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A test to see if you’ve outgrown QuickBooks

outgrown quickbooksOne of the risks commonly associated with any company expansion is the continuity of services: products are coming off the line to meet the new demand, and orders being processed quickly…and accurately.

Unfortunately, a lot can be ‘lost in translation,’ particularly as your company opens up new markets abroad. This can come about when stakeholders refuse to see the need for change in the accounting and order entry system. They rely heavily on two or three programs to gather, transmit and process orders and instructions to clients, vendors and…their banking friends as well.

But nothing can be worse than someone not on top of key factors like currency changes, or ignore the need to communicate in the proper written language of the customer, or vendors.

If this happening in your company, you probably have outgrown QuickBooks.

Time to finally get rid of QuickBooks?

The lost-in-translation is not a factor when businesses invest in Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software. The platform not only handles high transactions, but it does so in multiple languages and multiple currencies—no need to risk currency entry errors in a separate program like Excel, for example is a way of knowing you have outgrown Quickbooks.

Let Dynamics GP help drive your plans for growth.

For starters, Dynamics GP offers more than just an accounting module, and it is completely scalable. This brings additional business analysis capabilities without investing in full modules that you may not be needing for some time in the future.

‘Business reporting’ tools underscore this software’s newest features, allowing stakeholders to collaborate more closely with team members and decision makers.

What’s more, Dynamics GP can be customized for vertical industries while still providing familiar use of Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel.

Discover the GP difference by and contact us today. We offer competitive pricing, as well as implementation options for your home or branch settings. Contact us for more information.

Dynamics NAV 2009 ‘support’ ends January 13th; time to implement Dynamics NAV 2015

Dynamics NAV 2015Business, and organizations, who are still using Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 may already be onboard the big changes coming on January 13, 2015. Then, Microsoft will no longer offer their “mainstream support” for this software, including SP1 and R2.

For users still on a current service plan, they will be able to access support through CustomerSource:

  • Previously released Upgrades, Updates, Service Packs, Fixes and Regulatory/Tax Updates
  • Self-Help Support through Knowledge Base articles and online content
  • Unlimited Online Training

A more extensive support network will continue to be provided as “paid support” in a number of categories through January 2010, which will mark the end of support for NAV 2009.

But with a newer version, Dynamics NAV 2015, now on the market, decision-makers may be well served to make the switch to this newer platform. Aside from the wide range of features the newer version provides, perhaps the most noteworthy one may seem like the most complicated to the non-technical user: PowerShell uses a ‘command-line’ input system allowing users “to control system administration and automate batch processing” via Microsoft’s .NET programming support.

What’s more, NAV 2015 integrates seamlessly in the cloud with Office 365, which provides online file storage AND sharing; and ‘business-class’ email capability fully accessible and synced for those on-the-road, in the field or the client’s office.

A critical part of upgrading, of course, is ‘data migration,’ and making certain that existing data can be pulled over from legacy systems and into NAV 2015. At its core, a successful migration of files and documents from a legacy platform will focus on these key areas: “risk reduction, lower operational expenses and improved data quality.”

Before you purchase Dynamics NAV 2015, contact us. We offer trained professionals to lead you through implementation and deployment.

Why ERP for restaurants is like cooking ten steaks at a time

ERP for restaurantsRestaurant owners may be quick to buy the latest dual- ovens on the market, but pushback when it comes investing in technology to improve their business processes.

ERP, or how to watch ten steaks at a time…

After all, they often have little time to do more than handle payroll, or keep track of ongoing costs. In a way, it’s much like the chef watching over ten steaks on the grill, turning each one at the right time to make sure those rare-to-mediums come out that way. (more…)

Microsoft Dynamics implementation demands thoughtful and meticulous planning


Microsoft Dynamics ImplementationAt the center of today’s business processes lies immense layers of complexities, the kind that can hammer data collection and attempts at maintaining good customer relations.

In short, and within the spectrum of so much data, it’s no wonder that businesses may push back on the idea of integrating an ERP platform into their inventory of legacy applications like Excel, for example.

Before stakeholders come to agree on embracing the platform, they should first consider a number of factors that may very well affect their Microsoft Dynamics implementation.

