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New Features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 Part 5

New Features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 Part 5

What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics GP? Over the past few weeks, we have discussed some of the various features and functionality added in the R2 2018 update, discussing the following in the first four articles in our series:

  • 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.
  • Part 4 discussed important payroll improvements and checkbook maintenance improvements.

Today, we would like to close out the series with six new features that have been added to the product released on October 1, 2018. From SmartList accessibility to Web Client Improvements, these six features will make life easier for GP users and administrators.

SmartList Designer Favorites in Navigation Lists

SmartLists offer a great way to autogenerate something like a price list or keep tabs on item quantities. Now, SmartList Designer Favorites will now display in the navigation lists. So now any SmartList that was created using SmartList Designer will now appear in the SmartList navigation Lists.

GP 2018 R2 SmartList Favorites

Letter Writing Assistant Added to the Web Client

Dynamics has continued to improve the web client since its introduction, and now the functionality has leveraged SmartLists. Now, when in the SmartList window and you click on the Word option, the templates are available as they are in the Windows client.

Web Client GP 2018 R2 Letter Writer

Inactivate, Reactivate, and Update Temporary Status from Navigation Lists

In the navigation list you can inactivate and reactive multiple records at the same time for Accounts, Checkbooks, Customers, Vendors, Items, and Employees. Additionally, a visual indicator has been added to display these statuses.

Bulk Edit in Navigation List GP 2018 R2

Allow a Partial Purchase on a Purchase Order

When creating a purchase order from a purchase requisition you now have the option to change the quantity on the PO. For instance, if a requisition is for 100, you can change the quantity to a lower number if needed, cancelling the remaining quantity.

Partial Purchase GP 2018 R2

Additional Formats for Emailing Purchase Orders

In the Purchase Order Entry window the Email button now has both the Blank Paper and Other Form so you have options when sending the purchase order to the vendor.

Additional Formats for Purchase Orders GP 2018 R2

Default Checkbook ID in Payables Management Now Defaults in Payables Batch Entry

When creating a computer check batch the Default Checkbook ID from Payables Management Setup will now default in the Payables Batch Entry window for Computer Checks. The Checkbook ID also defaults in the Select Payments and Edit Payment Batch window.

Checkbook Defaults in GP 2018 R2

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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 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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