How to get more data with Microsoft Dynamics and the Cloud?


More and more, we hear about organizations planning to automate or migrate old reports to the new Financial Report Writer. “Better enablement with visibility” is the number one need identified by businesspeople when it comes to how they get and use information. Visibility means getting the right information into the hands of the right people at the right time. The right information is relevant and accurate. The right people are those who know what to do next. The right time is whenever they need it. That’s the process of accounting software enablement.

Workflow automation helps you streamline key tasks and boost operational efficiencies while freeing your people to pursue their core competencies. Intuitive customization and seamless integration with your existing IT infrastructure help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and can extend the value of your IT investments. Microsoft Dynamics works the way you do.

What is the Intelligent Cloud?

While Business Central is a cloud-first service, we Microsoft now continues to ensure that customers that need to run their workloads on premises or on the intelligent edge connected to the cloud, can do so. With Dynamics 365 Business Central, once the customer signs up for the service in the cloud, they have the option to deploy it locally to their own choice of hardware. While they are running on their own hardware, the customer will have a tenant in the cloud, and the data from the customers hardware will be replicated to the cloud for Intelligent Cloud scenarios.

We welcome these customers running their workloads on Dynamics NAV, Dynamics GP, and Dynamics SL into Dynamics 365 Business Central. This is done through the same Intelligent Cloud/Intelligent Edge scenarios as for Business Central on premise. Each NAV, GP, or SL tenant will have a business Central cloud tenant they can synchronize their data to. When they use this, we invoke our Intelligent Cloud scenarios of Machines Learning, Power BI, Flow and others to drive suggested actions.  This helps the customer understand further the value of Business Central and over time, while Microsoft continues to support their NAV, GP, and SL deployments, these customers can choose when they want to transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central, as a perfect match for their businesses.  Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL will continue to receive product improvements and updates, but the most benefit to these customers comes from upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Get started quickly with a familiar, role-based solution.

Give people a solution they’ll want to use, and help your business thrive. Designed to work like and with Microsoft® Office products, such as Microsoft Outlook®, Microsoft Excel®, or Microsoft Word, Microsoft Dynamics SL helps reduce training time and costs. People can get started right away using role-based menus, activity panes, and quick lists that make it easy to prioritize tasks. Enhanced search features let you find what you need by simply typing a few words and provide a history of recently viewed reports and screens.

Tailor the solution to meet your needs.

The fact is that no two businesses are alike. Microsoft Dynamics GP offers out-of-the-box functionality to meet your unique business and industry-specific needs—complete with built-in customization tools that make it flexible and easy to adapt without extensive development work. You can also integrate multiple data sources and applications using web services and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Accountnet helps companies get up and running with Microsoft Dynamics. We don’t just install and configure the software – we train your accounting staff to use it to create the reports they need, so they can analyze data as needed. Our solutions give both technical and non-technical employees the information they need to do their jobs well — wherever they are, in whatever application they choose to use. Take the next step towards growth with Microsoft Dynamics 365, GP and SL in the cloud or on your servers—the choice is yours. Contact us at Accountnet to learn more. Call 212-DYNAMICS or 212-244-9009.


Business processes are at the core of every business. Across the finance industry, businesses are looking to adapt their finances and business operations processes to the digital era, to secure and expand their businesses. This “digital transformation” requires a degree of business process agility – and unification across the business – not supported by the traditional “siloed” business management solutions approach of the past.

Dynamics 365 offers customers the flexibility to grow at their own pace and expand into additional capabilities with ease to run their entire business in the trusted Microsoft cloud. It helps organizations move from monolithic application suites to purpose-built, SaaS applications with intelligence built in. Microsoft only charges per user and can enable unlimited companies.

The cloud services will include data analysis and visualization tools from Microsoft’s Power BI and tools from Cortana to predict things like which items and services a customer will need, or field agents receive a warning of devices expected to fail. This opportunity will explode in the next several years as the ‘Internet of Things’ allows companies to increasingly take business actions off the input of millions of sensors in their line of work. Companies are already pulling in “slices” of that data, but only get a complete picture when they’re integrating it with all aspects of their business such as financial planning and sales.

Dynamics 365 for Financials is a cloud based application is for small and midsized businesses that have outgrown existing accounting software and looking for a comprehensive business management solution. Dynamics 365 for Financials capabilities span financial management, reporting, fixed assets, workflow and includes multi-currency, multi-language, multi-company, and data migration capabilities. Now you have an offering in the cloud that can easily and seamlessly connects people and processes.

