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Innovia Newsletter, July, 2017


I’m so excited to return to my role as CEO of Innovia Consulting! We have an amazing team of Donavan Lane 500x624.jpgNAV professionals at Innovia and we’re so honored to be your business partner!  exciting is the cloud based technology that’s on the cusp of being released for mid-market companies.

This year Microsoft announced the roll out of Dynamics 365, which is a complete cloud based Dynamics NAV platform. Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 are the fastest growing ERP products in the mid-market. I want to continue the tradition of being the leading Dynamics NAV implementation and support firm in North America.

We are a business consulting services firm recognized for delivering exceptional client service and innovative ERP solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. With 33 years in the business and myriads of business software implementations, our company’s ERP experts have helped customers in nearly every industry and of every size – from mid-market to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

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Donavan D. Lane
CEO, Innovia Consulting


Upcoming Webinars

August 8 @ 10:00 am CT / 11 am ET - Unlock New Business Growth with AP Automation in Dynamics NAV and D365
August 24 @ 10:00 am CT / 11 am ET-  Using MS OneNote with NAV 
August 30 @ 10:00 am CT / 11 am ET - NAVUG Summit, What is it and Why YOU Should Attend
Recent Blog Posts  
by Tom Doran
The weekly 3:45PM meeting was about to start.  At 3:44PM only two employees had joined the online meeting early; however, in the next 60 seconds, the remaining 33 attendees along with the meeting leader promptly connected and the meeting started on time with not a second to spare. Read More
by Bob Scott
Innovia Consulting has been named to the Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 VARs for 2017. The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. Read More 
by Avalara
What’s new with your business? If it’s any of the below, then congratulations are undoubtedly in order. And, while we certainly don’t want to put a damper on the wrap party for your latest launch, we do want to pipe in with a quick tax-wise nugget: New business growth often leads to new sales and use tax obligations. Read More 
by Kofax
Packed with a plethora of enhancements and new features, Microsoft Dynamics NAV2016 hit the market in October of 2015 to a very receptive partner and customer audience. Leveraging significant feedback from NAV customers around the world, Microsoft’s enhancements included the delivery of an out-of-the-box solution for Accounts Payable processing. Read More 
Innovia Team News
Brian Hines - 100x100 pixels.jpgBrian Hines, Finance Director

We are pleased to announce Brian Hines as our Finance Director for the Innovia family.  Brian will be taking care of the finance and HR duties for Innovia Consulting.

Brian has worked with NAV since 2004.  He started as the assistant controller in 2002 and left Clover Technologies Group in October 2008 as the VP of Finance.  After leaving Clover Technologies Group, he handled the finances of a few companies that the founder of Clover was investing in.  Brian has over 14 years experience with NAV, all of which has been on the user end, with five implementations over the years.  His primary focus is on the GL/AR/AP/Inventory side.

Brian and his wife Missy have been married for 25 years and he has 2 kids, Adam (senior at the University of MN – Physics and Astrophysics major) and Emily (sophomore at the University of WI – Pre-Nursing).  Brian is originally from a small farm community in North Central Illinois.  He and his family now reside in Janesville, WI where he loves the outdoors, especially the mountains, and enjoys hiking, skiing, and kayaking.  Brian and his family have two Alaskan Malamutes (Kodi and Kalli), who are the 5th and 6th malamutes they’ve had over the last 25 years.  Brian is a Wisconsin Badger fan as well as a Dallas Cowboys fan.   



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What are the 4 signs your growing business needs to rethink sales tax?

a. New products 

b. New relationships
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