Newsletter - August 2011 

The Resource Group
In This Issue
Don't Miss RG Connect 2011
Microsoft Dynamics GP Help Videos
Feature of the Day for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2
Upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP Webcasts & Free Training Opportunities
5 Shortcuts to Help You Save Time in Microsoft Word
Migrating From Microsoft FRx to Management Reporter
ERP Software Shifts to Subscription Based Deployments

Highlighted ISV Partner for Microsoft Dynamics GP:  Rockton Software

Rockton Software 


Taking Microsoft Dynamics GP to the
next level


Auditor - Dynamics GP Toolbox - Dynamics Report Manager - Omni Price - SmartFill


Get more information at or email


Visit Rockton Software at the RG Connect 2011 Expo on September 23.  If you view a demo, you could win a $100 AMEX gift card.  Visit our booth for details.

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Q3 Training Classes

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

View details.


Nominate Your Company for a RG Connect Customer Excellence Award

Submit your short story on why your company should win one of the following four award categories:
Loyalty Award, Innovative Award, GP Maximizer Award or President's Award.


Winners will be presented a RG Connect crystal award at opening ceremonies,
2 free passes for RG Connect 2012 and a
press release template
to showcase the win.


Please submit your nominations to by Friday, September 2nd. Award descriptions can be found on our RG Connect webpage. 


Microsoft Dynamics Blog

ERP Software Blog for Microsoft Dynamics
View The Resource Group's
latest ERP blogs for
Microsoft Dynamics GP:


Price, Speed, Quality.  
Pick Two.


Yearn to Lean -
Empowering Success by Educating Microsoft Dynamics GP Users


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Summer is often reserved for playing catch up.  Catching up on that task list at work, finally cleaning the garage at home or conquering that big hike. The Resource Group would like to encourage you to catch up on some of the reading or research that might be on your list as well.  Here are a couple of resources you can watch or read to help you get started.

  1. YouTube - Did you know you are missing out on some great videos from Microsoft?  Visit the official Microsoft Channel or the Microsoft Dynamics Channel on YouTube.  You can also view The Resource Group's videos on YouTube.
  2. Executive Book Summaries - Executive Book Summaries are a great way for you to leaf through some of the top business books in an easy to read, shorter summary format.  Whether you want to read these on your computer, Kindle, iPad, print them out, or even listen to them, these summaries will save you time and allow you to get caught up on that book list. Download a sample.

Hope you are enjoying the summer!


Kim Anselmo

The Resource Group


Don't Miss RG Connect 2011, Our 11th Annual Dynamics GP Customer Conference in Seattle

 RG Connect 2011-Dynamics GP Customer Conference 

RG Connect 2011

Friday, September 23

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost:  $150 Per Person


Register now 


RG Connect 2011 is The Resource Group's 11th Annual Microsoft Dynamics® Customer Conference. Each year we have more than 100 Microsoft Dynamics customers who attend this day-long event in Seattle to network with peers, see the latest technology from Microsoft and its Partners, and most importantly learn how to use their system better. This year's customer conference will focus on giving you Business Insight, which leads to Better Management. We want to help you get the information you need each day in your role - faster and easier - with your Microsoft Dynamics solution. 

View our agenda for RG Connect 2011


Microsoft Dynamics GP Help Videos


Good news! The Microsoft Dynamics® GP support team has been busy publishing a series of informative videos. The videos are designed to help you with common issues so you don't have to spend a lot of time and money resolving them. These have been added to the already helpful community site where you can find solutions generated from other Microsoft Dynamics customers. Follow this link to see a list of recent videos topics.

Feature of the Day for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2


The Ability to Create Email Messages

The latest release will allow the end-user to email various reports from within Dynamics GP.  Along with the ability to email the reports; the application allows the user to create an email message that will accompany the reports.  All the email options and email messages will save with the report option and allow user to use on a repeated basis.  Find out what this looks like.

Upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP Webcasts & Free Training Opportunities


On-Demand Microsoft Dynamics GP Webcasts: 

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Navigation Lists 101

    (Part 1 of 2)  View Recording

  • Extending the Functionality of Navigation Lists

    (Part 2 of 2)  View Recording

Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall Webcast Series:

Click on a date to register and find out more information. 


5 Shortcuts to Help You Save Time in Microsoft® Word

Get some time back in your day with these 5 easy shortcut keys within Microsoft Word 2010:

  1. CTRL + Shift + A - This will convert your selected text to capital letters or vice versa.
  2. CTRL + Shift + F - This will display the Font dialog box.
  3. CTRL + Shift + G - This will display the Word Count Dialog box.
  4. CTRL + Shift + L - This will apply bullets to what you have highlighted or where your cursor is.
  5. Shift + F7 - This will launch the thesaurus for any word that you have highlighted


Migrating from Microsoft® FRx to Management Reporter
You may have heard great things about Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics® GP and are now evaluating a move from Microsoft FRx. As with any technology shift it can be very exciting, but there are sometimes a few bumps in the road. Fortunately, Microsoft has been kind enough to post on their Dynamics Corporate Performance Management blog some information about this migration and what the top 5 support calls are along with solutions. Before you migrate, be informed about these common issues so that your transition will be a smooth one.


If you would like more information regarding Management Reporter and how it would work in your company or would like assistance with a migration please contact us at 425.277.4760 or email


ERP Software Shifts to Subscription Based Deployments
According to this Forrester Research Report, there will be a gradual shift to subscription based ERP software from the standard licensing model over the next five years. Consumers everywhere are becoming more familiar and comfortable with subscriptions, whether it is for unlimited access to movies or software deployment. Contact us to explore the model works best for your organization.