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Microsoft Dynamics GP
Vendor:Microsoft Business Solutions
Product Name:Microsoft Dynamics GP
Current Version Number:2012
Date Product First Released:1983
Short Product Description:
Backed by years of innovation, Microsoft Dynamics GP is a business management solution that brings people and systems together to help you run your business more efficiently. Combine comprehensive out-of-the box financial and operations management capabilities with rapid, flexible deployment options to get your organization up and running quickly and affordably.
Desktop Environments:
  • Windows Vista Business Edition, Ultimate Edition, or Enterprise Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista Business Edition, Ultimate Edition, or Enterprise Edition with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Professional SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Operating Systems:
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (64-bit) or Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2 (64-bit) or R2 Standard Edition SP2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP2 or R2 Enterprise Edition
Databases Supported:
  • SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition, Workgroup Edition, or Express Edition
  • SQL Server 2005 SP2 Standard Edition, Workgroup Edition, or Express Edition
  • SQL Server 2000 SP4 Standard Edition or Workgroup Edition MSDE 2000 SP4
Software Only Price Range:$25,000
Software Pricing: Important Considerations.
Geographic Availability:United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Australia
Target Business Revenue:
$51 MM to $100 MM
Target Number of Employees:
1 - 500 employees
Product Introduction:
Microsoft Dynamics GP enables you to run your business the way you want to.

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a richly featured business management solution that allows you to use familiar, powerful software to operate and grow your business. Microsoft Dynamics GP removes needless obstacles to the productivity and effectiveness of the people and processes in your business. Connecting all your business processes in one streamlined, flexible management infrastructure, Microsoft Dynamics GP allows your people to do their jobs in the way they like, at outstanding levels of productivity.

Microsoft Dynamics GP also provides you with ways to build stronger, more productive relationships with your key stakeholders - customers and trading partners.

The extensive reporting and collaborative capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics GP give you the information you need to make informed business decisions.

Microsoft Dynamics partners can also help you implement and fine-tune the solution to ensure that you reap the best possible results from it.

Empower people with familiar software.

Microsoft Dynamics GP presents the feel and functionality of familiar software your people use every day - Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Word, and Microsoft Office Excel. If your employees are comfortable with the Microsoft Office system programs, they will find their way with Microsoft Dynamics GP rapidly - they can perform their jobs with greater productivity and satisfaction, and achieve the business results you need with optimal efficiency.

Microsoft Dynamics GP not only presents the same user interface as Microsoft Office applications, but also lets you work with information from the business management solution directly within these Microsoft Office system programs.

Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to work the way people work, with personalized views to get the data they want when they need it. Time needed for training and familiarization is minimized - people can start working efficiently with Microsoft Dynamics GP quickly. Learn more about how the familiar design and functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP can empower your people by visiting our web.

Generate optimal value from all of your systems.

Working with and like the software systems you already own, Microsoft Dynamics GP can quickly become a core element of a seamless business management infrastructure. The latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP works with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to facilitate collaboration and communication among your employees and with trading partners and customers. There are many aspects of what makes Microsoft Dynamics GP a great fit with your other technologies and many ways to benefit from them.

Microsoft Dynamics GP gives you an excellent return on your technology investment by integrating with

  • Microsoft Office system applications
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Microsoft Retail Management Systems (RMS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Express Edition
  • Microsoft FRx
  • Windows Server and
  • Small Business Server

Customization tools assist your information technology (IT) staff or Authorized Microsoft Dynamics GP partner in adapting the business management solution to your specific requirements. See how Microsoft Dynamics GP can add value to your business within your existing software environment by visiting our web

Drive business productivity.

In your business, Microsoft Dynamics GP can help you realize the productivity goals you have for people and processes. Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 takes automation to a new level, freeing people to focus on the most critical tasks. The solution also offers many avenues to boost the business value of information and key relationships with partners and customers. Microsoft Dynamics GP lets you automate and standardize many recurring tasks, so they can take place more consistently and reliably, and with a minimal drain on your resources.

