You Don't Have to Like It, But You Have to Understand It


It's not unusual for users of any software to decide that they don't like something. There may be very good reasons why a particular feature was built a particular way but once someone decides they don't like something all rational thought stops there. Yes, this happens with Microsoft Dynamics GP users too.

As a professional, you're allowed to not like something. However, you are still required to understand it. I may not like some of the rules around lease accounting. That doesn't mean that I can simply decide to do lease accounting my way. Nor can I, as a GP user, say to a CFO, "I don't like lease accounting so I've chosen not to figure out how do it in GP." Features work the same way.


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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Microsoft MVP 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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Too true...

so much so, and so aligned with good old fashioned common sense that it is a hard sell! Too bad the apporach you describes also costs companies so much so senselessly!