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GP Partner Connections PreGAME Followup from Convergence 2012

Bob McAdam, GPPC Co-Leader; Jesse Byam, GPPC Co-Leader; and Kim Peterson, GPPC Director, recently reminded this year’s GPPC PreGAME attendees in Houston that they can provide feedback on the event via a quick survey. GPPC is a partner-driven group and your feedback is critical!

They’ve also made the presentation materials available to review and share with your team members…

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Dynamics Crowd Goes ‘Social’ at Convergence 2012

With all my encouragement for the community to get ‘social’ and join what Microsoft is doing, it was rewarding to see all of the social activity going on around Convergence 2012. Not only was the Twitter hashtag #CONV12 highly-used to promote the event goings-on, but there were also many other noteworthy examples of individuals and groups upping their activity and going the extra step to engage in the social media space.

For example, I thought what NAVUG did at its DayONE event was a great example of getting the community engaged in using social media channels. In talking with Trish Boccuti of NAVUG, I asked how they came up with the idea of hosting a “Twitter Hunt” during the event…

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Next Steps After Convergence 2012 to Increase Your Event ROI

Back in the office after an uneventful trip home from Houston. There’s no time to rest – there’s so much to do to followup from the Convergence goings-on. Here’s what’s top of my list and some items you want to act fast on as well as they will help increase the ROI from this event and help Microsoft in preparing for Convergence 2013…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Highlights Coming from Convergence 2012

During Monday’s opening keynote session in Houston, Microsoft officially announced that the next version of GP will be Dynamics GP 2013 due for release calendar Q4 of 2012. This is not just a web client release – there are more than 150 new features to help GP-based organizations get down to business without over-burdening the IT person.

Errol Schoenfish gave a good overview of the highlights in his post “Announcing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013“ on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog. Errol reports that with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 you can…

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Highlights from Convergence 2012

My fellow Data Masons colleague and Senior Developer has been keeping close tabs on NAV over the last few days at Convergence 2012, discovering more about Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 and getting some valuable insight into what’s coming in Microsoft Dynamics NAV “7”, now officially named NAV 2013. With a planned Q4 calendar year 2012 general availability date, and an expected May 2012 Beta release, NAV 2013 will be the first Dynamics ERP solution to be cloud-enabled for Windows Azure.

Here’s the latest on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 coming from the sessions…

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Panatrack Selects Data Masons Software to Provide Microsoft Dynamics® GP Manufacturing and Distribution Clients with Integrated EDI

Data Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, and Panatrack, Inc., a software development firm specializing in systems for tracking inventory, assets, and activities, today announced a strategic technology partnership. Panatrack selected Data Masons’ Vantage Point EDI solution as a key component of its PanatrackerGP Inventory solution. With this new component, Panatrack can offer customers requiring EDI capabilities an automated process for capturing and verifying transmitted EDI data. The ability to deliver these capabilities without ERP platform customization will provide customers with an integrated EDI solution that complements their inventory management objectives.

“Partnering with a trusted EDI provider like Data Masons demonstrates our support for the growing manufacturing and distribution segments within the community. Our solution is well- known for simplifying the order picking process, eliminating paper and providing real-time updates of the inventory status to Microsoft Dynamics GP. Now with Vantage Point EDI, we’ll extend the capabilities of PanatrackerGP to our customers requiring EDI support and provide a cost-effective, easy-to-implement solution for capturing and verifying the EDI transmitted details. We’re excited to offer this additional functionality to our clients and believe Data Masons’ unmatched level of industry expertise and superior technology model will go a long way in maximizing our clients’ Microsoft investments,” said Michael Burnham, President, Panatrack.

PanatrackerGP Inventory for Microsoft Dynamics GP adds barcode data capture for inventory transactions with direct integration to the ERP. The solution extends the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP to handheld mobile scanners for receiving, inventory moves, stock counts and order picking to add efficiency by eliminating duplicate entry and capturing transaction details at the point they occur.

“Data Masons is pleased to support Panatrack’s efforts in extending the company’s capabilities to address their clients’ EDI requirements. The Vantage Point EDI and PanatrackerGP solutions share a similar architecture, both providing a tightly-integrated solution that avoids ERP platform customizations. While the main focus of this partnership is to support Panatrack clients’ with a top-rated EDI solution, investing in a technology model that negates ERP customizations will also dramatically simplify…

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Convergence 2012 Opening Keynote Emphasizes a New Era and the Dynamic Business

Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer, and Kirill Tatarinov, President, Microsoft Business Solutions, led the opening keynote at Convergence 2012 on Monday. They quickly confirmed what we had all guessed, that this is the biggest Convergence ever, with over 10,000 people and almost 270 companies presenting on the expo floor. Wow….

Kevin opened with the theme of a “New Era:” a new era for technology, a new era for business, a new era for Microsoft and a new era for Dynamics. Kevin went on to discuss the key components that are driving this new era…

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Data Masons Software Earns Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Accreditation for Vantage Point EDI

Data Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics® customers, announced today that it has attained the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) AX distinction for its Vantage Point EDI solution. With this honor, Vantage Point EDI has proven its seamless integration with the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform to meet the specific industry and business needs of its customers.

Certified for Microsoft Dynamics is Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software. This certification represents a significant step in elevating the standard for partner-developed software solutions for industry-specific business applications. Solutions with the CfMD status have demonstrated development quality and compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics product.

“By requiring the software solution to meet our highest standards, Microsoft is assuring customers that these certified solutions work with their investments in Microsoft Dynamics,” said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Microsoft Dynamics Partners. “Microsoft congratulates Data Masons on earning the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics designation.”

Vantage Point EDI delivers an all-in-one approach to EDI for Microsoft Dynamics. By leveraging the latest technology and taking advantage of specific functionality built into the Microsoft Dynamics ERP platforms, Data Masons delivers a tightly-integrated EDI solution that eliminates the need for ERP customizations…

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Thanks to AXPAC for a Great Start to Convergence 2012!

My colleagues and I always look forward to attending Convergence as it’s always a valuable, and fun, event for the Dynamics Community. And each year they seem to just keep getting better, this year being no different with Data Masons’ week starting with the AXUG PreGAME event on Saturday.

A loud shout out to the Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) Partner Advisory Council, AXPAC, for hosting a great event and a special thank you for asking Data Masons to participant in three of the roundtable discussions. I’m always happy to support the User Group community in any way possible, as its an unique opportunity to further education within the Dynamis ecosystem.

Many thanks from Glenn, David and myself for the opportunity to add value to this partner-focused event!

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Convergence 2012 DayONE Events for AXUG, GPUG and NAVUG on Today’s Agenda

Yesterday’s PreGAME events offered a partner-focused opportunity for networking and learning prior to the major Convergence 2012 events kicking off. And not to be outdone, today end users have the same opportunity to engage with other Dynamics Users at the Dynamic Communities-hosted DayONE events.

The AXUG, NAVUG and GPUG DayONE events will offer a content-packed afternoon of insightful sessions and networking opportunities with fellow Dynamics Users. In addition to a variety of User-led breakout sessions and interactive discussions, DayONE participants will also get the inside scoop from top dogs at Microsoft and have the opportunity to provide product feedback directly to the Microsoft User Experience Research Team.

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