GP 2016 – Upgrading Web Client

Dynamics GP Support & Services team has posted a detailed article on GP 2016 Web Client Upgrade.

One of the important things that I noticed on this post is the instruction on Service Based Architecture (SBA) inclusion/exclusion. Though it’s not covered separately on this post, we are however cautioned on how to handle the options with regards to SBA.

Happy upgrading…


Time to say Good Bye to OLE Notes

With Dynamics GP 2016, some of the conventional features are going away. One such major feature is OLE Notes. From Dynamics GP 2013 R2, Microsoft made it clear that they wanted to do away with OLE Notes. We got Document Attachment feature.

With GP2015 R2, Documents Attachment cemented its position firmly. We also got a utility namely “OLE Note Migration Utility” that would help us migrate OLE Notes to Document Attachment.

We now have the official word that OLE Note Migration Utility would no longer be provided with Dynamics GP 2016.

Anybody who is using OLE Notes must first migrate to Document Attachment while they are still on current version and then upgrade to Dynamics GP 2016.

More details are posted on the link above.

Good bye, OLE Notes!


Tips on FRx to Management Reporter Migration

Dynamics GP Support & Services blog has posted some tips on migrating from FRx to Management Reporter.

The steps given are simple, easy and highly important. I strongly recommend this post to all those who plan to migrate from FRx to Management Reporter for a hassle-free migration.


GP2016 – Feature of the Day – Power BI Integration & Budget Import Enhancement

Another set of feature of the day posts reveal that Power BI is coming to GP.  Also we have got Budget Import enhancement. Links to the posts are below:

  • Duplicate Accounts Import Exception Report
  • 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.


Management Reporter CU15 Available Now

We have got another cumulative update (CU), CU15, available for Management Reporter (MR). Dynamics CPM Team has posted the link to download CU15 with the list of new features.

Web Viewer Responsiveness and Data Mart Reset Through PowerShell are my favs.

Most important points to be note:

  • SQL Server 2012 or higher is mandatory now. Anyone who’s using a lesser version won’t be able to update MR anymore.
  • Installing .NET Framework 4.6.1 is mandatory and would require a reboot. We must make sure that proper downtime is added to the update schedule.

Direct Download Link (CustomerSource Access Required): Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics ERP Installs and Service Packs Overview


Time to say Good Bye to FRx…

If anyone out there still using FRx as their financial reporting tool, it’s time to migrate to Management Reporter.

Dynamics GP Support team has posted an article, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 is upgraded – What’s next?, on which they have announced that FRx is no longer supported with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016.

Time to say good bye to FRx…


GP2016 Upgrade – Missing Security Roles & Tasks

When upgrading to GP2016 RTM, it looks like upgrade process would skip creating new security roles and tasks, to ensure that the old ones are not messed up.

According to Dynamics GP Support & Services blog, this is intentional and we have been provided with an INSERT script that would create the new GP2016 roles and tasks. It’s more like on-demand insert.

A fresh GP2016 installation would hence be different from an upgrade.