Dynamics GP - DynamicsCon
DynamicsCon March 16 - 18, 2021

Dynamics GP

Speaker Highlight!

See the DynamicsCon presenters for the Dynamics GP track listed below. Session times displayed in Eastern Standard Time (EST) | GMT-05:00.

View the full listing of sessions on the AGENDA page.

Charles Allen, Senior Consulting Manager, BKD Technologies

How to Track Changes to Your Data

Thursday, 18th of March
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

For many reasons, it can be helpful to track changes to data. Whether for audit purposes or knowing who is changing data and for what reason, Dynamics GP and SQL Server offer different options for tracking data changes.

This session is going to show options from using Activity Tracking to custom triggers. Attend this session to learn how to utilize these options to your advantage.

Amber Bell, Owner, Training Dynamo

GP User to GP Superhero!

Tuesday, 16th of March
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join Amber Bell from Training Dynamo as she teaches you tips and tricks to turn you into a GP Superhero!

You will walk away with X-Ray vision into your company’s data using customized SmartList Reports (including tips for SmartList Designer and Builder)!

You will learn simple setup changes that will help prevent DATA ANNIHILATION! And you will give The Flash a run for his money with GP Macros…and more!

Annette Brown, Sr. Implementation Consultant, Columbus US

Management Reporter Library – What is That? Where is That?

Wednesday, 17th of March
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Ever wonder where your reports go when you generated them? Management Reporter Library is an integral part of the Report Viewer.

Come join us to learn how to use and maintain the MR Library and what you can do with the reports once they are there.

Shawn Dorward, Practice Manager & MVP, Dynamic Consulting

Dynamics GP Life Hacks – Tips and Tricks to save you time!

Thursday, 18th of March
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Are you ready to be the office GP Champion? Join this session to explore over 40 different ways to save time, be more efficient AND use GP in ways you never thought were possible! Brand New for 2021! We will cover Financial Module, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory and More!! 40 is a lot but no worries, full documentation will be included – come and have fun AND learn!

Abra Gilman, Dynamics GP Practice Mgr., Collins Computing, Inc.

40 Features from GP 18.x you need to use!

Tuesday, 16th of March
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Many GP customers upgrade for a specific set of features or to keep up with MS SQL/Windows revisions & don’t review all the new enhancements added to the release. Now GP’s New Year-end release incorporates all revisions to-date. In this session, Abra will share 40+ features that all GP clients should see from this rolled-up set of releases. Most of these features take only a couple minutes or keystrokes to implement but save hours of work.

Russ Graf, Vice-President, NETSTOCK

Supply Chains Under Stress: Lessons from 2020’s Chaos

Tuesday, 16th of March
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2020 provided numerous challenges for supply chains across the globe, and the disruptions aren’t over yet. Businesses with inventory now have to deal with the next stages of the pandemic while also forecasting future demand based off of a volatile year. Implementing best practices in your planning has never been more important than right now.

We’ll look at inventory replenishment in 2021 and cover key lessons to learn from a chaotic 2020 to help your business navigate these ongoing challenges.

John Kimball, Demand Planning Consultant, Absolute Value, a Lanham Company

Spotlight on Inventory Management

Thursday, 18th of March
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tired of learning about inventory problems after the fact? Even with COVID challenges, demand planning doesn’t have to be so difficult. We’ll cover best practices for optimizing your inventory:

  • Updating historical usage
  • Forecasting-including seasonal & sporadic items
  • Collaborating w/customers & vendors
  • Identifying surplus & excess inventory
  • Optimizing inventory across multiple warehouses
  • Dynamic replenishment

Lower your inventory & increase your customer service levels!

John Kirsch, Director of IT, Dynamic Consulting

Where is GP now and what’s next?

Wednesday, 17th of March
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In this session, we will take a look at some of the newer features released in GP, what the upcoming release cadence looks like and how to stay current with GP. In addition, we will look at some of the cloud options for GP including moving to the cloud with GP or a migration to BC. This is a roadmap walkthrough we can take together!

