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Great Plains: Strong Channel and Microsoft focus for Dynamic(s) Growth
Great Plains has established very strong branding and penetration within the Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) segment of the ERP market, with a large and loyal

great plains benchmark  Dynamic(s) Growth Vendor Summary Great Plains Software, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise business solutions for the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market. Great Plains offers e-business applications for financials, distribution, enterprise reporting, project accounting, e-commerce, human resources management, manufacturing, sales and marketing management, and customer service and support. Founded in 1981, with headquarters in Fargo, ND, USA, the Company is currently one of the fastest-growing

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