October 4th, 2013
With the release of GP2013, there has been an increased desire to learn more about the Purchase Order Processing module since many GP customers are acquiring it during their upgrade and for those new to Dynamics GP it is part of the Starter Pack.
Purchase Order Processing (POP) allows for a more automated system to manage PO’s thus reducing the time spent on the process. You can enter Standard, Drop-ship and Blanket purchase orders for items which can be inventory items, “service” items that do not track inventory, or a one-time-only non-inventory item. You can automate your purchase order processing approval process by using GP POP approvals. Each buyer can approve their own PO’s up to a specified dollar value, and route your PO to your manager for approval for PO’s over your limit.
You can establish long-term contracts with vendors by using blanket purchase orders to record and track extended purchases. If need be, you can have varying required dates for each line item on the purchase order. You can establish alerts that prevent employees from issuing invalid purchase orders. Read the rest of this entry »
June 25th, 2013
Now that Dynamics GP2013 is available, you can start planning for your upgrade. Great features and enhancements abound including the new Web Client, the new Business Analyzer dashboard that allows you to track key performance indicators, improved purchasing functionality and so much more. Installing your GP2013 upgrade will unlock additional modules and increase functionality for those who are on GP Standard, GP Professional and GP Business Essentials. For a complete list of modules in the GP2013 Starter Pack with a brief description of each one, please visit http://community.dynamics.com/gp/b/erpsoftwareblog/archive/2012/10/11/microsoft-dynamics-gp-2013-starter-pack-module-descriptions.aspx
Prep work for your upgrade is a two-fold process. You must first be sure to meet the system requirements to insure that your infrastructure can support this feature-rich version of GP. There are specific requirements for the desktop clients as well as the database servers which you must meet prior to your upgrade. Note that you cannot be on Windows XP or Vista if you wish to upgrade. Here is a more detailed requirements overview, but please be sure to check with your upgrade provider as this document is subject to change: http://www.softsolgrp.com/products/microsoft-dynamics-gp/
Your second task, is to review the list of modules in the GP2013 Starter Pack. You will want to schedule a meeting/conference call with SSG to review the additional features and plan for implementing new functionality. Many features require special installation and configuration to work properly. We will need to be aware of these prior the upgrade process. Some of these modules include Purchase Order Processing, Analytical Accounting, Cash Flow Management, Sales Order Processing and Grant Management.
Remember – the key to a successful GP2013 upgrade is proper planning and preparation. Consider “What’s New” training on GP2013 so that once your upgrade is complete, you are ready to go!
April 16th, 2013
When you upgrade to GP2013, you will be switched to Perpetual Licensing. This means you will gain access to many modules/functionality that you may not have had access to previously. Cash Flow Management, Fixed Asset Management, Payroll and HR Management and many more modules will become a part of your Dynamics GP system. For a complete list of all modules included in the GP2013 Starter Pack Functionality list, please see the below PDF link. In many cases, you may be entitled to even more modules if you qualify for the Extended Pack. To find out if you will be entitled to that Pack, contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 3rd, 2013
GP2013 has been released! With more than 125 feature enhancements, you can streamline your systems and connect people more quickly to the information they need. Find out more about Business Analyzer, Word Templates, Web Access, Asset Tracking and more in this “What’s New in GP2013” document.
September 25th, 2012
Are you using your Dynamics GP software to its fullest potential? Are you using it correctly to gain quality business intelligence information?
If you feel like you are not getting the most from your GP software, then talk to us about a Business Process Review. We will meet with you and your team to explore your processes using the LEAN method. This will allow us to give you recommendations on where you can eliminate waste from your current processes and further improve your use of the GP software. By evaluating your admin processes, we can pinpoint areas that will allow for better business intelligence. You will gain better business insight by having accurate graphics, metrics and key performance indicators to review.
Contact Amy Coddington at 716-568-2040 x117 or email@example.com
July 16th, 2012
FRx is retiring, so now is the time to get familiar with Management Reporter 2012. Many similar features with FRx with rows, columns, and trees. Contact Us for Training.
January 9th, 2012
The latest version of Dynamics GP features a new tool called Business Analyzer that provides dashboards and metrics without having to log on to GP. Watch this demo to learn more… http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/demo-videos/DynamicsGP/BusinessAnalyzer.html