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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!

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First Step to GP 2010 Upgrade

Before calling your partner to inform them that you’re ready for the upgrade… and probably even before you budget the upgrade: review the GP 2010 System Requirements!

If your Microsoft partner is not purchasing the hardware for your upgrade, you and your IT department need to sit down and review (line by line) the requirements on that document because if you’re running workstations that only have 1 GB of RAM, forget about it!

Or let’s say you wanted to get ahead of the game and purchased a 64bit server – guess what?  Now you have to spend more money to have your partner migrate all your FRx reports to Management Reporter (because FRx is not supported on a 64bit machine). 

There’s a small workaround for this (by keeping a separate server for FRx), but you get my point.

Please, save your company the time, money and frustration.  You can access this document in Customer Source.  Microsoft is constantly updating it.

FRx Question: Can I Add Our Company Logo to a Report?

So you want to impress your boss by adding the company logo to your reports in FRx? 

Short Answer: Not possible in FRx.

Unfortunately, this feature is not available in FRx 6.7.  I doubt that Microsoft will make this feature available. Their last major Service Pack was back in 2008.  But, if absolutely necessary, you can export the report to Excel or to a PDF and add it there. That’s probably the closest you’re going to get.

The good news is that Management Reporter (FRx’s replacement product) does have this capability. Before you decide to migrate to Management Reporter, please make yourself aware that Management Reporter might still be missing some capabilities that FRx has!

Good luck!

Top 4 Reasons to attend Microsoft Convergence

Why should you attend Microsoft Convergence this year in Atlanta (April 10-13)?  Because Infinity will be there!

No, but really, this is the premier event for customers/partners/ISV’s!

Here are the top four reasons you should attend:

  1. You will learn how to get the most out of your Microsoft Dynamics solution.
  2. Network and collaborate with your peers and the product experts from Microsoft.
  3. Experience the latest solution innovations, new products, and technologies.
  4. Get insights into Microsoft’s corporate direction, and understand future plans for our Microsoft Dynamics solution.

Plus, Convergence 2011 Atlanta is cost-effective and easy to attend. Atlanta offers many affordable hotel options, and the event starts on a Sunday so it will take less time from your work week.

Sounds like a great opportunity, doesn’t it?  To learn more about Convergence 2011 Atlanta, visit the Convergence Web site.

If you cannot attend, you can always count on Infinity to bring back the most valuable information!

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No Purchase NecessaryHow many times have you been tricked into a store with a sign like this only to walk out the store disappointed because it so happens that the gift would be of NO use for you?  Well, this blog is intended to be the complete opposite.  We want to provide you with the most valuable information related to Dynamics GP, Management Reporter and FRx at NO COST!

My name is Jorge; I’ve been with Infinity Computer Systems for three years and in my own words: we are GREAT at what we do.  Our team is dynamic and focused on the success of our clients.  My opinion can be a little biased, BUT if I didn’t believe this were true then I simply have the choice to pack up my things and go. 

If you’re not familiar with our company and what we do, click here to check out our website.

Whether you’re our client, prospect, vendor, OR if you’re just simply browsing and happen to land here: I am beyond excited to communicate the COOL things I come across during my Dynamics GP, Management Reporter and FRx journey!

We welcome all of your questions, comments and feedback.