Time Estimation for Packages Installation

 

Sometimes I like the way packages estimates the time required to install! Today I have installed Service Pack 2 for Dynamics GP 2010 R2 Workflow and got the below message:

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Mohammad R. Daoud MVP – MCT
MCP, MCBMSP, MCTS, MCBMSS
+962 – 79 – 999 65 85
me@mohdaoud.com
www.mohdaoud.com

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Dynamics GP R2 Reports

 

Have you wondered what are the ~260 reports and KPI’s added in Dynamics GP 2010 R2? Inside Dynamics GP gave the answer, find their article here.

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Mohammad R. Daoud MVP – MCT
MCP, MCBMSP, MCTS, MCBMSS
+962 – 79 – 999 65 85
me@mohdaoud.com
www.mohdaoud.com

Microsoft Dynamics GP Analytical Accounting Vs. Segments

 

I found an interesting question in the community asking what is the actual difference between analytical accounting and account segmentation? Below are the details:

“What are the real advantages of using Analytical Accounting over using segments in a chart of accounts? I have configured many, many GP implementations in the past, and have always used the account structure for segmenting departments, cost centers, locations, etc. One of the nice features about the Dimensions is that they can be a Yes/No, which is helpful for one of the types of information we need to track.”

My Answer:

Basically you need to keep in mind that nothing in AA cannot be done in dimensions, but it is a matter of how and what does it take, take the below scenario as an example:

Lets say that you have 10 Expenses accounts need to be allocated over 10 cost centers, and one of the expenses accounts is related to “Cars” that requires 10 subaccounts to identify expense type and another 50 accounts to identify “Cars”, do the calculation and check how many accounts will need to be added to your chart:

· Cost Center 1>> Expense Account 1>> Car 1 >> Oil Expenses

· Cost Center 1>> Expense Account 1>> Car 1 >> Cleaning Expenses

· Cost Center 1>> Expense Account 1>> Car 1 >> Maintenance Expenses

· Cost Center 1>> Expense Account 1>> Car 2 >> Oil Expenses

· Cost Center 1>> Expense Account 1>> Car 2 >> Cleaning Expenses

· Cost Center 1>> Expense Account 1>> Car 2 >> Maintenance Expenses

10 Expenses Accounts * 10 Cost Centers * 50 Cars * 10 Cars related Expenses Types= 50,000 Account! And calculate how much it takes to add a new expense type.

In AA all what you have to do is the below:

1. Add 10 Expenses accounts to your chart.

2. Create Dimension for cars.

3. Create Dimension for expenses types.

4. Enjoy!

This is the actual difference between traditional accounting and analytical accounting.

Regards,

Mohammad R. Daoud MVP – MCT
MCP, MCBMSP, MCTS, MCBMSS
+962 – 79 – 999 65 85
me@mohdaoud.com
www.mohdaoud.com

Payment Document Management – Post Dated Checks

 

Few months ago, I have activated Payment Document Management module for one of my clients here in Jordan to manage their post dated checks, as they have around 200 post dated checks received daily!

The customer enjoyed working on the module and had their checks managed properly with a little limitation as below:

When you do a remittance, the system posts the bank transfer and journal entry per remittance and based on the remittance date, which make it a very hard task and might be undoable to do bank reconciliation by the end of the month.

In the normal business scenarios the customer deposits the payment document in the bank and will notice the effect the next day. However, the bank will include the payment in the statement ordered by the check due date and check by check, this makes it a very hard task to reconcile bank statement with GP specially when you have a big number of payment documents on daily basis.

After working on the module for a couple of months, they been unable to proceed and back to their old utility due to this limitation.

I wanted to share this limitation with the community to be aware that this cannot be done out of the box and would like to encourage you to vote on this to be implemented in the upcoming releases using CONNECT.

Please click on this link to vote.

Regards,

Mohammad R. Daoud MVP – MCT
MCP, MCBMSP, MCTS, MCBMSS
+962 – 79 – 999 65 85
me@mohdaoud.com
www.mohdaoud.com

There is no Web named /BP/Administration, The language is not supported on the server

 

When you install business portal, you might face the below error:

Feature Id: BP Home
Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\BPHome
Action: Install
Exception: The language is not supported on the server.
Stack Trace: at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequest.CreateWeb(String bstrUrl, String bstrTitle, String bstrDescription, UInt32 nLCID, String bstrWebTemplate, Boolean bCreateUniqueWeb, Boolean bConvertIfThere, Guid& pgWebId, Guid& pgRootFolderId, Boolean bCreateSystemCatalogs)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite.CreateWeb(String strUrl, String strTitle, String strDescription, UInt32 nLCID, String strWebTemplate, Boolean bCreateUniqueSubweb, Boolean bConvertIfThere, Guid webId, Guid rootFolderId, Boolean createSystemCatalogs)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite.SPWebCollectionProvider.CreateWeb(String strWebUrl, String strTitle, String strDescription, UInt32 nLCID, String strWebTemplate, Boolean bCreateUniqueSubweb, Boolean bConvertIfThere)

Your issue is basically related to your server language, just go and change the language on the server to English / United States and enjoy!

Regards,

Mohammad R. Daoud MVP – MCT
MCP, MCBMSP, MCTS, MCBMSS
+962 – 79 – 999 65 85
me@mohdaoud.com
www.mohdaoud.com