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Submit your new feature wish list to the Dynamics GP development team!

Posted by Samantha DeLaire

Feb 25, 2019

Take your wish list straight to the Microsoft Dynamics GP application development team to recommend new features and enhancements to the product!

 

 

 

Here is your chance to provide your ideas directly to the Microsoft’s development team for improvements to be made within Dynamics GP.

 

 

 

Share your ideas and vote for future ideas on new development plans to enhance the Dynamics GP product.

 

 

 

Intelligent Edge will be playing more of a role in future releases, and there will also be features requested by customers and the wider community that will be implemented in the new version release, made available later this year.

 

 

 

Vote to log new suggestions now!

 

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP, new features, Latest News

Information Regarding Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerabilities

Posted by Jeremy Peacock

Jan 10, 2018

At SMB Suite customer security is always our top priority.  In an effort to keep you well informed:  an industry-wide, hardware-based security vulnerability was recently disclosed.  We are taking active steps to ensure that no SMB Suite Cloud customer is exposed to these vulnerabilities. At the time of this email, SMB Suite has not received any information to indicate that these vulnerabilities have been used to target SMB Suite Cloud customers.  Per Microsoft, the nature of these vulnerabilities will require updates to both hardware and software to mitigate the issues. 

SMB Suite has begun working with Microsoft and our other industry partners, including hardware OEMs and app vendors, to protect customers. To take advantage of all available protections, hardware/firmware and software updates are required. This may include microcode from device OEMs and in some cases updates to antivirus software as well.  With the public disclosure of the security vulnerability, we are accelerating the planned maintenance timing and will begin implementing vendor supplied updates and mitigation recommendations as soon as available.

We want to make sure you are aware of the full scope and nature of these vulnerabilities.  

Note: this issue will affect other systems such as Android, Chrome, iOS, MacOS, so we advise customers to seek out guidance from those vendors. In addition to SMB Suite managed services, you will need to identify your own affected systems and take appropriate measures within your organizations and at home.  Please consult with the vendor of your operating systems & computing devices for updates and instructions, as needed. For Windows customers, guidance has now been published and is available here

Please contact support@smbsuite.com with any concerns and/or questions.

 

Sincerely,

Jeremy Peacock

Chief Technology Officer


 

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Topics: cloud, smb, Latest News

Happy 23rd Birthday, SMB Suite!

Posted by Samantha DeLaire

Mar 31, 2017

It all started back in 1994.  SMB Suite was founded by CPAs who had a love for technology to serve the business software needs of clients throughout the US.  The principals of SMB Suite recognized the emerging market opportunity presented by the continuing adoption of internet delivered applications.  They leveraged their extensive experience with ERP solutions to become one of only a few companies worldwide to achieve the designation of Great Plains and later Microsoft Certified ASP (Application Service Provider).

SMB Suite’s history and experience as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner earned their recognition of providing the industry’s first fully prepackaged, web based integrated solution before the term “Cloud” was ever coined.  Delivering web based ERP, CRM and productivity products since the 90’s, SMB Suite has added significant value to Microsoft’s pursuit of developing its number one priority – Cloud Based Computing, a Digital Transformation. 

In 2007, with the growing demand for Cloud alternatives to traditional software implementations, SMB Suite launched its All-Inclusive Cloud Subscription to address an existing gap in the Small to Medium segment for a complete “business in a box” online solution.  Developed and packaged from a combination of market studies, focus groups and the experience of SMB Suite’s senior team, SMB Suite was the first Cloud product that delivered a fully integrated Microsoft “stack” of business solutions and best practices methodologies in a per user, per month, all-inclusive monthly fee.

SMB Suite is the only cloud subscription for ERP and CRM that offers a 100% all-inclusive subscription.  Literally rolling in all costs (Implementation Services, Training, Licensing, Support, and Upgrades) into a predictable, fixed, monthly price. It makes it so easy to understand, and takes out all the risk that once was in the traditional model.

