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Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Starter Pack Module Descriptions


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We all know that an accounting software package has to have the standard GL, AR, AR. But today’s ERP systems have so much more. With the new release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 coming soon many people ask, what modules or functionality will be included in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013?

First of all, under the new Perpetual Pricing model with Microsoft Dynamics GP every user will have access to the modules in the Starter Pack. The cost of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 starter pack is $5,000 for the first 3 users (required) and $3,000 for each additional user. ($600 for additional limited users). If you need more functionality you can pay a one time fee of $10,000 for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Extended Pack. This one time cost covers all users of your system.

Here is a brief description of each Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 module to the best of my knowledge.

The Microsoft Dynamics 2013 Starter Pack Includes:

Financial Management

General Ledger with AFA-Manage the heart of your business with intelligent accounting and analysis capabilities that sharply reduce time and effort for key tasks and deliver flexible, fast ways to track and analyze financial information.

Account Level Security-Enhance security and account views by allowing users to enter, edit, and view information from a reduced account set, based on the access granted for General Ledger accounts on a per-user basis.

Cash Flow Management- Customizable views and forecasting tools enable you to control, predict, and monitor inflows and outflows.

Fixed Asset Management-Improve financial control and put company assets to the best possible use with tools for tracking, analyzing, and manipulating fixed assets.

Intercompany-Efficiently set up, enter, and maintain relationships between companies so that revenues or expenses incurred in one company can be tracked as “due to” or “due from” amounts in other companies.

National Accounts- National Accounts provides the ability to define a national account relationship between multiple customers. It enables a customer to be defined as the “parent” account to which “child” customers may be added. This allows a payment received from the parent company to be applied across any of the child customers’ payments. Credit documents can also be applied from the child customer to any other member of the national account.

Multicurrency Management-Take control of multinational operations and manage currency transactions smoothly and efficiently with flexible, powerful multicurrency capabilities.

Analytical Accounting-Classify, report, and analyze financial transactions based upon your specific business needs with wizard driven inquiries that integrate with Microsoft® Office Excel® and Microsoft Dynamics® GP SmartLists. Analyze transactions across your entire organization with smooth integration across modules in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Revenue/Expense Deferrals- Simplify deferring revenues or distributing expenses with the ability to make entries for future periods within General Ledger, Receivables Management, Payables Management, Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Processing, and Invoicing.

Bank Reconciliation-Manage all bank-related transactions through a single, automated process and ensure fast access and tight control for mission-critical financial information.

Electronic Banking Suite-(Includes Electronic Funds Transfer for Receivables & Payables (ERM/EPM) & Electronic Bank Rec)

Safe Pay-Easily add Positive Pay functionality, including daily exporting of checks for comparison by the bank when checks are presented for payment.

Cashbook Bank Management-Attach unlimited checkbooks to your bank, make bank transfers, enter General Ledger, Receivables Management, and Payables Management transactions, post batches, and build deposits for your bank transactions. You can also import your bank statements into Microsoft Dynamics GP, and reconcile transactions at any time.

Electronic Bank Management-Streamline set-up, entry, maintenance, and reconciliation for all transactions that appear on your bank statement—including payments to creditors, cash receipts from debtors, and bank charges.

Electronic Reconciliation Management-Take advantage of integration with Bank Reconciliation to automate electronic reconciliation and management transactions, adjustments, and exceptions, using tools that work with any bank that supports automatic reconciliations.

Payables Management- Improve your control over expenses with up-to-the-minute payables information, comprehensive vendor management, and payment scheduling and tracking while automating routine and complex tasks.

Receivables Management-Maintain tight control over accounts receivable, manage sales made on accounts, and drive down overhead costs with integrated capabilities for tracking invoices, processing receipts, and analyzing customer activity.

Customer/Vendor Consolidations- Quickly transfer information between Receivables Management and Payables Management to create a customer record that uses information already available in a vendor record, and vice versa.

Lockbox Processing- Automatically import and apply customer payment information from a lockbox transaction file provided by your bank. Lockbox Processing provides reliable receivables information, improved funds availability, and greater fraud protection.

Refund Checks- Print refund checks for customers with credit balances, automatically debiting the customer and updating the ledger.

Grant Management- Not-for-profit and public sector organizations can automate grant management processes to track funds more easily, demonstrate accountability, and help attract future funding.

Encumbrance Management- Not-for-profit, public sector or other organizations managing encumbrances can easily locate and track budget information, query current or historical encumbrances, and streamline period-end and year-end reporting processes.

Field Level Security-Control access to data throughout Microsoft Dynamics GP by managing security restrictions on individual data fields, windows, and forms.

