how to create an Excel Pivot Table and have at least a basic understanding of connecting to data sources.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Polino

Mark Polino

Senior Consultant, Integrated Business Group
I'm a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and a consultant with IBG in Orlando. I run the DynamicAccounting.net website dedicated to all things GP. I'm also the author/coauthor of 5 Dynamics GP books and 1 novel.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
CC-22

2:15pm

Unveiling the Magic of Business Analyzer
What if we told you there are out-of-the-box SSRS reports available to you that present data from your Microsoft Dynamics GP system? What if we went on to tell you that you can easily provide access to those reports without having the users log into Dynamics GP? We'll unveil how and what so you can take advantage of this tool as soon as you get home!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
CC-21

2:15pm

Real World Insight: Effective Use of Excel Report Builder & SmartList Builder
An invaluable opportunity to learn directly from existing customers on how they leverage the builders effectively. In this interactive session, you will hear about real-world examples of leveraging SmartList Builder, Excel Report Builder, Microsoft SQL Views in SLB, standard lists, and Extender for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Speakers
DW

Donna Walters

AP Coordinator, Batteries Plus, LLC
I have been with Batteries Plus for 6 years.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
CC-23

2:15pm

Hidden Gems of Microsoft Dynamics GP
Does this sound like you – you’re new to Microsoft Dynamics GP and have some experience but not enough to be dangerous? During this session, we will uncover the hidden gems within Dynamics GP that will help you be more efficient. A typical user leverages only 30% of what Dynamics GP has to offer. Don’t settle for average - attend this session and be surprised at the gems you can uncover to build improvements back at the office.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
ES-Skyway 1

2:15pm

Make Your G/L Account Number Work for You
Want to understand how your G/L accounts come into play across the most common modules? We'll cover how it’s used based on different settings, default posting accounts, how to use PSTL to change it, common misconceptions about how classes affect use of the account number, Management Reporter and how it can pivot based on the segments.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
CC-25

2:15pm

What's New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013: System
Many new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP span the entire system, giving value to all Microsoft Dynamics GP users. We'll dissect the new features that all Dynamics GP users will enjoy, ranging from email functionality, deployment changes, printer options, and much more!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
CC-24

2:15pm

Ask Your Peers: New to Human Resources & Payroll  
Are you new to payroll or human resources, do you have problems or solutions to share? Are there improvements you would like to see? Come join us for this roundtable discussion on these US payroll and human resources topics and any other that arise.   


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
ES-Gandy 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

2:15pm

Dashboards for Distribution: Better and Faster Management Decisions
Come follow the journey of a Microsoft Dynamics GP user, who needed to obtain information out of Dynamics GP to make better management decisions faster. Discover the process of what key metrics and tools were used and why, and then YOU'LL be part of the building and processing of some of these dashboards. Although the focus is on Distribution, the journey is the same for all modules. The goal of this session is to help you decide what metrics you need to see, how often you need to see them, and what tool you should use.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
ES-Skyway 2

2:15pm

Ask the Experts Roundtable: IT Issues
Do you have a nagging question you want help with? Join us at a casual roundtable discussion and hear from our panel of experts on experiences they'd like to share to save you time and avoid problems. The floor will be open for everyone to share answers so everyone is encouraged to participate!


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
ES-Bayside 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

2:15pm

Results in 60 Minutes: Install the Demo Version of Microsoft Forecaster and Learn the Budgeting Basics
Ready for results? Here's your chance to get a hands-on feel for budgeting using Microsoft Forecaster. We'll help you install Forecaster on your laptop and guide you through how the demo database is set up. This will provide you with enormous insight into how you might use Forecaster for your own budgeting and forecasting models. Get your budgets started before you ever leave Tampa!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
ES-Gandy 2

2:15pm

Ask Your Peers: What is Your Software Strategy Moving Forward
Here's your chance to ask your peers questions about enhancing your Dynamics GP environment. This is your interactive opportunity to hear how others are using Microsoft SharePoint, Business Analyzer, Business Portal, CRM, and other tools to realize more value from your systems investment. Bring your questions and be prepared to engage in conversation. 


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
ES-Bayside 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

2:15pm

13 Favorite New Features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013
This session will introduce you to a baker's dozen of the over 150 new features that are found in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, selected by the presenter as the most significant enhancements to Dynamics GP in its latest release.