A few of the considerations may prompt questions like:


Is an ERP the ‘right choice’ for your business?

It’s easy to look at other ways of doing business, such as using an ERP system,  that seem—on the surface—the dream-answer to the daily challenges facing the company or organization.

Surprisingly, a deep look within the inner-workings of the company, such as what existing reporting systems might very well offer solutions to a major cause of problems; too, looking at the company Intranet and other portals might identify ongoing problems as well as their solutions.


Clear objectives?

Let’s face it. Before implementing the Dynamics ERP platform it’s crucial for all stakeholders to agree on expectations from the software. In short, will they receive better financials and overall data management—-key reasons why businesses embrace Microsoft Dynamics ERP!


Will you outsource IT when needed?

Achieving operational efficiency with the software can, frankly, be a complicated process. As such, it often behooves a company to use resources outside their organization. Often, the amount of time and the need for skilled people in the implementation process is woefully underestimated.


Do you understand the system before  ‘customizing?’

It pays to get everyone moderately comfortably with the Dynamics ERP before reaching out to changing certain modules—particularly with the finance and human resources programs.

For the most part, a premature strategy of customizing the software can present more time-stresses on IT and other personnel.

Contact us for more information on how this software can help move your business to that next level of success.


Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 & Dynamics NAV 2009 Price Increasing on July 1st, 2014


If you are looking to add additional users of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 & Dynamics NAV 2009, you should do so before the price increases on July 1st. Price increases from $2,250 to $2,600 for users on July 1st. Call your representative at (TMC/BuyERP) to make sure you secure these savings at 310-559-3982 or fill out your request at their contact us page 

Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Module Based Licensing and Business Ready Licensing price changes – effective July 2014.

In July 2006, Microsoft Dynamics introduced the Business Ready Licensing (“BRL”) model for Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft Dynamics SL to simplify pricing through reduced granularity.  BRL’s predecessor, the Module Based Licensing (“MBL”) model was unchanged to provide pricing stability to existing MBL customers.

We continued the journey towards pricing simplification by launching Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in October 2012, and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 in December 2012 on Business Value Licensing and the Perpetual Licensing.  These two newest licensing models consolidated licensing into one edition, grouped functionality pricing into one or two packs, and increased flexibility with more Client Access License options.

At the same time, as partners needed time to convert their vertical solutions to the new product versions, we continued offering new customers the option to license Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 through the BRL model.  This option is now coming to an end.  Since 1 March 2014, new customers can only license Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.  And, as previously announced, starting 1 July 2014, new customers will only be able to license Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.

While we encourage existing MBL and BRL customers with an active enhancement plan to upgrade to the latest version of their products using the attractive license model transition upgrade, if applicable, we understand that some customers will want to remain on their current versions.  Therefore, existing MBL and BRL customers will be able to continue licensing additional users and functionality through their existing licensing models.

Now, to further rationalize pricing across licensing models, Microsoft is making the following changes effective 1 July 2014:

  • Elimination of all user price tiers (e.g. 11-25 users, 75+ users) on the following license models and editions
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV MBL Professional
      Note:  After this change, the pricelist will display a 1+ user price. 
  • ??User price increase on the following license models and editions
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV MBL Professional, MBL User Based Pricing, and BRL Business Essentials

We believe that this pricing realignment, designed to bridge the gap between old and new licensing models, will help you increase your existing customer revenue while making it slightly more compelling for your existing customers to upgrade to the latest version of their products

Dynamics GP 2013 & Dynamics NAV 2013 Now Hosted on Windows Azure Platform



windows azure

Earlier this week, the Microsoft Dynamics team announced the availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics GP on Windows Azure through its partners. This means that Microsoft Dynamics GP and NAV customers can now work with Technology Management Concepts to get their business solutions in the cloud and know that their solution is hosted on a secure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure. Both Dynamics NAV 2013 and Dynamics GP 2013 are hosted on Windows Server virtual machines on Windows Azure. End users can access the cloud-hosted versions via the Web or desktop clients, either from the office or on the go using mobile devices.

