A Fast-evolving Business Solution
Dynamics GP 2010 is the successor of Dynamics GP version 10.0 and included a massive array of enhancements over previous versions of Dynamics GP and Great Plains business accounting software. Dynamics GP 2010 was itself quickly followed by Dynamics GP 2013. Dynamics GP 2010 incorporated twice as many features as QuickBooks Enterprise, seven times more standard reports, and, thanks to its integration with Microsoft SQL Server 2008, significantly more performance and expandability. Examples of features available in Dynamics GP but not in corresponding releases of QuickBooks are allocation calculations, landed cost tracking, formula-based demand forecasts, partial pay invoice for partial receipt, LIFO and FIFO inventory, application of sales tax rates by item, lot and serial number tracking, automatic calculation of late fees, and multiple ship to on a single order. Dynamics GP 2013 added over 150 new features including a powerful Web Client, enhanced Workflow support, and tighter cloud integration. Progent's certified consultants can help you maintain your Dynamics GP 10.0, Dynamics GP 2010 or Dynamics GP 2013 environment or assist you to plan and carry out a smooth Dynamics GP 2015 R2 migration.

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New Features of Microsoft Dynamics GP Release 10.0
Release 10.0 of Microsoft Dynamics GP delivered a long list of enhancements that impacted virtually every aspect of Dynamics GP including the user interface, security, workflow, reporting, SharePoint integration, and deployment accelerators. Improved functionality was added to modules for financials, distribution, human resources, payables, manufacturing, field service, and project accounting.

Examples of new features included with Microsoft Dynamics GP Release 10.0 include:

Foundation Enhancements

  • User Interface: Buttons and controls have the look and feel of Office 2007
  • Security: Automatic synchronization of role membership between different security infrastructures
  • Workflow: You can manage workflow by defining approval processes and conditions for a document or batch
  • Reporting: New integration with Excel and SQL Server Reporting Services help you create and view reports
  • SharePoint Integration: Share report libraries, search for documents, and streamline approval processes
  • Deployment Accelerators: The Rapid Migration Tool simplifies the migration from QuickBooks
Financials Series Enhancements
  • General Ledger: Simplify reconciliation of Receivables Management and Payables Management to General Ledger
  • Payables Management: Track information for more than one tax type for each 1099 vendor
  • Receivables Management: Submit receivables batches to a workflow approval process
  • Collections Management: In collection letters, include invoice numbers, dates, and amounts by aging period
  • Analytical Accounting: Use aliases to enter large amounts of analysis information during transaction entry
  • Electronic Banking: Simplify EFT setup, link customer/vendor records to address on customer or vendor card
  • Encumbrance Management: Encumber funds against budget defined within Analytical Accounting instead of GL
Distribution Series Enhancements
  • Inventory Control: Setup options in the Inventory Control Setup window add control over the use of lot numbers
  • Purchase Order Enhancements: You can view budget vs. actual and committed information by budget or year
  • Purchase Order Processing: Non-users of Dynamics GP can approve workflows based on pre-defined rules
  • Sales Order Processing: You can submit a quote to a workflow approval process
  • Invoicing: You can select whether lot numbers are assigned automatically by receipt date or by expiration date
  • Bill of Materials: You can specify whether to use expired lots when entering transactions in Bill of Materials
Manufacturing Series Enhancements
  • Manufacturing ordering: Reverse manufacturing order receipts in the Manufacturing Orders list
  • MRP: View the sources for an order and the demand on components generated from that order
Field Service Series Enhancements
  • Service Call Management: Create task/service codes to estimate the time needed to complete a service call
  • Contract Administration: Specify whether to include expired contract lines when you transfer a contract
  • Depot Management: Prevents users from accidentally changing work orders while viewing them
  • Returns Management: Password protect ability to delete an RMA with an RTV or work order document attached
  • Integration to Inventory: In–Transit Transfer Entry window is accessible from Inventory and Field Service
Project Accounting Series Enhancements
  • Benefit allocation: Allocate employee benefits to specific projects to show the true cost of the work performed
  • Project cost allocation: Allocate costs from one project to other projects by units, percentage, or currency amounts
  • Cost category mass update: Update budget lines for existing projects or templates with the new cost category
  • Add projects to open contracts: Add a project to open contracts and to estimates
New Features of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 offers a wide selection of enhancements covering key areas such as e-mail functionality, deployment, migration, reporting, security, and workflow. New features were added to modules associated with financials, distribution, manufacturing, field service, and project accounting.

