This was the last post in the series named Microsoft Dynamics GP On Demand Learning Series.
Sincere thanks to GP Support Team, for posting these articles. Highly informative.
Over at Dynamics GP Support & Services blog, couple of posts discussing about following are available:
Both posts discuss in detail about how to upgrade modified dictionary and how to troubleshoot upgrade issues. In particular, the upgrade troubleshooting post is crucial for obvious reasons.
Just about 10 days to get my hands on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016. It’s gonna be fun.
Next couple of features posted on Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog have excited me for obvious reasons.
Aleksandar Totovic has got an excellent post on the Microsoft’s upcoming first ever EaaS (ERP as a Service), named “Project Madeira”.
Today, Microsoft has published the first public preview of “Project Madeira”. I’ve just installed and opened this version. This will be the first Microsoft ERP as SaaS. Microsoft continues with their vision “cloud-first-mobile-first”. We can use this software as App on WP, iOS and Android phones and tablets and as web application. When you look this on the first sight you can see, it look like as Microsoft Dynamics NAV and this is basically NAV, but only in the root.
You will see, this system has only the basic features, something similar as Small Business Role Center in older NAV versions, but this is not the same. There are a lot very interesting things and this is only first impression about it, but it look awesome.
For example, you can see your items on three different ways as you can see on this picture:
This is only one nice features and…
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Most important information among all that’s been posted, is the fact that we cannot perform a direct upgrade to GP 2016 from any version that’s lower than 12.00.1826. Not even those who are currently on GP 2013 R2 (12.00.1745). It has to be a two-step upgrade for all of them.
I was busy with various activities that I missed some interesting/exciting FsOTD on Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog.
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.
Analytical Accounting User Access Settings – Steve Endow perfectly expressed his (and mine as well) thoughts on this tweet. Can’t agree more.
I have had an interesting experience with one upgrade recently. While upgrading this customer’s GP to GP2015 R2, version check failed for one particular product. After going through the tables and SET file, I learned that the product in question was not part of DYNAMICS.SET and was not physically present in GP application folder. However, the SQL objects were very much present and DU tables had records for this product with quite an old version.
Customer informed that the previous implementer had installed this product, however in due course they realised that it was not required at all. Product was removed from the application environment, so there won’t be any necessary interference, however SQL objects and records remained.
It was a pain to clean up the records and continue with the upgrade process.
Beware of all possible scenarios and plan the upgrades well.
Some interesting ones, in my opinion, are:
One thing that I noticed (and got happy about) is that there’s no known issue mentioned about GP Web Client. I don’t know if we would have a separate post discussing the known issues. So far, I haven’t seen one, so I am happy that things would go well with HTML5 web client.
Let’s plan the upgrades well, people.
This one won’t seem a big deal, however those who use Smartlist and Excel day-in day-out would agree with me that it’s a pain to see numbers getting exported as string from Smartlist to the Excel.
We had to then format the column as either number/currency and then continue with our analysis.
With this FOTD, we are gonna save time. No frustrations either. With GP2016, we can export amounts from Smartlist as numbers to Excel.
In my opinion, this is not a new feature. This should be categorised as an improvement. I am glad that all these small nitty-gritty details are coming through well with each release.