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ABC Computers eNewsletter                                                                                                           July 2015


In This Issue
ABC Computers
 Services & Solutions
 Shiny New Gadget
of the Month:

 MimoPowerTube- Star Wars Series



Recharge your smartphones or other 5V devices with these fun, Star Wars-y, backup batteries. MimoPowerTubes recharge via USB. Choose from C-3PO, Darth Vader, Lightsaber, or Stormtrooper.


 Learn more about it here

July Quick Quiz

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




  What is A4 size paper?

a. 11.7 inches tall

b. 8.3 inches wide


c. A size between 'letter' and 'legal


d. All of the above


Submit your answer to

A winner will be drawn from the correct responses. 

August Webinars


OneDrive for Business: Your information, your way

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM CT


Automating Tax Compliance In Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Thursday, August 6, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM CT


Setting Up and Using Scheduled Reports in Dynamics NAV 2015 

Thursday, August 20, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM CT





Four of us from ABC Computers recently attended Microsoft's
Worldwide Partner Conference for a week in Orlando. Although summer isn't a great time of the year to go to Florida, the WPC is a great event at which to network and confirm Microsoft's direction. A few of the takeaways for us were just how quickly Microsoft is moving, a preview of much more innovation coming, and Microsoft's vision of so many products working together. As a NAV-focused partner we are incredibility excited as we can see Microsoft's vision aligning to what we have been working towards ourselves. The complete essence of our company is everything NAV and we are embracing the surrounding products and services to fully extend our offerings. Certainly, not a small or easy challenge but one we are excited to embrace. I look forward to our team sharing even more on this challenge as the year rolls on.





Mark Christie 


ABC Computers, Inc. 


How big is your transactional tax footprint? 6 questions to assess if your sales activities are a compliance risk.

By Avalara


At some point, you've probably pinpointed your company's position on a 22 matrix to determine its strengths or weaknesses or its position relative to competitors. But have you ever rated your business on sales tax compliance?


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Respect the Process

By David Williams

ERP implementation involves many decisions and choices that can ultimately decide how effective your business operates. Your ERP system needs to be a tool that can facilitate the various business process flows within your organization. Too often managers, IT staff, or users feel the need to pursue the latest and greatest features and functions, even if that new functionality doesn't fit well into their business or process scenario. While it is important to understand the features and functions offered by your ERP system so that new ideas and changes to the business can be discussed, supported, and implemented, functionality should not be the driver. The process should dictate the use of the ERP system.

One way to save time when using Microsoft Dynamics NAV

By Kerry Rosvold


There are always a few underutilized features which have been in NAV for a while that folks either didn't hear about or forgot to use. Check out our newly published article on ERP Software Blog, NAV Saved Views are a Great Time Saver for a step by step show and tell on how to set up and use saved views. We'll show you how to stop filtering list views in NAV and save the views you use frequently so you can access them in a single click! This feature is a great way to save some time and become more efficient in your use of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.


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Report Margin Issues in Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC Reports

By Rachel Kuchar


One of the most common issues a Microsoft Dynamics NAV developer runs into with reports involves a blank second page or a second page that has very little data on it. This is usually a result of the horizontal size of the report being too large to fit on standard size paper. This means that if the width of the fields and the margins added together exceeds the "printable area" of the report, it will automatically trigger a second page. For U.S.A sizing, this means the total of the horizontal size of the report is larger than 8.5 inches for "portrait" or 11 inches for "horizontal."


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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."