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Monday, June 10
 

08:30

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – Connect, Configure and Explore Partner Presales Workshop (Two-day)
We invite all new and current Dynamics 365 Business Central partners to attend a two-day hands-on workshop. Designed for Pre-sales consultants responsible for understanding the breadth and depth of Dynamics 365 Business Central, attendees will leave with expertise on how to connect and configure an optimized demo environment for new prospective customer scenarios.

Together with this two-day workshop attendees will also enjoy full access to all of the sessions presented during the User Group World Tour event on 12 and 13 June, taking place at the same venue.

Please note this is a partner-only event.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Crescas

Craig Crescas

Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft


Monday June 10, 2019 08:30 - Tuesday June 11, 2019 17:00
Workshop 1
 
Tuesday, June 11
 

08:30

Microsoft Dynamics GP Power Tools Workshop (Full Day)
GP Power Tools is the ultimate add on for Microsoft Dynamics GP to improve the experience of Administrators, Consultants, Developers and Users. It has features that will benefit all users of GP regardless of the level of the technical experience.

To get an understanding of what GP Power Tools can do for you and how it can solve your pain points, check out the Benefits Presentation.

To get a more in depth look at GP Power Tools, including what’s new in build 26 and build 27, whether you are an existing user or not, come to the workshop day.

In the morning we will be covering the Installation, System Features and the Administrator Tools module. Then in the afternoon we will be covering the Database Tools and Developer Tools modules.

Check out David Musgrave's blog for more information.

Together with this workshop attendees will also enjoy full access to all of the sessions presented during the User Group World Tour event on 12 and 13 June, taking place at the same venue.

Speakers
avatar for David Musgrave

David Musgrave

Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants
David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training... Read More →



Tuesday June 11, 2019 08:30 - 17:00
Training 4

08:30

VS Code for Beginners Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Developers Workshop (Two day)
Visual Studio Code AL is the new way of developing solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This has been true for extensions and SaaS add-ons for quite some time, but with the October 2019 release even the Microsoft base app will move completely from the traditional object designer and C/AL language to the new environment on Visual Studio Code.

Whether you are a traditional C/AL developer or whether you are new to the Business Central ecosystem, this workshop will give you the chance to get acquainted with the new world and to learn how to handle Visual Studio Code AL development from scratch. You will be taken by the hand, introduced to everything you need to know to get started with Business Central development in Visual Studio Code AL and led gently to mastering Visual Studio Code AL by a series of instructor-led exercises.

Together with this two-day workshop attendees will also enjoy full access to all of the sessions presented during the User Group World Tour event on 12 and 13 June, taking place at the same venue.




Speakers
avatar for Arend-Jan Kauffmann

Arend-Jan Kauffmann

Business Applications MVP
Arend-Jan Kauffmann is a freelance Microsoft Dynamics Business Central consultant and trainer. He has over 15 years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central and over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He works closely together with Cloud Ready Software... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 08:30 - Wednesday June 12, 2019 17:00
Training 2

13:00

Academy Course: Reporting 101 for Dynamics GP
You’ve mastered your company’s internal processes and data is flowing into your GP system as expected, but are you as good at getting data out of GP as you are getting it in? How many different ways are there to get data out of GP, anyway? Chances are, more than you realize. We’ll get you started in your quest to query & obtain your data by covering the following areas:

GP Report Options - Managing and retrieving canned reports in Dynamics GP
SmartLists – Basics, using reminders, and helpful hints
SmartList Designer – An introduction to the newest addition to the popular query tool
Navigation Lists – A thorough look at these underutilized areas
Office Data Connections – Deploying & managing the out-of-the-box refreshable Excel reports
SSRS – Managing additional out-of-the-box reports via your browser

Together with this half-day Academy course attendees will also enjoy full access to all of the sessions presented during the User Group World Tour event on 12 and 13 June, taking place at the same venue.

Speakers
avatar for Bob McAdam

Bob McAdam

GM, Dynamic Communities
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmcadam


Tuesday June 11, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Training 3
 
Wednesday, June 12
 

08:00

09:00

General Sessions/Keynote
The User Group World Tour, presented by Dynamic Communities, welcomes you to our most unique, SMC event this year.  Bob McAdam, General Manager, is your host and will formally welcome attendees before two days of sessions covering Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, Dynamics 365 BC, Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Microsoft 365 begin.  Microsoft's  Johannes Kanis, Cloud & Enterprise Business Group Lead, will deliver the keynote address.  Thanks for joining us for this unique & comprehensive event!



Speakers
avatar for Bob McAdam

Bob McAdam

GM, Dynamic Communities
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmcadam


Wednesday June 12, 2019 09:00 - 10:30
Main Auditorium

10:30

Networking Break
Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:30 - 10:45
TBA

10:45

D365 Business Central: A First Look at Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Attend this session to learn about the basic navigation of Business Central. We will provide an overview of the homepage, list pages and other productity tips in order for you to quickly and easily begin to learn Business Central.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Crescas

Craig Crescas

Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop 1

10:45

Dynamics GP: Choosing the Right Development Tools for the Right Job
This session will introduce attendees to the many development tools available to you to easily customize and integrate with Microsoft Dynamics GP. Get an understanding of the tools available to you, their strengths and weaknesses and see how you can create solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Adriaan Davel

Adriaan Davel

Senior Software Engineer, Mekorma
avatar for David Musgrave

David Musgrave

Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants
David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training... Read More →



Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45 - 11:45
Training 4

10:45

10:45

Dynamics GP: Efficient Year-End Close in Dynamics GP
Join this session to obtain a guideline for performing standard year-end procedures. This session will provide you with the proper tools necessary to close the books in GP timely and assist with your year-end close. Come learn how to reduce the time spent at year-end preparing for your auditors.

