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It's Another Successful Event for the GPUG DC Chapter Meeting

GPUG’s 2nd Washington DC Regional Chapter event had another great meeting Tuesday with around 35+ Microsoft GP professionals in attendance. Although not as large as the inaugural meeting, this number isn’t anything to complain about seeing that this group in still in its infancy stages. Many thanks to the host, Aronson LLC of Rockville, MD, who did a wonderful job of supplying the refreshments and lending their conference room to set the stage for the meeting.

Once everyone had settled in Derrick Hicks of Interactive Document Solutions gave a presentation on “"Paperless Purchasing and Accounts Payables automation for Dynamics GP.” This topic drew a lot interest from the crowd and they kept Derrick busy with questions. Now I have to say, I previously worked for another ISV who had a similar product for AX and other ERP’s and I had to hold back as I wanted to help Derrick with the questions, but I left it to him as he for sure had it under control.

After a short intermission we reconvened with introductions which included what we’re each doing with GP and what we would like to take away from these regional events. To help with any questions, concerns etc. Heather Williams of Dynamic Communities asked a few people if they would volunteer to be subject matter experts and sit on a panel. A few attendees jumped at the challenge, taking a little heat from the crowd. For my take away, I brought up the issues of better education, so I wanted to point to the following resources: GPUG Training Academy, Microsoft Customer Source and of course there are numerous books available.

After grilling the panelists there was discussion of the next chapter meeting and the possibility of having it at the National Baseball Stadium. Fingers-crossed as that would be a fun change of venue, so let’s see if the attendee number will spike then! The meeting is targeted for September, but be on the lookout for that date announcement.

There was also a reminder that the early bird special is now available for the GPUG Summit 2011 in Las Vegas early November: http://www.gpug.com/conferences/summit-2011

What Is The Summit? A jam packed agenda with over 100 breakouts sessions, including the traditional roundtables, presentations, Microsoft Conduits, and Partner Showcase Theatres, a Customer Showcase Theatres and How2 sessions. This is the biggest and best agenda ever for the GPUG Summit!

Of course I will see you at the GPUG Summit, but I’ll also see you again at the next GPUG DC chapter meeting in the fall.

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