To Print or not to Print in Microsoft Dynamics GP

I get asked during every new implementation “which posting reports should I keep in Microsoft Dynamics GP?” If you ask which reports I keep, the answer is… None. 

Originally Posted March, 2012

I get asked during every new implementation “which posting reports should I keep in Microsoft Dynamics GP?” If you ask which reports I keep, the answer is… None.

OK, there is an exception to every rule, and the exception here is I keep some payroll posting reports and bank reconciliation posting reports and NOTHING ELSE, not even year ending closing reports.

Why? Because I can reprint any of them at any time. Why waste paper and trees? Why pay rent for extra space to store filing cabinets (that I’d have to buy) to store paper with toner (that I also have to buy) for reports that I’ll never need and if I do I’d probably just reprint them anyway! Not to mention, I do not have time to file them! Look at your desk, I bet you have a stack of posting reports sitting there waiting to be filed.

Save a tree, save money, save time, save your sanity…. Consider turning off your posting reports!

Author: Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen (Microsoft MVP) is both a Microsoft Certified Professional for Dynamics GP (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). She is also the co-founder of Smith & Allen Consulting, Inc. (www.saci.com), a business management software consulting firm for over 24 years. Belinda began implementing ERP systems so long ago that Windows was not an operating system, but an application. Larger businesses used old Main Frames with monitors that were Green and Black and smaller business did accounting by hand. Having seen the evolution that has taken place over the years from pieces of paper to analytics, Belinda still gets excited every time she helps a business improve. Belinda is also well known for her Blog www.BelindaTheGPcsi.com. Her blog is about sharing really useful information about the product quickly and succinctly. She has earned the nickname GP CSI because she excels at reviewing GP problems and figuring what went wrong and why. With followers all over the Globe she is able to share knowledge and achieve her mission: “To Improve the Lives and Business Success of my Followers.” In her time off, Belinda enjoys sailing, woodturning, crochet/knitting, sewing/quilting, reading and playing the ukulele (Belinda often participates in Ukulele Jams in NYC.)

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