I’ve posted a few times about errors in Workflow requiring the wfDeployCLRAssemblies stored procedure to be run again (1 2 3), but the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog has posted an article about how this is sometimes not sufficient to resolve the problem and the procedures, functions and assemblies deployed by the wfDeployCLRAssemblies stored procedure need to be deleted.
To this end, the blog post contains a series of scripts which need to be run before thew wfDeployCLRAssemblies stored procedure is executed. There are versions of the script for Microsoft Dynamics 2013 R2, 2015 (including 2015 R2) and 2016 (including 2016 R2).
If your problem still isn’t fixed, then a support case would need to be raised.
As well as having the US Payroll updates there are updates to the following which would be of benefit to clients in the UK:
- VAT Daybook Summary reports may not show correct data in boxes 1, 6 and 7 if you voided a transaction.
- VAT detail report may show incorrect figures if you have 2 or more tax codes on a transaction.
- The Excel copy and paste function may not calculate the credit/debit column correctly when using an allocation account.
Fixed Asset Management
- Tax values may not update properly if a user marks to create multiple fixed assets in the Fixed Asset Purchase Order additional information window.
- You may experience performance issues with the Checkbook Register Inquiry window after you install GP 2016 R2.
- Ability to change line distributions for time and material projects in revenue recognition.
- Fee Accounts not available in line distributions button.
- Purchase Receiving’s not reflecting WIP account edits from Purchase Order for non-inventory items.
- Fixed issues with Uncollated printing.
The hotfixes for Dynamics GP 2013 R2 and 2015 R2 only contain US Payroll fixes.
The post from the Dynamics GP Support and Services blog contains the download links.
We have been doing a number of upgrades for clients recently, the majority of which went fine. However, we did have one, being done by one of my team, where there was an error produced on the table List View Action Pane when upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2:
I’ve recently been upgrading all of my demo and test environments from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 to 2016 R1. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 web client had a bug in the General Ledgers Transaction Entry windows Excel copy and paste function which prevented it from working.
It worked fine in the desktop client which meant for regular issues for those clients operating a hybrid installation with a mix of desktop and web clients. It could also cause problems when doing a demo and someone asked to see it while I had the web client open rather than the desktop client.
My understanding was that this bug was fixed in 2016, which I was really looking forward to; I also have a large client who was looking forward to this being fixed as well so they could minimise the use of Integration Manager for importing journals.
Unfortunately, after installing 2016 I did a quick test and found that copy and paste still did not work. I asked around and found that Belinda Allen had the exact same issue, she had found the issue already before I asked, which confirmed that it was not confined to my system.
Belinda raised a call with Microsoft and they have confirmed that it is a reproducible bug which has been escalated to the development team to look into.
It would be nice to have a hotfix, but I am guessing that it will be in Dynamics GP 2016 R2 at the earliest.
When you do a fresh install of Microsoft Dynamics GP, all of the required security roles and tasks are created. However, when Dynamics GP is upgraded, the new security roles and tasks are not automatically added. Microsoft do supply a set of scripts each time which can be run to add the roles and tasks.
This comes up every time we upgrade a client and I am tired of having to hunt out the posts from Microsoft, so I’m bringing together a list of the last few scripts and will add new ones here as each version is released.
The versions I could find again are listed below
- Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2
- Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM
- Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2
- Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 RTM
- Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 is now available to download from CustomerSource (login required).
It has a release date of 29/05/2015 so it looks to have been released on Friday. I wish I had known about it as I could have spent time over the weekend taking a look. Unfortunately, I am away for work until Saturday afternoon and then the neighbours have their 40th wedding anniversary party so it may be a while until I can download it.
I’ll be trying to download it from the hotel. But unless the hotel Wi-Fi is far better than I expect, you will have to take a look for me and report back.
Dynamics GP includes a variety of tools and modules to assist in controlling processes and data; one of the major modules for this was the Dynamics Workflow module. However, this module had major flaws which very much limited its usefulness; it was slow, clunky and difficult to install, configure and maintain.
Part of the reason for posting this, is that I have had a few conversations with prospects looking to move to a new ERP who have asked about the future of Dynamics GP and quoting competitors who have talked about doubts of its long term longevity.
This is all FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) relating back to the Project Green of 2007/2008 which was a plan to Microsoft to unify their ERPs into one product. It is also a plan that was abandoned back in 2008, but the fact it existed at one point is still used being used by competitors to try to blacken the name and future of Dynamics GP.
As you can see from the roadmap, above, there are plans for fairly rapid releases of Dynamics GP which include much new functionality (including a rewritten Web Client in HTML5 after the 2015 R2 release).
The Convergence conference also saw an announcement that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 was due in late May or early June. As the RTM came out at the start of December 2014, this would align with the discussed 6 month release schedule.
Microsoft will soon be releasing details on the new features available in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2, so keep an eye out for that.