I have received a copy of the newly published Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Reporting, by David Duncan and Chrisopher J Liley, from Packt Publishing to review. This is an update of a previous book the pair wrote for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010:
The book covers an extensive range of the reporting tools in, or available with, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013:
- SmartList Builder including Excel Report Builder
- Report Writer and Word Templates
- Reporting Services Reports
- Analysis Cubes
- Management Reporter
With Business Analyzer R5 installed it’s time to take a look.
Clicking the tile will launch the app which will show a Net Income – Summary view and, as is standard in Microsoft apps, a slice of the next part of the app:
As mentioned in the last post, Business Analyzer R5 is available from the Windows 8 App Store. As both an inveterate blogger and incorrigible tinkerer I figured I might as well blog about my tinkering with the new app.
Unfortunately, my tinkering will only be able to take me so far as I have just started to build a new test system. However, Business Analyzer R5 can be download, installed and used to view sample data after being downloaded from the Windows 8 App Store.
To install Business Analyzer R5, open the Windows 8 App Store and enter dynamics in the search field and hit return (or the lookup icon). Wait a brief moment and the matching apps will be returned with, i your search works the same as mine, Business Analyzer in the first position:
As of the weekend just gone, a new version of Business Analyzer is available for Microsoft Dynanamics GP from the Windows 8 App Store.
There are several new features that were added to Business Analyzer, plus more are planed to be added in the first half of 2014. This app will become a hub for people who are either casual users of Dynamics GP or don’t even have access to the desktop or web client.
A few of the highlights in Business Analyzer are:
- HTLM 4/Java Script
- Azure Service Bus Support
- New Roles Available
- New Landing Page defined by each user
- Ability to have Chart and KPI’s
- Management Reporter Financial Statements
This is an example of the new landing page:
A few days ago, Errol Schoenfish on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog announced the forthcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 (or H2 as he named it) for Q4 of the 2013 calendar year.
The part of the announcement which surprised me was the announcement that there would be a “Feature of the Day” starting in September; I thought that, usually, “Feature of the Day” only occurred for major releases and not service packs. Let me say though: this is not a complaint!
In SP2 the Web Client will see the see releases for the Project, Manufacturing and Field Service series as well as the expansion of ISV Extensibility to allow Visual Studio forms to be presented in the Web Client in the same way as Dexterity forms.
Document Attach will be extended to allow attachments to be included in emails and to allow documents attached to cards to be rolled down to the transactions. So a terms and conditions file attached to a customer record could be rolled down to the sales invoices and attached to the email.
One really nice feature is the ability in SmartList to hide the navigation tree; here’s hoping this is a button on the toolbar to quickly expand and shrink the nav pane.
For full details of the announcment check the original blog post.
In the last post, I showed how to install Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Analyzer and in this one I’ll show how to configure it.
When you first log into Business Analyzer, you’ll be presented with the configuration window;
In this post, I’ll take a step-by-step look at installing Business Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. This is a tool that comes as standard with GP but I’ve never bothered to look at before; this has changed recently because I’ve been dealing with a few clients who are heavy users of SSRS and Business Analyzer gives way to run the GP reports without needing to log into Microsoft Dynamics GP itself.
To Install Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Analyzer start the normal Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and select Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Analyzer;