MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Time Management App – Switching Companies

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The eighteenth Feature of the Day is Time Management App – Switching Companies. Within the Time Management app a user can navigate through different companies they have access to within GP. Within the navigation bar, the user can see the companies they have access to. When the user selects a company the summary panel on the right is populated with the pay codes, balances and active pay periods of the company the user selected. This functionality allows the user to easily enter timecards within different companies they may have access to within Dynamics GP.

Time Management App – Switching Companies

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MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Time Management App Entering Time

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The seventeenth Feature of the Day is Time Management App Entering Time. Within the Time Management App for Microsoft Dynamics GP the user that is signed into the app will be able to enter time against paycodes for vacation and sick time and benefit time codes in HR depending on what module is setup for the Accrue Type. Within the summary panel the employee can see their available balance and active timecards they can enter time against. They can see saved and submitted timecards within the active pay periods and 2 months of historical timecards.

Time Management App Entering Time

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Very Slow Login

Microsoft Dynamics GPI recently assisted a client with upgrading Microsoft Dynamics GP to 2013 R2; after the upgrade was complete we found that logging in was incredibly slow. It would take over two minutes to log in or change company.

We did a few things such as checking that all external shortcuts were valid, checking on the Quick Links and ensuring SSRS was functioning correctly (including removing Business Anlayzer from the homepage) without effect. After spending a little time investigating I remembered a blog post from the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog where they discussed this as being a known problem with Dynamics GP 2013 R2.

The problem is caused by the navigation lists being duplicated during the upgrade. The areas you’ll see this is in the following:

  1. Under the Purchasing area page:
    • Purchasing Requisition Transactions
    • Purchase Order Transactions
  2. Under the HR & Payroll area page:
    • Historical Timecards
    • Current Timecards

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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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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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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Employee Self Service Functionality

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 twelfth Feature of the Day is Employee Self Service Functionality. The new Employee Profile window in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is an extension of the Employee Self Service functionality allows employees to view and/or update their personal information including Address/Phone Numbers, Emergency Contacts, Dependants, and Position History.

Employees maintain their Education and Tests in the Employee Skills and Training window and view their Skills and Training History.

Workflow functionality is integrated so employees can submit changes and managers can approve changes from a Navigation List or from an email notification.

Employee Profile

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Employee Benefits

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 eleventh Feature of the Day is Employee Benefits. Employee Benefits is part of the new Employee Self Service functionality being introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

The new Benefits View window allows employees to view their benefits, employee contributions and employer contributions. An option for All or Active allows employees to view what they are assigned as well as all benefits available.

Benefit View

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • Self Service Users

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