GPUG Summit Round-Up & Product News (Cogsdale CSM, Project Accounting, Binary Stream MEM)

GPUG Summit Nashville is right around the corner. Let’s get those brains ready for learning and networking and those boots shined up for dancing! From what we are hearing, this is going to be the biggest, baddest, rootin tootinest GPUG Summit yet.

We are taking a bit of a different approach to Summit this year. Instead of exhibiting, we have assisted some of our customers, partners and consultants in creating several sessions for Summit2017. We’ll be attending sessions with you, walking the expo floor with you and we’ll be out and about in Nashville with you.


Reporting-Central is excited to make the following announcements;

We have partnered with Kerry Hataley of Nanook Software to enhance the reconciliation functionality of The Closer for DynGP. Customers that use Cogsdale CSM and the Project Accounting module can now look forward to smooth reconciliations. Kerry is a GP, Cogsdale and Project Accounting expert that is highly versed in SQL, Dexterity and the related Microsoft components. Kerry’s knowledge of Cogsdale and the Project Accounting module will enable municipalities (including water and gas) and Electric Utilities to reconcile their CSM and PA data with the GL in Dynamics GP.

We have fully released an enhancement for The Closer that enables users of Binary Stream’s MEM solution to easily reconcile to the GL. If you are a MEM user and have had some nagging situations where you cannot figure out exactly why your sub-ledgers will not tie to the GL, we can help. We worked closely with several users of MEM in the health care and nursing home verticals to create MEM modules for The Closer that you will greatly benefit from.


Here’s a round-up of the sessions being delivered by end-users and consultants that will provide insight about Allocations (Theresa Rago, End User), Posting to the GL (Kitty Geiger, Consultant, RSM US), System Maintenance (MVP Beat Bucher, End-User and RC Technical Consultant) and Upgrades (Kerry Hataley Consultant & RC Partner). These sessions are worth your attention in Nashville!

Upgrade Checklist A-Z – Everything Needs Considerations
Kerry Hataley, Owner, Nanook Software
Wednesday, October 11 at 4:15 PM – Presidential Boardroom A



Be prepared and ready for you next upgrade, no matter the size. Understanding that the upgrade life cycle is a living entity within your organization – or it should be. You will be taken through the different life stages of the cycle and learn who, what, when, why and how they are important.



The Art and Science of posting properly to the GL
Kitty Geiger, Supervisor GP Consultant, RSM
Thursday, October 12 at 1:15 PM – Canal C

When Dynamics GP users are posting things properly to the GL, the world is a happier place. When suspense accounts are cleared properly, they are a wonderful thing. But the instant something is posted incorrectly or re-classed wrong, forget about it, zombies (auditors) at the door. Posting from the sub-modules to the GL is supposed to be a simple process and Dynamics GP users who use suspense accounts shouldn’t have to live life on the edge. This session will discuss how to properly manage the posting process and what can be done when transactions are sent to the wrong GL destination.


How did that happen and How do I fix it?
Beat Bucher (MVP), Sr. Business Analyst, Ultra Electronics-Forensic Tech
Friday, October 13 at 9:45 AM – Bayou D

No matter how many training sessions a DynGP users go through, someone always finds a way to “break something”. No matter how well mapped out a process is, things change over time. During this session, we will review some settings in DynGP that should be reviewed and some ways to help find potential problems faster. We will review common posting, transactional and system set-up errors. We will look at what causes these type of issues, how to fix them and how to make possible changes to manage them properly and keep them from reoccurring.


The Allocations you have always wanted.
Theresa Rago, Manager Financial System, Starr International
Friday, October 13 at 1:15 PM – Canal C

If you are a larger user of Dynamics GP (multi/inter-co, multi-national) and/or your allocations are just not cutting it, this session is for you. Learn what one company has done to streamline & automate the allocations process. Learn how to become a “hyper allocation” master by eliminating manual steps in setting up, managing & running allocations. Industry Veteran and career Dynamics GP user Theresa Rago will take you through a day in the life with an allocations solution and process that was designed to exacting specifications and has scaled seamlessly over the past 5 years.


There’s always a few “friendly” bragging rights battles that take place at Summit and this year is no different. Here are a few sessions you’ll want see for yourself:

GP IDOL Shoot-Out – Wednesday (10/11) at 1:45 PM – Bayou B
This is it folks, a competition so anticipated, so intense, it needs two moderators. Abra Gilman with Collins Computing and Sarah Salzman with Tribridge will certainly earn their stripes moderating this group of wily competitors. Our returning GPUG All Star champion, start a slow clap now folks, the one, the only Training Dynamo, Amber Bell will tussle with Shawn Dorward from InterDyn Artis (this man does not hold back, saw it myself in Charlotte) and Brian Lambertz from Connexus Energy, Minnesota’s most active GPUG Chapter Leader. You get to choose folks, you get to decide who will be crowned GP IDOL 2017. Whose knowledge will shine brightest?

Excel Shoot-Out – Thursday (10/12) at 11:15 AM – Bayou E
Always a crowd pleaser and sure to be a knock-down drag-out session. MVP Shawn Dorward (Senior Consultant, InterDyn Artis) takes on ever present, all knowing, returning MVP’s & All Star’s Mark Polino (FastPath Director of Customer Service) and Belinda Allen (BI Program Manager, PowerGP Online/Njevity). This is one for the ages folks. Come and see who will carry the Excel torch into 2018. It’s your call people and rest assured your vote will get counted properly here (I mean, they’ll probably be tallied in Excel, so no real room for manipulation or anything). EXCELsior…

SQL Server Shoot Out – Thursday (10/12) at 1:15 PM – Bayou E
Holy Crap, if you, like me, are one of the many people who cannot bear to go a year with-out seeing the incomparable Cape Wearing, MVP and GPUG All Starr, Mr. John Lowther in action, then this is the event for you. Mr. Lowther (Cloud App Admin, Njevity), all by himself, is moderating this year’s SQL Server Shoot-Out. Panelists are our good friend Kerry Hataley with Nanook Software (our money is on Kerry), Steve Endow with Precipio Services and Jonathon Cox with Hexoma Solutions. Your vote decides folks, make it count and may the fastest thinker prevail. Good luck and God speed boys.


You heard that right, The Rock-N-Rave is back. After announcing at Summit 2016 that the RNR party was going away, some of us put our heads, and money, together and decided that the GPUG community has witnessed enough change over the past few years. To GPUG is to PARTY, especially at Summit. Who are we to deny what the members of our great community have come to appreciate and quite frankly deserve?

So this year, The Rock-N-Rave literally Rolls On. We are “taking it to the streets” on Sprocket Rocket Pedal Pub bikes (say that 5 times fast).

Thursday night (10/12) between 6:30 and 10:30 PM
(The buses drop off right at the cul-de-sac off Broadway & 1st Ave, you won’t be able to miss us)
We will be running multiple shifts every 30 minute on the Pedal Pubs.


You get a chance to see Nashville’s famed downtown from the street while enjoying complimentary beer, wine and booze. You may never get a chance like this again, so “if you wanna go and take a ride with me”, sign-up below for your guaranteed VIP reservation. This is the last night of Summit, so why not “slow ride, take it easy” with us, I mean before you know it you’ll be “leaving on a jet plane”.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP NOW!







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