MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: HRP Workflow Pending Approval Navigation List

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 fourteenth Feature of the Day is HR/Payroll Workflow Pending Approval Navigation List. In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 approvers have one place to view and approve employee self service changes. This is a one-stop-shop for managers to see all of their assigned tasks including Payroll Timecards, Employee Profile, Employee Skills, Payroll W4, and Payroll Direct Deposit.

The HRP Workflow Pending Approval Navigation List allows you to approve/complete multiple tasks by checking the box and selecting the action to complete. The preview pane displays task details and there is a Go To option to view the assigned task.

HRP Workflow Pending Approval

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • HR and Payroll Team Managers

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Integration Manager – The RPC Server Is Unavailable

Microsoft Dynamics GPDuring a recent implementation I was importing a file of 30,000 items into Microsoft Dynamics GP using Integration Manager when, part way through the integration, the following error started being produced:

9057:  ITEM-NUMBER-1 Insert Failed 6. Seconds 
    DOC 9057 ERROR: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA) - The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA)
9058:  ITEM-NUMBER-2 Insert Failed 0. Seconds 
    DOC 9058 ERROR: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA) - The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA)
9059:  ITEM-NUMBER-3 Insert Failed 0. Seconds 
    DOC 9059 ERROR: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA) - The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA)

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Error 800AC351 While Saving Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GPI was working onsite with a client during an upgrade of Microsoft Dynamics GP from version 10 to 2013 recently, and after doing some work on a client we started receiving an error when trying to log out..

The error we received was the following:

Microsoft Dynamics GP - Unknown error 0 - 800AC351 occurred saving the project fileMicrosoft Dynamics GP – Unknown error 0 – 800AC351 occurred saving the project file

After a little testing to see if we could easily determine the problem, I did a quick online search and came up with this post from Vaidy Mohan which was the same error, but for a different VBA project.

The steps I tried and found to be successful were slightly shorter and easier than those Vaidy needed:

  1. Launch GP and open the Visual Basic Editor
  2. Opened modified report in the Microsoft Dynamics GP VBA project
  3. Added and removed a space from the end of one line
  4. Compiled the entire project to check for errors
  5. Save VBA project
  6. Log off from GP

To verify the problem was resolved we closed and reopened Dynamics GP and didn’t see the error when closing it again.

Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Post Upgrade Connection Problem

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup. The series index can be found here.

Over the last three posts I covered the upgrade of the Management Reporter server and client components. If the components and database has been upgraded as covered in the posts then you should not see the error message shown below:

Management Reporter – Can’t connect to the Management Reporter server. Do you want to specify a different server address?Management Reporter – Can’t connect to the Management Reporter server. Do you want to specify a different server address?

This error is one seen at a client who had done the upgrade on the server and the majority of clients. But one user who had been on holiday that day hadn’t had their PC updated and wasn’t aware it had been done. So when they tried logging into Management Reporter they logged the issue.

A short client upgrade later and they were up and running without further problems.

Upgrading Management Reporter 2012
Upgrade the Server Components
Upgrading the Database
Upgrading the Clients
Post Upgrade Connection Problem

Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Upgrading the Clients

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup. The series index can be found here.

With the server fully upgraded we now need to upgrade all of the clients. To do this start the same setup.exe as used to upgrade the server components and select Management Reporter Client:

Management Reporter Setup

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Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Upgrading the Database

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup. The series index can be found here.

In the previous post I covered the upgrade of the server components; in this one I’m going to finish the upgrade of the server which requires that the database also be upgraded.

To do this run the Configuration Console from the Windows Start screen; you’ll see a Task List in the bottom right corner of the window showing thre items:

Management Reporter 2012 Configuration Console

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Employee Profile, Skills & Training

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 thirteenth Feature of the Day is Employee Profile, Skills & Training.

In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 as part of the Employee Self Service functionality managers can see and/or edit their team members data including Address/Phone Number, Dependants, Emergency Contacts and Position History in the new Employee Profile window.

The Employee Skills & Training window also allows managers to view and edit the Education and Tests for their team members. Managers can also view the Skills and Training for each employee.

Manager submitted tasks will still flow through workflow for approval or notification.

Employee Skills & Training

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • HR and Payroll Team Managers

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Upgrading Management Reporter 2012: Upgrade the Server Components

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I’m going to take a look at upgrading an installation of Management Reporter 2012 to the latest Rollup. The series index can be found here.

The first step in upgrading Management Reporter is to update the server components. To do this download the latest Rollup from either PartnerSource or CustomerSource. Run the downloaded MSI and specify a path to extract the files into (by default the files will be extracted into the same folder as the MSI, so I typically create myself a folder called MR and extract the files into that:

Choose Directory For Extracted Files

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