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Crestwood Associates

5 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Add-ons Worth a Look


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    As much as we would like it to, no one product can do everything for everyone. That’s when we look for a product to bolt on to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 that will work seamlessly and make our lives easier. The top 15 recommended Dynamics GP Add-on products were announced in early January, but we’ve whittled the list down to 5, in no particular order. To be included on our short list, these add-ons had to have tried and true functionality, ease of use, wide adoption, and high overall customer satisfaction.

    1. MekormaMICR Check Printing. MICR is the best overall check printing enhancement for Microsoft Dynamics GP. It makes managing multiple checking accounts secure and easy, heightens security and adds convenience to the check signing processes. Mekorma MICR also adds sorting and configuration capabilities, as well as a variety of other features to address common and unusual check printing needs. Mekorma MICR works with Purchasing, U.S. Payroll, Canadian Payroll, and Miscellaneous Checks. View a demo, or sign up for a free trial.
    2. FastPathConfig AD. With the "AD" standing for Active Directory, this one is for the IT team, but can also make your Controller or Accounting Manager happy too. It basically moves all of those pesky user maintenance tasks to the IT desk. Administrators no longer need access to Microsoft Dynamics or to use an administrator password to create, change, or delete users. So adding a new user can be done by your IT desk in seconds with a single click. They don't even need to have Dynamics GP installed on their computer. How sweet is that? Check out a demo here.
    3. ExperlogixParametric Configurator. With bonus points for geekiest name, the configurator tool allows your sales team to quickly customize complex quotes and orders with 100% accuracy, leading to dramatic increases in revenue and profitability. With unique capabilities such as guided selling, rapid line-item creation, and automated bill-of-material generation, Experlogix has the tools you need to maximize your quote-to-order and manufacturing process. View a demo here.
    4. Avalara - AvaTax – Sales tax collection and reporting made easy. I have to admit, this is my personal favorite; it really does take one of the most painful processes and makes it simple. AvaTax delivers real-time sales tax calculations based on up-to-date sales and use tax rules. This includes address validation, sourcing rules, product taxability and jurisdiction assignment. It makes compliance simple, with transaction history and on-demand reporting. It also reduces audit risk with cloud-based sales tax services that make it simple to calculate rates, manage exemption certificates, file forms and remit payments.
    5. Encore Business Solutions - Advanced Smartlist Tool - A seamless extension to SmartList, the Dynamics GP query tool. With the added power of Advanced SmartList, users can sum columns and insert totals in the query, reducing the need to export data into Excel, saving time and effort. Advanced Smartlist also offers a drag and drop grouping function along with the ability to manipulate data by sorting and filtering information without having to leave the Dynamics GP desktop. Snapshot functionality enables simultaneous views of data for side-by-side comparison and analysis. Learn more, watch a short video or sign up for a free 30-day trial here.

     

    If you would like more information on how these tools can help you do more with ease, call or email us for a data sheet or to attend one of our upcoming free web seminars.

     

    Donna Krizik / Crestwood Associates LLC - an Illinois Dynamics Partner
    Ph: 847-394-8820 x 43 Email: [email protected]

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