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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook by Mark Polino, Ian Grieve

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Ensuring entry in the correct company by warning about test companies

Most companies using Dynamics GP set up a test company. This is normally a copy of the live, production, GP database and may reside on its own server. A test company may be used for testing things like new processes, modules, or even, if it resides on a separate server, test upgrades.

A test company is used in addition to the sample company because it contains a copy of the firm's actual data. Consequently, they have different uses. For instance, the sample company is great for learning about new modules that a firm is not yet licensed for, since unlicensed modules aren't available in a test company. A test company is great for trying out the process to close a year or provide ...

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