Some of the enhancements incorporated in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 include:

Foundation Enhancements

  • E-mail functionality: Create predefined messages and attached documents for customers and vendors
  • Electronic Signatures: Create a standard workflow that requires an approval with an electronic signature
  • Security: Option to display only the security tasks and items to which access has been granted
  • Workflow: Define an action to be taken during the workflow process instead of a simple approval
  • Reporting: Navigation pane lists reports from Report Writer, Excel, SQL SRS, SmartList favorites, Word etc.
  • Unified Communications: Integration with Office Communicator provides Dynamics GP with presence information
  • Word templates: Predefined or custom Word templates for doc types like sales quotes and purchase orders
  • Integration Manager: Adapter enhancement for eConnect includes a Vendor destination
Financials Series Enhancements
  • General Ledger: Combine multiple General Ledger budgets into a single, master budget, one budget at a time
  • Payables Management: Exclude all inactive vendor records from the Vendors lookup window and set a default view
  • Receivables Management: Create a recurring batch for your cash receipts to speed data entry
  • Collections Management: Total unposted and other cash mounts are shown in the Collection Main window
  • Analytical Accounting: Track employee expenses by transaction dimensions created in analytical Accounting
  • Electronic Banking: Create or revise bank format information used to generate EFT files for sales
  • Encumbrance Management: Encumber purchase order lines under budget and pre-encumber those over budget
Distribution Series Enhancements
  • Inventory Control: Exclude all discontinued items or discontinued/unavailable items from the Items lookup window
  • Purchase Order Processing: Automatically generate a specific number of lot numbers when receiving an item
  • Sales Order Processing: Print back ordered items on picking tickets
Manufacturing Series Enhancements
  • Production Functions: Sales Forecasting window has an improved user interface
  • Manufacturing Core Functions: Roll cost changes at a single level or to all levels
Field Service Series Enhancements
  • Service Call Management: Automatically transfer service calls to history when the billing process is complete
  • Contract Administration: Specify up to four non-overlapping service hour ranges per day on contracts
  • Depot Management: Include kits on parts lines for depot work orders
  • Returns Management: Sales Order Processing return for components on RMA for credit, replace, or cross-ship
  • Preventive Maintenance: More flexibility in the way preventive maintenance (PM) events are generated
Project Accounting Series Enhancements
  • Benefit allocation: Associate benefits with a cost category class
  • Reporting: New SQL Server Reporting Services reports added
New Features of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 incorporates more than 150 enhancements over Dynamics GP 2010 covering modules included with Financials, Distribution, Human Resources, Payroll, and Field Service. The last updates to Dynamics GP 2013 offered new Workflow capabilities, a vastly expanded Web Client, and integration with Microsoft Azure cloud services. (Learn about Progent's Microsoft Azure planning and cloud integration consulting services.)

A sampling of the enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 are:

System-wide Enhancements

  • E-mail functionality: Send Word documents in email with password protection
  • Home Page: Select which area pages are displayed
  • Prinitng Reports: Select which printer you want to use when printing and print reports from maintenance windows
  • Workflow: Four new Workflows: Purchase Order Approval, Purchase Requisition Approval, Timecard Approval, Timesheet Approval
  • 64-bit Outlook Compatibility: You can use the 64-bit version of Microsoft Outlook to email Word templates from Dynamics GP.
  • Document Attach: You can use link files to Items, Customers, Vendors and Sales Order Processing, and Purchase Order Processing Transactions
  • Password Protect Word Documents: Password protect the output of Word templates to preserve content generated by Dynamics GP
  • Saved Batch Approval Information: After batches are posted, find out who did GL batch approvals and when
Web Client
The Web Client introduced in Dynamics GP 2013 provides browser-based access to the most commonly used features of Dynamics GP without requiring a VPN connection. Users can log into their Dynamics GP application with their GP Web Client credentials. Modules available via Web Client on the latest releases of Dynamics GP 2013 include:
  • Human Resources
  • US Payroll
  • Returns Management
  • Contract Management
  • Inventory Bill of Materials
  • Excel Based Budgeting
  • Field Level Security
  • ADP Integration
  • Project Series
  • Manufacturing
  • Fixed Assets Enhancements
  • Service Call Management
  • Bank Activity Statements
  • Payment Document Management
  • (Invoicing and Canadian Payroll were added in Dynamics GP 2015 R2)
Features available with the Web Client include:
  • Lync Integration
  • Autocomplete
  • Business Analyzer on Navigation Lists
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Visual Studio Tools
  • Same port for web site and runtime service
Financials Series Enhancements
  • Display Checkbook ID on Cash Receipts Inquiry
  • Customer Combiner and Modifier
  • Vendor Combiner and Modifier
  • Payables Void Enhancements
  • Reconcile Checkbook without Marking Transaction
  • Reverse Fiscal Year
  • Reprint Outstanding Transactions Report
  • Payables Transaction Document Attach
  • Integrate multi-currency revaluation with AA
Distribution Series Enhancements
  • Suggested Item Enhancements
  • Assign Item to Multiple Sites
  • Purchase Requisitions
  • Prepayment Additions
  • Encumbrance SSRS Reports
  • Project Time
Combining Microsoft Dynamics GP with SharePoint
By combining Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains with Microsoft SharePoint Server or SharePoint Foundation, your employees, customers, vendors, and other stakeholders can easily collaborate via controlled sharing of business information, reports, and documents. You can also exploit the powerful features of Microsoft Dynamics GP and SharePoint in order to enhance the efficiency of business processes, increase the value of your information network, and your business to make more informed decisions. Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft SharePoint enable simple-to-implement workflows, powerful search, and collective business intelligence for maximum productivity. Learn more about Progent's SharePoint consulting services.

Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP Consultants Can Deliver Business Solutions
Progent can help you maintain and customize your Dynamics GP 10.0, Dynamics 2010, or Dynamics 2013 solution, and can also help you design and execute an efficient Dynamics GP 2015 R2 migration. If you are looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP consulting specialist, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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