August eNews 2018

August 2018

What’s New in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central October ’18 Release

With the October ’18 release, Dynamics 365 Business Central is available in the cloud, on-premises, and in hybrid deployments. Business users get a further streamlined and refreshed user experience with many productivity improvements, facilitating heavy transactional users. The service is also going through a hardening process, with much improved resiliency, robustness, and performance across the application.

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I Love Dynamics GP & Excel. What Are the Options to Use Them Together?

by Lucas Reuss at Microsoft

For those of us in the Dynamics GP community that love to use Excel for reporting purposes, we have a few different options for viewing information from Dynamics GP directly in Excel.  This could include exporting various reports to Excel, or pulling up data directly in Excel.  I’ll outline each of the major options that users have and try to highlight the upsides to each of the options.

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Register for Dynamics Summit 2018 by September 6 and Save $200!

Join the Microsoft Dynamics community this October for Dynamics Summit Phoenix The largest annual gathering of Dynamics users, Summit is designed, led, and attended by Dynamics users, partners and other experts from around the globe. Summit is the one place this year where you’ll take part in electrifying general sessions, essential peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, product insight forums, and authentic networking opportunities.

Contact Tara Cox at or call (859) 252-6225 for more information.

Major Portion of ERP-related Work May be Handled by Machines by 2030

By 2030, a major portion of ERP-related work may be handled by machines. These systems will increase in capability as the amount of data grows and as AI advances. Human-machine interactions will play a major role in business, and well before then.

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Robotic Process Automation: A Look at the Evolving Task Automation Marketplace

excerpt from article by Holly Muscolino on

The value proposition for task automation in general, and with RPA specifically, is quite compelling, driving double-digit (and sometimes triple-digit) growth in this market. Over the next five years, we estimate that 54% of current enterprise spending on non-cloud custom and packaged applications will focus on RPA (especially those that would benefit from task automation). Non-cloud enterprise applications are a key target for RPA, because they tend to have insufficient APIs, are based on older technology, or are non-standardized.

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Tips & Tricks

NAV 50 Tips Series: Screen Organization

#GP2018 Feature of the Day: System Password

Excel Tip: Add, Change or Clear Conditional Formats