Events & Presentations

Microsoft Dynamics GP & Excel Hangout on April 4, 2014

Posted by Belinda Allen on Mar 26, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP’s Mark Polino and Belinda Allen along with Microsoft Program Manager Jared Hall are hanging out an talking Microsoft Excel. They are bringing some of their favorite features and new things they've learned in Excel. Come geek out with them and bring some of your questions too. 

Microsoft Dynamics GP BI & Reporting Webcast Series


Microsoft Dynamics BI & Reporting Webcast Series

Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 2:00 PM EDT

Microsoft Dynamics GP BI & Reporting Webcast Series

Topics: Excel, Event

GPUG New York/New Jersey Regional Chapter Meeting (Nov 27 2012)

Posted by Belinda Allen on Nov 15, 2012 7:14:00 AM

Microsoft Dynamics GP - GPUG Event at Microsoft Office in Manhattan.

Please join us for the next meeting of the (Microsoft Dynamics GP) GPUG NY/NJ Regional Chapter on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 8:30am - 12:00pm EST.

We're planning a great meeting at the Microsoft office in Manhattan. Don't miss this exciting opportunity for face-to-face networking with your peers and fellow GP users in your area. More details are included on the Event Page.

All Dynamics GP users and prospects are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are not a member of GPUG, or have trouble registering for this event, please contact


Topics: GPUG, Event

SACI User Group for Microsoft Dynamics GP - 5 minute Support Session

Posted by Belinda Allen on May 7, 2012 11:30:00 AM

Video of event coming soon!

Topics: GP, Dynamics, Microsoft

Dynamics GP and Microsoft Excel: Synergistic Power

Posted by Belinda Allen on May 1, 2012 2:25:00 PM

This 30 minute presentation comes from the Spring Decisions 2011 virtual conference. This is Belinda (the GP CSI) Allen showing users how Microsoft Excel 2010 combined with their Microsoft Dynamics GP has awesome reporting power.

Recorded on June 15,2011

Please note the sound quality is not that great.

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Excel as a GP Tool

Everyone loves Excel and uses it for everything from application development to shopping lists!  Belinda Allen, a 19+ year veteran with GP Products, from Smith & Allen Consulting, Inc. in New York City wants to show you how to make Excel one of the most important tools in your financial toolbox.  Belinda is a believer in analytics and frequently quotes business guru Tom Peters, “You cannot improve what you do not measure.” Learn how Belinda uses Excel as a tool to extract relevant GP data; and see how she turns the data into useful information that is not only easy to read but quickly readable.

This session uses Excel more extensively than filling in cells and summing rows and columns.  It’s what Belinda calls “Minor League Programming.”  She’ll talk about topics that include Microsoft Query, Analysis Cubes and tables.  Even if these topics scare you, watch this session and see the results.  No doubt you’ll become convinced that Excel is your tool of choice!

Do not let the recipients of your reports look at them and quote Winston Churchill… “This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.”  If nobody reads your reports or benefits from them, why are you doing them?


Topics: GP, Excel Refreshable Reports, Reports, Report Writer, Excel

Dynamics GP Reporting: Tools, Techniques & Intelligent Choices

Posted by Belinda Allen on May 1, 2012 2:15:00 PM

Recorded from BI (Business Intelligence Series) on Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other Dynamics ERP systems) on April 20,2012.

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Is your organization's financial reporting maximizing the tools at its disposal?  Do you find yourself producing less than optimal layouts for your executive team based on the tools you have on hand?

Join our panel of experts in financial reporting tools for Microsoft Dynamics ERP to learn the latest thinking on the tools and techniques for building the right reports for the right audiences with the right data.  Learn how top minds in the field are using the Microsoft technology stack to enforce compliance, improve secure access, and optimize data visibility and intelligence in different scenarios and in different types of businesses.

Join us on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11am ET to ask the experts your questions and learn about topics including:

  • When to use out of the box reports vs report writers
  • Potential regulatory hurdles for private and public companies that you should be planning for today.
  • What to expect when moving from FRx to Management Reporter
  • How to justify an investment in SQL Server Reporting Service report development
  • When to embrace - and avoid - Excel reports

Topics: GP, Microsoft, FRx, Management Reporter, Excel

Excel, your Dynamics GP Report Writer

Posted by Belinda Allen on May 1, 2012 1:49:00 PM


This 30 minute presentation comes from the Fall Decisions 2011 virtual conference.  This is Belinda (the GP CSI) Allen showing users how to use Microsoft Excel 2010 with their Microsoft Dynamics GP.  

Recorded on December 6,2011 

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Topics: GP, Dynamics, Excel