How to Use Custom Links in GP for Automated Tracking
Perhaps one of the most underutilized GP tools – yet amazingly simple and effective – is the custom link functionality for automated tracking information on shipments. GP users can easily 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.
To set up this up with UPS, for example, first add a new Custom Link for your UPS shipping method as follows:
After setting up the Custom Link in the Sales User-Defined Field Entry, click on the Tracking Numbers hyperlink and you will be presented with the prompt entered in the Create/Modify Custom Link window.When selected, the shipment tracking information for the tracking number you chose will be displayed in your web browser:
You can set up a Tracking Number Custom Link for all shipping methods, but note that each carrier has a unique page for tracking shipments.
Shipment tracking URLs for common carriers are listed below:
Estes Express – http://www.estes-express.com/cgi-dta/edn419.mbr/output?search_criteria=%1
FEDEX – http://fedex.com/Tracking?action=track&tracknumber_list=%1
Old Dominion – http://www.odfl.com/trace/Trace.jsp?pronum=%1
SAIA – http://www.saiasecure.com/tracing/b_manifest.asp?link=y&pro=%1