MFG PowerPack Release 2020-03-30

V12.4.157 / 14.4.104 / 16.4.70 / 18.4.31 / “GP Next”
* Proposed Cost Update: (1) added update options for “Last Cost”, “First Cost” and “Custom”. The last option uses new stored procedures that can be modified to add any desired custom business logic to return the Proposed Cost, Fixed Overhead Cost and Variable Overhead Cost. (2) Added a GoTo button to open the Manufacturing Standard Cost Changes window directly from Proposed Cost Update.

Automatic Update Labor and Cycle Time on Routing Sequence

DS0784

Automatic Update Labor and Cycle Time on Routing Sequence

Problem Definition

Historically, Acme has setup item routing values for Labor Time and Cycle Time in Dynamics GP when a product is commercialized. The Senior Cost Accountant at Acme has received numerous requests to troubleshoot cost/margin issues and improve overall accuracy of the cost to manufacture.

Over the past year, she has rolled out Data Collection in GP to track time to complete manufacturing orders, which she then uses to calculate actual labor values. The calculation and reentry process for labor values has been a tedious process, and is generally only executed when there is a problem.

As a proactive approach, Acme would like to invest in a customization/product that could aid in generating regularly updated labor costs. This application would pull a given set of data collection information for the prior 12 months, calculate, assess and either apply the update to each routing sequence or flag the routing sequence to review based on a threshold.

Design Features

Update Routing Sequence Utility

Navigation: Utilities-Manufacturing-Update Routing Sequence Utility

This window is used to view and update Routing Sequences’ Labor Time and Cycle Time as well as its Work Center ID. The scrolling window will automatically populate when the window is opened. Only Item Number/Routing Name/Sequence combinations that match all of the following criteria will be displayed in the scrolling window:

  1. At least one Manufacturing Order (MO) exists with a Due Date in the last 12 months for the Item Number/Routing Name combination.
  2. The MO status is Complete or Closed.
  3. Actual Labor Time was entered for the MO/Routing Sequence combination.

For instance, if the Update Routing Sequence Utility window was accessed on August 4, 2018, the scrolling window would automatically populate with detail from Complete and/or Closed MO’s with a Due Date from August 4, 2018 through August 4, 2019.

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Field Function
Process Button The user will click the PROCESS button to update all marked records in the scrolling window.

  • The enhancement will update the Labor Time, the Cycle Time on the Item Number/Routing Name/Sequence combination with the time entered in the Average Labor Time field.
  • The enhancement will update the Work Center ID on the Item Number/Routing

Name/Sequence combination with the value entered in the Work Center ID field.

Cancel Button The user will click the CANCEL button to exit the window.
Clear Button The user will click the CLEAR button to clear the Item Number filter and refresh the scrolling window.
Mark All The user will click the MARK ALL button to mark all records displayed in the scrolling window.
Unmark All The user will click the UNMARK ALL button to unmark all records displayed in the scrolling window.
Item Number From To filter the scrolling window on an Item or range of Items, the user will enter or select an Item Number from the lookup. This is the beginning of the Item Number range.
To The user will enter or select an Item Number from the lookup. This is the end of the Item Number range.
Show The user will select an option from the dropdown. The dropdown will default to “All.” Options include:

  • All
  • Delta less than or equal to 25.00%
  • Delta greater than 25.00%

If records are marked, and the user changes the Show dropdown, all work will be lost. The user will be warned prior to updating the scrolling window.

X This is a checkbox. The user will mark a record by checking the checkbox.
Item Number The Item Number will display. This field is not editable.

This field is a hyperlink. Clicking on the Item Number will open the MO Detail Inquiry window.

Them MO Detail Inquiry window is described in detail in the next section of this document.

Routing Name The Routing name will display. This field is not editable.
Sequence The Sequence Number will display. This field is not editable.
Work Center ID The current Work Center ID entered on the Item Number/Routing Name/Sequence combination will display. The user may enter or select a different Work Center ID from the lookup.
# of MO’s The Number of MO’s that have had Labor Time captured for this Item Number/Routing Name/

Sequence for the last 12 months will display. This field is not editable.

