Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1 – Released


Over at Microsoft Dynamics GP Support & Services blog, announcement of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1 release has been posted.

The post also details everything about this SP and you would want to read it thoroughly to understand this release and its significance.

VAIDY

Refresh Application Navigation – Support Debugging Tool (SDT)


Are you serious about your Dynamics GP as ERP and are you serious about retaining it till GP becomes completely irrelevant to your business requirements? Contact your partner NOW and get Support Debugging Tool (SDT).

Let me come to the topic now. Earlier, before SDT happened to all of us, when I created a menu item using Extender, I had to restart GP to get this new menu item effected. What’s there in that? It’s something common in GP, isn’t it?

How about creating a menu item using Extender, but instead of restarting GP, just click on an option to get this new menu item immediately effected? Magic? Nope, it’s a reality now. With Support Debugging Tool (SDT), you can.

Open Security Profiler of SDT, and select the menu item Refresh Application Navigation, as shown in below screenshot:

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This does exactly what happens when you log on to a company. Cool, isn’t it?

Now, reach out to your partner (if you are a customer) OR download this gem from above SDT portal link (if you are a developer/consultant/partner) and install it on your customers’ GP environment.

This post is to show you a very simple yet tremendously useful feature of SDT. Trust me, there are hundreds of such terrific features available in SDT which will ease your life and earn you reputation as smart consultant.

Find time to appreciate the people who made this SDT possible (and made it a FREE tool for all); David Musgrave & Team. There is a voting going on DynamicsWorld to select Top 100 Influential Microsoft Dynamics People and David’s on page 4. Go ahead and vote for him. Without him and his team, Dynamics GP would be just a mere ERP product, like any other.

VAIDY

Possibility of Changing Account Format of COA


Over at Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog, Andrea Melroe describes on possibility of changing the account format of COA, rules involved, limitations and more important factors.

Excellent post and I am sure many GP customers and partners can learn a thing or two from this all important post.

VAIDY

Fixed Assets Depreciate Button Disabled For User – Solution


This issue was a bit tricky but not THAT tricky, though.

One of the users reported to me that he was not able to run depreciation because when he opened the Depreciation Process Information window (Microsoft Dynamics GP -> Tools -> Routines -> Fixed Assets -> Depreciate), the Depreciate button was disabled. Below was the screenshot that he sent to me (disabled button is highlighted in RED box):

Depreciate Window

 

Reason: After quite a bit of analysis (Dex Script Log & SQL Profiling using SDT), I found that there is a table where FA module temporarily records the depreciation activity initiated by any user and will retain that record the process is complete.

User confirmed to me that last time when he ran the depreciation process, it got stuck at the time of printing the results.

Solution:

The table which records the activity is FA40203 (display name: Book Setup for Depreciation). The table contains three fields: User ID, FA Book Index & FA Book ID.

I took a backup of this table (a simple T-SQL SELECT * INTO…) and removed that stranded activity record for that user.

User confirmed that he could then start depreciation process.

Its always good to start a day with some brainy troubleshooting. But not certainly good for users to start with an issue, though.

VAIDY

Upgrade Paths to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013


Microsoft Dynamics GP Support & Services blog has given the two direct upgrade paths, in case you are looking for: Upgrade Paths to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013!

Quite crucial information that we must remember.

VAIDY

Performance Issue with Received/Not Invoiced Report in POP


Angela Ebensteiner (Technical Lead, Microsoft Dynamics) share a fix on Microsoft Dynamics GP Support blog for the performance issue with Received Not Invoiced report in Purchase Order Processing (POP).

To brief you here on why this performance issue occur, it’s because of huge pile of PO records staying on POP open tables, even after they are closed. When you run the report, it goes through each and every record on POP open table, due to which you got to wait for some time till query processing finishes.

Fix is to remove completed POs from open tables to history, which we have a standard utility available in GP.

VAIDY

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Mainstream Support Ends on 9th October 2012


Those who are on Microsoft Dynamics GP 10, would want to seriously think about upgrading their product.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Support Blog has posted this morning that Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 Mainstream Support ends on October 9th, 2012.

So be aware of this fact and plan for your upgrade at the earliest.

VAIDY