In previous blogs, I have touched on the sheer number of Dynamics ERP ISVs (third party products). They are great tools to add on to an accounting system, however choosing out of the thousands can be a daunting task. Implementing them can also be quite an undertaking. It involves multiple systems, and should involve several parties, not just the ISV but also your Dynamics Partner and IT personnel/company. All too often us partners get calls from clients saying they have purchased a product that was supposed to solve all their problems and now they have no clue how to use it and their ERP is crashing.
Tis the season when most get excited about the holidays and gather with friends and family in celebration. For some, the holidays are stressful. There is planning, preparation, execution, and clean up and doing so all on top of your regular daily routines. Oh and it isn’t always just for one holiday but for two, three, or more in a 2 month period. I’m just going to think about Thanksgiving.
We have observed over the last few years that bidding on contracts with the Federal Government is becoming easier and harder; a contradiction yes, but true just the same.
It has become easier because of the standardization of the award vehicles and bid consolidators like INPUT. The task of finding the right contracts to bid on and the less complex responses required make it easier; but now that it is easier, there are many for firms competing, which makes winning contracts harder.
I recently worked on a project to work with Price List Items in GP, a platform which traditionally is not my forte. The goal was to add existing inventory items to a newly created Price Level which we will call ‘NEW’ for the purpose of this article. The caveat was that the current price method used for existing Price Levels (we will call ‘GENERAL’ and ‘DISCOUNT’) was ‘% of List Price’ and the client wished to track these Price List Items as ‘Currency Amount’. This pushed us to have to make the change via the third party application, Scribe, as a change to the price method through the native import tool is not available.
When you open a SmartList and double-click on a line item Great Plains will take you to the transaction screen that is associated with that specific line item. This is a functionality within SmartList called a “GoTo”. This function works for all standard GP SmartLists.
KTL Solutions has been creating customizations for Microsoft Dynamics GP since before there was a Microsoft Dynamics GP. Dynamics GP was originally Dynamics by Great Plains Software and some of our products go back that far. These add-on modules for GP have been designed to fill a need that the core functionality of GP does not provide. We will be looking at 3 core products that KTL offers as add-ons to GP. These are AP Fast Entry, Payroll Security, and Advanced Distributions.
Three reasons why a user may need to Unapply or reapply a cash receipt.
- The Customer has payment, credit memo, or return that was applied to the incorrect invoice.
- The Customer has payment, credit memo, or return that was applied to the correct invoice, but the amount was applied incorrectly.
- The Customer has an outstanding payment, credit memo, or return that can now be applied to the correct invoice.
So how do I do this?
Acumatica is one of the new solutions in the game and the fastest growing Cloud ERP in the world. They were incorporated in 2008 and started by ex-Microsoft Dynamics executives. The goal being to improve on all that is wrong with MSFT systems. MSFT accounting is good for what it is, but it has a hard time doing what people need to do with computing today. The point of this is not to bash MSFT, but point out where Acumatica is: years ahead in technology; just like your Mac Book is to the IBM 650.
Continuing from my previous post about Dynamics GP & CRM integration I will go over the tools and technical details on the integration. You don’t have to decide on the integration tool right from the beginning, again it will depend on your requirements and also keeping in mind your future needs. The marketplace is flooded with a lot of integration tools for GP and CRM so take your time in understanding your needs and then choose the integration application.