GP2013 Perpetual Licensing

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is scheduled to be released at the end of 2012. The new release includes a new pricing model called Perpetual Licensing. Clients will be offered a Starter Pack and an Extended Pack - no more BRL Advanced Mgmt or BRL Business Essentials.

New feature in GP2013: Mass Depreciation Removal

This feature provides users with the ability to back out depreciation for all, or a group, of assets. The system currently has the functionality to reverse depreciation one asset at a time, which can be time consuming when the need arises to back out depreciation for a large number of assets.

Increase the number of password tries

By default in Dynamics GP, if you type your password wrong 3 times GP closes. This setting can be controlled in the Dex.ini file.

The setting is:
SQLNumLoginTries = number

The default is 3, setting this to -1 allows an unlimited number of tries. This doesn't change any SQL based lockout parameters, it simply keeps GP from closing after 3 tries.

Receivables Document Write-Off

Ever wonder why no matter what parameters are used, no documents are presented for write off in Write Off Documents (Sales>>Routines>>Write Off Documents). On the Customer Card, under the Options button, if Maximum Writeoff is set to zero, you won't be able to write off documents for this customer.

Buyer ID’s in GP2010

If you've entered a PO in GP, you've probably noticed the Buyer ID field. In most cases, companies use this field to identify the GP user who is responsible for the PO. Did you know however that the buyer does not have to be a GP user? It's true! Buyer ID's can be set up to represent any logical grouping attribute.

Weekly Dynamic: Professional Service Tools 1099 Modifer

One of the cooler tools in the now free Professional Services Tools Library is the 1099 Modifier. The common scenario is that a vendor was not properly setup as a 1099 vendor and now there are transactions no marked as 1099 transactions.

The 1099 Modifier tool allows you to fix this by updating vendor 1099 amounts after setting the vendor 1099 flag.

Don’t Train For a Sprint If You Want To Go the Long Haul

By Robert Smith of eIS Business Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM Partner out of California

Success just doesn't happen overnight. It takes planning and determination to make it to the finish line. Short and long term goals are important to define for your business, but they don't do any good if you aren't monitoring your progress.