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ABC Computers eNewsletter                                                                                                      February 2011

In This Issue
7 Tips for Increasing the Life & Performance of Your Computer
How to Trim Inventory Effectively
Feb 16 Webcast: Increasing Order Processing Efficiency with EDI
New Legal Reasons Why All Businesses Need an E-Mail Archiving & Management System
How Microsoft Dynamics NAV Streamlines Manufacturing Operations and Drives Business Growth
Upcoming Events
Offers & Promotions


Complimentary Report

ABC Customer Comment
"When I need something, I get results.  We get what we need when we need it. They're very responsive.  They're very timely.   I can't speak highly enough about ABC.   BHN can be pain free for a couple of years.  And, that says a lot when it comes to ERP systems."
Don Fremling, Accountant
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Shiny New Gadget of the Month
January Quick Quiz Answer & Winner
What superhero's alter ego worked for newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson?
  Answer:  C. Spider-Man
 Winner: Jeff Bressler
Jeff won the
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse!


Quick Quiz

In the novel Moby Dick, in which American port is the whaling ship Pequod based?
Enter our monthly Quick Quiz drawing for your chance to win the Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset!  Send your answer to
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Tips & Tricks
Save May 12th for the Annual ABC Computers Customer Conference
Mark May 12th on your calendar and plan to attend ABC's Annual Customer Conference at our headquarters in Waupaca, WI!   Details will be released soon.


Event - April 10th

Kick-off Microsoft Convergence 2011 in Atlanta with fellow Dynamics NAV users at  NAVUG DayONE on Sunday, April 10th.  Don't miss this chance to learn more about NAVUG, hear from leaders at Microsoft, and network with other NAV users.  DayONE will wrap up with an overview of how to get the most out of Convergence 2011 Atlanta and a NAVUG Board Q & A.


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SBT Pro Series
User Notice
Effective June 1, 2011, ABC Computers will discontinue SBT Pro Series support.  Current users should contact Tom Doran at 800-834-7700 x1112 or to discuss their opitons.
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This Valentine's Day consumers will spend an estimated $15.7 billion on expressions of love.  That's an 11% increase over last year, according to the National Retail Federation, and another indication that we're pulling out of the economic slump.
Many say Valentine's Day is just a Hallmark holiday - a ploy to get Americans to spend more money.  While it may be true, it's good for business.  And, despite the pressure to buy gifts, it reminds us to acknowledge the people we love and appreciate - something that isn't done often enough. 
So, in case we haven't told you lately...
ABC Computers LOVES you!

We do.  We love and appreciate you very much.  Based on the ABC customer testimonials we've received, we know you love us back.  It makes my heart smile. 
If you're not feeling the love from your IT service provider, call me at 800-834-7700 right away.  ABC strives to build relationships based on honesty, open communication and mutual success.  We work hard to earn and keep our customers' business.  We may even bring you chocolate and flowers once in a while.

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Donavan Lane, CEO
ABC Computers, Inc. 

P.S. It turns out that flowers and chocolate aren't the only big sellers for Valentine's Day.  There's also spyware.  According to USA Today, the use of tracking devices and private investigators surge around this holiday.  Apparently, it's an opportune time to catch a cheating spouse.  (The things you learn while conducting research.)      

7 Tips for Increasing the Life & Performance of Your Computer
Your computer is important to you.  A part of your daily life; a link to news and information; your connection to family and friends; your gateway to the office.  Are you doing everything you can to keep it in good operating condition so you can always be connected?
Trim Inventory...the Effective Way!
Warehouse ManagementCurrent economic conditions have caused many distributors to experience a decrease in sales and lower profit margins. There is less money available to invest in inventory.
In times like these it is critical that every dollar invested in inventory is working to achieve the goal of effective inventory management. Learn about effective ways to trim your inventory.
February 16th Webcast:  Increasing Order Processing Efficiency with EDI
Are you tired of manually entering orders? Are you using the "rip and re-enter" method of EDI?
Join us on February 16th for a webcast on Increasing Order Processing Efficiency with EDI.

During this session, learn how EDI can be implemented quickly and easily.  Gain confidence that orders are received and acknowledged, reduce collections time to improve cash flow, and lower returns to help with restocking or return costs all by using EDI in your Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution, PLUS get a sneak-peak into new functionality from Lanham.
There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by registering online or calling 1-800-834-7700.
New Legal Reasons Why All Businesses Need an
E-mail Archiving & Management System

EmailView1It's a classic he-said, she-said case that ends up in court on a daily basis...


Widget buyer Ms. Robinson testified that Mr. Smith, the Widgets Corp. sales manager, told her that if she put her order in immediately, the price would be discounted by 20 percent. Mr. Smith argued that that was not what he said.


According to his testimony, he agreed to give a 20 percent discount only if Ms. Robinson ordered at least one million widgets, which she did not. The widgets were manufactured and delivered, and the client was billed for the full amount. The client is refusing to pay the full amount and the manufacturing company is throwing it to a collection agency. If brought into a court of law, who would be right?

How Microsoft Dynamics NAV Streamlines Manufacturing Operations & Drives Business Growth
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is designed specifically to help your business optimize manufacturing operations. If you have found your business is lagging in productivity and not keeping up with the competition, this application may be just what you need to streamline operations and to increase business growth.
Upcoming Events
February 24: Microsoft Community Connections in Rhinelander, WI
The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce and ABC Computers are hosting a Microsoft Community Connection event on The Top 10 Reasons Why Office 2010 Is Great for Your Business.   

Join us February 24 at the AmericInn Rhinelander to get an up close look into Microsoft Office 2010 including Word, Outlook and Excel, and the great new features that Office 2010 brings to make your business more efficient and productive.  Continental breakfast and beverages provided.


For more information or to register for this free event, please contact Kim Swisher at the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce
April 10 - 13:  Microsoft Convergence 2011
By now, you've probably heard about Microsoft Convergence 2011.  More than likely, you already know that it is "the" annual conference for Dynamics users and partners - and that it will take place April 10th - 13th in Atlanta.  But, has anyone explained why you should go?  Are you left wondering what it has to offer your business? Here are the top five reasons to attend Microsoft Convergence 2011. 
Offers & Promotions
Put Your Business in the Cloud with ABC Computers
Move 5 users or more to the cloud with ABC by February 20th, 2011, and save $1,500.  For offer details, contact Jeff Pergolski at 800.834.7700 or!

Lapsed Customer Re-Enrollment Offer for Microsoft Dynamics GP & Microsoft Dynamics NAV Customers

Get back to full support and services and fly forward with the latest, best-in-class solution-by re-enrolling in your Microsoft Dynamics Business Ready Enhancement Plan-with no lapse or reenrollment fees. For details, call Tom Doran today at 800.834.7700 or
Windows 7 Upgrade Offer
Get enterprise-class IT on SMB terms. Take advantage of the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade promotion today and upgrade your business's PCs with a 20% discount when you enroll in a new Volume Licensing and Software Assurance agreement.  Upgrade today by contacting Jeff Pergolski at 800.834.7700 or


Re-enrollment Award for Microsoftt Dynamics Customers

Renew your service plan and receive up to 20% off your next qualifying license purchase.  Add users, purchase new modules or transition to Business Ready Licensing.  Contact Tom Doran for details at 800.834.7700 or



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.