Microsoft Dynamics GP Roadmap

Last month at the 2nd annual GPUG Amplify conference, Microsoft released a Roadmap for the future of Microsoft Dynamics GP, depicting the enhancements and the most recent changes. The Roadmap highlights the many years of success and functionalities that Microsoft has had since deploying Microsoft Dynamics GP. Improvements to Dynamics GP have included upgraded architecture, refined user interface to match the Microsoft Office user experience, expanded ERP and accounting functionality, and cloud capabilities.

Dynamics GP was originally developed by Great Plains Software. Dynamics Release 1.0 launched in 1993, and was one of the first U.S. accounting packages designed to be multi-user and to run on Windows as 32-bit software. In late 2000, Microsoft announced the purchase of Great Plains Software for $1.1 billion. This acquisition was completed in April 2001. Since then Microsoft has invested heavily in the further development of Dynamics GP. Today, Dynamics GP is delivered to over 48,000 customers through a network of more than 1,500 partners worldwide, each with unique industry expertise and knowledge of local needs.

Microsoft Dynamics GP seeks to help customers reduce the cost and complexity of growing their businesses by increasing productivity with great end-user experiences customized for each user; streamlining business processes through automation and efficient management tools; and by enabling new ways of working through secure collaboration and shared business processes between companies and their suppliers, customers, and partners. To better serve the needs of small and mid-sized business customers, Microsoft also supports a vibrant partner ecosystem that serves customers in specific industries and geographies. Lastly, Microsoft helps Dynamics GP customers derive maximum benefits from the Microsoft Cloud for business propositions.