Employees, trading partners, vendors, and customers can collaborate amongst themselves or engage with your business, transcending departmental, organizational, and geographic boundaries to exchange insight and access business functions at any time, from any location. The vast Microsoft Dynamics partner community offers the expertise and resources to extend Microsoft Dynamics GP with solutions that address challenges in your industry and market. Learn how you can be more productive with Microsoft Dynamics GP by visiting our web site.

Enable confident decision-making.

Decisions - strategic, tactical, and granular - drive and define both the direction of your business and the activities that take place within it every day. Microsoft Dynamics GP gives decision-makers at every level and in all areas of your business the means to gain practical, relevant insight and determine the best course of action. With Microsoft Dynamics GP, you can devise a rapid and successful response to changing business conditions and emerging market trends. Current, complete information from all areas of your business is available for comprehensive reporting and analysis, so you can make sound decisions based on all pertinent factors.

Microsoft Dynamics GP includes a large number of pre-formatted reports, supports reporting with Office Excel and SQL Server analytical capabilities, and lets you efficiently publish and broadcast reports to your audiences anywhere in the most practical and compelling format. You can use familiar, efficient Microsoft Dynamics GP reporting tools to monitor and drive business performance and ensure consistent compliance with regulation or corporate quality standards. See how Microsoft Dynamics GP can optimize decision-making processes in your organization by visiting our web site.
Product Strengths:
Improve your financial management capabilities.

Microsoft Dynamics GP offers financial management functionality that ranges from general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable modules to bank reporting, cash flow management, and reconciliation. Employees can maximize accuracy through flexible, automated approval routings tailored to their roles, and by analyzing information according to specific criteria. Your business benefits by gaining an accounting solution that reflects updates instantaneously.

Enable faster, more informed business decisions.

Microsoft Dynamics GP delivers business intelligence capabilities through a broad range of flexible, customizable analytics, reporting, and budgeting options to meet your company's needs; from advanced consolidation analysis to the simplest reporting requests. Microsoft Dynamics GP applications tap into powerful reporting, analysis, and budgeting tools; providing real-time insight into the critical information needed for smarter, faster business decisions.

When you integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, employees can access and analyze data, whether they are working within Microsoft Dynamics GP or in another application. They can easily create and deploy Office Excel reports to Office SharePoint Server, expand report writing flexibility with more than 75 Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services reports, and generate easy-to-use deployment wizards for SQL Server Reporting Services reports and Office Excel reports. Your organization can efficiently deliver the right information to more employees so that they can make the right decisions "strategic or tactical" every day.

Move key processes online and foster collaboration throughout your business.

Built on .NET technologies, Business Portal in Microsoft Dynamics GP allows your people to access data and processes from a Web-based portal on your company's intranet or extranet. The portal enables employees to extend applications, information, and businesses processes to coworkers, customers, and partners across the organization, based on their unique roles, in a highly secure manner.

Microsoft Dynamics GP also integrates with Office SharePoint Server 2007 to enable fast-moving, online workflows and empower people to access, search, organize, and share data from within Microsoft Dynamics GP and other applications. That integration provides an enhanced experience of productivity to employees and teams.

Work with familiar software for a seamless user experience.

Microsoft Dynamics GP works like and provides a high level of integration with other widely-familiar tools, such as the Microsoft Office system and Microsoft SQL Server. This allows people across your organization to extend existing skills to new business processes and more effective ways of working. User interface enhancements in Microsoft Dynamics GP, such as Action Panes that enable people to access RoleTailored information and perform actions on daily tasks, simplify the way people use the solution. Your employees can spend less time on redundant administrative tasks, and more time helping to move your business forward.
Applications:
With assistance from your Microsoft partner, you can choose from two editions of pre-selected (packaged) software functionality available for Microsoft Dynamics GP. When you select an edition, you license the number of users you need to utilize the components. If you need functionality in addition to what's included in the edition you choose, you have the flexibility to add select components. For additional information and product brochures regarding applications provided please visit our web site or talk to a Microsoft Dynamics GP reseller.
Company Mission Statement:
At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.
Firm Description:
At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We run our business in much the same way, and believe our three core business divisions offer the greatest potential to serve our customers. They are:

