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A Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2

by Curt Finch
CEO, Journyx,

For users of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the first half of the year comes to a close with a brand new update. On June 1, Microsoft announced the release of Dynamics GP 2015 R2 and it brings a host of new features and abilities.

In particular, Microsoft focused extensively on "improved ease of use, faster deployment, and deeper interoperability with Microsoft Azure."

What does this mean for you? Especially for relatively new Dynamics users, is this an update you need? Let's take a closer look at some of the new features to find out.

Customer Requested Features

In recent years Microsoft has gone to great lengths to listen and respond to customer feedback across all of their various products and lines. GP, and especially GP 2015, is no exception. R2 has a number of features that specifically address customer feedback and requests, such a new "all-in-one" document viewer that can trace a chain of documents through business processes managed in GP, new workflows, as well as enhancements to SmartList Designer.

This is very good news for long-term Dynamics customers, demonstrating Microsoft's commitment to improving GP. For new users, it's an immediate reassurance that their investment was well-spent.

Improved Workflows

Workflows are an area where R2 offers significant improvements. As Computer Services, Inc. highlights, the improvements include workflows for General Ledger Batch Approval, Payables Batch Approval, Receivables Batch Approval, Vendor Approval. "Workflow approvals allow organizations to streamline the way they work. Approval workflows actually came ...

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About Curt Finch

Curt Finch is the CEO of Journyx, a Certified Microsoft Partner. Journyx maximizes the value of Microsoft Dynamics by adding enterprise time tracking. Journyx Accountlink for Microsoft Dynamics allows companies to quickly implement a complete time tracking solution using existing business data in Dynamics. Connect with Curt on Google+.

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