Project Management Module for Dynamics GP

Today I found an interesting question in the newsgroup requesting an integration between Dynamics GP and Project Server, it might be doable but it will not be an easy task if it was a complicated integration.

However, the question was:

does anyone know if it is possible to integrate both GP2010 and PS2010? If so what is required?
what we are looking for is to send ProjectServer timesheet information into GP2010.

Few days ago I presented something like this for a new customer and the idea was acceptable. The customer was using MS Project to manage their projects and wanted to have their projects tasks goes directly into Dynamics GP, not only the timesheet entries, but also all project expenses, resources, items and services, I tried to integrate Project Server to Dynamics GP but it was not an easy task if you are looking to integrate the projects tasks to your
inventory items and all other integration points.

However, I worked around this by using imageDynamics GP Manufacturing Bill Of Material, design the project exactly as you design it in MS Project, but instead of writing down that tasks, selects it as items, so all you MS Project Tasks will have to be defined as both inventory and service items based on the type of task, I have created a .Net based tool that replaces the print button of the Manufacturing BOM with Gantt Chart using tools from
DevExpress, Chart will look like the image on the right–>

Finally they accepts the idea as all the columns they uses frequently was exist in the BOM, they have used the In/Out dates as start/end dates and the costs will be calculated automatically, try it, it might fulfill your needs.

Regards,

Mohammad R. Daoud – CTO
MVP, MCP, MCBMSP, MCTS, MCBMSS
+962 – 79 – 999 65 85 
mohdaoud@gmail.com
mohdaoud.blogspot.com

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About Mohammad R. Daoud
Mohammad R. Daoud has been working as a Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant since 2004. His career path started with version 7.5; he studied every single tip of the application technicalities and did allot of successful implementations that includes functional consultations, analysis, and custom development projects. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and currently he is pursuing MBA degree in Accounting. In January 2007 he was nominated to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) certificate and was certified in April 2008 due to his online contributions in the Dynamics Community (Dynamics GP Newsgroups, Forums, User Groups and his blog: http://mohdaoud.blogspot.com). Worth to mention that he was also listed as one of the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People in 2009 by DynamicsWorld. And more... • Demonstrated Passion for MS Products through participating in beta testing for some product versions, an effective member of Microsoft Connect. • Talented in securing strong high quality relationships with premier customers, partners and sales teams passionately and profitably. • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and/or external customers • Problem Solver – Uses systematic approach to uncover true problem(s) and practical solution and can marshal resources to solve problem! • Proven record of effective account management, including Account Planning, Opportunity Management, and Business Management Excellence and working as part of a larger virtual team • Successful in delivering high quality technical engagements in the enterprise Dynamics GP implementations area according to customer requirements. • Dedicated, Committed, Self Motivated, Creative and highly focused with excellent communication, Negotiation, presentation, Active Listening and Objection Handling skills. • Experienced in Profitable researches and studies including white papers and technical presentations.

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