User Conference

 

KTL Solutions is preparing for the 13th year hosting our Empower the User Conference. The conference will be held at the Reston, Virginia Microsoft Center on May 9 & 10.

Not sure if you want to attend the conference? Here are some reasons you should attend:

  • Sessions will be centered around a range of Microsoft products including Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365, Dynamics ERP, Power BI, and more.
  • It’s our 13th Annual Conference, so we know what topics you are interested in.
  • We have speakers from all over, including Microsoft, that are highly knowledgeable in the software solutions you use every day.
  • We have on-site consultants to answer any of your questions pertaining to your unique organization and allotted time for networking with other professionals.
  • By attending both the VIP training sessions on Wednesday, May 09 and many of the educational sessions at the conference on Thursday, May 10, you will have the chance to receive 12 CPE credits!
  • And, most importantly, there is always delicious food, great conversations, and lots of valuable information.

On Wednesday, May 09, we will have VIP training sessions giving you the opportunity to get hands-on training for Microsoft products from the team at KTL Solutions. This one-day training is limited seating and is $99 dollars per person.

  • Session 1: Microsoft Dynamics SL/Power BI
  • Session 2: Microsoft Dynamics GP/Power BI

On Thursday, May 10, you can attend our Annual User Conference that is FREE to the public with an RSVP. Click the link below to secure a spot in this year’s event.

Morning Session 1

Jet Reports for GP: Faster Report Writing – Michael T. Hoffman

Did you know that Dynamics GP comes with a FREE Excel-Based Reporting tool, all the way back to versions 10? With Microsoft announcing the eventual demise of Management Reporter, now is the perfect time to get ahead and explore your new reporting option. Jet Reports has witnessed hundreds of GP companies making the switch to more Excel-based, automated reporting.

In this session, we will be covering the Jet Fast Financials class which is designed to help you create critical financial reports such as a balance sheet or income statement using the GL Function Wizard in the Jet Reports Excel Add-in. Recommended for Report Designers working specifically with GL reports.

10 Features Every SharePoint Content Manager Should Know- Monica Cummings, Net Com


SharePoint Online can be so much more than just a document repository. This session will explore 10 Features that you can leverage to empower your users to make SharePoint the go-to place for team collaboration.

Cloud vs. On-Prem ERP: Part 1 – Chris Dobkins, Njevity & Andrew Lally, KTL Solutions

As many organizations embrace the digital transformation, they are wondering how to go to the cloud with their financial technology. Storing sensitive economic and client data in the cloud has always been a security concern for many organizations, along with questions on access, user experience, and wondering what the real cost of going cloud is.

In this session, we will go in depth about the pros and cons of moving your ERP system to the cloud, what the real costs of on-prem and cloud hosting are, and how to decide if moving to the cloud is the right decision for your organization. Join us and find out how moving your ERP system to the cloud will affect your long-term growth and financial technology strategy.

Morning Session 2

Power BI In Action – Barry Crowell


You’ve heard about it, now see it in action. A suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. Power BI connects to hundreds of data sources, simplifying data prep, and drives ad hoc analysis.

Security and Productivity Benefits of the Modern Desktop – Steve Deming


Microsoft Office turns 30 years old in August. This concept of bringing together different productivity tools under a common brand, with a familiar user interface, catapulted Office to become the dominant productivity suite in the industry. Today Microsoft offers a variety of software tools ranging from Windows to Office to various specialized servers. How could bringing in this whole family of technologies help to reinvigorate individual productivity, maximize organizational security, and minimize maintenance? Join us as we discuss the benefits of Microsoft 365 and how the subscription services of Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility and Security can deliver the promise of personal productivity.

Cloud vs. On-Prem ERP: Part 2 – Chris Dobkins, Njevity & Andrew Lally, KTL Solutions

As many organizations embrace the digital transformation, they are wondering how to go to the cloud with their financial technology. Storing sensitive economic and client data in the cloud has always been a security concern for many organizations, along with questions on access, user experience, and wondering what the real cost of going cloud is.

