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What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 (Part 2)

What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 (Part 2)

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 features a wide variety of new enhancements and improvements designed to make life easier for businesses who need effective enterprise resource planning software on premises or in the cloud. Building on decades of history and the feature-rich GP 2018, this is the most advanced GP solution on the market today.

In our first blog, we explored five features set to grace the October 1 release of Dynamics GP 2018 R2, looking at some enhancements including:

  • Changes to monthly recurring batch handling, allowing for automated ‘last day of month’ posting.
  • The new sales transaction workflow.
  • Addition of vendor hold status and warnings.
  • Ability to hide Business Analyzer in Home Page and Navigation List.
  • Print and Email Sales Order Processing at the same time.

Today, we would like to take a look at five more new features that will be added in GP 2018 R2, from functional currency printing to inventory tracking improvements and more.

Sales Order Processing: Print in Functional Currency

Microsoft Dynamics has allowed for the printing of sales invoices in the customer’s currency, but until the R2 update, the printing was done through the historical window, adding more navigation steps and taking more time. Now, In the Sales Order Processing Navigation List you can print documents using the option in the ribbon. In the Currency to Print field a new option for Functional lets you print the invoice in the customer’s currency.

For businesses with international customers, this will make life easier for salespeople to send invoices in the customer’s currency automatically. This saves time since you don’t have to navigate to the historical window to print the document. The default currency is still Originating but now you have the option to print in Functional currency from the navigation list.

New in Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Print in Functional Currency

Post through General Ledger Files

For those businesses looking to remove additional steps in verifying certain transactions, the “post through” option provides a way to automatically update both the appropriate accounts in general ledger and the modules in which the transaction occurred. This has existed for non-transactional functions, but GP 2018 R2 will add an additional option to Posting Setup to allow transactions to post through GL if this option is marked.

If this option is marked, transactions will now post all the way through GL. The following is a list of supported transactions for this feature.

  • Invoice Entry
  • Receivables Apply Doc.
  • Receivables Cash Receipts
  • Receivables Sales Entry
  • Sales Deposits
  • Sales Trx Entry
  • Voided Trx Maintenance (Sales)
  • Payables Trx Entry
  • Payment Entry
  • Purchasing Invoice Entry
  • Purchasing Prepayments
  • Receivings Trx Entry
  • Returns Trx Entry
  • Assembly Entry
  • Transaction Entry (Inventory)
  • Transfer Entry
  • Manual Checks (Payroll)
  • Project Accounting Transaction windows except Project Closing

Vendor Document Number in Purchasing All-in-One View

Added in GP 2015, the Purchasing All-in-One View created an easy-to-use view of the interactions between documents in one convenient window and offers an easy way to view related documents. While the tool has made it easier to view and drill down into documents and transactions, one common complaint that users had was that sorting and searching was based on GP document number.

This made things complicated, as most times the vendor document number is the one known, not the GP document number. To address this, GP 2018 R2 now has added the ability to use vendor document number in the payments and credit documents columns for easy reference.

New in GP 2018 R2: Vendor Document Number in Purchasing All-in-One View

SmartList: Deposits on Unpaid Sales Transactions

SmartList functionality has continued to improve over time, and has made it easier to track transactions, documents, and progress. Prior to GP 2018 R2, users would have to dig through sales records to track deposits on unposted transactions, adding an extra layer of complexity when trying to find these transactions.

Deposits on Unposted Sales Transactions is a new option under Sales Transactions so you can quickly see customers that have put a deposit on a sales transaction but the sales transaction hasn’t been posted. No more searching through the sales records to see the deposits, now you have a new SmartList to view the details.

New in GP 2018 R2: SmartList Deposits on Unpaid Sales Transactions

Historical Inventory Trial Balance: Exclude Items with Zero Quantity/Value

The Historical Inventory Trial Balance (HITB) report has two new options for #GP2018R2 and that is our Feature of the Day today. When printing the HITB report you can now decide if you want to include/exclude items with a zero quantity or value. The new options are:

  • Include Items with Zero Quantity
    Include Items with Zero Value

These items will be excluded on the report if the options are not checked. By default these items were included before but now you have a choice when printing the HITB report. If you do not want to print zero quantity/value items then leave these checkboxes unmarked.

New in GP 2018 R2: Historical Inventory Trial Balance: Exclude Items with Zero Quantity/Value

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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