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Test Driving Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2Microsoft released Dynamics GP 2016 R2 this month as the most recent version of Dynamics GP, an enterprise resource planning solution. Dynamics GP 2016 R2 continues to advance the improvements made in the initial release of GP 2016. You can see a list of new features initially released in Dynamics GP 2016 R1 in this post.

All the new enhancements in GP 2016 R2 can now be taken for a new test drive through the Dynamics GP 2016 R2 demo environment at

“It’s great to see that Microsoft is continuing to re-invest in the GP product, and we are always excited to help Partners and Customers test drive the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP in the cloud,” said Jeffrey DeMaria, goERPcloud Product Manager, in a recent press release.  “When Dynamics Partners and Customers are able to see and use the latest Dynamics versions soon after they are released, they are better able to plan upgrading strategies and it gives new customers who are seeing GP for the first time the most current possible experience with the application.”

Features in GP 2016 R2

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 offers new features to improve financial, distribution and human resources management, along with new system enhancements to improve cloud based deployment and PowerBI functionality in the cloud. We will discuss some of the improvements here, but you can get a more complete list of new features in this Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 blog post.

Power BI on Homepage for Web Client

One of the most powerful new features in GP 2016 allows Power BI reports to be displayed on the homepage for quick insight into business performance. The new HTML5 Web Client in GP 2016 allows improved access through the cloud.  Dynamics GP 2016 R2 brings these two features together for the first time. Power BI on the homepage was previously only available for desktop GP, and now one of the GP 2016 R2 features enables this function on the Web Client version.

  • Improved process for reconciled transaction maintenance
  • Bank reconciliation history tracking and transaction removal ability
  • Ability to save Fixed Asset ID with suffixes other than 1
  • Show user name in alert when a batch is edited by another user
  • Link credit card invoices to original invoice
  • Receivables Credit Limit warning for un-posted credit docs
  • Ability to print W-2s with lines. Payroll administrators can print W-2s using a self-service report without using the pre-printed form
  • Payroll integration to payables to enable 1099 information to be added to vendors when posted from payroll
  • Payroll pre-posting reports: "tips" info added to distribution reports
  • Project Accounting Features

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About goERPcloud
goERPcloud is the first on-demand Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Marketplace that allows you to test drive different flavors of Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV and SL with preconfigured 3rd party ISV applications. goERPcloud boasts a robust ecosystem of Microsoft Dynamics Partners, helping businesses find the cloud-based software solutions that best fit their current and future business needs. Since 2000, the power behind goERPcloud, has provided hosted Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM applications to businesses around the world. For more information about goERPcloud, visit

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