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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
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Companies in Dynamics GP

A critical decision that is very difficult to change after implementation is whether or not to have multiple companies in Dynamics GP. Sometimes there is no question, as there is only one company or there are clearly separate entities. However, often there are multiple legal entities, branches, or subsidiaries that may require separate accounting records and procedures, but also share customers or inventory items.

There is no limit on the number of companies you can setup in Dynamics GP. Each company created becomes a separate SQL Server database and behaves autonomously, save for a few shared characteristics global to the entire Dynamics GP installation, such as system users, currency setup, and exchange rate tables.

There are situations when separate companies are clearly recommended in Dynamics GP:

  • If accounting records must be kept in different functional currencies to conform to local requirements

  • When using Dynamics GP Payroll and there are different Federal...