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Grant Permissions for Manufacturing SmartLists

When using Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics GP (both GP 2010 and GP 2013), people not assigned to the POWERUSER role are unable to see Manufacturing SmartLists by default - even users who are assigned MFG ADMIN and MFG_INQUIRY roles. To grant permissions for these, you need to include them with a task. You can assign the permissions to whichever task you choose. I choose to assign different SmartLists to their matching inquiry task (INQ_MFG_XXX), in case custom roles are added for which there should be limited manufacturing permissions. To add SmartLists to a Security Task: 1. Open the Security Task Setup window (Administration >> Setup >> Security >> Security Tasks) 2. Choose the Task ID for which you would like to add SmartList permissions 3. Select Product: Smartlist, Type: SmartList Object, Series: SmartList Objects 4. Check the boxes next to the SmartLists you would like to include 5. Click Save [...]

By | 2018-07-18T11:23:45+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Dynamics GP|

GP Manufacturing Accounting Flow: Component Transactions and MO Receipts

In GP Manufacturing, the accounting flow for inventory transactions involved in a Manufacturing Order can be tricky, because they don't all follow the same logic. Below is a summary of the accounting flow for some of the basic inventory transactions that take place during the Manufacturing process.Component Transaction Entry (Issue) Issues raw materials to production/WIP: -- Credits (decreases) the Inventory account -- Debits (increases) the WIP account To determine which inventory account to use, GP checks the Inventory account assigned to the Raw Material item. -- If this is present, it will use the account -- If it is blank, it will use the default posting inventory account To determine which WIP account to use, GP checks the WIP account assigned to the Finished Good item that is being produced: -- If the WIP account is present, it will use that account -- If the WIP account is left blank, it will [...]

By | 2018-07-18T11:23:45+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Dynamics GP|

Microsoft Dynamics GP is Slow on Startup

If GP seems unusually slow when starting up, it may be caused by reminders you have set. Upon startup, GP searches through the data for each reminder. Therefore if you have several reminders set on your Home screen, and/or if your reminders comb through a large amount of data, it can slow down GP's startup significantly. A couple of signs that reminders may be the cause: - It takes you much longer to log into GP than it does your coworkers logging into the same database. - GP seems to be the only program experiencing the slowdown - other programs do not take as long to start up. To test this, remove the reminders from your GP Home screen and restart. (You can find step-by-step directions on how to remove GP reminders at http://njevity.com/blog/how-remove-reminders-gp-dynamics.) If the reminders are the problem, you will notice a significant improvement in startup time.

By | 2018-07-18T11:23:46+00:00 April 29th, 2014|Dynamics GP|

How to Remove Reminders in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Reminders can sometimes slow down the performance of Microsoft GP Dynamics.Below are step-by-step instructions for removing your reminders from GP. (This will remove reminders only for your login, it will not affect reminders others may have set.)Go to Microsoft Dynamics GP >> Reminders                 Click "Change Reminder Preferences".  Uncheck Predefined Reminders and remove Custom Reminders that you do not wish to see.  Click OK.This should remove all selected reminders - if you leave the Home screen, and then go back to it, any reminders that you removed should no longer be there.

By | 2018-07-18T11:23:46+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Dynamics GP|

Is Payroll Processing Required to Add Employees to Work Centers in GP Manufacturing?

When setting up work centers in GP Manufacturing it is possible to add employees to a work center and calculate labor according to employee pay rates, even if you don't own the Payroll Processing module. Employee and Pay Code master records are available as a standard part of GP, and can be linked to work centers. To assign an employee to a work center: 1. Create the Employee ID in the Employee Maintenance Window. (HR & Payroll >> Cards >> Payroll >> Employee) 2. In the Work Center setup, add the Employee ID and subsequent details for that work center. You can also calculate labor in WIP according to specific Employee's pay rate, rather than using the standard labor cost. The steps for this are outlined at http://njevity.com/blog/calculate-specific-employee-labor-rates-gp-manuf....

By | 2018-07-18T11:26:04+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Business Intelligence, Dynamics GP, Njevity|

Calculate Specific Employee Labor Rates in GP Manufacturing Without Payroll Processing

Payroll Processing is not required in order for Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing to calculate labor according to specific employee pay rates. For WIP to use an employee's pay rate, the WIP settings need to be correct. In addition, the Pay Code needs to be linked to the Labor Code of the routing sequence, and the Pay Code must also be linked to the Employee ID. Complete the following steps: 1. Make sure that in WIP setup, the box next to "Always Use Standard Labor Rate" is NOT checked. (Manufacturing >> Setup >> System Defaults >> WIP) 2. Set Up the appropriate Pay Codes (HR & Payroll >> Setup >> Payroll >> Pay Code) 3. Create the Employee ID in the Employee Maintenance Window. (HR & Payroll >> Cards >> Payroll >> Employee) 4. Link the Pay Code to the Employee ID - In the Employee Pay Code Maintenance window, select [...]

By | 2018-07-18T11:26:04+00:00 February 25th, 2014|Business Intelligence, Dynamics GP, Njevity|

A Window is Not Visible: How to Move Off-Screen Windows Back into View

Every once-in-a-while we receive a call from a client who launched an application, but the application didn't show up on their screen. They confirmed in the taskbar that the application was running. However, the window was not visible on their screen. If you use a secondary monitor, and/or if you operate within a remote desktop environment, you may have experienced this issue. When a secondary monitor is disconnected, or the display settings are altered, sometimes applications will still operate as if nothing had changed with the monitor or display. The window opens in an "imaginary" place off to the side, where that monitor used to be. Here are simple steps to move an off-screen window back to your screen: 1. Make sure the application is selected (choose it in the taskbar, or use the ALT-TAB keys to select it). 2. Type and hold down ALT-SPACE, then type M. (IMPORTANT NOTE: [...]

By | 2018-07-18T11:26:04+00:00 February 18th, 2014|Cloud, Dynamics GP, Njevity, Ramblings|

A Unique and Powerful Quality Management Solution!

If you're like most companies, your current quality management system is a cumbersome manual processes that involves a vast array of spreadsheets. You're constantly wrestling with how to collect the many types of data you need - and after that, how to organize the data so that it can be reviewed and communicated effectively. I recently saw a demonstration of a simple, yet powerful solution to the complexities of quality management - and I was really impressed! The software is called Quality Essentials Suite. Things that really stood out to me about this solution: • The interface is extremely user-friendly, and is designed with tablets in mind. • It has the ability to handle multiple types of test data (numbers, Boolean, date and time, pre-defined lists, text, document paths) • Standard documentation and forms are easily created, and just as easily recalled as historical records • Test data can be [...]

By | 2018-07-18T11:26:04+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Business Intelligence, Dynamics GP, Integration, Njevity|