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

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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 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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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!