Speakers
avatar for Bob McAdam

Bob McAdam

GM, Dynamic Communities
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmcadam



Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45 - 11:45
Training 10

10:45

Dynamics NAV: Dimensions & Account Schedules
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Diedericks

Kevin Diedericks

Functional NAV Consultant, Braintree by Vox



Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45 - 11:45
Training 3

10:45

Microsoft 365: Deploying the Modern Desktop
Speakers
avatar for Yogan Moodley

Yogan Moodley

Technology Solution Professional, Microsoft
Windows and Office deployment and management specialist.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45 - 11:45
Training 11

10:45

Power Platform: Introduction to Microsoft Power BI
Speakers
avatar for James McGillivray

James McGillivray

BI Architect, BIcurate
Power BIDAXData ModellingReport DesignData Storytelling


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45 - 11:45
Training 13

11:45

Networking Break
Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:45 - 12:00
TBA

12:00

Solution Showcase: Advances Reporting with BI360 Presented by Solver
This session will introduce attendees to BI360.   We will show you how to do your Management reporting, Budgeting and Consolidation, all in a system that is quick to set up, easy to use and in the Cloud for cost saving and convenience.  Further, we will discuss how to automate reporting even when faced with the challenges of multiple systems and multiple currencies, thus creating trust in a single version of the truth across the organisation.  We will also cover streamlining your budget process so that it takes days rather than months.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bowden

Rob Bowden

Account Manager, Solver
Corporate Performance ManagementReporting, Consolidation, Budgeting and Planning, Data Warehouse, Dashboards


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:00 - 12:30
Training 3

12:00

Solution Showcase: An Integrated Omnichannel Retail Ecosystem – Designing Systems That Sell Presented by CitiXsys – iVend Retail
In retail today, it is no secret that consumers hold the power.  Knowing what shoppers want and how they choose to spend their dollars is an important first step. However, being able to execute any initiatives to build out processes and services isn’t possible without first having a truly integrated omnichannel solution in place. 
The biggest enterprise-wide impact that we see is when our retail customers integrate their main systems. This is especially true for the ERP. It’s vital that everything connects to it. When full, true integration happens and they go beyond a simple point of sale, it gives them the ability to drive business decisions with accurate, real time data. 
Your customers are turning to you for guidance and solutions that can make it all work, so they can lower their operating costs and optimize business operations to focus on what really matters – customer experience.  iVend Retail, integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central delivers on omnichannel, providing a seamless, continuous customer experience across the devices and locations where customers want to shop. 


Speakers
JJ

Jan Jansen Van Vuuren

Channel Sales Director Eastern Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa, CitiXsys – iVend Retail


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:00 - 12:30
Workshop 1

12:00

Solution Showcase: Dynamics Payroll – Powerful Payroll for Dynamics GP/NAV/Business Central Presented by Dynamics Africa
Human Capital is arguably one of the most important management areas of the modern business.  Join this session to experience a world class, African localised Cloud Based payroll application designed for Microsoft Dynamics ERP Customers 


Speakers
avatar for Lohann Nagel

Lohann Nagel

Dynamics Payroll Consultant, Dynamics Africa


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:00 - 12:30
Training 9

12:00

Solution Showcase: The Power of Azure Presented by Braintree
Unlock the power of Azure across the Microsoft Dynamics 365 stack to take digital transformation to the next level . Combining the power of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics and Business Central to connect business processes and drive operational effectiveness.


Speakers
NL

Neville Levinthal

Head: Business Development, Braintree Payment Solutions


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:00 - 12:30
Training 10

12:00

Solution Showcase: WMS and MFG Automation Solutions Built Exclusively for Dynamics GP Presented by Highjump
Are paper-based, manual processes causing chargebacks and inaccurate orders within your warehouse? In order to meet the needs of the consumer, distribution and manufacturing operations need accurate and timely information. Join us for this session to learn how a WMS that shares the Dynamics GP database will enable live posting and optimize your current workflows, processes and procedures.
During this session, you’ll learn more about:
·        Live transaction execution between your Dynamics GP and a proven WMS
·        Automating and streamlining your distribution and fulfillment operations
·        Extending GP manufacturing capabilities with barcoding technology
Gaining fast time-to-value through a low-risk, rapid WMS implementation


Speakers
RW

Robert Waugh

Regional Manager – Collect for GP, Highjump


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:00 - 12:30
Training 11

12:30

Networking Lunch
Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Riversands Cafe

13:30

13:30

Dynamics GP: Dynamics GP Enterprise Services Integration
Enterprises in a world with so much information want a far greater degree of integration between systems, both internal and external. This helps drive down the cost of processes and improves the visibility of information. In this session I will share my experiences of the journey we have taken to provide enterprise integration between our systems and our ERP to help improve the performance, accessability, re-usability and support of complex integration tasks.
We will cover topics such as GP integration, eConnect, Azure Logic Apps, Azure SQL and Power BI.

