Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP

ERP Software Package

3.8/5 (98 reviews)

Microsoft Dynamics GP Overview

Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) is a part of Microsoft Dynamic family which was designed for small and midsize business. It is a combination of business intelligence, collaboration and communication tools that connects the many moving parts of your organization, giving you better visibility into and control over what’s going on in your business.

Pricing

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Pricing options
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Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and 17 others, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Microsoft Dynamics GP Reviews

Overall rating
3.8/5
74% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Poor
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James X.

Senior Corporate Accountant

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/14
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Thanh t. N.

GP is a functional product, but the user experience is not the best

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/01
Review Source

Pros

The software is relatively easy to use. The biggest advantage of GP is probably it is a Microsoft product, meaning GP works well with other Microsoft products, such as the Office suite.

The learning curve is also not that steep if users are willing to learn through various blogs, videos (especially YouTube), and through Microsoft web site.

The price is very competitive, comparing to leading-edge solution such as Intacct or NetSuite.

Cons

I am a big fan of anything on the Cloud. Our controller spends lots of time to upgrade GP through different version over the years (GP is hosted either on premise or through third-party vendor's server. Of course the upgrade or any troubleshooting is not that bad with the right support from a third vendor. However, this is not value-added function in accounting/finance. If I have a choice nowadays, I will go with Intacct or NetSuite.

With a Cloud solution, users will have very little downtime. With an on-premise solution, at least in our experiences, we have lots of downtimes. Also for some reasons the software requires us to reboot the backend server from time to time due to software bugs.

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Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10
Una H.

Solid mid market ERP system

Reviewed on 2016/09/16
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

It is a comprehensive solution, with solid add-ons to compensate for deficits in the core system. We run a manufacturing operation with deep. multi level BOMs and FIFO costing, GP manages it very well. AP, AR and GL are solid.

The smartlists are a nice reporting tool, where you can drop the data into excel for easy analysis.

Cons

The front end has a clunky feel. On the back end trying to find the table the data is stored in takes a lot of time so the learning curve from a reporting sense is very long. The SQL tables are sparse - so you could end up having to add several tables to a query just so you can connect the one table you need. Report writing process is long and arduous initially. It is really expensive to upgrade. Other solutions in past lives have required minimal tech support to upgrade, this is a major process to upgrade and therefore very expensive.

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Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10
Judith F.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing Rave

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/12/06
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I am a true believer in Microsoft GP products. This accounting software, although a bit cumbersome to initially learn, is well worth the education. The ease with which you can navigate from customer related transactions, to back end AR functions, and over to strictly financial entries, is incomparable. Many accounting software systems, although quick and easy, do not give you a clear overview of distribution and coding layout. GP allows you to clearly access what has been recorded, and makes it easy to reverse anything if necessary. The "Smart List" is one of it's finest features. This tool allows you to not only access reports, but to streamline, and create reports that are tailored specifically for your needs. I believe this is one of the best systems out there for processing of manufactured goods, and inventory control. I highly recommend Microsoft Dynamics GP - Manufacturing!

Pros

Report Building
Distribution and coding clarity
Easy navigation
Excellent Customer support

Cons

Product does bog down occasionally, if too many people are on it ( usually more a month end kind of issue)
Very detailed - makes for slower learning of system **However, in the end is worth the work**

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Arshad Z.

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/15
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10

Microsoft Dynamics GP Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Value for money

Microsoft Dynamics GP is sold through a network of Value Added Resellers who provide planning, implementation, customization, and support services aimed at optimizing the solution for the individual needs of each customer.
Contact Microsoft for more information.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Features


  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Key features of Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • Advanced Distribution
  • Advanced Picking
  • Demand Planner
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Purchase Order Processing
  • Requisition Management
  • Sales Order Processing

Microsoft Dynamics GP FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Dynamics GP offer?

Microsoft Dynamics GP offers the following pricing plans:

Free Trial: Not Available

Microsoft Dynamics GP is sold through a network of Value Added Resellers who provide planning, implementation, customization, and support services aimed at optimizing the solution for the individual needs of each customer.
Contact Microsoft for more information.

Q. What are the main features of Microsoft Dynamics GP?

Microsoft Dynamics GP offers the following features:

  • Advanced Distribution
  • Advanced Picking
  • Demand Planner
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Purchase Order Processing
  • Requisition Management
  • Sales Order Processing

Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Dynamics GP?

Microsoft Dynamics GP has the following typical customers:

Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Microsoft Dynamics GP support?

Microsoft Dynamics GP supports the following languages:

Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Dynamics GP offer?

We do not have any information about what Microsoft Dynamics GP pricing plans

Q. Does Microsoft Dynamics GP support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Microsoft Dynamics GP supports

Q. What other apps does Microsoft Dynamics GP integrate with?

Microsoft Dynamics GP integrates with the following applications:

Astea Alliance, KeyedIn Projects, Nexus, Odyssee Sales, PROMYS CRM Help Desk PSA, Projector PSA, QCommission, SAP Concur, SutiExpense, myStaffingPro

Q. What level of support does Microsoft Dynamics GP offer?

We do not have any information about what support options Microsoft Dynamics GP has