  • Platform, Products and Services Division: Includes the Client Group, the Server & Tools Group, and the Online Services Group
  • Business Division: Includes the Information Worker Group, the Microsoft Business Solutions Group, and the Unified Communications Group
  • Entertainment and Devices Division: Includes the Home and Entertainment Group and the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group

The success of your company is directly related to the success of the people who work for you. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that enable your people to make important business decisions with greater confidence. Microsoft Dynamics works like and with familiar Microsoft software - easing adoption and reducing the risks inherent with implementing a new solution. These solutions automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that can help you drive business success.
Industry Strengths:
  • Construction: Effective management of projects with multiple sites and customers for general contractors and homebuilders.
  • High Tech and Electronics Manufacturing: Streamline production and minimize inventory-carrying costs while managing all processes more effectively.
  • Distribution: Drive down costs for distributing manufactured goods by integrating business and financial systems with the warehouse.
  • Not-for-Profit: Automate not-for-profit administration and processes, and provide timely reports.
  • Education: Improve teaching and learning opportunities for instructors and students while improving administration efficiency.
  • Professional Services: Increased profitability and unmatched client service for accounting, legal and business consultants.
  • Government: Efficient constituent service and information sharing for state, city and local government agencies.
  • Retail: Manage retail products, processes, and relationships for greater profitability.
  • Healthcare Providers: Improved financial and business processes and cost-effective care for hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities.
ASP Support:
A number of certified Microsoft partners offer hosting services for a wide range of Microsoft products. For additional information please contact a local Microsoft Dynamics professional.
Consulting Services:
Microsoft and its extensive network of business partners will assist you at every stage of your software selection project. Local business partners provide front-line consulting services, but if your project is particularly complex, Microsoft will bring into the project highly trained and knowledgeable consultants to provide the expertise your require.
Internet and e-Business Services:
Business Solutions Catalogue

Download the Business Solutions Catalogue for a menu of trusted, lower-risk solutions for faster implementation and simpler maintenance. These solutions complement the core Microsoft Dynamics products by integrating with Independent Software Vendor products, enabling you to work with the familiar interfaces. The software vendors developed these solutions for your specific industry and region as they are the experts of the local industry regulations and language. For additional information please visit the July 2008 Business Solutions Catalogue with all Certified for Microsoft Dynamics solutions listed.
Technical Services:
Microsoft and its highly trained partners offer a complete range of technical and consulting services designed to meet the needs of each individual client.
Implementation:
Comprehensive implementation services are offered by Microsoft partners. For additional information please contact your local Microsoft Dynamics GP professional.
Training:
Training for Microsoft Dynamics and Related Business Products

Whether you're just beginning to learn about Microsoft Dynamics or a related business product, or are a seasoned veteran in need of a quick refresher, Microsoft provides a wealth of training opportunities designed to increase your knowledge and productivity. From classroom to Internet-based learning, Microsoft and Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions provide high-quality training when you need it, and how you need it.

