Tag: DYNAMICS GP

Custom Links – Using Skype for Business from within Dynamics GP

As part of a Custom Link blog series (which can be found here), we will discuss adding custom links to specific areas in Dynamics GP.

Creating Custom Links in conjunction with Skype for Business

Yes, you read that correctly… Do you use Skype for Business and Dynamics GP?  Do you want to have links that automatically open up chat windows or place phone calls?

Yes, you can!! Let’s take a look at this together!

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Custom Links – Adding Custom Links for Vendors

As part of a Custom Link blog series (which can be found here), we will discuss adding custom links to specific areas in Dynamics GP.

Creating Custom Links for Vendors

Custom Links for vendors is based on Address Types and the values in the fields on the Internet Information Window for the address ID, assigned to the specific address type.  Deep Breathe, we will walk through this. 🙂  Each address ID provides several data locations to store links.  We can add custom links to email addresses, websites and more!  Let’s look at this more together.

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Custom Links – Adding Custom Links for Employees

As part of a Custom Link blog series (which can be found here), we will discuss adding custom links to specific areas in Dynamics GP.

Creating Custom Links for Employees

Custom Links for Employees can be pretty helpful, indeed!  We can link directly to folders holding employee documents or even open an employee photo!

Let’s take a look at this together!

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Custom Links – Adding Custom Links for Customers

As part of a Custom Link blog series (which can be found here), we will discuss adding custom links to specific areas in Dynamics GP.

Creating Custom Links for Customers

Custom Links for customers is based on Address Types and the values in the fields on the Internet Information Window for the address ID, assigned to the specific address type.  Deep Breathe, we will walk through this. 🙂  Each address ID provides several data locations to store links.  We can add custom links to email addresses, websites and more!  Let’s look at this more together.

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Dynamics GP & Power BI – Unable to connect to the Power BI site. Contact your system administrator.

This blog post is part of a series of blogs designed to help a business understand the interaction between Dynamics GP and Power BI, how to setup Power BI with Dynamics GP and what some of the options are for this functionality.  This write up was done using Dynamics GP 2018.

To view the full list of the series, click here.

How to resolve the error:

Unable to connect to the PowerBI Site. Contact your system administrator.

So, you’ve done all the setup and you are ready to get Power BI on your GP Dashboard but when entering into the home screen customization window, you get a blank screen with a very misleading message…  Unable to connect to the Power BI site.  Contact your system administrator.

reached out to me with this roadblock, and I’m glad she did!  I wasn’t sure how to fix this but we figured it out and I am happy to share the solution with my readers!

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SmartList Search Options – Maximum Records & Search Types (And/Or Logic)

As part of a SmartList Search series (which can be found here), we will discuss the search options available in the search window.

Search options are found at the bottom of the SmartList search window.  There are two options available; Maximum Records and Search Type.  In addition to these two options, I will also talk about the three buttons below the search options (Clear All, Columns, Order By).

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GP #LifeHacks 163: Smartlists gone WILD!! Search Functionality explained

One of the MANY things that sets Dynamics GP apart from other ERP solutions… SMARTLISTS BABY!!!

Smartlists are a linear list of your data.  You can customize them easily but out of the box, there are lists for all transactions, vendors, customers, and TONS of other things.

With the SmartList tool (free/included with Microsoft Dynamics GP) you have the ability to do some valuable filtering of your data… this filtering is made available through data ‘Search’ options.

A simple search example would be, show me all the transactions for Vendor XYZ… and BOOM, there they are… but what if your search is a little more complex that that?  Let’s take a look at the options for basic and advanced search functionality.

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GP #LifeHacks 101: Use dimensions WITHOUT Analytical Accounting! MDA to the rescue!

AA (Analytical Accounting) provides the ability to add additional details to transactions without adding new segments to your chart of accounts.  It does a lot of other ‘fun’ stuff, but before you dive into the deep end… consider an alternative… consider Multidimensional Analysis (MDA for the acronym fans out there).

Once thought to be removed from Dynamics GP (and maybe even some folks still believe it is not in GP), MDA lives and breathes in Dynamics GP and is an underutilized feature… so let’s take a look at this functionality!

What is MDA and how does it work?

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GP #LifeHacks 110: Post Financial Transactions to History

Does this sound familiar?  “I can’t close my fiscal year yet… the audit is not finished.”

Closing a fiscal year in Dynamics GP does a few things, but in particular, it closes the Profit and Loss account balances out to the retained earnings account.

Many customers fear closing their fiscal year because their previous years work is not complete.  This causes complications with summary windows as well as with Financial Reporting.

I believe, in most cases, that the fiscal year can be closed right on schedule… just like closing any other month… no need to wait… no need to rebuild reports to create a make shift ‘balance brought forward’.  Just use the ‘Post to History’ functionality.

Let’s take a brief look at this…

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Dynamics GP & Power BI – An Error Has Occurred In The Script On This Page

This blog post is part of a series of blogs designed to help a business understand the interaction between Dynamics GP and Power BI, how to setup Power BI with Dynamics GP and what some of the options are for this functionality.  This write up was done using Dynamics GP 2018.

To view the full list of the series, click here.

How to resolve “An error has occurred in the script on this page.” Error when hovering over Power BI within Dynamics GP

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