(March 2019). YES, Microsoft Dynamics GP is actively being SUPPORTED and SOLD by Microsoft via authorized partners.
We expect that Microsoft Dynamics GP will continue to be supported and enhanced for many years to come, including an update later this year. (Anyone who says otherwise is either grossly miss-informed or selfishly bending the truth).
As Microsoft is actively promoting its new cloud-based Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP directly via its website, Microsoft is relying heavily on partners such as Endeavour Solutions to continue to promote and educate clients on the LONG TERM value of Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains). See below for the current product roadmap.
Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mid-market server-based ERP that is fast to implement, easy to configure and simple to use. Dynamics GP is used within large, small and mid-sized businesses on-premises, in a private cloud, or on Azure (Microsoft private cloud hosted).
The key to corporate growth is linked to the financial, operational and analytical technical base that ONLY a well-designed and properly implemented ERP system can provide. Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) is a MATURE PRODUCT that is proven, stable and safe. Despite Microsoft's marketing focus on launching new products and brands (Dynamics 365) into the market, Dynamics GP is still the largest within the Dynamics ERP family across Canada and USA, and is continually being enhanced and expanded by Microsoft's development team in Fargo ND. Microsoft Dynamics GP along with its strong ISV community (largest ERP ISV community in North America) and strong Office 365 and CRM integration has a broad line of integrated, adaptable business management capabilities that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that will help you drive business success.
GP users are encouraged to share their suggestions and ideas for GP features on Connect.Microsoft.com . Microsoft listens and takes these suggestions into consideration when developing new product functionality. In fact, over half of GP 2018 R2 new features came from the Connect website.
There has historically been a new release of Dynamics GP once or twice a year with GP 2015 R2 being released July 2015, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 in May 2016, GP 2016 R2 on December 1, 2016 and the current Dynamics GP 2018 R2which was released in October 2018. As seen in this GP 2018 R2 Roadmap, Microsoft is planning a future set of annual releases each year.
Note: Dynamics GP 10.0 and GP 2010, are both off of Microsoft mainstream support, though Endeavour will still support you. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 ended Microsoft mainstream support in July 2017. GP 2015 R2 ends mainstream support in April 2020. Now is the time to consider an upgrade to Dynamics GP 2018 or GP 2018 R2 to stay current.
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Microsoft Dynamics GP is one of the largest ERP systems in the market with over 47,000 customers around the world.
Endeavour specializes in advisory services, implementations, integration, custom development, end-user support and training designed to can help you reach your business vision and goals. Our ERP solutions are based on Microsoft Dynamics–GP (Great Plains), CRM, FRx/MR Reporting, SQL Reporting Services, and custom development. There are flexible deployment options (On premise, SaaS, Cloud etc.) as well as strong integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365-for-CRM and Office 365. We often help clients evaluate the relative merits of other ERP and CRM alternatives including a review of how Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM compare to NetSuite, ACCPAC, Dynamics 365 - AX, Dynamics NAV, Sage, Simply Accounting, SAP, Quickbooks, Freshbooks, and Salesforce.com.
With a solution based on Microsoft Dynamics technologies and Endeavour Solutions’ expertise, you can expect:
• Better value and trust in your ERP, CRM and integration partner
• Lower inventory levels
• Multi-currency and revaluations
• Reduction of outstanding receivables
• Integration with web based and mobile sales transactions
• Better financial control and improved cash flow
• Improved reporting
• New Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 web client works on all browsers including phones, tablets, PCs and Apple Mac
• Consolidated ‘view’ of business activities across multiple locations
• Efficient warranty and contract management
• Management of customer sales and service with an integrated CRM
• Activity based costing for time and billing project work
Endeavour Solutions works with small to mid-sized organizations to upgrade their accounting, ERP and CRM systems to achieve a more efficient and fully integrated system. Our Gold Partner status with Microsoft is due to our dedication to living out our values to provide the best service possible for our clients and walk away from projects that would not benefit from our services
Endeavour supports clients with a variety of current and past versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP including Dynamics GP 7.5, Dynamics GP 8.0, Dynamics GP 9.0, Dynamics GP 10.0, Dynamics GP 2010, Dynamics GP 2013, Dynamics GP 2015 R2, Dynamics GP 2016 and the current Dynamics GP 2016 R2. We support Dynamics CRM 3.0, Dynamics CRM 4.0, Dynamics CRM 2011, Dynamics CRM 2013, Dynamics CRM 2015, Dynamics CRM-Online, Dynamics CRM 2016, and the current Dynamics 365 for CRM Sales, Dynamics 365 for CRM Customer Service and, Dynamics 365 for CRM Field Service.
Contact Steve Ewing, Director Business Development to talk about our Dynamics GP upgrade assessment as a precursor to your next Microsoft Dynamics ERP upgrade.