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ABC Computers eNewsletter                                                                                             March 2013  

In This Issue
How to Buy Microsoft Office
Easier Microsoft Dynamics NAV Reporting
Can't Run the Windows Client (RTC) or Debugger?
Upcoming Webinars
Top 5 Risks for Credit Card Processing
May 22: Midwest Regional Dynamics NAV User Event
Upcoming NAV Training Classes
ABC Computers
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ABC Computers
Offices in Waupaca, Rhinelander and
La Crosse, WI, as well as South Bend, IN.
Staff located throughout the Midwest including Akron, Indianapolis, Madison and Milwaukee.
1990 Godfrey Drive
PO Box 546
Waupaca, WI  54981
Technical Support 

General Inquiries


 ABC Computers
Customer Comment


"ABC could not be easier to work with.  They are extremely knowledgeable and professional. 
The ABC team was willing to go out of their comfort zone and perform the NAV conversion in a way we were comfortable with.  They  showed us that we can be on an upgrade cycle with NAV with minimal interruption to our business."


Mark Schramm
MIS Manager
Alarm Detection Systems


Read and watch more customer testimonials.


Shiny New Gadget
of the Month:
The SmartPhone Charging Cable That Fits In Your Wallet


As the name implies, ChargeCard is an ultra-thin USB charging cable that is shaped like a credit card so you can carry it in your wallet and have it on hand whenever you need it.




Check it out! 


Distance Learning for Dynamics NAV Users


Live instructor, NAV training at your desk!

NAVUG, the independent Dynamics NAV User Group, has developed an awesome lineup of training classes for 2013.
Some of the classes will be led by ABC Consultants.

March Quick Quiz

Enter our Quick Quiz drawing for your chance to win this month's Shiny New Gadget,




Which company's motto is "Stand on the shoulders of giants?"  


a. Apple
b. IBM
c. Google Scholar
d. General Motors
Submit your answer to


A winner will be drawn from the correct responses on 4/5/13.

Last Quick Quiz Winner



Which of these men was known as the Birdman of Alcatraz?


a) Frank Nash

b) Robert Franklin Stroud

c) Thomas E. Ketchum

d) Charles Floyd



b) Robert Franklin Stroud


Congratulations go to Dave Wieczorek from Lee Supply




A bunch of ABC team members and clients have just returned from Convergence, the worldwide conference for users of Microsoft Dynamics business management software. The week was packed with opportunities to learn about the product's future and how to expand its functionality with add-on solutions. With 11,500 attendees, the event also offered an excellent chance to connect with other users.


As much as I love Convergence, I'm equally -- if not more -- excited by the more personal events that NAVUG, the Dynamics NAV user group, hosts throughout the year, such as the Midwest Regional NAVUG meeting that will take place on May 22nd and Forum in October.


NAVUG's more intimate events are designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics NAV users. The in-depth sessions -- delivered primarily by end-users -- provide our NAV clients with practical peer-to-peer advice that can be applied immediately to their business challenges and goals. Convergence is great for getting the big picture, but the NAVUG events are where you can really get down to the actionable level. 


If you haven't already, I encourage you to check out the agendas for the Midwest Regional NAVUG meeting that will take place on May 22nd and Forum in October.



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Donavan Lane, Founder

ABC Computers, Inc. 


How to Buy Microsoft Office: 3 Licensing Models Explained
By Jeffrey Pergolski
As a Microsoft partner certified with a Volume License competency, ABC Computers receives a great deal of inquiries about how  to purchase Microsoft Office licenses.  As one of the certified licensing specialists, a lot of those questions come to me. Without a doubt, the most frequent question I get is, "What is the best way for me to buy Microsoft Office for my company?"  
Easier Microsoft Dynamics NAV Reporting with a Tool You May Already Own ( and Not Know It)
By Fria Kurowski

Have you ev er been frustrated by trying to find the "right" report in Microsoft  Dynamics NAV (Navision)? Are you tired of spending days, often weeks, learning yet another report writing tool that ends up being too complicated or cumbersome?  Do you love Excel?


If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, here is why you should take a look at Jet Reports


Can't Run the Windows Client (RTC) or Debugger from the Dynamics NAV 2013 Development Environment? This May Be Why
By Bill Warnke  


For NAV developers, one of the more exciting features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is the new Windows Client (RTC) debugger.


Read how the redesigned debugger for NAV 2013 and its functional changes will make development faster and programming more stable.


Turning Your Business Vision into a Reality with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Do you have business software that can't keep up?Turn Your Vision Into Reality


Simply "getting by" with entry-level or outdated accounting software can present a range of challenges every day, from slow performance to transaction limitations and disconnected data. It hinders your ability to make sound business decisions.


Attend our April 4th webinar to get an introductory look at Microsoft Dynamics NAV and discover how it goes beyond basic accounting software and home grown systems to make your team more proactive and productive.

You will discover how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can help you:

* Gain efficiencies and automation for key business processes.
* Get the insight you need to manage a profitable business.
* Improve decision making and speed up response times.
* Go beyond basic reporting with powerful analysis tools.
* Target top customers and drive sales opportunities.
* Optimize buying and inventory management to cut costs.
* Drive and support your business growth.  


Get the webinar login instructions by registering here.


NOTE: This webinar is designed as an introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NAV for businesses that do not currently use the software.

Top 5 Risks for Credit Card Processing - Tips for Achieving PCI Compliance
If your business processes credit cards, you're responsible for keeping cardholders' data safe and secure. With fines ranging in the thousands per month for suffering a data breach, minimizing risk is vital to the health and reputation of your business. 

the top 5 security vulnerabilities for credit card processing and provide you with important information as to what you need to do to limit risk.
  • Learn the top 5 security threats for credit card processing
  • See how PCI Compliance can mitigate risk
  • Understand how new technologies can help ensure PCI compliance and make cardholder data more secure

Register here to receive the April 18th webinar login details.


May 22: Annual Midwest Regional Dynamics NAV User Meeting  in Waupaca, WI

NAVUG logoLast year's Midwest Regional Microsoft Dynamics NAV user event was so successful and widely attended that it has outgrown the usual venue. This year it will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel in Waupaca, WI


Check out the agenda and register to attend.  Also, plan to join us for a welcome reception on Tuesday night, May 21st.


NOTE: Attendance is complimentary for NAVUG premium members.

Send an email to for the discount code. For all other NAV users, there is a $25 registration fee. 


Upcoming Dynamics NAV Training
Apri 11: Manufacturing in NAV Classic I


Offered by NAVUG and taught by ABC Computers' Application Consultant, John Grant, this level one course explores the basic manufacturing functionality of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 from a user's perspective. It will be presented using the Classic client.


Register for this training class and many others on the NAVUG web site.

About ABC Computers 


ABC Computers has been providing a unique blend of business software solutions and computer support services to businesses - small and large - since 1984. Over the last 25+ years, we have earned a reputation for exceeding clients' expectations and developing lasting relationships by first listening - learning about your business - and only then suggesting solutions to help you achieve your objectives. 


With 3 locations in Wisconsin (WI), 1 location in South Bend, IN, and staff throughout the upper Midwest, ABC offers business consulting and IT services through two distinctly related teams.


Our business management systems group specializes in financial management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision).  

ABC's computer support services team specializes in troubleshooting IT problems that disrupt business operations and transforming technology from a burden into an asset.

Donavan Lane, as well as each team member of ABC, is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Thus our commitment to implementing "Business Solutions...Your Way."