Back by popular demand we have the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2021 Year-End Blog series and what a year this will be!

We have a lot of changes to talk about this year, especially around Payables and form changes it is never easy is it?? But we will make it easier for you with a wealth of information in the year-end blogs to prepare you for a successful year end processing.

The 2021 Year-End Update has RELEASED!!

We release this update in November to ensure you have plenty of time to install prior to year-end. In Support, we are often asked if it is OK to install the Year-End Update even though 2021 payrolls are not completely processed. The answer to that is YES YOU CAN! We release the update early so you have plenty of time to install it!

This update is all inclusive of prior updates for Microsoft Dynamics GP. This means it will include 18.2, 18.3, and yep you guessed it, 18.4.

As always, we want to make it as easy as possible for you! 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 2021 year.

***There is no 2021 year-end update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016***

Below is the schedule of upcoming blog posts that I know will be useful to you:

November 16- General Ledger
November 17- U.S. Payroll
November 18- W-2 Tips and Tricks
November 23- Electronic W-2 (EFW2) for a successful filing
November 24- Fixed Assets
November 30 - Payables Management
December 1 -  Payables Management FORM changes 
December 2 - Inventory
December 7 - Analytical Accounting
December 8 - Receivables Management
December 9 - Affordable Care Act (ACA)
December 14 - Canadian Payroll

As each blog releases, we’ll add the link to this page, so stay tuned to this schedule page for each blog as it releases, so you will have all the information needed for a successful 2021 year-end in Microsoft Dynamics GP.  

When is the 2021 Year-End update expected to release?

The 2021 Year-End Update has RELEASED!!
---Check below for a list of changes:

U.S. Year-End Update for Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Docs

The 2021 Canadian Payroll Year-End Update is targeted to release in mid/late December 2021. 

Where can I download the 2021 Year-End Update from?

Download links:
Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Packs

Note: The Year-End Update will be an all-inclusive update and includes all prior service packs, hot fixes, etc.
For Microsoft Dynamics GP customers if you install the 2021 year-end update, you will have all the features noted in the October 2021 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!

Dynamics GP DOCS is the headquarters for all your Dynamics GP Documentation needs. We continually add new information on the DOCS site. This is your go to source to learn about new features or maybe you have a new user in your company that needs to learn the product. Microsoft is gradually working our way through converting the legacy manuals. We believe in the strength of the Dynamics GP community, and we welcome additional contributions. The future is online for the Dynamics GP content because it's easier to maintain.

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


Terry Heley