I have written about RapidStart Services for Dynamics GP before. Its a powerful set of tools which allows you to speed up implementations by providing -
- RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration
- RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration
Gloria has written a book on Rapid Implementation which covers these tools – check it out at http://rapidimplementation.com/
Microsoft has also published a 45 minute training course - 80577AE RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. Its available via Microsoft Dynamics eLearning or as a separate purchase. An hour spend learning about these tools will save you days during implementation.
For more details check out : RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP
The Rapid Implementation Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 include two tools designed to shorten deployment time and enable greater Partner productivity by reducing the time required for routine implementation tasks. These tools are also designed to work with the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology.
The Rapid Configuration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP quickly configures core application setup data to meet specific business needs. By using one of thirteen available industry templates, or a customized configuration template created in Microsoft Office Excel 2010 and/or Microsoft Office Excel 2013, a new Microsoft Dynamics GP company can be configured easily within the intuitive user interface. Settings and data such as the chart of accounts, fiscal years, payment terms, shipping methods, taxes, core financial and distribution module setup, and more can be quickly set up using this tool. New to this release is the ability to select individual Setup Areas allowing configurations to proceed in a phased approach rather than an all or none approach when importing configuration data from another Microsoft Dynamics GP company.
RapidStart Migration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 supports -
- QuickBooks Pro (2003 - 2013), Premier (2003 - 2013) and Enterprise (3.0 - 13.0) Peachtree (2009 - 2012) versions of Pro, Complete and Premium, Sage 50 2013