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 … Continuing From Last Week

Last week, we introduced two major advances that we can look forward to from the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP release scheduled for December this year. This week, we wish to introduce two more new features in the Dynamics GP 2015 release.

In the previous post we discussed about the benefits of the innovative Service-Based Architecture and the organization of the Team Manager functions, but if you missed it… not to worry! You can read all about it here.

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In this week’s edition, we will examine the other two enhancements in GP 2015:

  • Identity Management
  • Workflow

3. Identity Management

The Organizational Account User Authentication allows users to be authenticated for Microsoft Dynamics GP using organizational account credentials, also known as Azure AD accounts. This allows the user to log into the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client using the same credentials that are used for Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, or many other cloud applications. This provides a single sign-on experience for Dynamics GP Web Client with other cloud applications.

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4. Workflow

Secondly, several workflow enhancement tools have been included in the upcoming release…

HRP Workflow Pending Approval Navigation List
This new function targets the Human Resources and Payroll Team Managers and its objective is solely to simplify their work. These approvers now have one place to view and approve multiple employee self-service changes. This navigation list lets managers see all their assigned tasks including Payroll Timecards, Employee Profile, Employee Skills, Payroll W4, and Payroll Direct Deposit.

HRP Workflow Pending Approval Navigation List

 

General Ledger Batch Approval
This allows users to create workflow processes around General, Clearing and Budget transaction batches.

Workflow - General Ledger Batch Approval

 

Payables & Receivables Batch Approval
It allows users to create workflow processes which need to be completed before defined document processes. The workflow status appears on the window and actions can be taken directly from those windows, from an email or from the Navigation List.

Workflow - Receivables Batch Approval

 

Workflow - Payables Batch Approval

 

Vendor Approval
This allows users to control the setup and editing of vendors, and create workflow processes which need to be completed before defined document processes.

Workflow - Vendor Approval

 


What Else?

Microsoft has announced that Business Portal and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 runtime will be discontinued from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. The plan is for Business Portal to be phased out as applications or modules are released inside Dynamics GP that replace the same functionality.

 

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Read more on "Signs that you Have Outgrown your Current Software Solution" » Uncertain business outcome

 

In a world where technology is constantly changing, how do you know if your current software solution is showing its age? It can be a hard decision, as removing a software that has become familiar to employees may seem like a daunting-task, but there are some clear signs that suggest a software upgrade is a necessity in order for businesses to receive a tangible return on their investment.

Here are some of these signs it’s time for a new system:

It’s time to renew your annual subscription fee, but you are unsure

When it comes time to sign that cheque for your annual subscription fee and you are unsure that your current technology is providing the value and functionality your business requires, it may be time to upgrade to a more efficient and flexible solution.

An unclear product road map

All products offer a road map for potential customers detailing future updates and new releases, but if you are unclear of the roadmap or the software is being discontinued, you must consider another solution.

More employees vs. new technology

Your business is growing. How do you accommodate this growth? Hire more employees to increase productivity or look at new solutions that will be more efficient and flexible. An updated software solution can empower your current employees. Remove the manual processes that slow your workforce and increase efficiencies through a new software solution.

You have TONS of data, but you don’t know what it means…

When you realize that:

  • Most of your processes use redundant manual entry
  • The data collected provides little-to-no insight for your company
  • You have no live insight into your customers buying habits

It may be time to consider a new solution that will remove the error-prone processes and provide the company with informed live insight on customers, sales opportunities and much more.

We are ERP Consultants, this is what we do best!

Don’t hesitate to contact us to see how TGO can help your business successfully implement a new ERP System or download our eBook, 10 Essential Tips When Implementing an ERP System.

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Congratulations to Sunwing Travel Group Inc.!

Sunwing Travel Group Inc. has made the 2014 list of Canada’s Top 500 Fastest-Growing Companies  as featured in PROFITguide.com. According to PROFIT, with 1,445 employees and revenue of over $1 billion, Sunwing has achieved growth of 215% since 2008; quite the feat in the completive travel industry within Canada.

Partnering with TGO Consulting

Sunwing Airlines, which is a part of Sunwing Travel Group, has been a long standing client of TGO’s. In 2001, Sunwing Airlines, first approached TGO looking to change their existing accounting system, Sage ERP Accpac (now known as Sage 300) to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  The goal was to align their system with their parent company. Since that time Sunwing has acquired additional companies that are also running on Dynamics GP.  We are pleased that Dynamics GP and TGO have been able to support Sunwing’s growth over the last 13 years.

Read the full PROFIT article here.

