Great Plains Support: Switching From Gp Standard to Business Ready Licensing

Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP, or former name for this accounting application is Great Plains Dynamics.  With the competition increase, especially with the introduction of such small and mid-size business ERP as SAP Business One, Microsoft Business Solutions changes the licensing schema.  Now you can get so-called Business Ready license, where most of the Great Plains Dynamics GP modules are included.  Historically, however small GP customers are on Great Plains Dynamics GP Standard, where you had to pay for each module separate.  Of course, this paper is our unofficial opinion, based on our relations with existing Great Plains customers:

1.       GP Business Ready advantages.  If you have company growth and now you are looking forward to implement such Great Plains modules as Manufacturing, Collection Management, Fixed Assets, Multicurrency, Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Processing and others, you may benefit from the switch, especially considering relatively low cost to switch.  Consider the situation, when you currently have very basic Great Plains modules set: General Ledger, Payables Management, Receivables Management – that’s all, and you need additional functionality for your growing and becoming more complicated business processes

2.       Be defensive.  If you are staying with the same number of transactions in Great Plains Dynamics GP, then, you probably should stay with the GP Standard or Module based pricing.  New modules available through Business Ready program would not help you out or contribute to your current business processes, we assume that MRP and Manufacturing is not your specialization

3.       Manufacturing or Discrete Production.  In the case if you are in Manufacturing business, you may definitely win in switching to Great Plains Dynamics GP Business Ready licensing.  We assume that you are currently using inventory control and GP bill of materials modules to cover your Manufacturing business processes

4.       Annual Enhancement, DeLuxe support plans cost comparison.  If you are on Modules based model, then if you switch to Business Ready, you should calculate the cost of annual enhancement program, which you will have to pay each year to be enrolled into the program.  Typically switching to Business Ready license increases the annual support cost



Source by Andrew Karasev