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  • Need to upgrade your Excel skills? Not sure where to start?

    How about starting with a free seminar co-hosted by Mark Polino, and Belinda Allen, GP MVPs and Jared Hall of Microsoft? Click on the image above to register for the event.
  • Cal-Tex Goes Live on GP 2013

    Not to toot my own horn - well, maybe a little - but guess who the lead consultant was on this project. Couldn't have done it though, without my extremely knowledgeable and trusty colleague, Kalyn Kelly. ** Click on the image to read the article ...
  • Document Access in User Security

    It's been a long stretch of time since my last post but I tend to only post those things that I think are truly useful to users. Here's one that heretofore, I never knew existed. I'm implementing the Inventory (IV) and Purchase Order Processing...
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Reporting - Second Edition

    I had the pleasure of reviewing David & Chris's first edition of this book a couple years ago and now the even greater pleasure of reviewing the second edition. I have to say that the knowledge David and Chris possess, not just about GP Reporting...
  • Review of Victoria Yudin's 'Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Implementation'

    Having just reviewed Victoria Yudin's new book this week I can say 'wow - what a treasure trove of information'. You can tell from the very beginning that the book was written by someone who knows implementing GP cold. A person could literally...
  • Dynamics GP Tools that you may not know about . . .

    Here's a list of tools available from your Microsoft Partner that are not a standard part of the Professional Services Tools Library toolset, along with the GP versions that they apply to. Most, if not all, of these are installed by dropping a file...
  • Inventory Receiving Transactions - Why is my Receipt Split?

    In some instances, GP will split a receipt of inventory into 2 receipt lines. Why does this happen? There is a great explanation of this in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2741489 .
  • Book Review - Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Financial Management

    I recently read Ian Grieve's book - Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Financial Management. This was an interesting read in that it covers GP functionality that is rarely covered in any materials that I've seen previously. When was the last time you...
  • New Article up at MSDynamicsWorld

    Check this link out for my latest article (yes, it's been awhile) over at MSDynamicsWorld . It covers my 13 Favorite New Features in GP 2013 . It's scary how long it took to get these features into GP.
  • Extended Pricing - which Price Sheet Rules?

    Client with multiple price sheets per customer, each with different End Dates in the Price Sheet Date Range, was at a loss as to why incorrect pricing was pulling into their sales orders. Turns out they had a later End Date on the Price Sheets they wanted...
  • Dynamics GP Single Sign-on (Almost)

    As we know, GP uses multiple levels of security to protect the privacy of your financial data. One of these levels is at the SQL database, which prevents a true single sign-on capability with Windows Active Directory. However, we can simulate a near-single...
  • Completed Sales Orders not Moving to History

    Just finished a little Sales Order cleanup for a customer who had 2 sales orders in the system that were fully invoiced, yet the SO's didn't automatically move to History. Turns out that if a quantity on a Sales Order is reduced to zero, or cancelled...
  • Dynamics GP Reports Pack

    As a veteran GP consultant and an even longer-time GP user, I've always been disappointed in the standard reports that come out of the box with GP. Although the packaged SSRS reports have helped somewhat, even those reports require some tweaking and...
  • Shout Out for Rockton Software

    I continue to be impressed with Rockton Software - both their products and their people. A project I'm currently working on needed the SmartFill product to search and filter on Customer Items in Sales Transaction Entry, based on the Customer ID in...
  • Originating Invoice Cost not Populating on PO

    Standard GP functionality calls for the Originating Invoice Cost from the Item Vendor window to automatically populate on a new PO. *click image to enlarge In a GP 2013 implementation, I was unable to get the cost to default on the PO. After checking...
  • GP 2013 Cookbook

    Just finished my first read of the GP 2013 Cookbook and have to say - well done Ian and Mark! As usual, the content and quality of the material presented is just outstanding. The writers have taken the original GP 2010 Cookbook, which is excellent in...
  • An error occurred while initializing or loading an AddIn . . .

    I received this error after a new install of GP2013 on my laptop. Not having yet installed any of the AddIns, it was a bit confusing. I reviewed the Windows log and it referred to a Communicator conflict. Jonathan Fear of Microsoft helped me with the...
  • Book Review - Building Dashboards with GP 2013 and Excel 2013

    Well, our friend Mark Polino has hit another one out of the ball park with his latest release - Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013 , affectionately known as BDaMDGP13aE13 :) Yes the book's title is a mouthful but my...
  • How to add those pesky images to Report Writer

    I was struggling getting an image to paste into Report Writer recently. My good friend and colleague David Duncan offered this advice, which works like a charm. 1. Open Picture Definition window in Report Writer and type in new name of image 2. Open image...
  • Convergence 2013 is here

    With the sun setting over the city of New Orleans last night, we wrapped up our first day here, which was filled with getting out and about, seeing the sights on a perfect, sun-filled, 80 degree day. The real fun starts tomorrow with the kickoff of the...
  • Convergence 2013 Just One Week Away!!

    I sure am hoping I'll see all my friends and colleagues in The Big Easy this year. It promises to be a fun and fabulous time for anyone with a desire to learn, network and partay ! This year, in addition to a number of sessions that I'll be...
  • Learned along the way . . . Component Fixed Quantity and Standard Cost Changes

    A client was experiencing an issue recently with how their Standard Cost was rolling up when they specified a 'Component Fixed Quantity' in a Manufacturing Bill of Material. The Component Fixed Quantity is used to specify a quantity of component...
  • Convergence Sessions

    Convergence 2013 in 'Nawlins is fast approaching. Here's a preview of the sessions I'll be involved in or presenting . . . This session will repeat at 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 21st. This session will repeat at 5:30 PM on Thursday, March...
  • Prevent Users from changing User Date

    Some companies have a need to disable the ability to change the User Date in GP. Out of the box, there isn't a great way to handle this requirement but Ian Grieve, over at Azurecurve in the UK, has a simple, yet elegant solution for this. Check out...
  • Upgrading to GP 2013 in the near future? Read this first . . .

    If you're planning a GP 2013 upgrade anytime soon, take a look at this excellent article at MSDynamicsWorld for some upgrade Tips n Tricks - GP 2013 Upgrade .