Average Labor Time The Average Labor Time will display. This is a weighted average. The enhancement will calculate Average Labor Time using the following methodology:
MO Number Item Number Routing Name Sequence Total Labor Time per MO Total MO Receipt Qty Time per Unit
MFG01122 100XLG PRIMARY 100 1.5000 5 0.30000
MFG01124 100XLG PRIMARY 100 2.0000 4 0.50000
             
  1. Sum the Total Labor Time per MO to calculate the Total Labor Time for the Routing Sequence.

(1.5000 + 2.00000) = 3.50000

  1. Sum the Total MO Receipt Qty for all MO’s with entered Labor Time.

(5 + 4) = 9

  1. Divide the Total Labor Time by the Total End Quantity to calculate the Average Labor Time.

(3.50000) / 9 = 0.38889

Average Labor Time, continued This field is editable. The user may enter a new Average Labor Time to use in the Update Process.
Current Labor Time The current Labor Time entered on the Item Number/Routing Name/Sequence combination will display. This field is not editable.
Delta % The Delta will be displayed as a percentage. The Delta is calculated as:

(Average Labor Time – Current Labor Time/

Current Labor time

Audit Trail

An Audit Trail SQL table will be provided to capture the following detail of each Update:

  • Item Number
  • Routing Name
  • Sequence
  • Labor Time Before
  • Labor Time After
  • Work Center Before
  • Work Center After
  • Change Date
  • User ID

PLEASE NOTE:

Acme only enters WIP Entry transactions for Labor Time. Setup Time, Machine Time, and Indirect Labor

time are NOT captured in Dynamics GP.

MO Detail Inquiry

Navigation: Utilities-Manufacturing-Update Routing Sequence Utility-Select a Record in the scrolling window-Item Number Hyperlink

This window is used to view the MO Detail that used to calculate the Average Labor Time in the Update Routing Sequence Utility scrolling window.

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Field Function
Done Button The user will click the DONE button to exit the window.
Item Number The selected Item Number will display. This field is not editable.
Routing Name The Routing Name display. This field is not editable.
Sequence The Sequence will display. This field is not editable.
MO Number The MO Number will display. This field is not editable.
Total Labor Time The Total Labor Time will display. This field is not editable.
End Quantity The MO End Quantity will display. This field is not editable.
Time per Unit The Time per Unit will display. This field is not editable. Time per Unit is calculated as:

(Total Labor Time)/End Quantity = Time per Unit.

 

Assumptions/Requirements:

Unless otherwise noted in this document, reporting is not included in this estimate.

Outside Processing Work Centers are NOT used within the Manufacturing Module.

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Item Process Tracking Release 2020-03-16

V12.1.15 / 14.1.10 / 16.1.6 / 18.1.3 / “GP Next” Changes 16-MAR-2020
* Updated WW Internal Resources

Read about Item Process Tracking

What is an update to “WW Internal Resources”?  All of our software has a large amount of reusable code modules.  For example, the About Window, the Installer, Error Reporting, and much more.  Sometimes we encounter an unusual situation that causes a problem in something, so we’ll fix that and roll it out to all of our products.  Another example is a change we recently made to a module that handles SQL Server queries where we made a small change to improve performance.  A new release that contains only updates to “Internal Resources” is not critical, but should install it the next time you are doing updates to Dynamics GP.

LeanMFG Release 2020-03-11

V12.3.44 / 14.3.33 / 16.3.23 / 18.3.15 / “GP Next”
* Addressed issue in the posting routine that left records stranded in the IV Transaction Bins Work table.
* Addressed issue in MO Inquiry window that could cause the Costing Tab to display Non-Inventory Costs as $0 for MOs posted using a LeanMFG release on or before the 26-JUN-2019 release (#20201686)
* Full Install Required: a new routine in the installation process will check for and remove any records stranded in the IV Transaction Bins Work table

LeanMFG Product Info

Price List by Store

VT1257

ACME sells landscaping products, such as stones and pavers. They have numerous stores in their State. Due to the difference in the cost of transport to get materials from the manufacturer or quarry to the different stores, each store needs to sell at a different price. Additionally, each store may sell a given product in a different Unit of Measure (such as Yards or Tons).

ACME wanted the following functionality in Sales Transaction Entry:

  • A different U of M defaults for each item on a Per Site basis.
  • A different Price List per Item on a Per Site basis

Description of Solution:

The solution below was created using WilloWare’s Virtual Triggers module.

ACME set up Item Price Lists where the Price Level is the same as the Dynamics GP Location Code (Site) used for each Store. This allows setting a “% of List Price” per Item-UofM-Store.  The example below does not show Quantity-Price breaks, but they would be supported.

