Microsoft Dynamics GP - Overview

Microsoft Dynamics GP ("Great Plains") is a comprehensive business management solution built on the highly scalable and affordable platform of Microsoft technologies. It offers a cost-effective solution for managing and integrating finances, e-commerce, supply chain, manufacturing, project accounting, field service, customer relationships, and human resources.

Microsoft Great Plains is easy to deploy and configure, and with its modular approach you can license only the functions you currently need, with the option of adding users and additional capabilities in the future.

Financial management
Microsoft Great Plains provides detailed financial management options that range from general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable modules to bank reporting, cash flow management, and easy reconciliation. Employees can analyze financial data by whatever criteria they require, while the company gains an accounting solution that reflects changes instantaneously.

Cashflow Calendar

Illustration: View cash inflows and outflows from a calendar-based interface with extensive drill-down capabilities.

Microsoft Business Solutions for Analytics–Great Plains provides 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. Its applications tap into the most powerful reporting, analysis, and budgeting tools available—providing real-time insight into the critical information needed for smarter, faster business decisions.

Analysis cubes for Excel.

Illustration: Generate interactive reports faster, and reduce administrative tasks with automated report building and processing.

Business portal
Built on Microsoft .NET technologies, Microsoft Business Solutions Business Portal integrates with Microsoft Great Plains, so data and processes can be accessed from a Web-based portal. This lets you extend the appropriate applications, information, and processes to employees, customers, and partners across the enterprise, based on their unique roles.

Business Portal Query

Illustration: Provide employees and partners with secure, browser-based access to consolidated financial information, customer data, inventory queries, purchasing reports, and much more.

Integration with widely-familiar applications
Microsoft Great Plains also provides a high level of integration with other familiar tools. Employees can view and share Microsoft Great Plains data from within Microsoft Office applications, or view budgeting, planning, and reporting from a web browser. And because all of the components are integrated, information is automatically shared across applications. This helps eliminate time wasted on redundant administrative tasks.

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