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What’s New In GP 2010 (GP 11)


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As many of you may or may not know, Microsoft recently announced the name change for the next iteration in its line of Dynamics GP products; from GP 11.0 to GP 2010. This will be more in line with both their office series and the enhanced SharePoint 2010 with a similar naming convention. I wanted to take some time to highlight some of the upcoming features and what to expect. The release is expected around June this year and in fact, Microsoft has recently made a Virtual Image beta on Partner Source to play with some of the product.

GP 2010’s main goal will focus on increasing depth and reach, in terms of extending core functionality, richer integration with the Microsoft Office system and creating more external connections through Web Services.  Enhanced integration with the Office system and portal technologies (making greater use of SharePoint functionality) will gear you up for improved productivity, business intelligence capabilities and a more connected way of working. The overall aim is to deliver to you a faster return on your investment. Some of these features include:

Navigation

  • Greater customization of GP homepage
  • Ability to add your own metrics
  • Addition of 12 roles-based dashboards

Functionality

  • Enhanced visibility of data with two-way drill-back into Excel and GP
  • Additional printing of any GP forms and reports to a Word document, such as sales orders
  • Added personalization of Dynamics GP Office templates

Workflow

  • Emailing of groups of documents easily from within GP with a single button click (such as purchase orders)
  • New workflow processes, including supplier and employee approvals

New Web Portal

  • Unlike Business Portal, GP 2010 will include built-in customer and vendor portals, allowing those you do business with to login and view key information related to their transactions in GP, or even make changes to select data within the system (i.e. a supplier updating shipping dates on a PO).

Reporting

  • It is also worth noting that Report Writer is being phased out with each new GP release
  • New Reporting tools will be more graphical by nature, and able to include charts, graphs, gauges, etc

Article written by Stephen Schilling, Technical Consultant – ERT Group

There are tons of more to come but here was a glimpse into the future of Dynamics GP 2010. Be sure to check out www.ertgroup.com for additional product information and services.

If you’re looking for specific ERP software information, check out the resources on the ERT Group website. You can also contact ERT Group for assistance in determining if a technology solution can help your organization better serve your business needs.

ERT Group is a Florida Microsoft Gold Certified Partner– offering Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft CRM.

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