Four reasons why Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2’s new Doc Attach is here to stay

With Dynamics GP 2013 R2, Microsoft has changed the way that they deal with attached files. Doc Attach 2.0 stores attachments in the database as a BLOB (Binary Large Object) rather than the previous method of using a pointer to a file stored on the network.  The reworked process makes it much easier to scan in documents and attach them to transactions. This is a pretty significant change for database administrators who often got away with relatively small file sizes for GP companies in SQL.

Already, some database administrators (DBAs) are going dislike this change. It pushes more of the responsibility onto them. I've used GP for the last 15 years as an end user, a consultant, and a controller. I'm excited about the change, and here is why:

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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website DynamicAccounting.net. He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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