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Steve Toth, Synergy Business Solutions, Kirill Tartarinov, Arianna Huffington, and Biz Stone at Microsoft Convergence 2014.

Convergence 2014 is the premier event bringing the entire Microsoft business community to life. It is where opportunity and innovation meet to deliver real business value and truly amazing customer experiences. It’s the chance to make key business connections and to discover the full potential of Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

Steve Toth, President of Synergy Business Solutions, is speaking at two sessions on Microsoft Dynamics SL, one on how Dynamics SL empowers users to easily handle federal government compliance and another on the power of budgeting in Dynamics SL.

Session 1 – Smooth Budgeter: An Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics SL Project Budgeting
Wednesday, March 5, 11 AM – 12 PM, Room A311
Audience: End User and Power User | Speaker: Steve Toth

Find out what’s possible with various types of project budgeting in Project Controller for Microsoft Dynamics SL. Understand options for direct budgeting versus budgeting by revisions and how the Project Budgeting module processes budget revisions of original budget, estimated budget, and forecasted budget at completion.

Session 2 – Something to Talk About: Microsoft Dynamics SL Government Contracting
Thursday, March 6, 11 AM – 12 PM, Room A304
Audience: End User and Power User | Speakers: Steve Toth and Larry Mocniak

Do you use the Project module for government contracting? In this session, we will discuss how to utilize the capabilities of the General Ledger, Project Controller and Allocator modules to manage and allocate indirect costs to projects. Understand how to develop indirect rates, configure the Indirect Rate Calculator, use the new Close Project Year at Actual in Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 FP1 feature, and configure the Government Contractor Reports.

At the Microsoft Dynamics SL User Group Conference in San Diego this year, I also had a chance to ask Kevin Sullivan, CFO of Vista Engineering Technologies, what problems their company has solved since the implementation of Dynamics SL. He shares breakthroughs eliminating manual accounting processes and project overruns, improving cash flow, managing employees’ time and expense on projects, increasing profitability, and passing government accounting-system audits.

Synergy Prepares for Microsoft Convergence 2013

Every year, Synergy attends Microsoft’s Convergence, a conference designed for Microsoft partners and their clients. Convergence has a plethora of informative sessions and other creative ways Dynamics clients can learn how to extend the power of their solution across all areas of their business. They also get a first look at new product releases and hear about future plans for their software. Last year, 10 of our Dynamics SL clients attended Convergence in Houston, Texas.

Synergy and clients at 2012 Microsoft Convergence
At this year’s 2013 Convergence in New Orleans starting next week (March 18-21), we’ll be joined by 12 clients. One of them, Kevin Sullivan, CFO of Vista Engineering will be speaking at two sessions, “Getting Ahead with Microsoft Dynamics SL” and “Extreme Makeover! Dynamics SL Edition,” on how Vista Engineering has taken Dynamics SL to the next level. The keynote speaker at this year’s Convergence is Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations!