I’m going to admit, I’ve been a bit confused as to why and when I would want to use these two tools. So, I’ve been asking around and I think I’ve finally got it.
- What’s the difference?
- When and why would I use each of them?
Here’s my breakdown.
Dynamics GP Utility – Create a Company
This built-in utility only creates a shell of a company. In other words, no data, no customers, no chart of accounts, no fiscal years, nothing is copied over.
For example, it’s used to create an empty shell of a new Dynamics GP database. You might use it to create a brand new company. Or you can go a step further, and after creating the new company, do a SQL backup and restore of your current system, and last, with the help of a handy SQL script to clean up a few things, you can have a test system to match your current one.
Read more on the GP Utility.
PSTL – Company Copy
This tool does deal with data. You can pick and choose which pieces of data you want and it will move it into a new database.
This is great when you have different environments you need databases for. It’s a starting point for a new database.
Read more on how to use the PSTL Company Copy tool here.
Here’s a handy PDF guide with step-by-step instructions on how to use these tools to create a new company in Dynamics GP. Download PDF Here