Posts From Knaster Technology Group

An Explanation of the Change Item Standard Cost Window

Previous to version Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, if you changed the standard cost of an item, no journal entry was made in the general ledger. This caused an out-of-balance situation between general ledger and inventory. In addition, the Historical Inventory

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It’s All Good: New Payment Terms Options in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

Often a small enhancement to an existing feature reaps great benefit. That is the case with payment terms functionality for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. Prior versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP provided these date options on the Payment Terms Setup Window:

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Better Form, Function, and Features with GP Service Pack 2

The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 not only includes resolutions for numerous items but it also includes new features within Analytical Accounting, Document Attach, Human Resources and Payroll, Smartlist Designer, and Visual Studio Tools.

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Password Protect Microsoft Word .docx attachments

For Microsoft Dynamics GP users who email Sales Documents, Purchase Orders, or Remittances in Microsoft Word format, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 allows for the System Preferences window to password protect emailed .docx attachments. Access by clicking Administration, choose Setup, click System, and choose System Preferences. Under the Email Preferences section of the System Preferences window, check the box to Protect .docx attachments with a password. Then choose to Auto generate a password – for user ability to edit the documents, set the password manually.

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Launch Quick Campaigns

As any good marketing director knows, sometimes keeping it simple is best. Though hosting a big event or some other splashy campaign may win potential customers, small organizations often do not have the resources to implement such campaigns. A tailored e-mail sent to a smaller, specific demographic may be more realistic and frequently is more effective. Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM, these two marketing strategies can be executed by using Campaigns and Quick Campaigns.

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Changing Default SmartList Options

Ever wished for an Account SmartList defaulted to a maximum of 3,000 records, or a Vendor SmartList that did not automatically include City, State, and Postal Code – without having to edit the Search window or the Columns window each time? The good news is the defaults for “out-of-the-box” SmartLists can be changed.

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Saving Paper

Everyone is interested in saving paper and/or keystrokes. There is nothing more annoying than clicking cancel on six reports after posting a batch or having to recycle stacks of reports that are not needed.

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Debits and Credits – Default Sales Document Type

For all of the Sales Transaction Entry users out there – the document type for the most commonly used type can be set to default in! Simply open the User Preferences window – found either on the Home Page in

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Printing and Emailing a Group of Receivables Transactions in Two Simple Steps

Many users generate sales documents through the Sales Transaction Entry window and print or email batches or groups of documents through the Sales Batches window or the Print Sales Documents window. In the past, receivables documents were printed one-at-a-time. Now, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 users who print or email receivables documents can also print or email a group of documents.

To print or email a group of receivables documents use the Receivables Transactions navigation list. Filter the list of documents appropriately – for example by document date or document number – and check the boxes next to the documents to print or email. Then, go to the Actions section of the Action Pane and either select Print Documents or Send in E-Mail.

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GP2013 – Over 100 new features!

At the recently concluded Microsoft Convergence conference in Houston there was lots of buzz around the next release of Dynamics GP, GP2013, scheduled for December 2012.

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