Speakers
avatar for David Joosten

David Joosten

Technical Manager, Premier FMCG Pty Ltd
I am passionate about building solutions for business problems using just the functionality that is available and using minimal customisation. I am also passionate about Microsoft SQL.



Wednesday June 12, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Training 4

13:30

Dynamics GP: Proper Preparation for Your Next GP Upgrade
Planning for an ERP upgrade is a project in and of itself, and there are numerous considerations to contemplate.  Beyond the next build of Dynamics GP you're planning to move to, have you checked on ISV compatibility?  What about SQL Server?  What sort of data preparation should be looked into?  Yes, there is a great deal to think about AND PLAN.

Join GPUG's General Manager Bob McAdam as he reviews these items and more - go into your next upgrade with your partner ultra-prepared!

Speakers
avatar for Bob McAdam

Bob McAdam

GM, Dynamic Communities
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmcadam



Wednesday June 12, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Training 9

13:30

Dynamics GP: Using ODATA in Dynamics GP
Probably one of the most powerful tools currently available with Dynamics GP that is underutilized - is OData. I will be going through what OData exactly is, how Dynamics GP leverages this technology, how to setup OData in Dynamics GP and some practical applications.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Holfeld

Mitch Holfeld

Senior Developer - Dynamics GP, Braintree by Vox



Wednesday June 12, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Training 10

13:30

Dynamics NAV: The Use of the Standard Fixed Asset Module for IFRS 16 Compliant Reporting
The use of the Fixed Asset module for IFRS 16 compliance:
To cater for IFRS 16 compliance when reporting on operational leases, lessors are required to calculate and amortize the interest receivable over the lease period.
As the prevalent interest rate may fluctuate over the lease period, this presents an additional burden for accurate financial reporting.
The Fixed asset module can be used to cater for the automated amortization of the interest, in addition to the principal lease amount.
Furthermore, amortization schedules can then be generated from within NAV and used as substantiative documentation.

Speakers
avatar for Mark de Jager

Mark de Jager

Senior Solution Consultant, Just Dynamics
Mark is a Senior Solution Consultant for Just Dynamics based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With over a decade of experience and numerous implementations on the Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) platform, Mark specializes in the Service Management and Manufacturing industries... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Training 3

13:30

Microsoft 365: Licensing - Find Answers and Make Plans to Deploy
Speakers
NK

Nick Keene

Business Group Lead, Microsoft South Africa


Wednesday June 12, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Training 11

13:30

Power Platform: Introducing PowerApps & Flow
BI is certainly about interactive reports and clever analysis, but for it to be truly valuable, your insights must easily be turned into actions.
In this session we’ll explore how combining Power BI and two other Power Platform apps, namely Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps, we can turn BI into “insights AND action”.
We will walk through a popular use case of a Sales Rep visiting a client, and integrating Flow, PowerApps and Power BI on a tablet one can vastly improve customer satisfaction, significantly reduce workload and administration, and improve sales volumes.
Here are some of the things we’ll cover:

  • Validate stock levels on the spot (real time) to avoid ordering an out-of-stock item
  • Place orders directly from Power BI using Flow and PowerApps to integrate with your ERP system
  • Don’t miss out on any lost opportunities by viewing past order history using insightful Power BI visuals
  • Trigger workflows automatically instead of completing the admin later (to Finance and Despatch, for example)
  • Impress your client with your attention to detail by using a live feed to your CRM system to remind you of important discussion points from previous meetings

Speakers
avatar for Sven Vosse

Sven Vosse

Head of Analytics, Seidor Analytics
Sven analyses everything - it’s in his blood, and he loves nothing more than enabling customers to unlock hidden value from their information systems.Having gained valuable experienced working in local and international firms in multiple industries including FMCG, Aviation, Telecommunications... Read More →



Wednesday June 12, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Training 13

14:30

Networking Break
Wednesday June 12, 2019 14:30 - 14:45
TBA

14:45

Dynamics GP: Local User Group Community: Get Engaged After South Africa World Tour!
Discover more information about the local user groups organizing in your local city. Learn how to connect on a global and local level, and contribute to your community. If you aren’t sure a local user group community is started, join us to find out what is required to start or lead a local group.

Speakers
avatar for Bob McAdam

Bob McAdam

GM, Dynamic Communities
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmcadam



Wednesday June 12, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Training 9

14:45

D365 Business Central: Cloud Reporting and Budgeting for Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV
Advanced Reporting with Drill down  Budgeting and planning on Microsoft Azure.

