Are you ready for year end?  Well we sure are and what a year it will be!!

It's time to start thinking about Year-End again!  The Microsoft Dynamics GP Support Team will be publishing blog articles with year-end closing information to assist you with planning for a smooth year-end close.  These articles include general questions about year-end processes for that module, and any changes that may affect your Year-End processes for the 2017 year.  
Below is the schedule of upcoming blog posts that I know will be useful to you:

October 24 - General Ledger
October 25 - Inventory
October 26 - Fixed Assets
October 31 - Payables Management
November 1 - U.S. Payroll
November 2 - W-2 Tips and Tricks
November 7 - Electronic W-2 (EFW2) for a successful filing
November 8 - Analytical Accounting
November 9 - Receivables Management
November 14 - Affordable Care Act (ACA)
November 17Canadian Payroll

Note:  The blog article will be directly linked to the above schedule as the articles are published. Dates may be subject to change.

2017 Standard Year-End Close Slides

U.S. Payroll Specific Year End Information & Install steps: US17YE.pdf                                
W-2StatementDataSource.pdf


When is the 2017 Year-End update expected to release?

The 2017 U.S. Payroll Year-End Update is currently targeted to release in mid/late November 2017.  
The 2017 Canadian Payroll Year-End Update is targeted to release in mid/late December 2017.

Where can I download the 2017 Year-End Update from?

You can bookmark and watch the pages below for the 2017 Year End Update to be released: 

U.S. Payroll:
Click HERE for U.S. Payroll Year End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 (Includes GP 2016 R2!!)
Click HERE for U.S. Payroll Year End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015
Click HERE for U.S. Payroll Year End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Canadian Payroll:

Click HERE for the Canadian Payroll Year End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016
Click HERE for the Canadian Payroll Year End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015
Click HERE for the Canadian Payroll Year End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Note:  The Year-End Update will be an all-inclusive update and includes all prior service packs, hot fixes, etc.
For Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 the U.S. Year end update will be included at time of release.

Where can I find documentation and other resources for Microsoft Dynamics GP in general?

• Have you heard about Microsoft Dynamics GP Directory?  The Microsoft Dynamics GP Directory is a one-stop shop for what you are looking for around Microsoft Dynamics GP.  It provides a consolidated view of relevant documentation, videos, solutions to known issues, new features, blog links, installation guides, Hot Topics, community sites, and much, much more....  Be sure to check it out!

• For any general questions, you can also utilize the Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner Community Forum to ask your peers for tips.

**NOTE - if you do not have Human Resource installed**

If you installed the 2017 year-end update and create the year end wage file without having Human Resource installed, you will receive the following error messages for each employee during creation of the payroll year-end file:

An error occurred executing the SQL Statements
GPS Error: 56
SQL Error 208 Invalid object name 'BE020230'

This is due to your environment not having Human Resource installed. 
To quickly get around this issue, run the following script (CreateBE020230.sql) to create the table that is missing (this script works for all versions)
You could also install Human Resources if the customer may want to use this in the future.
This is corrected in the January Hotfix.

I hope the information above will help you to have a smooth and successful year end!

Terry Heley

Year-end Enthusiast

Microsoft