In this session, we will go in depth about the pros and cons of moving your ERP system to the cloud, what the real costs of on-prem and cloud hosting are, and how to decide if moving to the cloud is the right decision for your organization. Join us and find out how moving your ERP system to the cloud will affect your long-term growth and financial technology strategy.

Afternoon Session 1

A Paperless Office in the Cloud- Holly Condon


Does this sound like a fantasy land? Professionals spend almost 30% of their day filing, searching, and retrieving documents. On average, it costs an organization $120.00 to find a misfiled document. Does this huge waste or time and money sound like a typical part of your day? In this session, you will learn about the true cost of managing paper, the steps to take to move to a paperless office, and how you can do this all with cloud based technology. Documents are growing at a rate of 22% per year, don’t let paper growth stop your business growth!

Get Productive with Office 365 Collaboration Tools – Dave Vora, KTL Solutions


Every group is unique, with their own needs and workstyle. Office 365 provides an integrated solution so everyone can collaborate more efficiently with team chat, online meetings, co-authoring and sharing files securely, group email and a social network for work.

Join us as we delve into the the world of sharing and collaboration tools! Learn how to use Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Yammer, and Planner to share documents, manage projects, track communication and much more. This session will go through the functionality of Office 365 Collaboration tools, when and how to use them, and how they integrate across the Microsoft platform. It is time to take advantage of the technology at your fingertips and embrace the digital transformation to a modern workplace.

 

Afternoon Session 2

Cruise Through Your Day With Microsoft Flow – Andrew Lally


Do you spend a significant portion of your time moving files around, making sure things are in the correct spot, and looking for data in multiple systems? Do you wish you could take back your workday from these tedious tasks that never end? Let Andrew Lally, Business Systems Developer, show you how you can create automated workflows between your favorite apps, services, and business systems with absolutely NO CODE! Flow leverages the Microsoft cloud so that regular end users can automate their tasks and empower themselves without the need for extensive development or IT involvement.

GP 2018 Full Loaded: Part 1 – Tim Lally


In this session, Tim will dive into the latest version of Dynamics GP 2018. Focusing on Dynamics GP 2018 and it’s newest features. Tim will do a deep dive into what’s new in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 as well as discuss modules and products that will enhance your productivity and overall efficiency within Dynamics GP. Let us highlight specific features that most users aren’t aware of or don’t utilize to their full potential.

D365/Business Central – Colleen Williams, KTL Solutions


Microsoft has had a lot of buzz surrounding Dynamics 365 Business Central. Are you confused on exactly what this tool is and how it will affect your long-term Dynamics plan? You are not alone, from a rebranding to new functionality this new tool remains a bit of a mystery to many users. Join Microsoft’s Heather Rippere to dive in the D365 Business Central. Get insights to this new cloud-based ERP and find out if it is a good fit for your organization.

Afternoon Session 3

Hybrid Azure: Enhancements to Security, Continuity, and Scale – Steve Deming


Microsoft Azure has undergone explosive growth and adoption by our customers. With our renewed focus on security, how is Microsoft delivering on the promise of “Empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” From securing identity with multi-factor authentication to accessing 3rd party cloud resources, to providing scale and business continuity to on-premises servers to hosting your own Azure Cloud, join us as we review how Azure has changed the face of hybrid computing.

GP 2018 Full Loaded: Part 2 – Tim Lally


In this session, Tim will dive into the latest version of Dynamics GP 2018. Focusing on Dynamics GP 2018 and it’s newest features. Tim will do a deep dive into what’s new in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 as well as discuss modules and products that will enhance your productivity and overall efficiency within Dynamics GP. Let us highlight specific features that most users aren’t aware of or don’t utilize to their full potential.

Dynamics CRM Sales – Dave Vora


In this session, we will see how Dynamics for Sales can help your sales team to sell smarter with embedded intelligence, foster relationships with authentic and personal engagement.

Along with LinkedIn integration, you can leverage the power of connections and turn relationships into revenue. Find out which Dynamics 365 plan is right for your team

We are looking forward to making this the best Empower the User Conference yet.