Five Questions You Need to Answer When Creating a Microsoft Dynamics GP Report Specification

Often when developing reports for Microsoft Dynamics GP users, we face what I like to call the need-to-know challenge.  No information is volunteered, you have to ask very leading questions to really understand the report's purpose, and at every step someone else needs to be consulted. 

This dynamic frequently results from the fact that the person requesting the report is two or three degrees removed from the actual users of the report and often does not know the detailed requirements.  It can also sometimes happen when users think that by giving the report designer too much information they will be wasting time, and since they're paying by the hour, time is money.


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About Victoria Yudin

Victoria has been designing, implementing, integrating, and customizing business management and accounting systems for over 20 years. She has been a user of Microsoft Dynamics GP (and its Great Plains Software predecessor) since it was available on DOS and has been a Dynamics GP consultant for almost 15 years. Victoria has the distinction of being the only person in the world named a Microsoft Dynamics GP Most Valuable Professional (MVP) each consecutive year since 2005. Victoria has an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and has numerous certifications for Microsoft Dynamics GP and related technologies.

In November 2000, Victoria started Flexible Solutions, Inc. to bring together her experience in accounting and business with her love for technology. Flexible Solutions is a Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, offering the GP Reports Viewer add-on for Dynamics GP, as well as Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation, reporting, and support services.

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