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Why Dynamics GP 2015 Is Your Best Choice for Financial Management


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    Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is a product that speaks for itself. With powerful features and a user-friendly interface, Dynamics GP is a true ERP solution that has everything you need to manage your financials.

    What can you expect from Dynamics GP in terms of financial management? The following information on capabilities has been compiled by Microsoft:

    Account Level Security

    Enhance security features and account views by allowing users to create, edit and view information from a reduced account set (based on the access granted for GL accounts on a per-user basis).

    Analytical Accounting

    Analyze financial data using whichever criteria you require for greater reporting flexibility and extensibility. Track financial data by different dimensions (region, profit center, etc.) without adding to your chart of accounts.

    Budgeting

    Track multiple budgets for multiple fiscal years in multiple currencies and GL Accounts. Easily update and maintain budgets by leveraging Excel to import/export. Get insight into your business by reporting budget versus actual (by year, quarter or month). Keep an audit trail of who modifies a budget and when.

    Cash Flow Management

    Customizable views and forecasting tools enable you to control, predict and monitor inflows and outflows that track a company’s liquidity over time. A calendar offers an easy-to-understand format for insight into your inflows and outflows.

    Customer/Vendor Consolidations

    Quickly transfer information between Receivables Management and Payables Management to create a customer record that uses information already available in a vendor record, and vice versa, giving a consolidated view of the vendor and customer relationships. Easily combine customer accounts or vendor accounts.

    Encumbrance Management

    Locate and track budget information, query current or historical encumbrances, and streamline period-end and year-end reporting processes. Control your purchasing process with limited purchases through encumbrance posting.

    Fixed Asset Management

    Improve financial control and put company assets such as buildings, machinery and equipment to the best possible use with tools for tracking, analyzing, and manipulating fixed assets. For each asset you can track and deprecate by calendar or fiscal year with several methods including MACRS and many others. Track depreciation for tax liabilities for the most common tax books. Analyze and track assets historically to better manage your assets.

    General Ledger

    Maintain all of your financial journal entries and budgets with a double-entry accounting ledger that supports up to 999 periods. Also, after years of using Microsoft Dynamics GP you can purge historical data. Track non-financial data like unit accounts at the General Ledger level. Transfer account balances based on a variable account by percent or unit giving more flexibility to your General Ledger. Easily copy and paste data from Excel or text into General Ledger.

    Grant Management

    Not-for-profit and public sector organizations can automate grant management processes to track funds more easily, demonstrate accountability, and help attract future funding. Utilize grant management controls to prevent overspending.

    Intercompany

    Set up and maintain relationships so that revenues or expenses incurred in one company can be tracked as “due to” or “due from” amounts in other companies. View distributions of intercompany transactions from other companies. Void the whole intercompany transaction, including destination company distributions, from the originating company.

    Lockbox Processing

    Automatically import and apply customer payment information from a lockbox transaction file provided by your financial institution. Lockbox Processing provides reliable receivables information, improved funds availability, and greater fraud protection.

    Multicurrency Management

    Take control of multinational operations and manage currency transactions smoothly and efficiently with flexible, powerful multicurrency capabilities such as easy reevaluation.

    National Accounts

    National Accounts provides the ability to define a national account relationship between multiple customers. It enables a customer to be defined as the “parent” account to which “child” customers may be added. This allows a payment received from the parent company to be applied across any of the child customers’ payments. Credit documents can also be applied from the child customer to any other member of the national account.

    Payables Management

    Automate routine and complex accounts payable tasks with real-time statistical history, easy reconciliation, account control, payment scheduling, and check printing. Receive payables warning when an open purchase order exists. Track vendor details including multiple ship-to addresses, payment terms, credit limits, vendor items and more.

    Receivables Management

    Control your Accounts Receivable with automated processes for invoices, receipts, finance charges, and statements, including the ability to analyze customer activity. Setup and maintain customer records including credit limit, contact names, aging balances and more.

    Refund Checks

    Print refund checks for customers with credit balances, automatically debiting the customer and updating the ledger.

    Revenue/Expense Deferrals

    Simplify deferring revenues or distributing expenses with the ability to make entries for future periods within General Ledger, Receivables Management, Payables Management, Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Processing, and Invoicing.

    Safe Pay

    Easily add Positive Pay functionality, including daily exporting of checks for comparison by the bank when checks are presented for payment.

     

    For a comprehensive list of functionality and productcapabilities, download the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 guide, available as a free eBook.

     

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