The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2; 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 thirteenth Feature of the Day is POP to FA link to include taxes.
An option to include tax as part of the acquisition cost when adding a capital item in Fixed Assets from a purchase receipt.
The first change is to the Fixed Assets Company Setup window which sets the default value:
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I heard about this problem a short time ago, but have just had a client upgrade to Dynamics GP 2013 R2 and encounter this problem:
Microsoft Dynamics GP – The asset ID cannot contain a hyphen. Select a different asset ID.
This issue was discussed at some length on the Community Forum with Frank Hamelly supplying a SQL script to update the assets.
With my client I took a slightly different tack and used the Fixed Assets Modifier tool in the Professional Services Tools Library (PSTL). This tool works on a single asset at a time and, unlike some of the other modifiers, does not allow import of a spreadsheet.
However, PSTL is written in Dexterity and allows the use of Dynamics GP Macros; so after doing an extract of all Asset IDs I was able to use mail merge to generate a macro to update all fixed assets containing a hyphen in the Asset ID.
I have checked Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and a hyphen is still disallowed in the Asset ID field.
The 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 eighteenth Feature of the Day is Fixed Assets Year End Report. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 Fixed Asset Management has a new, optional, report in the Fixed Assets year-end closing routine.
Now, in a single step, you can close your year and print a status report of all the assets that are being affected by the close.
On the report you’ll see the year to date depreciation, cost basis, accumulated depreciation, net book and more:
The roles targeted by this feature are:
- Certified Accountant
- Accounting Manager
I have submitted a suggestion to Microsoft Connect which I would appreciate people voting for. The issue is that Microsoft Dynamics GP Fixed Asset Management only supports depreciation over a 99 year life; in the UK property/land can need to be depreciated over 125 years (or sometimes even longer).
As GP doesn’t support this, clients are often reluctant to use the Fixed Assets module as they will have to handle the long-life assets in Excel and they commonly take the view that they might as well do all assets that way so that they are all stored in the same place.
Updating GP to support three character years would be of great benefit and allow assets to be depreciated over the correct life span. Please take a look and vote on this suggestion.
The 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 eighth Feature of the Day covered is Default Fixed Asset ID From The Asset Class. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 saw the introduction of feature which allowed the Asset ID to be defaulted in the same way as the Voucher Number. GP 2013 R2 has seen this feature extended further to allow each Asset Class to have it’s own Asset ID range defaulting.
In Asset Class setup (Next Asset ID which has a prefix and ID unique to the class:
) a class can be set to have a
I can see this being very useful to a number of my clients using Fixed Assets where they have a number of different asset classes where having different prefixes for the different asset types would be very useful.
The next version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, 2013 R2, is going to be released soon. I can hardly wait, but, unfortunately, I have to 🙁
The Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog have posted an article today outlining their intended blog post schedule where they are going to run through the upgrade process and all of the new features which are due in the coming version.
- April 29 – Lifecycle
- May 1 – Upgrade Planning
- May 6 – Known Upgrade Issues
- May 8 – Version Checks & Upgrades
- May 13 – Database Upgrade
- May 15 – Modified Dictionary Upgrade
- May 20 – Upgrade Troubleshooting
- May 22 – GP is upgraded – what’s next?
- May 27 – Upgrading Web Client
- May 29 – Tables Changes in R2 – Review the SDK
- June 3 – Identity Management
- June 4 – Azure Backups
- June 5 – New Workflow
- June 10 – Requisition Management
- June 11 – OLE Document Attach
- June 12 – Human Resource Time Entry
- June 17 – Project Accounting Time Entry
- June 18 – General Ledger
- June 19 – Payables Management
- June 24 – Receivables Management
- June 25 – Bank Reconciliation
- June 26 – Analytical Accounting
- July 1 – Fixed Assets
- July 2 – Sales Order Processing
- July 3 – Inventory Control
- July 8 – Purchase Order Processing/Encumbrance Management
- July 9 – Email or Print any report in Word
- July 10 – SmartList Designer 2.0
- July 15 – Office 365
- July 16 –Take Company Offline
- July 17 – Ribbons in Desktop