Let’s look at the benefits:

  • Turn disconnected systems into one comprehensive solution
  • Connect your people and processes for more efficient business management
  • Integrate key financial applications, including financial reporting, banking, or business analytics
  • Reduce training time with a system that works like familiar Office tools
  • Stay secure with an enterprise-tested cloud solution
  • Get built-in business productivity and intelligence with integration to Office 365 and
    Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft is the only company that can deliver both the depth of first-party business solutions and fully integrated analytics with and productivity at cloud scale. Delivering on this ability requires true SaaS business apps that directly integrate business processes. Deep integration between Dynamics 365 and Office 365 brings together the two worlds of business process and personal productivity.  Historically users have been the point of integration between business processes and the email, spreadsheet and word processing tools they use. This meant lot of time flipping between apps and a lot of cutting and pasting.  With Dynamics 365, we connect the structured workflow of business apps with the unstructured work of collaboration and productivity for empowered employees and a much more productive experience.  

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Accountnet helps companies get up and running with Microsoft Dynamics. Accountnet has helped hundreds of companies adopt a Microsoft Business solution that matches their business goals and has deployed it according to our clients’ timetables and within their budgets.  We are Gold Certified Partners for Microsoft Dynamics in New York City, serving the Northeast from Boston, MA to Washington, DC.  Contact us today to learn more about how the new Dynamics 365 can help your business.

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From basic reporting to sophisticated analyses, Microsoft Dynamics GP gives people across your organization fast, relevant access to information using familiar Microsoft tools. Rapid, flexible deployment options, a familiar user experience designed to maximize personal productivity, and the ability to quickly bring together people and systems help you run your business efficiently and drive business success.

You are outgrowing Quickbooks if you are experiencing the following issues:
•Unacceptable delays in menus, reports, or navigation
•Sacrificing transaction history or master records to improve performance
•Single-user mode decreases productivity
•More users need to access the system than are allowed
•Lack of security and compliance features
•Lack Multi-Currency needs

Join us for a Microsoft Dynamics GP Demonstration with Financial Reporting, Consolidations, and Multi-Currency applications!


You and your employees both have a desire to grow your business. In order to reach this goal, you need innovative solutions to evolving problems. Microsoft Dynamics SL delivers long-term value with a solution that is easy to adapt and connect with independent software vendors (ISV’s), other line-of-business applications, and the Microsoft technology that you already use in your organization. Comprehensive out-of-the-box features and quick, customizable options to get you up and running fast and affordably.

Microsoft Dynamics SL has powerful financial management capabilities in the Multi-Company module that can meet the unique needs of your organization. Easy to learn and effective in use, Microsoft Dynamics SL works with the technology systems you already have to deliver long-term value without a complex and costly implementation:

Tailor to your system to benefit your company:

  • Monitor, analyze, and report on multiple companies or functional divisions within your organization. Focused and flexible capabilities help you set up multiple companies, run processes, close books, and report results by company or in a consolidated company.
  • Configure Microsoft Dynamics SL Multi-Company to operate with several companies in a single database, multiple databases, or both. Bring your businesses together — whether centralized or decentralized and geographically disbursed — while automating time consuming and error prone tasks.

Process transactions seamlessly create due-from/due-to entries automatically to keep your intercompany transactions in balance. Companies in separate databases and locations can easily transfer intercompany general ledger transactions from one location to another, so that accounting entries are applied to the correct company, while ensuring balanced sets of books.

Centralize your cash control Assemble accounting and reporting into a single location or company, and apply payments, write checks, or take requisitions for subsidiary companies. This helps reduce duplicate efforts and training from location to location, and maintains the inter-company balances between the subsidiary and the central companies for full reporting and tracking at the transaction level.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Accountnet helps companies get up and running with Microsoft Dynamics. We don’t just install and configure the software – we train your accounting staff to use it to create the reports they need, so they can analyze data as needed. Our  Microsoft solutions provide employees the information they need to do their jobs well — wherever they are, in whatever application they choose to use. Take the next step towards growth with Microsoft Dynamics SL in the cloud or on your servers—the choice is yours. Contact us to learn more.


You’ve reached a stage where you may not have the right tools or processes in place to further grow your business. Your opportunities could be limited by basic accounting software. But investing in a complete technology overhaul isn’t realistic, and do you really have the capacity to add new IT staff to manage additional systems? When you choose Microsoft Dynamics GP, you can focus on growing your business, rather than on the technology supporting it. Everything you need – your operating system, database, personal productivity tools, e-mail, and business management system – comes from one trusted software publisher, Microsoft. By delivering a cohesive solution that helps lower implementation and long-term ownership costs, you able to harness the power and flexibility with other Microsoft tools, like Power BI.

