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An advanced video is for the experts, and it requires detailed knowledge about the specific area of Business Central. Advanced Watch the "basic" videos to take the tour of the main processes of Business Central. This is the basic, need-to-use functionality. The Basics A "configuration"-video is about how you configure your solution and get it ready for use. Typically, these videos are quite advanced. Configurations
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Credits and copyright

This is a guide for getting-started with Business Central. It is a generic version of the Abakion Go method, which is a commercial product. But this version of the guide does not require any subscription. It’s free to use, if you are an end user. All content is provided by and copyright of Abakion and may not be reproduced in any form.

Steps of getting started

Overview of the tasks ahead of you

Now, let’s configure your Business Central solution. It’s the chart of accounts, tax setup, payment terms, posting setup and many more tables.

This step requires a lot of work. You may take a shortcut by purchasing a configuration template or hiring an external consultant to help you out. It’s up to you.

Right now, your Business Central is blank. When you watch the videos, you see a lot of data, and when you look inside your own solution, the same tables are blank. If you feel overwhelmed by this, we suggest getting a configuration template. Otherwise, let’s get to work.

First, we will look at the tables in Business Central that require configuration:

Company information

First, you should go into the ‘Company Information’ setup. Here, you can input details of your company to be used in things like documents printed out for your customers and vendors.

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General ledger setup

In the general ledger setup, you define from when, and until when, posting is to be allowed. You must go through all the fields in the general ledger setup.

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The chart of accounts

You probably already have a chart of accounts, and now is the time to put it into Business Central.

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Posting setup

The posting and tax setup are really the most complex parts of the configuration. We have a lot of videos about this, and we recommend you watch these two collections about it:

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Accounting periods

You must set up accounting periods for the first year. You can see more about this topic in this video:

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The Country/Region table

The Country/Region table must contain an overview of country codes. In you are in the EU, you must ensure that your own country does not appear in the Intrastat Declaration or in the List Declaration when you generate them.

Accounting currency in the Currency table

Your accounting currency must not be found in the exchange rate table as it may create issues in the solution. And you should also not have currency codes on the customers and vendors who have the same currency as the accounting currency. Open the Currencies table and make sure the currency code you selected as accounting currency is not in it.

Basic reporting setup

With Business Central’s dimension management, you can carry out data collection for reporting.

If you want to work with dimensions in Business Central, it is a good idea to get them correctly configured from the outset.

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Have you configured all the green tables?

These were the most important configurations. Do you remember the tables marked with green color in the first video? Make sure you have covered all of those. And review if you should configure other tables from the video.

Do you have a question?

If you have a question about the content on this page, let me know. If I can clarify something or guide you in the right direction, I will be happy to help.

I can’t offer you free support on configuring your Business Central, so I may politely respond that your question is too complicated for a simple email-answer, but feel free to just try and send me your question, whatever is on your mind.

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