GP 2018: What’s Next?

By Bryan Wilton, President

GP 2018, the next full release of Dynamics GP, is targeted to release in December of 2017. Everything seems to be “epic” now:  movie trailers boast upcoming features as epic, television shows use the same to describe next week’s episode and the political arena has found lots of uses for ‘epic this’ and ‘epic that’. Not to be left out, GP 2018 will focus around epic stories, which should be fun. A few of those epic highlights are:

  • Optimize Financials and HR/Payroll with more features
  • Comprehensive Doc Attach
  • Power “Suite” Evolution
  • User Experience-everything and anything a user wants to make their job easier
  • Workflow 3.0.

Watch for more information as we learn just how epic Dynamics GP 2018 will be!

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GP 2013 R2 – New Workflow Module

When Microsoft released Dynamics GP 2013 R2, they released some great functionality – one of the best was the new workflow module.  There are four Workflow Types available in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2.

1. Purchase Requisitions
2. Purchase Order
3. Project Time
4. Payroll Time

The release of GP 2015 is just around the corner and with that announcement; we are expecting 4-5 additional out of the box workflow objects.

The configuration of the new workflow features is similar to the ‘old’ SharePoint workflow.  You start, for example, with a purchase order and based on defined steps, the workflow can be routed to different approvers –the assignment can be an approval or task.

Workflow Example

When the document/transaction has been assigned to a user for approval, an email message can be sent to the approver. The email message displays information about the document/transaction and will contain a link. When the user clicks this link, a window appears where the user can approve or reject the document/transaction.  This means, that non-GP users have the ability to approve a purchase order without navigating to SharePoint.  Line detail for the document can be included in the email.

Workflow Assigned for Approval

Much of this functionality sounds very similar to the existing SharePoint workflow functionality – the significant different is that this is now all dexterity based. Which means dexterity programmers will be able to create new workflow objects.  If you have a 3rd, party product or customization, workflows can easily be designed to contain the field elements you wish to include in the approval process.