With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2, you can now default the next Asset ID based on Class when a new asset is created!!!

The Default Asset ID from Class feature provides you with an additional option for assigning a default Asset ID value when a new asset is created in the Asset General Information window. One of the new features added with the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 was the ability to define a default Next Asset ID that is automatically incremented for all assets. This was added in the Fixed Assets Company Setup window.

This feature takes that functionality a step further, allowing you to default asset IDs by Class, making them more easily identifiable. For example, users may want all assets in the AUTO class to have a prefix of AUTO. Users can now define the Next Asset ID for each Class in the Class Setup window.

To open the Class Setup window, on the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, point to Tools, highlight Setup, point to Fixed Assets, and then click Class:


 
With this added functionality, the system will first look to the Class Setup window to get the next asset ID value, if the ‘Default Asset ID from Class’ option is marked. If the option is not marked, then the system will look for the default value from the Fixed Assets Company Setup window. If the option is not marked to use default asset IDs at the company level, then the asset ID defaults as blank in the Asset General Information window.
 
In the Asset General Information window, the Class ID field has been moved above the Asset ID field, and the Master Asset ID field has been moved to the right side of the window under the Status field to allow for the new functionality. To open the Asset General Information window, on the Cards menu, point to Fixed Assets, and then click General:


Please click on the following link for detailed documentation on what’s new in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Financials:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Financials New Features and VIDEO!!


Enjoy!

Andrea