or LinkedIn here uk.linkedin.com/pub/tony-smith-bsc-hons-acih/a/979/351/
For housing financials, there are a number of options out there. You know the usual suspects; Sunaccounts, OpenAccounts, Dynamics and lately SAP are getting in on the act with larger Housing Groups. As many people know, I was a MS Dynamics GP reseller when at the old shop. Dynamics however can be found way beyond the sphere of RSL's and HA's however.
No offence to accountants, but in some ways it’s all counting beans [Complaints will be coming on Twitter...], but all systems have their stronger points and unique features. Although, as bean counting is not the most exciting activity, few evangelists seem to be out there writing interesting books on their capabilities. So imagine my surprise when my old friend and ex-MIS Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant Ian Greive tipped me off that he had collaborated in a new book on Dynamics GP 2013, the latest version. I am always interested in friends when they get published, I know the excitement of seeing my photographs in print!
Ian has done a fantastic job on the Microsoft Dynamics 2013 Cookbook, with Mark Polino. It brings together over a hundred tips and techniques to ‘leverage’ (as Microsoft seem to say a lot) this new release. Amazon are charging nearly £60 for it, but I have found this direct ebook link from just £19.50 - http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-dynamics-gp-2013-cookbook/book
A sample chapter can be had here http://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/9781849689380_Chapter_08.pdf?utm_source=packtpub&utm_medium=free&utm_campaign=pdf
The book attempts to help the user to break out of the habit of sticking with the habits of the version of the system that they originally went live on. We are all perhaps a little guilty of that, we often find it reassuring to stick with what we know. Maybe, but it takes someone sometimes to reveal what we are missing. The sample chapter takes the user through many little known hacks and techniques. If you have the test Fabrikam company database accessible, you can try the examples right from the start.
For folks who learn best by watching and seeing, Ian also has been busy on a video course too - http://www.packtpub.com/content/microsoft-dynamics-gp-techniques/video When I worked with Ian he was always one of those people who knew his stuff, tried hard to get into the business problems he was there to assist with. He has certainly done a cracking job here and the resources all worth a look if you are one of the many Dynamics GP users out there. Shame I am not on commission (honest!).
Check Ian Greive out on his colour and cloud themed blogs at http://www.coralcurve.co.uk and http://www.azurecurve.co.uk If you comment on any of those, let him know I tipped you off.
You can link with me on LinkedIn here - uk.linkedin.com/pub/tony-smith-bsc-hons-acih/a/979/351/ It would be great to connect !
Read on to: Housing Twitter, who is who?
The Beatles - Paperback Writer.
(c) Tony Smith, Acutance Consulting www.acutanceconsulting.co.uk 07854-655009
PS As usual, if there are subjects you might like me to tackle on this blog, please get in touch and let me know!
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