Archive for July, 2009

29th July
written by Karen C

In July the New York State Legislature voted to increase the NYC Local Sales and Use Tax Rate to 4.5% (click on link at the end of this post for the Official PDF).  This rate change will be effective August 1, 2009.

To change the sales tax percentage in your Dynamics GP applicaton, you will need to make the change to the Tax Detail record that is used in the Tax Schedule ID assigned to NYC customers.

Tools >> Setup >> Company >> Tax Details

NYC Tax Fix Scr Shot

Once this is done, any new orders/invoices will use the new rate.

Keep in mind that any existing orders or backorders will not recalculate when you transfer those to invoices. You will need to recalculate those manually.

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24th July
written by Rob C

In a whitepaper released within the last few days, Microsoft offers amazing proof that outgrowing a Dynamics GP solution would be difficult.  These types of results should put to rest any fears that current or prospective users of GP that the application is not scalable.

This white paper demonstrates how Microsoft Dynamics™ GP delivers a business system that can scale with growing organizations by successfully handling massive amounts of transactions and data by leveraging Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 and Windows Server® 2008. “  And it does as performance testing consisted of 1,000 physical Microsoft Dynamics GP users entering transactions and processing transactions continuously, with other activities such as Payables Management check printing, Payroll check printing and Receivables Management month-end processes of aging, statements, and Paid Transaction Removal running simultaneously.

Jim McCann, Managing Partner of Micro Force, said “If you ever thought you could outgrow Microsoft Great Plains – read this white paper.  3.3 million business transactions with a total of more than 10.6 million transactions line items – all within an 8 hour day. So many things to worry about and plan for when running a department/business. Business owners and their financial management teams can be confident that outgrowing a Microsoft GP solution is not one of them.”

Click on the link to read the whitepaper

Microsoft Whitepaper – GP10.0 Scaleability

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22nd July
written by Rob C.

In the article on Channel Web linked above, CRN’s Steven Burke reports that in light of the collapse of Sage’s largest VAR, MIS Group of Dallas, Microsoft is pressing hard and fast at Sage users in the hopes of converting them to Microsoft’s ERP solutions like Dynamics GP.

The promotion, which offers current Sage users a 25% rebate and 50% of licensing for Sage customers who switch, will positively impact a great many Microsoft ERP VARs in the coming days who are engaged in competitive bids offering Sage solutions.

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