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6 Free Online Resources for Microsoft Dynamics Users


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When you are evaluating an ERP software purchase you need to think beyond the day you sign the contract.  Here are a few tips to help you envision your life as a Dynamics GP user to assist you in the software selection process:

So you’ve purchased Microsoft Dynamics, are up and live, and you are more efficient than you have ever been before.  What is the next step on your journey?  You’ll want to learn how to get the best return on investment for your ERP software solution.  Besides leveraging services offered by your Dynamics partner,  there are lots of free  online resources available to help you dive deeper into your use of Microsoft Dynamics.

  1.  MSDynamicsWorld.com is an independent site that offers news, updates, case studies and integrated solution ideas for Microsoft Dynamics products.  Many of the writers on this site have a long history with the Dynamics products and deep roots in the Microsoft community offering you a lot of insight.
  2. The Dynamics Community is a blog, forum, and networking site that is run by Microsoft. In addition to all the Dynamics product information on this site, a great feature is the ability to ask questions about your Dynamics solution. Forums are tailored by role and product so you can learn specific information to get your job done even more efficiently.
  3. GPUG and AXUG are customer driven Dynamics GP and AX user groups. GPUG and AXUG offer educational webinars, courses, events and more. Membership options are Basic (free) or Premium (fees are based on user counts). Depending on the depth of benefits you are interested in obtaining, you choose what membership offer will best meet your needs. Registration is very simple so don’t wait to reap the rewards!
  4. Accolade Publications is a publisher of easy to follow user guides and manuals for Microsoft Dynamics.  Their reference guide books on GP, AX and NAV start as low as  $35.   While you’re visiting their site, be sure to check out their Tips & Tricks page and their calendar of events to take advantage of a list of Dynamics user events.
  5. LinkedIn is a social network for the business community. With LinkedIn you can connect with past colleagues, business acquaintances and industry experts allowing you to expand your business network.   As a Dynamics user you can find great value in joining a variety of Microsoft Dynamics groups like GPUG, AXUG, and other various Microsoft Dynamics groups .
    Tip:  Already a member of LinkedIn? Download the free LinkedIn Outlook Toolbar. On the homepage of LinkedIn, scroll down to the bottom and click on Tools. The LinkedIn Outlook Toolbar allows you to quickly and easily build and manage your LinkedIn network from within Outlook.
  6. Got a Twitter account? Even though Twitter only offers snippets of information (140 characters at a time) you can find great value in many tweets that include links to articles.  Useful tweeters to follow include MSDYNCOMM, MSFTDynamicsERP, and msdynamicsworld.

By Encore Business Solutions, Canada Dynamics Partner located in MB, SK, AB, and BC

One Response to “6 Free Online Resources for Microsoft Dynamics Users”

  1. Holly Udell says:

    Can an order be updated once it is released to the shipper. also can shippers be updated prior to invoicing.