Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 ships with a variety of other software such as Business Analyzer (about which I have posted the installation and configuration steps) and also one called Integration Manager.
Integration Manager is a utility which can be used to load data into Microsoft Dynamics GP on a manually basis. Data can be loaded from text file, XML or directly from a database using an ODBC connection. Integration Manager is a better option that the Table Import () routine because it enforces data integrity.
Integration Manager in Microsoft Dynamics GP is available for implementation for 120 days after which it must be purchased as part of the Customization Pack (prior to Dynamics GP 2013 it could be purchased as part of the Integration Suite).
There are a two adapters available for Integration Manager; Dynamics GP and eConnect. The latter adapter requires another Microsoft product to be installed so this how-to will focus only on the former.
Integration Manager is installed from the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 setup utility;
In the last post, I showed how to install Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Analyzer and in this one I’ll show how to configure it.
When you first log into Business Analyzer, you’ll be presented with the configuration window;
In this post, I’ll take a step-by-step look at installing Business Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. This is a tool that comes as standard with GP but I’ve never bothered to look at before; this has changed recently because I’ve been dealing with a few clients who are heavy users of SSRS and Business Analyzer gives way to run the GP reports without needing to log into Microsoft Dynamics GP itself.
To Install Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Analyzer start the normal Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and select Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Analyzer;
Microsoft have recently released a raft of new versions, including Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Management Reporter 2012 Rollup 3, and to test I’ve been installing a few new virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 and have also updated a couple of machines with Windows 8 and, because they’re new machines without DVD players in them, to do this I used the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool which is available for free download from the Microsoft CodePlex|Project Hosting for Open Source Projects site in order to create a bootable USB drive. [Updated link on 20/4/2019 as CodePlex has been closed.]
I thought a step by step guide for others needing to install Windows 8 (or other version of Windows) might be of benefit. So after downloading the utility from the above link, double click the downloaded setup file to install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Setup Wizard;
Pam Misialek on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, announced that the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 RTM Hyper-V Demonstration Image Sets are now available for partners to download from PartnerSource (login required).
These image sets are the full RTM versions of the software and contain the following:
- Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 RTM with Web Client deployed
- Management Reporter 2012 with Web Viewer deployed
- Office 2013 with demo dashboards installed
It is a set of three Hyper-V images which needs both A and B to be up and running with a minimum of 2GB RAM assigned to each (although as with all VMs the more RAM they have the quicker they will run) and need to be able to ping each other (the 2010 R2 instructions, on the download page, detail how to do this). Image C is only required if Lync is being demonstrated.
The full post from Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP contains extended information and warnings of minor issues with the images to watch out for.
The Microsoft Dynamics GP sample company, which I showed how to install in the last post, is good for doing a demo or for testing, but in the real world most sites will never deploy the sample company. Instead their efforts will be focused on creating a company to host their own data, which is what we’re going to take a look at in this post.
New companies are created using GP Utilities () and login using the sa password;
Microsoft Dynamics GP ships with a sample company which can be deployed along with it’s data to either use in demos or for testing. In this post we’ll take a look at deploying this sample company which done via GP Utilities.
Start GP Utilities () and login using the sa password;
Now that the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 client has been installed we can move onto configuring the server. This is done using GP Utilities which is installed alongside the GP client itself by the setup utility.
Log into GP Utilities using the same System DSN as GP and make sure you log in as the sa user;
With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on 19th December 2013, I thought it time to produce a series of posts on how to install it and a few of it’s related products.
First up, is the installation of the desktop client itself.
When the setup utility is started from the installation media, the Microsoft Dynamics GP 29013 Bootstrapper Setup will start to ensure the prerequisites are installed. The Bootstrapper will install all of these for you;