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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Financial Management - Second Edition by Laura Nicolàs Lorente, Cristina Nicolàs Lorente, Anju Bala

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Understanding master data

Master data is all the key information to the operation of a business. Third-party companies, such as customers and vendors, are part of the master data. The items a company manufactures or sells are also part of the master data.

Many other things can be considered master data, such as the warehouses or locations, the resources, or the employees.

The first thing you have to do when you start using Dynamics NAV is loading your master data into the system. Later on, you will keep growing your master data by adding new customers, for instance. To do so, you need to know what kind of information you need to provide.

Customers

We will open a customer card to see what kind of information is stored in Dynamics NAV about customers. ...

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