The Dynamics GP Commandments: Know Thy Self, and Thy Spending Patterns

In my previous life as a Controller, and later as a CFO, I devised a series of internal metrics based on data in Dynamics GP to better understand both the company and the accounting and finance function. We were experiencing a period of tremendous growth in a small organization and it was important to try to understand how many people we needed to meet the business requirements without over-hiring.

We built a series of reports showing the number of AP transactions and checks we processed on a weekly basis, to give us a sense of how many transactions and checks an individual could process. The dollar amount didn't matter, since processing a one-dollar transaction takes about as much work as a $100,000 entry.


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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 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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