I was recently reminded how useful Custom Links are in Dynamics GP. This feature is very powerful for streamlining your processes but often goes underutilized.
You can access the Custom Link Setup window in the Company section of the Administration page in Dynamics GP 2010 or at Tools>>Setup>>Company>>Custom Link. Here is a quick example of how you might leverage Custom Links to streamline your processes in Dynamics GP to drill back directly to shipment tracking information from Sales User-Defined Field Entry:
To setup this up for Federal Express, add a new Custom Link for your FedEx Shipping Method as follows:
FedEx: http://www.fedex.com/Tracking?action=track&language=english&cntry_code=us&initial=x&mps=y&tracknumbers=%1 UPS: http://wwwapps.ups.com/etracking/tracking.cgi?submit=Track&InquiryNumber1=%1&TypeOfInquiryNumber=T U.S. Postal Service: http://trkcnfrm1.smi.usps.com/PTSInternetWeb/InterLabelInquiry.do?origTrackNum=%1