Posting Groups in Project Madeira

When you create a new company in Project Madeira, you will get the new Chart of Account by default. This Chart of Account is created in this case by US legislation (this version is only for US); I hope it will contain for all countries as we will have localisations.

The same thing is with all posting groups. We have these posting groups already created from the beginning, and we need to use them in data migration process. Of course, if you need more posting groups, you need to add new and setup them as well. By default, we have limited set of posting groups:

  • Customer/Vendor Posting Groups: DOMESTIC
  • Gen. Business Posting Groups: DOMESTIC
  • Get. Product Posting Groups: NO TAX, RETAIL and SERVICES
  • Bank Account Posting Groups: CASH, CHECKING and SAVINGS
  • Inventory Posting Groups: RESALE

And when you open Inventory Posting Setup for your existed group, you will see that we can add GL accounts, but is has not Locations.

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That means we have not locations in the Project “Madeira”. This is not connected only with setup; that also means we cannot use locations in inventory process. You also cannot find fixed assets in Project “Madeira”.

It also means setup is not so hard, but it still requires some specific knowledge about the main thing of system and we cannot expect from client to configure it by himself.

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Project Madeira – Tax and Email Setup

OK, in previous mails, we’ve already made the basic configuration and data migration, but now we need to continue with “Madeira” setup. The next step is Sales Tax Setup.

When we start wizard, the tax group of TAXABLE is created. Then, we need to add sales and purchase tax accounts:

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After that, we need to set up city tax rate, county tax rate and state tax rate. And, finally we need to choose for whom we want to add these tax areas.

You can notice, I speak only about taxes and not about VAT. This is because this “Preview” is only for US area.

After we configure taxes, we will continue with email configuration. We can choose between O365 or some other providers. If we choose O365 option, we just need to fill our User ID and password. But if we choose other, we need to fill more details: Authentication, SMTP Server and SMTP Port and of course, our credentials:

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After we configured this, we can send test email from the wizard. And this will be all about configuration of tax and email. Very easy, right?

Project Madeira – Data Migration

As you already used wizard to make some primary configuration, you can continue with using of few another wizards to finish complete setup of your company. You can find a small Assisted Setup to see what you need to finish.

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When you open a Migrate Business Data, you will continue with the wizard. And first, you can see what extensions you already have. Yes, you hear fine; you can use different extensions as apps. By default, you have three of them: Envestnet Yodlee Bank Feeds, PayPal Payments Standard and QuickBooks Data Migration (just click on Open Extension Management and you will see). It looks fine:

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Then, you can choose to import from Excel or from QuickBooks (because you have an extension). Than, you can download all templates and fill them. When you fill them, you need to configure Settings to set default templates and import this Excel file after that.

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You will see the numbers of your main data (Customers, Vendors and Items) and if this is correct, just apply them. If you have errors, you can see them with all details. On the end, you need to finish process and import is completed.

It is easy, but I think it will not be possible to be finished without some support from partners. Client without standard NAV knowledge will not be in situation to import and configure everything they need. This is still job for partners.

Be the First Who Passed the New NAV Exam

Just to be sure that you are not forgotten, new Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 will be launched in only two weeks.

If you attend to NAVUG Summit in Reno this October, you can be really the first who passed the new NAV exam and show your expertise in Dynamics NAV 2015 Core Application Setup. It is not too late to register yourself here.

If you will not attend NAVUG Summit, maybe you will be in Orlando later the same moth – October 25-28 on Directions NA. You will have the same opportunity and you can register yourself here. In this situation, you will not be the first, but one of the first for sure.

This exam is prepared by a large number of NAV experts all around the world and I think it is a good chance to check your knowledge about NAV 2015.