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1 Where USERS Make the Difference! Peer to Peer | Greater Scale | More Voices | Faster Discover the Value of Connecting as a Dynamics NAV User Group (NAVUG) Member Welcome! Trish Boccuti, Program Director, NAVUG

2 Where USERS Make the Difference! Value "Owning Dynamics is better when you are part of a community. The user group helps us to learn through the mistakes of others, and we can help others who can learn and grow from our examples." Mike Ball Applications Analyst The J. R. Simplot Company

3 Where USERS Make the Difference! User Groups? Communities? Problems: – Use portion of your Dynamics NAV system – Issues with which only consultants can help Solution: Networking with a community – Peer to Peer Networking helps you discover avenues for overcoming problems. – A community can save you real $$ - by avoiding consulting hours, Microsoft trouble tickets, or avoiding the wrong add-on or ISV.

4 Where USERS Make the Difference! Peer to Peer | Greater Scale | More Voices | Faster So who is NAVUG?

5 Where USERS Make the Difference! In The Beginning… Officially recognized by Microsoft as the NAV User Group The largest, independent user group for users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Over 500 companies Both Customer and Partner members Some using NAV since 1999!

6 Where USERS Make the Difference! NAVUG Is: A forum for learning and networking, focused on helping each member be more productive and efficient A source for unbiased, first-hand real-world information An advocate for member needs and priorities A collective voice to Microsoft as well as Partners and Vendors Programs and resources, peer-to-peer networking, sharing of solutions and best practices

7 Where USERS Make the Difference! Peer to Peer | Greater Scale | More Voices | Faster Users Helping Users

8 Where USERS Make the Difference! Users Sharing with Users Ask the Experts Series – Finance – Manufacturing – IT Special Interest Groups – Developers – Finance/Accounting – Developers – Manufacturing

9 Where USERS Make the Difference! The power of users helping users

10 Where USERS Make the Difference! The power of users helping users

11 Where USERS Make the Difference! The power of users helping users

12 Where USERS Make the Difference! NAVUG Programs Workshops – presentations and how-tos Roundtables – interactive sharing Microsoft Conduits – focused product feedback Partner Showcases – efficient solutions Special Interest Groups – common issues, common answers Regional Chapters – in-person, in-depth meetings Annual User Conference – focused on just Dynamics NAV All NAVUG programs are conducted via LiveMeeting webinars, and are recorded and posted on NAVUG.com

13 Where USERS Make the Difference! Workshops Webinars hosted by either NAV subject matter experts, Microsoft, or NAVUG Partner Average 4+ workshops each month Past topics have included: – Account Schedules and Dimensions – NAV Security – Warehouse Management – Inventory Costing – Maximizing NAV Reports – Risk Management and Audit Compliance

14 Where USERS Make the Difference! Roundtables Interactive discussions to provide a safe environment to discuss a specific NAV topic, with open discussion from members on: – Whats worked – Whats not worked – Experiences and opinions Roundtables often lead to additional programs where a subject matter expert (SME) would review the topic in detail. Ask the Expert Series

15 Where USERS Make the Difference! Microsoft Conduits A feedback channel from the membership on specific NAV functionality or topic area. Feedback is collected and provided to Microsoft R&D or other interested area. Microsoft reviews information and then presents to membership an update of how these concerns are being addressed.

16 Where USERS Make the Difference! Partner Showcases A focused opportunity to learn more about a Partners specific products or services. NAVUG does not endorse or recommend any of the products and services presented in PS programs. Participation in PS webinars is strictly voluntary.