Over the years SMB Suite has received various Microsoft awards including the Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Technology, Marketing Excellence, Cloud ERP Partner of the Year,  North American ERP Partner of the Year, Worldwide Cloud Partner Finalist and Presidents Club.  They have also been invited to and currently sit on both the Microsoft US Partner Advisory Council and the World Wide Cloud Advisory Council.

Dedication to continue to reach far beyond the status quo to deliver an all-inclusive software package with unparalleled support is SMB Suite’s mission to make it easy, safe and affordable for a small to medium businesses to adopt!

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Topics: cloud ERP, accounting solutions, erp, crm, smb sales, SMB CRM, Latest News, smb erp

Microsoft's CEO Talks Business Solutions, REINVENTED

Posted by Samantha DeLaire

Sep 30, 2016

Originally published on LinkedIn by: Satya Nadella - CEO at Microsoft

Two years ago, we set out with an ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes. In a world of infinite information and computing and finite attention and time, we aim to help everyone get more out of every moment and change the nature of digital work within organizations of all sizes.

We pursue this ambition in service of our customers’ digital transformations. Businesses of all sizes in every country will not just use digital technologies, but become digital companies themselves. Each company is attempting to digitally transform to achieve the same four outcomes – to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products.

And let’s be clear – digital transformation won’t happen with another bolted-on cloud app or a giant implementation of monolithic and closed business application packages that take half a decade to customize and deploy, and another for employees to begrudgingly learn how to use.

Digital transformation requires systems of intelligence that are tailored to each industry, each company, each micro-task performed by each person. Systems that can learn, expand and evolve with agility as the world and business changes.

Last year, I made the decision to bring our Dynamics business into the mainstream engineering, marketing and sales teams. Last Thursday, we took a major step forward with the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365, to empower business users with built-in insights and intelligence within the business applications they’re working in – apps like field service, sales, finance, operations.

This has been a dream of the industry, but also for me personally since 2000 when Microsoft acquired Great Plains. When I led that group, we dreamt of doing things for our customers and partners that are now only possible because of widespread adoption of the cloud, proliferation of data, devices and sensors, and agile development environments.

Realizing this dream requires unlocking data stored in silos and monolithic suites of applications so customers can combine them to derive new insights, extend and modify their business processes quickly, and surface them in the communications and collaboration tools millions of people use at work every day. Therefore, it requires us to reinvent business processes taking both a people-centric and platform-centric approach.

Each system of intelligence needs to be centered around a person and encompass anything that the person needs to do in the context of their role. This means removing the impedances that exist between the business solutions people work across today; breaking down barriers between productivity, collaboration and business processes; and creating a new customer-centric business model aligned to the realities of these roles today.

Perhaps most importantly, systems of intelligence require a platform where any business or ISV can add unique value to a company’s digital transformation by extending and integrating its existing systems and business processes.

Business leaders, imagine a world where your employees are empowered with predictive insights, prescriptive advice and actionable next steps.

IT professionals, imagine a world where you can quickly build and deploy what you want and pay for just the capabilities you need.

Developers and ISVs, imagine a world where you can build systems of intelligence to transform business for every company of every size in every industry.

Partners, imagine a world where your SaaS apps can be easily discovered by millions of customers and other partners.

Digital workers, imagine a world where you can respond to a customer request or replan production as easily as you can find a new restaurant or book a ride.

It’s here.

Microsoft Dynamics 365:

  • Helps organizations move from monolithic application suites to purpose-built, SaaS applications with intelligence built in
  • Integrates Microsoft Office 365
  • Introduces a disruptive and customer centric business model to build what you want and buy just the capabilities you need, while ensuring all roles have access to all the data they need to be successful in their jobs

The motivating force behind everything we do and everything we build is to empower our customers to make things and make things happen. Together with our customers and partners, we are reinventing business processes for a world where devices, data, intelligence and connectivity can be everywhere.

