GP Power Tools incorporates a feedback survey which it will prompt an administrator user 30 days after a new installation or 2 days after an updated installation.
The history behind the survey goes back to the Support Debugging Tool days. The SDT did not have any registration system and downloads were not being tracked, so it was an attempt to get usage data and product feedback to help justify the continued development of the tool.
Anyhow, one of the questions asks for a score between 1 and 9 for Documentation and a number of respondents have given a low score over the years.
This article tries to clarify what documentation is available and asks for feedback on how documentation for GP Power Tools can be improved. I also often hear that sites are only using one feature of the product and have no idea of how much they are missing out on.
If you have not yet watched the Benefits Presentation to get an understanding of how GP Power Tools solves your pain points, click https://www.winthropdc.com/ftp/pub/GPPowerTools_Benefits.ppsx
Below is a list of the documentation available:
Installed with GP Power Tools, there is a comprehensive, 592 page, User Guide manual pdf (GPPTools.pdf) which details every window and function in the product (as per build 28).
The User Guide manual pdf is also available from the Downloads section of the web page.
Installed with GP Power Tools, there is version history text file (GPPTools.txt).
The version history text file is also available from the Downloads section of the web page.
Websites and web pages
Below is a list of the Websites and web pages available:
GP Power Tools Products page: https://www.winthropdc.com/products_GPPT.htm
GP Power Tools Downloads section: https://www.winthropdc.com/products_GPPT.htm#Downloads
GP Power Tools Portal: http://WinthropDC.com/GPPT
GP Power Tools Samples: http://WinthropDC.com/GPPT/Samples
GP Power Tools Videos: http://WinthropDC.com/GPPT/Videos
Winthrop Development Consultants Blog: http://WinthropDC.com/Blog
Inside the application
From inside the Microsoft Dynamics GP application, while on any of the GP Power Tools windows, press F1 or select Help from the menus to display the following dialog and open the user guide manual or portal web page.
Other than the demonstration and feature videos on the GP Power Tools Videos page, we offer full day GP Power Tools training workshops at the User Group Summit conferences during the GPUG Academy days.
GP Power Tools related sessions are often presented at conferences and demonstration presentations also available for partners, customers and user groups on request.
Support and Consulting
Product support for GP Power Tools is included with the subscription and Consulting hours are available if more in depth assistance is needed.
I am not sure what more I can do to provide documentation other than ship a clone of myself along with installation (we are working on that) :).
Please let me know what you think? What more can I do?
10-Oct-2020: Updated to reflect increase from 425 pages to 592 pages for User Manual for build 28.
This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.