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Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
CC-20

3:30pm

Building Blocks to Greater A/P Productivity through Document Management
This session will focus on AP processing productivity enhancements utilizing document management. Start with simple steps that you can take with Dynamics GP tools from basic all the way through to the incorporation of integrated document management to achieve the highest levels of automation. Take time consuming data entry, validation, and document routing tasks and move them to more automated processes that can dramatically improve invoice processing cycle times.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-22

3:30pm

Manipulating Dimensions in Advanced Reporting with Management Reporter (repeat)
Learn intermediate design techniques to enhance your organization's reporting and forecasting. Go from a beginner Management Reporter user to understanding advanced report building, including balance sheet and cash flow statements.

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Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-21

3:30pm

SmartList Builder 101 (Repeat)
Discover how every Microsoft Dynamics GP user can build SmartList reports on any data to do their job better. Go beyond simple look ups and reminders – learn how to tailor them to your specific needs and discover a new world!

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-23

3:30pm

Education, Research, & the Next Generation: How DynAA and GPUG Make a Difference
Microsoft's Dynamics Academic Alliance (DynAA) is a network of universities applying Dynamics in information technology and business courses as well as research. Beginning in 2013 and through generous support from Microsoft and GPUG, DynAA members can now enroll as GPUG members at no cost. Attend this roundtable for a walkthrough and demonstration of how Dynamics GP is highlighted in university programs and provide insights and feedback to help make DynAA more relevant to GPUG. You may learn a trick or two while building DynAA and GPUG synergy is the ultimate goal.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Skyway 1

3:30pm

How to Keep Your Bank Happy with Electronic Banking
Discover how to create an interface between the bank and Microsoft Dynamics GP using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for Payables, EFT for Receivables, Electronic Reconcile, SafePay and Lockbox Processing.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-25

3:30pm

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client: For Smaller Companies
Do you think you are too small to add a web client into your existing deployment? Maybe not! In this session we'll focus on deploying and maintaining a Web Client geared towards smaller companies who do not have a large IT department. See what is possible with the Web Client and what is realistic for your company.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-24

3:30pm

Are You Using Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Human Resource and Payroll to Its Full Potential?
With all the Dynamics GP 2013 license changes around Human Resource and Payroll, this session will give you an overview to make sure you are aware of everything you get in Dynamics GP 2013 around these modules. Learn the Dynamics GP HRP 2013 features and why so many customers are excited and upgrading to GP 2013.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Gandy 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

3:30pm

Living on a Virtual Server Farm?
If you are a database administrator (DBA) at your company, who is responsible for your Dynamics GP database, this session is for you! One of your fellow Dynamics GP users will share how he's set up a virtual server solution, and in the process has saved a lot of administration time and budget. We'll also introduce running GP in a virtual environment, both at the server and desktop levels.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Bayside 2

3:30pm

Your Indispensable GPUG Academy
The GPUG Academy is your source for comprehensive learning - whether it's Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Desktop Software, project management, or hundreds of other tools, technologies, and topics. Find out how to get in the know and take your career farther! We'll also review our re-designed professional development programs, the PCAP and the PCAR, designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP users. If you want to be more productive and effective (which often leads to more success), don't miss this fast-paced session and learn how to leverage the robust classes and resources from your Academy.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Gandy 2
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

3:30pm

GPUG Summit Debrief for Accountants
Accountants, the GPUG Advisory Board members welcome you to a causal discussion on what you learned during the week and answer any questions you may have. We are very interesting in debriefing with you to ensure you return home with a valuable action plan, and to gather opportunities for improvement for next year's GPUG Summit.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Peterson

Kim Peterson

Director, GPUG
GPUG Members! | Kim Peterson has over 33 years’ experience in building and supporting the Microsoft Dynamics GP community by working with Microsoft, Partners and Customers. For the first 21 years of her career she was employed by Great Plains Software and then Microsoft Dynamics after the acquisition of Great Plains Software by Microsoft in 2001. During her tenure at Microsoft and Great Plains Software, Kim held roles covering different... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CC-20
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All

3:30pm

GPUG Summit Debrief for IT Professionals
IT Professionals, the GPUG Advisory Board members welcome you to a causal discussion on what you learned during the week and answer any questions you may have. We are very interesting in debriefing with you to ensure you return home with a valuable action plan, and to gather opportunities for improvement for next year's GPUG Summit.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ES-Bayside 1
  • CPE Eligible NO
  • Audience All