We have a unique approach to building the technology and platforms that will drive widespread digital transformation for every company, in every industry and every country. This will generate tremendous opportunity for our partners around the globe.

 

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Topics: cloud ERP, cloud-based financial software, cloud software, productivity, big data, Latest News

Unlocking The Benefits Of Cloud ERP For Every Industry

Posted by Kristen Howarth

Apr 10, 2014

SMB Suite, a leading cloud-based business software firm, is helping businesses realize the real-world benefits of cloud-based ERP. In a free webinar on April 17, 2014, SMB Suite will assess the practical benefits of switching from an on-premise to a cloud-based ERP solution.

The advantages offered by cloud-based software over traditional solutions like QuickBooks are quite robust. The webinar focuses on a client case study, which explores the business needs of one client (Beallberry) and the thought process behind transitioning from Microsoft Dynamics GP on-premises to SMB Suite's cloud-based solution.

Brenna DeJoy, Accountant and Project Lead at Beallberry, discusses the main reasons why she chose SMB Suite over its competitors. Beallberry was previously an avid proponent of the Microsoft Dynamics GP on-premises solution. However, after DeJoy analyzed Beallberry's performance and business goals, she realized there were huge untapped opportunities that could only be accessed through the cloud. She explains how Beallberry enjoyed quick execution and deployment of an automatically upgraded cloud-based version of Dynamics, and how SMB Suite's Business Success Desk program offers continued support to grow Beallberry’s business and streamline its processes.

The webinar, held on April 17 at 2:00 p.m. CDT, offers solutions to common business problems like a lack of transparency to stakeholders and extended sales cycles. The software itself is an all-inclusive suite designed to handle key business processes, including accounting, payroll and HR.

"It did not make sense for our business to buy software, establish a server and worry about transitioning data from the previous provider,” said DeJoy. “SMB Suite completely transitioned my data and helped me learn the software. Overall, choosing SMB Suite was the best decision we’ve made, and I know that as we grow as a company, we have a reliable provider we can always count on!"

Transitioning to the cloud is an increasingly common practice because cloud-based software offerings are much more flexible and inclusive than traditional tools. SMB Suite's cloud-based ERP software encompasses the full business spectrum. Its comprehensive approach and predictable, all-inclusive OneView Subscription model make it an obvious choice for small and medium-sized businesses.

To register for the April 17 webinar, please click here.

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Topics: Latest News, ERP in the Cloud

SMB Intelligence & Excel Reporting

Posted by Ben Redfield

Jul 2, 2013

 

Many of our clients come to us at the exact moment when the tools and solutions that were “good enough” in the past just aren’t cutting it any longer.  Our entire business model is designed around helping small and midsize organizations get the tools they need in an easy-to-use format.  The latest addition to our arsenal of solutions is SMB Intelligence.  In a nutshell, SMB Intelligence provides real-time reporting and dashboard functionality for your data in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM entirely integrated into Microsoft Excel.
 
 
What follows are just the highlights of the reporting functions included in SMB Intelligence.  For a more detailed walkthrough that shows how to build a profit and loss statement, check out the video we made showing how to build a financial report in excel with SMB Intelligence .
 
I’m a big fan of SMB Suite’s ability to integrate with existing Office products like Outlook and Excel.  It makes sense to me that if you are already using Office in your work, you can dramatically reduce the time it takes to master a new tool if it functions just like the software you already know.  We’ve already got our entire CRM system integrated into Outlook, and our Financial Packages have deep excel integration in terms of real-time data exporting and excel sheet formatting.
 
But SMB Intelligence is different.  Using an Outlook-style interface in Excel, users can drag and drop to create complete financial statements or operational reports without ever having to manual key in a single formula. The result is professionally presented in Microsoft Excel or PDF, and users can refresh reports on-demand and drill down to detail thus eliminating the need to prepare and distribute report books. Reports are launched from either an intranet site, a web portal, from within your ERP system or locally from your PC as standard Microsoft Excel files. When launched, reports automatically connect to the database, so your data is always 100% real-time.
 