When there is only one Site-UofM record, that Price Level and Unit of Measure will default automatically onto the Sales Transaction Line for that Site. For example, when 1-A3261A is sold in Site NORTH it will default to CASE and use the NORTH Price Level.

If there is more than one Site-UofM record in the price list (such as for SOUTH with EACH and CASE), one of the Site-UofM records can be marked  by selecting Additional >> Default on/off. This new Additional Menu toggles the “Default” setting of a line, and lines marked as default will be shown in the Title Bar of the window with “<<DEFAULT>>”. As shown above with SOUTH, if CASE is set as default, and then EACH is set as default, that will cause CASE to automatically be removed as the default UofM.

The Price List by Site functionality is only active when the Default Site ID is populated on the Sales Transaction. If that field is empty, Sales Transaction Entry will behave as it normally does.

When the Default Site ID is populated, after entering an Item Number into the scrolling window (or in Sales Item Detail Entry), the enhancement will force use of the Site-specific Price Level and default Unit of Measure.

SOP-POP MultiLink

SOP-POP MultiLink provides superior flexibility in the ability to create and maintain links between back-ordered Sales Line and Purchase Order.

  • Create links from a single Sales Order line to multiple PO Lines
  • Create links from a single PO Line to multiple Sales Order lines
  • Easily add and remove links
  • Set priority of Sales Order fulfillment when PO Lines are partially received so that high priority orders are fulfilled first
  • Create and maintain links without having access to Sales Transaction Entry or Purchase Order Entry

 

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MFG PowerPack Release 2020-03-04

V12.3.155 / 14.3.102 / 16.3.68 / 18.3.29 / “GP Next”
* NEW MFG Tweak: Use MO Number for IV Doc Number.  This Tweak causes Manufacturing to create Inventory Transactions using the MO Number for the IV Document Number.  For example, the first Receipt of MO1234 will create Inventory Adjustment MO1234*1.
* Addressed error “Cannot find the object MFG_FUNC_Offset_From”. This was caused by the GP grant.all procedure not granting security on SQL functions. The installation routine now ensures that DYNGRP has been granteded access to this core Manufacturing SQL function (#20201461)
* This release requires a full install process to create a new SQL stored procedure (wspGetMONumber). Previously when MFG PowerPack needed to generate an MO Number it would call an existing Manufacturing module dexterity procedure. We discovered that sometimes, in high volume environments, this could result in the same MO Number being used by two different GP clients. The dexterity client has some delay between when it generates the “next MO number” and when that is saved back to the database, and this time time gap allowed another GP client to retrieve the same “next MO”. MFGPP now uses a stored procedure to retrieve/update the next MO number so that multiple GP clients can be assured to get a unique number.

MFG PowerPack Release 2020-02-04

V12.2.154 / 14.2.101 / 16.2.67 / 18.2.28 / “GP Next”
* Capable To Promise (CTP): addressed issue that caused the BOM Quantity to be incorrect. This issue occurred when more than one Site was entered into the Sites list and there was inventory for a component in more than one of the selected sites.
* Sales Forecast Integration: new forecast export process achieve a performance improvement of 72% (#20201297)
* PowerATP: performance improvement when retrieving data for Service Calls and In Transit Transfer

2019 Review

We were busy in 2019 writing software for you!  A major task was preparing new releases of all of our products for “GP Next”.  We also added 28 NEW features across 9 of our products!

Below is a recap of the NEW functionality added to our products in 2019.

Blanket PO

Planned Release Wizard: This utility will calculate and create a number of releases, such as creating a release on the first Monday of every month. It can create planned releases using a fixed quantity until the Control Quantity is met, or, it can divide the Control Quantity evenly over releases in a specified time frame.

Auto-Firm Releases Utility: This utility will automatically create Firmed Releases when the Required Date meets selection criteria. Releases can be created before the Required Date by using the Vendor Lead Time and/or Purchasing Lead Time.

Complete Count

ExcelLink: Extended the setup option “Require Starting Count Before Printing Tags”  to Exporting the count to Excel. If the option is NOT marked you will be able to select an unstarted count in the Excel Link window and export it to Excel.

