Help windows in GP2018 open up as "GP2015 help".
Noticeably missing are the features added in the last couple versions. Considering the user manuals are no longer being updated, it is difficult to find relevant documentation on current features. Are the "What's New" documents and various blogs the only documentation for GP these days?
With workflow growing with popularity, and rightfully so... I think it would be an awesome addition to add the ability to incorporate workflow with security changes... including new users and company assignments.
Issue: Check links and reconcile takes far too long to run
If the business logic were pulled out of dexterity and these were re-implemented in SQL using set based operations, this would transform a very painful aspect of running GP on large databases.
Once in SQL it could be scheduled from SQL jobs and results emailed via SQL for those of us with those skills. This would address the issue of unattended scheduling of these tasks which is another suggestion.
Even if just the key three pilars of SOP/POP/IV modules were addressed, I'm certain an operation that currenly takes more than a weekend duration to run (currently), would be reduced into minutes.
Add an additional name field to the vendor maintenance window that represents the DBA information for vendors that need to report their 1099's this way. Then program the 1099 report to be smart enough to format the 1099's correctly depending on whether there is a value in the DBA name field or not.
I have dealt with DBA 1099 reporting a number of ways over many years for many clients (e.g. modifying the 1099 report to pull in the Address 3 or contact, or creating a conditional report that prints one thing if one address ID is detected and another thing if another is detected. There are probably many other workarounds as well, however simply adding a field to track this scenario seems to me to be a simple fix that would save a lot of people a lot of time and effort modifying their 1099 reports and/or updating their vendor addresses in ways that otherwise don't make a ton of sense.
The GL Reconcile is a very common process that is required under many circumstances. It is very tedious to reconcile "the right way" which is to do it one year at a time from oldest to earliest historical years first, then repeat the process for the open years.
I think it would be very simple to have an option to execute a Full (all historical + all open years) reconcile. The related window is Financial > Utilities > Reconcile.
When you assign a vendor to be 1099 part way through the year or at the end of the year because it was forgotten, a window should pop up with all the payments for the year and let you pick the ones that should be 1099 with the appropriate amounts.
Have both clients work with 64-bit Outlook instead of having to depend on the wonky and completly inadequate GP mail client. A lot of email capabilities related to the contacts and formatting is lost.
May I suggest making GP a 64-bit program if it will help. If a solution is not doable please stop promising that GP is compatible with 64-bit Office.
The ability to get GP to run a check links and reconcile automatically via a schedule would transform the admin of larger sites.
I would love to reconcile our SOP and POP each night and IV over weekends, automatically and have the resulting reports written to a directory for me to review. Even if it meant passing params to GP application via windows scheduler or having another application to run on the server. Alternatively hooks into these processes for GP Addin would help.
This is a hidden pain of GP admin currently.
This also relates but not depends on another suggestion, of moving the reconcile and check links into SQL for easier management.