The Regional Detroit GPUG Discover What’s New for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Written By: Jennifer Swiderski

from December 21, 2012

The Regional Detroit GPUG (GP User Group) met Tuesday, December 18th at The Microsoft Office in Southfield, MI. The agenda was very exciting as we opened the meeting with an overview presented by The TM Group’s own Consulting Manager, Perry Kountouriotis.  The presentation was extremely beneficial and included an actual demonstration of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. A few of the featured demo highlights consisted of:


1)      Microsoft Strategy and Roadmap with over 150 new features including the new web client.

2)      The web client which now enables remote users to access GP without Microsoft Terminal Server or Citrix and eliminates the  need to touch each client workstation for updates resulting is lower maintenance costs.

3)      Changes to purchasing such as PO prepayments and Track Serial/Lot Numbers on Drop Ship PO.

4)      Enhancements to the AP Module.

5)      Customizing and Navigating the Home Page with new drag and drop features.

6)      64 Bit E-mail and E-Mail notification indicators.

7)      General Ledger – Journal entry inquiries for history, GL Reconciliations for AP, AR, Inventory and Bank Rec.’s, and clearing out unit account balances during the year end close. 

8)      Business Analyzer Tool, “The Amazing Dashboard Tool”.

9)      Sales Order Processing and the suggest sales item entry.

A lively roundtable discussion ensued afterwards with some questions and answers regarding the new highpoints and a few creative ways to best utilize GP 2013.  We also touched briefly on the new Microsoft perpetual licensing strategy and “Why you should attend Convergence 2013” … but that’s another blog!
The meeting wrapped up with an informative “how to” synopsis on how to close year end with timely tips and tricks that Perry walked through with. One final note, according to Perry, these are two really great blog sites.

For more information, please visit the following websites: – This is where you can find the video’s that were shown at the meeting.

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