MDGP October 2019 Release Feature of the Day: Long Description available for Payables Transactions

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP “October 2019” Release on which I am following and adding commentary. The index for this series of posts is here.

The eighth Feature of the Day is Long Description available for Payables Transactions. You can now enter a long description field for Payables Transactions once the option in Payables Setup, Enable Long Description in Payables Transaction Entry, has been enabled:

Payables Management Setup

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: One Payment Per Vendor/Invoice Setting on Vendor Card

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I wrote in December, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into a separate hands On With the features post. The series index is for this new features series, can be found here.

The twenty-third new feature of the day is One Payment Per Vendor/Invoice Setting on Vendor Card. In older versions of Dynamics GP, you could, on the Select Checks window (Purchasing area page >> Transactions >> Select Checks), select to produce one payment per vendor or invoice; in Dynamics GP 2018, the same options exists in the Build Payment Batch window (Purchasing area page >> Transactions >> Build Payment Batch), which is a renamed Select Checks window, along with the option to read the setting from the Vendor Maintenance window.

To set the option on the vendor, open Vendor Maintenance window (Purchasing area page >> Cards >> Vendor Maintenance), select a vendor and click the Options button.

The option is a pair of radio buttons half way down the page which is defaulted to Vendor; this default will apply to all existing vendors when you upgrade to Dynamics GP 2018:

Vendor Maintenance

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MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Payables Transaction Approval Workflow

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog pists here with a little commentary.

The first Feature of the Day is Payables Transaction Workflow. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 saw the introduction of a new Dynamics Workflow module which replaced the old SharePoint one. This module was further extedned in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and is seeing further improvements in GP 2015 R2.

On the Microsoft Connect website, one of the most requested additions to Workflow was a new Approval Workflow type for Payables Transactions. Well, we asked… and Microsoft delivered.

The Payables Transaction Approval workflow type allows each individual transaction to be submitted for approval (Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 allowed for batches of transactions to be submitted for approval; a workflow type which remains).

Payables Transaction Approval Workflow

I am really pleased to see this Approval type introduced as we have a number of clients who, when shown the Payables Batch Approval workflow, immediately asked if they could submit individual transactions for approval instead of the entire batch.

This Feature of the Day also proves what I have been telling clients for a while; Microsoft do listen to requests for new features, so if there is something you really want, submit it to MS Connect and let me know so I can both vote for it and also publicise it on this site (while writing this I realised how long ago it is since I publicised something).

I’ll have some news on the Workflow front in the near future so keep checking back (I should have more to tell you within a couple of weeks or so).

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