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

I’m the first Professional Member of Dynamics Pros!

How cool is that?

So, last week I received an email, as did many others, welcoming them to the new Association of Dynamics Professionals. If you had registered your interest when they were first putting their website up, I assume you were one of the ones who received this email.

The email suggested to update your profile and log in to the new website etc., so I went ahead and gave it a try, always the keener! I knew I wanted to register for the exams coming up at reImagine 2015 in September, so I figured I would check out the new website, and then sign up.

While I was there, I noticed that there were two types of memberships – an associate (free) and a professional (for a small cost).  The professional membership seemed like a no-brainer, and “investing” in the new association was important to me.

Well, imagine my surprise when Bob McAdam tweeted shortly after that I was the first Professional Member ever!  Cool!

Today I also was mentioned in the Dynamics Pros first tweet ever, double cool… did I mention small things amuse me?

In all seriousness, that was a pleasant surprise, but at the end of the day, I’m proud to be a professional member of the new association, first or otherwise. I’m looking forward to taking both of the exams in September at reImagine, and hopefully be among the first to pass the very first exams!

By | 2017-08-13T11:46:27+00:00 August 19th, 2015|News, Off Topic Articles|0 Comments

GP2015 is released!

Right on time, Microsoft announced the release of Dynamics GP2015 yesterday (December 1, 2014).

Awesome!  Tons of new features and continued advancement in integration of data and possibilities for applications.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:28+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

I can blog again! Woohoo!

I haven’t been able to blog for a while, or at least not unless everything is text only. My website permissions were a little messed up and it’s taken me a few months to find the time to fix it.

I’ve now moved to a new webhost and all appears to be running smoothly. Yay!

I’m looking forward to getting my pile of blog topics off my desk again… 🙂

For those that follow me via RSS, there isn’t any change in the feed URL so you should get this post the same as the old stuff!

By | 2017-08-13T11:46:28+00:00 October 14th, 2014|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

Canadian Payroll – Sept 1, 2014 tax update (Ontario only)

Well, the “no mid-year tax update” euphoria didn’t last too long… 🙂

As a result of the June 2014 Ontario election and subsequent budget in July 2014, there are tax changes, affecting Ontario only and only affecting those with incomes > $150,000. The tax changes are effective for September 1, 2014 tax tables, but are retroactive to January 1, 2014.

This update is somewhat optional as you can read below, and organizations need to decide how many of their employees it affects and if the employee(s) affected can authorize manually changing the withholding for the last 4 months of the year to accommodate the change instead of putting a new service pack in now. (more…)

By | 2017-08-13T11:46:28+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Canadian Payroll, News|0 Comments