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by Caprice Murray
12/18/2014 10:47:56 AM
Microsoft announced the general release of Dynamics GP 2015 earlier this month, and we think there may be a few enhancements that might be of interest to our readers.   In addition to a number of product feature enhancements, this new release offers three key benefits to the way that many of our customers do business.  These key benefits are:

1) An expanded work flow that will streamline financial, purchasing, sales, payroll, and project expense related approvals;
2) A single sign-on through integration with Microsoft Azure, allowing users to work seamlessly across various Microsoft platforms including Office 365;
3) And, the introduction of Service Based Architecture (SBA) for Microsoft Dynamics GP.
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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP
by Bob Scarborough
12/10/2014 11:45:00 AM
Lately, there has been a lot of hype surrounding the subject of “big data.”  Chances are this has led to as much confusion as clarity, so you well might be left wondering: what the heck is big data anyway, and why is everyone so excited about it? When people hear the term “big data” they often assume that it literally means large data sets.  That may sometimes be part of the definition, but the term actually encompasses more than that.
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Tags: technology industry
by Brian Yates
12/4/2014 10:23:14 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I attended Compliance Week West for the first time. There was a great deal of discussion around how auditors will be looking at company controls around revenue recognition, as well as what companies will need to do to prepare for the new standard in terms of systems, internal set ups, and how new recognition will be controlled. 
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by Dandrew Cruda
11/25/2014 9:03:28 AM
We recently had the opportunity to visit our friends from Cleo and talk to them about the effects Tensoft RRM has had in managing their complex revenue - more particualrly, their deferred revenue. Before Tensoft RRM, Cleo had difficulties reporting their revenue and having the confidence behind the numbers they were reporting on spreadsheets, which stakeholders, auditors, and company executives felt were "choppy." We spoke with Richard Gorman, the Director of Finance for Cleo, to see how their revenue management processes has changed and how they are now reporting their revenue.
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by Caprice Murray
11/21/2014 10:47:31 AM
Tensoft Revenue Recognition Management (RRM) can help your company get rid of lack of visibility over your contract statuses, prepare your revenue reports for audit visits, and ditch the error-prone spreadsheets. With Tensoft RRM, your company can enjoy smoother processes, less errors, and better revenue reporting.

For a quick overview of Tensoft Revenue Recognition Management, we've created a two minute video that will help give you a basic understanding of this solution.  To see that, click on the thumbnail below.  Or, if you'd prefer to just read about it, the video script is included below that.  Enjoy!
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Tags: revenue recognition, revenue recognition software
by Caprice Murray
11/12/2014 10:37:46 AM
Creating a recurring invoice is easy as pie in Tensoft Contract Billing Management (CBM)!  To show you just how it's done, we asked one of our talented interns - Katelyn Smathers - to demonstrate.  You can see for your self in the following video, or you can read about it below.  And, for more information about Tensoft CBM, please visit our solution page.
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Tags: billing management software, recurring billing software
by Dan Berube
11/5/2014 9:07:00 AM
Microsoft Dynamics GP SmartList Builder and Microsoft Excel are designed to work hand in hand so that data can easily be exported from one program to another. There are a couple ways to go about doing that and today I will be showing you how to export the data using a ‘Clear’ macro. By watching the short video below you will be able to learn how to use the SmartList export solutions.
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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics GP
by Dan Berube
10/29/2014 1:24:40 PM
In the first part of this series about how to create the reports you want using eOne’s Smartlist Builder, I described how to get started by adding your first table.  In this part, I’ll discuss how to add more tables, and what you can then do with all of the great information that results.
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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics GP
by Dandrew Cruda
10/21/2014 8:57:18 AM
Excel spreadsheets are a big part in how many companies do business, whether it may be in their accounting department, or finance department. However, using spreadsheets for critical processes in your business can be risky. Watch this short video to see the dangers you should be aware of by using spreadsheets for important business processes.
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by Dan Berube
10/15/2014 11:31:33 AM
If you're a savvy SmartList user, you know that you can use the “Columns” button to add additional fields to the standard SmartLists that come with Microsoft Dynamics GP.  And, if the field that you are interested in adding to your report doesn't exist in SmartList, you can easily add it so that you can build your report by using eOne’s SmartList Builder.   This post will be the first part in a series about how to get started with SmartList Builder.
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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics GP