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About Andrew Karasev

Andrew Karasev is Chief Technology Officer in Alba Spectrum Technologies USA nationwide Microsoft CRM, Microsoft Great Plains customization company, based in Chicago, California, Texas, New York, Georgia and Florida and having locations in multiple states and internationally (www.albaspectrum.com), he is Dexterity, SQL, C#.Net, Crystal Reports and Microsoft CRM SDK developer.
Crystal Reports for Microsoft RMS Overview for Developer/report Designer

Microsoft Retail Management System (MS RMS), former QuickSell 2000 is very popular retail system, which is capable to automate the whole spectrum of retail businesses – from single store with inventory count needs up to the chain of supermarkets.

Microsoft CRM Implementation & Remote Support overview for V.P. IT

Microsoft CRM is now on the scene and it is increasing its market share, due to the Microsoft Business Solutions muscles and marketing strategy.

EDI: Electronic Document Interchange for Microsoft Great Plains

Microsoft Great Plains – Microsoft Business Solutions accounting and ERP system, originally targeted to mid-size – now, with advancements and increasing reliability of its database – Microsoft SQL Server, Great Plains is attractive solution for large corporation.

Microsoft CRM Development: SDK, C#, SQL, Exchange, Integration, Crystal Reports overview for programmer

Microsoft CRM is new player on the CRM software market.

Microsoft Great Plains – Typical Problems and Fixes Overview for IT Administrator

If you have Microsoft Great Plains and support it for your company then you need to know typical set of problems you have in Great Plains and their fixes to have Great Plains run smoothly in your company.

Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics on Pervasive SQL.2000 Data Repair

Up to the version 7.5 Microsoft Great Plains, and if you are looking to version 7.0, 6.0, 5.5, 5.0 or 4.0 – then it was Great Plains Dynamics were available on Pervasive SQL.2000 or Btrieve.

Upgrading Great Plains Dexterity Customization Switching to New Technologies: SQL, Crystal, eConnect

This article is for intermediate Great Plains Dexterity developer. It describes the directions to phase out Dexterity functionality and replace it with newer technologies.

Microsoft RMS Great Plains Integration Overview for IT Specialist

Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft Retail Management System (Microsoft RMS) are getting new market share due to the Microsoft strong marketing campaign.

Great Plains Dexterity Programming Overview for Developers

Looks like Microsoft Great Plains becomes more and more popular, partly because of Microsoft muscles behind it. Now it is targeted to the whole spectrum of horizontal and vertical market clientele.

Microsoft Great Plains Integration with Microsoft Access Overview for Developer

Microsoft Business Solutions stakes on Microsoft Great Plains as main Accounting/ERP application for US market.

Microsoft Great Plains Implementation overview for IT Director/Controller

Microsoft Business Solutions is on the way to popularize it’s ERP systems implementation.

Great Plains Dynamics/eEnterprise Upgrade Things to Consider and FAQ

If you have Great Plains Dynamics/eEnterprise (version 6.0 or earlier) and support it for your company then you need to know some technical details about Great Plains version upgrade and what is going on behind the scenes, which options do you have in case of Dexterity, VBA, SQL customization, additional complexity comes with migration from ctree/Pervasive to MS SQL/MSDE.

Crystal Reports – Geterogeneus databases: SQL Server, Oracle, Unidata, Btrieve tips for developers

Crystal Reports is the most flexible tool on the market and it has market recognition.

Great Plains Accounting Migration to Microsoft Great Plains – overview for IT Specialist

This is short article, written in question/answer/FAQ style to give IT Specialist/developer/programmer balanced top level information on Great Plains Accounting migration to Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains.

Microsoft Great Plains Data Conversion Overview for Developer

Looks like Microsoft Great Plains becomes more and more popular, partly because of Microsoft muscles behind it. Now it is targeted to the whole spectrum of horizontal and vertical market clientele. Small companies use Small Business Manager (which is based on the same technology – Great Plains Dexterity dictionary and runtime), Great Plains Standard on MSDE is for small to midsize clients, and then Great Plains serves the rest of the market up to big corporations.

Great Plains Dexterity Source Code Programming – Tips for developer

As of now – Great Plains Dynamics/eEnterprise is transformed/renamed into Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft Business Solutions is in process of merging all its accounting applications: Great Plains, Solomon, Navision and Axapta into somewhat granular: Microsoft Financials, Microsoft HR, Microsoft Distributions, Microsoft Project Accounting, etc. So the original design of Great Plains should be deemphasized. But even now – Great Plains is written on the programming language and technology, created in early 1990-th, named Great Plains Dexterity. And the graphical interface looks very user friendly and nice – these are all Dexterity forms and screens. In some cases of Dexterity customization you need access to Dexterity Source code (DYNAMICS.DIC with all the scripts). Currently MBS doesn’t offer new MBS Partners this program – you can only have access to the source code if you was in the program when it was available for newcomers.

Microsoft Business Solutions Products Customization – Overview for Developer

In the end of the 20-th century and early 2001 – Microsoft purchased Great Plains Software, then Navision (Denmark based software development company).

Microsoft Great Plains Integration with Legacy Systems Overview for Developers

Looks like Microsoft Great Plains becomes more and more popular, partly because of Microsoft muscles behind it. Now it is targeted to the whole spectrum of horizontal and vertical market clientele. Small companies use Small Business Manager (which is based on the same technology – Great Plains Dexterity dictionary and runtime), Great Plains Standard on MSDE is for small to midsize clients, and then Great Plains serves the rest of the market up to big corporations.

IT Department Skills to Support Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft CRM

Microsoft Great Plains as ERP and Microsoft CRM as Client Relation Management system is very robust combination and could serve midsize to large corporation as Business System. Being VP IT or IT Director you need to foresee the positions to have in your IT department to do internal MS Great Plains and MS CRM support.

Microsoft CRM Modification Overview for IT Specialist

Microsoft CRM is now on the scene and it is increasing its market share, due to the Microsoft Business Solutions muscles and marketing strategy. It is tightly integrated with other Microsoft Business Solutions products such as Microsoft Great Plains, Solomon, Navision.

Microsoft Great Plains Upgrade things to consider and FAQ

If you have Microsoft Great Plains and support it for your company then you need to know some technical details about Great Plains version upgrade and what is going on behind the scenes, which options do you have in case of Dexterity, VBA, SQL customization, additional complexity comes with migration from ctree/Pervasive to MS SQL/MSDE.

Great Plains Dexterity Programming Secrets Tips for Developers

This article is for advanced Great Plains Dexterity and VB.Net developers. It describes the technique of direct COM objects calling in Dexterity.