Events

February – March 2017

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Join DM2 at the 2017 Western Petroleum Marketers Association National Convention in Las Vegas, NV February 21 – 23, 2017. We’ll be in booth number 1019. Hope to see you there!
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day

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WPMA is made up of seven separate state associations, including Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington. Originally, marketers from the states of Utah, Idaho, and Nevada formed the association with marketers from Arizona, Montana and Eastern Washington, known as the Inland Empire, joining soon after. Most of the states organized with their own officers in the late 1960’s. Washington state marketers unified and joined the IOMA (WPMA) in 1982 with the Inland Empire in the east and the WOMA association in the west. The state of New Mexico joined the WPMA Association in January 1992, and Hawaii marketers became members in 1993. Each state association is organized with a President, Vice President, PMAA Director and area directors. Most have a State Executive who administers state programs under the direction of the State Board of Directors. These duties include lobbying state legislatures, representation before state government agencies, membership services, and state convention management. Each state provides three officers (President, Vice President and PMAA Director) who sit on the WPMA Board of Directors.

DM2 University “Introduction to Sage Intelligence Report Writing – Non Financial” Web-based Training Class Now Available! @ This is a hands-on, web-based class. The instructor will provide you with connection details after you've registered.
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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DM2 is now offering “Introduction to Sage Intelligence Report Writing – Non Financial” web-based training classes. Join Denise Austin, DM2 Professional Services Consultant and Sage Certified Trainer, to learn how to get the most out of this standard feature that is available in all DM2 Petroleum Insights systems (version 4.4 and later). Sage Intelligence is powerful business intelligence and reporting tool that gives you the power to quickly and easily obtain the information required for improved operations and reporting across your entire business. Using the familiar look of Microsoft Excel®, effectively analyze your system data. Effortlessly create real-time, automated, and pre-formatted reports with up-to-date, accurate, and meaningful information. Intelligence Reporting allows you to spend more time focusing on analysis and interpretation and less time pulling the data together.

Sage Intelligence Report Design – Beginner/Intermediate

This 6 hour class is only $495.00 (an $1050.00 value). The hands-on, web-based class will be held from 8:30am to 1:30pm PT on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. This “Beginner/Intermediate” class will help you learn how to:

  • Create a new report, including how to define columns & parameters, how to filter, sort & total information on a report
  • Understand the basic features of the Connector Module
  • Define new data containers to use with reports
  • Use report tool add-ins to add pivot tables and drill downs on a report
  • Distribute and maintain reports
  • Understand security as it relates to creating reports
  • Use Report Manager Add-ins to publish a report, email a workbook, or send an alert about a report

Who should attend?

  • Owners, Executives, CFOs and Controllers responsible for data analysis and key decision making
  • Business Line Managers responsible for monitoring and impacting key performance indicators
  • Administrative Personnel responsible for creating, generating and analyzing reports

Click here to register for this class. Registration closes February 14th, so register today!

This class is reserved for DM2 customers only.

Feb
23
Thu
2017
DM2 University “Sage Intelligence Report Writing – Advanced Non Financial” Web-based Training Class Now Available! @ This is a hands-on, web-based class. The instructor will provide you with connection details after you've registered.
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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DM2 is now offering a  “Sage Intelligence Report Writing – Advanced Non Financial” web-based training class. Join Denise Austin, DM2 Professional Services Consultant and Sage Certified Trainer, to learn how to get the most out of this standard feature that is available in all DM2 Petroleum Insights systems (version 4.4 and later). Sage Intelligence is powerful business intelligence and reporting tool that gives you the power to quickly and easily obtain the information required for improved operations and reporting across your entire business. Using the familiar look of Microsoft Excel®, effectively analyze your system data. Effortlessly create real-time, automated, and pre-formatted reports with up-to-date, accurate, and meaningful information. Intelligence Reporting allows you to spend more time focusing on analysis and interpretation and less time pulling the data together.

