MDGP 2018 RTM Feature of the Day: Email Single Customer Statement

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM; as the most recent versions have been, these posts are in the form of PowerPoint slides; I am reposting them here so they can be read more easily as well as adding my own commentary.

The series index for this series of posts is here.

The seventeenth Feature of the Day is Email Single Customer Statement. This feature allows a statement to be emailed from both the Customer Maintenance and Customer Inquiry windows:

This feature is meant to use the statement format defined in Receivables Setup.

From the screenshot I am left with some questions as to how this will actually work, as there is no Email button, but only a print one and I was expecting a button like on the recreate cheque stub function, but instead the button is a Print button.

I’ll have to wait to get hands on with this one to see how it actually works.

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MDGP 2018 RTM Feature of the Day: Sorting

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM; as the most recent versions have been, these posts are in the form of PowerPoint slides; I am reposting them here so they can be read more easily as well as adding my own commentary.

The series index for this series of posts is here.

The tenth Feature of the Day is Sorting. This feature adds sorting options to five windows in Purchasing, Sales and Bank Reconciliation:

I like this feature a lot. Clients have been asking about being able to reorder the enquiry windows for a long time; it’s nice that I’ll soon be able to tell them that they can now sort the data.

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SQL View to Return Sales By Customer By Fiscal Year

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe last post was a SQL view to return purchases by vendor by fiscal year in an update of a prior script which only returned the information by the calendar year; I did a similar view at the time for the Sales series which also returned information for the calendar year. This post is an update of that one to return the information linking into the Financial Calendar setup to return the sales by customer by financial year.

IF OBJECT_ID (N'uv_AZRCRV_SalesByCustomerByYear', N'V') IS NOT NULL
	DROP VIEW uv_AZRCRV_SalesByCustomerByYear
GO
CREATE VIEW uv_AZRCRV_SalesByCustomerByYear AS
/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Int).
*/
SELECT
	['Receivables Transactions'].CUSTNMBR AS 'Customer ID'
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTNAME AS 'Customer Name'
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTCLAS AS 'Class ID'
	,['Receivables Transactions'].DOCDATE AS 'Year'
	,CASE WHEN ['RM Debtor MSTR'].INACTIVE = 1 THEN
		'Inactive'
	ELSE
		'Active'
	END AS 'Status'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].SLSAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].SLSAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Purchases Amount'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].TRDISAMT * -1 ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].TRDISAMT END) AS 'Trade Discount'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].FRTAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].FRTAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Freight'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].MISCAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].MISCAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Miscalleneous'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].TAXAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].TAXAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Tax Amount'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].DOCAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].DOCAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Total Amount'
FROM
	(SELECT
		CUSTNMBR
		,YEAR1 AS DOCDATE
		,GLPOSTDT
		,DOCNUMBR
		,RMDTYPAL
		,SLSAMNT
		,TRDISAMT
		,FRTAMNT
		,MISCAMNT
		,TAXAMNT
		,SLSAMNT - TRDISAMT + FRTAMNT + MISCAMNT + TAXAMNT AS DOCAMNT
	FROM
		RM20101
	INNER JOIN
		SY40101
			ON
				DOCDATE BETWEEN FSTFSCDY AND LSTFSCDY
	WHERE
		VOIDSTTS >= 0
	AND
		RMDTYPAL IN (1,3,4,7,8)
	UNION ALL
		SELECT
			CUSTNMBR
			,YEAR1 AS DOCDATE
			,GLPOSTDT
			,DOCNUMBR
			,RMDTYPAL
			,SLSAMNT
			,TRDISAMT
			,FRTAMNT
			,MISCAMNT
			,TAXAMNT
			,SLSAMNT - TRDISAMT + FRTAMNT + MISCAMNT + TAXAMNT AS DOCAMNT
		FROM
			RM30101
		INNER JOIN
			SY40101
				ON
					DOCDATE BETWEEN FSTFSCDY AND LSTFSCDY
		WHERE
			VOIDSTTS >= 0
		AND
			RMDTYPAL IN (1,3,4,7,8)
	) AS ['Receivables Transactions']
LEFT JOIN
	RM00101 AS ['RM Debtor MSTR']
		ON
			['Receivables Transactions'].CUSTNMBR >= ['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTNMBR
GROUP BY
	['Receivables Transactions'].CUSTNMBR
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTNAME
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTCLAS
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].INACTIVE
	,['Receivables Transactions'].DOCDATE
GO
GRANT SELECT ON uv_AZRCRV_SalesByCustomerByYear TO DYNGRP
GO

The view can easily be plugged into SmartList Designer, SmartList Builder, a refreshable Excel Report, a SQL Server Reporting Services report or any other type of reporting tool.

