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Professional Advantage Newsletter

April 2013 Issue



New Releases

The first quarter in 2013 is already seeing a number of products releasing their latest versions. Including Microsoft Dyanamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Board 8, Microsoft Sharepoint, Collect for Infor SunSystems and iPOS eProcurement for Infor SunSystems. Check out what's new.

Read more about each release here




Anatomy of Marketing Analytics

The Anatomy of Marketing Analytics

7th May 2013


Join us at this seminar to learn all about the Anatomy of Marketing Analytics and how you can drive actionable analysis from your marketing data, discover fresh insights and achieve higher ROI.

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Business Survival Guide

Business Survival Guide

15th May 2013


Join us to hear from Rinske Geerlings, an expert in the field of business continuity, as she discusses the need for establishing a business continuity plan (BCP), the real world applications and competitive benefits it can bring.

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A Picture Tells A Thousand Words

A Picture Tells A Thousand Words

16th May 2013


Join us at this seminar to find out how informed decision-making using QlikView's powerful analysis and visualisation capabilities can help you build a profitable and successful business.

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Made to Measure

Made To Measure

22nd May 2013


In this specific seminar to Government agencies in Perth, we will demonstrate how you can achieve your performance obligations and solve your budgeting and forecasting challenges.

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Future of Intranets

The Future Of Intranets

29th May 2013


Imagine a world where you're able to harness your entire organisation's knowledge and share it in a single location, where you can find resources or content instantly and access it from any location on multiple devices.

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Streamline your budgeting and forecasting

Streamline your budgeting and forecasting

23rd May 2013



Tired of using multiple fragmented spreadsheets to manage your budgeting, forecasting and planning? Join us as we will cover methods, techniques and tolls that will save your team hours.

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Collections Management


The new release of Collections Management for Microsoft Dynamics® GP is on the way as Microsoft transfers business back to Professional Advantage.

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Committed to providing the highest level of customer service and ease of product use, QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in Business Discovery-user-driven business intelligence (BI), today announced the launch of Qoncierge.

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New Releases


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – available now!


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 offers powerful industry solutions, rapid deployment and adoption, flexibility to adapt to the way your business and people work around the world.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 … Get ready!
Get excited!


At Professional Advantage we are very excited about the latest version of Dynamics GP 2013. It is a feature rich release with the highlight being the GP web client.

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Board 8


Board International is proud to announce the release of Board 8, the company's most innovative solution to date.

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New release of SharePoint 2013


Our consultants have been hard at work familiarising themselves with the changes to the platform, the new features and the great ways SharePoint 2013 will provide organisations with a new way to work together and have already begun a number of upgrades.

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Collect release 6


Professional Advantage is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Collect 6. Designed specifically for Infor SunSystems, Collect’s credit control and automated collection processes assist organisations using SunSystems all over the world.

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iPOS Release 5.8 – Contract management and more


Professional Advantage is pleased to announce the upcoming release of iPOS 5.8. iPOS is the global
e-procurement system of choice for companies using Infor SunSystems.

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Latest Blogs


We are not machines


Most people would suggest that the ‘machine economy’ started with Henry Ford and his production line Model-Ts. The purpose of the production line is to process more raw materials through the factory, quicker, for lower cost and higher margin at a predicable quality.

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Why finance systems do not support the CFO


After many implementations of new accounting systems, CFOs are often surprised that their lives haven’t changed that much despite the expense and upheaval of the project.

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The ritual of report generation


Another month passes, and a calendar reminder alerts Sue Morgan that the week-long ritual of report generation must commence. Managers are beating their drums, impatient to receive the fruits of her labour.

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We sell business improvement


What I like about this statement, “We sell business improvement” is its simplicity. It also conveys a purpose to the work Professional Advantage does. Having a simple purpose is great because it can easily galvanise everyone’s thoughts and actions.

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Case Studies




Unilodge bed down Infor SunSystems during time of change and growth with Professional Advantage.

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NSW Institute of Sport


Finding files and storing documents is made easier as NSWIS use SharePoint as a document management solution.

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Scott Corporation


Scott Corporation implement SharePoint 2010 and gain better flexibility and the functionality that they wanted to achieve.

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Weight Watchers


Weight Watchers improves internal communications and encourage engagement amongst employees.

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Social Media


Congratulations, Estelle Bott!
We are delighted to announce Estelle from Kingsgate Investments as the winner of our Social Media competition.

Estelle has won 2 ducks to donate to a family in Bangladesh. This will provide them with nutritious eggs that they can eat or sell at the market for cash that can be spent on education. A pig for a family in Laos will help fertilise crops and to breed with other pigs to provide an important source of income when sold at the market. The goat will help save a family from poverty by providing goat's milk; and by breeding more goats, they can be sold to pay for tools and school fees.


From the survey we learnt:


    • Facebook is the most popular social media with 59% of respondents active on the site, Google+ and LinkedIn were the second and third most popular with just less than half of the respondents using the sites. Twitter was used by only 9% of respondents.
    • 44% of respondents were active on social media every day, with only 3% being completely inactive. 19% of respondents signed in most days with another 19% using social media about once a week.
    • To keep in touch with family and friends was the main reason of people logging onto social media with two-thirds using the sites for this reason. This was closely followed by catching up with the latest news, articles and blogs. Some way behind was to research products or services, which is the reason why 38% of respondents use social media.


Customer Portals


eService Online Customer Portal
Winners of iPad 2

Congratulations to Stuart Best from Mitsui E&P Australia who logged a call on eService online customer portal and won an iPad 2. Karen Thomas from Senex was our last winner.


While that was the last of the iPads, remember the best way to log a support call for SunSystems or XMPro is still through our eService online customer portal.



eService online customer portals


Microsoft Dynamics customer portal Infor10 SunSystems customer portal XMPro customer portal


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