Microsoft officials said in December 2012 to expect the first of its ERP offerings to be available hosted on Windows Azure by mid-2013. Microsoft originally planned to make its ERP wares available in the cloud last year, but ended up delaying availability in order to improve its “hostability.”

Now that Windows Azure is available on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and NAV 2013, customers can take advantage of easy to use, quick to implement business solutions from Microsoft with the added benefit of knowing their solution is hosted on secure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure from a trusted provider like TMC.

Technology Management Concepts is also committed to helping our customers realize the full value of what we like to call a business solution from Microsoft – a comprehensive business management solution that extends beyond traditional ERP to include productivity tools, services, devices, and now with hosting on Windows Azure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure.

What this means for our customers is reduced time to deployment, faster ROI, and the ability to focus their resources on the areas where they get the most value.  For TMC, this new capability and ability to use Windows Azure means growth for our company and for our clients.


Dynamics Nav: The Best Solution for Manufacturing Companies

When it comes to manufacturing, efficiency is critical for ensuring your profit margins stay where they need to be. Any application or tool that can improve the efficiency at which you and your employees work is a big boost to your business, while any tool that delivers fragmented or convoluted solutions will end up doing more harm than good. For this reason, it is vital that you select the right application suite for enhancing and strengthening your business practices.

Dynamics Nav is the industry standard in manufacturing management. And if you’re curious about what a Microsoft Dynamics implementation can do for you and your business, here’s a quick look:

  • Gantt Charting
    Microsoft Dynamics uses a simple, familiar interface to help you plot and plan your production schedule. With drag and drop functionality and full graphical representations of your schedule, Dynamics makes it easy to track and monitor both short and long-term projects. It’s all about ease of use.
  • Management
    All manufacturing companies need some sort of production management, and Dynamics Nav delivers this in spades. Powerful tools help you to better coordinate your made-to-order jobs and your operations, along with product family planning that enables you to more efficiently use your schedule with shared routing.
  • Supply and Demand
    Supply planning is one of the most critical components of manufacturing, as is demand forecasting. Because these functions are inexorably linked, Microsoft Dynamics provides a bevy of tools for analyzing sales patterns, tracking material costs, making requisitions and developing demand plans. It’s your one-stop shop for controlling your business’s supply and demand components.
  • Inventory Management
    Anyone that works in manufacturing can tell you that it’s not just about the creation of products; it’s also about storing, tracking and shipping those products. Dynamics Nav allows you to integrate your manufacturing and warehousing workflows to help you better use your available space. Additionally, it delivers top-notch inventory management tools that update in real time so you always have the information you need.

Choosing an ERP software suite is tough, especially if you’ve never worked through the process before, but Microsoft Dynamics has long been the first choice of the manufacturing industry, and will continue to be the gold standard for the foreseeable future.

For more information about Dynamics NAV and other Microsoft products please visit

TMC Releases Free Microsoft Dynamics 30 Day Trial for Microsoft Dynamics GP, NAV, and SL

Technology Management Concepts, announced today the launch of their free 30-day trials of hosted Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions including Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, and Dynamics SL. TMC is excited for their prospective customers to have access to the on-demand 30-day trial of the industry-specific Microsoft Dynamics ERP products exclusively in The Cloud. Potential customers can now demo Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, Dynamics NAV 2013, and Dynamics SL 2011 with a 30-day free ERP cloud trial.

Technology Management Concepts, the leading ERP partner in Southern California, is happy to add the option of the online trial software for their customers, as they understand part of the ERP software research process is to test the software before they purchase it. When a customer visits the TMC website, they will be asked to complete a simple form where they will be able to choose which software they prefer, customize the trial to their company’s needs, as well as receive a quote for what their hosted software would cost them monthly. The trial will then be provisioned by TMC and their free trial company will be up and running online in less than 24 hours. Technology Management Concepts will then guide their customers over the next 30 days with a daily lesson to help them navigate the software trial. TMC also provides customer and technical support if needed.

“A growing trend in the ERP marketplace is the request for trying the software before you buy it. Simply being shown the software in a sales pitch meeting isn’t sufficient anymore. Customers want to let their technical staff try out the software first to make sure they’re comfortable with it, before they invest in the software. TMC provides this option by offering their free 30 day trial of Microsoft Dynamics ERP Software” says TMC Marketing Manager, Brett Hensley.

