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New Features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 Part 4

New Features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 Part 4

On October 1, 2018 Microsoft released its R2 edition of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018. Always a highly anticipated release, GP 2018 R2 does not disappoint, as we have demonstrated throughout this series. As we continue to highlight the new features in Dynamics GP 2018 R2, we would today like to take a look at five more new features and improvements set to grace the platform, making life easier for end users, administrators, and more. Before we dig into the following new features from the October 1 release, we would like to take a second to look back on our earlier posts.

  • Part 1 looked at important additions such as monthly recurring batches, the addition of a sales transaction workflow, a new warning if a vendor is on hold, and more.
  • Part 2 explored improvements to sales order processing, the ability to post through GL on a variety of transactions, easier search and sort for the Purchasing All-in-One View, and SmartLists on Deposits
  • Part 3 discussed security enhancements, customer statement improvements, additional sorting options, more sales improvements, and more.

Today, we will discuss some of the improvements made to the payroll modules, as well as the ability to allow/disallow duplicate check numbers and hide inactive checkbooks.

Start Date and End Date for Each Pay Code

Different employees have different pay schedules, and now Dynamics GP 2018 R2 allows users to include and exclude employees during a check run based on specific dates in the Employee Pay Code Maintenance window. Therefore, if the check run is before the start date or after the end date, that pay code will not be included.

Dynamics GP R2 2018 Start and End Date Pay Code

Shared Maximum Benefit and Deduction Code

A new window, Ded/Ben Shared Limit Setup, allows you to setup a calendar year maximum for multiple benefit and deduction codes. When the check run is processed, it will look at the year-to-date amount and compare it to the calendar year max in this new window.

Shared Maximum Benefit and Deduction Code

FICA Totals Added

The third feature is new totals print on the Payroll Check Register report for FICA. A new Total FICA Owed, Total Employee FICA owed, and totals for both FICA Medicare and FICA Social Security all print on the payroll check register report.

GP R2 2018 FICA Totals Added

Hide Inactive Checkbooks

Additionally, users may hide inactive checkbooks in the lookup. You can use the new option Exclude Inactive Checkbooks in the checkbook lookup and set it as your default lookup.

GP R2 2018 Hide Inactive Checkbooks

Allow/Disallow Duplicate Check Numbers Added to Three Functions

In Checkbook Maintenance the option to allow or not allow Duplicate Check Numbers has been extended to Bank Transaction Entry, Payroll Manual Checks and Miscellaneous Checks. This means that if this option is not checked duplicate checks are not allowed in these three windows.

GP 2018 R2 Allow and Disallow Duplicate Check Numbers

Learn More: Microsoft Dynamics GP for Your Business

Dynamics GP has been around for decades and continues to make improvements based on customer requests and market trends. We invite you to learn more about our work with the product, the new features in GP 2018, and our proprietary integrations for SAP Concur and Dynamics GP. Ready to learn more? Contact us using this form or by dropping us a line at sales@brittenford.com.


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