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ABC Computers eNewsletter                                                                                                   December 2010

In This Issue
12/15 Webcast: Excel Reporting for Dynamics NAV and GP with Jet Reports
Effective AR Management Strategies
Dealing with Negative Online Comments About Your Company
Windows Phone 7 Means Business
Are Digital Devices Dumbing Us Down?
Microsoft Dynamics Year End Offers & Promotions

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ABC Holiday Hours

In observance of Christmas and New Year's, ABC's offices will be closed on  December 24th and 31st However, staff will be on call for emergencies.


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Quick Quiz

  What is the name of the main newspaper for wizards in Harry Potter's world?
November Quick Quiz Answer & Winner
What does "modem" abbreviate?
  Answer:  Modem is the abbreviation for modulator-demodulator.
 Winner: Holly Keough
Holly won an 8GB 2.0 USB  Flash Drive!
ABC Customer Comment
"ABC Computers is very responsive to our needs and have provided us with excellent solutions to our unique environment. We recently needed to replace our server and when they say 'on time and on budget,' they mean it. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for experts that are willing to go the extra mile for their clients."

Nancy Rudolph
Office Manager
Badger Highways Co., Inc.
Shiny New Gadget of the Month
A scanner you can carry around in your pocket?  Check out the Magic Wand from VuPoint.
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Security Alert
SBT Pro Series
User Notice
Effective June 1, 2011, ABC Computers will discontinue SBT Pro Series support.  Current users should contact Tom Doran at 1-800-834-7700 x1112 or [email protected] to discuss their opitons.
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As a business owner and Microsoft partner, I'm constantly asked about the trends I see among ABC customers.  People are extremely curious about the market conditions and what they can expect in 2011. Most are surprised by my response -- pleasantly surprised. 

While many of our clients were forced to reduce staff by as much as 20% last year and earlier this year, those same companies are now reporting record breaking profits.  Yes, they're having banner years.  How is that?  Simply put, they've found ways to do more with less. 

More specifically, a staggering number of our clients are leveraging the increased Section 179 deduction to invest in software and systems that help improve operational efficiencies. Most people think Section 179 is some mysterious and complicated tax code; it really isn't.

In essence, Section 179 allows businesses to deduct up to $500,000 of qualified equipment, software, and/or vehicles placed into service in 2010 and 2011. Additionally, the legislation has restored the 50% Bonus Depreciation for qualified equipment and software placed in service in 2010. This measure benefits small, mid-size and large businesses because it is not capped.  Even if the equipment or software is leased, businesses can take advantage of both tax incentives.

To learn more about Section 179, the Bonus Depreciation, and try out a savings calculator, visit >

Cheers to those who made 2010 a banner year!  I'm thrilled for you. Your success is a leading indicator that 2011 will be much brighter.  I just know it will be an exciting year!

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Donavan Lane, CEO
ABC Computers, Inc. 
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December 15th Webcast: Excel Reporting for Dynamics NAV and GP with Jet Reports

Do you copy and paste information from Dynamics NAV or GP into Excel?  Would you like an easier way to get the reports that you NEED out of your ERP or accounting system? 


If so, don't miss our December 15th must attend webcast: Excel Reporting for Microsoft Dynamics NAV & GP with Jet Reports.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by registering online or calling 1-800-834-7700.
Effective AR Management Strategies in a Tight Economy
DollarsIn this challenging economy some customers will delay payment for as long as they possibly can do so. Collections management is a fundamental part of Customer Relationship Management. Your task is to apply pressure without creating any friction. 

What To Do When Someone Posts Negative (Untrue!) Comments About Your Company Online
NegativeCommentsThe popularity of user review sites such as Yelp, CitySearch or Google Local Search can be an excellent way for businesses to get some positive PR. But what do you do when a user posts a NEGATIVE comment about you or your business that isn't true?  Learn how to monitor and handle negative comments made about your company on the Internet
Windows Phone 7 Means Business

It's no surprise that sales of the Windows 7 phone began just in time for the holiday season, but does it live up to all the hype?  Is it more than just another consumer gadget?  We think so. 


Read more to learn about the business value of Windows Phone 7, and then download the Windows Phone 7 for Business and the Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft Exchange Server data sheets. 

Are Digital Devices Dumbing Us Down?
UsingSmartPhonesTooMuchCell phones, which have become full-fledged computers with high-speed Internet connections, let people relieve the tedium of exercising, the grocery store line, stoplights or lulls in the dinner conversation. Now, instead of having a moment of downtime, every waking second can be filled with text messages, e-mail, Internet connectivity and games. But is this constant digital connection harming us?
Microsoft Dynamics Year End Offers & Promotions


Microsoft Big Easy Offer 5.0


Get the comprehensive IT solutions you need now, and earn dollars towards deployment or future purchases!


Now you can find the right solution for your organization while earning money back on your purchase in the form of a partner subsidy check, to help you implement the solution. For every qualifying product you purchase between October 25, 2010 and December 31, 2010, Microsoft pays you partner subsidy funds for additional purchases of hardware, software or services of your choice.


Dynamics ERP Holiday Season User Offer

Effective November 1, 2010 through the end of the business day December 23, 2010 Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP customers can receive up to a 20% discount off of Microsoft's standard list price for additional user licenses.

What's more, you only have to purchase a minimum of 2 licenses to be eligible for the discount and the discount can be applied on up to 20 additional users.

"The Sky is the Limit" Lapsed Customer Re-Enrollment offer for Microsoft Dynamics GP & NAV Customers

"The Sky is The Limit" is a customer offer that enables Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers with a Microsoft Dynamics Business Ready Enhancement Plan that lapsed prior to November 8, 2010 to get back on plan with all lapse and re-enrollment fees waived. Customer must commit to 3 years of Enhancement before the lapse and re-enrollment fees will be waived. This offer expires on, April 22, 2011.

Visit for details, and then contact Tom Doran at 1-800-834-7700 x1112 or [email protected] to take advantage of these offers.


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.