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Diving into Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018: 6 areas of community-driven enhancements

by Ian Grieve
ERP Practice Manager, Perfect Image Limited,

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM was released in December 2017 and from December onwards I have been writing a series taking an in depth hands on look at the new features introduced by Microsoft in the Feature of the Day posts from November.

One thing that has caught my eye in Dynamics GP 2018 (and other recent versions) is how much of the new functionality has been driven by customers and partners requests via the (now retired and migrated) Microsoft Connect website. This site allowed users and partners to log suggestions for improvement. Over the years I've logged a number of suggestions with Microsoft which have been included in the next update, and this time was no different. I can lay claim to a couple of the Workflow enhancements (copying Workflow steps and the new POP Invoice workflow).

What's especially good is that Microsoft is taking the suggestions and putting some thought into how the functionality can be improved from the basic suggestion. For example, in the original suggestion I logged on MS Connect, I asked for the ability to copy a Workflow step; Microsoft took this suggestion and extended it further. Not only does the copy function copy the selected step, but it also copies all of the child steps as well. This goes much further than ...

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About Ian Grieve

Ian is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Microsoft Dynamics GP and is a senior consultant for Perfect Image Limited in the United Kingdom. Ian has worked with Dynamics GP sine 2003 and has dealt with all aspects of the product from pre-sales, implementation, technical and functional training, go-lives, support, upgrades and continual process improvement reviews. He has written several books on Dynamics GP and runs the azurecurve | Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant blog.

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