Newsletter - June 2011 

The Resource Group Newsletter for Microsoft Dynamics GP        425-277-4760 
In This Issue
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Release 2
10 Financial Fundamentals for Your Business
Spring into Summer Sale for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP Events
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 Feature of the Day

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Q3 Training Classes

Special TRG Training
Class Offer -
Buy 3 classes and receive a 10% discount. 


Take a class for an introduction to Dynamics GP or for deeper knowledge on how to use
your system more efficiently. 
The time and money investment will pay for itself!


Microsoft Dynamics GP Q3 Training Schedule

PLUS, you can re-take the class for free up to 12-months. 

View details.




 *To receive discount, you must purchase by June 24, 2011. Classes must be taken by June 29, 2012.




Highlighted ISV Partner for Microsoft Dynamics GP: 
Concur Technologies



Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Concur's systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large.


Register for a
free live Webinar

 and learn how Concur Premier gives you the power and flexibility needed to manage your travel and expenses.


Get more information by contacting Andrew Gaston at 425-497-5857 or email




Fun Fact

110 billion minutes are spent on blogs and social networking sites a year according to the Nielsen Company.


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Quick Fact:

According to Gartner,
$25.6 billion was spent by businesses on remote IT management worldwide in 2010. It is projected that
this amount will increase to $50.1 billion by 2015.


Microsoft Dynamics
GP 2010 R2 -
Feature of the Day

The Microsoft Dynamics® GP official blog is sharing daily feature blogs about enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2.


Follow it closely and let us know if you have any questions about how this version can help you meet your business goals.


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At Convergence 2011, Microsoft shared its vision to take Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions "to the cloud".  Building on the success of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft revealed a path for its ERP customers to move to the cloud with the next major releases of Microsoft Dynamics, which will run on the Windows Azure platform.


But don't be concerned.  You will be able to move to the cloud on your own terms. You can keep it as an option for the future as you evaluate how or if it would fit your business model. The Microsoft Dynamics GP solution will have the same benefits in the cloud as they do on-premises.


Want more information?

Contact The Resource Group at 425.277.4760 or email us for more information on Microsoft Dynamics GP in the cloud. We'll help you decide if the cloud would make sense for your organization. 

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 is Here


The theme of Microsoft's Dynamics GP 2010 release last year was Enhancing Insight, Making It Easier and Extending Connections.  The recent R2 release of Dynamics GP 2010 continues to build upon that theme. 


Highlights of Dynamics GP 2010 R2:

  • Shipped on time and less than one year from Microsoft Dynamics GP2010 RTM
  • Over 50 feature adds for R2
  • Industry leading Business Intelligence with enhancements to SQL Reports, Word Templates, and Email
  • Release of Business Analyzer that adds value to Light Users and extends the reach of ERP to everyone in the organization

What is in Dynamics GP 2010 R2?  
Click here to review the "What's New" document


If you have any questions or would like to download this release, please contact us at 425.277.4760 or email us.

10 Financial Fundamentals for 2011


It's still not too late to start some spring cleaning in your business' financials.  Here are 10 financial fundamental tips for your business that don't require a CPA degree to understand.  A few particularly appealing ones include the following:

  • Employees spend most of your cash. Have a meeting, and ask them to help you identify ways to maximize margins and cut expenses. Write those things down, and put them into the new budget and your operation.
  • Interest rates are still low. Talk with your bankers about adjusting any outstanding notes to the new rates.
  • Profit is the Queen of business, but cash is King. Tighten up credit terms with customers. Have a meeting with your sales staff to make sure they understand the new policies. Stay close to your accounts receivables - real close.
  • If possible, personally call on every customer to have a business visit, not a sales call. Lay out your case for how you will serve them in the coming year, but also reveal what the relationship needs to look like for it to be good for you. Think partners, not adversaries.

For 6 more reasons, visit this article on by Jim Blasingame.


Spring into Summer Sale for Microsoft Dynamics GP Existing Customers

Since we have not had too many days like this in Seattle,
The Resource Group would like to help brighten your day. Spring into Summer with our Microsoft Dynamics GP existing customer sale. Hopefully summer will follow!

 Spring into Summer Sale - Microsoft Dynamics GP


Highlights of the sale:

  • 25% off - Microsoft Dynamics GP User Licenses
  • 10% off - Microsoft Dynamics GP Light Users
  • 25% off - Microsoft Dynamics GP HR Modules
  • 25% off - Smartlist Builder Suite
  • 25% off - Professional Services Tools Suite
  • 15% off - Professional Services Tools 3-Pack
  • 25% off - RG Performance Pack
  • 25% off - RG Project Lite
  • 25% off - RG GL Copy/Paste
  • Up to 60% off Business Ready Licensing Transition


View the entire Spring into Summer Sale for Microsoft Dynamics GP Existing Customers.  Please also view the terms and conditions. 


Upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP Webcasts, Free Training Opportunities & Industry Discussions


Microsoft Dynamics GP Spring Webcast Series:
Click on a date to register and find out more information.



RG Connect 2011 - Friday, September 23

Bell Harbor Convention Center in Seattle

RG Connect is The Resource Group's annual Dynamics GP customer event in which 100+ customers attend to learn how to use their system more efficiently, network with peers and see What's New in Dynamics GP for their organization.  Get more updates on RG Connect online.


Make Quick Steps in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010

Do you have emails that you click and drag to different folders?  In Microsoft Outlook 2010 you can create your own short cut buttons with the Quick Step box featMicrosoft Outlook QuickStepure.  Go to the Quick Step section on the Home tab, click on Create New.  You will then assign a name, shortcut key, tool tip for your Quick Step, and select the actions you want your Quick Step to do.  For instance, you can choose your action to be Move to Folder, then choose the folder you want the email to go to.  Click Finish and your Quick Step will now be in the Quick Step box on the Home tab.


When you click on the email you want to move, you can then click on your named Quick Step, or use the short cut key stroke you created.  Your email will then move to your specified folder.  Save yourself some time and make some Quick Steps that work for you.