The next release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2, is just around the corner now, and we’ve been looking at some of the new features that will be delivered. In our last entry, we looked at the new all-in-one document viewer for purchasing, and this time out, we’re looking at the new payables transaction approval workflow, employee self-service access to their W2, and scriptable provisioning and management.
The new workflow type will be available for Accounts Payable invoice approval in Workflow Maintenance. This is something that users have been asking for, and now Microsoft is delivering it. The Payables Transaction Approval workflow type will enable you to submit and approve each transaction in the Payables Transaction Entry window. Approval will also be available through email notification and the navigation lists. The PM Batch Approval workflow type will still be available as well.
One of the top requests for employee self-service functionality has been the ability for employees to view and print their own W2 forms. Again, Microsoft has heard and delivered. This functionality will now be available as part of Time Management self service in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2.
A critical element in successfully delivering Microsoft Dynamics GP as a cloud offering is the ability to centralize and automate the provisioning and management of the application. Automation speeds up delivery, minimizes human errors, and can provide self-service functionality to the end user. The new scriptable provisioning and management feature will add APIs and PowerShell cmdlets that will enable automated/scriptable Microsoft Dynamics GP provisioning and management.
Available PowerShell cmdlets include:
- And more!