  1. Problems and issues in the business environment
  2. How to connect to Dynamics BC
  3. How to connect to Power BI & create Power BI Dashboards
  4. How to create advanced Income Statement or Balance Sheet for Dynamics BC
  5. How to do an advanced budget & forecast



Speakers
NR

Nils Rasmussen

CEO, Solver
Looking forward to discuss how BI360 can help you improve your financial reporting and budgeting processes. Also looking forward to meet with Dynamics resellers that want to build a BI practice with BI360.
avatar for Rob Bowden

Rob Bowden

Account Manager, Solver
Corporate Performance ManagementReporting, Consolidation, Budgeting and Planning, Data Warehouse, Dashboards



Wednesday June 12, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Workshop 1

14:45

Dynamics GP: Leveraging GP Power Tools as a Developer
GP Power Tools has scripting capabilities which can be used for troubleshooting and fixing issues as well as prototyping and creating customizations. During this session, David and Mariano will demonstrate how you can use Dexterity, Transact-SQL, C# and/or VB.Net code to find issues, create fixes and customize the user interface. GP Power Tools can be used to create custom report writer functions to return difficult to access data. You can also create custom Service procedures which can be called as web services. Join us to see all this and also what’s new in GP Power Tools.

Speakers
avatar for David Musgrave

David Musgrave

Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants
David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training... Read More →



Wednesday June 12, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Training 4

14:45

Dynamics GP: SQL Server Reporting Services for GP
Speakers
avatar for Deon Dalebout

Deon Dalebout

Snr Consultant (Dynamics GP), Braintree
I’m a senior consultant at Braintree by Vox and I have been in IT and finance for almost 20 years. I started using Microsoft SQL server at version 6.5 and SSRS reports since the 3rd release with SQL Server 2008 R2 around 2010.I will be sharing tips and tricks that is not found in... Read More →



Wednesday June 12, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Training 10

14:45

Dynamics NAV: Things You Wish You Knew About NAV 10 Years Ago
Speakers
avatar for Sharmaine Narain

Sharmaine Narain

Senior Consultant: Dynamics NAV, Braintree


Wednesday June 12, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Training 3

14:45

Microsoft 365: Transform Productivity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook in Office 365 ProPlus
Transform productivity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook in Office 365 ProPlus

Speakers
avatar for Catherine De Klerk

Catherine De Klerk

Solution Specialist, Microsoft South Africa


Wednesday June 12, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Training 11

14:45

Power Platform: Power BI Report Design for the Aesthetically Challenged
Do you ever worry that your reports look they were born in the 90s, or designed by a grade 1? Do you feel overwhelmed when tasked with creating attractive reports which tell the customer a story? Thankfully, a few simple design concepts can have big impacts on your reports.

There are easy-to-learn techniques and patterns to create a pleasing look and feel to our reports, and some well defined principles to decide which visual is most appropriate in your situation.

Join me in this session to learn:
- How to choose the right visual to complement the data message.
- Best practices for visual formatting to tell a complete story.
- Colour theory - designing a colour palette, and ensuring accessibility.
- Layout techniques for clean and simple reports.
- Real estate management, or how to fit everything on a report without it looking cluttered and losing effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for James McGillivray

James McGillivray

BI Architect, BIcurate
Power BIDAXData ModellingReport DesignData Storytelling


Wednesday June 12, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Training 13

15:45

Networking Break
Wednesday June 12, 2019 15:45 - 16:00
TBA

16:00

D365 Business Central: What's New in the April '19 Release?
Business Central's spring (April 2019) release introduced many exciting improvements for everyone - end-users, partners and developers. The key investments for the spring release are:
  1. Modern Application, to enhance overall functionality while concentrating on usabilty and customer requested features.
  2. Adaptable Application, to expand functionality in our application lifecycle management tools, making partners self-sufficient in upgrading and managing their applications and customers.
  3. Intelligent Systems, to enrich intelligence everywhere, driving key insights to action, to identify and realize opportunities for improved quality, throughput and profitability.
During this session we will demonstrate key features in the spring release.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Crescas

Craig Crescas

Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft


Wednesday June 12, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Workshop 1

16:00

16:00

Dynamics GP: Value of Context Awareness in IT Governance and Audit Implementations
There is a lack of a shared context understanding of all stakeholders when conducting IT Audits and Governance.  An awareness of the context of the entity, IT department within the entity for a given time.  To answer the research questions related to the above problem statement, a case study research strategy was followed using a South African Multi-National company.  

The aim of would thus be to present these interviews findings that explore the value of context awareness within IT Audit and Governance implementations, to identify the value of shared context understanding.  I will present this value for a typical IT ERP Consultant, IT Project Implimenations, Auditors and and any other Star Wars padawan out there.  


Speakers
avatar for Theo le Roux

Theo le Roux

IT Manager: IT GCRS, Premier FMCG
IT GCRS lover, nerd, padawan and future C(P)IO



Wednesday June 12, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Training 9

16:00

Dynamics GP: Accounting Roundtable
End users in the Accounting Department can join this session to discuss pain points and resolutions encountered in their day to day capacities. Do you have issues you can't wait to discuss with your peers here in Johannesburg?  Bring your questions AND solutions for others so we can have have a productive discussion for all.  GPUG's General Manager hosts this round table discussion, so please join us and let's talk GP !



