Format: Academy Course
Preparation: Please bring a Windows PC to class for the Academy’s hands-on training environment from Visilearn called vConnect.
Topics Covered in Administration I:
· Installation of GP Client
· Application Security
· System Maintenance and SQL backups
· SSRS and Excel Report deployment
· Security to Reports
Learning Objective: Administration I is designed to provide Dynamics GP system administrators, power users, and support & IT professionals with the basic skills to enable them to effectively manage their Dynamics GP environment.
Description: Don’t be afraid of your accounting software. Understand what makes GP tick, from “why is done that way” in client installation, to GP table structure, managing Security, and SQL backup strategy.
Be honest. Managing your accounting software can be daunting and many IT departments take a “hands off” policy. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. GP can be user-friendly if you simply know what makes it tick. This course will cover all of the elements of administering the application. We will navigate the ins and outs of the client installation. We will explore the depths of security, not only for GP, but for SSRS and Excel Reports. We will dive into the GP tables to understand how they interrelate and how to maintain them for peak efficiency. We will review the importance of SQL backups, and selecting a strategy that best fits your requirements. And, finally, we will discuss disaster recovery options the quickest way to get GP back up and running.
Audience: Dynamics GP Power-Users, IT Professionals, and Dynamics GP Support Professionals
Microsoft Dynamics GP version: This class will be taught in 2016 but will be highly valuable and applicable to those on previous versions.
Prerequisites: Functional knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP
Training Materials: Will be supplied by the instructor as appropriate.
Delivery Method: Group Live
Sr. Dynamics GP & Coupa Implementation Consultant
Rob has been passionate about technology and fascinated with learning new things about computers since he was an infant. At the age of 18 I started my career in the IT industry working for Packard Bell doing technical support in their call center. My career progressed to installing networks for small businesses, and later becoming a system administrator for a software company in Las Vegas called ALDEC. It was there that I realized I wanted to take the jump from being a hardware and networking type of role to a more client focused, application support specialist. I learned SQL server, and the Goldmine CRM software, and implemeted it for my company. From there I moved to San Diego and worked for another software company as their CRM admin, and later began working as a GP System admin for another software company. I have been working with Dynamics GP now for 15 years, and a GP consultant for almost 4 years for Armanino LLP. I specialize in the back-end technical side of the application, but I've also learned a thing or two along the way on the front end and can implement the GL, AP, and AR modules, fixed assets, and workflow. I also specialize in financial reporting in Management Reporter, and helping companies upgrade their systems to the latest version of GP. Recently I became a Coupa implementation consultant for Armanino so I share my responsibilities between GP and Coupa roles at Armanino. I am passionate about procurement and expense report cloud solutions and how they can help companies save millions of dollars by automating the processes and putting policies in place behind the process. When I'm not busy working with GP. I am a passionate road cyclist outdoors, and I am an instructor for 24 hour fitness teaching indoor Spin classes. I also enjoy music and DJing, and have performed at several weddings and parties. I believe a well rounded background is the key to success in any industry.