Lot Reconciliation: When submitting Tags a new routine “allocates” the total counted quantity of a Lot Number across the available receipts of a Lot Number (assuming there are multiple receipts of the same Lot Number). Previously the module attempted to “consolidate” split receipts by putting all of the counted quantity onto one lot receipt record and zeroing the others. The new routine eliminates the potential to create a cost variance even through the total count matches the captured quantity. It handles the valuation methods as follows:
** LIFO: it counts forward from oldest receipt to newest so any shortages come out of the most recent recent (the LIFO receipt)
** FIFO: it counts backwards from newest receipt to oldest so any shortages come out of the oldest receipt (the FIFO receipt)
** AVG is treated like FIFO

Start No Item Count: A new Additional Menu option has been added to the Stock Count Schedule window that allows starting a Count that contains no Items. This may be used when recording counts in Excel. The Excel Import will add “new” items to the count during the import process.

Engineer To Order

Added a new GoTo menu item “Create MO”. The Mfg Estimate window can now create a Manufacturing Order for the Item on an Accepted status estimate. If the Estimate is linked to a Sales Line, it will link the MO to the Sales Line.

Added new reports for Estimated Quantities, Estimation Router, and Other Costs.

Added new Setup options for Routing Sequence Increment and Sequence Number Pad. The Routing Sequence Increment will default to the Manufacturing Setup value for “Sequence Spacing”, and if that is not set up (or is zero), it will default to 10 but the default can be changed. The Pad adds leading zeros to the Routing Sequence Number, so a Pad of 4 would result in “0010”, “0020”, “0030”, etc.

EZImport

Added a new Query window: a GoTo button on the EZ Import Inquiry windows provides direct access to query the EZ Import tables using the new Query window. For example, from the EZ Import Sales Inquiry window, select GoTo >> View Sales Lines, and the query window will show all of the data in the Sales Lines table for the selected Sales Order. The Query window provides a quick way to see all of the “extra” data associated with a record that is not visible on the Inquiry windows.

GP PowerPack

POP-Tweak: Purchasing Distributions Override: This Tweak previous contained two separate functions– “PURCH Distributions Override” and “PURCH Distributions By Line”. Th second is now split out into a separate Tweak (POP-Tweak: Purchasing Distributions By Line). When Purchasing Distributions By Line creates the new distributions, it previously populated the GL Reference with the PO Line’s Item Number. A new setup option allows choosing to fill the Reference field with (1) Item Number, (2) Item Description, (3) Vendor Item Number, and (4) Vendor Item Description. If you currently have Purchasing Distributions Override, the new Tweak “Purchasing Distributions By Line” will be enabled automatically.

Shortage Inquiry: NEW-when zooming to a Sales Transaction the window will automatically scroll so that the selected short item is displayed at the top of the scrolling window.

SalesPro Item Lookup: (1) Added Ship To Address to the window so that Customer Item Sales can be restricted by Ship To Address, (2) The GoTo button options are now dynamically added based on products installed and user security so it only displays options available to the user, (3) Added a Customer-Items view.

idModifier: We did a complete redesign! idModifier can now be “trained” to update/modify virtually any string (ID) field in core GP tables, 3rd Party Product tables, and custom tables. When creating a new Update ID, idModifier will search the database for a sample value (i.e. AARONFIT0001). It identifies all of the tables/fields that contain the sample. The search feature allows it to locate data in 3rd party tables, and to identify all of the different field names used to store the data (i.e. CUSTNMBR, CPRCSTNM, Bill_To_Customer, etc).

SOP Tweak: Require Customer-Item: this tweak prevents sale of an item if an Customer-Item record does not exist. This Tweak can be used to enforce a rule that requires customers to be approved to purchase items, or when they should only purchase certain items, such as private label inventory.

LoginMonitor: Added new functionality called Reserved Seats, which allows reserving a certain number of logins per User Class. For example, the User Class ADMIN could have 2 seats reserved. If the total user license count is 30, reserving 2 will make GP behave as if there are only 28 seats available for non-ADMIN users.

SOP Rules: (1) Added a new Rule called “Location Default by Document ID”. This Rule automatically sets the Sales Transaction Entry Location Code based on the Document ID.   (2) The option to lock the Location Code field that is available with the three different SOP Rules that default the Location Code was previously only applied to the Sales Transaction Entry scrolling window. It now also locks the Location Code on the Item Detail Entry window. (3) Previously the SOP Rules functionality was always enabled if a Rule had been defined, regardless of whether or not SOP Rules was marked as “enabled” in the main GP PowerPack Setup window. All SOP Rules functionality now enables/disables based on the Setup checkbox.

LabelLink

Added support for label printing Automation modules.  Several labelling software packages now have a server-based service for printing labels.  This allows LabelLink to quickly send a label printing task to a dedicated PC, freeing-up the user’s computer to resume work while labels print.

On the LabelLink window, we added a “show” drop-down to control whether the window shows All Items, or only Items assigned to the selected label (Items can now be assigned to a label in Item-Label Setup).

Item Label Setup includes a SmartList import wizard to automate mass assignment of Items to a Label.

LeanMFG

MO Doc Type Setup: Added two new options, “Disassembly Wizard: Remove Non-IV Items” and “Disassembly Wizard: Reverse Non-IV Costs”. The first option will cause the Wizard to create a Disassembly MO that does not include any non-inventory type items. The second option will cause the Wizard to add non-inventory type items to the Outputs tab and then during posting to create a non-inventory Journal Entry that reverses the debits/credits from the original MO.

MFG PowerPack

Capable to Promise (CTP): Added integration to SOP Entry and SOP Inquiry. CTP can pull in a selected item, or all items, from a Sales Transaction.

BOM History Inquiry: This new tool is a “most recently used” list for GP Manufacturing BOM Entry and BOM Inquiry. Also, it adds a hot key (CTRL + Z) to zoom to a selected subassembly. Use CTRL+Z instead of the “Select Item” button on the BOM windows. “Select Item” only works when zooming to a subassembly that has the same BOM Type & BOM Name as the Parent Item (i.e. if the Parent is a MFG BOM and the child is an ENG BOM, it will not zoom to the ENG BOM). The CTRL+Z zoom will load any selected subassembly and as BOMs are viewed they are recorded in the new BOM History window. To return to any previously viewed BOM, simply double-click on it in the BOM History window.

MO Split: added a new setup option to choose what the Suffix Separator is. Previously the module was hard-coded to use a DASH (i.e. MO00123-001). If MOSplit is already in use, installing this build will detect that and automatically update MO Split Setup to use a DASH as the seprator. Setup will allow using any single character as the separator. This change also addresses a conflict between MOSplit and WilloWare’s MO Generator “Create Child MOs” utility, which also uses a DASH.

Item Copy: (1) the window now remembers the “Zero Standard Cost” setting rather than defaulting to enabled. “Zero Standard Cost” setting has been moved off the header section of the window and is in now under “Item Maintenance” (2) Performance improvements, (3) Under “Item Price List Maintenance” added a new option to zero the price list after copying it. (4) Routing Map now creates a default mapping for the primary routing using the Destination Item Number as the Routine Name if no mapping is provided, (5) The Routing Map now clears after copying an item, (6) Routing Map now has options for how it creates the Routing Name. Under the “Routing” option, click the image next to the “Default Routing Name” setting to change the default between Destination Item Number and Source Routing Name (7) Under “Item Currency Maintenance” added a new option to zero List Price (8) The installer will now add a stored procedure to the database (wspItemCopyPost) that will run after all other copying tasks. The stored procedure can be edited to include any custom ‘post copying’ updates that are needed.

PowerATP: Holds column now shows the Hold indicator for Purchase Orders, Manufacturing Orders, Picklists, and Service Calls, in addition to Sales Transactions.

NEW MFG Tweak: Purchase Request Resolution Goto MRP Workbench. Adds a menu item to the Goto button on the Purchase Request Resolution window that provides access to the MRP Workbench window. MRP Workbench will open with the Item-Site Restriction set based on the row selected in the PRR window.

NEW MFG Tweak: Create default SOP-MOP Links.  When using SOP Copy to create a new Sales Document, or add lines to a Document, default (IS010001) records will be created during the copy routine.

MO Generator Suite

MO Receipt Integration: added an option to check for component shortages before attempting to post the receipt. This will be enabled automatically if the Inventory Module option to override shortages is NOT marked. If Inventory allows overrides, checking for shortages in MORI will be optional.

MOGenerator Release 2019-12-06

V12.1.92 / 14.1.67 / 16.1.45 / 18.1.12 / “GP Next” 6-DEC-2019
* MO Receipt Integration: added option to check for component shortages before attempting to post the receipt. This will be enabled automatically if the Inventory Module option to override shortages is NOT marked. If Inventory allows overrides, checking for shortages in MORI will be optional.

