Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Create new company

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. In this post, I am going to take a look at creating a new company in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

To create a new company, launch GP Utilities and log in as sa:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - login

On the welcome step, click Next:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

The system database version needs to be verified which should only take a few seconds. Click Next to start proceed:

Update Microsoft Dynamics GP

Select Create a company in the drop-down list and click Process:

Additional Tasks

Enter the DB / Company ID, limited to five characters, and the Company Name and click Next:

Create Company

Select the locations of the database data and log files and click Next:

Verify your settings and click Finish to create the company database:


I'll revisit the Business Intelligence deployment in a later post, so have left both checkboxes unmarked and clicked Next:

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

I'll set up the company later, so left the first radio button marked and clicked Next:

Company Setup Options

Back on the Additional Tasks step, click either Exit or Launch Microsoft Dynamics GP:

Additional Tasks

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