Speakers
avatar for Bob McAdam

Bob McAdam

GM, Dynamic Communities
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmcadam


Wednesday June 12, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Training 10

16:00

Dynamics NAV: Use and Capabilities of the Service Management Module
Speakers
avatar for Mark de Jager

Mark de Jager

Senior Solution Consultant, Just Dynamics
Mark is a Senior Solution Consultant for Just Dynamics based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With over a decade of experience and numerous implementations on the Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) platform, Mark specializes in the Service Management and Manufacturing industries... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Training 3

16:00

Power Platform: Getting Started with Data Modeling Concepts
Speakers
avatar for Luis de Sousa

Luis de Sousa

Principal Consultant, Syeop
I believe technology can help humanity facilitate sustainable change. I enjoy people and solving problems. I encourage collaboration and transparency. I pride myself in finding unique ways to solve problems.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Training 13

17:00

Welcome Reception
Wednesday June 12, 2019 17:00 - 18:30
Riversands Cafe
 
Thursday, June 13
 

08:00

08:30

VS Code for Advanced Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Developers Workshop (Two-day)
A new development environment brings about new best practices on how to operate it. Early adopters and Visual Studio Code power users have already unveiled a lot of tips and tricks on how to work with Visual Studio Code AL in the most effective and efficient way.

This workshop assumes that you are not completely new to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ecosystem and have already made some personal experience in working with Visual Studio Code AL. On the other hand, we do not expect you to be an AL veteran and have years of VS Code AL behind you. The workshop will give you a quick general introduction to all the topics you need to know about Visual Studio Code AL, and it will show you how to move more efficiently in this exciting new development environment. It will take you beyond the ropes and ties and show you how to leverage Visual Studio Code in the best possible way, and how to make a developer’s life easier day by day.

Together with this two-day workshop attendees will also enjoy full access to all of the sessions presented during the User Group World Tour event on 12 and 13 June, taking place at the same venue.

Speakers
avatar for Arend-Jan Kauffmann

Arend-Jan Kauffmann

Business Applications MVP
Arend-Jan Kauffmann is a freelance Microsoft Dynamics Business Central consultant and trainer. He has over 15 years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central and over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He works closely together with Cloud Ready Software... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 08:30 - Friday June 14, 2019 17:00
Training 2

09:00

D365 Business Central: Dynamics 365 Business Central & Microsoft Teams
Speakers
avatar for Doug Morrison

Doug Morrison

Microsoft Online Product Manager Sales and Marketing, Braintree by Vox
I am responsible for building and executing on the Office 365 Strategy.A key component of the strategy is to drive usage of the Office 365 workloads.I achieve this leveraging the capability in the product with other products like ERP and CRM to build solutions or leveraging our intellectual... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop 1

09:00

Dynamics GP: Still More Dexterity Development Tricks & Hacks in 50 Minutes
Continuing on from the previous successful sessions, experienced Developer Evangelist, David Musgrave will be joined by Adriaan Davel to discuss yet still more of the Dexterity tricks and hacks they use when developing to make coding faster and easier or just building better code.


Speakers
avatar for David Musgrave

David Musgrave

Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants
David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training... Read More →
avatar for Adriaan Davel

Adriaan Davel

Senior Software Engineer, Mekorma



Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Training 4

09:00

Dynamics GP: Moving Dynamics GP to Azure
Speakers
avatar for Pieter Cornelius

Pieter Cornelius

Head: Dynamics GP, Braintree


Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Training 9

09:00

Dynamics GP: Power BI & GP
Speakers
avatar for Neil Palmer

Neil Palmer

Lead Technical Consultant, Braintree
Dynamics GP technical and business intelligence areas, including Power BI, BI360 and Microsoft reporting tools.



Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Training 10

09:00

Dynamics NAV: Workflows in Dynamics NAV
This session will look at how workflows are setup and used in NAV.
We will go through the basics of workflows followed by a few real world examples.

Speakers
avatar for Heinrich Vermeulen

Heinrich Vermeulen

Consultant, Braintree


Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Training 3

09:00

Microsoft 365: Implementing Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) with Microsoft 365
Speakers
avatar for Sizwe Zikhali

Sizwe Zikhali

Technology Solution Professional, Microsoft South Africa


Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Training 11

09:00

Power Platform: DAX 101
DAX or Data Analysis eXpressions is the language that drives Power BI as well as Power Pivot and Analysis Services Tabular and is based on the Excel formula language that you may already be familiar with.  
In this session Michael will introduce you to the Key concepts behind the language, from looking at common functions through to under standing the important concept of context. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Principal Consultant, CobaltAnalytics
Michael Johnson is a Business Intelligence architect and Microsoft data platform MVP living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michael has been working with data for the last 15 years and has run the local SQL Server User Group and SQL Saturday conference event for the last few years.He... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Training 13

10:00

Networking Break
Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00 - 10:15
TBA

10:15

D365 Business Central: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence with Business Central
We all recognize how the structured "systems" of ERP and CRM offer tremendous benefits to companies by automating business processes and empowering employees to become more productive in their jobs.
The primary objective of these systems is to record transactions, record business processes. They capture fragmented data kept in silos where someone then designs a report, and decision makers use it to make decision on the future of their business. This reactive manner in whihc most companies operate today review the past and guess what will happen in the future, is typical yet limiting.
Imagine a scenario where, through embedded articiation intelligence applications, decision makers leverage predictive insights based on data to take actions on advice.
There are a grwoing number of data model examples where artificial intelligence is embedded in Business Central. We will review those scenarios and how to get started for your business.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Crescas

