Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains)


 

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a financial accounting system designed to meet the requirements of small to midsize businesses. Microsoft Dynamics GP was originally developed by North Dakota-based Great Plains Software and was acquired by Microsoft in 2001.

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. 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. 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, Windows 8, Windows 10

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michael from Interra Homes LLC
Specialty: Transportation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Accountant

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

-GP has a great user interface
-It is easy to both teach and learn the software
-Can generate lots of reports
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Cons

-It can be time consuming to correct simple keying errors
-The training did not cover all the aspects we needed

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Lewis from UNEECO Paper products
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Solomon Iv

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Functionality

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Pros

Has all accounting features,
Best for manufacturing/production
Accounts for all raw materials for manufacturing through ease of use in the inventory

Cons

Poor customer support
No ease of upgrade
Frequent error messages after longterm use which freeze or quits the system

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Joseph from Neundorfer, Inc.
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Good ability to drill down it details.

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

Pros

The software is relatively friendly for accountants. It allows you to drill down in the details of transactions.

Cons

The software is not as friendly or intuitive for those inputting transactions. You really have to search when trying to find what all needs updated or input.

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Arshad from MS Society of Canada
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Easy to use, convenient to have web access, but lack of features

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A decent system to use, but was disappointing due to the lack of flexibility in terms of generating reports/export functions - not as great as I would have expected from a Microsoft product.

Pros

-Web access
-Single database
-Integration with a variety of reporting suites
-A widely use system since it is Microsoft based, and a huge community to get help with if there are any issues

Cons

Not truly web-based as it relies on the program to be housed on a server;
-Limited in terms of GL reports - cannot jump ranges of accounts, or have multiple ranges in a single report like our old system
-takes a while to load reports like SmartList Favourites, and does not have as much flexibility as our old system
-freezes quite a lot
-tax limitations on the Accounts Payable module
-Desktop version slow

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James from Biocare Medical LLC
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Senior Corporate Accountant

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I love GP. I have for years. I've been a GP consultant, and have been a user for eight years. Before making the decision to select an accounting package, ask such questions as: What types of financial statements do I want? How detailed do I want them? Do I want to create separate entities or will departments work? GP has a very simplistic, onboard report writer. But if you need the ability to customize your reports, you should consider FRx. I believe FRx may be called something different now. It has a very advanced set of allocation accounts that I highly recommend to anyone that has to allocate expenses.

Pros

t's role tailored software that's easy to implement and use
It looks and feels familiar to software your people use every day: Microsoft Office Excel, Outlook, and Word
It enables fast, relevant access to current and complete information about your business activities and operations
It goes beyond basic reporting and extends insight across your entire organization
It seamlessly integrates with your other technology platforms
It permits one to over 1,000 concurrent users
It's highly customizable with dozens of industry-specific solutions
It automates and standardizes recurring tasks
It's scalable, versatile and flexible

Cons

With respect to the allocations, once the expense is entered into the allocation account, you lose the ability to run any detail on just the total of the expense. It would be nice if you could run a trial balance on the allocation accounts the same way you can with regular accounts.
I've always thought security set up could be a bit simpler. It actually has gotten better through the years. Specifically, with eight separate entities, it would be nice to have a "master" setup where you could call up one group entity, assign the users rights, and then be finished. Currently, whenever I have a new user, I have to call up each individual entity and select all of the features I want the user to have. That means I have to do eight steps for each user.

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Breann from South Metro Fire Rescue
Specialty: Government Agencies
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Microsoft GP Review

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Pros

It's fairly easy to navigate and use. The system also interfaces with a lot of programs which fills the gaps for missing functionality.

Cons

The software is outdated and behind the times. The reporting feature is horrible, and I feel like we need to buy a lot of add ons to make this work for us.

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Lee from IC System Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great ERP for Small to MidSize Businesses

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Dynamics GP is an ERP that is flexible and dynamic. it provides all the tools a small to midsize business needs.

Pros

Easy and Intuitive UI that leads to quick learning curve for all areas of Accounting. GL, AP, and AR modules are top notch. Integrates with many 3rd party applications for seemless sharing of data to enhance BI needs.

Cons

Lots of windows and a slightly confusing card structure. SmartLists can be cumbersome to create, save, and manage.

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Elisa from Tecplot
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great Plains limitations

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Value for Money

Would not recommend this product.

Pros

I wish I could say something wonderful about this product but there are so many things that are not great.

Cons

Limitations: on amount of information allow to enter into fields in all modules, report writer is the worst.

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Rebekah from Georgia College & State University
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Awesome

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

This product has been super easy to learn how to use. I have enjoyed the interface and the ease of use.

Cons

It can take a while to pull up reports and perform other tasks. I would enjoy this more if I had more time to use it.

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Jeff from Eagle Pointe Homeowners
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

It is decent

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

This is not the worst accounting software that I have used before. I enjoy the interface and the design.

Cons

It is very slow to use. It took me a while to learn how to operate the system. I have not had a good time with customer support.

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Jeffrey from HydroLove
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2017

August 2017

It is amazing

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

It is the opposite of slow to use. Didn't take me a while to learn how to operate the system. I have had a good time with customer support.

Cons

There is nothing wrong with the software other than that it cannot be used online. I wish that was changed.

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Alan from Georgia College & State University
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Microsoft Dynamics is garbage.

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Value for Money

Cons

It is very slow to use. It took me a while to learn how to operate the system. I have not had a good time with customer support.

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Jamie from CISPRI
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Complex

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The internal controls are great. It overs security for the company because every step is tracked. It's also a big enough program for larger companies.

Cons

It is very difficult to navigate through and get the reports you want. We're always having to use other software programs to get the financial reports we need.

 
 

Eileen from Mizuho America Inc
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

User

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N/A

Like to have drilldown function

Pros

We use Microsoft Dynamics as our accounting software. We are a wholesale industry. We feel it is easy to use.

Cons

We think it has a limited search function. Like drill down the information to the original entries.

 
 

Vinay from Prime Communications
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Needs better built in reports

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Good controls with audit trail. Has good importing function for Journal entries and inventory receipts to facilitate a 3 way match.

Cons

Needs better reports built into the system and not reply solely on Management Reporter. Preexisting list of reports added to smartlist.

 
 

Natali from North Collier Fire District
Specialty: Government Agencies
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Average but it's the 2013 version

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I find this software to be cumbersome and not very user friendly when it comes to things that should flow easily like payroll. I also find the reporting isn't as easily manipulated for individuals that don't have the back-end database tables knowledge. Please keep in mind that we are still using the 2013 version and although our consultant has tried to help with things like smartlist; it's still not as comprehensive as many other systems on the market.

Pros

The accounting aspect is relatively easy to follow.

Cons

Reporting.

 
 

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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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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)

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

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

Cons

We have yet to find an add-on to handle our grant billing that isn't either too simple or too complex for our needs.
Reporting sucks.
Annual maintenance is expensive.

 
 

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

March 2017

March 2017

GP Dynamics

Ease-of-use

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Product Quality

Customer Support

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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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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

 
 
 
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Mahmoud Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

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John from Alpha Video
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

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Avinash from Avankia, LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2016

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Ed from SASCO Chemical Group, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2015

September 2015

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