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MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow
May 24th, 2014 by Ian Grieve
The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.
The fifth Feature of the Day covered is Workflow. Previously there was a Workflow module available with Microsoft Dynamics GP which sat on top of SharePoint; Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 sees the introduction of a new Workflow module which does not sit on top of SharePoint. Instead it is now a Microsoft Dynamics GP window which means it is easier to deploy, access and customise and allows users to design workflows, such as approval paths, for documents in Dynamics GP.
In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2, four types of workflow is available for use: Purchase Order Approval, Purchase Requisition Approval, Payroll Timecard Approval, and Project Timesheet Approval. Other workflow types will be introduced in future releases.
I have a number of clients who are looking for the functionality available within Workflow. While they could have used the SharePoint based Workflow module I have been recommending delaying until the rewrite was complete so I am really looking forward to this one being available. Especially as it removes the need for SharePoint and the problems which go along with integrating it with GP.