Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Now Available!

A couple of hours ago the release of Microsoft Dynamics Gp 2013 R2 was announced on the Microsoft Dynamics ERP “The Edge” Blog.

It is available on PartnerSource (Login required).

There are some great new capabilities such as executive dashboards in Office 365 and easy backup to the cloud with Microsoft Azure as well as many other new features.

Management Reporter 2012 CU9 Released

I often seem to be busy when a new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP or one of the related products, such as Management Reporter, is released. And it has happened again.

On the 12th May when I was leaving for a weeks holiday in Scotland, a new cumulative update, CU9, for Management Reporter 2012 was released with the announcement made on the Dynamics Financial Reporting blog with the download available here.

This release contains enhancements to the Management Reporter Web Viewer around opening and refreshing reports along with additional troubleshooting information in the Configuration Console related to data issues in the ERP.

In brief, Cumulative Update 9 includes the following:

  • View a list of previous month’s reports and open them in the web viewer
  • Refresh a report in the web viewer
  • Publish a report from the web viewer
  • Headers and footers are shown by default in the web viewer
  • Enhanced data detection in the Configuration Console
  • Support for dynamically displaying currency symbol, currency code and currency description
  • Support for SQL Server 2014
  • Additional fixes for product defects

Management Reporter 2012 RU5 Now Available

On the 18th April the release of Management Reporter 2012 RU5 was announced on the Dynamics Corporate Performance Management blog.

The following are key features of Management Reporter 2012 RU5 when used with Microsoft Dynamics GP;

  • The Web Viewer is now the default report viewer although any report can be opened in the Desktop Viewer
  • Any report displayed in the Web Viewer can be collapsed into a summary view
  • A Default Report Link Location can now be specified to easily indicate where reports should be stored in SharePoint or network location
  • Drill Down has been added to the Dynamics Data Mart which allows for drill down to at least the account level and can drill back from the Desktop Viewer to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Detail Enqiry, Historical Detail Enquiry or Budget Transaction Inquiry windows

Rollup 5 for Management Reporter 2012 can be downloaded here (CustomerSource or PartnerSource login required).

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Now Available

After what felt like a really long wait, but in reality was to the announced timeline, 19th December 2012 saw Microsoft announce the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog.

As Errol Schoenfish, Director Product Management at Microsoft, said in the announcement, this version of Microsoft Dynamics GP allows customers to access it either via the traditional desktop client or, at no extra license cost, through an innovative new Web Client presented via Silverlight in Microsoft Internet Explorer. I think the web client is a really good addition to GP with the interface looking very clean and modern and means whether the user is in the office, at home or on the road, they can access information when they need it and in a web client which has the same structure as the familiar desktop client.

In addition to the Web Client, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 has seen the addition of more than 120 new features and capability enhancements to the already rich and comprehensive business management functionality; a sample of the new features can be seen in the Microsoft announced Feature of the Day.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 19th December Release

Yeserday Errol Schoenfish, on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog announced the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on 19th December.

“Our December product releases deliver significant value to customers through simple-to-use and easy-to-implement business solutions,” said Kirill Tatarinov, president, Microsoft Business Solutions. “This wave of new Microsoft Dynamics’ capabilities, together with Microsoft’s innovative social, mobile, collaboration, productivity and analytics resources, inspires people to do their best work and transform their businesses.”

I’m looking forward to this release of Dynamics GP as there ae many new features included which clients have been asking about for a long time. For Partners there is also the mutli-tenant database and web services architecture as well as the web client (complimented by a web client for Management Reporter 2012 that was made available with Rollup 3).

I’ve been tracking the Feature of the Day announcements made by Pam Misialek, and team, and you can read about them by following the MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day tag.

Management Reporter 2012 RU3 Now Available (With Included Web Client)

On the 12th November, RU3 for Management Reporter 2012 was released.

Full information available here and it can be downloaded here.

Management Reporter 2012 RU3 brings a web client (reports can be deployed to a network share or to SharePoint depending on preference), the Financial Reporting Data Mart for Dynamics GP (good for dealing with large datasets), the ability to report against Dynamics GP General Ledger and Analytical Accounting information using a single company as well as more than 35 bugs.

I’ll be doing some more posts on MR 2012 RU3 over the coming couple of weeks so stay tuned.