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Ten New Features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016

Ten New Features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016
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Last month, Microsoft announced its newest Microsoft Dynamics release, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016. Expected to be generally available starting May 1, 2016, Microsoft product leader Pam Misialek began to introduce readers to the new platform on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog, in a pre-release series to highlight new functionality—Feature of the Day.

Following our introductory blog on the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016, we promised to highlight the new features announced in the Feature of the Day series.

1. Budget Import Exception Report

Announced April 7, 2016: Budget Import Exception Report

Budget Import Exception Tool Dynamics GP 2016

When importing a budget from Excel, an exception report will print displaying accounts that aren’t setup in Dynamics GP.

2. Ease of use Payroll Posting Accounts Setup

Payroll Posting Accounts Setup GP 2016

To help making organization, import, and export of payroll information easier, one of the new features in Dynamics GP 2016 is the Ease of use Payroll Posting Accounts Setup. This feature allows you to:

  • See all posting accounts in a navigation list
  • Easily filter and sort accounts with navigation list functionality
  • Export and Import payroll posting accounts using Microsoft Excel

See more on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, Ease of use Payroll Posting Accounts Setup.

3. Dynamics GP HTML Web Client

Announced March 23, 2016: Dynamics GP HTML Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Web Client

Enjoy support for Microsoft Dynamics GP via your favorite browser using whichever device you choose. Available for IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge on Windows, iPad, Android devices, the Web Client is designed to provide access on the road, on vacation, or wherever you need to be.

  • New controls created for HTML client
  • UI changes
  • Window/Report Search (more below)
  • Office “banner”
  • Navigation, color, etc.

4. Web Client Search

Announced March 25, 2016: Web Client Search in GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Web Client Search

Working in the GP web client is meant to make your time using the software easier. To help you stay organized, one of the important features in the web client is a search function to view reports or windows in said web client:

  • Shows a list of all open windows and reports based on search criteria
  • Shows a list of all windows and reports and the navigation based on search criteria
  • Ability to close all open windows at once.

5. Sales All in One Document Viewer

Announced March 25, 2016: Sales All in One Document Viewer

Dynamics GP 2016 Sales All in One Document Viewer

Bringing all of the sales documents together in one place, the Sales AIO Document view does exactly that—provides an all-in-one document view:

  • View all related sales documents for a single transaction in one window
  • Accessible from Customer Maintenance, many sales inquiry windows, navigation lists and the home page

6. Inventory All in One Document View

Announced March 29, 2016: All in One Document Viewer Inventory

Dynamics GP 2016 Inventory All in One Document View

Doing what the Sales AIO Document viewer does for sales documents, Inventory AIO Document View allows you to:

  • View quantity in and quantity out transactions for one item in one window
  • Accessible from Item Maintenance, many item inquiry windows, navigation lists and the home page

7. Excel Export as Numbers

Announced April 4, 2016: Excel Export as Numbers

Dynamics GP 2016 Excel Export as Numbers

Some Dynamics GP users may be surprised to learn that exporting numbers to Excel as numbers (as opposed to text) wasn’t possible in older Dynamics GP releases and a few users will be glad to see this feature introduced. It’s another way Microsoft is working to make Dynamics GP more flexible and easy to use. Numbers exported from Excel will be formatted as a number, not text.

8. Inactive Pay Codes Lookup

Announced April 5, 2016: Inactive Pay Codes Lookup Option

Dynamics GP 2016 Inactive Pay Codes Lookup

You will now be able to look up inactive pay codes:

  • Option to exclude inactive pay codes from the pay codes lookup
  • Works for Employee Pay Codes Lookup and the Pay Codes lookup window

9. Project Accounting Document Attach

Announced March 30, 2016: Project Accounting Document Attach

Dynamics GP 2016 Project Accounting Document Attach

Allowing you the ability to attach receipts to PTE Employee Expense and Employee Expense Entry, this will make attachment, approval, and payment easier for employee expenses.

  • Use the Document Attachment feature in PTE Employee Expenses and Employee Expense Entry
  • Header and line attachments such as receipts can now be added to an employee expense
  • Attachments will flow from PTE to Project Accounting to Payables

10. Project Accounting on Requisitions

Announced March 29, 2016: Project Accounting on Requisitions

Dynamics GP 2016 Project Accounting on Requisitions

Simplifying the project accounting workflow, the ability to add project accounting expense fields in the requisition entry will result in more accurately tracked costs:

  • Project Number and Cost Category ID fields available in Purchase Requisition Entry window
  • Requisitions with project and cost category can still go through workflow process
  • Project and cost category will flow to Purchase Order

Prepare Yourself for Dynamics GP 2016

With over 35 new features, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 is tailored to the needs of end users and managers. With many of the features recommended by users, this update will hopefully provide you an easier experience. Learn more about GP 2016, pay attention to the Feature of the Day announcements on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, and stay tuned for more blogs highlighting the new features in Dynamics GP 2016.

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