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Alerts for Dynamics GP

“Let me know when this PO is received.” “I need to know when we receive payment for this order.” “Notify service as soon as the customer renews their contract.” The number of things we need to remember on a daily basis can be overwhelming.  At some point the list of “remember To Dos” becomes so …

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Add Life to BOM Alternate Items in Dynamics GP

You have two boxes of 14-mm nuts.  One box has a gold-chrome finish, and the other has a black-chrome finish.  Other than the color difference, they are physically identical and can be used interchangeably.  The black-chrome item is slightly more expensive, and is required for one of your products, so you do not order it …

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What To Do When Dynamics GP Almost Does What You Need

Dynamics GP is designed with the features and functionality to meet typical or common business requirements.  For the most part, your business functions in a relatively similar manner to other firms, so the capabilities of the software are enough to manage your daily activities. For example, it would be difficult to function without a General …

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Integrate MO Receipts into Dynamics GP

Do you have a shop floor control software package that you use to record manufacturing activities, which are then manually keyed into GP?  Do you plan production in Excel and manually enter MOs in GP, or manually reschedule MOs?  Do you integrate Sales Orders into GP and need to create MOs linked to the Sales Orders? …

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Blanket Purchase Orders in Dynamics GP

A Blanket Purchase order is typically used to keep track of money that will be (or can be) spent by an organization (or department) on a particular project. Another common use is to limit spending on a particular class of items or services, and/or to limit spending on those items or services within a time …

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How To Make Mistakes

  Many years ago when I was in college at the University of Minnesota, I had a German language professor tell the class, “If you don’t know what you’re saying, say it loudly.” The point he was trying to impress on us was that if the person to whom you are speaking cannot hear your …

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Avoid Cloud Disaster with Dynamics GP

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining.  While that may be true, each cloud may also have a dark under-belly.  If you are considering a cloud-based accounting service, learn from our experience. Today we present the first part of a three act play. Act 1: Where WilloWare learns first-hand about the dark …

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Dynamics GP Manufacturing to Service Configurations

We received a question recently: Do you have something that will allow linking serialized components to the top-level finished good? After a little digging, the question was a bit more involved.  They make closed-circuit television equipment where the top-level DVR contains multiple serialized components, such as a hard-drive and a power supply.  They need to …

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GP Web-Client Security Flaw

Due to the popularity of the AWESOME Dynamics GP Web-Client, there are more and more desktop computers that have Microsoft Silverlight installed.  Silverlight is a Microsoft technology for developing "rich web client" applications, such as the GP Web Client.   Some other common applications which use Silverlight include Netflix and Amazon Prime. The last major …

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Vendor Pricing for Dynamics GP Manufacturing

A customer recently contacted us to inquire about options for changing how GP comes up with the Unit Cost on a Purchase Order.  They use GP Manufacturing and create Purchase Orders from Purchase Request Resolution (PRR).  They had two issues they wanted to address: First, the PRR window does not show the Unit Cost, so …

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