MDGP 2018 RTM Feature of the Day: Doc Attach Notes on Inquiry Windows

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM; as the most recent versions have been, these posts are in the form of PowerPoint slides; I am reposting them here so they can be read more easily as well as adding my own commentary.

The series index for this series of posts is here.

The second Feature of the Day is Notes on Inquiry windows. The maintenance windows have long allowed notes to be recorded against the window key field (e.g. Vendor ID on the Vendor Maintenance window):

Vendor Maintenance

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MDGP 2018 RTM Feature of the Day: DocAttach Available on More Windows

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM; as the most recent versions have been, these posts are in the form of PowerPoint slides; I am reposting them here so they can be read more easily.

The series index for this series of posts is here.

The first Feature of the Day is Document Attachment available on more windows.

Five additional windows now have Doc Attach available via a button on the action pane:

It is nice to see Fixed Assets getting some Doc Attach functionality; quite a few clients have documentation or images relating to their assets, so this offers a good way to keep these with the asset.
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SQL View to Return Sales By Customer By Year

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe last post was a SQL view to return purchases by vendor by year; in this one I am posting a similar view, but for the Sales series.

/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Int).
*/
IF OBJECT_ID (N'uv_AZRCRV_SalesByCustomerByYear', N'V') IS NOT NULL
	DROP VIEW uv_AZRCRV_SalesByCustomerByYear
GO
CREATE VIEW uv_AZRCRV_SalesByCustomerByYear AS
SELECT
	['Receivables Transactions'].CUSTNMBR AS 'Customer ID'
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTNAME AS 'Customer Name'
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTCLAS AS 'Class ID'
	,FORMAT(['Receivables Transactions'].DOCDATE, 'yyyy') AS 'Year'
	,CASE WHEN ['RM Debtor MSTR'].INACTIVE = 1 THEN
		'Inactive'
	ELSE
		'Active'
	END AS 'Status'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].SLSAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].SLSAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Purchases Amount'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].TRDISAMT * -1 ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].TRDISAMT END) AS 'Trade Discount'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].FRTAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].FRTAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Freight'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].MISCAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].MISCAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Miscalleneous'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].TAXAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].TAXAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Tax Amount'
	,SUM(CASE WHEN ['Receivables Transactions'].RMDTYPAL <= 3 THEN ['Receivables Transactions'].DOCAMNT ELSE ['Receivables Transactions'].DOCAMNT * -1 END) AS 'Total Amount'
FROM
	(SELECT
		CUSTNMBR
		,DOCDATE
		,GLPOSTDT
		,DOCNUMBR
		,RMDTYPAL
		,SLSAMNT
		,TRDISAMT
		,FRTAMNT
		,MISCAMNT
		,TAXAMNT
		,SLSAMNT - TRDISAMT + FRTAMNT + MISCAMNT + TAXAMNT AS DOCAMNT
	FROM
		RM20101
	WHERE
		VOIDSTTS >= 0
	AND
		RMDTYPAL IN (1,3,4,7,8)
	UNION ALL
		SELECT
			CUSTNMBR
			,DOCDATE
			,GLPOSTDT
			,DOCNUMBR
			,RMDTYPAL
			,SLSAMNT
			,TRDISAMT
			,FRTAMNT
			,MISCAMNT
			,TAXAMNT
			,SLSAMNT - TRDISAMT + FRTAMNT + MISCAMNT + TAXAMNT AS DOCAMNT
		FROM
			RM30101
		WHERE
			VOIDSTTS >= 0
		AND
			RMDTYPAL IN (1,3,4,7,8)
	) AS ['Receivables Transactions']
LEFT JOIN
	RM00101 AS ['RM Debtor MSTR']
		ON
			['Receivables Transactions'].CUSTNMBR >= ['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTNMBR
GROUP BY
	['Receivables Transactions'].CUSTNMBR
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTNAME
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].CUSTCLAS
	,['RM Debtor MSTR'].INACTIVE
	,FORMAT(['Receivables Transactions'].DocDate, 'yyyy')
GO
GRANT SELECT ON uv_AZRCRV_SalesByCustomerByYear TO DYNGRP
GO

