GP 2016 – POP to FA, W-2, and Tracking Dates

Posted on: February 16, 2017 | By: Craig Thompson | Microsoft Dynamics GP

Authored by: Brent Stabiner


As of December 1st, 2016, Microsoft has released GP 2016 R2. With the release comes a small collection of new features and improvements. This post will cover a few different improvements and marks the fifth of several in a series of posts over the next several weeks that will cover these new features.


On December 1st, the Microsoft development team sent an email stating the following:

The Microsoft Dynamics GP team is pleased to announce that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 has released!   Dynamics GP 2016 R2 continues the great value delivered in previous Dynamics GP releases.  Dynamics GP 2016 R2 includes enhancements to SmartList Designer; Power BI reports available on the home page in web client; key additions to the Project Accounting and Requisitions; and 25+ functionality features prioritized by customers.


Thanks to everyone for your efforts, passion and contributions to making Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 a great success!


The first improvement is to the Purchase Order Processing/Fixed Asset link that can be setup. If a user navigates to Financial – Setup – Fixed Assets – Company, there are several settings that can be selected. One of them is called Post POP through FA. This option creates a checkbox in the purchase order entry screen that, when checked, will add the purchased item to the Fixed Asset module for a user to review and save. A related option that was added to GP 2016 R2 is the ability include tax in the acquisition box. Be sure the checkbox below is marked.


Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 improvements



A feature that was added to the human resources module for GP 2016 R2 was the ability to track history on termination and rehire dates. This new option is called Employment History and can be accessed via the employee maintenance screen.


How-to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2


The final improvement that will be covered in this article deals with printing W-2s. With this update, payroll administrators can print W-2s without using the pre-printed form. To do this, a user navigates to the print W-2 screen at HR & Payroll – Routines – Payroll – Print W-2s. In the form type field, choose 1 Wide – Forms with Box.


Improvements for GP


 For more information on Dynamics GP 2016 R2, please contact Logan Consulting, your Chicago based Microsoft Certified Gold Partner to schedule a consultation.


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