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A Better Outlook for Your Business: Why Microsoft Dynamics 365 Integration with Outlook Makes For a Winning Combination 

When it comes to sending and receiving information to colleagues, employees or clients, email is frequently the communication channel of first choice. Whether you are regularly logging on during a business trip or are in the office mere feet away from your intended recipients, your email inbox is the online equivalent of your home turf: It’s where you go to give or receive guidance, feedback and email message updates — and lots of them. Indeed, some statistics indicate the average office worker receives 121 emails per day and more than 40% of Americans check their work emails even when they… Read more

The Rationale for a Microsoft Dynamics Integration

Many organizations are creatures of habit. Once they get locked into doing certain things or using certain systems, software or tools, they’re reluctant to let them go. Even when they may tacitly acknowledge that their approach could use some fine tuning — or complete overhauling, if some are being true to themselves — change is a challenge. If your accounting or ERP systems are something you or your co-workers struggle with, but you have other mission critical systems that work really well for your business, you could consider keeping those good systems in place and implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business… Read more

Vision 2023 Invitation: Maximize Efficiency and Minimize Costs with Microsoft Dynamics for Smarter Business Management!

Are you looking to streamline your business operations and stay ahead of the competition? Do you want to harness the power of technology to drive growth and profitability? Do you feel like there’s more you can do with your ERP software? If so, then you don’t want to miss our upcoming Vision Conference about running a smarter business with Microsoft Dynamics. Join us on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 for a day of learning, networking, and inspiration. (Registration Link) Our Vision Client Conference will focus on the key Microsoft Dynamics features and add-on solutions available that can transform the way you… Read more

Understanding the Uses and Purposes of ERP and CRM

The ways in which businesses are run are growing more complicated by the day. New processes, technologies and strategies are constantly being introduced and organizations need to have the flexibility to stay current and competitive. For this reason, many organizations are turning to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management systems (CRM) to have a better handle on their business and stay efficient and effective. Both CRM and ERP are vital for any business to survive in the modern era and the integration of them together can help businesses operate more efficiently and grow quickly. But what are ERP… Read more

New TMG Logo

Today we are launching a new logo for The TM Group. It has been a couple of decades since our last major change to our logo.  Since then, the technology and the world have changed quite a bit. We felt a new logo was needed to better reflect our modern service offerings and company philosophy as well as shortening the reference of our corporate identity to TMG. Our mission statement is “Empowering Organizations and People With Technology.” Although our logo is changing, our mission and commitment to providing clients with the best consulting, development and support isn’t changing.

Scheduling Loads is Easier than Ever for Trucking Brokers with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central at the Wheel

The Client As a leading trucking broker and logistics provider that has been in business since the 1920s, this client specializes in matching freight hauls for its customers with primarily independent truckers. The client also serves as a software provider, of sorts, providing tech solutions that enable the independent truckers to more efficiently manage their freight loads. In addition to these services, the client provides a number of others, including expediting, warehousing, packaging, kitting, picking, shipping and procurement.   The Challenge Prior to reaching out to The TM Group, the client was using an old version of Microsoft Dynamics GP… Read more

For the 15th consecutive year, The TM Group is on Bob Scott’s VAR Stars

The TM Group, has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2022, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. Selection is not based on revenue and those firms chosen represent a wide range of size and many different software publishers of accounting software. “Each year, 100 VAR Stars are picked from the best organizations that market financial software. It is always an honor to recognize those who contribute… Read more

ERP vs CRM: What They Are, How They Work and When to Use Both

No matter how big or small your organization may be, running a business can be a daunting task at the best of times. Keeping up with valuable data and managing business resources and processes while making sales can be a tricky proposition. For this reason, many organizations have turned to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software to help streamline and automate many of their integral business processes. Both of these systems help organizations better manage their business and gain competitive edges when dealing with their supply chains, services, finances and sales. But what are the differences… Read more

Single-Family Office Streamlines Accounting Processes and Workflows with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

The Client This client works is a single-family office for a well-known family credited with launching one of the most iconic food brands in the world, let alone the United States. While the family has since sold the company to another well known organization, they led it for over 50 years.    The Challenge Although the household name food brand is undoubtedly this single-family office’s most well-known enterprise, it also provides accounting, bookkeeping and operational services to a wide variety of other enterprises in a number of different industries in which the family has invested utilizing Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly known… Read more

How Much Does Microsoft Dynamics 365 Cost for Small to Mid Sized Organizations? | The TM Group

So you’re pretty sure you’ve got your mind made up about the software that will improve the productivity, efficiency and management of your business — you’re going with Microsoft Dynamics 365. You have determined that this suite of automated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications will address the specific needs of your small to midsize organization. The core Dynamics 365 applications for small to medium sized businesses (SMB) include Dynamics 365 Business Central, Sales, Service, and Marketing.  There are other Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications, but most are designed for enterprise organizations and are part of the… Read more