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How To Prevent Posting To Prior Fiscal Periods in GP

Fiscal Period Closing

Did you know that Dynamics GP enables you to prevent users from posting to prior fiscal periods by closing fiscal periods? Here’s how to take advantage of the feature.

Go to Microsoft Dynamics GP > Tools > Setup > Company > Fiscal Periods. 

Also be sure to close all the periods for a year that has just been closed.  Because GP allows you to post back to the last closed year, you’ll want to be sure all the periods and modules are closed for that year.

You can always go back and uncheck a period to temporarily reopen it.

You also have the ability to leave just one particular type of transaction open.  Click on the Mass Close button (highlighted above).  Select a Series and Origin and reopen a period for just that transaction type.

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Using GP to Reprint W-2 Forms

For GP payroll processors, did you know that you can reprint a W-2 form from a prior year?  Just go to the Print W-2 Forms window and select a prior year.  Select an employee in the From and To Employee ID fields.  Select to print W-2 forms and select a Form Type.  Click on Print. 

Reprint Prior Year W-2

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Controlling the Posting of Future-Dated Transactions in GP

This is a free tool that is part of the Professional Services Tools Library (PSTL) toolkit.  It prevents the posting of future-dated transactions in subsidiary modules. 

If your Posting Setup is set to post to G/L by batch date, GP would allow a document date to be used even though that fiscal period is not yet set up in GP.

If the Posting date is coming from the batch ID, then GP would accept an incorrectly entered Document date.  In the example below, the document date contains a typo.  But it posted to AP!  And it won’t appear on an aging report as of the current date.

To prevent this, enable Doc Date Verify.  Launch PSTL by selecting it from the GP Navigation Pane.

In the Misc. Tools section, click on both the radio button and the check box next to Doc Date Verify.  Click on the X in the upper right-hand corner when finished.

This must be enabled on each workstation.

Once this is enabled, any time a future date is entered into a transaction, you’ll get the error message below.

Doc Date Verify works in the following windows:

  • Payables Transaction Entry
  • Receivables Transaction Entry
  • Invoice Entry
  • Payables Manual Payment Entry
  • Sales Transaction Entry
  • Inventory Transaction Entry
  • Cash Receipts Entry
  • Purchase Order Entry
  • Receivings Transaction Entry
  • Purchasing Invoice Entry

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GP Purchase Order Quantity Tolerances

Receipts against purchase orders don’t always match up perfectly with what you expected to receive. Here’s how to set up Shortage and Overage quantity tolerance percentages in GP to limit the quantity received on a PO receivings transaction. 

1. To enter percentages for sales inventory type items, go to Inventory > Cards > Item Purchasing Options.

2. To enter default percentages for non-inventoried items, go to Purchasing > Setup > Purchase Order Processing.

3. When you try to Receive an item, greater than the Overage tolerance, you’ll receive this message.

4. If you receive a quantity less than the Shortage tolerance, the remaining quantity will automatically be cancelled on the PO.

For instance, if you order a quantity of 100, receive 91 and your shortage tolerance is 10% then the remaining 9 will be cancelled.

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Issue Checks To Vendors Prior to Receiving the Items

Did you know that Dynamics GP has functionality allowing you to create a check to a vendor against a PO prior to receiving the items and posting the invoice? Here’s how to do it:

1. Set up the PO module to allow prepayments

  • Go to Purchasing > Setup > Purchase Order Processing
  • In the Prepayment Setup section, check the Allow Purchase Order Prepayments box.
  • You can require a password by filling in the Prepayment Password field.
  • Assign a Prepayment G/L Account for the prepayment to post to.

2. Create a purchase order and the prepayment

  • Create a PO as usual
  • Fill in the Prepayment amount
  • The not-equal sign (≠) means that the prepayment amount has not yet been paid
  • You can enter a prepayment for a New, Released, or Change Order purchase order that hasn’t been received or invoiced against.
  • You can only enter one prepayment for each purchase order.
  • You can click on the blue arrow to the right of the Prepayment amount to change the default Prepayment Account and/or select Manual Payment instead of Computer Check.
  • Print and save the purchase order

3. Create the prepayment check

  • Go to Purchasing > Transactions > Build Payment Batch
  • Create a Batch ID
  • In the Payables Batch Entry window, check the Purchasing Prepayment Batch box
  • Select the Checkbook ID then Save
  • Next you have several options.  You can select the PO Number(s) to be paid.  Or you can just click on Build Batch and GP will create a batch of all PO prepayments. 
  • Or you can click on Edit Payment Batch and only those vendors who are getting prepayments will appear.
  • Click to Print Payments.  The PO number will be printed on the check stub.
  • Post the batch.
  • The check transaction(s) will debit Cash and credit the Prepayment account.

