Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains)


 

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a financial accounting system for small to midsized businesses that has expanded to encompass a range of functionality increasingly consistent with a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. The product has been extended by a large network of partners focused on a range of vertical markets. Microsoft Dynamics GP was originally developed by North Dakota-based Great Plains Software and was acquired by Microsoft in 2001. The latest version, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, was released in April 2010.

Microsoft Dynamics GP has applications for financial management, human resources management, manufacturing planning, supply chain management, field service, business intelligence, collaboration, compliance and IT management. The Advanced Management edition contains additional features not found within the Business Essentials edition. There are also a la carte modules which can be purchased separately, along with hundreds of third-party applications from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), which can be added to the system to fit additional needs.

Dynamics GP leverages Microsoft’s Windows and .NET frameworks. Because Microsoft develops the Dynamics products, the resulting technical consistency is a significant benefit. The system can be deployed on-site or hosted for a monthly fee. The company and its partners provide benefits such as online training and support.

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP - Business analyzer
 
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP - Business analyzer
    Business analyzer
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP - Ad hoc queries
    Ad hoc queries
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP - Reminders and dashboards
    Reminders and dashboards
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP - Customizable homepage
    Customizable homepage
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP - Financial dashboard
    Financial dashboard
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP - Purchase order entry
    Purchase order entry
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

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Kevin from VJ Guesthouse
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

I had problems with Microsoft.

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I had problems with Microsoft. Specifically, Microsoft crashed on 05/16. Unfortunately, Microsoft Office had a virus. Once I removed that virus, then I may be in a market for a new Toshiba Satellite Laptop. Previously, I had owned my Toshiba Satellite Laptop since 2009. So, I owned that lap for eight years.

Pros

Microsoft Office was good for three things. First, Microsoft Office helped me keep organized. Second, Microsoft Office helped with finances. Third, Microsoft Office helped with communication.

Cons

I had problems with Microsoft.

 
 

tela from kitchen n bath solutions/ design stone expo
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

microsoft

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love the product. makes it easy to get my work done and organized.

Advice to Others

use it.

 
 

Judith from Camex Equipment Sales & Rentals Inc.
Specialty: Transportation Equipment
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing Rave

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I am a true believer in Microsoft GP products. This accounting software, although a bit cumbersome to initially learn, is well worth the education. The ease with which you can navigate from customer related transactions, to back end AR functions, and over to strictly financial entries, is incomparable. Many accounting software systems, although quick and easy, do not give you a clear overview of distribution and coding layout. GP allows you to clearly access what has been recorded, and makes it easy to reverse anything if necessary. The "Smart List" is one of it's finest features. This tool allows you to not only access reports, but to streamline, and create reports that are tailored specifically for your needs. I believe this is one of the best systems out there for processing of manufactured goods, and inventory control. I highly recommend Microsoft Dynamics GP - Manufacturing!

Pros

Report Building
Distribution and coding clarity
Easy navigation
Excellent Customer support

Cons

Product does bog down occasionally, if too many people are on it ( usually more a month end kind of issue)
Very detailed - makes for slower learning of system **However, in the end is worth the work**

Advice to Others

If you have a company that you anticipate growth in - this is the product for you. Adding new users is an easy task, and comes with the great customer support.
The software does take a little more training to master than some. but is well worth the time invested. Employees that are using this system, but lack a lot of accounting background. can easily see the steps they have taken, and how to correct them if necessarily.
Well worth the investment!

 
 

Carson from Factories Corporation Of jamaica
Specialty: Other goods
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Not Bad at all

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Microsoft Dynamics isn't very intuitive and overall usability isn't up to par with other accounting software I have used, its user interface and functionality leaves a lot to be desired.I was however impressed with its thoroughness, highly-customizable dashboard and you can keep very detailed records.

Pros

Ability to keep very detailed records and records transaction forms, easily customizable reports and strong support from resellers.

Cons

User Interface is not very intuitive, looks out dated and has long learning curve.

Advice to Others

Its good value for money and has good support. I would say Its not a bad purchase.

 
 

Sujit from Avantel Ltd
Specialty: Electrical supplies
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Superb product

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An excellent product with rich UI and features which helps reduce a lot of time and man power.

Advice to Others

Try this!!!

 
 

Michael from Builders LLC
Specialty: Building Materials
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Helpful

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great tools for organizing and managing your business

Pros

great support and training

Cons

very extensive, ie: lots of options

 
 

Marielis from Ramos Wood Floors
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Marielis hernandez

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Is an excellent program. I like how it works is very professional and easy to use.

 
 

Pablo from Ramos Wood Floors
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Awesome

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Very effective program , great to use , highly recommend this program to everyone

 
 

Allen from Ramos wood floors
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

East,reliable ,simple

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This program has made work easier.Its a multi funtion program that has help me so much.I would recommend it to everyone.

