MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Payables Management Batch Approval

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The second Feature of the Day is Payables Management Batch Approval. This feature is an enhancement to the new Workflow 2.0 module introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 which allows users to control the processing of Payables Management batches in a more streamlined fashion.

Payables Management Batch Approval allows users to create mandatory workflow processes around all payables batches. These mandatory processes need to be completed before transactions can be posted. The workflow processes are defined in Workflow Maintenance (Administration area page » Setup » Company » Workflow » Workflow Maintenance):

Workflow Maintenance

The workflow status appears on the window and actions can be taken directly from those windows, from an email or from a Navigation List.

I haven’t worked with the old workflow module to configure batch approvals in Payables Management; the old workflow always seemed too complex and flakey to use much, although we do have one client using it for General Ledger batches although the sooner we get them upgraded and off it the better.

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • All

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: General Ledger Batch Approval

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The first Feature of the Day is General Ledger Batch Approval. This feature is an enhancement to the new Workflow 2.0 module introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 which allows users to control the processing of General Ledger batches in a more streamlined fashion.

General Ledger Batch Approval allows users to create mandatory workflow processes around General, Clearing and Budget transaction batches. These mandatory processes need to be completed before transactions can be posted. The workflow processes are defined in Workflow Maintenance (Administration area page » Setup » Company » Workflow » Workflow Maintenance):

Workflow Maintenance

The workflow status appears on the window and actions can be taken directly from those windows, from an email or from a Navigation List.

I am delighted that this functionality has been introduced. I’ve done extensive work with a client using the old SharePoint based workflow recently and I am very much looking forward to being able to replace it with the new workflow. The old was so complex; Workflow based on top of SharePoint talking to the Web Services. There were so amny points of failure and skills needed to install and configure that it made it very complex, costly and unstable.

The new Workflow 2.0 is far, far simpler and easier to implement and use.

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  • All

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

As Pam Misialek says, this release will focus on four big rocks with lots of little pebbles thrown in. The four big rocks are:

  • Service Based Architecture
  • Identity Management
  • Azure Procurement
  • Apps on multiple platforms

As I have done for the last two releases I intend to shadow these Feature of the Day posts and add my own opinions on these new features. This post is to serve as the series index.

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