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ABC Computers eNewsletter

March 2010
800-834-7700 www.abc-computers.com
In This Issue
A Taste of Office 2010
May 6: Save the Date for a [email protected]
When It Makes Sense to Go Digital with Invoicing
Should You Go Undercover?
Protect Your Online Reputation
March 17 Webcast: Video Conferencing You Can Afford
Nucleus Research Report: The Value of Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Manufacturers
 
 
 Send to a Colleague
 
Free Report: NetSuite vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP
 
Learn which accounting and business managment solution is better suited for your business.  Read the free report from "The Accounting Library".
Customer Case Study
 
Learn how a Michigan Personal Care Products Distributor Grew to #1 in the Nation with the help of ABC Computers and Microsoft Dynamics NAV
 
Security Alert
 
 
Tips & Tricks
March Quick Quiz
  A computer keyboard has the name of its inventor spelled out in it. 
Convergence
Convergence, Microsoft's Annual Dynamics Customer Conference, will be held in Atlanta, April 24 - 27, 2010. Registration is open so join us in Atlanta! 
February Quick Quiz Answer & Winner
 Question: What Pixar release was the first feature film to be entirely computer animated?
Answer:  Toy Story
 
Winner: Dave DeLuka
Dave won a $10 Darden Restaurant Gift Card!

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Waupaca, WI  54981
 
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Greetings!
 
As we enter March it's nice to think that Spring is just around the corner.  We also realize that the first quarter of 2010 is almost over.  Now is when you should put your fingers on the pulse of your business, figuratively speaking, and make sure that its pace remains quickened.  Yearly business goals often revolve around increasing revenue and reducing cost.  And with one quarter in, it's imperative to address your own impact on sales and the bottom line. 
 
Are you able to get accurate financials out by the 10th of each month?  Do you know which inventory items need to be reordered?  Is it easy to run profitability reports?  Does your accounting software offer you good business intelligence?
 
If your answer is no to any of the above questions, we can help. 
 
Regards, 
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Donavan Lane, CEO
ABC Computers
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Microsoft Office 2010:  A Fine Dining Menu
DiningOutExperience the flavor of Microsoft newest cuisine, Office 2010!
 
Join Us May 6 for a [email protected]
We've set the date for ABC Computers' annual customer conference, A [email protected].  Please mark your calendar for Thursday, May 6, and plan to join us for an exciting line-up of presentations and demonstrations that will give you the practical knowledge and insight you need to better leverage your technology investments.
 
There is no cost to attend.  However, you MUST REGISTER BY APRIL 23rd.  BONUS: Register by April 6 and receive a free copy of the bestselling book, "Good to Great" by Jim Collins!
 
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Note to Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) Users:  You are invited to attend the quarterly  MANUG (Madison Area NAV User Group) on the afternoon of May 5 at the Comfort Suites - Foxfire in Waupaca, WI.  For information on MANUG, please contact Tom Doran at [email protected].
What Kind of Invoice Volume Do You Need to Justify Going Digital?
MessyDeskWhen you transform your paper invoices into digital format, you gain easier and faster access to data with lower processing costs. 
 
In this article, David Guilbault with ImageTag explains the benefits of data extraction and when it makes sense to go digital with your invoice processing.
Should You Go Undercover?
There is a new reality show called Undercover Boss. You may have watched it right after the Super Bowl.  It puts CEOs on the front lines with the regular folks who aren't aware their newest co-worker actually runs their company. While working alongside their employees, CEOs see the effects their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organization and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their company run. 
 
What is stopping you from doing this? You don't have to be a Fortune 500 company to do something similiar.  Here are some ideas to get you started.
Protect Your Online Reputation
WhisperDo you know what people are saying about you online?  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and new "Online Identity Managers" are becoming a must for business owners who need to keep their reputation clean.
 

March 17 Webcast:  Video Conferencing Your Company Can Afford

Face to Face Meetings for Less! 
 
Join us on March 17 and transform how your business communicates.
 
During this webcast, we'll show you how you can conduct face-to-face meetings for less with a LifeSize HD Video Conferencing system.
 
There is no cost to attend. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot today
Nucleus Research Report:  The Value of Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Manufacturers
factoryworkerIn its analysis of numerous business management applications for mid-sized businesses that support financial management, supply chain management, manufacturing, and business intelligence, Nucleus Research found that Microsoft Dynamics NAV helps manufacturers increase visibilty and productivity, driving higher margins, increased profitability, and, ultimately, business growth.  Click here to read the full whitepaper.
Do You Know Another Organization with Business System Issues?
It's true for any business -- the absolute best new business prospects are referrals from current customers. It's easy to understand why. As a customer, you know what we can do better than anyone. And you are likely to have a sense of which of your friends' and colleagues' businesses would best be served by us. So, we would be especially honored if you sent a referral our way. 
 
Please take a moment to think of another organization that could benefit from Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and our services and then send a note to Tom at [email protected] to let us know. And thank you sincerely in advance for the recommendation.
About ABC Computers 
 
ABC Computers is a business technology solutions provider that specializes in the deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, network engineering, hardware and business consulting services. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a team of certified engineers, developers, and application consultants. Over the last 25 years, ABC Computers has developed reputation for helping clients achieve their goals by first listening and learning about their business, and only then recommending a solution. 
 
Donavan Lane, as well as each team member of ABC, is totally dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Thus our commitment to setting up Business Solutions...Your Way.