For those of you not aware, RapidStart is all-new with this release of Dynamics GP 2013.Â It’s no longer the product it had been, it’s all new and works like you do.Â It has some great new features, like allowing you to save configurations after you have created them, allowing you to build a library of configurations, saving you a ton of time later.
And the story isn’t only about partners – customers are benefitting as well.Â We have customers now using the tool to roll out additional companies in their system, and they are seeing an 80% reduction in the time that it takes to configure a new company.
RapidStart Configuration allows you to save the work in-process, and complete sections as you get the information in – just the way a consultant works.Â And RapidStart Migration allows you to bring in data from QuickBooks, Peachtree or from a specially formatted Excel spreadsheet that we provide.
What is really exciting is customers are now demanding that partners use this exciting tool so that they can put the hours where they are of higher value – Reporting, Business Intelligence, and other ERP tweaks that add much more value than configurations.
So, how does that get us to blackberries?Â You have to read Gloria’s blog to find out!
I’m sure most of you know already that Service Pack 1 is now available!Â Now is a great time to plan your upgrades.
What’s coming up next?
- Business Portal for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on SharePoint 2010 will be coming soon.Â (Either this week or next week)Â Support for SharePoint 2013 will come at a later time.
- Latin American Spanish and French-Canadian will be coming in May.Â This translation will be Service Pack 1.
- Our strategy is to release service packs every 6 months or so.Â We have not announced an official date of the next service pack.Â We will also have a Feature Pack in the future.
For detailed information on the service pack, check out this blog post.
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We have just released a new build of Extender Standard for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 that will allow you to upgrade from version Dynamics GP 10 as well as Dynamics GP 2010. This essentially means that anyone that was on our standard versions of Extender can now upgrade to the 2013 build.
Testing on the Extender Enterprise 2013 version is still going on and things are looking good for the June 1st release date.
Additionally, we have released the new version of SmartView External that can be accessed outside of Dynamics GP. This version will work for Dynamics GP 10, 2010 and 2013 and is a blazing fast way of accessing your SmartLists and grouping them with easy drag and drop.
Director of Product Management
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2013 Product Release Updates: Extender & SmartView
If you are planning to upgrade to GP 2013, please consider to analyze your customizations carefully as there might be some changes between the application versions, I been in a situation were we upgraded from GP 2010 R2 to GP 2010 and the customer has a customized report for GL Transaction Entry Inquiry Report, the report didnâ€™t work properly as the core table of the Report has been changed.
This is the only thing I found so far, but I wanted to let you know that you might need to plan redoing the customizations of this report upon upgrading to GP 2013.
I got an interesting question from one of the community followers and I saw that it should be published for community, the question was a request to have a special mask for the item number field, the user wanted to have the item number automatically has Dashes â€ś-â€ś for each 3 letters to look like this >> â€śAAA-AAA-AAAâ€ť so the user will fill only 9 â€śAâ€ťs and the system to automatically add the â€ś-â€ś in between and below how I covered this:
1. Go to Cards>> Inventory>> Item
2. Click on Tools>> Customize>> Modify Current Window which will open the modifier and allow you to modify the screen, click on the Item Number field and go to the â€śPropertiesâ€ť panel on the right:
3. Double click on â€śFieldâ€ť option to get the following form:
4. Click on Open to go deeper with the Item Number format Options in Data Type Definition and then click on the button next to Format:
5. The format is currently set to be one of the out of the box formats that limits the length of the string to 30 characters, we will need to create a new format:
6. Customize the format as needed, for our example we will formatting the field as below:
7. Start clicking OKs to start all dialog windows, and save then get back to Dynamics GP and go to Cards>> Inventory>> Item:
8. Notice the change over all forms that has the item number field there!
Hope that this helps.
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As you know, when FRx went away, so did the ability to view budget information in Financial Statements. Now, you need to import data into GP and create the reports in Management Reporter. I spoke with a Microsoft Forecaster support professional on April 11. He wouldnâ€™t be quoted, but he said they are working on ways to view forecaster data in Management reporter. Until then, we are stuck with the Data Transfer tool, used to move data from Forecaster to GP.
Start | Microsoft Forecaster Data Transfer
General Ledger information:
Select the server.
Log in as â€śsaâ€ť using SQL authentication and click â€śConnect.â€ť
Select the GP company.
Select the server and click â€śConnect.â€ť
Log in as â€śsaâ€ť using SQL authentication and clickÂ â€ťConnect.â€ť
Select the Forecaster database.
It is important to log into each database as â€śsa.â€ť
Single company mapping â€“ one company in Forecaster = one company in GP
Simple account mapping â€“ all of the centers in Forecaster match the segments in GP
Complex account mapping â€“ different segments between GP and Forecaster
Always enter the GL Account Start Position, even if itâ€™s 1.
Save the mapping; next time, you will load mapping and not have to recreate it.
Select the input set in Forecaster and the General Ledger budget in GP.
Map the periods from Forecaster periods to GP fiscal periods.
Click â€śClear Errorsâ€ť to clear any previous errors.
Click â€śClear Budgetâ€ť to clear the budget before reimporting.
Click â€śTransfer,â€ť and your Forecaster data should be loaded.