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Optimize Your Microsoft Dynamics 365 User Experience with TMGCLOUD SaaS Insights

The TM Group is proud to announce the debut of TMGCLOUD SaaS Insights for Business Central and TMGCLOUD SaaS Insights for Sales, Service and Marketing.   Whether you’re a long-time user of Microsoft Dynamics 365 or you’re about to start implementing the solution, The TM Group’s Cloud Solutions team has put together a new and improved way to ensure your users are adopting and efficiently using the solution. Using TMGCLOUD SaaS Insights for Business Central and/or TMGCLOUD SaaS Insights for Sales, Service and Marketing, clients can use Power BI Dashboards to allow monitoring of system performance, identify issues and obtain… Read more

Free Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Technical Whitepaper

There is a lot of information about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on Microsoft’s website, but much of the information isn’t always the easiest to find. In addition to the Business Central application (which is getting major updates with new features added twice per year), there are also over 1,600 extensions available on Microsoft AppSource. Partners are also doing customizations to Business Central to meet certain functionality and doing integrations to one or more systems, so the applications share data, whether one direction or bidirectionally. These private customizations and integrations are also extensions to Business Central but are not published… Read more

How The TM Group Turned Business Central into a Hit for Clients from a Swing and Miss

During our 30+ years of serving the business systems needs of our clients, The TM Group has helped hundreds of organizations in a wide variety of industries, from automotive suppliers to retail to nonprofits and more. Virtually all of them have dealt with business issues that were unique to their organization that our CRM and ERP expertise could help them resolve.   Every now and then, we come across clients who — despite being vastly different in the products or services they offer — are facing the exact same challenge. They have chosen a very capable solution like Microsoft Dynamics… Read more

Ho-Ho-Hold the line!

This season, almost everyone is decorating their homes and offices (and home offices), getting ready for the holidays. Marcel Chabot, our Software Development Team Lead, has really gone above and beyond with his holiday décor, this year. Marcel has made a Christmas wreath – but this is not just any wreath. Marcel has developed and installed a small hidden chip within this wreath. This chip has the ability to talk to the Microsoft Teams app. The wreath lights will flash, blink, and change color throughout the day, depending on the availability of all of Marcel’s coworkers, within Teams. At any… Read more

Why a Broadcasting Company Is On Cloud-Nine with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

The Client A long time nonprofit broadcasting organization that specializes in radio, television and live-streaming communications, this Christian-based organization provides content geared toward families and other Christian-affiliated groups and missions. They also help to organize and contribute to charitable causes domestically and internationally and maintain a website and web store that allows people to make donations with their debit or credit card. The Challenge Prior to consulting The TM Group about their enterprise resource planning needs, they had implemented Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) with another partner a number of years ago; we’d performed several updates of their solution as… Read more

How Jobs in Business Central 365 Can Make Campaign’s Financial Management Easier

There are well over 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations in the United States alone, according to data from the Urban Institute. If you happen to work for one of these organizations, you have an idea of the kinds of activities, causes or programs that encourage supporters to make donations. One of the more effective means is by holding events or conducting special projects. Indeed, of the $1 trillion that the nonprofit sector generates annually, a significant chunk of that money derives from special events, be they host road races, galas, dinners, banquets or auctions. While many factors influence how much… Read more

How to Qualify for Microsoft Discounts as a Nonprofit

The United States is a country that is teeming with nonprofit organizations — well over 1.5 million, according to the most recent figures available from the Urban Institute’s National Charitable Center for Statistics. And that’s just those that are fully registered with the IRS. From foundations that perform volunteer work on behalf of needy families, to religious affiliations that seek to spread the good word, nonprofits come in all shapes, sizes and causes. While no two nonprofits are exactly the same, there’s at least one thing that a substantial portion share in common with one another: they often operate on… Read more

Long Live Dynamics GP, Good News for Regular Users

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about the future of Microsoft Dynamics GP, and if all clients should be planning to transition to Microsoft’s  new cloud offering Dynamics 365 Business Central? Given the variety of advantages Dynamics 365 Business Central offers (cloud-based, remote compatibility, Office 365 compatibility, etc. ), the decision of whether or not to transition is not an easy or quick one. Although the functionality of the two different solutions is very similar, there are things like Payroll in GP that are not included in Business Central – although payroll is available as an add-on product…. Read more

The TM Group is Featured in Accounting Today’s 2021 VARs 100 List

The TM Group was featured in Accounting Today’s 2021 VARs 100 list. According to Accounting Today, 2020 brought millions of businesses rushing to get to the cloud, so it’s no wonder resellers were kept busy throughout this 2021 season.  These top 100 VARs were “serving crucial lifelines for their clients in more ways than one even as they faced their own challenges” – Accounting Today. Accounting Today chooses their top 100 VARs based on revenue, number of offices, and staff size.  These top VARs are chosen from organizations who focus on CRM (Customer Relationship Management) & ERP (Enterprise, Resource, Planning)… Read more


The TM Group, Inc. has been named to the Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2021. The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. “We want to congratulate this year’s class of Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs,” said Bob Scott, executive editor of ERP Global Insights (formerly known as Bob Scott’s Insights). “This selection represents recognition of leaders in this important field.” The selection is based on annual revenue generated by each reseller. A special report that includes names of the organizations selected for this year’s… Read more