Sunday, March 25, 2012

Not having the information you need when you need it leaves you wanting. Not knowing where to look for that information leaves you powerless. In a society where information is king, none of us can afford that. (Lois Horrowitz, 2007)

By far the best way to access information that is stored within Dynamics GP is via SmartList. Everyone loves SmartList.  Last week I was hanging with 10,000 of my closest friends in Houston and I heard over and over again that "I could not live without SmartList" and equally as often "I could not live without SmartList Builder".

So I believe that refrain will shortly become "I can not live without SmartView".   Why?

During convergence we launched the stand alone version of SmartView for the first time. For those of you that do not yet know about SmartView, it is a new way of accessing all your SmartList and SmartList Builder information  - but is even easier to use that SmartList.
Learn more about SmartView here

With SmartView Stand Alone you are able to provide all the functionality of SmartList to everyone in your organisation, including all those that do not have access to a Dynamics GP Lisence.  This is very cool.

Given you use Dynamics GP to capture so much information - why would you hide it? Whay would you make it hard to find?  It is possible to run a company where everyone has the information they need all of the time.  How cool is that. As Lois Horrowitz said, none of us can afford to leave our people powerless or wanting for information to do their jobs.

SmartView stand alone will be releasing before April 30 2012.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Now Hiring the Worlds Best
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If you can not work out how to dial an Australian number or are not prepared to spend a few dollars on a phone call - then you are not the person we are looking for.  eOne is going places in 2012 and we invite you to come along with us.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Leap Year

The SmartConnect scheduling service was caught out by the 29th February 2012. That wonderful leap year event that only comes around every four years.  For those that found their scheduled integrations either stopped or got excited and ran every minute  - I apologise and you will find this KB article here will resolve any ongoing issues.

Reset schedules for leap year.

At eOne we were also caught out on the 29th - with our scheduled maps failing to run.  Our dev guys were also working on some scheduling code on the 29th and spent 1/2 a day trying to work out why things were not running on the 29th when it had been perfect on the 28th!

This is something that should not have happened, but is a result of me saying about three years ago 'we need to get this code released this week - worry about leap years in the next build'. We discovered last week that we never remembered to come back to this task.

Rest assured that by February 29th 2016 - that this issue will be resolved.