4. When you create the PO Invoice, you’ll see the Prepayment amount reduces the Total invoice amount.

  • When you post the invoice, the Prepayment account will be debited

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Need a way to quickly access information outside GP? You can set up a custom link for customers, vendors, items, salespeople, employees, tracking numbers, checkbooks, and credit cards. A custom link allows you to start a new e-mail message, display a web page, open a document or image, or open an external program.

Here’s how to create custom links in GP

In this example, we’ll create a Custom Link to a vendor’s website.

1) Go to Microsoft Dynamics GP > Tools > Setup > Company > Custom Link
2) Click on New
3) Select the name of the prompt for which you can want to create a custom link
4) Fill in the Custom Link Label (description of the link)
5) Select an Address Type (address ID). The address IDs for Customer are Primary, Bill To, Ship To, and Statement To. The address IDs for the Vendor prompt are Primary, Remit To, Purchase, and Ship From. The address ID for Employee is Primary.  This field isn’t applicable for the Item and Salesperson prompt.
6) Select an internet information option for the Address Field. This tells GP which field in the Internet Information window you’re linking to.

create/modify custom link
internet information

7) Now, from within any window containing the Vendor ID prompt, when you click on the prompt, you’re new Custom Link will be available.  Click on the Custom Link to take you to whatever you’ve linked to.


Some other uses of Custom Links are adding an image to an inventory item, adding package tracking capabilities to the Tracking Numbers in Sales Order Processing, quickly start an email message, etc.  The possibilities are endless!

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Did you know that you can automatically create a sales return order for a previously invoiced sales transaction in Dynamics GP? This process will automatically pull in all the items and costs from the original posted sales invoice, eliminating the need to manually key in all the data – it’s a great tip for improving your sales order processing and sales return process.

Here’s how to create a sales return from a posted invoice in GP

1) Open the Sales Transaction Entry window (Sales > Transactions > Sales Transaction Entry)

2) Select Return for the Type

3) Click on Additional > Create Return

create return - GP

4) Select a Type ID, Customer ID and the original Sales Document (Invoice)

select type id

5) Once you select the Sales Document, the Sales Invoice Return Item Selection window opens where you can select the Item(s) to be returned.  You can use the Mark All button to select all items.  Click on Post.  (This won’t actually post to the modules yet – it’s merely “posting” the selected items into the new Return transaction.)

select items to be returned

6) A window will pop up displaying the number of the new Return document.  Click on OK. 

7) You will now see your new Return transaction.  You may edit any fields as necessary. 

8) Post the transaction (or the Batch, if is was saved in a batch)

9) This process will not automatically apply the return to the invoice, though.  You’ll still need to use the Apply Sales Documents window to do that.

10) BUT, when you drill down to either document (the original invoice or the return) and click on the blue arrow to the right of Document No, you can see the two linked document numbers.

sales document detail inquiry

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Did you know that from within Dynamics GP you can create shortcuts to external tasks such as Crystal Reports or Management Reporter by using the Add External Shortcut window?

Here’s how to create an external shortcut in the GP navigation pane.

1) Select the Home tab and right-click in the upper area of the navigation pane.  Choose Add>Add External Shortcut

Navigation Pane - add external shortcut

2) The Add External Shortcut window will appear.

3) Enter a name for the shortcut in the Name field.

navigation pane - enter name for shortcut

4) Select the Browse button to locate the executable of the application being added

5) Select the program, then choose Open to add its path to the command line.

navigation pane - open path
navigation pane - add external shortcut

6) Select Add to create the shortcut to the file. 

navigation pane - create shortcut

7) The shortcut will now appear in the Navigation Pane.

navigation pane - shortcut appears

8) Select Done to close the Add External Shortcut Window

navigation pane - close shortcut window

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Have you ever had the need to see what documents were printed on a vendor’s check stub or remittance in Dynamics GP?  As of GP 2013, you have to ability to recreate the check stub.  Just drill down to a vendor payment transaction and click on the “Re-create Check Stub” button.  It will even include any credits that were applied on that payment.

reprint vendor remittance in GP

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