I have worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP since 2003, but the first Fabrikam Day passed by without me noticing it. Unfortunately, I am out onsite today so will have to celebrate #FabrikamDay without my team.
I imagine all Microsoft Dynamics GP partners are aware that Fabrikam Day is soon to be upon us (6 sleeps!). Amber Bell gives a good writeup of the origin of Fabrikam Day. The first sample company I remember working with is Fabrikam; I’m apparently a little too young to remember The World Online (which lives on in the default Fabrikam database name of TWO).
In advance of Fabrikam Day we got a couple of photos taken. The first is just me:
And also roped in the ERP Practice for a photo too: Continue reading → Perfect Image ERP Practice Ready for #FabrikamDay
With the system database deployed it is now time to deploy the sample company. This is done by launching GP Utilities.
Enter the user and password and click OK to log in:
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 was released at the end of May. As I mentioned at the time, I was away from home for work and rather busy otherwise so this series of posts has been somewhat delayed.
However, I am now getting my hands on GP 2015 R2 and thought I would do my usual set of posts on the installation of the various components and also the usage of the new functionality. This is going to be quite a long series of posts, so keep checking back regularly.
The third post, covers the deployment of the Fabrikam, Inc. sample company. Launch GP Utilities from the Home screen by right clicking and doing Run as Administrator. Log in using the sa or DYNSA account:
The Fabrikam sample company is deployed via GP Utilities. Log into it using the sa account and progress through to the Additional Tasks. In the drop down list select Add sample company data and click :
I did a couple of posts a while ago on fixing the sample company reports (the first post fixed the Row and Column Definitions and the second the Reporting Tree Definitions), but there has been another issue with them that has been bugging me for a while.
The reports are configured to run for periods around the current system date, which means dates in 2013. But the Fabrikam sample company is in 2017 so the reports return no data. With Management Reporter storing its reports and configuration information on a SQL Server database, it is possible to tweak the reports to run for 2017.
I checked each of the reports to see how what Base period they were using and then worked out what I needed to update to set the reports to run for similar periods in 2017.
We recently took on a new client who already had Microsoft Dynamics GP and had been migrated to Management Reporter before we took them on for support.
I did a little exercise of checking configuration and tidied up where needed. One item I found was two companies in Management Reporter which were not needed; these were the FW and FWC companies.
When I selected the first of them and hit delete, I received the following message:
Microsoft Dynamics GP ships with a sample company which can be deployed along with it’s data to either use in demos or for testing. In this post we’ll take a look at deploying this sample company which done via GP Utilities.
Start GP Utilities () and login using the sa password;