Made a mistake in Microsoft Dynamics GP?

No screenshot here because this rule is the same no matter where you are in ANY accounting software (including Microsoft Dynamics GP.) 

When you make a mistake, reverse it or void it. DO NOT ADJUST IT!

If you have a transaction that is partially wrong, do not make an entry to correct the wrong part. Void or reverse the ENTIRE entry and start again. I cannot tell you how many times I get called in to help because someone tried to correct an entry, only to make another error, then another and then it’s a big mess.

You’ll save yourself a LOT of grief to void the entire entry and re-enter correctly.

Besides, do you really want to explain it to the auditors at the end of the year as well?

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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