System Wide New Features in GP 2013 R2

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 was released in late May and is now available.  It’s packed with hundreds of new features across every aspect of the solution.  To give you a high level overview, here are few of the system-wide updates that anyone can take advantage of in Dynamics GP 2013 R2:

ready-to-upgradeOffice Companies. This provides a way for an administrator to take some or all companies offline for administrative tasks like Year-End or a system update. The administrator can decide what users stay online or off. They can also see how many users are online or offline at any point in time to send them individual messages.

“GoTo” in SmartList Designer. This option gives you the ability to create GoTo lists to increase speed and productivity.

Self-Service Page. This page allows you to create a new desktop and content page. Employees can keep track of their own work for time management and procurement.

Limited Users Enhancements. Users can be set to either Full or Limited Users. Limited Users are prevented from accessing Windows to update data with an exception to their Self-Service Window. All reporting is available to limited users including report writer and SQL Server reporting services. Limited Users cannot be members of the POWERUSER security role as an added security measurement. Other security features include double-pass security check points, general security errors if either check fails, and all menus are area pages are filtered depending on the security checks.

Email as Word Files. There are functionality updates for users to be able to send any form using a word template. In the Email Options Form, you will now see a .docx option available to send reports. For Web Clients, this means that GP will automatically create a template for the report when you print the report and choose the Word Template option. From that point, you will now be able to send the report using the .docx option. And for the Desktop Client, you will first need to create the template prior to sending via email which can be done using the template generator tool. You can quickly create a template for a report by printing it to screen with the template option.

Microsoft Azure Backup Storage Option is now Available. There are some prerequisites required before using this option (see Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 System Wide New Features Manual for detailed instructions and hyperlinks)

View this video to learn more about these new features:

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