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Archive for March, 2011

Tight Budget, but Need FRx Reports?

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What Happened to the Dynamics GP Trial?

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Are you evaluating Dynamics GP?  Looking for the downloadable demo to test drive it?

We recently noticed that Microsoft is no longer allowing prospects to download and install a trial version of Dynamics GP.  They have nothing to hide, in fact, they’ve made is easier for you to do this without the hassle of going through the installation:

Microsoft has a website dedicated to serving prospects who want the look and feel of this accounting system: https://dynamicsgptestdrive.com/ .  They’ve made this easier so that you don’t have to go through the downloading/installation of the product.  It’s an online interactive tool that allows you to test drive directly from your browser. You can even open up FRx and test drive it too!

FRx How-To: Print FRx Reports to a PDF

For whatever reason, you NEED your FRx reports saved in a PDF file!

Good news! It’s not a built-in feature in FRx, but in this video we show you how this can be done.

There are other PDF printer applications besides PrimoPDF you can use, but I personally like to use this one even when it’s not FRx related. It’s downloadable at: http://download.cnet.com/PrimoPDF/3000-18497_4-10264577.html?tag=mncol;6

Hope this helps!

New & Cool Features in Management Reporter

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As you probably already know, FRx 6.7 is officially unavailable for anyone to buy (no more exceptions).  And now you’re stuck with implementing Management Reporter.

It’s probably not as bad as you may think it is.  Unless you’re having issues with the installations/configuration aspect, as I’ve heard some companies aren’t finding the Migration Wizard as easy as Microsoft is claiming.

Here are some new and cool features you’ll appreciate in Management Reporter:

  • You are now able to Undo/Redo a change, which is available in the Reporting Tree, Row and Column Definition
  • It looks very similar to FRx, but at the same time has a clean New User Interface
  • You can now tailor your workspace by Hiding Columns in Rows, Columns and Trees
  • Remember how you had to save reports before generating them? Well, you can now Generate Unsaved Reports
  • You’re able to Insert Graphics (e.g. company logo) into the header and footer of your reports
  • An easy Checkbox to Allow Negative #’s Appear in Red

I’m really big on aesthetics so you know I’m excited about the fact that we’re now able to insert graphics!

So You Tried to Impress Your Boss…

By changing the different font styles that I showed you a couple of weeks ago, and he/she responded this way:

Unfortunately, I can’t help you there.  You can’t say I didn’t try, though! 🙂

Have a GREAT weekend!

The End of Dynamics GP 9.0 Support

Are you still running Dynamics GP 9.0 or older? 

If your answer is no, that’s good.  But if you’re running GP 10.0, then you will need to start to think about upgrading in the next year and a half.  Microsoft plans to end GP 10.0 support sometime October 2012.

If your answer is yes, not good!  Okay, so you say: everything is running smoothly, I don’t need to upgrade!  I understand, BUT if you or your VAR (Value Added Reseller) ever needed Microsoft’s support, their reply would be simple:

 “Unfortunately, you are running a version of Dynamics GP that is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported version.  If you’re still having the issue after you’ve upgrade, feel free to contact us. “

Don’t let your company fall into this situation.

For more on Microsoft Business Solutions product lifecycle, go to: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectmonbus/en-us

Side note: Tax and regulatory updates for Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 have been retired as of January 31, 2011

Please, save yourself the frustration and unexpected expense.