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Microsoft's mainstream for support for Dynamics SL 7.0 ends on 10/09/2012. Please contact us for assistance in upgrading to Dynamics SL 2011 


In This Issue
MS Dynamics GP - SSRS Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 R2 - What's in store
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client
MS Dynamics CRM - Cloud Based Apps for Cross-Platforms
Conexus SG Implements and Supports Dynamics GP and SL
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Customers who make a qualifying license purchase during the offer period will earn money back in the form of a partner subsidy payout that can be used for implementation of the customer's qualifying Microsoft software and associated services. 


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Promo: Reenrollment Award for Microsoft GP, SL 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. 


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Microsoft Issues Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft has issued their latest Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics SL further detailing their continued investment into their premiere product for mid-market project based organizations. 


In this release they detail of the upcoming features as well as making a commitment to continuing support. Please take a moment to review the PDF. 


Interested,  read here 


Interesting Fact Sheets

Logo Top 10 Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Dynamics GP


Top 10 Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Dynamics SL


8 Signs you've outgrown your software

The level of user complaints has risen significantly. 


You're still not making full use of the internet. 


The software inhibits users from completing tasks. 


You have multiple, non-integrated information systems


Support costs have risen


Employees ask to add on-authorized software to the system


You can't fulfill requests for information from partners or customers in their preferred format and timeframe. 


You have gaps between front-end and back-end systems that are plugged by unsatisfactory customized solutions. 


Let Conexus SG Show You

Partner Spotlight:  Binary Stream
Binary Stream Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified ERP and ISV partner specializing in enterprise level business solutions for Microsoft Dynamics GP. A key player in the Microsoft channel since 1999, our solutions enable resellers to win more deals by extending the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP and assist customers with deep and complex business requirements to get the most from their ERP plaform.

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                     April 2012


John, Janeece, Dean and I just returned from the 2012 MS Dynamics Convergence Conference. As usual there is a lot going on at Microsoft and our Dynamics line of products is undergoing some significant changes. In this newsletter we will focus on several themes that went across the conference. 


It won't be of any surprise to our readers that the underlying theme was the "Cloud". As many of you already know, Conexus is already able to fully host GP, SL and CRM in the cloud. This is currently done using a mix of technologies from Citrix as well as using some native web interfaces to the products. Please take the time to read our article "GP 2013 Gets the Cloud". 


One of the other themes of the conference revolved around interoperability. Microsoft has announced that it will be supporting all popular browsers and phones soon you will be able to run Microsoft Applications from your iPad or your Driod!


In addition to changes in the product suite, we have had a number of changes here at Conexus SG. We have made some strategic additions to our staff and are currently recruiting for someone to head up our FP&A Practice. 



Warmest Regards,
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Eric Holleman
Managing Director
Conexus SG

MS Dynamics GP - SSRS Reporting


Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services - incorporated into Dynamics GP - is Microsoft's latest direction in business applications. It is quickly overtaking Crystal Reports, among other business intelligence tools. 


Sporting a web interface, this Report Manager Admin tool enables you to maintain both report executions and delivery, defined in RDL.



The benefit of reports defined by RDL is the ability to generate a variety of formats, including Excel, PDF, CSV, XML, TIFF (including other image formats), HTML Web Archive, and even MS Word (Doc) format. 


Adding to the brilliance of this tool is the convenience of over 200 pre-build reports available to the user. 


These reports can be published on your internal website just like any other SQL Server Reporting Services reports you may have, and also include report models that you will make the creation of new reports an even easier task.  

Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 R2 - What's in store

Microsoft has announced the planned release of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 R2 in the second half of 2012. Below is a listing of currently targeted features (subject to change).


Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 R2 Targeted Features

  • Hard Close by module
  • Suppress bath control reports by module
  • Project Flex Time support for multiple invoice comment entry
  • Service Series support for mass update of pricing
  • Calculate and store actual versus provisional indirect costs
  • Introduction of Business Analyzer (BA)
    • Dashboard for business decision makers
    • View Microsoft SQL Server Reports
    • Report collaboration through Microsoft Lync
    • Deploys independent of Dynamics SL as rich client
  • Quick Query Enhancements
    • BA Reports Generation Wizard
    • Report wizard used to create SSRS Reports from Quick Query
  • Office 365 Support
  • Web Services Additions
    • Project Time Entry
    • Project Expense Entry
    • Support for Attachment Feature

As more details are released around these potential enhancements and other new features we will do our best to keep you informed.        

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client

The fourth quarter of 2012 creates a mountain of anticipation as Microsoft plans to release Dynamics GP 2013, the latest version of their web-based client. As new features are tested and tried, those that prove successful will be added with regular interactive updates. However, ready to be taken advantage of are over 150 new features that are making this client a ready competitor in its field. 


Listed below are a few of the innovative changes you can look forward to:


2013The Business Analyzer dashboard will now be easier to access over the web, enabling you and your team to quickly track (KPI's) key performance indicators, to anticipate opportunities, to delegate tasks, and to take informed action. Delivering insight across your business that is role-specific, this tool allows for each of your team members the ability to focus on only the  relevant details, work effectively with other, and take immediate action directly from their Microsoft Dynamics GP home page. It also provides your employees with web access to MS Dynamics GP, allowing them to connect and participate irrespective of their location, by utilizing either their PC or a mobile device. 



The day-to-day functions and processes have been simplified to enhance efficiency and productivity. These enhanced capabilities spread across financial management, asset and inventory management, shipping, and purchasing and receiving, among others. Most importantly, it will aid in driving costs out of your business.  

MS Dynamics CRM - Cloud Based Apps for Cross-Platforms

In the second quarter of 2012, Microsoft Dynamics CRM will be releasing the next service update. However, this is no ordinary service update. 


With this update will come the ability for customers to access full functionality of MS Dynamics CRM from wherever they may find themselves - on the road or during a business lunch. This is made possible via the new cloud-based, cross-platform, native mobile client service for Windows Phone 7, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices. 


Thanks to the raw power of xRM, seamless integration will exist between customers' Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile and their extended CRM applications environment.


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This new client service does more than just support various mobile platforms; the update will also feature cross-browser support for the Dynamics CRM application, covering a variety of well-known browsers, including Chrome, Safari, and Firefox (not forgetting Internet Explorer).

Even social collaboration capabilities will provide improved and additional functionalities, as well as easier access to popular social networks, making it easier to monitor statistics. 


In addition, Microsoft will also offer a range of industry solution templates that will enforce both flexibility and suitability in terms of MS Dynamics CRM, meeting specific needs for different industries, such as retail and services, distribution, manufacturing and public sector. These templates consist of data model, workflow process and sample data, as well as pre-configured dashboards.


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