Auto Post for Dynamics GP Batches while GP Turned Off! Post Master Enterprise


I noticed an article by Steve Endow introducing a new feature added to the post master utility and I expected this to be an awesome feature, but honestly I never expected to be such a change.

Andrew Dean has finalized developing a new enhancement to their Post Master utility to be able to post batches automatically using a windows service that is always running, with the ability to drop reports using PDF into a user specific directory!

I saw this in Andrew video below, and as a developer I been sure that all such stuff is doable if GP was running, however the new ERA now is having all these features while GP closed, enjoy watching the video below:


Mohammad R. Daoud MVP – MCT
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July 11, 2012 ·  · No Comments
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Dynamics GP Excel Paste Now on Microsoft Pinpoint


The tool was approved for publishing yesterday, you can now find it by searching the applications directory:

I expect a small review from you all to support the tool Smile



Mohammad R. Daoud MVP – MCT
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July 10, 2012 ·  · No Comments
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Product Suggestion: eConnect POP Tax Engine

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOver the last few weeks, Mark Polino, MVP over at has been posting articles asking you to vote for Product Suggestions using the Microsoft Connect site.

Well now it is my turn….



To start with we need a little bit of history:

When the Purchase Order Processing module in Great Plains Dynamics was first written it did not support taxes. You could enter a tax amount manually, but there was no support for Tax Details and Tax Schedules and no automatic calculation of taxes.

When Australia introduced the GST (Goods and Services Tax) in July 2000, a tax engine was required so that taxes could be calculated automatically and included on Purchase Orders (and flow through to the Receivings Invoices). To make this happen by the July 2000 deadline, I was contracted my Great Plains Australia while I worked for Winthrop Dexterity Consultants to write support for POP Taxes into Dynamics v5.50 as well as support for the Business Activity Statement and PAYG Payment Summary reports. Some of the other features needed for Australian GST were coded by the development team in Fargo and between us we had a Dynamics v5.50 GST release ready in time to be deployed at customers before the new tax system went live.

When Great Plains Dynamics and eEnterprise v6.00 was released, the POP Tax engine had been updated and was now part of the core product for all countries.



So, now we come to eConnect.

When the eConnect SOP nodes were created there was no automated Tax Engine. The Tax data had to be calculated outside of eConnect and then passed in with the rest of the document. Later a SOP Tax Engine was created. This engine duplicates the functionality of the Dexterity tax engine and allows the tax to be calculated based on the Customer and Item Tax Schedules.

When POP Taxes functionality was added to the core product, it was never added to eConnect. The ability to integrate Tax data has been added, but to this day there is still no automatic POP Tax Engine.

I have seen numerous requests on support cases for a POP Tax Engine and the answer has always been the same:

  • There is no POP Tax Engine.
  • Calculate the Taxes yourself and integrate the resulting data.
  • Vote on the Product Suggestion on Microsoft Connect.

I have had two of these cases in the last couple of weeks. But when I look at the Product Suggestion there are only 5 votes logged for the suggestion.

Considering that I found 45 cases in the support database with a quick search, I find the low count really surprising. This is what prompted this article.



If you or anyone you know wants this functionality, get them to vote using the link below. Go to the link and click on the green up arrow: 

While I can’t make any promises that if you vote, we will get a POP Tax Engine at any time in the future. I can guarantee that if you don’t vote, we will never get a POP Tax Engine. At least it will show if this is worth pursuing at all.


If you need more information about using Microsoft Connect, please see Scott Stephenson’s article on the topic:


If you or anyone in your organisation or organisations you work with would like this functionality PLEASE make the effort and vote for the suggestion.



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July 9, 2012 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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Copy Paste JEs from Excel to Dynamics GP

Mohammad R. Daoud has built a fantastic utility (based on a suggestion by MVP Mark Polino)

His utility allows you to copy a JE from excel directly into the JE window in Dynamics GP, how cool is that ?!

Mail him for a copy

In the past Rubal had built a utility requested by one of our customers that allowed you paste JE’s with AA information into a custom JE entry window. However, having something that works with the default JE window is fantastic!

Also if you dig excel for data entry with Dynamics GP – you should check out – the excel data entry templates that ship with SmartConnect. SmartConnect has templates for GL, PM, PO, SOP, Inventory – and with excellent VBA validation, and SQL connection to check if an account/item exists and so on.


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June 19, 2012 · Jivtesh Singh · No Comments
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Microsoft Dynamics GP2013 Partner Training Rundown: Updated

We have three classroom training opportunities for partners.  Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 will be a game changer in the market.  Get ready and be part of making the future. 

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Technical Airlift

This training is targeted toward Consultants and Developers.  Registration numbers are growing and we are limited to 400 attendees, so register soon.  Also there is another event happening in Fargo, so book your hotel ASAP.


JumpStart Training for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

This training is targeted toward Consultants.  With the new web client, consultants need to understand implementing in a web environment.  This one day training will get you up to speed on topics like IIS, web services, firewalls and many other topics.

