Power BI Reports on Home Page – I would rather like to see Dynamics GP being added to the Power BI Connector Services. Don’t get me wrong. I love this feature, it’s great to have Power BI report widgets on GP home page. However, the ideal integration would be to see Dynamics GP Connector Service. I think that would possibly happen soon, considering the next feature.
Dynamics GP OData Service – This is going to be another important feature (HTML5 Web Client being the first one) that I have been waiting for. This will enable us to have an excellent Power BI integration. I am happy to see Power BI reports on GP Home Page, no doubt, but I am super excited about OData Service.
Named Self Serve User: With GP2015 R2, we got a new user license namely “Self Service User”. With GP2016, named self service user license is introduced. In all honesty, I have to wait and see how this differentiate itself from the previous license model.
Automatically Batch Deposit Cash Receipts: This feature reduces one step and saves lot of time. Posting a cash receipt batch would automatically create a cash deposit (either by batch or by transaction, depending on the setup). Awesome.
Manage/Edit Attachment Flows: Allows us to edit the information that flows from master to transaction and more. Enhancements are always great.
Smartlist from Favourites: Users can now create a Smartlist from a favourite, retaining the search conditions and columns list. Great time saver.
Word Templates for Batch Approval Workflow: How about the ability to view the entire batch content before approving? That’s exactly what this feature is about. Excellent feature. This would further eliminate GP application dependency for trivial tasks.
I am particularly excited about the last two in the above list; AA Access and Smartlist Designer Export/Import.
The gap between Smartlist Designer and Smartlist Builder is slowly (yet steadily) getting filled. While Smartlist Builder is one of its kind, Smartlist Designer now gives customers a lean version of Smartlist Builder that would satisfy most of the requirements. I am happy as a consultant that I now have an improved Smartlist Designer to talk about with customers/prospects.
Excited to see the “All-In-One Viewer” being extended for all modules. After sales, inventory has got its own AIO viewer.
Perhaps the most important feature that I am excited about, in addition to HTML5 Web Client, is the ability to add a Project to Purchase Requisition Entry. This was sorely missed by many of the customers. I am glad this feature made it to GP2016.