MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Suggested Item Enhancements – Sales Script and Additional Information

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.

The nineteenth Feature of the Day covered is Suggested Item Enhancements - Sales Script and Additional Information. The Suggested item enhancements allows the user to add a sales script to each suggested item. This script will give the salesperson more information about the item.

As you can see in the screenshot the Item Maintenance - Suggest Items window (Inventory » Cards » Item Maintenance | Suggest Items button) has been updated with a Sales Script field for each item:

Item Maintenance - Suggest Items

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MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Suggested Item Enhancements – Analysis and Assignment

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.

The eighteenth Feature of the Day covered is Suggested Item Enhancements - Analysis and Assignment. Suggested Items were introduced in Dynamics GP 2013 and it is really good to see this feature extended further.

The Suggestion item enhancements allows the user to analyze an item and recommends companion items that should be sold with it. The assignment feature uses the suggestions from the analysis and will provide the ability to update the Suggested Sales Items window at the time of the analysis.

One window has been amended and one created for this feature. The amended window is the Item Maintenance - Suggest Items window (Inventory » Cards » Item Maintenance | Suggest Items button):

Item Maintenance - Suggest Items

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MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Azure Backups

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.

The seventeenth Feature of the Day covered is Azure Backups.

The SQL backup and restore windows in Dynamics GP 2013 R2 have been enhanced to allow backups to be stored on Azure. I've noticed the same problem that MIcrosoft have with backups; namely that people will make a backup of the SQL databases and then leave them on the same server. This is pointless from a disaster recovery point of view as if something happens to the server you have lost both the database and the backups.

But, as of 2013 R2 the backups can be transferred to Azure storage. The Company Backup window (Microsoft Dynamics GP menu » Maintenance » Backup) has been enhanced to allow Azure to be selected as the backup location and a path specified:

Back Up Company

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