Craig Crescas

Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Workshop 1

10:15

Dynamics GP: Best Practices for Integrating Data with Dynamics GP
Speakers
avatar for Pieter Cornelius

Pieter Cornelius

Head: Dynamics GP, Braintree
avatar for Ben Strachan

Ben Strachan

Senior Developer, Braintree


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Training 4

10:15

Dynamics GP: Simplify Administering your System with GP Power Tools
GP Power Tools is the Dynamics GP Administrator's favourite tool to help with the smooth running of their systems. This session uses real life examples to demonstrate of GP Power Tools will make life simpler, by easily solving issues and in some cases preventing the issues from even occurring. Come see how administering application level security is breeze, how to ensure your system is optimized and avoid upgrade issues. See what's new in Build 26 of GP Power Tools

Speakers
avatar for David Musgrave

David Musgrave

Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants
David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Training 9

10:15

Dynamics GP: Cloud Reporting and Budgeting for Dynamics GP
Advanced Reporting & Budgeting in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

  1. Problems and issues in the business environment
  2. How to connect to Dynamics GP
  3. How to connect to Power BI & create Power BI Dashboards
  4. How to create advanced Income Statement or Balance Sheet for Dynamics GP
  5. How to do an advanced budget & forecast


Speakers
NR

Nils Rasmussen

CEO, Solver
Looking forward to discuss how BI360 can help you improve your financial reporting and budgeting processes. Also looking forward to meet with Dynamics resellers that want to build a BI practice with BI360.
avatar for Rob Bowden

Rob Bowden

Account Manager, Solver
Corporate Performance ManagementReporting, Consolidation, Budgeting and Planning, Data Warehouse, Dashboards



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Training 10

10:15

10:15

Microsoft 365: Microsoft Teams Becomes the Hero That Outlook Is About To Look Up To
A recent Gartner report shows how Microsoft Teams will soon be more popular than Outlook. Learn about the diverse needs of teams in your organization, and how Microsoft Teams is fast becoming the hub for teamwork in Office 365. We perform an in-depth live demo sharing scenarios across Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, Engineering, Operations and Project Management and Customer Support. Walk away with an action plan of next steps to get started today.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Dicker

Shaun Dicker

IT Program Manager, Intervate
IT Program Manager | Office 365 & Azure | Agile PMP | Getting Things Done | Xbox | Science & Tech Geek. An extremely versatile Agile IT Program Manager (PMP) with 20 years+ experience in running complex projects and driving execution across entire organisations. Combines depth of... Read More →
avatar for Tiaan Rossouw

Tiaan Rossouw

Analytics Services Lead, Intervate
I have been working in the IT environment since 2001, playing in almost every role that you can think of, web development, project management, testing, process automation, and many more. Lately I have been focussing on assisting clients to use their corporate data more effectively... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Training 11

10:15

Power Platform: Power BI Dataflows
Data preparation is often the most labour-intensive component of any analytics project yet getting this right is vital if outcomes are to be accurate. While the growth of self-service BI empowers users to explore their data, the task of collecting and cleansing this data often requires more experienced hands. Dataflows are an extension of the Power BI ecosystem, providing a low code approach using Power Query to create curated datasets that can quickly be consumed by business analysts, improving the speed at which business value is delivered. Dataflows can also be used to provide the single version of the truth that has traditionally been provided by data warehouses. During this talk, we will demonstrate the creation of a dataflow using multiple data sources and also have a look at how you can get started for free using your Power BI Pro subscription.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Principal Consultant, CobaltAnalytics
Michael Johnson is a Business Intelligence architect and Microsoft data platform MVP living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michael has been working with data for the last 15 years and has run the local SQL Server User Group and SQL Saturday conference event for the last few years.He... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Training 13

11:15

Networking Break
Thursday June 13, 2019 11:15 - 11:30
TBA

11:30

Solution Showcase: Are you in Excel hell with your Inventory forecasting? Presented by Netstock
7000 columns and a gazillion rows to manage!  This is no way to run your Inventory forecasting.
Attend our session and quickly see how easy this is in NETSTOCK.  Reduce inventory excess, minimise stockouts and save massive amounts of time.  With NETSTOCK you get an immediate view of your Inventory health and will see an ROI within your first few months.


Speakers
VP

Vaughan Proctor

Business Development Manager - Africa, Netstock


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:30 - 12:00
Training 3

11:30

Solution Showcase: Dynamics Payroll – Powerful Payroll for Dynamics GP/NAV/Business Central Presented by Payspace
Repeat Session: Human Capital is arguably one of the most important management areas of the modern business.  Join this session to experience a world class, African localised Cloud Based payroll application designed for Microsoft Dynamics ERP Customers 

Speakers
avatar for Lohann Nagel

Lohann Nagel

Dynamics Payroll Consultant, Dynamics Africa


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:30 - 12:00
Workshop 1

11:30

Solution Showcase: Free Office 365 Modern Digital Workplace Assessment Presented by Dynamics Africa
If you run Microsoft Office 365, don’t miss this session.  Each attendee’s organisation will receive a free Modern Digital Workplace Assessment; leveraging advanced usage analytics displayed on powerful dashboards the free assessment will help you gain insights on how your organization is adopting the various products within Office 365.  Are you paying for services you do not use?  Attend this session to find out more…


