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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

How Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Lent a Helping Hand to a Commercial Mortgage Provider

The Client Located in the south-central U.S., this client is a commercial real estate lender that specializes in mortgage products for multi-family dwellings, such as senior housing and health care facilities. The Challenge As an entity that provides financing opportunities for its customers, much of this client’s work processes involved tracking loan premiums. The client had been implementing Workday, which its parent company was already using. Geared for larger organizations and enterprises, Workday is an American on?demand financial management and human capital management software vendor geared toward large, enterprise organizations. However, the client wasn’t impressed by Workday’s capabilities. While it… Read more

How Ben Franklin’s Life WOULD HAVE Been Much Easier, Had He Used Microsoft Dynamics 365

  Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, here. You guys really have it made in the digital age. It took me YEARS to develop the Bifocals & don’t  get me started on the Lightening Rod. If only I had cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Customer Engagement. Genius would surely have struck a whole lot sooner. It’s a software suite that can make any organization work smarter. It’s Revolutionary!

How Finance Teams Are Leveraging Technology in 2021

From supply chains to travel to life in general, just about everything slowed down dramatically during the COVID-19 crisis. But one phenomenon never stopped; in fact, it intensified: technological advancement. Be it in the form of wireless connectivity, automation, machine learning or video conferencing tools, technology was heavily relied upon throughout the pandemic to help businesses, schools, health care centers and business employees overcome the challenges the pandemic created. Based on workers’ feedback and many companies’ overall performance, technological innovation proved its mettle. To cite just one example, 33% of remote workers — who adopted a 100% work-from-home model during… Read more

Go and Grow with the Dynamics 365 Business Central Mobile App

No day is the same for the average small or mid-sized business. Tasks may take you from one place to the next and back again, with little time to take a breather back at the office. Whatever the nature of these on-the-go responsibilities happen to be, you need a mobile solution that will allow you to maintain visibility into your busy business without having to use your desktop. For that, there’s Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central mobile app (D365 BC Mobile app). What is the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Mobile app? Compatible with virtually all smartphones and tablet devices,… Read more

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Grant Management

Do you run a not-for-profit (NFP) that must account for grants you receive from foundations or government agencies? If you answered “yes” to this question, you undoubtedly know that managing the financial aspects of grants requires a lot of preparation, organization and regimentation to keep all the particulars in order so you can provide the proper grant reporting required by grantors. And the more sources of funding you receive, the more complicated the management process can become from a standpoint of reporting, accounting and tracking. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can make the grant juggling act a lot simpler, streamlined… Read more