Vicky Kowaleski, Sr. Pre-Sales Business Solutions Architect, Columbus US

Microsoft GP to Business Central

Tuesday, 16th of March
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

So, you’re using Microsoft Dynamics GP and thinking about upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central but, you have questions. Great, we have answers! Upgrading from GP to Business Central can be daunting, so we’re answering the most commonly asked questions, including:

  • Why should I upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?
  • What are some of the differences between Dynamics GP and Business Central?
  • What should I be doing to plan for my migration to Business Central?

Carol Livingston, Dynamics Evangelist, Dynamics Connections

GP ROCKS! Tips and Tricks to Optimize GP

Wednesday, 17th of March
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Many GP users are looking at their GP application and wondering if it’s time to invest and optimize their GP system or move to a modern cloud-based ERP. GP users want to know if they can kick that can down the road and instead optimize, enhance and extend their GP application.

There are lots of options and in this session we will explore some best practices on how to go about optimizing their GP system. GP Rocks!

Sunny Mattoon, Sr. Implementation Consultant, Columbus US

I’ve Turned on MRP – Now What?!

Tuesday, 16th of March
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MRP is running! Now what? How will your users review the purchasing and manufacturing suggestions? What if you need to expedite something? This session will cover how to view, research, and respond to the MRP results.

Tim McHale, Senior Solutions Consultant/Architect, Enavate

Move from Paper Checks to EFT for Payables in Dynamics GP

Wednesday, 17th of March
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Looking for ways to reduce your need for printing and mailing paper checks? Moving to an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) can reduce the risks and downfalls associated with paper checks. EFT payables for GP benefits both the company and the vendor:

  • EFT reduces the time/costs of paper checks, It also limits errors, and frees staff to work on more complex tasks.
  • Vendors can get payments through EFT and an automated clearinghouse (ACH).

David Musgrave, Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants

Leveraging GP Power Tools as a Consultant

Thursday, 18th of March
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

GP Power Tools many features that can be used for troubleshooting and finding issues as well as many features to help you configure, fine tune, and report on application level security. Along with features to help track and manage user licenses, improve usability and help prevent data errors there is lots more to make the consultant’s job easier. When it comes to upgrades, GP Power Tools has you covered with its immensely powerful Database Validation tool. Join us to see all this and what’s new in the latest GP Power Tools build.

Objective: Participants will gain an understanding of the power of GP Power Tools scripting and how it can be used.

Participants will learn how to use GP Power Tools to create custom Service Based Architecture calls and debug service code.

Participants will learn how to use GP Power Tools to create custom Report Writer functions.

Mark Polino, Director of Client Services, Fastpath Solutions

50 Security Tips and Tricks for Dynamics GP

Thursday, 18th of March
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Get 50 practical Dynamics GP security tips and tricks delivered rapid-fire. Included are tips for specific security settings, improving security via setup, process change options, mitigation tools, and principles for good security going forward. These tips are designed for organizations to start improving security immediately.

Marie Rogers, Senior Implementation Consultant, Columbus US

GP Workflow…a few things to know before you start

Wednesday, 17th of March
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Review of GP workflow setup and how it works with GP users and non GP users. Tips to setup workflow, email actions and attachments for tasks and approvals in various modules with step-by-step workflow management cases.

Tracey Santos, Customer Experience Manager, Encore Business Solutions

Why, What, and How | Transitioning from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central

Thursday, 18th of March
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

We know there are questions that are top of mind about the transition process such as ‘What should we expect?’, and ‘What will happen to our data?’

This session will walk through some of the why, what, and how questions about transitioning from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Cory Severson, Senior Consultant, Stoneridge Software

40 Management Reporter Tips in 40 Minutes

Wednesday, 17th of March
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Whether you’re new to Management Reporter, or you’re an experienced user, this session will give you 40 tips and tricks for MR. During this session you’ll learn how to:

  • make generating reports less time consuming
  • become more effective with distribution and scheduling
  • make your reports look exactly how you want
  • ensure quality data

David Laster, Director | Software Solutions, GraVoc

A Power BI Approach to Understanding GP Security

Tuesday, 16th of March
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Auditors, banks, and business leaders all want safeguards around their financial systems, but GP security is difficult understand, and challenging to manage, at best. This session will cover an endless amount of information about GP Security, setup, history/current state, gotchas, tips, etc. And because seeing is believing, I will share with GP users how Power BI is being used by administrators, audit and assurance teams to demonstrate access control and mitigation of risk within Dynamics GP.

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