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Dynamics GP Partner News: Great Plains Dexterity Programming

Microsoft Dynamics GP Great Plains customization work traditionally is being done in Dynamics GP Dexterity.  Dexterity itself is essential part of Great Plains ERP architecture: tables, forms, reports, fields, constants, strings, scripts, graphical objects, menus, scrolling windows.  

Microsoft Dexterity is sort of semi-proprietary technology and you have to be certified in Dex programming and software development to be ready for complex Dynamics GP customization projects.  If you have Dynamics GP ERP or MRP modules implemented in your organization, and you are now facing Great Plains modification, integration, reporting project, you need to understand Dynamics GP development tools selection options.  This small publication is for initial overview or highlights:


1.       Dexterity is the shell.  It is written in C++ programming language, which is portable to multiple computer platforms, and gives you certain level of computer graphics realization independence.  The independence, in turn places some restrictions on Dynamics GP Dexterity – Great Plains ReportWriter module is good illustration with its limited ability to support multi-line comments, text (very long) fields.  However Microsoft Business Solutions is catching up with eConnect, Web Service and other extensions to enable Dynamics GP objects for ecommerce developers as well as for generic X# and VB programmers community


2.       Dexterity Source code programming.  Dynamics GP Dexterity software development is typically outsourced to selected Dynamics GP technology partners, who are in Dexterity source code program.  These Dynamics GP ISV Partners usually carry Great Plains Dexterity Software Development factory, where project management is done in USA or Canada and end coding in India or Philippines


3.       Great Plains Customizations upgrade.  If you have Dex customization or add-on module, specially coded for you in the past, you should have the source code of this add-on: Dynamics.dic or Extract.dic with Sanscript codes in it.  If customization was developed in the past, it might be difficult to track the originFeature Articles, so you may decide to give us a call to help you sort it out

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