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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation by Victoria Yudin

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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. ...

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