Space is limited to 80 and filling fast.  Register ASAP.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Presales Readiness

Times have changed and the way we sell has to change as well.  This one day training will get you ready to tell the Microsoft Dynamics GP story and show the product off.  After attending this training you will be able to close more deals and will have guidence of changes you can make in your organization to grow.

On September 11th we have this free day class in Fargo and October 16th in Seattle.  I would recommend going to one of these if possible.  We are working on 4 other cities with the possibility of more.  Stay tuned for more locations.

All events are listed here.

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June 18, 2012 · Pam Misialek · No Comments
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Errol Schoenfish: 25 years and still loving it

I read attentively Errol’s recent post, 25 years and still loving it!, from beginning to end. Frankly, it reminded me of my own start in the industry and how I have evolved personally and professionally over the last 18 years.

So much was my interest in the article that I asked Errol to provide some additional insight into his early days working for Great Plains Software, how he’s got here today, and what made those early days special. After all, we all have dealth with that one support case we will always remember.

“This is the group of 11 support people that I started with. A great group. Still with Microsoft are Sue (Ewing) Larson, Lynne Stockstad, Randy Gerhold, Cheri (Whelan) Schoenfish, and myself. Both Randy and I left Great Plains and returned later. Randy came back through the acquisition of Real World and I left the company for 3 ½ years to work for a reselling partner of GP in Fargo and came back 16 ½ years ago. I’ve been a support technician, quality assurance manager in Development, a reselling partner, a Fargo-based partner account manager, Regional Sales manager, National and Global Accounts Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing of Australasia, CRM evangelist, and Director of Product Management for Dynamics GP and SL.

1987 Great Plains Support Team – From left to right
First row: Sue (Ewing) Larson, Barb Bradner and Linda Warner
Second row: Cheri (Whelan) Schoenfish, Joe Steffan, Lynne Stockstad, Mitch Ruud, Glen Altringer, Errol Schoenfish, Randy Gerhold, Tom Eide

In 1987, As a recent college grad your initial impressions of such a young and vibrant company are “Man, what a great place to work”. The average age of Great Plains Software in 1987 was around 24 years old, so you can imagine the type of culture that was perpetuated. We worked long hours and spent all of our waking hours together as a group because most of us were young and single and on our first jobs. I really did love my first job, there was a certain sense of pride in helping someone solve a situation with their software. I remember one call in particular; A lady had called in because she was having problems with a payroll check run and she had 50 migrant workers waiting outside her trailer office for their checks. After a few minutes and getting the check run going she said “You’ve literally saved my life today, thank you sooo much”. There were always challenging times doing phone support for a software company also, but we built a reputation of being the best software support in the industry and won many awards along the way.”

You will agree with me that nothing beats the hairdos of the 80’s… ahhh!

Big thank you to Errol Schoenfish and we DO expect you to be around for another 25 years, indeed.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC

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June 18, 2012 · Mariano Gomez · No Comments
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25 years and still loving it!

It’s incredibly hard to believe but exactly 25 years ago today I started at a little known software company of 150 people called Great Plains Software.  Fargo wasn’t exactly the Silicon Valley, but I certainly was excited to start my new job in tech-support.  With a six-week training schedule in front of me, the thought of getting paid for learning, to this recent college graduate, seemed too good to be true.

On a more personal note, June 15, 1987 also serves as the day that I met my wife.  And I claim we had the first 100% Great Plains baby;  We met at Great Plains, started dating, got engaged and married and had a child all while working for a very young and vibrant company.

There’s been much learning for me personally and professionally and an incredible amount of change in the industry.  One of Great Plains Software’s claim to fame was being one of the first Hardisk Accounting Software packages in the market, as it ran on a 5 MB Bernoulli box.  The “original” Dynamics, with it’s ability to run on both Mac and Windows OS and the upcoming Web/Cloud capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 highlight the largest technologies changes that I’ve seen.

It’s often been said that change is the constant in our industry and I’d have to agree.  Since software comes from the minds of people, there will always be the next great technology changes.  Zach Nelson of Netsuite was quoted as saying “I think the cloud is the last great technology architecture”.  Well, I couldn’t DISAGREE with him more.  In fact, it bodes of arrogance in my view.  Today’s world of mobiletablet devices with a “there’s an app for that” thinking is directly contrary to having ALL your software in the cloud.  You see, the point is not “I sell hammers, therefore the best solution for driving in a screw is obviously a hammer”.  The value that software plus a partners’ domain expertise provides is the ability to listen to customers and deliver a compelling solution based on their needs.  That has also been a constant.

With all the change, the best thing about my time in the industry, however, has definately been the opportunity to travel and meet so many wonderful people.  It’s the reason I get up everyday and think about how we can be better at what’s important to our customers.  Convergence and our Partner Conferences continue to invigorate me as we applaud our past accomplishments and look towards the future.

Well, here’s to the future . . . perhaps not another 25 years for me personally, but the not too distant future looks equally as enjoyable as the past 25 years.


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June 15, 2012 · Errol Schoenfish · No Comments
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