Does Dynamics 365 mean the death of Dynamics GP?

No! A thousand times no!

I hate click-bait headlines, but based on the confusing messaging out there, it seems you have to have one for people to pay attention. If you don’t know who to believe, you may be scared away from buying or continuing to use Dynamics GP. The messaging has been at times exceptionally clear, and at other times, exceptionally fuzzy, and often both from Microsoft!  There are rumours being spread by god-knows-who that GP 2016 is the last release that will be available for Dynamics GP. (more…)

By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|News, Off Topic Articles|4 Comments

Becoming a Microsoft MVP for the first time

So, yesterday I found out that I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for my contributions over the last year in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community. Yay! I must say, the entire day was a whirlwind of emotions, varying from “holy cow” (yes, I used a different word there!), to “oh my god, what now?”, to “woohoo I’m an MVP!”, to “Am I really deserving of this?” etc. Well, you get the idea. Excitement, happiness, anxiousness, nervousness, doubt, all of those came and went throughout the day!

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|News|2 Comments

CanPay ROE Issue with postal code

If you are a client using Dynamics GP Canadian Payroll, and use GP’s ROE functionality, this may be of use to you.

If you didn’t need the mid-year 2016 tax update, and only installed the year end 2015 tax update, there were a number of fixes in the ROE (Record of Employment) functions in a January hotfix that you may not have noticed or installed.

A client of mine showed me one issue and I’ve verified with Microsoft that is it one of the fixes in the January hotfix. The specific issue is when creating an ROE, the postal code isn’t being populated in the right box on the ROE window, and it’s a required field.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:24+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Canadian Payroll, News|0 Comments

Canadian Payroll 2016 Mid-Year Update

Guess what? It’s almost halfway through 2016! Wow, where did the time go?

For Microsoft Dynamics GP users with Canadian Payroll, that means it might be tax update time for you again as typically there are semi-annual tax changes. Most years, only a handful of provinces have tax changes so many customers can evaluate for themselves if this particular year would affect their employees or not.

Keep in mind, the tax updates are not “just” tax updates – they are full fledged service packs and often will also contain fixes for other modules. What does that mean?

  • Even if you are not a Canadian Payroll module user, you may want to install this service pack if it contains a fix for an issue that affects your environment.
  • If you are a Canadian Payroll module user, and you don’t have employees in the jurisdictions indicated in the updates, you can typically skip this update (assuming you don’t have a need for any of the other fixes). The updates are always cumulative so the next update will also contain these mid year changes if you skip this update.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:24+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Canadian Payroll, News|0 Comments

GPUG Amplify 2016 – Day 3

Day 3 at Amplify was short and sweet, to enable the travellers to avoid the traffic that the Donald Trump rally might bring, which was scheduled to be at the Anaheim convention center next door! Originally we were supposed to start the day with a 9am breakout session followed by the closing keynote, ending the day at noon-ish. Everything got moved up by an hour, so we could get out of dodge without possible traffic delays.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:24+00:00 May 25th, 2016|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

GPUG Amplify 2016 – Day 1 – Rest of the day

The remainder of the first day at Amplify consisted of breakout sessions (4 timeslots throughout the day), with expo time and lunch in the middle and a social/mingle sponsored welcome reception in the evening. Each session timeslot, there seemed to be 5 choices of session content, with one breakout timeslot being entirely ISV presentations. Overall the pace of the day was good, not quite a “full” feeling as previous conferences. The only negative in my mind was the extremely long break between in the middle of the day. The 2nd session ended at 11:15am and the third session started at 1:45pm. The intention was to have specific expo hours and a separate lunch break but that just felt way too long and in my opinion, could have been abbreviated to 90 minutes or perhaps even 2 hours but 2.5 hours just seemed excessive for a break in the middle of the day. I’d be curious how the expo vendors felt as they should have been the ones who benefited from that extreme amount of time. (more…)

By | 2017-08-13T11:46:24+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

GPUG Amplify 2016 – Day 1 – General Session

Day 1 of the inaugural Amplify 2016 conference started with a general session at 8:30am. The general session followed the familiar format of introductions and general administrative things, followed by Dynamics GP product strategy, roadmap and GP 2016 product demos. I won’t get into details on “breakfast”. The organizers got an earful of feedback on the disappointing breakfast each day so I won’t add on with more on that. Let’s just say thank goodness for the Starbucks beside the meeting rooms! On the bright side, there was a wide selection of tea for me each day! 🙂

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:24+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

GPUG Amplify 2016 – Pre-Conference

This is the first post of a small series of posts to come this week, outlining some of my thoughts and take-aways from the brand-spanking-new GPUG Amplify 2016 conference.

What is Amplify you ask? It’s a brand new conference, driven by demand from our fantastic Dynamics GP community, for end-users of Dynamics GP. With the transition of Convergence to a new conference called Envision, there was left behind a gap where the only “user” conference left – VAR conferences excepted – was GPUG Summit, where the focus is on peer-to-peer learning, rather than what’s new and upcoming from a Microsoft perspective.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:24+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

Re-branding “me” – changing my twitter handle

Quick update: I’ve changed my twitter handle from @kuntzconsulting to @jenkuntzGP.

Why?

Well… it’s something that I’ve thought about for a long time. When I first started my business, I didn’t know what direction my new consulting firm would be heading in: solo consultant for life or start to grow and build a team. Nearly 7 years into my latest self-employment adventure, it’s pretty clear, I love being a solo consultant.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:25+00:00 April 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments