Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016- Project Accounting, Management Reporter, and Power BI

Posted on: March 23, 2017 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics GP

    As new improvements come about in your ERP solution it can be overwhelming trying to keep track of all the changes. This guide will break down improvements made to Project Accounting, Management Reporter, and Power BI in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016. As of December 1st, 2016, Microsoft has released Microsoft Dynamics 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 seventh and final 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!


Project Accounting

    Another Project Accounting improvement that was made with the release of GP 2016 R2 was the addition of line distributions for transactions. Now, when a user enters a Project Accounting transaction, the distribution of each line item can be edited. Simply click on the Line Distributions button to change the accounts. The PA Trial Balance report will reflect the edited amounts and distributions for each transaction.


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Management Reporter

    Another improvement made to GP is Https support for Management Reporter. Https encrypts the underlying data, which adds another layer of security when sharing Management Reporter reports. Users can now send hyperlinks to other users to directly access a generated report without having to worry about external security.


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Power BI

    The final improvement made to GP for the 2016 R2 update was made to the web client. Users now can add Power BI reports directly to the home page. These reports will update automatically when the user logs into the web client. These reports are clickable and link directly to the company’s Power BI site.


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