Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Project Management Module for Dynamics GP

Today I found an interesting question in the newsgroup requesting an integration between Dynamics GP and Project Server, it might be doable but it will not be an easy task if it was a complicated integration.

However, the question was:

does anyone know if it is possible to integrate both GP2010 and PS2010? If so what is required?
what we are looking for is to send ProjectServer timesheet information into GP2010.

Few days ago I presented something like this for a new customer and the idea was acceptable. The customer was using MS Project to manage their projects and wanted to have their projects tasks goes directly into Dynamics GP, not only the timesheet entries, but also all project expenses, resources, items and services, I tried to integrate Project Server to Dynamics GP but it was not an easy task if you are looking to integrate the projects tasks to your
inventory items and all other integration points.

However, I worked around this by using imageDynamics GP Manufacturing Bill Of Material, design the project exactly as you design it in MS Project, but instead of writing down that tasks, selects it as items, so all you MS Project Tasks will have to be defined as both inventory and service items based on the type of task, I have created a .Net based tool that replaces the print button of the Manufacturing BOM with Gantt Chart using tools from
DevExpress, Chart will look like the image on the right-->

Finally they accepts the idea as all the columns they uses frequently was exist in the BOM, they have used the In/Out dates as start/end dates and the costs will be calculated automatically, try it, it might fulfill your needs.

Mohammad R. Daoud - CTO
+962 - 79 - 999 65 85 

No comments:

Related Posts:

Related Posts with Thumbnails