What Do You Do If You Become an "Accidental" Microsoft Dynamics GP Administrator?

October 20 2009

It's not unusual for someone to accidentally end up as a Dynamics GP administrator. Often this happens when an administrator leaves and the company chooses not to replace this individual, instead simply appointing an existing techie as the new GP administrator.

Another way that accidental GP administrators are created is during implementation. If a champion doesn't emerge, a database administrator may suddenly find himself or herself in the role. So how should an accidental administrator make things work? Here are eight key first steps:

About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a former Microsoft MVP (2007-2018) for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website DynamicAccounting.net. He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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