Altico Advisors Launches Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) User Group and Achieves Unprecedented Success

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Altico Advisors (http://www.AlticoAdvisors.com) today announced that the Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) user group that they launched in October has already held its third meeting. The user group has grown significantly with each successive session. While user groups vary in format, the Altico group is primarily a discussion forum, an opportunity to share experiences and ideas, and a vehicle for promoting a community among Microsoft Dynamics GP users.

Altico Advisors today announced that the Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) user group that they launched in October has already held its third meeting. The user group has grown significantly with each successive session. While user groups vary in format, the Altico group is primarily a discussion forum, an opportunity to share experiences and ideas, and a vehicle for promoting a community among Microsoft Dynamics GP users.

Members include financial, operations, sales, and marketing users from companies in a wide variety of industries - manufacturing, distribution, life sciences, services, and transportation - who have common ground and support in their usage of the Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM applications. Topics and presentations have ranged from CustomerSource and Tips and Tricks to implementation advice and previews of Office 2007/Windows Vista. Suggestions for future topics include Business Portal, integration tools, module breakouts, functional breakouts, monthly maintenance routines, SmartList Builder, and many more.

Meg Trant, Controller at Chelsea Clocks, a charter member and user group evangelist, summarized her feelings about the group, "The user group is a great source of support and information, a wide network of contacts, a forum for brainstorming and sharing valuable experiences. And by the way, the price is right! There are no fees or dues. I can't think of any good reason not to join."

Rich Maloney, an Altico Principal who led the formation of the group, described the success of the initial meetings, "We were overwhelmed with the enthusiasm that the members showed for a community of their peers. They voted to meet eight times a year! In all the years that I have been associated with Microsoft, I have never seen such active and dedicated participation."

The group currently meets at the Altico offices in Marlborough on the third Thursday of the month from 4:00-6:00pm. Members have the option to dial in to the meetings if they cannot attend in person. Altico facilitates the meetings and provides refreshments, but the group is self-governing. The group takes a break during the winter months of January and February and during the summer months of July and August.

All users of Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM are welcome to attend.

About Altico Advisors

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Altico Advisors implements and supports business, financial, and customer management software solutions for mid-market companies throughout New England. Altico is a certified Microsoft Business Solutions partner, specializing in Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and CRM systems for manufacturing, distribution, software development and service companies. In addition, Altico provides a wide variety of consulting and advisory services, such as outsourced financial services, business and IT strategy alignment, software selection, and business analytics. http://www.alticoadvisors.com

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