Tag: Dimensions

How Many Dimensions can I use in Business Central?

Dynamics 365 – Business Central using dimensions instead of additional segments for General Ledger analysis and reporting.

In settings up a new instance of #Dyn365BC, settings up dimensions is a critical piece to the puzzle.  How do you want to measure profitability?  What type of non GL information would you like to track?

Some examples of dimensions are Department, Territory, Region, Sales Campaign, Project, Asset ID, etc.

With dimensions, because of the way they are presented in the system, there is a misconception about how many dimensions an organization can use in their system.

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GP #LifeHacks 101: Use dimensions WITHOUT Analytical Accounting! MDA to the rescue!

AA (Analytical Accounting) provides the ability to add additional details to transactions without adding new segments to your chart of accounts.  It does a lot of other ‘fun’ stuff, but before you dive into the deep end… consider an alternative… consider Multidimensional Analysis (MDA for the acronym fans out there).
Once thought to be removed from Dynamics GP (and maybe even some folks still believe it is not in GP), MDA lives and breathes in Dynamics GP and is an underutilized feature… so let’s take a look at this functionality!

What is MDA and how does it work?

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