Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains)


 

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a financial accounting system for small to mid-sized 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 XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Web browser (OS agnostic)

4 Reviews of Microsoft Dynamics GP

 

from Partners Group
Specialty: Banking & Mortgage
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Like with most software, everything depends on the implementation

Ease-of-use

It is just like using Microsoft Office. If you are comfortable with that, you will be comfortable with Dynamics.

Functionality

There is always room for improvement. Additional independent software vendors can add to what you need.

Product Quality

There is always room for improvement. Again, Microsoft is upgrading the software yearly.

Customer Support

There is always room for improvement. Customer support comes from the partner and where I am now, we have great support for our clients.

Likes Best

Microsoft is continuously putting R&D into this product and there are a lot of add-on functionalities in the marketplace.

Likes Least

Microsoft didn't offer much in the way of recommending a good implementation partner.

Recommendations

When we at Partners Group first tried implementing GP, we didn't have a great experience. After getting a competent partner, the transition went much smoother and we streamlined our back-office in very short order. Everything depends on the partner you choose!

 

from ICBO

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GP has been a disappointment for our company. The software does fit our simple business of shipping books. Some functions such as back orders are a simple disaster, as you cannot print multiple orders at once. My advice is to do your research.

 

from Renaissance Leather

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We are a wholesale business that uses the Sales, Purchasing, Inventory and Financial modules in GP. We recently upgraded to version 10 which was performed by Keyquest Consulting. We were down for less than a day and it was easy to learn the new version. GP is very user friendly for those doing data entry and those retrieving the data to analyze. Customer support is excellent, but rarely needed.

 

from Leather Miracles

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Our company is a wholesaler that operates differently from a lot of other organizations. Microsoft Dynamics is able to change and adapt to the way that we do business. We used different accounting software before switching 5 years ago and we have never thought about switching again.

The implementation and training went smoothly and we didn't have any down time during the week. Any time that we have a problem (which isn't common), the support we receive is great. Reports are extremely easy to create and customize to each individual user as well as export to Excel.

I would recommend Microsoft Dynamics GP to anyone looking for software that is easy to use and produces reliable and accurate data.

 
 
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