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The future of Microsoft Dynamics GP

gproadmapThe emergence of the SaaS led platform; Project Madeira has raised questions about the direction that Microsoft plan to take with the current Dynamics family of products. Strategically, Microsoft is positioning Project Madeira to compete with other cloud only solutions such as Netsuite and Salesforce.
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What’s New: Dynamics GP 2016


Microsoft have announced that Dynamics GP 2016 is to be released on the 1st of May 2016. We’ve been lucky enough at Advantage to secure a beta copy of Dynamics GP 2016, which our expert team has been carefully reviewing and testing over the last couple of months.

The new and improved Dynamics GP heralds the adoption of the HTML 5 standard in then GP web app, Power BI integration, general improvements to SmartLists and much, much more!

Here’s a selection of the highlights of Dynamics GP 2016:

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Dynamics GP 2016 & Sage 50 Accounts comparison table

Sage 50 is a great accounting product, its popularity with smaller businesses across the UK and abroad is unquestioned.

But as your business grows, will Sage hold your business back? Does Sage 50 have the features and functionality to support your growing business? Maybe you should consider an alternative like Microsoft Dynamics GP?

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SQL Server 2005 End of Life is coming

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SQL server 2005 is fast approaching the end of its support cycle. On April 12th 2016, users will no longer receive the software and security updates, and hotfixes that Microsoft periodically release.

We’ve prepared this FAQ to help you make sense of what this means for you and your business. Continue reading →

Beat Social Jetlag and get ready for 2016

January 5, 2016Jon DavisLatest News0
Hey – you!
Yes, you! – Slouched over your screen, wake up!

Have you spent the last 2 weeks in a wonderful place filled with Netflix, roast dinners, and mulled wine? Continue reading →

Tips and Tricks – Naming Test Companies in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Fu TranWhen creating test companies or entirely new environments for testing and development, it’s always important to make users aware as much as possible that they’re logged into a test company/environment.

There are a few things you can do in a different environment but for a normal test company in the production environment, you rename the company so every time someone logs into that company they will see the dialog box below: Continue reading →

Season’s Greetings From Advantage Business Systems

Season's Greetings


Season’s Greetings to you all. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and custom. We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.

Please note our office opening times during the festive period.

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Top 5 reasons for choosing Microsoft Dynamics GP2015

Top 5 reasons for choosing Microsoft Dynamics GP2015

When selecting a business solution, it’s important to choose one that grows as your business grows.

Microsoft Dynamics GP does just that by providing flexible, cost-effective, easy-to-use business functionality that can help you efficiently manage your data, and accounting and back office business systems. Continue reading →

Tips and Tricks – Exporting Negative numbers in SmartList in Dynamics GP

Fu TranThis week I was at a client site doing some work with SmartList Builder. One of the columns I created was a simple total that took the debit amount and subtract the credit amount. Obviously the credit amounts had a negative number in the total column and the debit amounts has a positive amount in the total column. Continue reading →

Tips and Tricks – Customising SmartList Favourites Pane in Microsoft Dynamics GP

FuTranPict1For me SmartList is an essential aspect of Dynamics GP, and not being able to resize the SmartList Favourites pane has always been a bit of an annoyance. Especially on larger monitors the list of favourites will be too big; restricting the number of columns you can see without having to scroll or if you have custom built SmartLists with really long names, the full name of the favourite might not always be visible. Continue reading →
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