Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Create A Company

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

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As I work with many clients with more than one company in Microsoft Dynamics GP, I always create at least one additiona company, in addition to ,a href=’https://www.azurecurve.co.uk/2018/10/hands-on-with-microsoft-dynamics-gp-2018-r2-add-sample-company/’>deploying the sample company.

To do this, launch GP Utilities and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

Click Next on the welcome screen:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

A prompt about inspecting version infrmation will be displayed; click Next:

Upgrade Microsoft Dynamics gp

On the Additional Tasks step, select Create a company in the drop down list and click Process:

Additional Tasks

Enter the DB / COmpany ID (maximum five characters) and Company Name and click Next:

Create Company

Ensure the Location fields, for the Database Setup, are correct and click Next:

Database Setup

Check your selections and click Finish to start creating the company:


Once complete, click Next on the BI stage:

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

Leave Set up the company later and click Next:

Company Setup Options

Back on Additional Tasks, click Launch Microsoft Dynamics GP:

Additional Tasks

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