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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo Year-End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP

It’s our favorite time of year, the holidays and closing the books for GP! To help guide you into the new year with GP, we've put together some helpful updates and resources: Important 2021 Tax Filing Dates January 31, 2022 – to employees and IRS/SSA W-2s, EFW2 1099s – If you need help with 1099s, …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo An Update for Dynamics GP Payroll and HR Users

Great Plains HR and Payroll Module Changes Microsoft Dynamics GP users will be seeing some changes in the upcoming years. The Human Resources and Payroll suites consist of four modules that provide existing functionality to Dynamics GP installations that will be discontinued in March of 2022. The four modules in question are: Payroll Extensions - …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo The Rundown on Backups in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Database backups are a key part of any disaster recovery strategy. Microsoft Business Central, a cloud product, includes disaster recovery services like backups and storage.  Below is an overview of backups and restores for Business Central. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online service uses Azure SQL Database as the underlying database backup technology for its …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo A Simple Way to View Tables with a URL in Business Central

Here's a really great tip! One of our customers wanted to add the Vendor Order Number field to their Posted Invoices list. So, after some research, we found that it might involve connecting a different table. We initially thought a customization was necessary, but then we learned about a workaround – editing the URL to …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo Automate Repetitive Desktop Tasks with Power Automate Desktop

Good news! If you are an existing Windows 10 user, you can now download Microsoft Power Automate Desktop for free! Microsoft made this download available on March 2nd, 2021. Why Power Automate Desktop? Power Automate Desktop (formerly Microsoft Flow) allows you to automate repetitive tasks such as mouse clicks and keyboard taps in the same …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo Dynamics 365 Business Central: SMTP Setup with Azure MFA App Passwords

What do you do when you need to set up an SMTP email in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, with Authentication requirements? You either contact Crestwood Associates for help, or follow these simple steps: First, you will have to create App Passwords via aka.ms/mfasetup. Then, use the magnifying glass icon to search SMTP Mail Setup: …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo Dynamics GP: Why are Check Numbers Skipped in AP?

Have you ever noticed Microsoft Dynamics GP payables skip a check number? Why does the system do this? If you have multiple users working in your system, Dynamics GP will place a lock on any check number in use and increments the Next Check number.  For example, if a user is in a window, the …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo Dynamics GP Quick Tip: Report Writer Section Won't Reduce in Size

Recently, we had a client who was trying to create a Report Writer report for a new Check Format. They were adjusting one of the existing check formats to create a Check Stub Stud Report. In order to do this, they had to move the first stub section to the body. Then they had to …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo How to Easily Set Up Taxes in Dynamics 365 Business Central

For new users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central it can be confusing how the Tax Setup windows appear, but it is actually quite simple. First we need to know what the Tax Seup windows are: Tax Setup Window – the company tax settings. This is completed during the Assisted Setup and sets up the …

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Crestwood Associates LLC's Logo 1099-MISC and -NEC Changes: Immediate Action Steps for GP Users

While we’ve been remote, the IRS decided to make changes to the way non-employee compensation is filed, depending on the nature of the income. They’ve moved the non-employee compensation from Box 7 on the 1099-MISC to its own form: the 1099-NEC. This would include all independent contractors, or self-employed individuals who previously had their payments …

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