Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release | Updates, Features

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release | Updates, Features

The new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 release is now available as of May 1, 2016.  With an unusual Sunday release of the product, most of the new version buzz is hyping up the Dynamics GP 2016 HTML5 Web Client, and for good reason. Learn about the future of GP in this article about the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Release.

We will give a brief overview here of the HTML5 benefits, but the following post will offer a high-level view and screenshots of some of the other exciting new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 capabilities.  For in depth info on the web client check out this aricle, Dynamics GP 2016 PowerBI & HTML 5 Web Client.

Formerly powered by Silverlight, the new GP Dynamics Web Client powered by HTML5 enables a more agile cloud solution with improved accessibility for users.  This marks a new era in GP cloud computing.  GP 2016 capabilities with the new web client include…microsoft dynamics gp 2016 release image PowerBI, Html5 and other new features GP Dynamics Web Client

  • Support for Multi-browser (IE, Chrome, Safari, Edge)
  • Support for Multi-device (Windows, iPad, Android)
  • New controls created for HTML client
  • UI changes
  • Window Search
  • Office “banner”
  • Navigation, color, etc.

 

Dynamics GP 2016 New Features and Roadmap

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Dynamics GP 2016 Release Says Goodbye to Silverlight

A lot of people are talking about the exciting new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 HTML5 interface which eliminates the need for the Silverlight interface for the GP 2016 Dynamics Web Client.  The HTML5 web client is expected to improve performance and navigation via the cloud.  You can learn more about full service hosting for GP Dynamics in the cloud on the Microsoft Great Plains Software Page.

Beyond the interface there are some other exciting functionality and navigation updates like PowerBI on the homepage.  Here is a bit of what we know about new features so far:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release Power BI Reports on Home Page GP Dynamics

Power BI Reports-Home Page

Get a quick snap shot of the data you care about most with this feature that allows users to see Power BI Reports right from their home page. Click the image to enlarge.

updates Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release SmartLists from Favorites part of new features GP dynamics 2016

New SmartLists from Favorites

This feature reduces mouse-click in routine processes by allowing users to create a new SmartList from a favorite using Designer. Users will find this more convenient.

GP Dynamics Software updates New Features Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release: Import/Export SmartLists from Designer in GP 2016 ERP

SmartLists Directly from Designer

In GP 2016, the user will be able to shave a little time off reporting with the functionality to export and import SmartList definitions created with Designer from different imports.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release Dynamics GP 2016 New features Budget Import Exception Report

GP Budget Exception Reports

When importing a budget from Excel, an exception report will print and display accounts that aren’t setup in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016. Click the image to enlarge.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release Workflow Reassignment Notifications New Features Microsoft GP 2016 Dynamics Software

Workflow Reassignment Notifications

This feature gives the user more control over previous versions.  eMail notifications can be sent to the new approver for Delegation, Escalation and Alternate approval. Click image to enlarge.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release Sales All-in-One Document View New Features GP 2016 ERP Dynamics

Sales All-in-one Doc View

This feature allows users to view all related sales documents for a single transaction in one window.
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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release Https support for MR GP 2016 ERP New Features Dynamics

Https support for MR

Microsoft GP 2016 will give users the ability to deploy Management Reporter for https access. This allows users to access reports over secure https communication.
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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release Export numbers to Excel formatted as Numubers New Features Microsoft GP 2016 ERP software

Export numbers to Excel formatted as Numubers

Now numbers that are exported from Excel will be formatted as a number rather than text to streamline Dynamics GP Excel reporting.

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Dynamics GP 2016 Release in the Cloud

Like all of the Microsoft Dynamics products, Microsoft GP Dynamics is a cloud ready, mobile ready solution. And cloud computing will continue be a major point of focus as Microsoft releases new version of Dynamics GP.  You can learn more about hosted GP on this Dynamics GP cloud services page.

Microsoft is coming out with new versions of all its enterprise software about every six months.  You may also be interested in information on the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics AX7 release and Dynamics NAV 2016 release.

We will be periodically updating this post as we get new information about the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 release, so stay tuned as we will share more details as they come.

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