Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 Announced for Q4

Microsoft Dynamics GPA 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.

There are additional features so far announced in the blog post including an update to the Windows 8 Business Analyzer app to rewrite it in HTML5 and JavaScriptto allow, amongst other new features, the inclusion of reports from Management Reporter.

For full details of the announcment check the original blog post.

MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Return Quantity Types

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The sixty seventh feature they’ve announced is Return Quantity Types.

Prior to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, RMA returned items would default to On Hand quantity type. Now you can return quantities to other inventory quantity types to more accurately account for the return. For example, if a return is because of a damaged product, you’ll be able to return the item to the Damaged quantity type instead of the always returning to On Hand. You can set up a default quantity type for returns, which then can be changed at RMA Receiving.

The inventory quantity types can be handled separately in terms of RMA processing for scrap, RTV or Work orders. You can also change the quantity type from the Process Returns window.
The quantity type is visible from the RTV or the Work Order as well.

RMA Type Maintenance

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Honour Discontinued Item Status In Field Service

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The sixty sixth feature they’ve announced is Honour Discontinued Item Status In Field Service.

In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, when a discontinued part is entered on a service call or depot work order, the system searches the requested warehouse and the restocking warehouses to determine quantity available. When the quantity available is less than the quantity entered a window will appear showing you the quantities available so that you are able to make a decision such as changing the quantity entered or substituting the item.

Discontinued Items

This new feature is targeted at the following roles:

  • Customer Service Rep
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Order Processor
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Warehouse/Inventory Manager
  • Accounts Receivables Administrator

MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Create Equipment From Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The sixty fifth feature they’ve announced is Create Equipment From Manufacturing.

You can now automatically create equipment records from Manufacturing Order Receiving’s and from Manufacturing Quick Orders. You can also decide whether you want to create equipment records from non-serialized items on manufacturing orders as well;

Service Setup

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Shipping Address Overrides Remain In Service Call

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The sixty first feature they’ve announced is Shipping Address Overrides Remain In Service Call.

When you override the shipping address on a part line with a miscellaneous address ID, that shipping address is used throughout the service call process for that part. A tax schedule ID is added to the Misc. Address Maintenance window, so that when that shipping address override is used on the part, the tax schedule assigned to the address is used to calculate the tax on the invoice in Sales Order Processing.

Service Call Entry/Update

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Search by Contract in Revenue Recognition

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The sixtieth feature they’ve announced is Search by Contract in Revenue Recognition.

In Dynamics GP 2013, a new filter by Contract Number field is added to the Contract Revenue Recognition window. You can select a single contract number and view only the un-posted revenue entries for that contract for all periods up to and including the fiscal year and period selected. You can then post the revenue for the single contract.

Contract Revenue Recognition

This new feature is targeted at the following roles:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Controller
  • CFO
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Rep

MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: RMA Sales Order Consolidate

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The fifty ninth feature they’ve announced is RMA Sales Order Consolidate.

In Dynamics GP, the creation of the cross ship order is per RMA line. If there are multiple lines on an RMA, each line generates a new SOP order.

Now with Dynamics GP 2013, you can optionally consolidate multiple cross shipped lines on an RMA onto a single SOP order document. As long as the SOP order is open, any additional lines cross shipped for that same RMA will be added to the same sales order.

Service Setup Returns

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Update Item Allocation Inquiry In Field Service

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The forty third feature they’ve announced is Update Item Allocation Inquiry In Field Service.

In the Item Allocation Inquiry window, Field Service now appears in the Module Restrictions box. You can now view item quantities allocated from Service Calls, RTVs and Depot work order documents. You can also use the Document Number field zoom to open the Field Service series inquiry window displaying the original document;

Service Call Entry/Update

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Update Back Order Item Qty In Field Service

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The thirty ninth feature they’ve announced is Update Back Order Item Qty In Field Service.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Call Management and Depot Management will now update the Item Quantity Master when they have a back ordered item. This will be visible in the Item Inquiry and Item Quantities Maintenance windows and give you a truer representation of your inventory quantities.

The example screenshots show Item 3-D2657A (DB 15 Male Adapter) with no items on back order in Item Inquiry;

Item Inquiry

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Multi-User Editing in Returns Management

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The thirty fourth feature they’ve announced is Multi-User Editing in Returns Management.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Returns Management will now allow two or more users to edit different lines of the same RMA. This will allow to speed up processing of RMA’s as currently only a single user may be editing an RMA;

RMA Entry/Update

This new feature is targeted at the following roles:

  • Customer Service Rep
  • Customer Service Manager