It’s Microsoft Dynamics GP “Payables Management” NOT “Invoices I need to pay”

One of the most frustration situations I come across is when I walk into an existing user of Microsoft Dynamics GP only to find they are using Payables Management (PM) as a fancy check writer rather than a tool to manage payables. 

Originally Posted 3/29/2012

One of the most frustration situations I come across is when I walk into an existing user of Microsoft Dynamics GP only to find they are using Payables Management (PM) as a fancy check writer rather than a tool to manage payables. 
One of the most frustration situations I come across is when I walk into an existing user of Microsoft Dynamics GP only to find they are using Payables Management (PM) as a fancy check writer rather than a tool to manage payables.

I often wish I had a portable soap box to stand on when I say “enter all of your every day and you’ll reap all kinds of benefits!”

If you enter ALL invoices in PM every day, you can take advantage of tools. You can answer all of the following questions:
1) How much do we have outstanding right now?
2) What’s due through next week?
3) How much is past due?
and more…

This is what PM is all about. Bank Reconciliation can print a check, payables is designed to help you track invoices by vendor, update the GL of transactions from invoices and their payments, determine when an invoice is due and when it’s best to pay… Basically its a way to MANAGE your payables, hence the name Payables Management.

Did you know there is a report called Cash Requirements where you can enter a date and the system will show you all invoices due by that date with a total dollar amount?

Did you know the Cash Flow Module will look at PM and determine how much cash is due to flow out of the company by that due date?

Don’t do extra work, let PM help you!

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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