In the tech world, user group forums are ubiquitous. And the Microsoft Dynamics GP user group (GPUG) is a prime example. GPUG is the world’s most influential community of Microsoft Dynamics GP users, partners, and developers. Across the globe, GPUG members share a common goal of maximizing and advancing the performance of Microsoft Dynamics GP so that individuals and companies can improve operations, overcome obstacles, and exceed goals.

User groups are member-driven organizations: by users, for users.

That is why, in these uncertain times, when meetings, conferences, and conventions of all stripes have been canceled or postponed for who knows how long, it was hard to conceive of a user group without the presence of users! Of course, we have the technology to conduct virtual meetings. So that is what we did.

On May 19, we conducted our first-ever Virtual GPUG Meeting.                                  

We combined four separate communities across the entire West Coast – LA, Irvine, and Diego from California, and the Portland, Oregon GPUG community. And we are pleased to announce that it was a huge success. The virtual GPUG event went off without any hitches or glitches! The meeting, which was very well attended, was recorded and the video will be available soon.

Here is the recap

From our presenters:

David Cervelli, Managing Partner, Strategic Systems Group, Torrance, CA
Abra Gilman, Dynamics GP Practice Lead, Collins Computing, Bend, OR
Fauwaz Hussain, Business Development Leader, Nodus Technologies, Orange, CA


  • GPUG News Presented by David Cervelli and Abra Gilman
    • GPUG Community Summit in Nashville update
    • Shortcuts to GPUG Webcasts including:
      • Community Response Series Webcasts
      • Working from Home (WFH)
      • Security
    • Dynamics 365 Business Central intro link
  • Presented by Abra Gilman
    • How to Create Macros in GP and Super-Size them with the FREE Replicator Tool written by John Arnold
    • Upgrading to Dynamics GP 18.2 or 18.3 (October 2020) with previews of expected features
  • Presented by Fauwaz Hussain
    • GP Tools for A/R Automation and PCI Compliance
    • Automate the collection process, reduce manual labor, and secure your customers’ sensitive credit card data with Nodus’ PCI-certified payment solutions
  • Member Discussions
    • Open Forum
    • Topics for our next meeting

As you can see, we covered a lot of ground in a relatively short period of time. So as not to lose the momentum from our first ever Virtual GPUG Meeting in May, we are already planning the next meeting for June. And it will include several of the suggestions you gave us for topics and content.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you who attended and participated. Now…

SAVE THE DATE for our next Virtual GPUG Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 12:30 to 2:00 PM PT
Registration: GPUG June Meeting

There will be more details to follow very soon, but here is what we currently have planned:

  • Introduction
  • News
  • Updates
  • Pick of the Month – Landed Costs Overview – To be Presented by Mike Zapp, Founder, MJZ Consultants, Los Angeles, CA
  • GP Smart Lists
    • Navigation
    • Reminders
    • Export
  • Mekorma Demonstration
  • Moderated by David Cervelli
    • Q&A
    • Discussions
    • Ask the Experts
    • Future Content

Join us. Take a break from your daily routine and enjoy the comradery of the GPUG community.

We hope to see you there!

Have you got questions about Microsoft Dynamics GP, GPUG, or anything related to ERP software for manufacturers and distributors? The team at Strategic Systems Group (SSG) has the answers.  Contact SSG at 310-539-4645 or via our contact form today!

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