Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015: Install it all

As more companies upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, I am seeing more cases of companies simply upgrading what they already have and not looking carefully enough at what else they get with the latest release. Sometimes this is because they are doing their own upgrades. Sometimes it's because companies don't realize what's available. Licensing changes that came in with GP 2013 and continue with GP 2015 mean that many companies have access to a lot more features than they did before, without additional cost. Also, more accounting departments are seeing the value of optional reporting tools, but they are hard to use if they aren't installed.


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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and the Director of Client Services for Fastpath. He is author or coauthor of five books on Microsoft Dynamics GP. Mark has been working with Dynamics GP and its predecessors since 1999. He is a Florida licensed CPA and holds an MBA from Rollins College.

Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013Mark's new book, Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013, is available now.





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What about SBA?

We are testing our upgrade and I have elected to pass on Service Based Architecture this time. Too much risk and no return for the present. We'll try it when there are features available to use it.


Refreshable Excel Reports rock!

I am on my second reading of Mark's book, mentioned above. It is terrific! He explains clearly how to create GP dashboards using the GP/Excel Refreshable Reports. I am teaching this technique to one of our CPA customers now. She loves learning the powers of Excel with GP. The beauty of this is - now the end-user is doing their own custom reports in Excel, a tool with which they are already familiar. They don't need to be beholden to the GP Partner to create reports, or at least for the simpler reports which they can do themselves - and it excites them about GP. Imagine a CPA getting excited. Rare.

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