17 Where USERS Make the Difference! Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Provides a unique opportunity for a subset of members to meet virtually and discuss a specific topic, that does not necessarily apply to the membership as a whole. Current SIGs include: – NAV Developers (New) – NAV2009 Upgrade – BI and Reporting – Manufacturing – Finance – Security – Inventory Costing

18 Where USERS Make the Difference! In-Person Meetings Regional Chapter Meetings (usually quarterly) – Provides an invaluable opportunity to meet in person for deep discussions – Fosters closer networking with those in your immediate vicinity Annual NAVUG Forum – Las Vegas, November 2011 Microsoft Convergence – Houston, March, 2012

19 Where USERS Make the Difference! Navigating Around NAVUG.com

20 Where USERS Make the Difference! The NAVUG Academy offers a variety of professional, cost- effective learning opportunities to improve your use of Dynamics NAV and advance your business effectiveness. Academy Distance Learning - Instructor-Led Training At Your Desk Academy CBT - Thousands of Titles Anytime, Anywhere Academy Onsite - Classroom Training for Less UPCOMING: NAVUG Academy - FRx for Beginners – Friday, 5/20

21 Where USERS Make the Difference! Company Member Directory

22 Where USERS Make the Difference! Wisconsin, NAV 5.0

23 Where USERS Make the Difference! Contact

24 Where USERS Make the Difference! Update Your Company Profile

25 Where USERS Make the Difference! Week of Nov 7 in Las Vegas

26 Where USERS Make the Difference! NAVUG Forum Tracks Finance – Using Dimensions to Their Full Potential – Account Schedules Deep Dive – 2 hour session – Consolidation Accounting – NAV Finance & Accounting 101 – 2 hour session – Ask The Expert - Finance and Accounting – 50 Tips in 50 Minutes Upgrading – Preparing for an Upgrade to Dynamics NAV 2009 – New Reporting Options and Challenges in NAV 2009 – New Features and Functions in NAV 2009 – Upgrading from the Customer Perspective – Discovering Business Needs & Gathering Requirements IT/Developers – Setting up your own BI Infrastructure – RTC Development and Deployment – SQL Query 101 – Database Optimization

27 Where USERS Make the Difference! NAVUG Forum Tracks BI & Reporting Manufacturing Supply Chain – Inventory and Warehouse Setups – Landed Cost for Supply Chain – Item Tracking using Serials/Lots, FEFO – Bill of Materials and Kitting – Industry SIG: Distribution – Ask The Experts - Supply Chain Strategic – Microsoft Dynamics NAV Road Map – Cloud Computing – Is it time to invest yet? – Ask the Experts: Information Technology – Significant Interest Groups (SIGs) – Ask the Experts: Business Intelligence

28 Where USERS Make the Difference! Peer to Peer | Greater Scale | More Voices | Faster Ready to Join?

29 Where USERS Make the Difference! Basic Membership Weekly newsletter Level 100 Webinars Paid access to Regional Chapters (Nominal Fee) Partner Showcase Webinars Access to Online Community Twitter feeds & LinkedIn Group Premium Membership Includes everyone in your org. Unlimited Workshops, Webinars & Roundtables Free Regional Chapters Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Microsoft Conduits Significant discounts on Forum Registration and training And so much more!! MemberPremium Member Dynamics end users only FREE Small Business 1-49 NAV Licenses $400 USD/year Mid-Market NAV Licenses $700 USD/year Enterprise 100+ NAV Licenses $1000 USD/year

30 Where USERS Make the Difference! For Example As a premium member: Free events (choose from 70+ per year)$ 250 Consulting time saved (8 hours)$ 1,200 Internal research time saved (12 hours)$ 360 Mistakes avoided on upgrade (20 hours)$ 600 Discount on Forum (per attendee)$ 200 Discount on Distance Learning (per registration)$ 100 Free CBTs (choose from nearly 700)$ 300 Discount on Academy Onsite (1 full day)$ 300 Total Sample Savings$ 3,300

31 Where USERS Make the Difference! Not Enough Solutions? Network! Join NAVUG on LinkedIn Follow us Facebook – Follow #NAVUG on Twitter Post to the NAVUG forums - Ask for

32 Where USERS Make the Difference! Wrap-up Questions? Feedback? Sign up for some events! Make sure youre receiving your weekly events update


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