The Settings section of the MO Generator window has been rearranged in this build to group the MORI settings together on the right side of the window.  Check For Shortages is shown below in RED.  It is disabled because the Inventory Module “Allow Adjustment Overrides” options is UNMARKED, which means you cannot drive inventory negative.  In this setup, MORI will now check for shortages before attempting to post an MO Receipt report an error if there are.  It will then move to the next MO.  If the Inventory Module allows overrides, “Check For Shortages” will be enabled and UNMARKED by default (this mirrors the previous functionality of requiring that inventory allows overrides).

 

MFG PowerPack Release 2019-11-19

V12.2.152 / 14.2.99 / 16.2.65 / 18.2.26 / “GP Next”
* SmartParts: Addressed issue with the interaction between SmartParts and Item Copy was causing SmartParts to not increment the auto-incrementing segments (#20198595)
* PowerATP: Holds column now shows the yHold indicator for Purchase Orders, Manufacturing Orders, Picklists, and Service Calls, in addition to Sales Transactions.
* NEW MFG Tweak: Purchase Request Resolution Goto MRP Workbench. Adds a menu item to the Goto button on the Purchase Request Resolution window that provides access to the MRP Workbench window. MRP Workbench will open with the Item-Site Restriction set based on the row selected in the PRR window.

The new Tweak adds a “Workbench” item to the GoTo button on Purchase Request Resolution.

 

LeanMFG Release 2019-11-19

V12.2.40 / 14.2.29 / 16.2.19 / 18.2.11 / “GP Next”
* MO Entry: removed dependency of the posting process on the having the MO Entry window open so that it can be used to with integrations to automatically post MO Receipts.
* Full Install Required: this build adds a new table (WMFG7000/wPostingErrors) to record errors encounted when the posting process is called remotely

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GP PowerPack Release 2019-11-11

V12.3.142 / 14.3.85 / 16.3.53 / 18.3.25 / (GP Next)
* idModifier: addressed issue that prevented marking lines as “deleted” to prevent them from being included in the update.
* SOP Rules: (1) NEW: added “Location Default by Document ID”. This Rule automatically sets the Sales Transaction Entry Location Code based on the Document ID. (2) Added navigation to access the SOP Rules Setup window from the main GP PowerPack Setup by double-clicking on “SOP Rules*”. (3) The option to lock the Location Code field that is available with the three different SOP Rules that default the Location Code was previously only applied to the Sales Transaction Entry scrolling window. It now also locks the Location Code on the Item Detial Entry window. (4) Previously the SOP Rules functionality was always enabled if a Rule had been defined, regardless of whether or not SOP Rules was marked as “enabled” in the main GP PowerPack Setup window. All SOP Rules functionality now enables/disables based on the Setup checkbox.

GP PowerPack Release 2019-11-01

V12.3.141 / 14.3.84 / 16.3.52 / 18.3.24 / (GP Next)
* idModifier: added support for maximum SQL table and field name length of 128 characters.
* LoginMonitor: (1) Added new functionality called Reserved Seats, which allows reserving a certain number of logins per User Class. For example, the User Class ADMIN could have 2 seats reserved. If the total user license count is 30, reserving 2 will make GP behave as if there are only 28 seats available for non-ADMIN users.
* Full Installation is required. (1) Creates the new Reserved Seats table (W5026LogMonSeats). (2) IDTables (W5026IDTables) is dropped and re-created with different columns. Data is not migrated, so idModifier IDs need to be recreated.

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CompleteCount Release 2019-10-30

V12.1.41 / 14.1.31 / 16.1.24 / 18.1.14 / (GP Next)
* Tag Reporting: Re-enabled the ability to run the Variance report to screen w/Excel export and added an option to choose which method is used to run the report (Excel export or as a Report Writer report). Builds V12.0.28 / 14.0.18 / 16.0.11 / 18.0.1 removed the “to screen” with Excel export method and replaced it with a GP Report Writer report due to poor performance of the Excel export method with large datasets. The performance issue is inherent in exporting to Excel and still remains with the re-enabling of this functionality.

