Microsoft Dynamics GP Distribution Accounting Software


 

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 - Reminders and Dashboards
    Reminders and Dashboards
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP - Ad Hoc Queries
    Ad Hoc Queries
  • 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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Seana from Continuing Care
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Clunky and complicated

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I find this software to be complicated and not at all user friendly. It seems like you have to repeat information in several different area's that should just flow from one to another.

Pros

I like that you can export your reports in many formats. I use the pdf and csv formats often.

Cons

You have to repeatedly input information. I think it should flow from one page to the next.

 
 

Tracey from Kitsap Public Health
Specialty: Government Agencies
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Dynamics GP for Government (Version GP 2010)

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The basic accounting functions are fine and compares well to peers.

 
 

Desiree from Charming shark
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

GP Dynamics

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I have been using Great Plains product for over 25 years. It was one of the first companies to offer flexibility for company growth without limitations.

Pros

I love the security , and reports that can be created and exported to excel. Works great with Microsoft office suite since it is Microsoft owned

Cons

Learning curve getting use to. Very detailed setting up. Requires partner to install and support.

 
 

Ron from Montgomery YMCA and Alabama 911 Board
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great Program

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Very good program
Functionality is better than any program I have used

Pros

Extremely easy to use for a variety of situations. Never had any unexpected errors as we did with other programs. Used it for 23 Branches and 15 program areas.
The ability to design your on statements with the report writer was great

Cons

Pricey
Needs its own budget program.
We had to design one and import/integrate the numbers in which was a headache

 
 

Elaine from Digital Ally Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

I recommend Microsoft Dynamics GP

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I've used this software for 6 years and expect to keep doing so. There is so much support from our Microsoft partner and GPUG.

Pros

I love the smartlists. I also love the adding products available to handle situations like sales taxes.

Cons

There are many different reporting options available to use but are there ever really enough.

Advice to Others

Visit GPUG.com and look around and see the user's point of view of what the product is about and how it can help you instead of a sales point of view.

 
 

Madubuchi from City Harvest
Specialty: Food & beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Microsoft Gp

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This software is decent for accounting but becomes difficult to use when it comes with the distribution.

Pros

The customer service.

Cons

Difficult to use

 
 

RADU from RADU ILIE & ASSOC.
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Good

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Good - it is reliable and easy to use but I do have limited exposure

 
 

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

Purchasing and Sales Module

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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

 
 
 
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