March 2008 Newsletter
Inside this Issue:
Product Spotlight: Quality Management
Tip of the Month:
SmartList GoTo Windows
Convergence 2008 Orlando Recap
Assets with GP
Microsoft Current Customer
Quality Management Suite
Gain a true competitive advantage by continuously
raising the bar on quality!
Advanced Lot Management
expands your ability to operate efficiently while controlling restricted
materials within Microsoft Dynamics™ GP. Increase operating control,
track all lot information completely, and automatically maintain
compliance with FDA requirements.
Advanced Serial Management
increases your ability to operate efficiently while controlling
restricted materials within Microsoft Dynamics™ GP. Track serialized
information completely and maintain compliance automatically.
Enterprise Quality Management (EQM)
is for organizations who desire to compete on quality. Merit EQM
provides the ability to track test results throughout the life cycle of
a process and to activate controls based on test results.
Quality Management Suite online for more information. For on
online demo of these applications,
Tip and Trick of the Month:
Changing SmartList Default GoTo Window
When a record on a SmartList is
double-clicked, a window associated with that record is opened.
This window can be a drill down inquiry window, a transaction processing
window, or a maintenance window, allowing the record to be edited.
The default window on all of the standard SmartLists can be changed to
better meet your firm's needs.
With the SmartList window open, click
on Extras->SmartList->Options. The SmartList Options window opens.
Select the SmartList Category (Accounts, Customers, Vendors, et cetera)
and then select the Default Go To window from the list of available
windows in the pull down list.
While you are here, you can also mark
the fields to be displayed when the default view is selected and the
order of those fields!
This Tip and Trick of the
Month came from:
Convergence 2008 Orlando
was a big success - and we would like to thank all of our customers and
partners who attended. Hopefully, you made good contacts, gained
knowledge, and developed skills that can benefit your business
throughout the upcoming year.
We encourage all Convergence attendees to provide
feedback on Convergence so we can continue to improve the event every
year. After you submit your evaluation, you can gain access to streaming
media presentation files of all general and concurrent sessions, as well
as full video files of all Keynote Sessions. Sessions will be available
online or via the Convergence 2008 Orlando DVD, which will be mailed to
you soon. Go to
today to submit your evaluation.
And don't forget about the Microsoft Existing Customer Convergence
Attendee offer! From March 11, 2008 through May 22, 2008, existing
Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics NAV,
and Microsoft Dynamics AX customers who attend Convergence 2008 are
eligible to receive a special promotional discount when acquiring
additional users, acquiring additional modules of their current
Microsoft Dynamics solution, or migrating from the Standard Edition to
the Professional Edition of aforementioned product lines. Eligible
customers may also apply this offer towards the transition fee to move
from Module Based Licensing to Business Ready Licensing.
Click here to learn more about this offer.
Risk Management is an increasingly important topic
for many Microsoft Dynamics GP customers. Bill Burke, President / CEO -
Merit Solutions, Inc., and Kari Peterson, Senior Technical Product
Manager - Microsoft Dynamics, presented a session at Convergence 2008
Orlando entitled "Protecting Corporate Assets with Microsoft Dynamics
The session focused on leveraging Microsoft Dynamics GP to support
organizational needs around protecting corporate assets, ensuring
accurate reporting, and reducing corporate fraud. If you were unable to
view this session at Convergence, here is some of what you missed:
concept of risk management is centrally about protecting corporate
assets, and increasing
the success of big bets that organizations make by actively managing (or
those bets through a structured and deliberate process.
So the concept
of protecting corporate assets centers on managing risks, or
establishing a ‘risk intelligence’ set of processes, systems and people
accountabilities within your organization.
These risks will center around protecting
existing assets, or domain risks, and increasing the success of big bets
your organization by managing reward type risks.
Smart/successful organizations today are getting
structured differently around managing risks because they recognize the
potential interdependencies that risks can have, and the inherent flaws
of managing risk in functional silos when they tend to follow along
business process lines, which are cross functional by nature.
As a result, companies are moving to
establish clear accountability for managing risks, and use strong
systems to enforce controls and reporting, as well as surface and
analyze information into an actionable format for these accountable
Using Dynamics GP Audit Trails and Electronic Signatures, organizations
are able to implement preventative controls, record changes, and enforce
security measures in order to manage risks and protect assets.
Ultimately, it is about protecting the value of
the organization, which includes assets such as cash, facilities,
inventory and intellectual property; but also the less tangible assets
of reputation, customer relationships, and expectations for future
If you are interested in viewing this presentation
/ slide show, please
email us for your downloadable PowerPoint.
Microsoft Current Customer
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Existing Customer Business Intelligence Offer
Receive special promotional pricing on the Business
Intelligence modules for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Buy two BI modules (as
follows) and receive the third at no additional cost. Business
Intelligence Layer , Analysis Cubes Library, Advanced Analysis Cubes
Library, Smartlist Builder , Analytical Accounting, Dynamics GP
Extender, FRx Professional Upgrade, FRx Webport, FRx Report Server, FRx
Currency Translation, FRx Drill Down Viewer, FRx Report Launcher, FRx
Report Manager, Microsoft Forecaster.
Purchase After: 10/1/2007 Purchase By:
3/21/2008 Redeem By: 3/21/2008
Merit Solutions, Inc.
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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