This 6 hour class is only $495.00 (an $1,050.00 value). The hands-on, web-based class will be held from 8:30am to 2:30pm PT on Thursday, February 23, 2017. As a prerequisite, “Advanced” class attendees need to have either completed the Sage Intelligence Report Design for Beginners class or have hands-on experience with creating containers for Standard Reports.  This “Advanced” class will help you learn how to:

  • Build reports to consolidate databases and companies
  • Use multiple tables in a container
  • Create new connections
  • Build dashboard reports
  • Work with macros & advanced options
  • Schedule reports with the Windows scheduler

Who should attend?

  • Owners, Executives, CFOs and Controllers responsible for data analysis and key decision making
  • Business Line Managers responsible for monitoring and impacting key performance indicators
  • Administrative Personnel responsible for creating, generating and analyzing reports

Click here to register for this class. Registration closes February 23, 2017, so register today!

This class is reserved for DM2 customers only.

Mar
2
Thu
2017
DM2 University “Sage Paperless Office” Class Now Available! @ This is a hands-on, web-based class. The instructor will provide you with connection details after you've registered.
9:00 am – 11:00 am

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DM2 is now offering a Sage Paperless Office web-based training class. Join Denise Austin, DM2 Professional Services Consultant and Sage Certified Trainer, to learn how to get the most out of this standard feature that is available in all DM2 Petroleum Insights systems (version 4.3 and later).  Sage Paperless Office is powerful document management tool that will help you manage all of your Sage 100 system generated  documents as well as many DM2 Petroleum Insights documents. 

This 2 hour class is only $200.00 (a $350.00 value). The class will be held from 9:00am to 11:00pm PT on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Whether you are new to Sage Paperless Office or are already using it, this class will help you master the following aspects of Sage Paperless Office:

Maintenance Tasks

Form Maintenance

Journal and Register Maintenance

Period End Report Maintenance

Report Maintenance

 

Delivery Options

Customer Paperless Office Delivery Options

Vendor Paperless Office Delivery Options

Employee Paperless Office Delivery Options

 

Creating PDF Documents

Printing Forms

Printing Journals and Registers

Period End Reports

Reports

 

Viewer Tasks

Employee Self Service

Purging PDF Documents

 

Click here to register for  DM2 University’s Sage Paperless Office class. Registration closes February 23, 2017, so register today! 

To learn more about Sage Paperless Office, click here to watch our “Sage Paperless Office” webinar recording.

This class is reserved for DM2 customers only.

Mar
7
Tue
2017
New DM2 University 2-day “Visual Integrator” Web-based Training Classes Now Available! @ This is a hands-on, web-based class. The instructor will provide you with connection details after you've registered.
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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DM2 is now offering a new “Visual Integrator” web-based training class. Join Denise Austin, DM2 Professional Services Consultant and Sage Certified Trainer, to learn how to use this standard feature found in all DM2 Petroleum Insights systems (version 4.4 and later) to automate and streamline importing data from (or exporting to) other business applications. Visual Integrator can import from (or export to) any ODBC-compliant source, without the need for an intermediary data file such as ASCII delimited or Microsoft® Excel®. If you regularly perform imports from another business application, such as your lubricant pricing updates or time and attendance system, you’ll find you can use Visual Integrator to make the integration virtually seamless.

This two day class (6 hour per day) class is only $695.00 (a $2,100.00 value). This class will be held from 8:30am to 2:30pm PT on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, and Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This class will teach you how to:

  • Use the features & capabilities of Visual Integrator
  • Create import and export jobs
  • Create import jobs using the following:
    • Importing from different file types
    • Defining selection criteria in an Import Job
    • Creating Calculations to modify or evaluate data to import

Who should attend? Anyone responsible for importing data from (or exporting to) other business applications into your DM2 Petroleum Insights system should attend to learn how Visual Integration can save you time by automating the process.

