Changes to Workflow Types and Features Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains 2013 R2

With the recent launch of Dynamics GP 2013 R2 there are many new changes you may want to pay attention to that may benefit or impact your organization. Let’s have a look at the changes to Workflow Types and Features.

Dynamics GP 2013 R2 now has a new workflow system, utilizing a custom workflow engine based in the GP code. The workflow design experience is now in a GP window, replacing the prior GP Workflow system, and removing the dependency on SharePoint.

This system allows users to design workflows, such as approval paths, for documents in Dynamics GP.

Workflow Types

  • Purchase Order Approval
  • Purchase Requisition Approval
  • Payroll Timecard Approval
  • Project Timesheet Approval

Workflow Features

  • Workflow Maintenance
  • Email Notification
  • Access through GP & Responding to Email in Outlook
  • Workflow History
  • User Delegation
  • Workflow Calendar

workflow comparison

Common Scenarios (PO)

  • Simple Workflow
  • With Multiple First Steps
  • With Multiple Approval Paths – Parallel Workflow
  • With Converging Steps – Branching Workflow
  • With Multiple Approvers in a Step
  • An Approver is an Originator


Simple Workflow

simple workflow


Workflow with Multiple First Steps

Workflow with multiple first steps


Workflow with Multiple Approval Paths – Parallel Workflow

workflow with mulitple approval paths


Workflow with Converging – Branching Workflow

Workflow with Converging- Branching Workflow

Workflow with Multiple Approvers in a Step

  • Take the first response
  • Majority must approve
  • All must approve

Workflow with Multiple Approvers in a Step


Workflow Maintenance

workflow maintenance


Email Notification Maintenance

email notification maintenance


Email Message Setup

Email message set up


Access Through GP

Access through GP

Responding to Email in Outlook

Responding to email in outlook


Workflow History

Workflow History


User Delegation

user delegation


Workflow Calendar

Workflow Calendar



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