May 10, 2017

8:30 am – 4:40 pm
Lansing Community College West Campus, Lansing MI
$60.00

Join Maner Costerisan at our annual Spring Users Group.

The Solutions Users Group is about how you can use your software better, smarter, and get more from the resources you already have. The Users Group is about creating relationships with others through networking and sharing experiences. Join us for a packed day of learning and discovery.

Agenda Topics  include: What’s New in Dynamics GP; What’s New in Intacct; IT Security;  Power BI; Dynamics GP Tips and Tricks; Lab-How to link to Excel Dashboard templates, Intacct Dashboards; and Ask the Consultant.

      SPRING USERS GROUP
TimeAuditorium
8:30 amBreakfast and Networking
8:45 amWelcome & What’s new in our world of technology?
In this opening session, we will be looking at what’s new and exciting in the technology world of Maner Costerisan. Topics covered will include what’s new today as well as what the future looks like for our Dynamics GP, Intacct and IT Infrastructure clients.  We’ll also look at some general technology trends that you need to be aware of, including Microsoft’s new Dynamics 365 initiative.
TimeAuditoriumBreakout Session 1Breakout Session 2
9:30 amBreakRegister Today!
9:50-10:50 amWhat’s New in Dynamics GP
In this popular session, we’ll look at the latest enhancements to Dynamics GP as well as what the future roadmap looks like. If time allows, we’ll also talk about some of the new ISV solutions that are available.
What’s New in Intacct
Come explore the new features from the most recent Intacct update! We will be highlighting the top improvements made to the purchasing module, financial report writer, audit trail, and others. Learn how to leverage these new features to make your business more efficient and improve insight into business activities.
LAB Session –  SmartList workshop, including SmartList Designer
This perennial favorite showcases one of Dynamics GP’s favorite features. In this workshop, Matt Mason will walk through common examples of SmartLists and introduce the SmartList Designer, where one can create their own custom Smartlist, pulling any field from anyplace in GP. The more you use SmartLists, the more reasons you’ll find to continue using them. *
10:50 amBreakRegister Today!
11:10 am – 12:10 pmIntro into Power BI
PowerBI is the best product to come out of Microsoft since Excel.  If you aren’t already familiar with it and you are looking for an easy to use, flexible tool for dashboards and business analytics, this session is a must.
Getting More out of Payroll/HR
Dynamics GP offers many features in these modules that users are unaware of. In this session, Matt Mason will discuss what these are and how to implement them. Topics will included attendance tracking (vacation/sick time), Advanced Garnishments, Deductions in Arrears, Payables Integration to Payroll, and more.
LAB Session – Intacct Dashboards
A Dashboard is not just something that we stare out while sitting in our vehicles.  The design of your vehicle dashboard provides you insight into critical data components of your vehicle’s condition allowing you to make well informed decisions, say time to refuel, your speed, or how well your engine is running.  Could you drive your vehicle without a dashboard, YES.  How long, without having important information is another matter.  Perhaps its time to learn how you can construct your own Intacct informational dashboard.  Discover the information you can have at a quick glance!
12:10 pmLunchRegister Today!
1:00 – 2:00 pmPower BI Deep Dive into Dynamics GP
Need to see even more Power BI? In this session we will dig deeper into Power BI and see how users can leverage their data in Dynamics GP and other sources to gain better insight and visibility into your organization.
Intacct Custom Reporting Options
The Intacct Custom Report Writer is a bounty tool within the Intacct System which allows you to query and report data out of your Intacct system beyond what the Intacct native reports can provide.   Plan to join this session to uncover some of the mystery of using this tool enabling you to unlock a treasure of your buried data.
LAB Session –  SmartList workshop, including SmartList Designer
This perennial favorite showcases one of Dynamics GP’s favorite features. In this workshop, Matt Mason will walk through common examples of SmartLists and introduce the SmartList Designer, where one can create their own custom Smartlist, pulling any fields from anyplace in GP. The more you use SmartLists, the more reasons you’ll find to continue using them. *
2:00 pmBreakRegister Today!
2:20 – 3:20 pmDynamics GP Tips & Tricks
In this fast-paced session we will cover 50 tips and tricks for getting the most out of Microsoft Dynamics GP.   Put existing functionality to work for you as soon as you get back to the office. The areas covered will be financials, sales, purchasing, reports and much more. Also included are some free tools to improve your user experience.
Moving to the Cloud with Dynamics GP or Intacct
This session is aimed at Dynamics GP users who want to move to the cloud.  We’ll demonstrate the GP web client and discuss GP hosting options.  We’ll also look at the pros and cons of moving to another cloud option like Intacct or Dynamics 365.
IT Security – Protecting your organization from the inside out
Recently there has been a lot of coverage about the many risks that lie just outside our networks, cyber-attacks and cyber security. In today’s session, we will discuss some of the ways you can both strengthen the foundation and safeguard the perimeter of our organizations.
3:20 pmBreakRegister Today!
3:40 – 4:40 pm Ask the Consultant
Have you ever gone to the county fair and thrown a ball at the dunk tank ?   You’ll have your opportunity at this session.  Come join us and try to “dunk the consultant” with one of your toughest questions!
 Dynamics GP session in the Auditorium Intacct session in Breakout 1IT Infrastructure & Office 365 session in Breakout 2

To view session handout please click title of session for session materials. Please note, not all sessions have a handout available. Handouts will be posted as they are made available from the presenter.

* Lab sessions have 10 computers available per session, other seating available. The available computers are first come first serve at each lab session.

You can register by email events@manersolutions.com.