Saturday, July 28, 2012

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 2 Digest


What a second week it's been! Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP has been releasing some really cool Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 features, which promise to be all the good for customers looking to increase their system utilization.

If you haven't gotten through Week 1's features, I have them all compiled for you in the following article:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 1 Digest

Now here are this week's 5 features:

Feature of the Day: User Defined Fields on Customer Address


New configuration options in RM to add user-def fields to Customer Address Maintenance window


Original article: Feature of the Day: User Defined Fields on Customer Address
Link to Presentation: GP2013 FOD Rename User Defined Fields on Customer Address.ppsx
Learning Script: N/A

Feature of the Day: Tolerance Handling

New configuration options in Purchase Order Processing Setup and Item Purchasing Options Maintenance window

Original article: Feature of the Day: Tolerance Handling
Link to Presentation: GP2013-FOD-Tolerance-Handling.ppsx
Learning script: GP2013 Tolerance Handling Learning Script.docx

Feature of the Day: 3 New Year End Close Features

New settings in Unit Account Maintenance and Year-End Closing windows

Original article: Feature of the Day: 3 New Year End Close Features
Link to presentation: GP2013-FOD-Year-End-Close-Options.ppsx
Learning script: N/A

Feature of the Day: Ship To Address Changes

Original article: Feature of the Day: Ship To Address Changes
Link to presentation: GP2013 FOD Ship To Address.ppsx (link not working)
Learning script: GP2013 Ship To Address Learning Script.docx

Feature of the Day: Inactive Items

New 'Inactive' setting on Item Maintenance window

Original article: Feature of the Day: Inactive Items
Link to presentation: GP2013-Inactive-Items.ppsx
Learning script: N/A

The combined total of features released so far? 9! Keep them coming guys.
I encourage you view the presentations and follow up with the scripts, as there's more than meets the eyes.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/

Friday, July 20, 2012

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 1 Digest

Over at the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management team has been blasting out daily entries with some very cool features coming in the next - very awaited - release, Dynamics GP 2013.

While the first article wasn't precisely a "Feature of the day", news first came of the new pricing model that will probably be in effect with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, labeled Napkin Pricing.


For more information about Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 pricing, please take a look at the following articles over at the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog:

Napkin Pricing
New Pricing for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Announced Today

The "Features" format attempt to explain, why is the feature cool, a picture of the main window containing the functionality, how you can view it, and more interesting, a link to go and learn it. The following graphic (taken from one of the presentations) illustrates the concept:


Finally, here are the 4 links compiled from each feature released. I also took some extra time to provide individual links to presentations and learning scripts.


Feature of the Day: Reason Codes

Original article: Feature of the Day: Reason Codes
Link to presentation: GP2013 Inventory Reason Codes.ppsx
Learning script: GP2013 Inventory Reason Code Learning Script.docx

Feature of the Day: EFT Format Enhancements

Original article: Feature of the Day: EFT Format Enhancements
Link to presentation: GP2013 FOD EFT Format Enhancements.ppsx
Learning script: N/A

Feature of the Day: Bin History

Original article: Feature of the Day: Bin History
Link to presentation: GP2013 FOD Bin Transfer History.ppsx
Learning script: N/A

Feature of the Day: Print on Picklist Shortage Inquiry

Original article: Feature of the Day: Print on Picklist Shortage Inquiry
Link to presentation: GP2013 FOD Print on Picklist Shortage Inquiry.ppsx
Learning script: GP2013 Print on Picklist Shortage Inquiry.docx

I hope you are excited about these features as I am. I know a few customers that will take quite some advantage of these. Have a great weekend learning!

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dynamic Business

The term "Dynamic Business" has been kicked around at numerous Convergence and Airlift events and has been quite a motto for the many Microsoft Dynamics business units for the past few years. Now, Fred Studer, General Manager Microsoft Dynamics wants you to understand it firsthand what it is.

Enjoy the video!



Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/

Monday, July 16, 2012

Installing 64-bit Microsoft Access on a 64-bit environment running 32-bit Microsoft Office

If you do much systems installation as I do, you may have become aware that the Microsoft Access Database Engine redistributable is required for Management Reporter process service to read report data from Excel workbooks. However, if Management Reporter is installed on a 64-bit environment, you must install the 64-bit version of Microsoft Access 2010 Database Engine redistributable.

See the Microsoft Access 2010 Database Engine redistributable page for more information and to download the component.

On the other hand, some specific (and widely used) features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 require 32-bit Microsoft Office - Email and Word Templates features.

See the Technology Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 Features page for more information.

To overcome the issue, this is, being able to install 64-bit Microsoft Access Database Engine redistributable, side by side with a 32-bit Microsoft Office installation, you must install the redistributable package in passive mode.

You will need to open the Command prompt (Start | Run | type CMD and press Enter) and change the path to the directory where the redistributable package was downloaded, then type the following:

64-bit Microsoft Access Database Engine redistributable installation 
This should allow you to proceed with your Management Reporter 2012 installation.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/