Introduction to Microsoft Great Plains 8. 0: Focus on Internal Controls and Software and Student CD Package / Edition 1

Introduction to Microsoft Great Plains 8. 0: Focus on Internal Controls and Software and Student CD Package / Edition 1

by Terri E. Brunsdon, Marshall B. Romney, Paul J. Steinbart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132046393

ISBN-13: 9780132046398

Pub. Date: 01/03/2006

Publisher: Pearson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132046398
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/03/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One - Introduction & Software Interface

This Chapter provides an introduction for the manual along with an overview of the Great Plains Software Interface and modules.

All readers:

Install the Student Version of Great Plains ver.8.0

Back up and restore the company database

Become familiar with the Series installed with the Student Version

Level One

Menu Navigation

Field lookups

Record Drill down from Summary to Transaction detail

Level Two

Identify how mid-market and smaller general ledger packages are sold

Discuss modular design of mid-market general ledger packages and compare this to smaller packages

Identify the intricacies involved with evaluating the purchase of a general ledger package, particularly as it relates to the company's needs for internal control features, reporting, and scalability

Discuss software licensing and "rights of use".

Chapter Two - Sample Company

Chapter Two introduces the student to the sample company. The type of company, inventory items, etc are explained.

Level One

Chart of Accounts

Departments

Inventory Items

Trial Balance

Level Two

Create/Maintain General Ledger Accounts

Account Format

Fiscal Periods

Payment Terms

Chapter Three - Database

This Chapter is designed for Level Two students to provide insight to the database aspect of Great Plains.

After reading this Chapter, the student will understand:

The relationship between the DBMS and Great Plains

Understand Series Integration

Recognize Master Records versus Transaction Records

Appreciate the importance of proper error correction procedures

Chapter Four - System Administration: Security & Internal Controls

This Chapter is designed for Level Two Students. It explores System Administration from the aspects of security & internal controls. After reading, student will understand:

The System Manager Series

System Security

System Internal Controls

Activity Tracking

Posting Setup

Audit Trail

Reporting on System Security & Activities

Chapter Five - Sales Cycle & Great Plains Sales Series

This chapter focuses on transaction processing and reporting pertaining to a company's sales activities.

Level One

Customers

Transaction Processing

Reporting

Inquiries

Error Correction

Level Two

Sales Series Setup & Internal Controls

Reconciliations

Month and Year End Closing Procedures

Chapter Six - Expenditure Cycle & Great Plains Purchase Series

This chapter covers using the Great Plains Purchasing Series to capture, process, and report on transactions originating in the expenditure cycle. The chapter breaks down as follows:

Level One presents topics on:

A. Vendors

B. Transaction Processing

C. Reporting

D. Inquiries

E. Error Correction

Level Two presents topics on:

A. Purchasing Series Setup & Internal Controls

B. Reconciliations

C. Month and Year End Closing Procedures

Chapter Seven - Payroll Cycle & Great Plains Payroll

This chapter covers use of the Great Plains Payroll Series to capture, process, and report on transactions originating in the payroll cycle. The chapter breaks down as follows:

Level One presents topics on:

A. Employees

F. Transaction Processing

G. Reporting

H. Inquiries

I. Error Correction

Level Two presents topics on:

D. Payroll Series & Taxes Setup, & Internal Controls

E. Reconciliations

Monthly and Year End Closing Procedures

Chapter Eight - General Ledger & Great Plains Financial Series

This chapter covers use of the Great Plains Financial Series to record adjusting, recurring, and allocation entries and reporting. The chapter breaks down as follows:

Level One presents topics on:

A. Financial Cards

J. Adjusting Entries & Allocations

K. Reporting

L. Inquiries

M. Error Correction

Level Two presents topics on:

F. Financial Series Setup, & Internal Controls

G. Reconciliations

Monthly and Year End Closing Procedures

Appendix - Data Protection & Error Recovery/Correction

Backup/Restore procedures

Error Correction

Batch Recovery

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