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.
I am quite interested in the second one; Sales AIO Document Viewer. This would be more helpful, in the lines of already available Purchasing AIO Document Viewer.
Web client search is another great feature that would help us a lot. It may not sound a great functionality, but how many times have you tried to find out where a window/report is? How many windows/reports that you know by heart, that you would not require a help to find one?
However, I am interested more to see if this would work for ALL windows/reports. Theoretically, it does sound like it would. I would love to see if that works for all resources; standard/ISV/customisation windows/reports.
I am a bit late on this topic. We already have many posts (including Feature of the Day – Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP) on this written by several community members. So instead of repeating it again, I am just adding pointers here to those posts.
To just brief what it is: Document Attachment is a new feature in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, which would enhance the way we currently deal with document attachments on a record. If you had sensed it right, yes it’s almost like OLE Notes, but much more than that.
This scores above OLE Notes, purely on grounds of three main factors:
It doesn’t restrict itself to 32 bit architecture, like OLE notes container does.
It is compatible with Web Client, but OLE notes is not.
It stores the attachments on company specific SQL tables. You heard it right. It stores on database by harnessing SQL Server’s file stream, if I am not wrong.
More information about this (and how to use) could be read on below posts: