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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
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Implementation timeline

Using what you have learned in this chapter, you should now be able to start putting together a list of implementation tasks with dates. First, the implementation team will need to determine the Go Live date. The best Go Live dates are during the slow season for a company and when there are no vacations planned for the members of the implementation team or the accounting system users.

Once the Go Live date is chosen, start there and work backwards. Try to keep in mind the amount of work needed for each task and the resources needed. For example, cleaning up and renumbering a list of 2,000 customers or 5,000 inventory items may take some significant time and should be allotted more time than cleaning up 500 vendors. If the same resource needs to perform multiple cleanup tasks, they will not be able to do them at the same time.

If you are comfortable working with Microsoft Office Project or a similar application for your planning, that is certainly a suitable tool. However...