Microsoft just announced that effective December 1, 2012 there will be some big changes for Concur Expense Integrator, Audit Trails and Electronic Signatures in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Good news is that you can still continue to use these modules if you own them, and you won’t pay maintenance on them. BUT they won’t upgrade to Dynamics GP version 2013.  So it is a good idea to prepare now and find alternatives.

Concur Expense Integrator
Concur Expense Integrator, currently available a la carte on Modular Business Licensing (Professional and Standard) and Business Ready Licensing (Business Essentials and Advanced Management), will be discontinued.  New or existing customers who wish to add a Concur Expense solution can download it after December 1, 2012 at no charge on PartnerSource or CustomerSource.  Please refer to this link for more information on Concur Travel and Expense.

Risk Management Suite (Audit Trails and Electronic Signatures)
Audit Trails and Electronic Signatures, currently available a la carte on Modular Business Licensing (Professional and Standard).  Risk Management Suite (including Audit Trails and Electronic Signatures), currently available a la carte on Business Ready Licensing (Business Essentials and Advanced Management), will be discontinued worldwide.

At CAL Business Solutions we recommend that you take a look at the Rockton Auditor product. Auditor is a simple data-change management tool which tracks field and record-level changes to your system by user. Now you can answer the Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why of your system data. Auditor tracks old and new values of data fields, who changed them, when they were changed, and optionally can require a note for users to explain why they made a change. Now includes E-Sign for electronically signing documents inside of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Comparison of Rockton Auditor to GP Audit Trails.

Existing Customer Impact
Starting December 1, 2012, Microsoft Dynamics GP customers who previously licensed any of the above modules via the Microsoft Dynamics GP Price List will no longer be charged Business Ready Enhancement Plan (BREP) fees on these modules on their next plan renewal date. The license keys for these modules will remain on existing customers’ accounts, allowing the continued use of the modules.  However, existing customers will no longer be able to order additional modules from Microsoft.

Existing customers upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 will no longer be able to use these modules. We encourage existing customers to contact their partner to discuss migration to alternative solutions listed on Dynamics Marketplace.

If you have any questions about this functionality, contact CAL Business Solutions 860-485-0910.

By CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner