Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook

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  • Personalise Microsoft Dynamics GP to improve accessibility and efficiencies
  • Use the tools in the Professional Services Tools Library to improve processes or amend data efficiently
  • Maintain Dynamics GP and ensure proper operation of the system using optimum processes
  • Efficiently organize Microsoft Dynamics GP to improve processes
  • Leverage the power of SmartLists using proven tips and techniques and undocumented search functionalities
  • Connect Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 to Microsoft Office 2013
  • Enhance the usability of Microsoft Dynamics GP with hacks
  • Expose hidden features in Microsoft Dynamics GP to improve efficiency and get more from the system
  • Deploy and use the Support Debugging Tool to trace, locate, and resolve problems encountered by users

Microsoft Dynamics GP is an enterprise resource planning system, essentially an accounting system on steroids, designed for mid-sized organizations. The implementation of Dynamics GP is usually considered to be complex, and people often realize there must be more efficient ways of working with the system. This book will show readers how to improve their use of Dynamics GP and get the most out of this tool quickly and effectively.

"Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook" picks up where implementation training leaves off. Whether you are new or experienced you will find useful recipes for improving the way you use and work with Dynamics GP. The clear recipe steps and screenshots make implementing these solutions easy for users of any level and will be sure to improve your efficiency with the Dynamics GP 2013 system.

The book starts with recipes designed to enhance the usefulness of Microsoft Dynamics GP by personalizing the look and feel of the application. Most of the recipes are designed to give tips for a typical installation of Dynamics GP, including core financials and distribution modules. The book then moves through recipes that include automating Dynamics GP to allow users or administrators to focus on value adding tasks, harnessing the power of SmartLists to leverage both simplicity and power, connecting Dynamics GP to Microsoft Office 2013, exposing hidden features in Dynamics GP, and much more!

Through the final chapters, the book covers system maintenance and extending Dynamics GP with the Support Debugging Tool and Professional Services Tools Library.

  • Understand the various tips and tricks to master Dynamics GP, and improve your system's stability in order to enable you to get work done faster
  • Discover how to solve real world problems in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 with easy-to-understand and practical recipes
  • Access proven and effective Dynamics GP techniques from authors with vast and rich experience in Dynamics GP
Page Count 348
Course Length 10 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781849689380
Date Of Publication 2 Jun 2013


Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Microsoft Dynamics GP. He is also a certified Dynamics CRM consultant, specializing in the delivery of Microsoft Dynamics GP. He is the ERP Practice Manager at Perfect Image Ltd., a Microsoft partner, and VAR in the North-East of England, where he is responsible for the delivery, by his team, of all Dynamics GP projects.

Ian has worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP since 2003, and over the years, he has dealt with all aspects of the product's life cycle, ranging from presales, implementation, technical, and functional training post go-live support to subsequent upgrades and process reviews.

Ian is the author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Financial Management by Packt Publisihing and Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow 2.0 and Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client by azurecurve Publishing. He is also the co-author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook by Packt Publisihing. Additionally, he has produced the Microsoft Dynamics GP Techniques online learning course and was the technical reviewer for several books on Microsoft Dynamics CRM published by Packt Publishing, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Cookbook.

In his spare time, Ian runs the azurecurve blog, Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (, which is dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics GP and related products.

The most recent offshoot of running his blog is that Ian has started writing plugins to extend the functionality of the blogging platform, WordPress. A new site, azurecurve Development (, contains information about his plugins.

Mark Polino

Mark Polino is CPA, with additional certifications in financial forensics (CFF) and information technology (CITP). He is a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions and a GPUG All Star who has worked with Dynamics GP and its predecessors since 1999.

He works as the Director of Client Services for Fastpath, and he runs the website dedicated to all things Dynamics GP. He is a regularly featured speaker at Dynamics GP related events.

This is Mark's tenth book, and his seventh GP related book with Packt Publishing. His work includes eight technology-focused books and two novels.

He is also the author of the best-selling Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook, the spin off Lite edition, and a co-author for updated GP 2013 and 2016 editions, all from Packt Publishing.