Registration closes February 28, 2017 so click here to register today!

This class is reserved for DM2 customers only.

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Join DM2 at the 2017 Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Exposition in Myrtle Beach, SC on March 8 – 9, 2017. We’ll be in booth #903. Hope to see you there!
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

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This 2 day trade show and exposition will feature the latest in retail and petroleum technology and marketing, educational seminars, as well as networking with industry leaders from throughout the region!

The nation’s largest regional petroleum and c-store show continues the spring date started in 2001. Approximately 1550 buyers attended last year from throughout the southeast. Each year more than 450 exhibit companies offer equipment, products and services to petroleum marketers and convenience store owners and managers. Of course, the latest in products and services will be on display.

Convenience stores, petroleum marketers, car washes and food services will be attending from all over the southeast. If you have a product for the petroleum and/or convenience store market, we invite you to participate. Just return the booth space application enclosed and your firm will be included in the show promotional literature mailed to over 8,000 petroleum and convenience store industry personnel as well as the SEPFME web site.

The twenty-ninth annual Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Exposition is sponsored by the following organizations:

North Carolina Petroleum & Convenience Marketers
South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores
South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association
Virginia Petroleum, Convenience & Grocery Association

 

These four associations boast membership of over 1200 members operating over 10,000 convenience stores and service stations. James Barnwell, III, Burlington, NC, is serving as overall chairman of the trade show.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Sharon S. Vinson, Trade Show Director
Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Exposition
7300 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
Ph. 919/781-9744
fax 919/782-4414
e-mail: svinson@ncpcm.org

New DM2 University 2-day “Visual Integrator” Web-based Training Classes Now Available! @ This is a hands-on, web-based class. The instructor will provide you with connection details after you've registered.
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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DM2 is now offering a new “Visual Integrator” web-based training class. Join Denise Austin, DM2 Professional Services Consultant and Sage Certified Trainer, to learn how to use this standard feature found in all DM2 Petroleum Insights systems (version 4.4 and later) to automate and streamline importing data from (or exporting to) other business applications. Visual Integrator can import from (or export to) any ODBC-compliant source, without the need for an intermediary data file such as ASCII delimited or Microsoft® Excel®. If you regularly perform imports from another business application, such as your lubricant pricing updates or time and attendance system, you’ll find you can use Visual Integrator to make the integration virtually seamless.

This two day class (6 hour per day) class is only $695.00 (a $2,100.00 value). This class will be held from 8:30am to 2:30pm PT on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, and Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This class will teach you how to:

  • Use the features & capabilities of Visual Integrator
  • Create import and export jobs
  • Create import jobs using the following:
    • Importing from different file types
    • Defining selection criteria in an Import Job
    • Creating Calculations to modify or evaluate data to import

Who should attend? Anyone responsible for importing data from (or exporting to) other business applications into your DM2 Petroleum Insights system should attend to learn how Visual Integration can save you time by automating the process.

Registration closes February 28, 2017 so click here to register today!

This class is reserved for DM2 customers only.

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Join DM2 at the 2017 Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo in Biloxi, MS on March 15 – 16, 2017. We’ll be in booth 714. Hope to see you there!
Mar 15 – Mar 16 all-day

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The Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo will combine the traditional association trade-shows of the Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama, the Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Associations and Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association. The 2017 Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo will take place on March 15-16 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, with housing available at the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort and Casino. The Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo will not only feature a large regional tradeshow, but also educational sessions, networking events, brand meetings, cocktail reception, and a golf tournament open to attendees and exhibitors.

 

DM2 University “Top 10 Ways to Close Your Books Faster” Class Now Available – Space is Limited, so Register Today! @ This is a hands-on, web-based class. The instructor will provide you with connection details after you've registered.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Closing your month-end books followed by the generating financial statements as soon as possible is one of the most common and time-consuming challenges you face. Depending on your company, the process can take you anywhere from four days to as long as five weeks. Help is here!

