Microsoft Dynamics GP 2017 Updates

Dynamics GP 2017 Year End Changes will include the following –

  1. No W2 or W3 form changes this year
  2. There are EFW2 changes
  3. The year-end update will have some product quality fixes delivered
  4. Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still alive and well – the required form changes will be part of the year end update
  5. Depreciation changes mostly around luxury auto depreciation

GP 2013

Remember if you are on any version of Dynamics GP 2013, mainstream support will end on April 10, 2018, after which time you will no longer receive tax and year end updates, nor will you receive any further product updates to GP 2013. Time to upgrade.

All Versions

All year-end updates are scheduled to be released the week of November 20, 2017. To install the year end update, you will need to be on one of the following versions:

  • GP 2013 – Must be on version 12.0.2104 or later
  • GP 2015 – Must be on version 14.00.0983 or later
  • GP 2016 – Any version
  • GP 2018 – Any version

Microsoft does require you to install the year end update this year, as if you do not, your ACA forms will be wrong and your EFW2, electronic files will fail, along with fixed asset depreciation being incorrect.

If you do not use any of these areas, you may be able to skimp by without applying the update.

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Five Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic: Part 3

Five Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic Part 3: Share Ideas, Not Just Information

 

For more than a decade now, collaboration has been the name of the game in supply chain management. Companies have focused on building the systems to collect and share vital supply chain information across their organizations and with their vendors and suppliers.

Today, successful companies need to evolve from simply sharing data to sharing ideas, creating a platform for communicating with every link in the supply chain. Businesses and their supply chain partners need the means to examine the information they have; brainstorm ideas; identify trends, issues and opportunities; and share insight from every perspective.

How? Well, first your have to make sure everyone’s getting the best, real-time look into what’s happening and that you have the right tools to predict what might happen tomorrow.

Microsoft Dynamics GP provides real-time access to all the data and metrics across your supply chain, plus with powerful built-in predictive analysis tools, you can identify trends, predict opportunities and make accurate cost and revenue projections. And by connecting your supply chain, financial management, sales and marketing functions with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you get you get an end-to-end picture of your entire business.

Once you’re armed with all the data, you need the technology to connect and share ideas with and across your supply chain. Microsoft Dynamics GP interoperates with Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Lync collaboration tools, so you can easily, instantly and securely share information inside and outside your walls. You can also collaboratively analyze data, share ideas, and improve how each part of your supply chain fits efficiently into place.

With the right data and a platform for collaboration, you’ll change each link of your supply chain into an active business partner that can contribute to the success of your company. Next time, we’ll explore how Microsoft Dynamics GP can help track and control the true costs that define your profitability.

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For more information or to get started evaluating a solution that’s right for you, contact Tridea Partners today!

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Five Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic: Part 2

Five Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic: Make a Big Impact with Big Data

Big Data seems to be a hot topic in every industry, but what does Big Data really mean for small and mid-size businesses? And how can it improve your supply chain?

We’re all painfully aware of the immense amount of data every supply chain produces—from the manufacturing process to orders, inventory and all the detailed metrics you’ve established to measure, track and plan. Instead of making your supply chain run smarter and faster, the enormity of this data often bogs you down.

So how do you use data to your advantage? By capturing it, translating it and sharing its most essential elements—quickly, across your entire organization, with just the right people.

To really analyze and improve the effectiveness of your supply chain, you first must connect your SCM data with the metrics that matter most to your business. To connect all the pieces of this fast-moving puzzle, you need a truly integrated business management system. And Microsoft Dynamics GP lets you manage your finances and supply chain from a single system.

Once your data is connected, you need the tools to easily analyze it and then use it to make your supply chain work harder. Microsoft Dynamics GP lets your people instantly access the relevant information they need—at a high-level or granular-level—right from home pages personalized to each user. Plus, you can export information into Excel with a simple click, so you can poke and prod your data as much as you’d like, then easily share it around your organization.

Big Data is a big deal when you make it manageable and workable for your supply chain. When you can bring your specific transaction details together with information like weather forecasts, population changes, traffic conditions, etc. you can make a significant impact on your service levels as well as your sales and profitability.

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For more information or to get started evaluating a solution that’s right for you, contact Tridea Partners today!

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Five Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic: Part 1

Supply chain management is no small task when you’ve got hundreds if not thousands of bits of data whirling by as materials come in the door and finished goods go out. To stay on top of it all, you and your team need an efficient system that can automate processes and keep you informed with accurate data that’s easy to get your hands on. In this series of supply chain management (SCM) blog posts, we’ll show you how to get a better handle on the details, adapt when things don’t go according to plan, turn your data into insight, embrace change, and share ideas. Let’s get started with how to go beyond guesstimating.

Follow Actuals, Not Averages.

Tracking costs through your supply chain to get a true sense of what it takes to go from raw materials to delivered product is very necessary, but without the right tools it can be difficult, if not impossible. And traditional approaches to creating and tracking this total landed cost are often based on estimates of numerous individual costs—from average fuel prices to median postage and delivery charges—that make up your total. As a result, your total costs can be anything but accurate.

Getting a real look into real costs from across your supply chain lets you make educated adjustments to pricing, marketing and sales. And that can have a real impact on profitability.

Microsoft Dynamics GP lets you track landed, standard and perpetual costs, so you have a more accurate view of every product that leaves your facility and lands at a customer’s door. From your standard reports, you can drill down to more specific details like costs by warehouse location.

And by connecting your supply chain, financial management, sales and marketing functions, you can run item-by-item profitability analysis across your supply chain and help your sales teams and marketers prioritize the products, locations and types of customers that deliver the greatest profitability.

Plus, Microsoft Dynamics GP provides better audit trails for tracking cost adjustments, so you can ensure changes are recorded, tracked and, of course, fed directly into your financial management process.

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For more information or to get started evaluating a solution that’s right for you, contact Tridea Partners today!

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Grow Your Business with an ERP Solution

7 Strategic Ways to Grow Your Business with an ERP Solution

If you’ve reached a tipping point where the very tools and systems that supported your business growth are now hindering your ability to act with agility and insight. Keep your business going and growing with an ERP solution from Tridea.

  1. Simplify business processes

When the most simple processes, like invoicing and month-end closing can take hours…even days to complete, your need to automate repetitive tasks, streamline your supply chain and free up time for more important matters.

  1. Transform the way you work

The traditional workplace isn’t so traditional anymore, and business doesn’t stop because you’re on the road or working from home. Create, share and collaborate from virtually anywhere and put information at your people’s fingertips with one user experience that extends across your systems.

  1. Focus on what matters most

Don’t limit your view to past performance. Shape the future when you turn your business data into the information that helps your people and your company be more agile, responsive and focused on your customers.

  1. Establish internal controls

When users can make changes to journal entries or approve orders without proper workflows or audit trails, your company is at risk. Get greater control and reduce your chance of fraud.

  1. Be lean, stay lean

Reduce cost and complexity of managing your business when the systems you use to manage your business and the tools your people use to manage their calendar, email, and data all work together and all come from the same trusted source.

  1. Plan ahead

Database size, transaction, and user limits holding you back? Don’t put off business growth because your accounting software can’t keep up. Overcome constraints, identify and support new business, and be prepared for the future. A business solution from Tridea scales up or down as your needs change. Start with what you need now and scale up or down as your business needs change – in the cloud or on your servers – the choice is yours.

  1. Remove risk

Get started without disrupting your business or your cash flow. A business solution from Tridea is quick to implement, easy to use, and has the power to support your growth ambition.

Download our infographic to see more or visit http://www.trideapartners.com for information about our solutions for small and midsized businesses.