Clean up SmartList Favorites – New Features in Dynamics GP 2015 R2

Clean up SmartList Favorites – New Features in Dynamics GP 2015 R2

Dynamics GP Cloud User in GP 2015 R2 featuresSmartList is a reporting tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP that has become very popular because it is easy to use and retrieves the data you want very effectively.  But if you are a SmartList user and your list of Favorites has become long and unruly, it can be a cluttered mess that slows down reporting processes.  With Microsft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 there is an easy way to clean up SmartList Favorites lists.

SmartList Favorites enables fast efficient access to the reports that users need most, but when the list of favorites becomes too long, users aren’t getting the full benefit of SmartLists.

The problem typically starts when a new SmartList Favorite is created. The user has the “Visible To” option to select who will be able see the SmartList Favorite, including the following options: System (Default), Company, User Class, and User ID.

Often when users create a new SmartList Favorite, they accept the default option, System, so every single user is able to view the new Favorite. You get a long list pretty quicly this way and long list of SmartList Favorites not only creates clutter in the system, it is difficult for system administrators to manage and clean up.

A new feature in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 gives system administrators the ability to define the default selection for visibility when creating new SmartList Favorites. In the System Preferences window there is now a Default SmartList Visibility drop-down list. The option you choose in this drop-down will now be the default in the “Visible To” drop-down list as users add new SmartList Favorites.

This gives administrators the ability to select to whom new SmartList Favorites will be visible by default, including only to the user creating the Favorite. This will help reduce clutter in other users’ SmartList Favorites, and allow administrators to more easily manage and clean up the list.

With Dynamics GP Cloud existing Microsoft Dynamics GP users can upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015 R2 in a matter of days without huge licensing costs, even if you are currently lapsed on your maintenance plan.  Find out more about cost effectively upgrading to Dynamics GP without hassle.

Check out some of the other new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2.

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