Speakers
avatar for Aldo van Tonder

Aldo van Tonder

Chief Digital Officer, Dynamics Africa
Aldo van Tonder, Chief Digital Officer @ Dynamics Africa is a passionate technologist that adds value to business leaders through guidance and advise on technology innovations and strategies that actually make a difference in the real world. Aldo has 26 years’ experience and specialties... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:30 - 12:00
Training 9

11:30

Solution Showcase: GP Power Tools - Solving Your Pain Points Presented by Winthrop Development Consultants
GP Power Tools from Winthrop Development Consultants is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Administrator's favourite tool to help with the smooth running of their systems.  This fast-paced session takes you through many pain points faced by users, administrators and consultants of Microsoft Dynamics GP and shows how GP Power Tools can solve them quickly and simply.  It will also highlight the new features added in the most recent builds.


Speakers
avatar for David Musgrave

David Musgrave

Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants
David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 11:30 - 12:00
Training 10

11:30

Solution Showcase: Procure to Pay, New GP Streamline Process Preseneted by Dynaworx
Short introduction to procure to pay using standard GP functionality.  Highlighting the new standard workflow and EFT functionality.


Speakers
CL

Carina Lamprecht

Principle Consultant, Dynaworx


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:30 - 12:00
Training 11

12:00

Networking Lunch
Thursday June 13, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Riversands Cafe

13:00

D365 Business Central: Integrating Business Central into Microsoft's Power Platform
Customize, extend and build all the apps you need with the Microsoft Power Platform. The PowerPlatform, comprised of PowerApps, Flow and Power BI are powerful tools to help integrate people and business processes under a single platform.
PowerApps - allows users to build visually stunning apps that take advanttage of device capabiliites, run on any device and are completely customized for your busienss requirements - without writing a single line of code.
Microsoft Flow - connects your apps and businesses to more than 200 services out of the box. Experience the efficiency of automation within the applications you use every day.
PowerBI - enables users to build visuals in minutes so decison makers can see what is happening and garner insights in the business and empower everyone to take action.
During the session attendees will leave with an understanding of the Power Platform and how these services are integrated into Business Central.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Crescas

Craig Crescas

Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft


Thursday June 13, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Workshop 1

13:00

Dynamics GP: Dynamics GP Data to Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Power BI
Business information, both structured and un-structured, is core to building business insights. The features and capabilities of Azure and Power BI have made the accessability of information in the cloud and important aspect of your information journey. This session will discuss the options and processes to move data into Azure to build a data warehouse and then use this to report in Power BI.
We will cover topics in Azure SQL, Data Factory, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Maps and Power BI.

Speakers
avatar for David Joosten

David Joosten

Technical Manager, Premier FMCG Pty Ltd
I am passionate about building solutions for business problems using just the functionality that is available and using minimal customisation. I am also passionate about Microsoft SQL.



Thursday June 13, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Training 4

13:00

Dynamics GP: Let's Discuss Dynamics GP and Dynamics 365 BC
Are you a Dynamics GP end-user with questions about Microsoft's newest ERP application, Dynamics 365 BC?

There is a lot of confusion around this topic and this session aims to clear the air and answer any questions you may have. Please join us and bring your inquires for our panel.



Speakers
avatar for Bob McAdam

Bob McAdam

GM, Dynamic Communities
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmcadam
avatar for Pieter Cornelius

Pieter Cornelius

Head: Dynamics GP, Braintree



Thursday June 13, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Training 9

13:00

Dynamics GP: SmartLists & SmartList Designer
Speakers
AC

Anthea Cogill

Senior Dynamics GP Consultant, Braintree


Thursday June 13, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Training 10

13:00

Microsoft 365: Microsoft Teams: Fully Integrated for You & Your Teammates
Speakers
NK

Nick Keene

Business Group Lead, Microsoft South Africa


Thursday June 13, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Training 11

13:00

Power Platform: What’s in a Name – Data Stories that Would Make the Bard Proud
Data on its own is useful, but boring. Data in story form makes people sit up and take notice.
Every year the U.S. Census Bureau compiles a data set of the names given to children born per state. In this session, we'll take this publicly available data set and use it to create an epic data story. You will learn how to identify key data points, visualize them effectively, and create a compelling narrative to present your findings to any type of audience. So whether your data story is a history, a tragedy or a thriller, you'll learn how to tell it in a way that will captivate and enthrall your audience.

Speakers
avatar for James McGillivray

James McGillivray

BI Architect, BIcurate
Power BIDAXData ModellingReport DesignData Storytelling


Thursday June 13, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Training 13

14:00

Networking Break
Thursday June 13, 2019 14:00 - 14:15
TBA

14:15

D365 Business Central: Business Central Licencing: Q&A for Current Dynamics Customers
The launch of Business Central brings a wealth of opportunities for current Dynamics NAV and GP customers.   You’ve already invested in your current ERP solution; what happens to that existing investment?  Join us for this licencing session where the different licence migration topics will be covered.  Time will also be given for open questions and answers.  A session not to be missed.



