Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade
We are upgrade experts for Microsoft Dynamics GP '2022'
Endeavour Solutions has been supporting Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) for over 30 years. Over that time we have performed over 1,000 upgrades and implementations of ERP, CRM and Cloud applications.
The current Dynamics GP Roadmap extends past the year 2028.
Anticipated Issue in 2022 for older versions of GP sending automated or user-selected emails directly from Dynamics GP via Office 366/Microsoft 365. SSL / TLS 1.2 security has changed in Office 365. An upgrade of GP is Recommended.
What's New Dynamics GP 18.4 (2022)
Dynamics GP 18.4 New Financials Features
- Update account descriptions using Mass Modify
- Summary Post Accounts Receivables Cash Receipt through Bank Reconciliation
- Scroll through Account Segments
- Payables 1099 Default to Single Feed (US-only)
- Payables 1096 form print email address (US-only)
- Default Inquiry sort Options (AP, AR, BR)
Dynamics GP 18.4 New Distribution Features
- Update Project and Contract Numbers
- Save Filter Settings for All-In-One
- Use GOTO from SOP Inquiry to SOP Trx Entry
- Human Resource & Payroll (US-only)
- SafePay - employee name from check (US-only)
- Masking Employee Social Security Number on W2 (US-only)
- Copy and Paste Payroll Transactions from Excel (US Payroll)
- Saving Payroll Batch default in Transaction Entry (US Payroll)
Dynamics GP 18.4 New System & Workflow
- Auto Post Workflow for complete end to end process
- Notify of Table Changes
- Workflow Maintenance Remove Carbon Copy
- Workflow Approver Count
- Reminder: GP 18.3 included support for TLS 1.2 security protocol - important for GP emails sent via Office 365. (Older versions of GP will be non-compliant)
What's New Dynamics GP 18.3 (2021)
Officially released October 5, 2020, Microsoft Dynamics GP version 18.3 (aka GP 2021) included a number of user-requested enhancements. Some new functions include:
- Bug fixes and feature changes requested by GP customers.
- Updated security to support MFA (multi-factor authentication)
- Support for TSL 1.2 - IMPORTANT for GP automated emails via Office 365
- Maximize GP Report on "print to screen" rather than resizing.
- Add User-Defined field to Payables Transaction Entry
- Reconcile GL option: Reconcile all years at once
- Limit Excel Copy/Paste Decimals Places to Currency Setup controls
- Add DBA Name field on Vendor Maintenance and 1099 misc form updates. (Cool, can be rolled back to GP 2016 via table change)
- Copy/Paste into Payables Transactions!!
- Mask SSN on HR reports
Download the latest Dynamics GP 18.3 Features and Capabilities Guide
Why upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.3 (October 2020 aka GP 2021)?
- You may be on an older version and need to upgrade as your current version of Microsoft Dynamics GP may be ending mainstream support. Endeavour will still support your and your Business Applications, but Microsoft or your 3rd party add-ons may be ending their support. Being off support presents risks associated with security, bug fixes and compatibility concerns.
- You may be seeking to be Cloud-hosted with new cloud productivity functions available in the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Oct 2020 (GP 2021). If you are on Microsoft Dynamics GP the new Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP platform may be of interest to you. Moving from GP to Business Central is a net new implementation with specialized tools. There is not simple migration path. Endeavour also offers private GP Cloud hosting in Canada for hosting GP in the cloud.
- New features and functions to support increased end-user productivity may pose a strong business case for upgrading. Dynamics GP (2021) is a mature product and has an annual release schedule including new user requested functions and a roadmap past 2024.
What's New in Dynamics GP (2020) V 18.2.xx
Dynamics GP 18.2 was made available on October 7, 2019. The official naming convention follows the same “modern life cycle approach as Windows 10” with the naming for “GP Next” officially being called "Microsoft Dynamics GP". For simplicity purposes, we’ll refer to it as Dynamics GP 2020. As part of this modern life cycle, Microsoft has committed to an annual release each October extending past 2024 along with two additional tax-update releases each year for mid-year and year-end Payroll etc. This is a GREAT testament to the Power, Longevity and Confidence that both Endeavour and Microsoft have in the Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP platform.
- Dynamics GP Modern Life Cycle and Roadmap 2020 – 2024+
- Microsoft.com GP Lifecycle
- Dynamics GP and Cloud integration Top 'What's New" over the past few releases of GP
- What’s new in Dynamics GP (2020) Financials
- User functions
- New system requirements
With Endeavour you can Expect your upgrade to include:
- A proper assessment of your needs
- A scope and project plan to meet your objectives
- A technical upgrade including pre-production and live production upgrade
- Advisory Services to review opportunities for improvement including configuration, training and adoption of new functions.
Serving clients across Canada and the United States
Upgrade Note: for upgrade to Windows Server 2019 - VBA customizations in Dynamics GP are no longer supported