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LeanMFG Release 2019-09-19

V12.1.39 / 14.1.28 / 16.1.18 / 18.1.10 / “GP Next”
* Compatibility Release for “GP Next”
* Addressed issue in installation routine that caused SQL error (“Invalid length parameter passed to the LEFT or SUBSTRING function”)(#20193743)
* Addressed issue that allows user to close the window during posting which results in an illegal address error (“Illegal address for field ‘cbIsPosting’ in script ‘PostingFlag’. Script terminated”)(#20193691)
* Addressed issue that caused error when user clicked the Input Qty Expansion button when no line was selected in the Inputs Scroll (“Error: set precision passed bad precision value”). (#20192405)

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MFG PowerPack Release 2019-09-18

V12.2.151 / 14.2.98 / 16.2.64 / 18.2.25 / “GP Next”
* Compatibility Release for “GP Next”
* Where Used Inquiry: (1) addressed issue that caused the window to display duplicates when “View All” was selected (#20192831), (2) added new checkbox (“Expand to where used”) that controls if the treeview displays nodes expanded to the “where used” item, or if all nodes are collapsed, (3) after entering the Item Number, the first valid BOM is displayed, rather than defaulting to MFG BOM. For example, if an MFG BOM does not exist, it would default to the first available BOM sorted by BOM Type (BOMCAT_I) and BOM Name from the BOM Header table (BM010415).
* MO Doc Types: addressed issue that caused the “default” MO Number generated by GP Manufacturing to be retained in the WO Master table (WO010032) after selecting the new Doc Type generated MO Number (#20192671)

GP PowerPack Release 2019-09-12

V12.2.138 / 14.2.81 / 16.2.49 / 18.2.21 / (GP Next)
* NEW SOP Tweak: Require Customer-Item: this tweak prevents sale of an item if an Customer-Item record does not exist. This Tweak can be used to enforce a rule that requires customers to be approved to purchase items, or when they should only purchase certain items, such as private label inventory.
* Sales Pro: Added Customer Items view

Engineer To Order Release 2019-09-10

V12.1.35 / 14.1.18 / 16.1.11 / 18.1.7 / (GP Next)
* Compatibility release for GP “Next”
* Setup: New options for Routing Sequence Increment and Sequence Number Pad. The Routing Sequence Increment will default to the Manufacturing Setup value for “Sequence Spacing”, and if that is not set up (or is zero), it will default to 10 but the default can be changed. The Pad adds leading zeros to the Routing Sequence Number, so a Pad of 4 would result in “0010”, “0020”, “0030”, etc.

Read more about ETO here

GP PowerPack Release 2019-09-04

V12.2.137 / 14.2.80 / 16.2.48 / 18.2.20 / (GP Next)
* Compatibility Release for “GP Next”
* Alert: Addressed issue that can cause an alert to clear if there are multiple alerts, such as a Vendor Alert and a PO Alert.
* idModifier: Complete redesign. idModifier can now be “trained” to update/modify virtually any string (ID) field in core GP tables, 3rd Party Product tables, and custom tables. When creating a new ID profile, idModifier will search the database for a sample value (i.e. AARONFIT0001). It identifies all of the tables/fields that contain the sample. The search feature allows it to locate data in 3rd party tables, and to identify all of the different field names used to store the data (i.e. CUSTNMBR, CPRCSTNM, Bill_To_Customer, etc). New table: W5026IDTables. Table W5026IDFields is dropped.
* Sales Pro Item Lookup: addressed issue that prevented it from displaying the Primary Ship To Address Code from Sales Transaction Entry.

 

To learn more about the new idModifier, click here.

CompleteCount Release 2019-08-31

V12.1.40 / 14.1.30 / 16.1.23 / 18.1.13 / (GP Next)
* “GP Next” Compatibility Release
* WW Internal Resources Update
* Setup: Changed “Enable Stock Tags” to “Enable CompleteCount”
* Value Code Update: Addressed issue that prevented the “Clear Value Code if Item has no Usage/Quantity” from clearing the Value Code from all items without Usage/Quantity. When this option is marked, the update routine will first clear the Value Code from ALL Item-Site records in the selected site, then repopulate the Value Code based on the analysis performed in the Value Code Update window.
* Documentation: updated the documentation in all locations where it references the Value Code setting to provide more information about this field and how it is used.
* Start No Item Count: A new Additional Menu option has been added to the Stock Count Schedule window that allows start a count that contains no Items. This may be used when recording counts in Excel. The Excel Import will add “new” items to the count during the import process.