  • E-Learning: Online E-Learning for Microsoft Dynamics and related business products is available to the public through Microsoft Learning. E-Learning for Microsoft Dynamics provides a simple and effective way for you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. Take E-Learning to improve your technical product skills or learn application functionality to prepare for a new job or a certification exam. E-Learning also gives you an opportunity to fully understand and apply the potential of all the features and functions of the Microsoft Dynamics products.
  • Classroom Training: Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions provide classroom training in regions worldwide. A live, interactive training environment facilitated by Microsoft Certified Trainers will help you gain a solid understanding of Microsoft Dynamics and related business products. Courses range from introductory information to advanced topics. You'll see demonstrations, hear presentations, gain product expertise, and participate in hands-on activities. You can also learn from discussions with other attendees. Please visit our web site or talk to a local Microsoft Dynamics GP professional.
  • Additional customer and partner training options: As a benefit of being enrolled in the Business Ready Enhancement Plan or other customer service plan, Microsoft Dynamics customers can access unlimited online training by logging on to Customer Source. Partners enrolled in a Partner Service Plan for Microsoft Dynamics also receive unlimited organization access to online training through Partner Source Unlimited online training includes the following new benefits for all customers and partners enrolled in a service plan for Microsoft Dynamics.

E-Learning Options: Get convenient and thorough online training on specific topic areas such as how to use a product module from anywhere, at any time. This training is available in the English language only.
  • Training materials: Download training materials that can be used as a study tool or as a desktop reference. These materials are available in multiple languages.
  • Training materials and local functionality: Ongoing addendums available for select training material titles are designed to deliver content about local functionality within a given country. These materials are available primarily in English, and also in some in other languages.
  • "What's New" training materials: Use these materials to get up to speed when your company updates to a new product version. These update aids are available in English, with a few titles translated into other languages. This content is available in a printed manual format. For some product versions, the content is available as E-Learning.
  • Learning Plans: Take advantage of training roadmaps that help individuals easily find the training they need. These roadmaps outline every training and certification option available for each Microsoft Dynamics product module (available in English language only).
Support:
Take advantage of award-winning support services to help keep your people working efficiently: Self and peer support options offer your team around-the-clock access to online assistance, product updates, tips and tricks, support hot topics, and more. Customer Source is a password-protected site for customers using Microsoft Dynamics and related business products, provided as a benefit of a service plan. Use it to search the knowledge base, download updates, view online training and find other information resources virtually 24 hours a day.

When personal support is required, service technicians can resolve most requests quickly and directly, and Microsoft guarantees a specific response time on others. In addition, you can count on ongoing support from your local Microsoft service partner.

With Business Ready Customer Care Microsoft has established a new standard for customer service by extending support for the Microsoft Dynamics line of business management solutions beyond industry practices--to a full 10 years of extended product support. This initiative is an example of the unyielding commitment that Microsoft has to its Microsoft Dynamics customers. As a Microsoft Dynamics customer, you can be assured your solutions will continue to be supported as your business grows and evolves. Service offerings may vary by country. If you live outside of the United States or Canada, please visit the Microsoft Dynamics worldwide locations page or contact your local channel partner for more information on available service options.

Service plans for Microsoft Dynamics also include service and support for related software that may be packaged with the license, such as Crystal Reports or Microsoft FRx. The Microsoft Dynamics public community enables partners and customers to solve real-world problems through a peer-to-peer exchange of ideas, experience, and resources. Visit the Microsoft Dynamics Community.

Every Microsoft Dynamics partner offers a wide range of support options that can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.
Application Development:
Many Microsoft Dynamics partners offer applications development services to tailor Dynamics GP to your specific requirements. For additional information please contact a Dynamics GP partner.
Additional Services:
  • Business Communities: Learn from and collaborate with individuals who work in the same way you do. The business communities are a great way to meet and collaborate with others who work in finance, sales and marketing, or customer service roles.
  • Customer Service: The new Microsoft Dynamics Customer Service community is a rich online resource designed specifically for professionals like you.
  • Finance: Interact with other Finance Professionals via the Blogs, Forums, and Networking tools; learn more about the topics of most interest to you via the Featured Articles and Expert Columns.
  • Sales and Marketing: Calling all sales & marketing professionals, join the new Microsoft Dynamics Sales & Marketing Community today to collaborate, share and learn.
  • Technical Communities: Online technical communities for the Microsoft Dynamics products and technologies. Visit them for access to technical newsgroups, connection with MVPs and other product information. These communities target those who implement, develop, or support Microsoft Dynamics products.
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