The 30-day trial allows for an immediate hands-on experience of Dynamics GP 2013, Dynamics NAV 2013, and Dynamics SL 2011. The trials can be set up and tailored towards companies in a variety of industries such as wholesale distribution, non-profit, manufacturing, hospitality/restaurants, entertainment, etc. To get set up for the free trial, visit this page or call 310-559-3982 for more information.

Click here for the full press release

Microsoft Easy Start Offer – Save Big on Dynamics GP 2013 & NAV 2013

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Easy Start Offer – Terms

Effective February 1, 2013, and until close of business day on June 15, 2013, all new customers meeting the eligibility criteria can take advantage of this special offer.

Under the terms of this offer, new customers can obtain a 40% discount on the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Starter Pack. For example, the Starter Pack can be licensed for USD 3,000 in the United States and EUR 2,250 in the EU/EFTA*.


  • Offer is valid only for purchases of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 using the Perpetual Licensing model.
  • Offer only applies to new Microsoft Dynamics ERP customers. A new ERP customer is defined as a customer that has not previously licensed any version of Microsoft Dynamics GP or Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • This offer will be entered in Order Central as a 40% discount off the Starter Pack license list price. Please refer to the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 price list and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 price list to determine the discounted price in each country.
  • First year required maintenance is not included in this offer and must be purchased separately. Enhancement/support plan fees will be calculated from the system list price of all users and components, based on the regular Microsoft Dynamics price list.


  • Offer is valid worldwide except for the following countries: American Samoa, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea – South, Laos, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and Wallis and Futuna.

Offer does not apply to:

  • Any other Microsoft software.
  • Purchases using the Services Provider License Agreement or any volume licensing program
  • Purchases using the Business Ready Licensing model, the Module Based Licensing model or the Subscription model.

– Offer cannot be combined with other offers (with the exclusion of the FY13 Grow ERP SMB Adds – Partner Incentive), promotions or discounts. All components besides the Starter Pack must be licensed at list prices.

– Purchases made prior to the effective date of the offer are not eligible.

– This offer is available to partners on an ISV Embed Addendum.
– This offer cannot be converted into cash.
– Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
– This offer is non-transferable.
– Offer available only through authorized Microsoft Dynamics resellers. End user prices, terms and conditions are independently set by resellers.
– Offer only available once per customer.


*If you have any questions about the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and NAV 2013 Easy Start Offer please contact Pat Quimby at or call 310-559-3982.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Web Client

NAV 2013 Now Available Fully IN THE CLOUD!

nav 2013 web client

TMC is thrilled to now offer their clients the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Web Client. TMC has already performed implementations and upgrades for NAV 2013, so get your company up to date and online!

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client gives users access to Microsoft Dynamics NAV data over a network, such as the Internet. From a web browser, users can view and modify data from a user-friendly interface that resembles the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, where the starting point is the Role Center. The Role Center can be customized to users individual needs based on their role, company, and daily tasks. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Web client does not replace the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client but complements it by enabling scenarios that are not possible with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. For a visual overview of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, see Touring the RoleTailored Client for Developers.

Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client

To deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Web client, you install and configure the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components on a computer that is running Internet Information Services (IIS) and has a connection to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server and database. Microsoft Dynamics NAV users can access the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client from any supported device that has a connection to the Internet. For a list of supported devices and browsers, see System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.

For more information about how to deploy the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, see Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client.

Developing for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client

As a developer of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Web client applications, you will have the same experience as developing Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client applications. You use the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment to create objects, such as pages and reports, and implement the same business logic as you would for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. The same page or report that is displayed in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client can also be displayed in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client.

For more information about how to develop for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, see Developing for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client.

Administering Users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client

Like the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, you control access to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Web client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV data by creating user accounts, permission sets, and profiles. You do not have to set up separate user accounts for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. The permissions that are granted to a specific user account apply to all RoleTailored clients.

For more information about how to manage users of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, see Administration in RoleTailored Clients.


To upgrade to NAV 2013 or to purchase NAV 2013 for your company call 310-559-3982 or email Patricia Quimby at

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