Barcode Scanning in Dynamics GP Great Plains Notes

Jul 31 11:09 2009 Andrew Karasev Print This Article

This small publication is for existing Microsoft Dynamics GP, formerly known as Great Plains Dynamics, customers with unique Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transportation, Warehouse Management automation requirements, where  out-of-shelf Dynamics GP barcoding add-ons do not fit without further modification

We name our approaches "Solutions",Guest Posting where we have proven existing codes, ready for tuning in your SCM environment.  We are also happy to optimize your procurement and inventory tracking processes, where you already have barcode scanners and barcode servers deployed and you need the integration to Dynamics GP.  Article might look too technical, it is intended for IT people and programmers in your company:


1.       Barcode integration points.  This is often where you have some disappointment in existing Dynamics GP Barcode Custom modules - there are too many places in Great Plains Dynamics, where Barcode integration is possible, virtually you can automate with barcode scanning every place, where GP user enter something from the keyboard.  Obviously the most popular integrations for barcoding are SOP Invoice and Order Allocation, Purchase Receipts, Inventory Count, Point Of Sale Invoice Inventory Item Line Entering.  However if you have light manufacturing, you may need barcoding in Bill of Materials processing.


2.       Barcode Labels printing.  Sometimes this process is unique and you can have Barcode Labels with some lot or serial numbering specifics (here you may create new inventory items upon the receiving of the merchandise or assign new lot or serial numbers to new arriving), usually upon POP Purchase Receipt line is received in full.  Label printing could be done directly in Dynamics GP ReportWriter, but for better results you could deploy more flexible tools, such as Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) or Crystal Reports  SSRS in our opinion is the tool of the future as some software developers are resisting to deploy it due to the fact that it is completely web based in its interface, however this tool comes free with SQL Server and does the same job as more traditional reporting tool - Crystal Reports for example


3.       Real Time versus Batch integration mode.  If you do not deploy Barcode scanning servers, you should restrict to Batch mode integration, meaning that you will scan all your documents and the you will arrive to the office and upload the whole batch.  If you need realtime integration, consider Barcode Scanning Server deployment, where your scanner could communicate with the server and the server will push each transaction in real time


4.       Accounting puzzles.  You may have questions on how to account Merchandise Consignment (you do not want to take these items on your Assets Balance)


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