Speakers
avatar for Lohann Nagel

Lohann Nagel

Dynamics Payroll Consultant, Dynamics Africa
avatar for Aldo van Tonder

Aldo van Tonder

Chief Digital Officer, Dynamics Africa
Aldo van Tonder, Chief Digital Officer @ Dynamics Africa is a passionate technologist that adds value to business leaders through guidance and advise on technology innovations and strategies that actually make a difference in the real world. Aldo has 26 years’ experience and specialties... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 14:15 - 15:15
Workshop 1

14:15

Dynamics GP: Choosing the Right Development Tools for the Right Job
This session will introduce attendees to the many development tools available to you to easily customize and integrate with Microsoft Dynamics GP. Get an understanding of the tools available to you, their strengths and weaknesses and see how you can create solutions.

Speakers
avatar for David Musgrave

David Musgrave

Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants
David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training... Read More →
avatar for Adriaan Davel

Adriaan Davel

Senior Software Engineer, Mekorma



Thursday June 13, 2019 14:15 - 15:15
Training 4

14:15

Dynamics GP: Mid-market ERP: Tips From 30 years of Experience at Setting Up Projects for Success
Mid-market ERP: Tips From 30 years of Experience at Setting Up Projects for Success
The objectives of this session are to:
•Provide insights into using a methodology for decision making that integrates the “purchasing decision” with ongoing project evaluation, and post project evaluation of success, which may be used to reduce the risk of project failure

•Stimulate thinking about human behaviour which affects project execution & outcomes •In situations of loss •In situations of uncertainty or crisis
… and how to work with colleagues within these situations.
This session will be relevant both for clients and consultants running any ERP.

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Laxton

Ronald Laxton

A businessman with more than 30 years of experience in the software industry.



Thursday June 13, 2019 14:15 - 15:15
Training 9

14:15

Dynamics GP: Understanding & Organizing Inventory: Features and Tips to Take Control Over Your Inventory
Take a dive into GP's inventory module from a user's perspective. See an overview on how to navigate inventory cards, sites, pricing, transactions, reporting and more. Improve inventory accuracy and accountablility with a few simple features you already have. Also learn a few shortcuts using add-ons to make inventory even easier!

Speakers
avatar for Aleiha Hanson

Aleiha Hanson

IT Manager, Royal Basket Trucks
At Royal Basket Trucks I am engaged in various parts of our organization. By being a GPUG member and Chapter Leader, I hope to gain information and network with similar users to improve our company's efficiencies and technology.In July 2017, I changed positions in our company after... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 14:15 - 15:15
Training 10

14:15

Dynamics NAV: Dynamics NAV Manufacturing: Best Practices
Speakers
avatar for Tyrone Masterson

Tyrone Masterson

Senior Consultant - Dynamics NAV, Braintree By Vox



Thursday June 13, 2019 14:15 - 15:15
Training 3

14:15

Microsoft 365: Migrate off Exchange: Office 365 Outlook
Speakers
avatar for Sibusiso Tyatya

Sibusiso Tyatya

Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft South Africa


Thursday June 13, 2019 14:15 - 15:15
Training 11

14:15

Power Platform: Power BI - Top 5 Features
Microsoft Power BI is constantly evolving. There are monthly updates released for Power BI Desktop, and weekly updates on the Power BI Service. This makes it easy to miss out on some of the great new features that are being released. Here are my top 5 picks of features that has real-world applications.

Speakers
avatar for Tiaan Rossouw

Tiaan Rossouw

Analytics Services Lead, Intervate
I have been working in the IT environment since 2001, playing in almost every role that you can think of, web development, project management, testing, process automation, and many more. Lately I have been focussing on assisting clients to use their corporate data more effectively... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 14:15 - 15:15
Training 13

15:15

Networking Break
Thursday June 13, 2019 15:15 - 15:30
TBA

15:30

Dynamics GP: Geek Speak
A free format AMA (Ask Me Anything) session where you can have open discussion about Microsoft Dynamics GP customisation development with experienced developers David Musgrave, Mariano Gomez and Adriaan Davel as well as fellow audience members.

Speakers
avatar for David Musgrave

David Musgrave

Managing Director, Winthrop Development Consultants
David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training... Read More →
avatar for Adriaan Davel

Adriaan Davel

Senior Software Engineer, Mekorma



Thursday June 13, 2019 15:30 - 16:30
Training 4

15:30

15:30

Dynamics GP: Reporting Roundtable
Do you have reporting issues you can't wait to discuss with your peers here in Johannesburg?  The Dynamics GP sessions at this year's User Group World Tour have concluded, so bring your questions AND solutions for others so we can cover a lot of ground before wrapping up.  GPUG's General Manager hosts this final round table discussion, so please join us and let's talk GP reporting!

Speakers
avatar for Bob McAdam

Bob McAdam

GM, Dynamic Communities
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmcadam


Thursday June 13, 2019 15:30 - 16:30
Training 10

15:30

15:30

Power Platform: Power BI Security, Governance, and User Management
Speakers
avatar for Sven Vosse

Sven Vosse

Head of Analytics, Seidor Analytics
Sven analyses everything - it’s in his blood, and he loves nothing more than enabling customers to unlock hidden value from their information systems.Having gained valuable experienced working in local and international firms in multiple industries including FMCG, Aviation, Telecommunications... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 15:30 - 16:30
Training 13