Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 provides attractive enhancements for end-users. With a new user-interface and functionality improvements, Dynamics SL 2011 is one of the largest product upgrades for Microsoft Dynamics in years.

We have experience on the latest Dynamics SL 2011 features of the Role Center on Dashboard creation, Business Analyzer Charts (BA) and Quick queries. Read below for an introduction on Role Centers, Activities and Quick Lists.

What is a Role Center?

The Role Center contains activities along with Quick Lists areas to present you quick role-based information from Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 data. When you access the Role Center page with your associated access rights, the Activities you have access to (across modules) will appear to the left side of the Role Center.

Only those users or group of users who have been given rights to the Role Center parts will be able to view the Role Center page. The Role Center has a section that contains Activities. These activities have associated Quick Lists that will display when focus is on the Activity.

Parts of the Role Center:

Given below are the main contents of the Role Center which are called the Parts. The available role center parts to select are below along with the table names. Users or groups needs to be given access rights to the below parts.

  • Activities (RCACT)
  • Quick List (RCQLIST)
  • Connect (RCVOICE)

What is an Activity Group?

Activities are grouped or categorized by the module. These categories are called Activity Groups.

Predefined Activity Group list (Sub Part1):

Given below are the standard modules that are available as standard Activity Group list.

  1. Account Payables (AP),
  2. Account Receivables (AR),
  3. Project (PA).

But the Activity Group can be customised to include other custom groups as well.

What is an Activity Cue (Sub Part2)?

Within each Activity Group listing there are Activity Cues that typically represent the pending work for a user or group. Each Activity Cue can be set to link an action which includes executing a Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Screen/Query, an external program or Quick List.

The Access check box will be checked for the user or group having access to the Role Center and the users will be able to use each of these subparts (Quick list) with the provided access rights.

What is a Quick List?

Quick Lists are associated with Activity Cues. The Activity Cue that has focus will be listed in the Quick List area. You can double click on a line item in the Quick List to open the specific screen that will show you that information.

The Custom Quick Queries can be included as well in the Quick lists as per the customer need.

What is Microsoft Connect?

The Role Center provides a link to sign-in to Microsoft Connect. Connect allows you to change your preferences, provide feedback on the Microsoft Dynamics products and access eLearning materials.

Hope this helps!!

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