MDGP 2018 R2 Feature of the Day: Email POP PO Other Form

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 on which I am following and adding commentary. The series index for this series of posts is here.

The twenty-sixth Feature of the Day is Email POP PO Other Form.

In the Purchase Order Entry window the Email button now has both the Blank Paper and Other Form so you can choose between them when sending the purchase order to the vendor.

Purchase Order Send Email Options

I like this feature of the day. I have a number of clients who want to be able to toggle bewteen two different PO formats for the same creditor; this feature will give them the ability to do so once they have a suitabler Word template created.

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MDGP 2018 R2 Feature of the Day: Purchase Requisition Partial Purchase

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 on which I am following and adding commentary. The series index for this series of posts is here.

The twenty-fifth Feature of the Day is Purchase Requisition Partial Purchase.

When creating a purchase order from a purchase requisition you now have the option to change the quantity on the PO. For example, if the purchase requisition has a quantity of 100, when the PO is created you can change that quantity to a lower quantity, such as 90. The remaining quantity is then canceled on the purchase order.

Purchase Orders Preview

I’m somewhat split on whether I think this is a good addition. If you want fewer items then the purchase requisition should be raised for the smaller quantity; on the other hand, being able to purchase fewer when creating rthe purchase order, gives more flexibility.

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Enabling Email for All Master Records

Microsoft Dynamics GPIf when Microsoft Dynamics GP is implemented, you know that email documents is going to be used, the functionality can be enabled alongside the rest of the system, but for clients who were not, for example, using Purchase Order Processing from the start it needs to be switched on after the fact.

When first discussing it with the client, my initial thoughts were to use a macro to enable merged from the supplier list to step through the vendors/creditors and enable that way.

However, just before I started to explain this, I remembered a feature tucked away on the Vendors/Creditors navigation list. If you click the button, in the Modify section of the area pane, of two chevrons pointing to the right you get a pop-up menu containing an Email Settings option:

Creditors navigation list

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: Print Purchase Requisition

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I wrote in December, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into a separate hands On With the features post. The series index is for this new features series, can be found here.

The twenty-second feature of the day is Print Purchase Requisition. I said in the Feature of the Day series, that my feelings were largely negative towards this feature and my opinion hasn’t changed now that I’ve been hands on with it.

A new Print button has been added to the Purchase Requisition Entry window (Purchasing area page >> Transactions >> Purchase Requisitions):

Purchase Requisition Entry

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: Make PO Number Visible to Requisition Originator

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I wrote in December, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into a separate hands On With the features post. The series index is for this new features series, can be found here.

The twenty-first feature of the day is Make PO Number Visible to Requisition Originator. This feature of the day makes the PO number for purchased requisitions visible to the originator by adding a PO Number column to the Procurement section of the home page:

Procurement

This feature is a nice addition; it gives the originator confirmation and an easy way of seeing the PO Number for the requisition.

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: On PO Generation Show Purchase Order Transactions Navigation List

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I wrote in December, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into a separate hands On With the features post. The series index is for this new features series, can be found here.

The twentieth feature of the day is On PO Generation Show Purchase Order Transactions Navigation List. When I heard of this feature, I initially thought it might be quite useful, but since I’ve been hands on, I’ve changed my mind.

The feature works by launching the Purchase Order Transactions navigation list when the purchase requisition is purchased and the purchase order created:

Purchase Order Transactions navigation list

My problem is that navigation lists can be quite slow to load, especially when Reporting Services Reports have been deployed. This feature would have been much better if it had been introduced with an option to enable/disable it (I’ve looked and can’t find one; if anyone knows different please let me know via the comments).

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MS Dynamics World Article: Diving into Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: 6 areas of community-driven enhancements

Microsoft Dynamics GPYesterday, MS Dynamics World published a I wrote for them on the new functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018.

In just over three months, this is the second post I have written which has not been for my own blog (the last one was #GP2018 Feature of the Day: Workflow Unplugged. It is obviously quite a new experience for me, writing for other blogs, but it was a good experience.

This post is a round up of the new functionality in 6 areas of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM; I won’t post spoilers of the article, so you will need to go here to read it.

Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: New Workflow Functionality – Reminder Emails

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I wrote in December, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into a separate hands On With the features post. The series index is for this new features series, can be found here.

The eighth feature if the day was Workflow Reminder Emails. This feature allows the Workflow manager to define a time after which a reminder email should be sent to the approver.

The Workflow Maintenance window (Administration area page >> Setup >> Company >> Workflow >> Workflow Maintenance) has has the Workflow Step pane amended to have a Reminder field which allows a number and type of duration to be defined; this field is linked to the Time Limit field:

Workflow Maintenance

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: New Workflows

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I wrote in December, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into a separate hands On With the features post. The series index is for this new features series, can be found here.

One of my favourite new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM, are the new workflows which were introduced:

  • General Ledger Account Approval
  • Receivings Transaction Approval
  • Purchasing Invoice Approval

I’ve had a number of clients and prospects ask if it is possible to have approvals of goods receipt notes and invoices in POP, so it’s good that I can now say that there are. These workflows are likely to be fairly complicated, so, in this post, I am going to be giving a test to the General Ledger Account Approval workflow.

The workflow process is created and maintained just like any other via Workflow Maintenance (Administration area page >> Setup >> Company >> Workflow >> Workflow Maintenance):

Workflow Maintenance

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: New DocAttachs Available Via Inquiry Windows

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I wrote in December, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into a separate hands On With the features post. The series index is for this new features series, can be found here.

The third feature I’m going to take a look at is the enhanced DocAttach feature in the Inquiry windows. This feature ties in with the new security options introduced for DocAttach on Inquiry windows.

The enhancement made to the inquiry windows, is the ability to add new attachments to a posted document. This is a most welcome addition, but one which always surprised my by its omission.

I am using a purchase order invoice as the example. Before you can add new attachments, you need to enable the security. If you don’t enable security, you’ll see the Document Attachment Inquiry window when clicking the Attach button:

Document Attachment Inquiry

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