With the spread of Coronavirus across the country, Micro Force wants to offer our support to our clients during this uncertain time. We are here to serve you and we are committed to supporting you in this time of need. As many of us have been displaced from our normal place of business, we have re-designed this month’s newsletter to address topics that may assist in your ability to use Great Plains remotely. And on behalf of our entire team, we hope you and your families stay cautious and safe!
Process AP Transactions from My Pajamas!
No, we are not suggesting a new dress code for your office! As a result of having to work from home, GP account payable users may not be aware of a number of features that can expedite this process, some already included in your GP versions without any add-on licensing. Scanning of vendor invoices in GP – could I get a copy of a vendor’s invoice in my GP system? There are many options to do so. The simplest is called GP attachments. One can use the GP attachment feature to scan in one or many docs and attach it to a payable voucher. This routine will date and time stamp when it was scanned. This feature is also useful to scan vendor contracts, which can be viewed either from a vendor record or while processing a payable voucher. For more sophisticated scanning options, see the AP automate article below. Digital signatures – many of our clients already use a check printing enhancement from a vendor named Mekorma, which prints check stock onto blank paper. They recently added functionality to also print signatures on checks, which eliminates having to bring the paper checks to a supervisor. Supervisors can log onto GP and provide their “electronic signature”. This feature also includes thresholds, which can be based on the dollar amount of the check to direct it to the correct person or persons. Electronic Payments to Vendors – named EFT in Great Plains. Eliminate checks altogether. Pay your vendors electronically. Incorporate workflow to add controls, as needed.
Lunch'n'Learn: Management Reporter Tips & Tricks
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Management Reporter Tips & Tricks
You are probably using Management Reporter (hereinafter MR) on a monthly basis to produce your financial reports. But maybe these were setup for you a while back and you have not had the time to learn the many features that are included in MR? Or maybe you did set these reports up but it has been a while? Are you aware that there are two different reporting options that come with MR to consume this data and both can easily send your reports to Excel?
David Hobbs and Jim will be presenting these and many other features that are available to Management Reporter GP users. To sign up for this free Lunch'n'Learn, which will be held on Thursday, March 26th from noon to 1 pm EST, please click here to register.
AP Automation for Great Plains
The following are features that can be added to your Great Plains system to automate the entire AP process.
Permit employees to create requisitions, that require electronic approval against budgets, before creation of a GP purchase order.
Instead of manually scanning invoices, you can have your vendor’s email you their invoices.
PDF attachments be automatically read by software to automatically create AP vouchers in Great Plains. This is accomplished using technology called OCR. A user just reviews the vouchers that were created in GP and posts them, either individually or in a batch.
This OCR functionality is available for transactions that originate as a Great Plains purchase order.
There are a number of enhancement vendors that offer complete AP automation solutions for your Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains business software system. To begin to learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org to have one of our team members begin to assist you with this project.
For more info about your GP system and business software in general, visit our blog site at https://www.micro-force.com/blog
Thank you once again for choosing Micro Force, we truly value our partnership together and the opportunity to serve your business solution needs! Sincerely, Jim McCann Jim McCann Partner, Senior Sales Analyst and Software Consultant Micro Force, A Velosio Affiliate Phone: (631) 421-1030 x 302 / (212) 777-7029 x 302 Email: email@example.com