About Sunwing Travel Group Inc.
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Sunwing Travel Group is the largest integrated travel company in North America, comprised of Sunwing Vacations, a leading leisure tour operator in Canada, Sunwing Airlines, Canada’s premier leisure airline, Signature Vacations, one of Canada’s leading tour operators for all inclusive package vacations, SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings, travel retail businesses, Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts, an innovative hotel management company operating resorts under the Royalton, CHIC and Memories brands, Vacation Express, a growing tour operator in the United States, and NexusTours, which provides destination management services to individuals, agencies, tour groups, corporate businesses and tour operators.

 

About Sunwing Airlines
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Sunwing Airlines is Canada’s leading high frills, low cost airline. Their award winning, Champagne service has been voted #1 by customers and travel agents for the last four years. Sunwing Airlines operates a fleet of over 21 aircraft and is part of The Sunwing Travel Group which is Canada’s largest leisure company comprising Tour Operators, Airlines and retail travel agencies. The head office is located in Toronto with regional offices throughout Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.

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Read more on "4 Key Features to Look for in your ERP" » Responsiveness

This blog post is part of a series on the “Future of ERP”. Over the past few weeks, we looked at the next generation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, what to expect and what’s already available. Catch up on last week’s post, 3 Ways to Increase the Usability of Your Software.

As your business grows, so do the demands of your processes. With the growing needs of an expanding business, an integrated ERP solution should adapt to fit your company’s specific requirements. It will also allow you to take back control over the important areas of your business.

The key features you should look for in your ERP system are:

Speed

Using a modern ERP solution will increase the velocity of which your information travels, increasing efficiency and effectivity. Improved and structured processes will close or reduce gaps, empowering your employees to get tasks done faster and serve your customers better.

Quality

Failing to deliver in the area of quality can have detrimental implications to your business. With the ERP Solutions of the future, your company can enforce quality control processes and remain consistent with the level of service or product you deliver.

Traceability

Implement complete forward and backward transaction traceability. Recognize issues, track problems and identify solutions while taking control of the situation immediately at multiple levels.

 Collaboration

Locations, time-zones and appointments are no longer barriers for collaboration. Team members can access their modern ERP solution from anywhere on any device, share documents and modify information with the click of a button.

What else can your ERP do or should be doing? Download our eBook, “The Future of ERP” to learn more.

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Read more on "Get Ready For The Better-Than-Ever-Before Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015!" »

Ready for the new GP release?

According to MSDynamicsWorld.comMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 is scheduled to be released on December 1st this year, which is only two months away. With this exciting news, we wanted to give you the inside scoop and promote the latest advancements in the upcoming Dynamics GP release.

The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts that has listed all the advances that are underway. This blog post intends to shadow these posts and focus on the main features of this approaching release.

 These major advances include enhancements in:
  • Service Based Architecture (SBA)
  • Workflow
  • Identity Management
  • Team Manager

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1. Service Based Architecture

To begin, Dynamics GP 2015 will focus on Service-Based Architecture that will permit Microsoft Dynamics GP to run smoothly on Azure (Microsoft’s cloud platform), and expand Partner and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) capabilities to build mobile and companion applications.

In other words, it will allow accessibility on various platforms and integrating with cloud-based applications. Also, with the addition of these functions, partners and ISVs can build more vigorous integrations or create applications in the platforms of choice expanding reach, depth and capability of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

SBA

 

There are also new debugging tools around the service based architecture that will be available with the release of Dynamics GP 2015 including:

  • GP Service Log – Check here if you’re looking for a source of a problem, but have little information to go on; great for generic errors.
  • Dexterity Service Log – This log file will contain information to help resolve configuration errors with the environment or if there are structural errors in the request being made
  • Request Log – It gives you information including errors and context for one single request
Service Based Architecture Deployment

2. Team Manager

Employee Profile, Skills & Training
As part of the Employee Self Service functionality managers can see and/or edit their team members’ data including Address/Phone Number, Dependents, Emergency Contacts and Position History in the new Employee Profile window.
The Employee Skills & Training window allows managers to view and edit the Education and Tests for their team members. Managers can also view the Skills and Training for each employee. Manager submitted tasks will still flow through workflow for approval or notification.

Employee Profile Employee Profile, Skills and Training

 

Project Employee Expense Report Entry
Project Accounting employees can create expense reports for any projects to which they are assigned. Employees can also be set up to allow delegates to enter expense reports on their behalf. Workflow approvals and task assignments are defined for expense reports; workflow actions are executed on the documents from the Expense Entry window or from the Navigation lists.

Employee Expense Entry

To Be Continued…

Stay tuned next week where we will continue to examine the other two enhancements in GP 2015:

  • Identity Management
  • Workflow

(Here’s a quick link to part 2)

 

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