As an existing Microsoft Dynamics GP user what new functionality will you get in Dynamics GP 2013? The new release is coming soon, along with a new licensing model called Perpetual Licensing. Module Based Pricing (Standard and Professional Editions) and Business Ready Licensing (Business Essentials and Advanced Management Editions are going away.) If you bought your original Dynamics GP system prior to October 1, 2012 and you are current on your Dynamics GP annual maintenance plan, when you choose to upgrade to Dynamics GP 2013 you will map to the either the Starter Pack or the Extended Pack depending on the modules you already own, at no additional cost. Review what functionality is included in Dynamics GP Starter Pack and Extended Pack
The good news is that you will be getting more than you already own. But your Protected List Price will not go up, so your annual maintenance fees for the Dynamics GP enhancement plan will remain the same (unless you let your plan lapse).
The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Starter Pack will INCLUDE additional modules which were previously only available to Advanced Management users or as A la Carte modules for an extra cost. And if you own just ONE module that is in the Extended Pack then you get the entire Extended Pack for free.
Since the Starter Pack is the lowest level, that means all Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 users will have access to these modules:
1) Cash Flow Management
Customizable views and forecasting tools enable you to control, predict, and monitor inflows and outflows.
2) Customer/Vendor Consolidations
Quickly transfer information between Receivables Management and Payables Management to create a customer record that uses information already available in a vendor record, and vice versa.
3) Grant Management
Not-for-profit and public sector organizations can automate grant management processes to track funds more easily, demonstrate accountability, and help attract future funding.
4) Lockbox Processing
Automatically import and apply customer payment information from a lockbox transaction file provided by your bank. Lockbox Processing provides reliable receivables information, improved funds availability, and greater fraud protection
5) National Accounts
National Accounts provides the ability to define a national account relationship between multiple customers. It enables a customer to be defined as the “parent” account to which “child” customers may be added. This allows a payment received from the parent company to be applied across any of the child customers’ payments. Credit documents can also be applied from the child customer to any other member of the national account.
6) Process Server
Move processor-intensive tasks off the computers your employees use every day and onto dedicated process servers, avoiding costly slowdowns.
7) Refund Checks
Print refund checks for customers with credit balances, automatically debiting the customer and updating the ledger.
8) Revenue/Expense Deferrals
Simplify deferring revenues or distributing expenses with the ability to make entries for future periods within General Ledger, Receivables Management, Payables Management, Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Processing, and Invoicing.
9) Multiple Language Pricing
10) Position Control
Manage labor budgets and human resources based on specific job functions and a specific head count. Apply data throughout the Human Resource and Payroll system to enforce the business rules and to manage the movement of human resources throughout the organization.
PAYROLL (PR) MANAGEMENT
11) Unlimited Payroll (active employee count is now for Unlimited Employees)
Automate payroll processing, equip staff to handle complex payroll requirements, and offer better service to your employees while reducing necessary overhead costs.
12) Payroll direct deposit
Add payroll funds to employees’ bank, savings and loan, or credit union accounts through an automated clearing house (ACH) file.
13) Payroll connect
Automate data transfer from ADP/PC Payroll for Windows® into General Ledger, using a turnkey solution that eliminates the need to re-enter data.
HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) MANAGEMENT
14) Unlimited Human Resources (active employee count is now for Unlimited Employees)
Attract and retain top talent and offer employees better services with customizable hiring processes, scheduling, pay rates, and performance evaluation tools.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
15) Extended Pricing
Create flexible pricing options and rules for customers, including standard and personalized percentage-off, value-off, and net pricing options. Implement date-sensitive functionality for sales and promotions.
16) Bill of Materials
Increase productivity with fast, flexible tracking of components and subassemblies used in light manufacturing and similar production and assembly operations.
17) PO Generator
Automate purchasing by generating a suggested purchase order, with order point or minimum/maximum settings that determine quantities needed based on purchasing, sales, and inventory data.
18) Time and Expense( Project Time & Expense)
Capture, review, and approve project time sheets and expense reports through the web, enabling prompt, accurate customer invoicing and efficient reimbursement for out-of-pocket employee expenses.
19) Unlimited Management Reporter Designer Users
Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics GP is a powerful Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution that provides real-time financial reporting to help you achieve greater visibility across your organization.
20) Unlimited Business Portal Users
Unlock business potential and enhance productivity by providing role-tailored access to information and processes from a single Web-based portal. Microsoft Business Portal integrates smoothly with Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver applications, information, and processes to your employees, customers, and partners across the organization, so they can make smart decisions and do their jobs more efficiently.
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT USERS
Plus, if you own Advanced Management you will also get the Extended Pack and receive these modules when you upgrade to Dynamics GP 2013 which were formerly available as a la carte items for an additional cost:
1) Microsoft Forecaster
Unlimited Forecast accurate budgets and gain control of the entire budgeting and planning process. Coordinate plans dynamically and collaborate easily with your management team. One named user license included; additional licenses available at extra cost.
2) Distribution Suite
Includes Advanced Distribution and Advanced Picking.
3) Manufacturing Suite
Includes Capacity Requirements Planning, Engineering Change Management, Job Costing, Quality Assurance, Sales Configurator, Sales Forecasting.
4) Service Call Management
Track and update new and historical service calls against a contract, service warranty, and current inventory. Time execution, coordinate customer schedules, assign appropriately skilled technicians, and escalate calls automatically.
5) Depot Management
Track parts, labor, and expense details. Create a Parts Usage report. Manage spare parts and trunk-and-lot-tracked stock inventory.
6) Preventative Maintenance
Forecast purchasing and scheduling requirements based on time in service or product usage. Coordinate open service requests with upcoming preventive maintenance calls. Track details of Preventive Maintenance activities.
Will some of these modules help solve a specific business challenge you have been working on? Schedule a system review with CAL Business Solutions (or your local partner) to find out. Sign up for our GP Tips and Tricks e-newsletter to be invited to our Connecticut Dynamics GP 2013 launch event in spring 2013.
This article was originally posted on www.erpsoftwareblog.com
By Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner