MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Fixed Assets Batches

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The thirty third feature they’ve announced is Fixed Assets Batches.

This feature provides a significant change to the process of posting Fixed Assets transactions to the General Ledger. Up to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 there was no way to review the batch of postings from Fixed Assets to the General Ledger; with this new GP 2013 feature, users are now able to build and review Fixed Assets batches prior to posting to the GL which provides for much greater control, accuracy and flexibility;

Fixed Assets General Ledger Posting

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Multi Tenant Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The thirty second feature they’ve announced is Mutli Tenant Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The Multi-tenant Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Services feature will provide the ability to host multiple tenants (customer organizations) on a single instance of the application. The below diagram shows the current Single Tenant configuration on the left, and the new Multi Tenant configuration on the right;

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How To Install Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP – Prerequisites

Microsoft Dynamics GPOver the last two or three weeks I’ve been doing a series of posts on how to install the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics (prerequisites, installation, configuration, verification , security configuration, Management Tools installation and Management Tools configuration) leading up to this series of posts on how to install the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP in order to link Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP is the major prerequisite for installing the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics.

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Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GPConnector for Microsoft Dynamics is a tool available from Microsoft which allows Microsoft Dynamics CRM to be integrated with one of the three Microsoft Dynamics ERP products; AX, GP and NAV.

Being a Microsoft Dynamics GP focused blog, it is the integration to Microsoft Dynamics GP I’m going to take a look at over the next couple of weeks or so depending on how quickly I get the posts written and published.

Connector for Microsoft Dynamics provides a two way integration between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP with the below diagram showing the entities which can be integrated from one system to the other;

Connector for Microsoft Dynamics

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Named System Database Architecture

Microsoft Dynamics GP>Microsoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The thirty first feature they’ve announced is Named System Database.

In all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP so far, the System database has been called DYNAMICS and could not be changed. This meant only a single instance (System and Company databases) of Microsoft Dynamics GP could be installed into an instance of SQL Server.

In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 this restriction has been removed in a new deployment. From this version onwards, the System database no longer needs to be called DYNAMICS but can be named during the installation/deployment process.

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Mass Depreciation Reversal

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The thirtieth feature they’ve announced is Mass Depreciation Reversal.

At present depreciation can only be reversed one asset at a time. This new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 feature provides users with the ability to back out depreciation for all, or a group, of assets which saves the time consuming process of doing it one asset at a time.

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How To Install The GP Web Services – Configure Management Tools

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is the seventh, and final, post in the series on installing, configuring and preparing the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP for use. So far I’ve covered the prerequisites, installation process, configuration, verification of the install, security configuration and client Management Tools installation.

To configure the Management Tools, launch the Dynamics Security Console (Windows Start menu » All Programs » Administrative Tools » Dynamics Security Console) and select the Microsoft Dynamics Security node;

DynamicsSecurityConsole - [Console Root\Microsoft Dynamics Security]

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Password Protection For Word Forms

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The twenty ninth feature they’ve announced is Password Protection for Word Forms.

Users will now have the ability to email their word documents with password protection. This will ensure the recipient of the document will not be able to edit the document to make changes without entering a password.

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Intercompany Asset Transfer

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The twenty eighth feature they’ve announced is Intercompany Asset Transfer.

Fixed Asset Management has been enhanced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 to allow assets to be transferred between companies.

The new functionality automates the process of retiring an asset in the originating company, and setting it up for depreciation in the new company. The process can be done for either a single asset or a group of assets, saving the user time on performing these processes manually.

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How To Install The GP Web Services – Management Tools Installation

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is the sixth post in the series on installing, configuring and preparing the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP for use. So far I’ve covered the prerequisites, installation process, configuration, verification of the install and security configuration.

In this post, I’m going to show the installation of the Management Tools on a client machine; in this case AZC-DESK1 which is running Windows 7 Enterprise.

The Management Tools are installed off the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 installation media. When you run up the setup utility, the standard Microsoft Dynamics GP 210 Bootstrapper Setup will run to install the prerequisites;

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Bootstrapper Setup

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