Introducing Dynamics 365 For Financials, Microsoft's New Cloud Solution

Hillary Horning


This has been a year of many changes. Microsoft sent waves through the tech community in early November, announcing the release of Dynamics 365. The announcement of the cloud solution changed the ground the Dynamics community walks on, offering competitive SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing, incredible flexibility, and seamless integration with Microsoft’s widely adopted Office 365 business suite.

Small to medium-sized and enterprise businesses now have the option to streamline business processes by running powerful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software built on trusted Dynamics NAV and AX framework, with month-to-month cloud subscription flexibility, and lower start-up costs than a traditional on-premises ERP implementation.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Financial Management, Microsoft Dynamics

Still time to register for our Year-End Closing Procedures Workshop

Hillary Horning

At Pinnacle, we’re aware of the headaches involved in performing the dreaded year-end close. This year, we’re offering an intensive step-by-step workshop where you'll get tips and insights to get your year-end process done with ease!

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Training

11 Reasons to Attend Year-End Process Webinar with GreenShades

Zack Nimtz

2016 holds many changes to the traditional year-end process. With several new regulations, many organizations fear remaining compliant with their year-end finanaces and reporting.  

With many additional businesses finding themselves in need of meeting the Affordable Care Act regulations, new (paused) Department of Labor Overtime rules, 2016’s year-end is more daunting than ever before.  

Luckily, there are tools out there that can help calm your nerves. Greenshades Software, an add-on solution stack to Microsoft Dynamics GP, offers a suite of proven software that can make this years’ close your easiest one yet.  

Join us, Pinnacle of Indiana, for a free Webinar with Greenshades Software on Wednesday, November 30th at 3:00p EST, as we take a look at the add-on options Greenshades has to offer. This all-in-one webinar will prepare you for this upcoming year-end, and provide additional insight on the tools that can help ensure your compliance, and offer tips on making your year-end process less painful.  

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Tax Compliance

5 Ways to Keep Your Remote Employees Engaged, Productive & Happy

Hillary Horning

Every single year, more and more United States workers gain the flexibility to work remotely. Whether that’s in a hotel lobby, airport, home office, or coffee shop, telecommuting has become increasingly popular, and also necessary.

A recent study by Gallup, a business consulting firm that offers a wide array of services, found that over 37% of U.S. workers have worked remotely, a large jump from the 9% found in 1995. The study concludes that there are two major forms of telecommuting: work remotely during normal business hours, and working outside of the office during evenings or weekends.

No matter what hours your remote employees are logging, the ability to work just as productively and as seamlessly as they would normally in the traditional office is ever important. With over 30 million Americans working at least one day from home per week, organizations are seeking strategies to provide support incentives, tools, and successfully manage a mobile workforce.

Here are 5 ways to keep your remote (and traditional) employees engaged, productive, and happy.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Office 365

3 strategies for custom app deployment

Zack Nimtz

Organizations are realizing the benefits of deploying custom applications for workers and potential customers alike. More employees are working from home as well. Mobile workers make up nearly one-third of the workforce in the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany, according to a recent survey published by Strategy Analytics. The trend seen in enterprises toward a diverse smartphone environment will continue to grow. Businesses will want to take advantage of that new work atmosphere to foster productivity, and custom software development can help.

"The continued growth of business mobile devices, BYOD, cloud, security, and business applications and contents will continue to drive the growth of the enterprise mobility market moving forward," said Gina Luk, senior analyst of mobile workforce strategies at Strategy Analytics.

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Topics: Development