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17 Most Commonly Overlooked Set-Up and On-Going Use Issues in Microsoft Dynamics GP

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    “Everything should be made as simple as possible…but not simpler.”

       - Albert Einstein                                             

    We recently held a Microsoft Dynamics GP User Group Meeting in St. Louis, MO.  Our feature speakers were the owners from Reporting-Central.  One of their products that caught my attention was “The Validator”.  This product helps Dynamics GP users eliminate manual validation and reconciliation processes to make Microsoft Dynamics GP a better business solution by continuously monitoring critical areas of their solution.  Also, another major takeaway that I think many current users of Microsoft Dynamics GP would find very interesting are the most commonly overlooked Set-Up and On-Going Use issues in Dynamics GP.  Here is a small list that Reporting-Central shared with us.


    User Security Set To POWERUSER

    Future Fiscal Periods Open

    Maximum Account Length set too low

    Posting Not Set To Create Journal Entry Per Transaction

    Dex Lock

    Interrupted Batch

    Stuck Process

    Account Maintenance Allows Account Entry on Control Account

    Account Posting Level Set To Summary

    Maintain Account History Not Checked

    Retained Earnings Category Not Set to 27

    Checkbook Allows Duplicate Check Numbers

    Customer Accounts Receivable Control Account empty

    Maintenance Customer Missing Salesperson

    Maintenance Customer Missing Tax Schedule

    Vendor 1099 Box Checked With No Tax Id

    Old Open Purchase Orders


    These are just a small sample of the issues that Reporting-Central’s software can monitor and alert Microsoft Dynamics GP users.


    If you have additional questions or would like to learn more about how “The Validator” could help your Microsoft Dynamics GP investment, please give me a call today at 636-237-2280 or email us at

    I would also invite you to download an upbeat and engaging new white paper, “25 Brilliant Ideas to Outsmart Your Competition with Microsoft Dynamics ERP”.  This report includes 25 examples from real companies – from non-profits to distributors and many in between.

    For a high level estimate of your investment in Microsoft Dynamics GP, please use our “FREE” Microsoft Dynamics GP Quick Quote Tool.  It will give you a great starting point for assessing your potential investment in a solution like this.

    By Michael Ramatowski at Turnkey Technologies, Inc. - Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky Microsoft Gold Certified Dynamics GP and CRM Partner

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