You need technology that enables your business: technology that’s affordable on a small-business budget and doesn’t lock you in or restrict your future options. Business solutions from Microsoft help you move away from the complexity of traditional accounting software systems so you can focus on the things you enjoy about running your business and connecting with your customers.

Spot trends, anticipate demand. When key parts of your business are connected, your people can do more, and your business can grow. Our custom-fit solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics GP can help you connect the pieces of your business to reveal insights about your operational processes and your best path for growth.

Share data and collaborate for better results. Imagine the time and cost savings if your IT department could use real-time operational data to help your team make better decisions and do their job better. Your people are your greatest asset—and it’s your job to make sure they have what they need to work effectively. Microsoft Dynamics GP integrated with Office 365 helps your team connect in real time, collaborate on documents and files, and seamlessly share reports and other information, whether they are in the office or on the go.

The move to the cloud is just part and parcel of the revolution happening in business today, with more flexible ways of sharing information and the ability to visualize and interact with data in real time from virtually anywhere. Microsoft meets the needs of businesses by uniquely bringing together the tools they need to manage operations, keep team members productive, and bring you closer to your customers.  Microsoft Dynamics GP in the cloud can have your team sharing, connecting, and reporting regardless of where they need to work, with security-enhanced access via a web browser.

Pairing Dynamics 365, GP or SL with Accountnet’s setup team integrates your data, reports, and business management software, giving you the ability to see the big picture, with one-click access to the details. We can enable your private cloud or AZURE which will provide a connected platform that gives you the freedom to deploy and use technology in the way that makes the most sense for your business. It also keeps your IT manageable, so you get the most out of your investments. More and more people can move off QuickBooks to get the financial consolidations and currency tracking you deserve. Contact Accountnet when you are ready to make the move. We can help you determine the best solution for your unique business needs. http://microsoftfinancialsoftware.com/contact-us/


Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to empower your people to be more productive and your systems to last longer, with the ability to scale to accommodate growth while delivering the insight you need to respond quickly in the ever-changing world of business.

Simple to Learn and Use

Simplicity is at the core of Microsoft Dynamics GP. As a business solution from Microsoft, it is easy to learn and use because it works like and with other familiar Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Office. And Microsoft Dynamics GP works the way you work, so it’s easier for you and your employees to make better decisions and get more done. Simplicity is built into every aspect of your experience—from initial purchase and deployment to ongoing maintenance and upgrades.

Delivers Agility in the Face of Rapid Change

Today’s business landscape is changing at an ever-increasing pace. To stay ahead, you need a business management solution that is designed to help you meet evolving demands. Microsoft Dynamics GP delivers the agility you need to adapt to new business processes and extend functionality quickly, making it easier to enter new markets, add capabilities, or reallocate existing investments. In addition, SaaS and cloud-based hosting for Microsoft Dynamics GP gives you the flexibility to expand or contract as business conditions change.

Drives Value for Your Business

Microsoft Dynamics GP delivers value to your business in three important ways.

First, you can increase your return on investment as you boost productivity and create new ways to control expenses, helping to drive profitability.

Second, Microsoft Dynamics GP offers interoperability with the other technologies, like Office 365 to help lower your total cost of ownership.

Finally, you can achieve maximum benefit from your technology investment through improved time to value, especially when you don’t want or need an extensive IT infrastructure. 

More and more accounting users are choosing Microsoft and its technology, Accountnet can get you up and running quickly with tools to accelerate installation, set up and extend core functionality, and migrate data from your legacy systems. Use Power BI for KPI’s and dashboards!

And there’s more. Microsoft Dynamics solutions are backed by a commitment from Microsoft combined with an ongoing investment in research and development—so you can grow your business with confidence, knowing that your business management solution can keep up with your ambition.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Accountnet helps companies get up and running with Microsoft Dynamics. We don’t just install and configure the software—we train your accounting staff to use it to create the reports – so they can analyze data as needed. Our solutions give both technical and non-technical employees the information required to do their jobs well—wherever they are, in whatever application they choose to use. Take the next step toward growth with Microsoft Dynamics GP to gain simplicity, and value with Microsoft Dynamics GP. Contact us at Accountnet to learn more. 212-244-9009. Visit: www.accountnet.com

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