DM2’s new “Top 10 Ways to Close Your Books Faster” class, will provide you with the best practices used by industry leading DM2 customers who close their books in as little as one day! The new edition of this hands-on, web-based course will teach you the most successful and field-tested principles based on a culmination of our top best practices to issue financial statements sooner!

Offering a compelling case for ending the month-long closing process, this invaluable resource will show you how to get it done efficiently, with authoritative discussion of shifting the timing of closing activities out of the core closing period; instructions for reconciling the key control accounts, and more…

Join Professional Services Consultant, Patty Hendrickson, for this two day (4 hour per day) hands-on, web-based class for only $695.00 (a $1,4000 value). This class will be held from 9:15am to 1:15pm PDT on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Attend this class to learn:

Key Concepts – Top 10 Ways to Close Your Books Faster

  • Reconciling Key Control Accounts and Subsidiary Reports
  • Understanding Daily Processing in Relation to Key Control Accounts
  • End of Day Audit of Key Control Accounts
  • Researching and Resolving Out of Balance Conditions
  • Common Reasons and Ways to Prevent Credit and Rebills
  • Applying Tax Reconciliation Best Practices
  • Applying Gross Margin Best Practices
  • Applying Inventory Best Practices
  • Applying Recommended Daily Reconciliation Best Practices
  • Reconciling Processes by Module

Who should attend? CFOs, Controllers and accounting staff responsible for data analysis and reconciliation should attend this course.

Click here to register for our new Top 10 Ways to Close Your Books Faster” class. Registration closes Wednesday, March 8, 2017, so register today!

To learn more about Internal Controls, click here to watch our “Internal Controls” webinar series on the DM2 Software YouTube Channel.

This class is reserved for DM2 customers only.

Mar
16
Thu
2017
DM2 University “Top 10 Ways to Close Your Books Faster” Class Now Available – Space is Limited, so Register Today! @ This is a hands-on, web-based class. The instructor will provide you with connection details after you've registered.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Closing your month-end books followed by the generating financial statements as soon as possible is one of the most common and time-consuming challenges you face. Depending on your company, the process can take you anywhere from four days to as long as five weeks. Help is here!

DM2’s new “Top 10 Ways to Close Your Books Faster” class, will provide you with the best practices used by industry leading DM2 customers who close their books in as little as one day! The new edition of this hands-on, web-based course will teach you the most successful and field-tested principles based on a culmination of our top best practices to issue financial statements sooner!

Offering a compelling case for ending the month-long closing process, this invaluable resource will show you how to get it done efficiently, with authoritative discussion of shifting the timing of closing activities out of the core closing period; instructions for reconciling the key control accounts, and more…

Join Professional Services Consultant, Patty Hendrickson, for this two day (4 hour per day) hands-on, web-based class for only $695.00 (a $1,4000 value). This class will be held from 9:15am to 1:15pm PDT on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Attend this class to learn:

Key Concepts – Top 10 Ways to Close Your Books Faster

  • Reconciling Key Control Accounts and Subsidiary Reports
  • Understanding Daily Processing in Relation to Key Control Accounts
  • End of Day Audit of Key Control Accounts
  • Researching and Resolving Out of Balance Conditions
  • Common Reasons and Ways to Prevent Credit and Rebills
  • Applying Tax Reconciliation Best Practices
  • Applying Gross Margin Best Practices
  • Applying Inventory Best Practices
  • Applying Recommended Daily Reconciliation Best Practices
  • Reconciling Processes by Module

Who should attend? CFOs, Controllers and accounting staff responsible for data analysis and reconciliation should attend this course.

Click here to register for our new Top 10 Ways to Close Your Books Faster” class. Registration closes Wednesday, March 8, 2017, so register today!

To learn more about Internal Controls, click here to watch our “Internal Controls” webinar series on the DM2 Software YouTube Channel.

This class is reserved for DM2 customers only.