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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation

By : Victoria Yudin
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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation

By: Victoria Yudin

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 is a sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning application with a multitude of features and options. The implementation of Dynamics GP is usually considered to be complex, and can be very confusing for users and consultants. This step-by-step guide will show you how to effectively implement Dynamics GP 2010 with ease.This focused, step-by-step tutorial covers the basics of Microsoft Dynamics GP, from licensing, to design, before moving on to more complex topics such as implementation and setup. You will learn how to install and configure Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 from start to finish.This book will enable you to master the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 2010 effectively. This book starts with how to plan and complete a successful Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 implementation. You will then move on to learning who should be on the implementation team, what important questions should be asked and how to plan your infrastructure for Dynamics GP 2010. Detailed descriptions of all the setup options for the core Dynamics GP modules as well as practical advice on setup will help guide you through the myriad of options available in this powerful application. As you reach the end of the book you will learn how to import your initial data with illustrations and practical examples.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation
About the Author
About the Reviewer
General Ledger Account Categories
Microsoft Professional Services: Additional Tools Available

Financial reporting: AFA, FRx, and Management Reporter

When Dynamics GP was originally released, a financial reporting tool called Advanced Financial Analysis (AFA) was created for the General Ledger. This is a Dexterity-based tool that includes some basic financial reports and allows users to modify and create financial reports such as Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss Statements, and Cash Flows.

It quickly became apparent that AFA was not a robust enough tool for many user requirements, so Great Plains Software, several years prior to Microsoft's acquisition of it, purchased FRx Software to accommodate the need for more functionality and flexibility for financial reporting. FRx Software made a financial reporting package called FRx Reporter (commonly referred to as FRx) that works with many General Ledger packages in addition to Dynamics GP. If you have implemented previous versions of Dynamics GP, you would have most likely worked with FRx, as this was the financial reporting tool of choice for Dynamics GP.

Starting with Dynamics GP 2010 a new product, called Management Reporter, has been introduced by Microsoft to replace FRx. At the time of this writing, Management Reporter does not have all the functionality of FRx and it is being slowly phased-in as more features are added. Customers that are new to Dynamics GP will automatically receive Management Reporter, but can request FRx if they need functionality that Management Reporter does not have yet.