Recently, a client of mine experienced a couple of weird things when we started to configure another Dynamics GP company for them with Canadian Payroll and Project Accounting in action. One of them is definitely something to look out for if you use the Canadian Payroll import processes; the second is more of a head-scratcher type of error where you don’t know what the real problem is.
I call these things “gotchas” – I’m not sure that translates into all languages but generally means to me at least, something that “GOT” me, that I wasn’t expecting or didn’t think to look out for.
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This question came up in a forum recently – not in this exact form – but essentially the question was “where can you change the description of a transaction from a Dynamics GP Receivings Shipment or Shipment/Invoice”?
The short answer is, it’s very well hidden but it is there, and most users don’t see it and generally it stays at the default value which is “Receivings Transaction Entry”. That means if you print transaction descriptions on a Accounts Payable cheque or EFT remittance, that’s what you see.
Continue reading “Why does the JE description say “Receivings Transaction Entry”?”
This is a very short tip for those who use Smartlist Builder. I must say I see this ALL THE TIME. I hope to expand on little nuggets inside Smartlist Builder in the coming months because there are numerous time savers in there, that people have gone to great lengths to work around manually & unnecessarily!
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Happy new year everyone! It’s January 1st, 2012 and it’s time again to review last year and make some resolutions for this year.
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Today I have 2 issues to write about relating specifically to Canadian Payroll in Dynamics GP; things that a couple of my clients have recently run into that are fairly common and easy fixes.
Issue #1 is regarding stuck batches and the message “The batch is currently in use – Please wait until the other user is finished”.
Issue #2 is regarding permissions during the Generate Cheques routine and the message “There is an error in the Transmission Header – Incorrect Length”.
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A recent scenario at a client got me to thinking about security – or lack thereof – that exists at some clients for various reasons as well as the flip-side of ridiculous security that was going too far the other way.
Continue reading “How secure are your passwords?”
Yesterday I went golfing, and it was the first day that really had that “autumn turning to winter” feel about it. It was about 8 degrees Celsius when I teed off, and yes, I froze my backside off in the process. But the sun came out and gradually I only needed 3 layers to keep warm. ; ) (Such is life in Canada when you want to golf in October!)
October 1st also is a new season business-wise: the new Microsoft partner requirements officially begin. For my firm, that means I officially do not meet the requirements to be a reseller anymore. This isn’t new, it hasn’t “crept up” or caught me off-guard… no, partners have been well aware of the changes for many months now.
Continue reading “A new season begins…”
I am working on an upgrade right now with a client and have a quick tip to share, that may save a little bit of time in your testing, depending on how many company databases you have.
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It must be bug month for me, as I have another issue. One is reported as a bug – kind of – and the other, reading between the lines, will not be considered a bug when all is said and done.
Continue reading “Bug month! Issues with Project Accounting employee vendors & EFT”
A client of mine had a great question for me last week on the ROE (Record of Employment) form that I couldn’t answer off the top of my head. I took the opportunity to research and test to answer the question and figured it is not an uncommon question, so I may as well share the info.
Before I begin, I am not a payroll guru, I simply understand how the payroll modules work in Dynamics GP. This is not meant to be a “how to complete your ROE” form article. I worked for a few years with an actual payroll guru, who in her own words, could make Canadian Payroll sing! (RW, you know who you are!)
Continue reading “Canadian Payroll – some ROE fields demystified”