Approving GP Batches from Cell Phone

  • Approving GP Batches from Cell Phone

    Posted by DSC Communities on March 6, 2017 at 10:15 am
    • Steve Burney

      Member

      March 6, 2017 at 10:15 AM

      Hello Everyone and I hope you are having a Happy March!
      I have a request from our Finance department for the ability to approve GP batches in Workflow from the Finance managers cell phone.
      We would appreciate any suggestions and advice on if this is possible and available.
      Steve

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      Steve Burney
      Senior Financial Systems Administrator
      Correct Care Solutions
      Nashville, TN United States
      sburney@correctcaresolutions.com
      615-312-7272
      Twitter @SteveBurney
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    • Charles Allen

      Member

      March 6, 2017 at 10:56 PM

      Unfortunately, not really, especially if you’re using an iPhone or Android device. Workflow approval requires IE 9.0 and above and web services to be running so the device would need to be able to communicate.

      Workflow 3.0 is coming, I think in the next version. Hopefully, this functionality will exist.

      In the meantime, there is U-LINC from Integrity Data. It apparently does offer approvals on mobile devices.

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      Charles Allen
      Senior Managing Consultant
      BKD Technologies
      Houston, TX
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    • Rob Klaproth

      Member

      March 7, 2017 at 12:54 AM

      The only way this would work is either you would have to put a server outside of your network’s DMZ so it is accessible from the internet.  The user would have to enter their network user name and password.  All of this is untested, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t be do-able, you can poke holes in the firewall, but there are obviously inherit security risks.  If your IT department doesn’t have an in house security expert, you would definitely want to have a consultant from an IT security firm do something like this for you.

       

      Charles,

       

      I think with GP 2016 workflow works with any browser now, but I have not tested workflow approval via a moble device. I don’t think it uses the web client to approve anyway, it just goes out to the web services and it renders a window for them to enter a comment and approve. 

       

      So, the 3 unanswered questions here that someone would need to test:


      #1 If you are not logged into your company’s network, will the web services provide a login screen for you to enter your standard domain credentials to authenticate, or will it just fail?

       

      #2 Are mobile devices supported, if so what browsers will work?

       

      #3 Is it possible to prevent all access to your systems financial data while making web services available outside the DMZ?  What ports have to be open?

       

       

      ——Original Message——

      Unfortunately, not really, especially if you’re using an iPhone or Android device. Workflow approval requires IE 9.0 and above and web services to be running so the device would need to be able to communicate.

      Workflow 3.0 is coming, I think in the next version. Hopefully, this functionality will exist.

      In the meantime, there is U-LINC from Integrity Data. It apparently does offer approvals on mobile devices.

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      Charles Allen
      Senior Managing Consultant
      BKD Technologies
      Houston, TX
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    • David Musgrave

      Member

      March 7, 2017 at 1:22 AM

      I have seen a third party product demonstrated that could achieve this.

      Have a chat with Thomas Garcia from Icon, he demonstrated a solution at the GPUG Summit 2015 session that Mariano and I hosted.

      http://www.iconsa.net/en/about/index.html

      David

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      David Musgrave MVP, GPUG All-Star

      Managing Director
      Winthrop Development Consultants

      Perth, Western Australia

      http://www.winthropdc.com
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    • Bruce Strom

      Member

      March 8, 2017 at 9:28 AM

      From an accounting perspective,
      is such a thing advisable?

      Should they be in a rush to approve batches?
      Or should they put a minimum of thought and effort into the process?

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      Bruce Strom
      Programmer Analyst
      Associated Grocers of Florida
      sunrise FL
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