Process Server- Move processor-intensive tasks off the computers your employees use every day and onto dedicated process servers, avoiding costly slowdowns.

Languages

Multiple Language Pricing – (NA)

Business Intelligence & Reporting

Unlimited Management Reporter Designer User- Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics GP is a powerful Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution that provides real-time financial reporting to help you achieve greater visibility across your organization.

Unlimited Management Reporter Viewer User – (NA)

Analysis Cubes Library – (NA)

Advanced Analysis Cubes Library – (NA)

Human Resource Management

Human Resources Unlimited Employees- Make fast, strategic decisions for attracting and retaining top talent, process payroll more efficiently, and offer employees better services and programs with customizable hiring processes, scheduling, pay rates, and performance evaluation tools.

Payroll (US) Unlimited Employees- Automate payroll processing, equip staff to handle complex payroll requirements, and offer better service to your employees while reducing necessary overhead costs.

Payroll Direct Deposit-Add payroll funds to employees’ bank, savings and loan, or credit union accounts through an automated clearing house (ACH) file.

Federal Magnetic Media- Help maintain full compliance with government reporting requirements by generating Federal Magnetic Media files.

Payroll Connect-Automate data transfer from ADP/PC Payroll for Windows® into General Ledger, using a turnkey solution that eliminates the need to re-enter data.

Position Control- Manage labor budgets and human resources based on specific job functions and a specific head count. Apply data throughout the Human Resource and Payroll system to enforce the business rules and to manage the movement of human resources throughout the organization.

Human Resource Management

HRM Self Service Suite – (NA)

Supply Chain Management

Invoicing-Improve invoicing efficiency with capabilities that include single-window entry for all vital information, batch processing, and easy return transaction processing.

Sales Order Processing w/ Advanced Invoicing- Streamline and automate the entire sales ordering process to serve top customers more effectively, maintain tight control over fulfillment and invoicing, and minimize shipping and labor costs.

Extended Pricing- Create flexible pricing options and rules for customers, including standard and personalized percentage-off, value-off, and net pricing options. Implement date-sensitive functionality for sales and promotions.

Order Management – (NA)

Inventory Control- By controlling inventory effectively and setting prices on a customer-by-customer basis, you can reduce operating costs and achieve the fast, efficient fulfillment that keeps them coming back.

Bill of Materials- Increase productivity with fast, flexible tracking of components and subassemblies used in light manufacturing and similar production and assembly operations.

Purchase Order Processing/Receiving- Manage vital commitments and build lasting vendor relationships with deep functionality that includes automated purchasing and approval processes, flexible extended pricing, and blanket purchase orders.

Landed Cost- Ensure start-to-finish accuracy with the ability to track and update the total cost associated with an inventory item—including freight, insurance, and duties—and then automatically assign or modify these costs on a purchase order as items are received.

PO Generator- Automate purchasing by generating a suggested purchase order, with order point or minimum/maximum settings that determine quantities needed based on purchasing, sales, and inventory data.

Requisition Management – (NA)

Time and Expense- Capture, review, and approve project time sheets and expense reports through the web, enabling prompt, accurate customer invoicing and efficient reimbursement for out-of-pocket employee expenses.

Workspace Collaboration

Unlimited Business Portal- Unlock business potential and enhance productivity by providing role-tailored access to information and processes from a single Web-based portal. Microsoft Business Portal integrates smoothly with Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver applications, information, and processes to your employees, customers, and partners across the organization, so they can make smart decisions and do their jobs more efficiently.

Employee Self Service User – (NA)

Configuration and Development

Modifier with Visual Basic for Applications- Modify the appearance and functionality of any Microsoft Dynamics GP or Dexterity-based third-party window, add new fields, change global resources to affect the entire application, and attach VBA code for less complex business logic.

Customization Site License- Deploy Modifier with Visual Basic for Applications solutions developed by a third party if you are not licensed for the Modifier module.

Integration Manager – Conversions- Migrate data from most common database formats or desktop applications into Microsoft Dynamics GP— a time-sensitive conversion tool to assist in a smooth transition from previous financial systems.

Connector for Microsoft Dynamics – (NA)

**NOTE: Italic items were previously available only on Advanced Management in previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP. This means current customers are getting quite a few new modules for free. Read our blog: Dynamics GP 2013 Modules Every CAL Customer Will Receive Free

Read our next blog post, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Extended Pack Module Descriptions, or visit our website to get a description of the modules included in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.

You can also get information about Microsoft Dynamics GP pricing, system requirements, features and more on our Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Launch Page.

By CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut/Massachusetts Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner

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