May 10, 2018

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Lansing Community College West Campus, Lansing MI
$60.00

Eventbrite - Solutions Users Group - Spring 2018

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: New Features in Dynamics GP; Sage Intacct Tips & Tricks; IT Security;  SQL Reporting Deployment; GP Security; Jet Reports; Sage Intacct Dimension Based Reporting; Sage Intacct Custom Fields; Lab-Dynamics GP How to correct errors, and Dynamics Workflow.

Eventbrite - Solutions Users Group - Spring 2018

    2018  SPRING SOLUTIONS USERS GROUP Agenda
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, Sage Intacct and IT Infrastructure clients.  We’ll also look at some general technology trends that you need to be aware of, including Microsoft’s Dynamics 365.
TimeAuditoriumBreakout Session 1Breakout Session 2Breakout Lab Session
9:30 amBreak 
9:50-10:50 amDynamics GP New Features
GP 2018 has released – If you are still on an older version of Dynamics GP or just want to see what’s new, come to this session and see the improvements available in the last couple release updates including GP 2018 .
Where do we go from here? Sage Intacct session
Now that Sage Intacct is installed and you have realized all of the efficiencies of the software… or have you? Come join us and we will discuss how to take Sage Intacct to the next level. Through utilization of middleware, AP & AR Automation, Smart Rules and Smart events, and custom document templates.
I.T. that goes bump in the night!
Cyber criminals make a living preying on the weaknesses in our technology. Many of the technology embedded products we use everyday lack security design to keep us safe from attack. It has been estimated that ransomware damages will top 5 billion dollars in 2017 alone, it is time to get serious about cyber security. This session dives into what attacks look like, who might be behind them, some of the devices targeted and methodologies used by cyber-thieves.
LAB Session –  How to correct Dynamics GP Errors *
Tired of paying those Maner consultants to fix problems?  Want to become a GP consultant yourself???  Or just one of those people that like “getting under the hood of a car”….this lab is for you.  We will walk you through correcting some common problems that many users experience with GP.  This is hands-on; everyone will have a laptop–and no prior technical experience is necessary (though familiarity with both Dynamics GP and SQL will be a help)
10:50 amBreak 
11:10 am – 12:10 pmSQL Reporting – Make Your Data Work For You!
A system is only as good as the data that you can get out of it. Every company has a unique set of reporting needs and Dynamics GP has a multitude of tools for reporting. In this session, we will look at the out-of-the-box SQL Reports that are provided by Microsoft as well as tips for creating reports and leveraging their capabilities across your entire organization.
Sage Intacct Custom Fields 
Have you ever wanted to have additional data underlying your records? Perhaps you want to assign some checkboxes on a vendor record to indicate whether they have all their W-9 documentation attached, or text fields to hold special notes for some customers. Sage Intacct custom fields can accomplish these cases and many more. Attend this session to learn about adding custom fields to your Sage Intacct records through Platform and Customization Services.
Effective Forecasting with Adaptive Planning
No matter how accurate your forecasts, the rigid nature of static forecasts means they quickly become out of date. This leads to missed goals and may encourage sandbagging and other bad habits. Plus, keeping forecasts up-to-date requires professionals like you to spend too much time manually updating information in large spreadsheets, which can be tedious and error-prone. However, developing an active forecast model is more likely to deliver the transparent and relevant information needed to predict financial outcome.
Lab session – Power BI Desktop *
This will be a hands on guided session using Power BI desktop. Learn how to import and transform data from different sources to create dynamic reports and visualizations.
12:10 pmLunch 
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Dynamics GP Security Overview

New to Dynamics GP security or need some ideas on how to better structure your current security? Come to this jam-packed session on how to learn about and get more out of Dynamics GP security. It’s not enough to have just the default security to protect your company’s data.

Sage Intacct Dimension Based Reports
Traditional account-based financial reports are useful for many applications, but often they are too detailed to extract meaningful insights quickly and easily. Sage Intacct’s dimension-based reports are much more compact than account-based reports and allow users to obtain valuable insights at a glance. Such examples of dimension-based reports may be net income by location, expenses by project, or amount open on a grant. Join us in this session for interesting use cases for dimension-based reports as well as instructions for their creation.
Office 365 – Beyond the Office Apps
This session will feature a review of many of the Office 365 cloud based applications that can help you optimize your use of Office 365 to make your workflows more digital and more efficient. We will look at the power of the Teams app to foster an environment of collaboration and sharing, Planner app to manage project to do’s, Power BI to present data in an intuitive and visual format, Delve app to organize and locate all of your relevant Office 365 content and more.
LAB Session –  How to correct Dynamics GP Errors – REPEAT *
Tired of paying those Maner consultants to fix problems?  Want to become a GP consultant yourself???  Or just one of those people that like “getting under the hood of a car”….this lab is for you.  We will walk you through correcting some common problems that many users experience with GP.  This is hands-on; everyone will have a laptop–and no prior technical experience is necessary (though familiarity with both Dynamics GP and SQL will be a help)
2:00 pmBreak 
2:20 – 3:20 pm

Jet Reports Overview

Jet Reports is new alternative to Management Reporter that can generate all of your reports in Excel, the Accountant’s favorite tool!  This session will provide an overview of how to take advantage of everything that Jet Reports has to offer!

Sage Intacct Tips and Tricks
In Sage Intacct, there are many ways to make your daily tasks quicker and easier. Attend this session to learn about shortcut keys, copy features, entry validation, and even internal data entry automation that will cut down on your processing time.

Dynamics 365 – What’s Inside

Microsoft’s new cloud ERP offering, Dynamics 365 Business Central, is set to take the cloud ERP world by storm!  Join us as we do an overview of it’s functionality and benefits!

Lab session – Power BI Desktop *
This will be a hands on guided session using Power BI desktop. Learn how to import and transform data from different sources to create dynamic reports and visualizations.

Session handouts will be posted a couple days prior to the Users Group. 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 or Eventbrite - Solutions Users Group - Spring 2018