Selling GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP has always been an interesting affair. If you can get a customer to sit and watch a demo (live or on video from the GPPT Portal), they immediately see the benefits and want the product. However, it is usually the people who work with the product day to day who see the demo and then they find it hard to sell to management.
I have been burnt before with crowd funded projects (I supported 3 smartwatches and only one make it to production and it under-delivered 😦 ), so I was wary of getting involved again. However, this was the second generation of the GPD Pocket and demo devices had already been delivered to a number of YouTube reviewers. I felt fairly safe to get involved with crowd funding again, as this would give me a discount and get the device earlier.
This is something that is easily solved as a Self Service script using the GP Power Tools – Developer Tools module. In fact, I had already created a solution for the same request for a customer in Australia using GP Power Tools. I spoke to the customer, Anand, and he said he was happy for me to post the code on the blog.
This article assumes that your GP Power Tools or Batch Posting Service Toolkit subscriptions are current. Visual Studio Integration Toolkit is free, its subscription is always current.
The quick answer is to just update to the latest code. Read on for more details…
The GPUG Summit 2018 Conference is fast approaching. It is being held on October 15-18, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Winthrop Development Consultants will be at the conference as I am training 3 GPUG Academy classes and co-presenting at least 5 sessions. We will also have booth 1540 at the Expo.
Register now before the early-bird pricing runs out on September 6th… Don’t forget to use the Winthrop 10% discount code below.
About seven weeks ago, my good friend, fellow MVP & GPUG All-Star, blogger and past co-presenter, Shawn Dorward‘s life was turned upside down when his eighteen year old son, Taylor was involved in a drowning accident.
Thanks to Taylor’s friends and the emergency teams, Taylor survived but has suffered significant brain damage. He is now on the long road to recovery and making great progress.
Please read on and watch the video to see how you can help and for more information on the special promotion that I am running through Winthrop Development Consultants. Taylor needs your support.
We will be running Introduction to GP Power Tools in the morning and Advanced GP Power Tools Tricks and Tips in the afternoon of Sunday 14th October 2018.