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 an ideal fit for engineer-to-order, complex configure-to-order or batch manufacturing environments.
Microsoft offers 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 for 2015 was recently released, and it offers users many new features and benefits. Among them:
As of July 1, 2014, there has been a user price increase on the following license models and editions: Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV MBL Professional, MBL User Based Pricing, and BRL Business Essentials.
Microsoft released Dynamics GP 2013 in late 2012, and updated the product twice during 2013. Now the company is planning to release the R2 version of Dynamics GP 2013 early this year. The plan is for the updated R2 version to introduce companion apps as well as improve workflow and identity management functions.