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Countdown to Microsoft Dynamics GP2015 – New Features Part Three

As we approach the launch of Microsoft Dynamics GP2015, Simon Nicholson counts down some of the exciting new features available. Today; Fixed Assets & Workflow functionality.

Fixed Assets:

A number of changes have been made to the amount of detail provided to users as part of the Fixed Asset Year end close routine.

Fixed Assets Enhancement now include an ability to print a report as part of year-end close which prints details from all books & assets impacted as part of the year end routine. In summary, users will now be able to view reports where no reports were in previous version of Dynamics GP:

  1. Fixed Assets report is printed as part of year end close
  2. Report prints for all books and assets impacted
  3. Includes end of year information for an asset


Workflow: Part 1

The workflow function within Dynamics GP, which became available with the release of GP2013 R2, has been expanded to include a number of additional functionality for multiple areas of Dynamics GP.

Vendor creation approval, General Ledger batch approval, Receivables batch approval and Payables batch approval are all available within Dynamics GP2015 which will link directly to Outlook to enable e-mail approval by users.

In addition to these areas, the existing workflow streams available within Sharepoint and Business Portal have been incorporated into Dynamics GP2015

 

Workflow: Part 2

It looks like Workflow approvals will be available to ”light” GP Users or from within Outlook Email so no GP user would be required at all to authorise a workflow that could be approved from any compatible device.

 

 The countdown continues tomorrow with Business Analyser functionality..

 

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Countdown to Microsoft Dynamics GP2015 – New Features Part Two

As we approach the launch of Microsoft Dynamics GP2015, Simon Nicholson counts down some of the exciting new features available. Today; Company Payments, Email Functionality and Intercompany Processing.

Company Payments

Company payments terms have been expanded to include a number of additional options to add. Payment terms have been expanded to include:

    1. Due Date Option using Transaction Date
    2. Add Days to Due Date
    3. Additional Due Options
    4. Additional Discount Options
    5. Options: Next Month, Months, Month/Day and Annual
    6. Example calculation

 

Email Functionality

The emailing functionality that became available with Dynamics GP2010 has been further enhanced with the ability to amend and update email details for documents which have previously been sent. Additional email functionality has been added in the following areas:

  1. Edit E-mail for Historical Documents
  2. Edit e-mail for historical Sales documents
  3. Edit e-mail for historical Purchase Orders
  4. Edit e-mail for RM Statements
  5. E-mail historical PM Remittances
  6. Edit e-mail for PM remittances

 

Intercompany Processing

Dynamics GP Intercompany Processing allows you to create and account for intercompany transactions between different Dynamics GP company databases you have in your system.

The Intercompany Enhancements will allow users to view distributions of intercompany transactions from other companies allowing greater visibility of the entire transaction flow. In addition, users will also be able to void an entire intercompany transaction, including destination company distributions, from the originating company.

 

 

 The countdown continues tomorrow with Fixed Assets & Workflow!

Microsoft Dynamics GP2015 Top 20 Features

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Microsoft Dynamics GP2015 – System Wide Features

As we approach the launch of Microsoft Dynamics GP2015 1st December 2015 – Simon Nicholson (Microsoft Dynamics GP Lead Consultant) runs down some of the new features available.

No. 20 Home Page Settings

Dynamics GP system enhancements include the ability to Copy Home Page Settings & Content to multiple Users along with the ability to Copy Area Page Settings to multiple Users making the setup and maintenance of users by your Dynamics GP system administrator much simpler.

No. 19 Dynamics GP Reporting

From the reporting side of Dynamics GP, Management Reporter reports can now be run from their own Navigation List. This new addition to the lists feature will also allow Management Reporter users to View, Edit and Create Management Reporter Actions from within Dynamics GP. Users can also choose what data Management Reporter uses for General Ledger and/or Analytical Accounting reporting for each company.

The tight integration from Dynamics GP to Excel with elements such as Analysis Cubes, Excel Dashboards and Excel Reports has been added too with Refreshable Excel Reports. These Refreshable Excel Reports also link with existing Smartlists and those created with Smartlist Designer and will create a published report directly available from within Excel for users. By publishing a refreshable report, the user can open the report in Excel and the data will always be up to date

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1. Research the Supplier

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