Our Three Favorite New Features in Dynamics GP 2020 Version

New features of Dynamics GP

#1 – Automate Dynamics GP Check Links Utility

With the latest release of Dynamics GP, you can set up a schedule to run Check Links outside of normal business hours. You are now able to run the processes without having to manually select the Check Links process. This process uses the Report Scheduler setup and functionality, so it will require that Microsoft Dynamics GP be open and logged into the correct company. Additionally, this feature is just scheduling the existing Check Links processes, so performance is not expected to be any different than manually running them. This is the same Dexterity code we all know and love in the Check Links process, it was not rewritten to anything different in the 18.3 release.

Setup:  In order to set a default location for the Checks Links reports to save you can go to Click Tools, choose Routines, select Company and Report Setup to open Report Schedule Setup. This is not a required step for scheduling Check Links.

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To select which check links you want to schedule you will navigate to the Report Schedule window by choosing Tools, then click Routines, select Company and click Report Schedule:

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This list will populate depending on what dictionaries you have loaded on the client you are logged into.

The Report Option for the new records will be “Check Links”. You can choose the frequency of Daily, Weekly, or Monthly and you have further options for Every Day, Weekdays or every X number of days. If you had setup a default publish location in the Report Scheduler Setup window this will default to that location, otherwise you will need to enter a location before you are able to apply your selections.

If you want to remove reports from being scheduled, you would use the Report Catalog Maintenance window by choosing Tools, then click Routines, select Company and click Report Catalog Maintenance:

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#2 – Maximized Print Output Screen

The most requested feature of all time – maximized print output when printing to screen. This was a huge request by customers everywhere, over the last few years and Microsoft finally added this to the product.

How many times in a day do you print a report to screen and now by habit you are always going to the top right to expand the report to FULL SCREEN? Not any more! With a blink of your eye, the report will automatically pop out to full screen mode for you.

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#3 – Bulk-edit SmartList Columns

Another popular feature is here.  Now we have the ability to bulk-edit the columns on a SmartList.

In order to see this new functionality you will need to start by opening SmartList (choose Microsoft Dynamics GP, and then choose SmartList). You’ll then navigate to the specific SmartList that you want to edit, such as the default Sales, then choose Customers, and then choose the Columns button:

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When the Change Column Display window opens, you’ll notice that there is a new column with checkboxes.

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If you want to remove more than one column you can mark them, then click Remove.

Similarly, if you mark multiple columns and use the arrow buttons on the right you can reorder more than one column at a time.

These are only three of all the new features in Dynamics GP.  Find out more, subscribe to our blog or go to the Microsoft Docs to see all of them. What’s new in Dynamics GP in October 2020 – Dynamics GP | Microsoft Docs

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