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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
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Populating data

During the planning of a Dynamics GP implementation, decisions should be made about what type of data needs to be populated into the system prior to, or possibly after, Go Live. Data can be grouped into three categories: master data, historical data, and open transactions. Each should be discussed in detail and planned for separately.

Master data

Master data includes customers, vendors, inventory items, fixed assets, and General Ledger accounts. There is no question that this data needs to be populated during implementation. However, there are a few considerations, such as where to get the data, how much of it has to be cleaned up or changed, and how to accomplish actually getting it into Dynamics GP that should be planned out.

Implementing a new ERP system is a great opportunity to reexamine existing master data and do some renumbering or general cleanup. At this stage of the planning, you should put together a list of what master data needs to be populated into Dynamics...