Microsoft Dynamics GP – SOP work by Document or Batch?

I have a Distribution Client who uses Sales Order Processing (or SOP) in Microsoft Dynamics GP.  As this client fills orders, they handle each order one at a time.  In this video I demonstrate how I suggest using batches to save time in the following areas:

I have a Distribution Client who uses Sales Order Processing (or SOP) in Microsoft Dynamics GP.  As this client fills orders, they handle each order one at a time.  In this video I demonstrate how I suggest using batches to save time in the following areas:

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  • Transfer from Backorder to Order
  • Printing Orders and Packing Slips
  • Transferring to Invoices
  • Printing or emailing Invoices
  • Posting Invoices

If you use Deposits, or any of the fields at the bottom of the invoice, you’ll need to make sure you do this.  A Good practice is to always select to include Totals and Deposits!

 

From GP HELP

  • If you are using sales quote workflow, quotes must be approved or they won’t be transferred. If you are using customer credit limit override workflow, orders, fulfillment orders, and invoices must be approved or they won’t be transferred. You can transfer documents that don’t need approval.
  • If you mark Back Order All or Back Order Balance, the back order for these quantities won’t be created when you transfer the original document. You must open the new document and transfer it to a back order.

We all need to remember that sometimes altering our business processes slightly can save us time and make us more efficient.  Do not get trapped in the “We’ve always done it that way” routine!

Author: Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen (Microsoft MVP) is both a Microsoft Certified Professional for Dynamics GP (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). She is also the co-founder of Smith & Allen Consulting, Inc. (www.saci.com), a business management software consulting firm for over 24 years. Belinda began implementing ERP systems so long ago that Windows was not an operating system, but an application. Larger businesses used old Main Frames with monitors that were Green and Black and smaller business did accounting by hand. Having seen the evolution that has taken place over the years from pieces of paper to analytics, Belinda still gets excited every time she helps a business improve. Belinda is also well known for her Blog www.BelindaTheGPcsi.com. Her blog is about sharing really useful information about the product quickly and succinctly. She has earned the nickname GP CSI because she excels at reviewing GP problems and figuring what went wrong and why. With followers all over the Globe she is able to share knowledge and achieve her mission: “To Improve the Lives and Business Success of my Followers.” In her time off, Belinda enjoys sailing, woodturning, crochet/knitting, sewing/quilting, reading and playing the ukulele (Belinda often participates in Ukulele Jams in NYC.)

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