Time to Upgrade & Move to the Cloud

For a limited time, InterDyn BMI will include moving your upgraded version of Dynamics GP into the cloud.

If you want the power, flexibility and security to run your business anywhere, it is time to take the step forward and turn to the cloud. Let us help you lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), realize a quicker Return on Investment (ROI) and reduce the cost of running your business with the best cloud solution for you.

Step 1: Upgrade GP

Step 2: Move to the Cloud

Step 3: Test in the Cloud

Step 4: Connect to the Cloud

Contact us today for your upgrade quote which will include your move to the cloud.*

* Monthly recurring hosting or managed services fees not included.
A quote will be provided. Offer ends April 15, 2017.

GP 2018: What’s Next?

By Bryan Wilton, President

GP 2018, the next full release of Dynamics GP, is targeted to release in December of 2017. Everything seems to be “epic” now:  movie trailers boast upcoming features as epic, television shows use the same to describe next week’s episode and the political arena has found lots of uses for ‘epic this’ and ‘epic that’. Not to be left out, GP 2018 will focus around epic stories, which should be fun. A few of those epic highlights are:

  • Optimize Financials and HR/Payroll with more features
  • Comprehensive Doc Attach
  • Power “Suite” Evolution
  • User Experience-everything and anything a user wants to make their job easier
  • Workflow 3.0.

Watch for more information as we learn just how epic Dynamics GP 2018 will be!

Contact us to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics GP.

We Are Attending GPUG Amplify: Will We See You There?

Join InterDyn BMI, your Dynamics GP peers and the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product team at GPUG Amplify taking place March 20-22 at the Anaheim Marriot located in Anaheim, CA. GPUG Amplify is quickly evolving into THE conference for decision-makers all across the Dynamics GP landscape and you can save money by registering today!

What can you expect from GPUG Amplify?

  • Industry-specific educational breakouts
  • Access to Microsoft Support Desk and Microsoft-led educational sessions
  • Learning opportunities from the most sought after Dynamics GP end users and InterDyn BMIs
  • Numerous independent software vendors showcasing their latest solutions and creative capabilities
  • Dedicated networking opportunities
  • NEW in 2017: Dedicated sales/marketing workshop on Monday, exclusive to Dynamics GP InterDyn BMIs
  • Opening Keynote session/Expo Reception for users/InterDyn BMIs on Monday afternoon

At InterDyn BMI, it’s our goal to help you become more successful, both individually and as an organization. This is why we are encouraging you to take advantage of resources and tap into the breadth of knowledge shared by Dynamics GP Experts and the Microsoft team at GPUG Amplify. Register today!

We have negotiated a 10% savings for our clients to attend.  Simply use this code during registration:  10BMI

Please let Kim.Peterson@InterDynBMI.com know if you are coming.  We are planning a dinner get together while at the conference.

Tip: Join us as a member of the Dynamics GP User Group (GPUG) to save money on your conference registration!

Payroll Update If You Are in Oregon

By Bryan Wilton, President

 

If you do payroll taxes in Oregon, listen up!  The Standard Deduction and Personal Exemptions were not updated correctly with Round 2. I reposted everything today. If you run payroll in Oregon, reinstall the tax update to verify your tax information is correct, it is a small amount, but always good to be on the latest tax tables. If you have already applied round 2, you will get this warning, say yes and GP will install the new tables for you.  Date remains the same.

MS3 was 4315 should be 4350, S2 was 2155 should be  2175, S3 was 4315 should be  4350, Personal exemption amount was 195 should be 197.

As a reminder for Dynamics GP 2013 users – end of support for taxes / year end is April 2018, which really is right after Year End next year.  If you are on GP 2013, we would encourage you to consider upgrading this year to be prepared.  We are hearing from Microsoft that they will have a very minimal Year End update for GP 2013 this fall/winter. It will be best to get on GP 2016 and enjoy the new features.

Click here to check out a great video on GP 2016 R2.

Payroll Update If You Are in Oregon

By Bryan Wilton, President

 

If you do payroll taxes in Oregon, listen up!  The Standard Deduction and Personal Exemptions were not updated correctly with Round 2. I reposted everything today. If you run payroll in Oregon, reinstall the tax update to verify your tax information is correct, it is a small amount, but always good to be on the latest tax tables. If you have already applied round 2, you will get this warning, say yes and GP will install the new tables for you.  Date remains the same.

MS3 was 4315 should be 4350, S2 was 2155 should be  2175, S3 was 4315 should be  4350, Personal exemption amount was 195 should be 197.

As a reminder for Dynamics GP 2013 users – end of support for taxes / year end is April 2018, which really is right after Year End next year.  If you are on GP 2013, we would encourage you to consider upgrading this year to be prepared.  We are hearing from Microsoft that they will have a very minimal Year End update for GP 2013 this fall/winter. It will be best to get on GP 2016 and enjoy the new features.

Click here to check out a great video on GP 2016 R2.

Report Definition in Management Reporter

By Annette Brown, Senior GP Implementation Consultant

Are you using FRx today and you know you need to move to a new reporting tool? Watch our recorded webinar, which covered Management Reporter and what it can offer you in reporting as well as how you can easily migrate from FRx.

In Management Reporter, what is the base period? 

Think of “base” as a parameter getting filled in when the report is run.  You fill this in by choosing a Report Date.

“Base” Period refers to the “month” chosen on the Report Definition.  The green Arrow is the “Base” Month, the Red arrow is the “Base” Year.

NOTE: Base Period is defined in the way you have set up the fiscal periods in your GP.  Some have just 12 to represent monthly buckets, some have 13 (and use 1 for an adjusting period), and others have set up 52 periods and their periods represent weeks.

Report Definition

“Base” is used in the Column Definition to adjust the time frame returned to the report.  This is how you make the report dynamic and give you the appropriate “Period” and “Year”.  It is what allows you to run the report for any Report Date chosen at run time.

Column Definition

Where can I get training on how to set up our reports with columns and rows?

InterDyn BMI offers in-depth training of a variety of classes and per-company based training classes. Annette Brown would be happy to discuss options if you are interested in further training.

How do you switch the report definition screen for multiple companies?

This all depends on if you are using a tree in your report and how your tree is set up. You can do this by clicking on the arrow in the company name.

However, in the below report definition example, I am using a tree. Therefore, it will pull the company from the tree setup.

Where can I get sample reports?

NOTE: You will have to be on at least CU6 to have this option and see sample reports.

To learn more, you can watch Let’s Learn Management Reporter on YouTube now.

New Tax Form Filing Deadlines

By Bryan Wilton, President

Remember the new tax form filing deadlines: The new due date for Forms W-2,  W-3, and 1099-MISC with data in box 7 for non-employee compensation is January 31st.  The new due date is effective for tax year 2016, filed in 2017, and applies to paper and electronically filed returns. You may request an extension of time to file your W2 forms, but it must be submitted on paper Form 8809. Extension of time for Recipient Copies of Information Returns must be requested on paper.

Also, the IRS filing system called FIRE, (Filing Information Returns Electronically) server no longer supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 as one of the FIRE System’s Internet Security Technical Standards. If you are transmitting using IE 6.0 or lower, and I hope you are not, your browser may have problems logging in and connecting to the FIRE System. Follow the steps below to connect and upload a file:

  • Go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced
  • Scroll down and find Security
  • Uncheck both SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0
  • Check TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2 and select “Apply”

On a side note, you would think the IRS could have used something slightly different so the acronym was not FIRE? Maybe a good acronym might have been FILE instead, but they probably spent lots of time and money coming up with FIRE. Maybe even had a contest.