Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 New Features

Analytical Accounting Enhancements | Payroll and HR Enhancements | Document Attachments | Web Client Module Enhancements | Visual Studio Tools for GP

It’s time to start planning the upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, or think about applying service pack 2, which brings not only quality report fixes, but also more new and exciting features.

Analytical Accounting Enhancements

There are two new features for Analytical Accounting (AA) in Dynamics GP 2013 SP2.

The first feature will now allow you to add AA codes to payments on Sales Orders when entering them in the Sales Transaction Entry window. This functionality was not available in prior versions and created extra work for the user as the codes had to be added later.

The second new feature is with finance charges. You can now add AA codes to individual customers when assessing finance charges. If the GL account is linked to an accounting class, AA codes will be assigned to each individual customer. If the account is not linked, you will have the ability to assign codes later in the AA edit analysis window for each customer assessed a finance charge.

There have been many issues resolved with Analytical Accounting in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, which should encourage all customers to upgrade as soon as possible!

Payroll and HR Enhancements

Prior to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2, when you opened Payroll Check Inquiry or Payroll Transaction Inquiry, the default sort order displayed by Check Number. Now, the default sort order is by Check Date in descending order. And you can switch the display between ascending or descending order.

Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Payroll Check Date Sort
Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Payroll Check Date Sort

 

In Human Resources, you can now save an Applicant’s email address directly on the Applicant card.

 

Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: HR Applicant Email
Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: HR Applicant Email

 

Document Attachments

Functionality has been added allowing the user to select specific attachments to be emailed each time a transaction such as a Sales Order or Purchase Order is emailed.

Each time an attachment is emailed the action is recorded in the Status Tracking.Each time an attachment is emailed the action is recorded in the Status Tracking.

Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: HR Applicant Email
Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: HR Applicant Email

 

In this area, Dynamics 2013 Service Pack 2 brings one more significant new feature - Flow from Master Records. Attachments on master records for Vendors, Customers or Items can be selected to flow to transaction documents. Defaults can be set to allow all attachments to flow or attachments can be set on an individual basis to flow or not flow.

Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Document Attachment - Flow from Master Records
Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Document Attachment - Flow from Master Records

 

Looking at the Document Attachment Management window a simple icon indicator shows the user which attachments flowed from the master records.

Web Client Module Enhancements

Several modules areas have been activated for Web Client in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2.

Module Areas:

  • Field Service
  • Project Accounting
  • Manufacturing
  • Fixed Assets Enhancements
  • Bank Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Payment Document Management (PDM)

Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Web Client Module Activation
Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Web Client Module Activation

Web Client keyboard shortcuts - you can still use the keyboard shortcuts you know and love with the Dynamics GP2013 Web Client. This allows you to quickly accomplish tasks without using the mouse when you are entering data into the system. The only difference is that you will need to use a Control + Alternate keys together to initiate the shortcut.

 

Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Control + Alt + L key pressed when editing the Address ID field
Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Control + Alt + L key pressed when editing the Address ID field

 

For example everyone’s favorite shortcut for opening lookups is available with the addition of the Alt key to the standard Control + L combination. Just hit Control + Alt + L when you’re editing a field with a lookup and the window will open.

Visual Studio Tools for GP

Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP allows ISV developers to create integrations to Microsoft Dynamics GP using the .NET Framework. This release extends the functionality of the tools to support add-ins that run in the Web Client, while reusing existing code.

 

Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013
Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Feature: Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

 

Common controls will be dynamically rendered to the Web Client, simply by adding an attribute to each window to be surfaced. Custom code can be added to the application to display more complex or custom controls and support to advanced scenarios.

 

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