Dynamics GP Web Client – What Is It and Why Should I Use It?

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Maintaining Dynamics GP installations for even a few workstations can be a tedious task for IT departments and administrators. What if you could ease those headaches and allow employees to log into Dynamics GP from any computer, anywhere? Deploying the Dynamics GP Web Client provides the ability to have a greater number of fast connections on a web client server, rather than a Terminal Server and will benefit both GP users and IT departments alike.

 Save Time and Money

The Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client provides access to Microsoft Dynamics GP through the IE browser where the user experience and functionality is virtually the same. The Microsoft Dynamics GP application process for the user is running on a separate server, so there is no client application software installed on the user’s local system. Instead, a Silverlight 5 application running inside the web browser on the user’s computer presents the application. Using the Web Client rather than installing on multiple workstations will save time and money when planning to upgrade to the next version of Dynamics GP.

Employee Self-Service Advantage

Another reason to choose the Web Client is to take advantage of the many employee self-service features added in GP 2015. Clients using the GP payroll module want an easier way for employees to access their profiles & paystubs. Self Service functionality within GP now allows employees to enter and submit time for approval, view historical paystubs, update direct deposit information, update W4 selections, make changes to their address, emergency contacts and other employee profile information, view training and skills information and even enroll in benefits!

Project Time and Expense Tracking

Other functionality used in self-service is the project time & expense entry and purchase requisition. Your employees can now track and enter their own time and expenses on projects. Using Workflow, employees can submit the time and expenses for approval. Once the manager approves, the time and expense can be posted to the project. Employees can also use the Procurement self-service feature to enter and submit purchase requisitions for Inventory or Non-Inventoried items. These purchase requisitions can then be linked to a Purchase Order once proper approval is obtained.

With the addition of the new Self-Service license user and the Dynamics GP Web Client, offering employee self-service is now easier and more affordable than ever. For more information, sign up for our half-day training Deploying the Dynamics GP 2015 Web Client to be held on Tuesday, March 22nd. If you’d like to get started today, please contact us at Info@OTT-Inc.com.

By Sarah Britton, Dynamics GP Consultant with OTT, Inc., a Minneapolis Dynamics GP and NetSuite Provider.

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