The official Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 release is out and available to partners through PartnerSource. The new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 includes more than 120 new features. As already mentioned before, some of the major changes in GP 2015 include:
- Service Based Architecture (SBA) - offers the ability to centralize and automate the management of your GP system, giving users secure cloud access quickly, upgrading new customers and adding new companies as needed.
- Identity management - enables users to log into their Dynamics GP web client account via the organizational account. This update allows for a single secure log in for access to the GP workspace.
- GP 2015 will also add an Employee Self-Service (ESS) app for time management since Microsoft Business Portal is going to be discontinued.
- Azure procurement
- Apps on multiple platforms.
The Dynamics GP releases will be coming out in six month intervals, so they can deliver new features as soon as possible to clients. The following two releases in 2015 are expected to be named GP 2015 R2 and GP 2015 R3.
If you are curious about seeing Microsoft Dynamics GP in action, try our Microsoft Dynamics GP Interactive Demo.
Doriana Kote, Web Marketing Coordinator, WebSan Solutions Inc., a 2014 Ontario Business Achievement Award Winner for Service Excellence
Microsoft has already announced that the new Dynamics GP releases will be coming out every six months, starting from the Dynamics GP 2013 R2 release, so they can deliver new features as soon as possible to clients.
The new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 release will debut later this calendar year on December 1st 2014. This new release will focus on four main aspects and lots of small enhancements around them.
Here are the four main points:
- Service Based Architecture
- Identity Management
- Azure Procurement
- Apps on multiple platforms
These new features will become the foundation for the further development of Dynamics GP over the next five years. Some of the system’s new capabilities will be copying the Home Page and Area Page from one user to another and new options for the Discount Date Calculation similar to the transaction due date’s when setting up payment terms.
Stay tuned for more Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 updates coming up soon!
Doriana Kote, Web Marketing Coordinator, WebSan Solutions Inc., an Ontario Business Achievement Award for Service Excellence 2014 Finalist
Microsoft has announced that Business Portal and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 runtime will be discontinued from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.
However, the core Business Portal functionality will be included in the GP 2015 web or desktop client. According to Microsoft's Kelly Obach, Manager of the Executive Business Center:
"The plan is to basically phase out Business Portal as we release apps or modules inside Dynamics GP that replace the same functionality".
So, for those clients that would like to purchase or upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015, Business Portal will no longer be available.
In the meantime, you can have a look at WebSan's Time and Expense Management System that seamlessly integrates with Dynamics GP and offers similar, if not better, functionality to Business Portal. From timesheet and expense management to approvals, advanced reporting and purchase orders, our Time and Expense System can improve your employee's productivity and your company's profitability.
Doriana Kote, Web Marketing Coordinator, WebSan Solutions Inc., a Channel Elite Awards Winner for 2013