Review of Microsoft Dynamics GP

April, 2013

Rating: 5/5

In a phrase, Microsoft Dynamics GP just works. It’s a great out-of-the box solution for Enterprise Resource Planning.

Confusingly, Microsoft have named multiple different products “Microsoft Dynamics” - Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and more.

Microsoft Dynamics GP is small business software that is designed to run your whole business (ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning). It is designed to work straight out of the box, covering your business finances, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, services, human resources, and with reporting and analytics.

Before you choose Microsoft Dynamics GP, here are the key things you need to know.

First, it is a popular, well-supported solution which makes it good for finding a partner. You are likely to need professional assistance in implementing an ERP solution, and Microsoft have a very large network of partners worldwide. Choose your partner carefully, as their assistance will be critical in setting up Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Second, Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to work out-of-the box. If you’re looking for a more customisable solution - try Microsoft Dynamics NAV which is more configurable, or many of the other alternatives.

Third, have a look at hosted options. If you are implementing a new ERP solution, I recommend you explore cloud or hosted options, which will dramatically reduce the IT effort you need to spend.

Finally, make sure you consider alternatives before engaging with a partner (who may be biased). Get independent advice, and look at the market. If you are considering Microsoft Dynamics GP, I also recommend SAP, who offer an excellent variety of small business ERP solutions.

The Sales Pitch

Whether you make widgets, sell services, or move merchandise, you depend on your people, and your people depend on the tools you give them. Microsoft Dynamics GP gives companies like yours complete control over finances, resources, and decision-defining information, while giving your employees everything they need to give their best.

Features

Human resources and payroll management, Financial management, Business intelligence and reporting, Supply chain management, Sales, service, and project management

Customers
350,000 customers

Shock Doctor, City Harvest, United Way, Dynamic Communities Inc., Emit Technologies, Thinking Maps, Pandora, California Strawberry Commission, Faribault Woolen Mill Co., SpectrumArt, UMI, Kauffman Center, CDS, Amalfi Semiconductor, AIS, Rypos, Uindy, Dr.Miracles, Syndiant, Truist, AMAX, CompassLearning, Redi-Mart, Distant Lands Coffee, Darnier MedTech, Auto-Chlor Services LLC, NRDC, Prim Water, NMSA, JSSI

Tech Information
Service Name
Dynamics GP
Parent Company
Microsoft
No. of Staff maintaining this service (estimated)
Large (500+ people)
Compliance
TRUSTe, ISO 27001, U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, SSAE16 SOC1 Type II
Service-level
99%
Support
Telephone, Online, Email, Community
Mobile Devices
Yes, Windows Phone App
Head Office
USA
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Alternatives
See also: ERP Software , PSA