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Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Software Snapshot

Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP Manufacturing Software (formerly Manufacturing Great Plains) offers a cost-effective way for mid-market manufacturers to manage and integrate finances, e-commerce, supply chain, manufacturing, project accounting, field service, customer relationships and human resources. Microsoft Dynamics GP incorporates the familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office Outlook and it extends access to business information through Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Excel and Word. This manufacturing software product is oriented toward repetitive or assemble-to-order manufacturing, but is not a fit for engineer-to-order, complex configure-to-order or batch manufacturing environments.

There are two editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP: Business Essentials (BE) and Advanced Management (AM). Additional modules can be added to each edition to create a custom ERP software solution to meet a company’s particular business management needs. Microsoft Great Plains was acquired by Microsoft in April 2001 and re-branded as Microsoft Dynamics GP in December 2005. It has been on the market longer than any other high-end Windows-based accounting system, and is used by more than 41,000 customers. First released in 1993, the software has achieved a unique level of stability, maturity and technological leadership in its market segment.

Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP Software Highlights

  • Delivers a powerful financial and process management core with the ability to add vertical applications to create a customized solution for a variety of industries, including construction, distribution, education, government, health care, high-tech, professional services and retail
  • Provides robust functionality for companies that have outgrown QuickBooks or Peachtree,
  • Microsoft, along with its various partners, offers customized cloud computing solutions for their Microsoft Dyamics ERP software solutions, including subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) using a hosted server.
  • Modular pricing options based on user needs and budget
  • Not at all suitable for a job shop or job shop scheduling
  • Most GP resellers lack expertise in manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamic GP ERP Software Updates

May 2016:
The new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 release is now available. It is cloud-based and powered by HTML5. New capabilities:

  • Support for most west browsers
  • Support for varied devices (Windows, iPad, Android)
  • Eliminates the need for silverlight
  • Offers UI changes, Window Search and Office “banner”

January 2016:

The release date for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 is set for Spring 2016. New features for the release should include:

  • the new HTML5 web client, which will display Dynamics GP forms as HTML5 web pages. This way, Dynamics GP will be fully accessible from the Android tablet, OSX and Linux, and on any browser that supports HTML5, such as Edge, Chrome and Firefox.Export/Import SmartLists
  • Multi-tenant management
  • Many core function enhancements, such as HTTPS Support for Management Reporter Viewer, muulti-page scanning capability, enable Credit card Payment Type for Check Run Processing, and Document Attachment for Project Expenses
  • Business Intelligence Enhancements such as All-In-One Document Viewer for Inventory and Sales,Export/Import SmartLists, PowerBI charts on the GP Role Center
  • Improved ease of use, such as simpler setup for Analytical Accounting User Access Settings

January 2015:

Microsoft Dynamics GP for 2015 was recently released, and it offers users many new f eatures and benefits. Among them:

  • Secure tie-in betweem Micrsoft GP and Office 365; you even use the same logon for both
  • Security enhanced access to mobile devices
  • Easy drill-down capability to transaction details
  • Cloud, server or hybrid deployment available

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