Dynamics GP Consultant: customization design, support and upgrade

Aug 12 06:41 2008 Andrew Karasev Print This Article

Great Plains ERP or new name Microsoft Dynamics GP has large client base in US, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific, UK and South Africa.  It has also good MRP applications market share in Asia, especially in the countries, where English language is in use in business. 

As you would always like to have multiple options open in installing,Guest Posting implementing, customizing and modifying your Great Plains version, in this small publication we would like to give you more ground in this topic

1.       Great Plains Software Licenses Purchase.  There are three MBS centers: US, Ireland (Europe, Africa, Middle East), Singapore (Asia, Australia and Pacific).  You should locate Microsoft Dynamics GP Great Plains Reseller/Implementation Partner in your region accordingly.  Some companies, Alba Spectrum is an example are authorize in all centers and sell GP licenses Worldwide.  You can only acquire Great Plains licenses through Microsoft Dynamics GP VAR channel, they are not available from Microsoft Business Solutions directly to ensure GP implementation to be performed by Microsoft GP Certified Partner

2.       Great Plains Customization.  As typical mid-market ERP application Great Plains has good exposure to software programmers for custom development, integration and reports design.  We recommend you to review whitepapers on GP eConnect, as this tool is very friendly to C# or VB.Net developers.  If you are looking to make professional customization for your ERP, please check out with GP ISV partners, who provides Great Plains Dexterity programming services

3.       Great Plains Support.  Modern technologies, such as Web Sessions, VPN, RDC allow you to get Great Plains technician help remotely and save on consultant travel.  Remote support also theoretically could be done instantly on demand

4.       Great Plains Version Update.  GP Upgrade should be trusted to professional GP consultant.  To

give you just some Great Plains upgrade examples.  Upgrading to version 10.0, which is in time current – it is service pack sensitive.  For example, if you have GP CD 10.0, you can only upgrade with RTM version from GP 9.0 SP2, if you are taking upgrade path from 9.0 to 10.0

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Andrew Karasev
Andrew Karasev

Andrew Karasev, Alba Spectrum http://www.albaspectrum.com help@albaspectrum.com 1-866-528-0577, 1-630-961-5918, serving Great Plains USA and Canada nationwide.  Local service in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Diego.  Please visit our information portal Pegas Planet: http://www.pegasplanet.com .  If you need custom programming for GP, we are happy to help you with Dexterity, eConnect, VBA/Modifier, SQL Stored Procedures, Crystal Reports.  We also provide instant support to new and existing clients via web sessions for the customers in CA, IL, WI, NY, FL, IN, MI, TX, GA, NE, NM, AI, NC, SC, OR, WA, DC, DE, PA, VI, AZ, LA

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