Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for mixed-mode manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

About This Report

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 certified by: Gabriel Gheorghiu, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers; Aleksey Osintsev, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers
Demonstration conducted by: Jake Laux, Technical Lead, Microsoft; Tammy Torgerson, Escalation Engineer, Microsoft; Pam Peterson, Senior Technical Lead, Microsoft; Ryan Kleven, Senior Support Engineer, Microsoft; Rhonda Sutliff, Technical Lead, Microsoft
 
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for mixed-mode manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The ERP Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP for mixedmode manufacturing software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s request for information (RFI). Certification ensures that product capabilities have been demonstrated to TEC analysts based on the responses Microsoft provided in its completed TEC RFI; and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 RFI data against known benchmarks.
 
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Report Contents

Background and Analyst View

Great Plains Software created Great Plains, one of the first accounting packages in the United States, in the early 1980s. The initial disk operating system (DOS)-based version was converted into a Windows-based accounting system in the 1990s. Great Plains Software acquired Solomon Software in 1999, and Microsoft acquired Great Plains Software two years later, in 2001, and Navision Software in 2002.
 
When acquired by Microsoft, Great Plains Software had three products in its offering: Great Plains Dynamics, Great Plains eEnterprise, and Small Business Financials. Several years later, the two main products (Dynamics and eEnterprise) merged to form Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains (GP). Read more
 

Benchmark Results for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 solution in the small business software space. Get the results
 
 

Product Review: Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

 
Ease of use
Workflow Design
Ease of Implementation
Innovation
 
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TEC Analyst Observations on Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

The new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP brings new functionality created by Microsoft based on customer feedback and market research. The enhancements in version 10.0 can be separated into two major categories: technical (briefly described in the Product Highlights section of this report) and functional (discussed in the Product Analysis section). There are also new general features, which apply to any Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation, and regional enhancements, such as HR-specific features for the Andean region, Argentina, Canada, Belgium, and Chile.
 
Concerning functionality specific to mixed-mode manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 can be a very good choice for the mixed-mode manufacturing needs of manufacturers, due to its strength in the key modules (including Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Quality Management, and Sales Management). Companies focusing more on process manufacturing should analyze in more detail the Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 offering and determine whether the level of support offered is sufficient for them. Also, such manufacturing companies should take into consideration that Microsoft partners provide enhanced solutions for process manufacturing based on Microsoft GP. Read more
 
 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
  • Financials
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Process Manufacturing Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sales Management
 
 
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