Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Web Services Configuration

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM is available, I thought I could follow my usual pattern of posting a series of posts on how to install and configure both Dynamics GP, but also the additional products which ship with it. You can find the series index for these posts here.

With the web services installed, the next step is to configure them using the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard. Launch the wizard and click Next on the welcome screen:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard - Welcome to the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM: Web Services Installation

Microsoft Dynamics GPNow that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM is available, I thought I could follow my usual pattern of posting a series of posts on how to install and configure both Dynamics GP, but also the additional products which ship with it. You can find the series index for these posts here.

With the web client, installed and tested it’s time to move onto the next of the additional tools that come with Dynamics GP 2015. As I intend to make use of the Workflow 2.0 I need to have the web services installed to be able to make use of the email actions.

So the next five posts will look at the installation and configuration of the web services. To begin the installation of the web services, open the setup utility and select :

Micvrosoft Dynamics GP 2015

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Vendor Approval

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 fourth Feature of the Day is Vendor Approval. This feature is an enhancement to the new Workflow 2.0 module introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 which allows users to control the setup and maintenance of vendors.

Vendor Approval allows users to create mandatory workflow processes around the setup and maintenance of vendors. These mandatory processes need to be completed before transactions can be posted. The workflow processes are defined in Workflow Maintenance (Administration area page >> Setup >> Company >> Workflow >> Workflow Maintenance):

Workflow Maintenance

The workflow status appears on the window and actions can be taken directly from those windows, from an email or from a Navigation List.

I want to see more details about this feature as I am very much hoping that the workflow has been extended to include the EFT Bank details.

The new Workflow 2.0 is far, far simpler and easier to implement and use.

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • All

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Receivables Management Batch Approval

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 third Feature of the Day is Receivables Management Batch Approval. This feature is an enhancement to the new Workflow 2.0 module introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 which allows users to control the processing of Receivables Management batches in a more streamlined fashion.

Receivables Management Batch Approval allows users to create mandatory workflow processes around Receivables transaction batches. These mandatory processes need to be completed before transactions can be posted. The workflow processes are defined in Workflow Maintenance (Administration area page >> Setup >> Company >> Workflow >> Workflow Maintenance):

Workflow Maintenance

The workflow status appears on the window and actions can be taken directly from those windows, from an email or from a Navigation List.

The new Workflow 2.0 is far, far simpler and easier to implement and use.

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • All

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: General Ledger Batch Approval

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 first Feature of the Day is General Ledger Batch Approval. This feature is an enhancement to the new Workflow 2.0 module introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 which allows users to control the processing of General Ledger batches in a more streamlined fashion.

General Ledger Batch Approval allows users to create mandatory workflow processes around General, Clearing and Budget transaction batches. These mandatory processes need to be completed before transactions can be posted. The workflow processes are defined in Workflow Maintenance (Administration area page >> Setup >> Company >> Workflow >> Workflow Maintenance):

Workflow Maintenance

The workflow status appears on the window and actions can be taken directly from those windows, from an email or from a Navigation List.

I am delighted that this functionality has been introduced. I’ve done extensive work with a client using the old SharePoint based workflow recently and I am very much looking forward to being able to replace it with the new workflow. The old was so complex; Workflow based on top of SharePoint talking to the Web Services. There were so amny points of failure and skills needed to install and configure that it made it very complex, costly and unstable.

The new Workflow 2.0 is far, far simpler and easier to implement and use.

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • All

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Web Services Management Tools Error – Could not access the SecurityService service

While I was working on the series of posts for how to install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, I encountered a couple of problems which I thought it might be worth covering; in the last post I looked at resolving a problem with the eConnect Integration Service not running. The second error I encountered was after I installed the Management Tools on a client machine and tried to start it;

Could not access service: Could not access the SecurityService service. The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not FoundCould not access service: Could not access the SecurityService service. The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found

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Resolving A Problem With The eConnect Integration Service Not Running

While I was working on the series of posts for how to install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, I encountered a couple of problems which I thought it might be worth covering in this and the next post.

The first was to do with the eConnect Integration Service which is installed as part of the install of Web Services. The basic problem was that the service was not running;

Services - eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Integration Service

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How To Install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Services Management Tools

With the web services installed, configured and verified we can install the Management Tools on a client machine so we don;t need to access the server each time we need to make a change; note that the Management Tools can only be installed on a client machine if there is a domain controller on the network.

To install the Web Services Management Tools, open the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and select Web Services Management Tools;

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

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Verifying the Install Of Web Services For Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Now that the web services are installed and configured it is time to make sure that they have installed correctly. The Microsoft documentation for Web Services Installation and Administration Guide starts by checking the services are running via the browser and I’ll come to this in a moment, but I always prefer to start with making sure the services are actually running.

This is done in the Services window (Windows Start menu >> All Programs >> Administrative Tools >> Services).

The first service to check for is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host. If the service has a Status of Started then the service is running correctly;

Services - Microsoft Dynmaics GP Service Host

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How To Install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Services Runtime

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 was released on December 19th last year which means that not only do I have a new version of GP itself to install and play with but also lots of related products such as Business Analyser and Integration Manager.

I am also going to be taking a look at some more of the related products, included the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client, over the coming few weeks/months depending on how spread out they get due to other commitments. I am going to cover the Web Services in this and the next few posts (perhaps allowing for a couple of non-sequitur posts to slip in).

The first step in installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Services is to install the runtime components which is done in the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 setup utility by selected the Web Services Runtime;

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 setup utility

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