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If you’re accountable for accounting in a mid-level business, Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software can be your friend. Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies improves the friendship by highlighting the most useful and practical features, dispelling the most common misconceptions, and letting you in on the best tips and tricks — all in plain English! Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies shows you how to set up and use this modular accounting program. You’ll learn to customize Dynamics Great Plains, get around the program, create a company, build an effective chart of accounts, and maintain a general ledger. You’ll find out how to: Create invoices and bill your customers, manage receipts, and easily match payments to invoices Set up vendors quickly and easily Customize GP fit your business perfectly and make the home page more efficient Work with the modules you’ll use most often in the Purchasing, Sales, Inventory, and Financial series Safeguard your database and set up a disaster recovery plan containing all the right steps Use Professional Services Tools and utilities to find and fix data discrepancies Get inventory under control Close your books at year end and use shortcuts to easily print reports from all the data you’ve collected Save keystrokes with Quick Journal and batch frequency Leverage the interoperability between Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office applications Make upgrading hassle-free Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies helps you make this sometimes-complex program do your bidding, which might account for your rising popularity in the office! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Market_Desc: · Primary: This book is designed for the average BusinessObjects XI user, people using the software but who are not system administrators. Professional experience has demonstrated that people often use this complex suite of applications with little to no BusinessObjects experience and who are not necessarily computer gurus. · Secondary: This book may also be beneficial to companies that are considering BusinessObjects implementation and are looking to determine the learning curve for employees. Special Features: · HOT TOPIC: Hundreds of thousands of end users work with various Business Objects products every day, just as thousands of business intelligence software professionals and consultants install and maintain this software, write complex reports and queries, and otherwise assist their respective user constituencies· BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE MARKET: Business Intelligence tools remain an attractive market for software vendors and are one of the top investment priorities for end-user organizations. With 2004 revenue of 925.6 million dollars, Business Objects looks set to drive towards the $1 billion mark in 2005, due largely to its acquisition of Crystal Decisions and the release of BusinessObjects XI· COMPLETE COVERAGE: BusinessObjects is actually a family of products rather than a single product. BusinessObjects XI R2 For Dummies covers all the individual applications giving the reader a context of exactly what tools do what functions and with what particular look and feel user interface style.· EXPERT AUTHORS: Both Derek Torres and Stuart Mudie have worked at the Paris headquarters of Business Objects where they produced documentation and training materials on the BusinessObjects software. Both authors communicate with their readers and promote their books through their own blogs. Derek promotes his books on his blogs at www.derektorres.net and on his Amazon Blog. Stuart Mudie promotes his books on www.blethers.com About The Book: BusinessObjects XI Release 2 for Dummies is intended to serve as a companion piece to the software. It provides a brief overview of each application so that readers understand when or why they might need the application. The book provides hands-on explanations and exercises so that readers can quickly and easily learn what they want to know: learning how to learn the software in plain English.