BlanketPO Release 2019-08-31

V12.1.36 / 14.1.25 / 16.1.11 / 18.1.4 / (GP Next)
* GP “Next” Compatibility Release
* Updated WW Internal Resources

With the next release of Dynamics GP, due later this year, Microsoft is changing the internal build numbering logic within Dynamics GP.  To accommodate this we had to change how our registration key functions.  If your registration key is more than one year old, please contact WilloWare to receive an updated key before installing this update.

MFG PowerPack Release 2019-08-30

V12.2.150 / 14.2.97 / 16.2.63 / 18.2.24
* Serial Number Mass Entry: (1) addressed issue that caused a warning message (“Please select Bin(s).”) on the Manufacturing Component Serial Number Selection window even though no bins are required. (2) Added integration point to GP PowerPack’s SOP Non-Inventory Item Serial/Lot Entry window.

Payables Transaction Inquiry – Document Performance Issue

We recently had a support case regarding very poor performance in the Dynamics GP Payables Transaction Inquiry – Document window.  The client has a very high volume of transactions so the payables transaction tables contain millions of records.

The user reported that the window worked fine in GP2015, but in their GP2018R2 test upgrade environment, using the window froze the GP client and severely degraded performance in the system for other users.  The user had to forcibly kill the GP client.

Our investigation revealed the following.

The window uses a SQL stored procedure to populate a temp table which is used to fill the scrolling window.  The stored procedure (pmBuildTrxInquiryByDateRange) was not using the “no lock” hint, so the query’s table joins looked like this:

There are several queries in the stored procedure that use different tables, none of which use “no lock”.

The client reported that the performance issue was resolved after we updated the stored procedure to use “no lock” in all of the queries, like this:

LabelLink Release 2019-08-16

V12.2.39 / 14.2.22 / 16.2.11 / 18.2.4
* Added support for label printing Automation modules
* Changed based table for SmartList labels from LabelLinkSL to W5424002. The report view name is still LabelLinkSLView.
* LabelLink window: (1) added a “show” drop-down to control whether the window shows All Items, or only Items assigned to the selected label (Items can be assigned to a label in Item-Label Setup). (2) Change the heading on the “remove” checkboxes to “hide” (i.e. Hide Lot Numbered Items) to correctly reflect what happens when one of the checkboxes is marked. (3) Fixed an issue that caused the “hide” checkboxes to not hide the correct items from the display.
* Item Label Setup: added a SmartList import wizard to automate mass assignment of Items to a Label.
*** This release requires the full installation routine to create new tables ***
* Added a new table (W5424001) as a permanent label data store to be used by automation. A new view (LabelLinkAuto) is provided for Automation modules to retrieve label data. Automation modules should delete records from W5424001 after printing, or set the Printed flag in W5424001.
* Added a new table (W5424003) as a permanent label data store to be used by automation when printing SmartList labels. A new view (LabelLinkSLAuto) is provided for Automation modules to retrieve label data. Automation modules should delete records from W5424003 after printing, or set the Printed flag in W5424003.

Our new support for “automation” removes the need to install label printing software (such as Bartender or Codesoft) directly on each GP Client.  Instead the label data will be prepared and sent to an “automation” server for printing.  This will immediately free the GP client to continue working while labels are printed in the background.  Automation support works with both our standard “transaction” labels (i.e. printing labels from Sales Transaction Entry, PO Receipts, MO Receipts, etc) and with SmartList (printing labels directly from a SmartList Favorite).

Read more about the automation available from some of the labeling software vendors supported by LabelLink:

//www.bartendersoftware.com/software/automation/

//www.teklynx.com/en/products/enterprise-label-management-solutions/sentinel

//www.nicelabel.com/label-management-system/integrated-printing

 

 

 

LeanMFG Release 2019-08-13

V12.1.38 / 14.1.27 / 16.1.17 / 18.1.9
* MO Doc Type Setup: Added two new options, “Disassembly Wizard: Remove Non-IV Items” and “Disassembly Wizard: Reverse Non-IV Costs”. The first option will cause the Wizard to create a Disassembly MO that does not include any non-inventory type items. The second option will cause the Wizard to add non-inventory type items to the Outputs tab and then during posting to create a non-inventory Journal Entry that reverses the debits/credits from the original MO.