In other words, if your company is still creating reports in Microsoft Excel and manually pulling data from Quickbooks or another ERP solution you need to listen up:  can immediately begin building custom reports with real-time data all from a program you are already using on a weekly or daily basis (for some of us it’s hourly:).
Other highlights include:
 
  • Integrates with SMB Suite’s entire solution set.
  • Supports Microsoft Excel 2007 and Microsoft Excel 2010.
  • Reports are available both as pre-defined templates or business users can design their own reports with the ease of drag-and-drop functionality in Excel. Any flavor of report can be designed, including profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow, sales, HR, project, AR, AP, fixed assets, inventory, KPI reports and much more.
  • Tree builder allows users to create and maintain a centralized set of dimension trees, for example account hierarchies that will virtually eliminate manual maintenance of report definitions.
  • Drill-down to detail from any amount in any report to quickly find the underlying reason for variances and exceptions.
  • Produce ad-hoc reports in minutes with the easy to use Composer.
  • Complete web-portal provides users with an interface to run reports on any device, including mobile devices, from any location with an Internet connection.
  • Automatically generated narrative reports give users the story behind the numbers.
  • Product, customer and project profitability reporting with advanced allocation options.
  • Consolidations based on one or multiple ERP systems, and with unlimited roll-up hierarchies (trees).
  • Advanced currency conversion with unlimited rate types and automatic calculation of currency translation difference.
  • Automatic and manual eliminations
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliant, including audit trial of adjustments.
  • IFRS to GAAP adjustments.
  • Automatic scheduling and distribution of reports
There’s a lot more than meets the eye to SMB Intelligence.  For now, check out the step-by-step guide to building a P&L report and let us know which of the features above you’d like to learn more about!

 

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Topics: Latest News, SMB Intelligence, ERP in the Cloud

SMB Suite Named 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Partner of the Year

Posted by Ben Redfield

Jul 19, 2012

 

NextCorp/SMB Suite was recently recognized by the Central Region Microsoft team as the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Partner of the Year.

The award was in recognition of SMBSuite’s role offering the industry’s first and only fully-integrated Microsoft ERP, CRM & eCommerce Cloud solution for the small & mid-market business,  SMB Suite has changed the way businesses operate and grow through an Easy, Safe and Affordable On-Demand solution.

“At SMB Suite we have consistently shown the ability to save our customers more than 55% in Total Cost of Ownership, which is a result of our culture enthusiastically leveraging Cloud innovations to drive down costs, increase performance and provide Best of Class Premier Customer Support; simply making it easier for our customers to succeed by investing & growing their business, not their IT Budget. ” said Matthew Woodward, President of SMB Suite.

“I am honored to recognize SMB Suite as the recipient of Microsoft’s Central Region Cloud Partner of the year award. Congratulations to the entire staff at SMB Suite”
- LaShonda Anderson-Williams, Dynamics Partner Director, Microsoft Corporation.

The award was presented to SMB Suite during Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.

 

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Topics: Latest News

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Holiday Season Offer!

Posted by Ben Redfield

Dec 6, 2011

–From the desk of Samantha Merrill:

For a limited time, Microsoft Dynamics ERPcustomers on a current Enhancement Plan can purchase additional user or module licenses for up to 20% off of Microsoft’s standard list price.
Expand your ERP solution with this special “Microsoft Dynamics ERP Holiday Season User Offer”.  From November 1, 2011 through the end of the business day December 22, 2011 existing Microsoft Dynamics customers can purchase additional user or module licenses for up to 20% off of the standard price list for your current Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

What’s more, you only have to purchase a minimum of 2 licenses to be eligible for the discount and the discount can be applied on up to a total of 20 user or module license purchases.
Please contact Samantha at 214-574-6398 or contact us through our website at www.smbsuite.com for further details and we will be happy to assist!

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP, SMB Financials, Latest News, Small Business Decisions, ERP in the Cloud