Advice to Others

Get it.You wont be desapointed

 
 

Ariday from Ramos Wood Floors
Specialty: Building materials
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great System

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It really helps to ease the with the distribution at our company. Helps us keep all our sales and items very organized and its easy to keep track of them.

Pros

It is very easy to use and functional once you get the hang of it.

Cons

It takes a while to understand at first.

Advice to Others

No matter how much time it takes to understand it fully it will be worth it in the end.

 
 

Matthew from SJB
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Dynamics are a good solution

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Overall we have been using dynamics for years and I will say it's better then any other conventional accounting software.

We use mainly for accounting and generating P&L's

Very user friendly compared to others. Small learning curve for newer employees

 
 

Helen from Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

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I use Purchasing and Sales Module for the most of my time. Purchasing Module is excellent and easy to use. That will be even better if I could write more words in the description area. I really like the document Number setting. It avoids duplicate invoices. Sales Module has more functions which we don't need. But I like the automatic invoice emailing function. You don't have to print the invoice, scan it and send it. It saved us a lot of paper and time. The most useful part would be financial reports. You could generate any report you like and save them in your favourite smart list.

Pros

It could avoid duplicate invoice payments and it also could send invoice automatically. It could generate report very quickly and save it as your favourite Smart report.

Cons

The words size for viewing is too small and the words which you could write in description area is not enough sometimes. It's complicated to get a report at the beginning when you are not familiar with it.

Advice to Others

It's good for a midsize company which has 100-300 employees.

 
 

Russell from Vista Outdoor
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Good for ERP, Bad for MRP

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When using great plains, I have found the software to be easily navigable, but fairly poor for being a robust ERP system. I work on the supply chain when I use ERP systems, and I wished it had better planning and MRP features. I ended up using spreadsheets as an MRP and planning tool!!

Pros

Easily navigable

Cons

Planning and MRP

 
 

Nick from Temp-Masters Inc.
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Best to know an expert on this product

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Microsoft GP is an interesting program to say the least. This product is wonderful for separating job costs and applying expenses to the appropriate job. As far as reports, it is near impossible to get high quality reports without extremely modifying the program. To the average user, this will be impossible. For a trained veteran that has years of experience, these reports can be made but it will still require an immense amount of work. Still you may have to hire an outside expert to get the reports where you need them.

Pros

It says Microsoft on it.

Cons

This product is very difficult to learn, especially for someone that is new.

Advice to Others

I would recommend that you test this product out if at all possible before purchasing.

 
 

Daniel from Tivol
Specialty: Retail

September 2016

September 2016

Use Great Plains for our Accounting needs

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Likes Best

Microsoft has developed and maintained a great product to help businesses with accounting. Easily integrates into our point of sale system. Also with a great history, it is easy to find resources to help in any need.

Likes Least

For us we only scratch the surface of the software. It would be great if they had a scaled down version.

Recommendations

Easy to start off and get your feet wet. The ability to copy a company and use it as a test before corrupting your real info on the live company.

 
 

Michael from Blue Beacon Int
Specialty: Transportation

September 2016

September 2016

Great plains

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Microsoft based SQL. The vendors were quick to suggest everything was supported. It wasn't until we released the product that we found its short commings

Likes Least

Does not easily support multiple companies. We had to write multiple enhancements to support all of our companies

Recommendations

Look at available 3rd party support products. The payroll module works great. Basic general ledger.

 
 

Lowell from Harriet Carter Gifts
Specialty: Retail

September 2016

September 2016

Dynamics GP for the retail market

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The simplicity to correct system issues without the need of Microsoft tech support

Likes Least

That Microsoft does not support HA with SQL server

Recommendations

To look at the full functionality and backend features before making a decision

 
 

Joshua from Highland Community College
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

September 2016

September 2016

Good and Practical ERP

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Ease of creating reports and reliability of the platform.

Likes Least

Performance - it utilizes resources too heavily often times.

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Very clean ERP replacement for budgeting clarity and reporting needs.

 
 

Keith from United companies
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

September 2016

September 2016

Ms dynamics

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Reliably and maintenance. Product performs as expected

Likes Least

Upgrades there is extreme issues loading upgrades and testing, touching individual devices

Recommendations

Maybe use the ax version for a more vigours product

 
 

Scott from Atricure
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

September 2016

September 2016

Dynamics GP Finance and Manufacturing

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Sits on the MS stack and works well for the smaller growing business.

Likes Least

The amount of Add-on's required to meet all our functional needs and keeping them aligned.

Recommendations

Be sure to understand the missing business functions from the software, there is a lot of complexity in managing all the additional software.

 
 
 
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