One of the lesser known setup features of Microsoft Dynamics GP2010 is the ability to have the system pop-up a predefined message box on login advising to the status of an environment.
If anyone has used the fabrikam company, you know what I'm referring to, the modal dialog box that appears advising that this is a demonstration company, etc etc.
There are actually two other message boxes that you can trigger for your own company.
If you navigate to your company setup screen (Tools--> Setup --> Company --> Company)
You can add two different reserved tags to the end of the Company Name.
The first is <TEST>, (make sure you include the angle brackets and enter all UPPERCASE letters). This will trigger the following popup for all users to this company on login:
Alternatively, if you change the company name and a "<HISTORICAL>" tag to the end of the company name you will trigger this pop-up:
These are both handy messages to advise users that this is a Test or Archive instance.
This works in both GP10 and Gp2010, however, as of build 1752, there is a small known glitch in which the Dynamics Connect home-screen widget will not work when using these tags. See this blog for details...
A word of caution, don't modify any other parts of the company name, and always put the tag at the end, as some modules require exact spelling of the company name for their registration keys to operate (for example Canadian Payroll).
In my next post I'll discuss the various methods to have different colours by company, in both GP10 and GP2010.
Stay tuned until next time...