Have you registered for Community Summit North America 2021 yet? The Microsoft Dynamics community is converging on Houston, TX October 12-15.

We hope that we will be one of your first stops in the expo hall! Visit us at booth 1607 near Concourse D, say hi, and learn about our new offerings for Business Central (and GP).

If you are coming to Summit, you’re ready to learn and network! Below we’ve put together a list of Dynamics 365 Business Central related sessions to recommend for you. Scan the list and add the topics you like to your schedule.

Dynamics BC sessions at Community Summit 2021

Tuesday, October 12

Let’s ease into Day 1 with 3 sessions, we’ve got some big days ahead of us.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM CDT
    Should you do the GP Stay, or the BC Play? What’s Involved in Migrating from GP to Business Central

    In this session, Chris Young will outline the many benefits of moving to Business Central in the cloud. You’ll also learn about the risks, costs, requirements and what to expect. Takeaways:

    1. The pros and cons: understanding the top risks of migration and the gains.
    2. How common requirements can be handled in a move from GP to BC such as transactional history, segments, open A/R and A/P, and more.
    3. Best practices and various approaches to a successful migration.
  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM CDT
    50 Tips in 50 Minutes for Business Central

    Become the Business Central hero in your organization with these 50 tips from Kerry Peters. See these tips live in action, no powerpoints here!

  • 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM CDT
    Getting Started with Business Central Jobs

    Connor McNamara takes a deep dive into using jobs in Business Central. You’ll come away with knowing how to do job setup, tasks, planning, costs and more. Also learn how to monitor internal and external job performance and calculate WIP.

Wednesday, October 13

Ok, time to kick-start the learning. Lots of Business Central sessions on the docket today, let’s go!

  • 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM CDT
    9 Modifications You No Longer Need with Business Central

    With all the talk about moving modifications from C/AL to AL, there’s an understandable concern about how much the move is going to cost. No fear, when you move to Business Central, some mods are no longer needed. Attend this session hosted by Leanne Paul to learn about the 9 modifications that are no longer needed.

  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM CDT
    10 Things I’ve Learned the Hard Way in a Business Central Implementation: Notes from the Field

    Learn how to avoid the top ten most common Business Central implementation pitfalls from someone who has already been there done that, Chris Young. Also get some tips on best practices to ensure you have a smooth transition to Business Central.

  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM CDT
    From Fargo to Copenhagen: Wind Turbines, Floods, and ERP! Contrasting BC & GP

    Tim Sparks will review the similarities and differences between Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics GP. Also get some helpful information about migrating from GP to BC and if the time is right for you. Great information for BC newbies or GP veterans wanting to jump on the BC train.

  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM CDT
    Migrating from Dynamics GP to D365 Business Central – A Real-World Customer & Partner Story

    Integrity Data Star Sighting on this session! Our own Tom Franz along with our migration partner Kristen Hosman will talk about the benefits of moving to D365 from GP and how to determine if it’s the right time to make the move. They will also provide insight on the process and how to prepare for the migration. In addition, you’ll get great information about the advantages of cloud connectivity, Dataverse, and Power Platform tools.

  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM CDT
    Dynamics 365 Business Central – For the Dynamics GP Power User

    If you are a veteran GP user thinking about moving to Business Central, but haven’t been able to commit, this session is for you! Mary Donahue will call out features and experiences within Business Central that will appeal to the GP power user. Learn about the interface and how you can continue to utilize some of your existing ISV partners with a BC environment.

  • 1:40 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
    Ask the Experts – New to BC/Inside – Dynamics NAV/BC

    This is a panel discussion for NAV/BC Experts to ask any questions or guidance on your NAV/BC implementation or use.
    Speakers include Leanne Paul, Robb Delprado, Tom Doran, and Steven Chinsky.

  • 1:40 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
    BC Life Hacks: Tips and Best Practices Every BC User Should Know

    The ever-popular life hacks session is back for Business Central! Get Shawn Dorward’s favorite ‘must know’ life hacks that every Business Central user should know. He’ll cover things like shortcuts, analysis tips, reporting, data entry, data calculations, personalization, and more! You’ll also walk away with a full slide deck and instructions for all hacks!

Thursday, October 14

Last day, so we need to end on a high note. Even more sessions to pack in today before heading home. Don’t forget to swing by the booth during expo time!