The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook

Solve real-world Dynamics GP problems with over 100 immediately usable and incredibly effective recipes

Overview of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook

  • Discover how to solve real-world Dynamics GP problems with immediately useable recipes
  • Follow carefully organized sequences of instructions along with screenshots
  • Understand the various tips and tricks to master Dynamics GP, improve your system's stability, and enable you to get work done faster
  • Access proven and effective Dynamics GP techniques from an author with over 10 years of experience in Dynamics GP
  • Covers the new features in Dynamics GP 2010

In Detail

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.

This book 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 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 2007, exposing hidden features in Dynamics GP, and much more!

By following the clear recipe steps and screenshots in this book, you will learn what is required to improve your efficiency with the Dynamics GP system

Find solutions to common Dynamics GP problems, and effectively manage your business processes

What you will learn from this book

  • Create and run macros in Dynamics GP
  • Activate hidden features of Dynamics GP
  • Improve the usability of Dynamics GP by hacking the system
  • Leverage the impressive and powerful SmartList feature using proven techniques
  • Enhance your Dynamics GP processes using various tools and tips
  • Prevent and correct errors in Dynamics GP using proven methods
  • Maintain Dynamics GP and ensure proper operation of the system using optimum processes
  • Connect Dynamics GP to Microsoft Office using different options
  • Improve the efficiency of ordinary Dynamics GP applications


As a cookbook, this book enables you to solve real-world Dynamics GP problems with immediately useable recipes that unleash the powerful functionality of Dynamics GP. The book provides tips, techniques, and solutions designed to show users how to improve their use of Dynamics GP, not simply perform basic tasks.

Who this book is written for

If you are a Dynamics GP user or Dynamics GP partner primarily focused on delivering time-proven application optimizations, then this book is for you. This book assumes that you have a basic understanding of business management systems, with basic knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP. All the recipes are real-world tested and designed to be used immediately.

What other people are saying:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sold Out early at Convergence 2 years in a row!

The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook was a hit at Convergence 2011. So for 2012 I.B.I.S. graciously agreed to giveaway 50 copies if I would do a book signing.

The book signing was Monday night. The line for the book was longer than the line for alcohol. That's a big deal at any conference. I burned out a Sharpie and a half signing books but I was worried that the free books might cut into sales from the onsite bookstore.

By my Tuesday morning session there were only 14 books left in the bookstore and by the time I started my Tuesday afternoon session the bookstore was sold out. Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday I was showing off the book at the end of my session and then having to tell people that it was sold out.

If you are looking for help with Dynamics GP, this is the first book you should buy.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook is a 2011 Best Seller for Packt Publishing

In their January newsletter, Packt Publishing put out a list of their Top Selling books for 2011.

Only two Dynamics books made the list and only one of those was a Dynamics GP book, the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook.

Don’t wait for Convergence. They sold out fast last year. Buy yours now.


Monday, January 16, 2012

In My GP Tool Box

...This definitely a document in my GP tool box along with “Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook by Mark Polino” and “Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation 2010 by Victoria Yudin”.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Page after page of great tips!

by The_Write_LobsterCustomer (via Barnes and Noble)

***** (5/5 stars)
Every Dynamics user or consultant should have this book in his/her toolbox. Page after page after page of tips on how YOU can make Dynamics GP work more efficiently with some custom tweaks just for you. No only are the concepts explained, but each one comes with an example to help you really understand the concepts introduced. This book is for the new user and the experienced iser alike. Buy this book and start having fun with Dynamics GP!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook Review

by Supergadgets

In order to exceed simply staying skillful in Dynamics GP and turn into a Power User with the program, this publication is crucial. It is packed with well-presented how-to's, including a bevy of screenshots and in depth directions describing how you can execute each routine. To the point and well crafted, this guide will certainly become towards the top of my collection of GP sources.

Microsoft Dynamics GP is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, fundamentally an accounting product, created for mid-sized businesses. The rendering of Dynamics GP is generally regarded as complicated, and people frequently recognize there should be better methods for dealing with the program. This book will certainly display people the way to grow their utilization of Dynamics GP and obtain the best from this application with ease.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook covers where implementation education leaves off. Regardless if you are fresh or skilled you will discover helpful directions regarding increasing the approach you make use of and handle Dynamics GP. The apparent recipe actions and screenshots help make applying these methods simple for people of any kind of degree and is going to be certain to enhance your effectiveness using the Dynamics GP system.

The publication begins with directions made to boost the practical use of Microsoft Dynamics GP by personalizing the feel and look of the software. The majority of the recipes were created to provide strategies for a standard installing of Dynamics GP, such as primary financials and distribution themes. The book after that goes via recipes including automating Dynamics GP to permit users or managers to pay attention to worth adding jobs, absorbing the strength of SmartLists to influence both simpleness and ability, joining Dynamics GP to Microsoft Office 2007, revealing concealed functions in Dynamics GP, even more!
By using the crystal clear recipe actions and screenshots in this handbook, become familiar with exactly what is needed to transform your performance with the Dynamics GP system
Discover answers to frequent Dynamics GP difficulties, and successfully control your organization procedures.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I'm Hungry. For GP.

by (Steve Endow)

So I read about Mark Polino's new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook through several of the GP blogs, including, naturally, Mark's own blog which does a great job of highlighting tasty morsels of GP goodness cooked up by MVPs and other top GP chefs.

As soon as I heard about the book, I got in touch with the good folks at Packt Publishing and pleaded for a review copy as soon as it was available.

Unfortunately, I was a little bit ambitious. Between the in-laws visiting from China and my wife getting ready to have our second child in the next few weeks while my two year old demands more Dora,things have been hectic, to say the least. (Insane, perhaps?) I received the book, all shiny and crisp, but it had to sit on my desk for a few weeks until my sanity levels returned to normal.

So, finally, at 4:30am this morning, after I dropped off the in laws to go on a Las Vegas + Grand Canyon tour, I figured it was the perfect, and rare quiet opportunity to finally give The Cookbook the time that it deserved.

First, the "Cookbook" title is excellent, as it is written from the perspective of the user who wants to use GP. It isn't a dry or tedious reference manual that needs to be studied and digested (pun!). It's a book with great suggestions on actually using GP, getting the most out of GP, and pointing out those features that many users never knew existed, but would make their lives so much easier.

For example, have you configured My Reports? Or are you still wasting time navigating through the Reports menu while taking a call on your rotary phone?

And did you know that there is a way to fix AutoComplete errors without having to clear all of the AutoComplete entries? Seriously? I just learned about that from The Cookbook, and honestly I'm a bit embarrassed. With all of the repetitive entry I have to do for testing, and with all of the mistakes I make doing that data entry, I need this feature!

Hmmm, do you know how to quickly and fully create new inventory items without having to go into the 5 or 6 windows required to fully setup a new item? Page 69 has step by step instructions on how and when to use this feature that, trust me, will save a lot of time.

Are you wasting time waiting for data to export from SmartLists into Excel? Pages 138 - 154 offer three great ways to bypass SmartLists and get your data directly into Excel, which is especially powerful for users who regularly need to extract thousands of records out of GP. I've had clients that regularly exported over 100,000 records from GP for analysis in Excel, so whenever I see someone try and export more than 1,000 records, I definitely recommend one or two of the approaches Mark has laid out in detail in his Cookbook (and I just learned about a new one!).

And to wrap up my early morning review, I see that The Cookbook dutifully covers how to use the Reconcile to GL feature. I can't count the number of times I've received calls from clients who discovered that their subledgers don't tie to their trial balance. They don't know where to start, or understand how to perform the subledger reconciliation in GP. This is a process that every consultant or accounting manager should be familiar with.

Even if you think you know everything about GP (in which case you are fooling yourself), this book at a minimum reminds you of many features and functions that you may have forgotten or not used in a while. Collectively, the valuable and concise content on the 297 pages will provide value to you and your organization.

If you have invested in Dynamics GP, you've already spent thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars in software, consulting, and training. And I'll bet that the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook will humble you once you realize how many useful features there are in GP that you haven't bothered to use or that you never even knew about. It's well worth the investment and should be standard issue for any consultant or GP customer.

In fact, for you consultants out there, it would be a great gift for your clients, and a great excuse to visit them and have a conversation to discuss if they are using GP as efficiently and effectively as possible. [emphasis in original]

Hats off to Mark for putting together such a valuable handbook for the GP community!
via Dynamics GP Land

Thursday, July 22, 2010

You NEED this book by Mark Polino!

This is an exciting year for all Dynamics GP partners and users!
The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook is available for preorder.
This is a fabulous book covering so many tips and tricks that you will want it in your personal collection. Imagine, 400 pages of tips with step-by-step instructions on how you can take advantage of these unique topics.
My hat (pink with LED lights) is off to you Mark, great job!
Until next post!
Via Dynamics Confessor

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dynamics GP Cookbook


Dynamics GPMark Polino’s book “Dynamics GP Cookbook” is becoming well known day after day, readers database is being expanded day after day due to the exciting contents found in the book.

I really did enjoy reading the book and advice you all guys to get your copy, unlike traditional books, the book is designed to cover the topics as cooking receipts!



Via Mohammad Daoud

Must have if you want to KNOW GP

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5.0 out of 5 stars , July 21, 2010

By MichaelJ2 - See all my reviews

I've been using and implementing Dynamics GP since 1996 and can't recommend this book more highly to anyone who uses or implements GP too. It's one of the best Dynamics GP references available written by one of the leading consultants in the industry.


Friday, July 16, 2010


Summer is just getting sizzly here in the United States and as a customary tradition, we begin rolling out our grills and dusting off our cookbooks, but this time around, my wife had me ordered two new cookbooks from Mark Bittman, an American food journalist and author of some of the best cookbooks in the market today. Here is my grill and the cookbooks to go with it.

Webber One Touch Gold

Mark Bittman's How to cook everything series

I am among other things an avid cook, so I was trying to find something productive to do while the stakes were on the grill. I had to decide between the usual and traditional ales (while I wait for the food) or, well more cookbooks. I figured I would log into Amazon and see what was hot. Two weeks later my shipment arrived, and I just could not wait to get my hands on it -- just in time for the summer!

I could not wait to open the box to get my hands on this new cookbook that would revolutionize my downtime while steaks and veggies were on the grill.

This was the ultimate cookbook!

The Marks have just made my summer all the more entertaining! Now, let's get grilling!

What are you waiting on? Order your Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook now by Mark Polino, MVP!

Until next post!


Mariano Gomez, MVP

Maximum Global Business, LLC

Via The Dynamics GP Blogster