The view can easily be plugged into SmartList Designer, SmartList Builder, a refreshable Excel Report, a SQL Server Reporting Services report or any other type of reporting tool.

Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017: Comprehensive Doc Attach

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the series I am doing on the Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017.

The Document Attachment module has been extended into the action pane in quite a few new windows:

  • Document Attachment on Receivables Transaction Entry
  • Document Attachment on General Ledger Entry
  • Document Attachment on Employee Inquiry
  • Document Attachment in I-9 Form
  • Display Vendor notes on Vendor Inquiry
  • Display Customer notes on Customer Inquiry
  • Display Project Notes in Project Inquiry and PA Project Inquiry
  • Document Attachment in Asset General Information
  • Option to attach new documents in Inquiry windows – there is a setting in the Document Attachment Setup winodw to enable this (and to require a password to be entered).

Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017: Optimised Financials

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the series I am doing on the Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017.

The Financials modules have some enhancements coming which should be of benefit:

  • Copy user access across AA transaction dimension codes – this should make maintaining AA dimension code access easier.
  • Email single statement from customer card and enquiry – handy when you only want to send a single statement to the customer on the phone, rather than to a range of them.
  • PO Generator opens PO List with the new PO’s filter.
  • PO Number display on Requisition List for originator – getting easy access to the PO number for PR orinators will be a good new addition; it will save me writing SmartLists for everyone based off this view.
  • Print Purchase Requisition – I have mixed opinions. Workflow can handle the sending of requisition details to an approver anyway, and I can’t really think of another reason to output one?
  • Display Hold status on Sales Transaction Entry – more information is never a bad thing.
  • One check per invoice settings – allows for more granular control than the setting in the Select Payments window.
  • Save Select Payments settings – are you tired of having to configure your payment run manually every time? Well, Microsoft’s got you covered with this feature.

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Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017: New User Experience Features

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the series I am doing on the Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017.

One of the areas being focused on in the 2018 version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, is the user experience. The announced enhancements are:

  • Add sort to Receivables Transaction Inquiry – by Customer
  • Add sort to Receivables Transaction Inquiry – by Document
  • Add sort to Payables Transaction Inquiry – by Vendor
  • Add sort to Payables Transaction Inquiry – by Document
  • System password is remembered for the duration of the user session – the only downside is if you need to grant access to a window such as the VAT Return to a user, but then need to monitor them to make sure they then close Dynamics GP before continuing with other work.
  • Rename of Payables windows to say Payments instead of Checks – I can;t find the post, but this was a request from Mariano Gomez and is well overdue. Pretty much all payments in the UK are by EFT, so it was getting seriously embarrassing having all the windows with Cheque in the name (UK language pack changes it from Check).
  • Autocomplete added to the web client
  • SmartList Favourites – unique password protection – this is by popular request after the password for SmartList Favourites globally was added in GP 2016 R2.
  • SmartList shortcut on toolbar in web client
  • Bank Reconciliation maximise window in web client
  • Adding additional sorting in Bank Reconciliation window
  • Update help icons to link to tagged online support documents

The enhancements to the user experience listed above should be of benefit to users of Dynamics GP, and follows Microsoft’s ethos of evolution, not revolution in the improvements they are making.

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Historical Excel Reporting Price Increase Coming

Microsoft Dynamics GPMark Polino has a set of Historical Excel Reports available for sale. The reports available are as follows:

  • Receivables Management Historical Aged Trial Balance
  • Payables Management Historical Aged Trial Balance
  • Historical Inventory Trial Balance
  • Historic Stock Status Report

Now is the ideal time to buy them, as the price is increasing on 1st April 2017.