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2020 (Virtual) Community Summit NA – Sessions for Existing or Future Business Central Users


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Register Now for Community Summit North America 2020

We are less than a week away from Microsoft Dynamics 2020 Community Summit! And while this year will be virtual, instead of the in-person event we’ve all come to love, it will still be well worth your time to participate. It still promises to deliver a comprehensive and engaging group of speakers and sessions to help you soak up as much Dynamics information you can handle. So register for 2020 Community Summit North America today if you haven't already!

For you Business Central users, or wanna be users, we’ve put together our list of 2020 Community Summit sessions we think will be most helpful to you.

Wednesday, October 7

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM CDT
GP to Business Central: How to Successfully Migrate

Made the decision to migrate to Business Central or just investigating? It could be a big project, and you need to know your options are before diving in. Janelle Riley will give you a comparison between the two, talk about migration and implementation methods, and more.

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM CDT
The Top Five Sexiest Things in Business Central

Smart is sexy and understanding what’s new in Business Central will make you the most interesting person at virtual cocktail parties. With Business Central at the core, Gwendolynn Massie will show you the hottest integrations with Microsoft 365 and Power BI. KPIs are king and at your fingertips. See how you can report available cash, sales profitability, inventory value, and net income. With personalization tools and an enhanced user experience, everyone has the ability to work how they want in Business Central.

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM CDT
Making Business Central Your Own

Each user of the Business Central application wants their experience to be unique. We each need to see information on pages in our own unique format. During this session, Dave Wiser will review how to configure your experience to be your own. We'll review how to configure and personalize each page to both maintain consistency within groups and also how to individualize your user experience.

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM CDT
To Mod or Not to Mod: Creating a Cost Value Analysis

Evaluating the investment of a modification to standard BC may sometimes become a myopic decision. This session will be an interactive experience to explore considerations for when it is a good business decision to modify, select an ISV solution or change a process workflow. Donnita Bass and Anthony Darden will look at how to value each of the options and best practices for building the cost analysis.

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM CDT
Deploying BC how to get to where you want to be

You’ve made the strategic decision to migrate from previous versions of Dynamics NAV/GP/SL to D365 Business Central. What’s next? What does a good migration and deployment plan look like? Before you sit down with your partner, Floyd Chan will discuss the wide range of elements to address in your project plan. We will provide an overview considerations around dealing with your mods, reports, third-party add-ons, system access, security, service contracts and SLAs, data retention, and moving to an OPEX model.

Thursday, October 8

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
Personalizing Your Experience within BC

In this fast-paced presentation, Shannon Mullins and Kristen Hosman will walk through user personalization ranging from simple to more complicated, as well as personalizing cues, so that you can return to your office ready to make an instant difference in your team’s efficiency. We’ll also address key issues to consider when personalizing and building UI elements and Role Center.

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM CDT
50 Tips in 50 Minutes for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Looking to be the office hero after Summit? This session will give you a whole list of easy but powerful takeaways to share with your team. No PowerPoint here! Kerry Peters will demo 50 tips LIVE inside of Business Central so you can see for yourself how to accomplish things faster, easier, and with more efficiency!

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM CDT
Everyone should know how to use BC Configuration Packages!

Business Central Configuration Packages are a convenient, powerful tool for importing data into Business Central. But they are more than just a data migration tool! Join Steve Endow and Tanya Henderson for this education-packed session.

Friday, October 9

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM CDT
Business Central – Costing

Financial and operational requirements affect how you make choices for your business. You can capture your cost elements and incorporate them into your inventory costs. Andrew Good will review different approaches for incorporating fixed and variable costs into your inventory.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM CDT
6 Great BC Integrations with Office 365 & Power Platform

If you've used Dynamics 365 Business Central, you've probably seen the Open in Excel and Edit in Excel options. But have you used Business Central Workflows or Customer Insights in Outlook? Have you used Power Platform to automate Business Central processes? Or created Microsoft Forms Pro surveys based on Business Central data and events?
Steve Endow and Shannon Mullins will show you 6 great ways that you can leverage Office 365 and the Power Platform to increase productivity and get more value out of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM CDT
50 Tips in 50 Minutes for Business Central: Finance Edition

This session will give you a whole list of easy but powerful takeaways to share with your team. No PowerPoint here! We'll demo 50 tips LIVE inside of Dynamics 365 Business Central so you can see for yourself how to accomplish things faster, easier, and with more efficiency! Join Kerry Peters for this very FAST 50 minutes with a special emphasis on tips for finance professionals.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM CDT
Migration: From Microsoft Dynamics GP on premise to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online

The migration team continues to build more value and efficiency in the migration tools for Dynamics 365 Business Central. Learn with Jennifer Ranz about the latest enhancements added to the migration tool with the 2020 release wave 2 that enables a Dynamics GP customer to migrate even more data to Business Central online.

Wow! You are going to learn A LOT this year. Keep the coffee coming and plenty of note paper. Here’s a tip to help you plan your Community Summit NA 2020 experience. After you register, head to the website to build your Participate in Summitland and get entered to win a $250 Amazon Gift Cardschedule so you make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Be sure to visit our booth in the virtual expo hall, and you can participate in Summitland to enter for a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card. We will be here to answer any Business Central payroll questions you may have.

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