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New Arrival

August 15, 2010 6 comments

My posts have been a bit spotty as of late and I suspect that will continue for a little bit. 

You see, I have been madly prepping for a new arrival.   GP 2010, you ask?  Well, maybe some… but mostly for the new addition to our family.  As the handy person in our family, I decided that I had to finish all of our 1/2 done DIY projects (kitchen shelves, closet organizers, range hood, etc) and oh, yeah, that our 3 bedroom flat really need to have more storage, so why don’t I just go down to the woodshop to build a 5′ built-in breakfront for the living room and another in the floor to ceiling cabinet in the corner of the Dining room. (My husband calls this the up-on-the-ladder trimester.)

Even since I announced I was pregnant, I have been teased.  You see, Dynamics GP & I seem to be on similar schedules – GP10 was released while I was out on maternity leave with our first, Emma.  GP beat me with their new release by a couple of months this time…   But I have caught up.  Our new arrival, Grayson “Sonny” was born on August 10, 2010 at 10:23pm. He was 7lb 12 oz.  Baby & I are home and doing well.  (Picture with Big Sister Emma)

(But no, at 39 now, I will NOT be having another child to go with GP12!  To quote my husband when Emma was a newborn “This is a young man’s game”)

So while I am out… Happy Building!
Devon

Corny, but true, I Love SmartList Builder

April 4, 2010 2 comments

I’ve been thinking about doing this Blog for a long time. I started using SmartList Builder when it first was released. At the time I was a client and my partner called to say that GP had just released a module that I might be interested in. Boy, were they right!

For the past 5 years, I have used SmartList Builder extensively as Implementation Consultant for MS Dynamics GP. I love what I am able to do for our clients, whether it is a SmartList of Sales Holds to release for the credit department (with Go To links to the orders, of course) or a Month-end analysis of Obsolete Inventory or Sales by Salesperson with Margin. These SmartLists streamline daily tasks and allow powerful analysis of important data with the click of a mouse.

As I have run training seminars on using SmartList Builder and worked with my coworkers in the program, I find that people really struggle with successfully using this module. Just this week, I had two clients who caused “duplicate records” on existing SmartLists and responded to questions on the Dynamics GP Partner Board regarding calculated fields in SmartList Builder.

I am very excited about the new functionality in GP2010. Beefing up the Excel Report Builder and adding the Drilldown Builder and Navigation List Builder should really increase the power of these modules. (I might even start training users on the Navigation Lists – since these lists may have usable functions that aren’t possible on SmartLists, but that is another story!)

Welcome to the blog and feel free to comment if you want me to cover a specific subject or even if you enjoy it. (Hopefully you will learn something.)

Regards,
Devon

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