The next release of Microsoft Dynamics GP will release the week of October 7, 2019. Big news is that it will be called…. Microsoft Dynamics GP.  In other words, Microsoft is removing the year and version number from the name in order to make the branding more consistent. (Under the covers this version is something like 18.20.XXXX, which makes us feel old as members of our team have been working with Great Plains since version 1.1).

With this release Dynamics GP will join the Modern Lifecycle Policy, which shows Microsoft’s commitment and investment to the product.  With the new release, we will see the lifecycle out past what we have today and guaranteed updates throughout the year, such as mid-year and year-end with a feature release each October.

Below is an overview of ALL the features. Subscribe to the CAL Blog for special “feature of the day” updates.

Financial Enhancements

  • Long Description for Payables Transaction Entry
  • Expand Display for Fiscal Period Setup
  • Display User who posted for Journal Entry Inquiry
  • Add Class ID to Fixed Assets Transfer
  • Document Attach available in Bank Reconciliation
  • Visual Cue for EFT Vendor on Edit Payment Batch
  • Show Check Number in Apply Sales Doc Window
  • Payroll option to Not include Additional Withholding
  • Payables Integration to Payroll Enhancement
  • Deduction/Benefit Quick Assignment functionality
  • Exclude Inactive Records for HR benefit and Deduction lookups
  • Employment History reason for change for all dates
  • Payroll Reprint Pay statements by Audit Code

Workflow Functionality

  • User Security Workflow
  • User Workflow
  • Security Roles Workflow
  • Security Tasks Workflow
  • Import Workflow
  • Export Workflow
  • Change Approver for active Workflow Task
  • Vendor Approval Workflow Submit on Hold or Doc Attach

System Enhancements

  • Support SQL 2019
  • Support Windows Server 2019
  • Support Office 2019
  • SmartList add Date options
  • Sort companies in User Access
  • Search option in User Access
  • Filter Inactive Users in User Access Setup
  • More than 32 Report Options in Report Group

Top Feature Requests

  • Copy Report Option
  • Filter Item Stock Inquiry by Date
  • Exclude Inactive Items on Item Price List
  • Minimize transaction when Go To is selected for PO that exists
  • Save setting for Display new PO per user
  • Inactive field added to Item SmartList
  • Display User ID in Item Master table
  • Excel Paste in Web Client
  • Make History Drop down default to most recent year

Are you interested in learning more about this new version, or are you looking for Microsoft Dynamics GP support and training? Contact CAL Business Solutions, 860-485-0910 x4 or

By CAL Business Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica Partner,