Manufacturers, Here’s Everything You Need to Know about GPUG and NAVUG Summit 2018

GPUG summit

As summer is winding down things are just starting to heat up around the annual Dynamics Communities User Group Summit events.

The 2018 GPUG and NAVUG Summit will be held October 15th- 18th, in Phoenix, Arizona. GPUG Summit is the largest and most inclusive event for Microsoft Dynamics and other technology professionals. The event is an ideal location for finding partners and software providers with the solutions for your specific needs. The Vicinity team is excited to be a Gold sponsor for both GPUG and NAVUG, as we attend the event for our fifth consecutive year. Vicinity software serves formula-based manufacturers in the chemical, food, and brewing markets. Founded in 2001, Vicinity is known for introducing the first ERP software product for formula-based manufacturing in the Microsoft Dynamics® Reseller space.

Exclusively designed for batch manufacturing, Vicinity software caters its feature set to the unique batch processing, scheduling, and quality control needs of formula manufacturers. By integrating our manufacturing suite with Microsoft Dynamics ERP, we can deliver increased visibility into real-time inventory counts as well as limited costing capabilities.

October will come right on the heels of our latest release, Vicinity 4.24. One of our stand out features in this version is the ability to customize screens with specific field labels. This is great for clients who have industry-specific terminology or companies who need screens translated into another language. These new screen customizations build on past development that allows users to adjust what information is presented on screens by selecting or re-organizing specific sections, fields, and columns of data to present the most pertinent information for a particular user.

We will be highlighting new features and functionality with our software which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Production Planning Enhancements – New controls and settings for a more powerful Material Requirements Planning (MRP) engine.
  • New Screens –
    • Advanced Formula Search – Multi-level querying
    • Browser-based Batch Entry
    • Gantt Chart Production Schedule
  • Customer Experience, Adjusting Visible Fields/Columns
  • Interlinking Between Fields and Associated Records
  • Enhanced Analysis via Power Query Tool, VicinityView

The amount of content and educational opportunities at GPUG are abundant. If you are new to Dynamics or if you are a GP pro there is something for everyone. We have highlighted a few below that you don’t want to miss out on!

MFG01 – Yes, Manufacturing! What are My First Steps?
Patty Taylor; Sharon Burley; Tim Higgins

BI02 – Fix it Felix: The Dynamics GP Excel Financial Dashboard
Sean Hunter

MFG02 – MFG: Sales and Manufacturing as One
Aleiha Hanson

BI05 – Deconstructing Dynamics GP Cubes
Jonathan P. Cox, MCPS, MS, MSOS, MTA

MFG03 – GP Manufacturing Product Costing
Dan Abernathy, CPIM, MCP; Don Kapuscinski, CPIM

The Vicinity team can’t wait to connect with you at this year’s GPUG Summit and NAVUG in Phoenix, AZ. Schedule some time with our team or just stop by our booth #609 and see our new branding as well as our new features and functionality.

While you’re on the expo floor, there are many powerful ISV solutions for the GP community on the market that help connect your technology together. Many of these tools/providers will be presenting sessions during GPUG 2018. Keep your eyes peeled for these solutions we have listed below. We think you’ll love them too!

  • Rockton Software – Quick add-on’s to make GP work better Booth #809
  • FastPath – Auditing tool Booth #1009
  • k-eCommerce – e-commerce/online portal or store Booth #935
  • Panatrack – Barcode data collection Booth #717
  • Jet Reports – speaking about Power BI (produce a powerful reporting engine – with an entry-level free version)

If you have any questions or if you would like to connect prior to the 2018 GPUG Summit, contact the Vicinity team today.