Hi GP users!

It's time to start thinking about Year-End again!  The Microsoft Dynamics GP Support Team will be publishing blog articles again 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 2015.  It is recommended to install the 2015 Year-End Update.  Below is the schedule of upcoming blog posts that I hope will be useful to you:

October 27, 2015 - Lifecycle and Upgrade Services

October 29, 2015 - Install and Upgrade

November 03, 2015 - Forms and Reports Upgrade

November 06, 2015 - Table and Column Changes in Year-End

November 10, 2015 - General Ledger

November 12, 2015 - Analytical Accounting

November 17, 2015 - Fixed Assets

November 19, 2015 - Payables Management

November 24, 2015 - U.S. Payroll

November 25, 2015 - Affordable Care Act (ACA)

December 01, 2015 - Receivables Management

December 03, 2015 - Inventory

December 08, 2015 - W-2 Employee Self Service (in GP 2015 R2)

December 15, 2015 - Canadian Payroll (ROE changes)

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

How can I be notified when the above blog posts are published?

Click HERE to get your CONNECT on!  You can utilize the CONNECT section on the Home Page in Microsoft Dynamics GP to get all the latest feeds and information as it is published.

When is the 2015 Year-End update expected to release?

The 2015 U.S. Payroll Year-End Update is currently targeted to release in mid/late November 2015.  (UPDATE:  The 2015 Year-End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP released on 11/20/2015, and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 released on 11/24/2015, so they are now both available to download, and can be downloaded at any time.)  

The 2015 Canadian Payroll Year-End Update is targeted to release in mid/late December 2015. (UPDATE: The target date is the week of Dec 21.)

Where can I download the 2015 Year-End Update from?

You can bookmark and watch the pages below for the 2015 Year End Update to be released: 

U.S. Payroll:

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 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.

Note:  There will not be a 2015 Year-End Update available for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010.  Visit the Microsoft Support LifeCycle page for more information.

Where can I get a PowerPoint deck for the year-end information?

What are some of the cool new features that I should be aware of for Year-End this year?

  • In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 (14.00.0725), the Self-Service user can now view and print their own W2.  Click HERE to read more about this new feature in US Payroll.
  • Click HERE to find out how to create a SmartList Designer report of your ACA information. 

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

• Have you heard about the NEW 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.

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

Thank you!

Cheryl Waswick | Sr. Technical Support Engineer | Microsoft Dynamics GP Applications Support